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Old November 10th, 2009, 11:43 AM   #21701
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LOL, my picture (post 21681) is the crappiest of them all ... and gerald.b has yet to post his. It seams the wide-angle lens (which i don't have yet) is a must.
I'm out everyday taking photo's. Maybe just out of practise..

But I think you image was good with no tripod.
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Old November 10th, 2009, 12:35 PM   #21702
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It would be cool if there was an annual stair race up the Burj Dubai. I would certainly enter... But then I wouldn't exit
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Old November 10th, 2009, 01:04 PM   #21703
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Old November 10th, 2009, 01:23 PM   #21704
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Old November 10th, 2009, 01:41 PM   #21705
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Ever wonder how they make those cool fly byes

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Different shots of the lucky people.. Wait about 3 weeks for the video..
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Old November 10th, 2009, 03:48 PM   #21706
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Maybe a documentary in the making? That would be awesome!
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Old November 10th, 2009, 05:00 PM   #21707
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Incredible that this is actually real, this is actually happening.

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Maybe a documentary in the making? That would be awesome!
I'm thinking the big players involved, Emaar, Samsung etc. are definitely gonna acquire some great footage from their world-record achievement. So it might not be yet another documentary.

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Old November 10th, 2009, 08:14 PM   #21708
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LOL, my picture (post 21681) is the crappiest of them all ... and gerald.b has yet to post his. It seams the wide-angle lens (which i don't have yet) is a must.
Amazingly, I didn't actually take any of the Burj (that other chap was hogging the best spot!).

Stuck 3 pics in the Metro thread though, which is probably th emost appropriate place for them.
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Old November 10th, 2009, 08:20 PM   #21709
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Maybe a documentary in the making? That would be awesome!
Probably a new long video about Dubai city (includes BD) like a similar video, a long time ago. That video its was 8 minutes at least if i remember...
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Old November 10th, 2009, 08:46 PM   #21710
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Burj Dubai enters final leg of construction with dismantling of high-altitude cranes

Dubai, UAE; November 10, 2009: Burj Dubai, the world’s tallest building, which is being developed by Emaar Properties PJSC, is nearing completion, following the dismantling of the last high-altitude crane used in the tower’s construction.

Having also completed the external cladding recently, the Burj Dubai construction team is now concentrating on the interiors and landscaping.

Mr. Mohamed Alabbar, Chairman, Emaar Properties PJSC, said: “The sheer size, scale and architectural detailing of Burj Dubai demanded an unprecedented degree of engineering innovation. Working at great heights involving the use of massive cranes has been one aspect of the challenge. Dismantling the cranes is an exciting development because it shows that completion of the world’s tallest tower is just around the corner.”

Three huge tower cranes were used in moving construction materials up to Level 156 of Burj Dubai. The cranes could each lift a staggering 25-tonne load and were designed to withstand 120km/hour winds.

Typical cargo included welding equipment, scaffolding, reinforcement bar cages, steel link beams that weighed up to 20-tonnes, shuttering pieces, compressors, hoist masts, cladding panels, and custom-made elevator motors – in short, everything that is need to build the world’s tallest tower.

In all, the three cranes lifted over 63,300 tonnes of steel reinforcement, and were operational for a total of 45,000 man-hours. A team of 35 skilled technicians manned the cranes, a critical component of the 11,000-strong workforce devoted to the construction of Burj Dubai, already a global icon.

The operators of the cranes worked at dizzying heights of more than 700 metres, almost double the height of the Empire State Building.

Mr. Abdullah Lahej, Executive Director, Dubai Project Management, Emaar Properties, said: “No high-rise construction project has moved the same volume of materials as Burj Dubai or to the same heights. The way tower cranes have been used to complete the world’s tallest tower is unprecedented and writes a new chapter in super-tall tower engineering.”

He said: “Managing the effects of wind speeds and the unique design challenges involved in realising the Burj Dubai’s slender structure was an extreme test. Each aspect of the construction was analysed to ensure maximum safety, efficiency and ease of operation – and the steady progress of the tower’s construction is a testament to the team’s exceptional commitment and abilities.”

Final work on interiors and landscaping is underway as the Burj Dubai prepares to open on January 4, 2010 to coincide with the Accession Day of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President & Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.


Tower crane dismantling: Perfect orchestration

Installation of the three tower cranes used for the construction of the higher levels of Burj Dubai was relatively straightforward, as sections of the cranes could be moved up the tower with the completion of new levels.

But as the tower grew in height, the floor plates and working area became smaller and smaller, providing insufficient room to fit the three cranes at the top of construction.

Dismantling the towers was considerably more complex than installing them. The first crane was removed in November 2007 and installed at Level 99 in order to serve as a future recovery crane.

