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Old September 30th, 2009, 06:23 AM   #20661
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Hi all.

Great updates all.

Well ......

They did set up R1 (Favco 242R) on level 99 as I posted a week ago might be a possibility. I guess R2 (Favco M220D that has been on level 99 for some time now) when in pieces is too heavy for R3 (Favco SDD 5/10) to lower to the podium.

So this is what is left to be done in the crane disassembly proceedure.
- R1 lower R2 pieces from level 99 to the podium.
- R3 disassembled by hand on level 159 and taken down to level 99 in an elevator and set up (by the looks of today's shots it is possible they may use a BMU to lower R3 pieces to level 99).
- R3 lower R1 pieces from level 99 to the podium.
- R3 disassembled by hand on level 99 and taken down to the podium in an elevator.



It looks to me the BMU's are lifting the glass panels that are part of the railings around the terraces. There is still quite a few of the upper terraces to be done.



So Altin also saw the observation level lit up and presumably being worked on. Well the entire project may not be completed on Dec 02 but we can expect a bunch of pics of and from the observation deck as I'm pretty sure it will open then. There should be updates coming from the hotel and hotel residences also after Dec.

As for the observation level our photogs in Dubai will be will be taking shots of every nook and cranny of the fitout and finish - can't wait. The view from up there will be cool too but that will be the only thing most of the general public will be giving us.

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Old September 30th, 2009, 07:57 AM   #20662
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i should know this fury, but the ob deck outdoor terrace, which way is it facing? todwards the address tower? or dubai mall?
can you see CBD from up there angle?
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Old September 30th, 2009, 08:26 AM   #20663
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It faces out across SZR and towards the sea. View of The World from there should be amazing.
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Old September 30th, 2009, 08:56 AM   #20664
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Old September 30th, 2009, 11:32 AM   #20665
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The whole retreat crane action is just fascinating...as are those shots today of the dueling cranes. I had no idea the BMUs could stick out that far. They almost look like some sort of alien insect-like robotic life forms!

All most cool stuff.
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Old September 30th, 2009, 12:04 PM   #20666
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haha, in one of the pics above, taipei 101 is shorter than petronas.
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Old September 30th, 2009, 12:12 PM   #20667
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Is there an official completion date yet?
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Old September 30th, 2009, 12:36 PM   #20668
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They have officially given up on completion dates. We expect UAE national day, but it still wont be 100% complete.
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Old September 30th, 2009, 12:55 PM   #20669
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one of the owners i know got a letter saying 20th December?

i have also spoken to Armani hotels who will be opening at the end of the year.

we all know how its going to work, which i personally hate - they will soft launch the tower, opening only the hotel to public and then apartments and offices phased in over the whole of 2010. - this is pretty much guaranteed.

its a crappy way to do things, but thats how it works in Dubai just like The Address Dubai Mall, Dubai Mall itself, Marina Mall and Hotel e.t.c i could go on.
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Old September 30th, 2009, 01:38 PM   #20670
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As compared to other places where people already live/work in the building while cranes continue to add floors overhead?
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Old September 30th, 2009, 03:05 PM   #20671
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just a gossip , cladding would be finished on 5th or 6th of October, Arabian Aluminium will remove one glass and put back in the same day as the final cladding panel.

Still secret which glass

we will see soon!
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Old September 30th, 2009, 03:27 PM   #20672
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It faces out across SZR and towards the sea. View of The World from there should be amazing.
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Old September 30th, 2009, 04:12 PM   #20673
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Armani hotels have confirmed to me they will be open in December so we can clearly see a pattern emerging with a tie in for new years eve and UAE national day.....
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Old September 30th, 2009, 07:35 PM   #20674
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When is the UAE national day?

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Old September 30th, 2009, 07:47 PM   #20675
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I can't wait to see what ideas they have for the lightening of the Burj!
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Old September 30th, 2009, 07:47 PM   #20676
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now what is that ? photoshop ?
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Old September 30th, 2009, 08:16 PM   #20677
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nope, its coruscant... hehe
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Old September 30th, 2009, 08:43 PM   #20678
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When is the UAE national day?
2 - 12 - 2009
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Old September 30th, 2009, 08:58 PM   #20679
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nope, its coruscant... hehe
no i mean what is that moon ?
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Old September 30th, 2009, 09:01 PM   #20680
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No. It's from the movie Star Wars photoshopped into the sky.

Go rent it. Ignore Episodes 1-3 though. : P
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