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Old December 19th, 2007, 12:25 PM   #2201
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Actually if you ever looked at a panorama of the whole Hong Hong skyline including the Hong Kong island and Kowloon, there is obviously at least 3000 skyscrapers above 90m. Most people just look at the skyline that show the prominent skyscrapers and never the whole skyline itself.
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Emporis are saying ~700 buildings 90 metres or greater
SSP are saying ~500 buildings 90 metres or greater
If you look at the end of the list in Emporis there are thousands of extra buildings that do not have an exact height but the number of floors is known. Buildings with at least 30 floors are included in the list (counting approx 3m/floor, as the vast majority of these buildings is residential).
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Old December 19th, 2007, 12:34 PM   #2202
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^actually 819m.(835m above slab). we cant ignore the large air craft beacon on tip.
the ESB rose a floor aday because the highest the steel had to be hoisted was 320m. Burj Dubais steel has to be hoisted up double that height to above 600m-700m.that requires more time.
Yeah, but the floors had a larger area... plus...you know... it was in the 1930s. The construction of the ESB was much more impressive than anything today.
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Old December 19th, 2007, 12:35 PM   #2203
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here you go. a really quick comparison to a former wtb ESB.
gives you an idea of the height BurjD is attaining

fyi-the top of page is 819m mark.

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Old December 19th, 2007, 02:14 PM   #2204
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Just out of curiousity, can you make a same one with the former wtc?
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Old December 19th, 2007, 02:46 PM   #2205
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They really need to hurry up with the cladding on the lower mech levels. That in itself, I believe, will be the single biggest noticeable change in the progress, and make the building look that much further along in the construction process...


You think that the construction plan should be determined by the aesthetics of the building during construction? Interesting.

Do you not think that it would be better to hoist the heavy plant components into the mechanical floors before they are clad?
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Old December 19th, 2007, 03:09 PM   #2206
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Just out of curiousity, can you make a same one with the former wtc?
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Old December 19th, 2007, 03:27 PM   #2207
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My project and Burj Dubai

Woah...I just discovered that my project, Parc1 in Seoul, is now listed on Skyscrapercity! I haven't discussed it previously because it was meant to be confidential until a few months ago.

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...=482663&page=3



The relationship between Parc1 and Burj Dubai is that Samsung are the builders for both. One of the gentlemen I deal with regularly on Parc1 is Samsung's executive director for highrise structures. So he is inolved in both projects. He used to work for SOM.

I'm the lead structural engineer for the basement and substructure for Parc1, which means working out how to hold up twin supertall towers, plus a 100m high hotel hotel and a 40m high shopping mall, all sitting on top of a 40m deep basement structure which takes up a whole city block. Burj Dubai actually looks easy in comparison! It's a greenfield site with a simple, elegant structure founded on a simple (albeit it massive) footing system.

I still haven't found out what that cone-shaped 1001m tall building proposal is. Too busy trying to sort out Parc1!
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Old December 19th, 2007, 03:38 PM   #2208
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Does anybody know wich city in the world has the most supertalls??
I tried to google this but could not find an answer
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=549927
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Old December 19th, 2007, 06:32 PM   #2209
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Thanks for the explain...
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Old December 19th, 2007, 07:51 PM   #2210
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They really need to hurry up with the cladding on the lower mech levels. That in itself, I believe, will be the single biggest noticeable change in the progress, and make the building look that much further along in the construction process...
You think that the construction plan should be determined by the aesthetics of the building during construction? Interesting.
Yes I do. I'm a skyscraper enthusiast at heart. I've gone out of my way to take pictures of buildings. My train of thought doesn't have to be logical.


PS- It wouldn't be a first.

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Do you not think that it would be better to hoist the heavy plant components into the mechanical floors before they are clad?
Do you not think that Emaar would have taken that into consideration before installing these clad support brackets?




They need to hurry it up.
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Old December 19th, 2007, 08:13 PM   #2211
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Do you not think that Emaar would have taken that into consideration before installing these clad support brackets?

Well, now they have my advice and your advice available to them. Free of charge.

Lucky Emaar.
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Old December 19th, 2007, 11:06 PM   #2212
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Well, now they have my advice and your advice available to them. Free of charge.

Lucky Emaar.
Yeah, Emaar probably checks this thread regularly to make sure Burj Dubai is built to everyone's satisfaction.
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Old December 19th, 2007, 11:17 PM   #2213
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the comparison is good with the other buildings, does anyone know when the new skyscraper poster is coming out?
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Old December 20th, 2007, 12:28 AM   #2214
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Old December 20th, 2007, 12:47 AM   #2215
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the comparison is good with the other buildings, does anyone know when the new skyscraper poster is coming out?
CUL will post the next one at the turn of the new year .
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12/17 Burj Dubai and SZR from Burj al Arab
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Old December 20th, 2007, 01:23 AM   #2217
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Old December 20th, 2007, 01:58 AM   #2218
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Old December 20th, 2007, 05:25 AM   #2219
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I wonder does construction work still go on at the top during thunderstorm? Especially at that height its virtually inside the cloud
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Old December 20th, 2007, 06:24 AM   #2220
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how far is Burj al Arab from downtown dubai?? it seems miles away in that pic
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