For the next 11 months, the two remaining cranes continued their climb up the tower until October 2008 when one of them was removed due to the small size of the tower’s floor-plate. This left one final crane to continue with the rest of the exterior work.

In June 2009, the final crane had to be removed in order to allow the exterior cladding and finishing works to progress in the area it occupied. This longest serving crane had been in operation since the start of construction in March of 2005.

A small recovery crane was lifted up and installed at Level 159. With recovery cranes now positioned at Levels 99 and 159, the task of removing the last crane was ready to begin.

The process started with the crane climbing down from its working height of over 700 metres. The crane removed its own mast sections and lowered them to the ground until the boom and power pack were at the position of the Level 159 recovery crane.

From there, the Level 159 recovery crane dismantled the remainder of the main crane, lowering the pieces of boom, mast and power pack to the recovery crane at Level 99, which further lowered them to the ground.

The dismantling of the cranes at Burj Dubai is indeed a finely orchestrated set piece – except that the artists here were huge machines!

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Old November 10th, 2009, 09:13 PM   #21711
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10/November/2009

Burj Dubai site visit

One of the best day in my life today, I spent around 5 hours inside the Burj.
This time I got a permission till the Tier 19 , so I think my best photos coming soon and hopefully you will like it

Many thanks for the site visit for the CoxGomyl (www.coxgomyl.com) Hong Kong and Dubai office , specially for Kennex and Mick and also many thanks for the Al Ghurair Construction/Arabian Aluminium team.

CoxGomyl is now commissioning the final systems on the higest building in the world the 818 Meter Burj Dubai

A total of 18 machines have been delivered to the building and the higest operating BMU in the world working at 715 meters

( http://www.coxgomyl.com/projects/middle-east/120/ )

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This is the greatest structure in the history More pics coming tomorrow!

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Old November 10th, 2009, 09:23 PM   #21712
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YAY!! Fantastic photos, Imre!

Wow, 5 hours inside the Burj ... lucky you.
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Old November 10th, 2009, 09:48 PM   #21713
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Coooooool, Imre

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Old November 10th, 2009, 09:54 PM   #21714
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Geeh, you really saw a BMU from up close. I'm so jealous.
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Old November 10th, 2009, 09:58 PM   #21715
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5 hours! Hope they gave you a lunch in the Armani

This would be so much better without the copyright logos spread over:
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Old November 10th, 2009, 10:08 PM   #21716
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Old November 10th, 2009, 10:56 PM   #21718
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Great Photo's; I'm sure the lake completely clean on January 4th.
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Old November 10th, 2009, 10:57 PM   #21719
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Burj Dubai, Gulf’s pinnacle of innovation

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* Last Updated: November 11. 2009 12:10AM UAE / November 10. 2009 8:10PM GMT

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A view of Burj Dubai. Jeffrey E Biteng / The National

DUBAI // It has been dubbed the “beacon of progress” and, when it opens in the New Year, Burj Dubai – the world’s tallest building – will demonstrate the dynamism of the Gulf.

It will be officially opened on January 4, the fourth anniversary of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, the Vice-President and Prime Minister, becoming the Ruler of Dubai.

But while the 818m tower stands as a symbol of the emirate’s growth and vision, its dimensions have brought a unique set of engineering challenges.

They have been met through the use of ground-breaking technology. For example, a journey to the top floor, the 160th, will be made using the world’s fastest lifts, going up at 64kph.

The building’s glass surfaces, enough to cover 17 football pitches, are expected to collect 15 million gallons of condensation a year. But a potential problem has been turned to the tower’s advantage: the water will be used to irrigate its landscaped gardens.

However, despite the use of highly advanced robotic apparatus, Burj Dubai’s facade will still take four months to clean.

It is estimated that the 230,000 cubic metres of concrete used in construction weighs the equivalent of 100,000 elephants. If laid as a pavement, it would stretch 1,900km.

With room in the tower for 35,000 people, fire safety was a priority. A firefighters’ lift and secured, air-conditioned evacuation zones, every 25 floors, are built in.

The tower is the centrepiece of the developer Emaar’s US$20 billion (Dh73bn) Downtown Dubai project, which also includes the Dubai Mall, the Dubai Fountain, Souk Al Bahar and residential towerblocks and townhouses.

Not surprisingly, Burj Dubai has attracted prestigious tenants. Many of its lower floors will be taken up by a 175-room Armani hotel; there will also be 144 apartments featuring the designer’s home furnishings.

In total, there will be 800 apartments on floors 17 to 108.

Most levels above this will be offices. However, there will be a public viewing platform on the 124th floor, the highest such platform in the world. Even better views can be enjoyed from a nightclub 20 floors higher.

But don’t worry if you haven’t got a head for heights. While those inside are looking down, admirers at ground level will be able to see the spire from as far as 96km away.

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Old November 11th, 2009, 12:45 AM   #21720
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