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Old September 14th, 2009, 02:48 AM   #20341
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Old September 14th, 2009, 04:16 AM   #20342
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great up date night shoot...
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Old September 14th, 2009, 07:56 AM   #20343
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Hi all.

I was looking over the recent additions to my collection and I noticed something in OTR's shot from 09 09 12.



This was not there on the 7th - the last shot I have showing the area in question close up.
I am thinking this may be vertical support for the smallest recovery crane (R3 - Favco SDD3/10 or SDD 5/10. Original plans were for a 3/10 but I heard something about a 5/10) that will lower the disassembled pieces of the larger recovery crane (R1 - Favco 242R).

Here are 2 shots from 09 04 from Imre showing what I think is the same crane that will be used as R3. It was set up on different levels twice at different times over the last months. We can see the vertical support I am referring to.





I'm not sure what else this can be for and being cladding is almost complete it makes sense they would be setting up R3.

We shall see.

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Old September 14th, 2009, 12:04 PM   #20344
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CharlotteJ and Fury. You both have a standpoint about something ask each other MSN or something else and talk it out (or hug it out (entourage)). As far as the Dubai boom and it's end. Dubai was one of the first now all the other oil states are copying it on an even larger scale. This means that all the potential inhabitant's are more spread out over the reagon and not only Dubai (read greater risk). A large amount of property is bought bij investors and speculator's (they are never gone live in Dubai). So I believe that one day wen dust settles, inverters realized the made a poor long term investment (as for now it's not a bad investment) people that are rely living there think I have a complete skyscraper for only 50 people. Dubai is lovely to visit the grandeur makes a impact but when you stay there longer than a weak you realize.
It's very hot.
Its very dusty (see the windows of the Burj.)
It has very little public quality green (like the parks in London or Central Park)
And when you live there and all the migrants are leaving you get a ghost town with 250.000 arab. and lets say the same amount of foreigners that stayed. It Never will become New York or London. Why we all love those see these buildings rise is because our governments can make good decisions and passe the growth and let the urban changes have influence on the city (this is not happening in Dubai) Dubai is realizing a vision. and we know what history tells us about regimes with vision's.
To close this I hope Dubai continues and proves me wrong, time will tell
What do you think of the tower's BMU system? Will it be able to keep the faccade cleen and free of sand and dust?
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Old September 14th, 2009, 01:08 PM   #20345
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What do you think of the tower's BMU system? Will it be able to keep the faccade cleen and free of sand and dust?
Sounds interesting, do you have more info on it?
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Old September 14th, 2009, 01:20 PM   #20346
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Let's hear it from Littlemob, he seams very knowledgeable.
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Old September 14th, 2009, 01:35 PM   #20347
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Gentlemen, may one of you be able to explain me the BMU system? is that some sort of self cleaning system for the windows!

Which reminds me btw, I suppose that according to Guiness Book of Records, either Burj Dubai or ICC in Hong Kong or perhaps some other design right now, somewhere on the planet, contains the most glass + windows?
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Old September 14th, 2009, 03:11 PM   #20348
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Pics of the BMU system

Can you see it? (Click on images to enlarge)



A bit closer...



Even closer...



From the side...



Landscaping in front of BD (as much as can be seen from the roof of fashion car park)



Cranes and BMU's on top

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Old September 14th, 2009, 03:22 PM   #20349
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dangerous job (picture 2)
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Old September 14th, 2009, 04:30 PM   #20350
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i counted only 26 cladding pannels are missing
btw, what was their total number again?
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Old September 14th, 2009, 05:03 PM   #20351
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smart, they built it so you cant basejump off it.........brrrr
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Old September 14th, 2009, 05:12 PM   #20352
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i counted only 26 cladding pannels are missing
btw, what was their total number again?
You can see only 1/3 of the total area on those pics.
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Old September 14th, 2009, 05:29 PM   #20353
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That type of window washing will work just about as well as the guys on floating pool filters cleaning the fountain. A never ending job.

When will the real window washers be shown in action?
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Old September 14th, 2009, 05:50 PM   #20354
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You can see only 1/3 of the total area on those pics.
thats right, but from the other side it looks totally finished, when we look at older photos
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Old September 14th, 2009, 06:28 PM   #20355
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A pic of the real BMU in its storage:



The entrance (facing the lake)

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Old September 14th, 2009, 06:48 PM   #20356
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Gentlemen, may one of you be able to explain me the BMU system? is that some sort of self cleaning system for the windows!

Which reminds me btw, I suppose that according to Guiness Book of Records, either Burj Dubai or ICC in Hong Kong or perhaps some other design right now, somewhere on the planet, contains the most glass + windows?
best way to know anything if you use the google

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&r...&aq=f&oq=&aqi=

everything is there with pics etc..
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Old September 14th, 2009, 07:41 PM   #20357
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What a job to clean this monster, incredible!
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Old September 14th, 2009, 07:53 PM   #20358
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BTW its really dangerous work, high risk for those cleaners in the above photos...

Burj Dubai by night:
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/ilya_b/3916567636/

Aerial of Burj Dubai (August):
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3919299228/
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Old September 14th, 2009, 08:13 PM   #20359
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OMG!!!!! this building has broken all and every record of Guiness Book of Records when it comes to Architecture!

Thank you Imre and Desert Diver for providing me the answers. the Aerial picture looks AWESOME!
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Old September 14th, 2009, 09:17 PM   #20360
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BTW its really dangerous work, high risk for those cleaners in the above photos...
Dont they have parachutes????
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