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Old October 1st, 2009, 11:06 PM   #20721
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Old October 1st, 2009, 11:08 PM   #20722
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Time for some interior shots again

We´ve seen so many exterior shots that I think it´s time for some interior pictures again.

The following 4 shots are from inside the Hotel entrance pavilion.






Maybe this helps to shorten the time until the soft opening a little bit -probably only god knows when the soft opening will take place- and give you a glue how it´ll look like.
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Old October 2nd, 2009, 12:08 AM   #20723
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Great pics from inside BD lobby. But i´m a little bit disappointed. The steel sculpture doesnt fits - looks not friendly and to cold for a hotel lobby. Hope this is not the final appearance.
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Old October 2nd, 2009, 12:21 AM   #20724
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Great pics from inside BD lobby. But i´m a little bit disappointed. The steel sculpture doesnt fits - looks not friendly and to cold for a hotel lobby. Hope this is not the final appearance.
Isn't that the framework for the cymbals with the water dripping on them?
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Old October 2nd, 2009, 12:28 AM   #20725
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hope the bin ladin group workers are not Osama's men!
no,they are always very friendly , sometimes I got free tea there

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Old October 2nd, 2009, 12:52 AM   #20726
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claddings is done! yes!!!!!
still missing few panels there

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Old October 2nd, 2009, 12:58 AM   #20727
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Old October 2nd, 2009, 01:07 AM   #20728
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What would the hours be like ?

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In recent night shots there still isn't any interior lights on very high up. We are getting closer to Dec 02. I'm convinced that will be a soft opening date. With all the press releases about the observatory recently I am thinking it will be part of the soft opening along with the hotel and hotel residences. It is possible the landscaping will be completed by then also.

Assuming they are using the lower deck of the OB-lifts for construction: --

When the OB-deck opens, it will put traffic demands on the OB1/2 lifts which will have an impact on their ability to serve level 123 which gives access to 112 to 154 where there would still be much finishing work to do in the office sections. Would they not need to schedule time for Construction to use these lifts, and maybe need limited hours for the public ?



Only BS1 can reach these floors directly, or with a transfer to BS3 for those above level 139 - and these lifts may be still needed for other purposes. BS2 only serves up to 108 for the residential, and BS6 (or 5) does not go to the ground for picking up materials.

For people, it's load up and go, when they get there, everybody gets off and the next group get on to go back down. With Construction, it load up the material, go up, park for a while to unload everything etc. Two different methods of operation.

I see a possible need to limit the OB deck time to later in the day or on the weekends and holidays, for some period of time to give the workers the lift time and space they need to finish their work.

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Historical ? for Fury - layout of 112-154 in 705m plan

Likely Fury would know the answer to this one --

In the old 705m plan, the OB deck was on 142, but smaller, and offices were on 112 up to about 135. Everything up to Level 108 was like it is today.

The Club was above the OB, along with private space and the Communication levels.

I remember an old plan used to be seen on Wikipedia - it showed 2 lifts rising up from 142 serving the club and private spaces.

Questions - what was on 141 - the lower deck in that plan ?
how did they get to the offices on 112 to 135 ?

Something to dig up if it's still available

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Old October 2nd, 2009, 01:47 AM   #20731
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Imre? how long did the crane removal process take?
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Old October 2nd, 2009, 02:08 AM   #20732
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Never mind... Probably he just saw that puke Bruno movie, and he was still excited about it...

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The final panel is installed after 18 months of work.

Burj Dubai's exterior now complete

by Matt Warnock on Oct 1, 2009

The exterior cladding for the world’s tallest tower, the Burj Dubai, has been completed by Arabian Aluminium Company and Far East Aluminium, 18 months after the vast project began.

The final panel – numbered 24,348 and weighing 750 kg –was placed at a height of over 662 metres, setting a record for the highest installation of aluminium and glass façade.

“Burj Dubai’s construction and engineering techniques are unprecedented, and they are our contribution to the science of high-rise development. The cladding work has involved considerable innovation – vast amounts of research and simulation have pioneered advanced materials and installation techniques,” said Emaar Properties chairman Mohamed Alabbar.

“One of the key considerations when designing the cladding was maximizing resistance against heat transmission from the sun and improving energy efficiency within the tower. The materials used, as well as withstanding the harsh summer temperatures keep heat out of the building, allowing for a significant reduction in the amount of air-conditioning required. Burj Dubai’s exterior is a model for high-rise developers creating sustainable buildings of the future,” he added.

“The precise engineering of the custom-made design meant that the 24,348 cladding units used on the tower are of the highest quality and consistency,” said Arabian Aluminium Company GM Bashar Kayali, who went on to explain that installation initially had a rate of 20 to 30 panels per day, eventually achieving as many as 175 panels per day.

In total, there are 24,348 cladding panels covering a total curtain wall area of 132,190m² and using 103,000m² of glass – enough to cover 14 football pitches.

