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Old May 19th, 2007, 09:36 PM   #1261
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Haha, I think Imre has changed since when we met in April 2006.


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Old May 19th, 2007, 10:51 PM   #1262
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^ I'm pretty sure I see the 127th floor completed.
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Old May 20th, 2007, 01:02 AM   #1263
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Hehehe, Imre looks like typical Magyar on Dalmatian coast in Croatia...
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Old May 20th, 2007, 07:55 AM   #1264
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yes def 127floors. 456m, goodbye Petronas. only 509m taipei101 left to surpass and i suppose 527m Sears antenna to be undisputed champion.
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Old May 20th, 2007, 01:37 PM   #1265
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Finaly!! the face off Imre !!!

Man you look coowl !!
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Old May 20th, 2007, 02:30 PM   #1266
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Current floor count: 128
Current height: 460,1 meters

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Old May 20th, 2007, 02:31 PM   #1267
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Burj Dubai




Creating the tallest man-made structure in history is not only a commercially driven decision – it sends a message to the world that you mean business when it comes to thinking big. But ever since it was announced that the Burj Dubai would break a string of height-related construction records, the precise details have been shrouded in mystery. Matt Slater attempts to separate fact from fiction when it comes to why the Burj Dubai was built, whether it will be completed on time, if it will stand the test of time and just how high it will be.

When it comes to putting a figure on the eventual height of the Burj Dubai, those claiming to have insider knowledge will, with great authority, state the building will eventually rise to the jaw-dropping height of 808 metres. It is a number that has been in hundreds of reports in the past 12 months, but the truth is that hardly anyone knows the exact figure. And if you try asking staff at the Burj Dubai sales centre or anyone working on the site, their answer will almost always be the same: ‘We just don’t know’.

But one man who does know is Greg Sang – project manager of Burj Dubai – and when Time Out spoke to him in the shadow of the already 448.1 metre-high business and residential tower he was willing to give us the latest – and was quick to play down the hype.

Right, come on then, how big is it going to be? 808metres I believe?

I don’t know where that figure came from. This is what I can tell you – it is going to be higher than 700 metres.

Definitely not above 800 metres then? So, how about 707 metres, or maybe 777m?

It is going to be taller than 700m. The decision has not been taken on when we will reveal the exact height. I have told you that much and that is all I can say.

According to a lot of reports it is only going to be the tallest in the world for a few weeks. Will you have to keep adding bits on the top to keep up with the opposition?

You hear that buildings are being built in places like Kuwait, Bahrain and elsewhere that are going to be the tallest, but has work started on any of them yet? You can look at the Burj Dubai and see it is getting taller all the time. When we are finished, Burj Dubai will hold several official records such as the tallest freestanding structure in the world – you can count on that.

What is the point in building the Burj Dubai? Is it an ego thing?

There are several reasons, and, of course, one objective is to create the tallest building on the planet. But the company has shareholders and so it has to be profitable. It is a mainly residential building and so it will be a spectacular place to live. It has not just been built to create records – that is one thing a lot of people get wrong. Also we see it as the focal point of the whole Downtown Dubai area, which will have hotels, offices, a shopping mall and other residential areas.

In the past couple of years Dubai has been hit by some fairly sizeable aftershocks from Iranian earthquakes, and the UAE authorities have set up a centre dedicated to monitoring tremors. Is there a chance the Burj Dubai will come crashing down?

This is something that does need clearing up. It is actually the case that smaller buildings are more at risk if an earthquake happens. It is all to do with what we call the frequency. If you imagine a block on top of rows of marble, the taller the block is the more rigid it is. The Burj Dubai is very, very safe.

How about other factors? When you are building at such a height then the weather must be an issue?

We would never just carry on working regardless. If the winds become too strong, then we shut down. In that case we will just have to work harder to meet deadlines. When people speculate about problems we have had or difficulties in the future, then they usually miss the things that are true. For example, there is only one way on and one way out to transport material up the tower and that does create a problem. This project is a big challenge – but in the end we will prove all of the doubters wrong. This year we had to contend with a delay in getting work on the cladding of the Burj Dubai started but we are getting back on track and it will not delay us from the completion date we have now set.

