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Old May 15th, 2007, 03:08 AM   #1001
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Let's enjoy the show.. cladding has started!
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Old May 15th, 2007, 03:23 AM   #1002
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Floor cracks ...

That floor cracks rumor could be a serious issue. I don't want to cause sleepless nights to you all, but I came across this quoted article:

"Weak floors Burj Dubai reinforced with carbon fiber"
- 29 March 2007 -

"Burj Dubai, the worlds highest tower under construction, is experiencing problems with its floor plates. Across the towers' entire height, floors need to be reinforced with carbon fiber materials. Sources within the project have confirmed this to the New Civil Engineer magazine.

This week, reports have emerged showing cracks in some floors. According to engineers, the problems are not dramatic. Another source, however, claimed significant aberrations in floor plates on the lower floors. Extra rebar should have been used on these locations, according to this source.

The carbon fibre reinforcement will be applied to the outsides of the floors. Andy Davids, engineer with Hyder, does not want to confirm the use of carbon fiber at this moment. He contends that "all sorts of technologies are being used in large projects of this kind nowadays". Hyder is involved in the construction of Burj Dubai. Burj Dubai is being built by a joint venture between Samsung, Besix and Arabtech."
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Old May 15th, 2007, 03:51 AM   #1003
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^thats an old article already posted. everythings ok. relax.
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Old May 15th, 2007, 03:51 AM   #1004
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This is the city of my dreans. Itīs pretty, wonderful and amazing
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Old May 15th, 2007, 06:59 AM   #1005
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I'm so sad! Why to cover this beaautiful naked?
We're stopping to see his bones and his veins...we we'll see only the skin or the make-up and we're always outside...never inside again
Hear, hear!

At least, for quite a while, the BD will be partly naked with both the skin and the inside being visible. When the skin/cladding's all over people will start to miss the beauty of the naked BD. So enjoy it's nudeness as long as you can!
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Old May 15th, 2007, 07:37 AM   #1006
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evryone is compete to become the tallest & biggest.huh..building the tallest skyscraper seems like stiff competition nowadays
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Old May 15th, 2007, 07:40 AM   #1007
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^yes Sears tower held it for so long. still does in my books. it has highest point on a skyscraper at 527m.
The Petronas towers i dont think deserved a worlds tallest title for there short time. The next was and still is taipei 101 at 509m but it still isnt as high as Sears Tower. The Burj Dubai will crap on all previous title holders by atleast 300m! I think it will be tallest for a loooong time!
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Old May 15th, 2007, 08:26 AM   #1008
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The thread has arond the same posts as Burj Dubai will hopefully have meters! (nice one CULLWALLA 1011)

Ember--you copied me about the "future" thing if i am not mistaken, i wasent going to make a big deal about it but jeez now you look like a jackass lol
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Old May 15th, 2007, 11:09 AM   #1009
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That floor cracks rumor could be a serious issue. I don't want to cause sleepless nights to you all, but I came across this quoted article:

"Weak floors Burj Dubai reinforced with carbon fiber"
- 29 March 2007 -

"Burj Dubai, the worlds highest tower under construction, is experiencing problems with its floor plates. Across the towers' entire height, floors need to be reinforced with carbon fiber materials. Sources within the project have confirmed this to the New Civil Engineer magazine.

This week, reports have emerged showing cracks in some floors. According to engineers, the problems are not dramatic. Another source, however, claimed significant aberrations in floor plates on the lower floors. Extra rebar should have been used on these locations, according to this source.

The carbon fibre reinforcement will be applied to the outsides of the floors. Andy Davids, engineer with Hyder, does not want to confirm the use of carbon fiber at this moment. He contends that "all sorts of technologies are being used in large projects of this kind nowadays". Hyder is involved in the construction of Burj Dubai. Burj Dubai is being built by a joint venture between Samsung, Besix and Arabtech."
Carbon fibers are about three to six times stronger than the strongest steel (upto 3000 N/mm2 instead of 500 N/mm2 for steel). After installing them everyting will be ok. Maybe they installed them to give the building extra support if thy go for the 1000+ option. Remember the building was origianally designed for 700 meter.
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Old May 15th, 2007, 11:51 AM   #1010
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HEY SOMEONE RIPPED OFF MY "WELCOME TO THE FUTURE" EDIT OF THE BURJ DUBAI IN PAINT! PFFT. LOL

And didn't you ripped off someone elses taken picture whithout even giving credit for it?
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Old May 15th, 2007, 02:19 PM   #1011
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Using fibres is still a rather new technology in concrete. Although fibres seem to be stronger, you still have to see at the whole picture of fibres and concrete working together.
If there are cracks, then someone has miscalculated or it can also be caused by the high temperatures in Dubai, then someone has mis-concreted ;-)
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Old May 15th, 2007, 03:00 PM   #1012
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Cladding looks very dark to me.. black windows??
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Old May 15th, 2007, 03:13 PM   #1013
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Desperately now trying to get him drunk enough to let his guard down, he didn't falter with his determination not to say, although later on in the evening he did make me a bet that if I could guess what his favorite architect was, he would tell me the final height of the BD. The only clues I was given is that 'he' was 'British' and that he was envolved in some of the most spectacular achitectural designs in the world.
Anyway researching like mad, I emailed him the answer yesterday and he phoned me this morning, firstly making me swear on my fathers life that I would not disclose the figure with anyone, the height of the Burj Dubai Tower!
Hi Sky Tower, Awesome story. Who was the architect?

Was it Norman Foster?

Such an impressive building.

Cheers.
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Old May 15th, 2007, 03:51 PM   #1014
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Hi Sky Tower, Awesome story. Who was the architect?

Was it Norman Foster?

Such an impressive building.

Cheers.
its got to be norman foster hasnt it!

who else could it be
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Old May 15th, 2007, 04:32 PM   #1015
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there are more, richard rogers for example...
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Old May 15th, 2007, 04:42 PM   #1016
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And didn't you ripped off someone elses taken picture whithout even giving credit for it?
No, not as far as im aware.
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Old May 15th, 2007, 05:04 PM   #1017
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Thanks for the update. I never thought it was that tall already. Btw, does anyone know anything about the new proposal of the possible future-tallest in Dubai? The one over 1200 meters tall? I saw it first in the SkyscaperPage.com. Is it only a scetch or are they really gonna build it? Here should be a thread of it.
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Old May 15th, 2007, 05:40 PM   #1018
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how deep have burjdubai skyscraper foundations?
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Old May 15th, 2007, 05:50 PM   #1019
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I see, they are very far with the construction!

This will be a great tower.
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Old May 15th, 2007, 05:57 PM   #1020
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how deep have burjdubai skyscraper foundations?
I think it was something like 80m. I may be wrong i know i read about it somewhere.
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