The 15,500m² of embossed stainless steel is the equivalent of 34 basketball courts, while the total length of gaskets – 2,050,000 linear metres – would reach from Dubai to Damascus if laid end-to-end.

The total weight of aluminium used on the Burj Dubai is approximately the same as five A380 aircrafts and the total length of stainless steel bull nose fins is 293 times the height of the Eiffel Tower.

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Burj Dubai tower reaches another major milestone

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The developer of the world’s tallest tower in Dubai has completed installing the exterior walls following severe setbacks that contributed to a year-long delay in finishing the building.

The exterior cladding work on Emaar’s Burj Dubai was delayed in late 2006, when Schmidlin Facade Technology, the cladding contractor based in Switzerland, went bankrupt.

Arabian Aluminium Company and its Hong Kong partner, Far East Aluminium, later took over the contract and started cladding work on the tower in May 2007.

The changeover was believed to have delayed work on the tower, which is thought to have topped out earlier this year at 818 metres, by about six months.

Revisions to the project, including the addition of extra floors to accommodate a communications centre, also pushed the completion date back from April this year to the end of the year.

Emaar said the total weight of aluminium used on Burj Dubai, which is the centrepiece of the 202-hectare Downtown Burj Dubai, was equivalent to that of five double-decker A380 aircraft. A total of 24,348 cladding panels over a curtain wall area of 132,190 square metres was used, requiring a team of more than 380 engineers and technicians.

The company’s chairman, Mohammed Alabbar, said completion of the cladding work was “a milestone both for Burj Dubai and the science of high-rise engineering”.

“Burj Dubai’s construction and engineering techniques are unprecedented, and they are our contribution to the science of high-rise development,” he said.

“The cladding work has involved considerable innovation … vast amounts of research and simulation have pioneered advanced materials and installation techniques.”

Mr Alabbar said one of the key considerations when designing the cladding was “maximising resistance against heat transmission from the sun and improving energy efficiency within the tower”.

The last crane at the top of the Burj Dubai is expected to come down soon.

Contractors including Arabtec Construction, Samsung of South Korea and Besix of Belgium have worked around the clock to get the tower finished, which at its peak required a team of about 7,000 construction workers, 24 hours a day.

The trio was awarded the Dh3.2 billion (US$871 million) contract to build the skyscraper, which will also include the world’s first Armani Hotel and Armani Residences, in 2004.

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As usual, the press have to run with everything, instead of just waiting a little longer for proper confirmation. It's pretty obvious from Imre's pics that there are still panels to be placed on the Burj.....
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Old October 2nd, 2009, 02:59 AM   #20735
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In an Imre's photos, I saw grass for the first time near the Burj! Now, they need to complete all the details in the interior and the exterior (next to the lake).
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Burj opening: Al Abar says it's December

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Tallest building in the world, the Burj Dubai, will fully fling open its doors in December, confirmed Emaar Chairman Mohammad Ali Al Abbar Wednesday evening.

In a rare interview with XPRESS, Ali Al Abaar declined to give a precise opening day for the official dedication but said the opening of the historic 160-storey residential and hotel apartment structure is definitely before year’s end.

“We are very close,” he said. “It’s December. We’re not very far from the opening.”

The glass and metal structure is reported to have reached 818 metres when the final spire was placed high atop the icicle-shaped shard, the centrepiece of Business Bay on Shaikh Zayed Road, but Ali Al Abbar said he could only confirm the building is now “above 800 metres”.

Ali Al Abbar said when the Burj Dubai opens, it will be with a sense of deep personal pride. “It’s a dream come true that I am associated with it,” Ali Al Abbar said. “It’s a dream come true that is opening in my town.”

The project cladding is virtually complete and the company is working on putting up the last “aluminum panel”, he said.

In addition to touting one of the world’s highest public observatory decks at Level 124, the Burj Dubai will also operate a private elevator that will travel from ground to the 136th floor, the highest single uninterrupted rise of 504 metres on the planet.

At 160 floors, the Burj Dubai has more levels than any other building in the world.

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"Burj Dubai will also operate a private elevator that will travel from ground to the 136th floor, the highest single uninterrupted rise of 504 metres on the planet" This is where the observation deck should be!
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In an Imre's photos, I saw grass for the first time near the Burj! Now, they need to complete all the details in the interior and the exterior (next to the lake).
yeah that, and they need to clean out the lake
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Parisian, its funny how Ali Al Abbar still can't confirm the obvious hieght of 818m even though almost anyone who follows this building know it as a fact
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Parisian, its funny how Ali Al Abbar still can't confirm the obvious hieght of 818m even though almost anyone who follows this building know it as a fact
True, Coinpeace, we know it, they know it, but that's just the way it seems to go in this business. It's all fun and games for the people who pull the strings I guess.
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