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Old December 20th, 2007, 07:01 AM   #2221
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Indeed a splendid vista from the tower of luxury! Burj al Arab could probably be the one and only place to have the entire panorama over Dubai, although the distances are rather big.
Further to the right there's Dubai Marina and Jumeira Lake Towers, so a picture of the view towards the South would be great, too (maybe in another thread).
Of course there are also many supertalls on the way around Marina, but Burj Dubai will make the difference at least for the next years - although Al Burj could be the tower to exceed BD someday...

edit: I estimate the distance between Burj Al Arab and Burj Dubai around 12 km (can't verify this at the moment, cause my googleearth is down)
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Old December 20th, 2007, 12:30 PM   #2222
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Amazing picture. The area containing regular villas is so vast. I didn't even knew about this before
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Old December 20th, 2007, 02:16 PM   #2223
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[QUOTE=Dan Hochhaus;

edit: I estimate the distance between Burj Al Arab and Burj Dubai around 12 km (can't verify this at the moment, cause my googleearth is down)[/QUOTE]

Correct Dan, around 12km
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Old December 20th, 2007, 02:58 PM   #2224
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20/December/2007

Burj Dubai








top section





cladding




from the Burj area



from the Umm Suqeim Street, close to the Madinat Jumeirah



from the Business Bay ( Tiara Towers plot)



from the Business Bay



from the Business Bay (Symphony -Binary plot)



from the Business Bay (The Pad plot)



from the Business Bay ( Moon Tower plot)



from the Business Bay (Michael Schumacher Business Avenue plot)



from the Business Bay (Burj Al Alam plot)



from the Business Bay ( Al Naboodah storage plot)



from the Business Bay restaurant plot



from the Business Bay



from the Business Bay (The Opus plot)



from the Al Khail Road ( Business Bay new bridge)



and road works front of the Burj Dubai

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Old December 20th, 2007, 03:04 PM   #2225
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Thanks! Steel is progressing nice
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Old December 20th, 2007, 04:22 PM   #2226
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Awesome updates Imre

Cladding is coming on nicely, I love those shots showing the workers putting it up.




I'd love to be the guy on the edge looking down.
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Old December 20th, 2007, 04:26 PM   #2227
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12/17 Burj Dubai and SZR from Burj al Arab
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This picture is amazing... Thanks for posted it...!!! Great Skyline...
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Old December 20th, 2007, 06:46 PM   #2228
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Great updates. Im glad to see BD growing up again as well as its cladding !
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Old December 20th, 2007, 07:36 PM   #2229
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20/December/2007

Burj Dubai, short video


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Old December 20th, 2007, 08:58 PM   #2230
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Old December 20th, 2007, 09:07 PM   #2231
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So the giant of giants begins to rise once again!!! Looking awesome!!
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Old December 20th, 2007, 10:17 PM   #2232
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Greetings and Asaalam Aleikum. I've been following this thread since the Burj was just a big hole in the ground, but everyone has done such a magnificant job of asking and answering anything I could possibly have thought of, I haven't felt the need to post. And of course count me among the legion of Imre admirers. Wonderful photos!!!

So what has changed? Emirates Airlines has just started up non-stop flights from Toronto to Dubai and the Burj is just a mere 14-hours away. OK, not so "mere", but still a lot quicker than it used to be. I'm hoping, Insha'allah, to visit in February/March of 2009 to see the completed Burj. So I'm wondering, although I know this will be a lot easier to answer in a few months time, what are the odds are of the Burj being done by then? Also wondering about the temperature. I know the days will be OK, but would prefer to be there when the nights don't require me to wear anything more than a light shirt. My travel dates are flexible. Also wondering whether I'll be able to take pictures without the Burj being masked by that layer of haze, smog, dust or is it sand? Is there some time of the year when the air is particularly clear? Many thanks/Shukrun.
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Old December 20th, 2007, 10:27 PM   #2233
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Come on, I'm not quite stupid enough to not know the difference between the third and fourth mechs Of course everyone knows about the new above third.

I was talking about this



to my eyes, I could almost convince myself that there were maybe 3 windows there and a fourth being lowered into place, but looking more, I think not...it's too small to be windows, plus OTR says nothing happening there.
checked today ,this is just another outside elevator but interesting because they have 2 on those levels

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Old December 20th, 2007, 10:46 PM   #2234
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Thanks Imre
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Old December 20th, 2007, 11:38 PM   #2235
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Greetings and Asaalam Aleikum. I've been following this thread since the Burj was just a big hole in the ground, but everyone has done such a magnificant job of asking and answering anything I could possibly have thought of, I haven't felt the need to post. And of course count me among the legion of Imre admirers. Wonderful photos!!!

So what has changed? Emirates Airlines has just started up non-stop flights from Toronto to Dubai and the Burj is just a mere 14-hours away. OK, not so "mere", but still a lot quicker than it used to be. I'm hoping, Insha'allah, to visit in February/March of 2009 to see the completed Burj. So I'm wondering, although I know this will be a lot easier to answer in a few months time, what are the odds are of the Burj being done by then? Also wondering about the temperature. I know the days will be OK, but would prefer to be there when the nights don't require me to wear anything more than a light shirt. My travel dates are flexible. Also wondering whether I'll be able to take pictures without the Burj being masked by that layer of haze, smog, dust or is it sand? Is there some time of the year when the air is particularly clear? Many thanks/Shukrun.
It will not be completed by then, but very close to it. The weather should be pleasand and there should be no need to wear something more. The visibility depends from the wind directions but a few days of rain should clear all out regardless.
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Old December 20th, 2007, 11:45 PM   #2236
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Hey Imre, any pics of the steel on the ground?
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Old December 21st, 2007, 12:09 AM   #2237
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interesting pic this. the lowest floor in this pic is the lev124 observation deck at height of sears tower.(442m)
thanks for updates imre
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Old December 21st, 2007, 12:34 AM   #2238
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Once again, great shots Imre!

That picture from the Burj al Arab is about 15 days old though so it's not that recent, and as for distance (someone asked it), it's about 15 miles or so away from the site. Correct me if I am wrong.

And here's another image from 12/20 (killah_unit - flickr)
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Old December 21st, 2007, 01:57 AM   #2239
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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!
Hmm, we really need to go out for a beer again my friend?
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Old December 21st, 2007, 02:19 AM   #2240
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Hmm, we really need to go out for a beer again my friend?
I wouldn't if I were you. Last time you went to a bar with someone named McKenzie, you ended up making this spectacularly embarrassing post:

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Al Burj Datum established today. One meter above sea level.

24"57'02.91N 54"57'46.29E

Piling starts next Monday - Citation (Duncan McKenzie)
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