A lot of people have bought homes in the Burj Dubai, and in the past the completion date has been changed? Do you have a final date now and will they be ready on time? Also, when will you officially beat the current height record?

In terms of taking the record then we are saying it will be September this year, and I am sure there will be some sort of event to recognise that achievement. The date for finishing the building is the end of 2008. There are people saying that will not happen, but we will do it.

Will people be moving in at the end of 2008? I am 100 per cent confident that they will.


Mine’s bigger than yours


When it comes to topping the records that will be set by Burj Dubai there are three contenders lining up – and all are in the Middle East. Both Bahrain and Kuwait say they will be taking a shot at building a taller structure than the Burj Dubai, but as of yet work has not started – although rumour has it that ground will be broken in Kuwait with an aim to go past the 1000m mark.

However, the main challenger looks likely to rise up just a few miles from the Burj Dubai site. Nakheel confirmed to Time Out that it is going to build a super structure somewhere in the city that will be ‘very tall’, but refused to comment on what exactly that means. ‘At this stage, we can say that the project will go ahead, although the location has yet to be confirmed,’ says a spokesman for the company. ‘Anything to do with height cannot be discussed at this stage, although we will be making an announcement when the site is decided.’

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Old May 20th, 2007, 02:31 PM   #1268
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great article imre

with 128F we've 10 floors until the next setback when i remember right

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Old May 20th, 2007, 03:01 PM   #1269
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Ladies

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Old May 20th, 2007, 03:14 PM   #1270
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Old May 20th, 2007, 03:20 PM   #1271
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Wonderful shots Tom, and thanks for the interview Time out Dubai.
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Old May 20th, 2007, 03:26 PM   #1272
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Those crane drivers would have the best view in the world but probably one of the worst jobs, so much responsibilty and concentration
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Old May 20th, 2007, 03:37 PM   #1273
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gigantic pics! that are the best night-shots i've ever seen from that tower!
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Old May 20th, 2007, 03:59 PM   #1274
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Day for day i love this thing even more! Wanna make a basejump from the top of it when it's completed Maybe I'm flying 1000metres to the ground then?!
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Old May 20th, 2007, 03:59 PM   #1275
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Right, come on then, how big is it going to be? 808metres I believe?

I don’t know where that figure came from. This is what I can tell you – it is going to be higher than 700 metres.

Definitely not above 800 metres then? So, how about 707 metres, or maybe 777m?

It is going to be taller than 700m. The decision has not been taken on when we will reveal the exact height. I have told you that much and that is all I can say.



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if he doesnt know were the 808m figure came from then we are wrong about it being 808m, and hes only saying it's going to be only taller then 700m i think if they were going for 800m+ he would have said it would be taller then 800m dont you think ? and know he's saying he's 100 per cent confident people will be moving in in 2008, then for sure they wont be able to go for 800m+ right ?
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Old May 20th, 2007, 04:05 PM   #1276
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Adrian. The guy who got interviewd just doesnt want to reveal the real height and wants us to gues even more about the height.
But i am pretty sure it will be higher then 808 Meters in height. It has to be.
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Old May 20th, 2007, 04:20 PM   #1277
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but he would of at least said it will be more then 800m+ not 700m+
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Old May 20th, 2007, 04:40 PM   #1278
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The last shot is perfect
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Old May 20th, 2007, 04:51 PM   #1279
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not necessarily true. remember we have seen renders of 750m, 808m and supposedly 1011m, so whats the point in ruling out one of the renders.... if he wants to maximise hype he will keep it possible that any of them could be correct, keeping us guessing all the more...
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Old May 20th, 2007, 05:06 PM   #1280
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but he would of at least said it will be more then 800m+ not 700m+
Don't you get it? He doesn't want you to know how tall it is going to be.
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