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Old December 21st, 2009, 09:57 PM   #23021
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2 Theories about the removal of the sign:

1. It's the BURJ DUBAI!!! it hardly needs a sign!
2. They're replacing it with a sign saying "Stargate"! Must actually be what that big AS&E Z Portal is!
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Old December 21st, 2009, 09:58 PM   #23022
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Burj goes extra mile to keep The Park green

21 December 2009

As part of Burj DubaiBurj Dubai's green initiative, the landscaping for The Park, an 11-hectare oasis surrounding the foot of the tower, is irrigated using a condensate collection system, said EmaarEmaar.

Water condensate from the tower's cooling equipment is recovered, providing an estimated 15 million gallons of water a year, enough to fill 20 Olympic-sized swimming pools.

The oasis has six spectacular water features, lush green gardens and colourful flowering trees and distinct divisions that serve the tower's hotel, residential, spa and corporate office areas.

In addition to lush greenery, each of the entrances to the tower has its own special water feature adding to the visual beauty of The Park with its sound and effects.

Burj DubaiBurj Dubai, the world's tallest building by EmaarEmaar standing at more than 800 metres, is set to be inaugurated on January 4, 2010.

Chairman Mohamed Alabbar said: "The design of The Park is also inspired by the core design concepts of Burj DubaiBurj Dubai, based on the symmetries of the desert flower, Hymenocalis, and regional motifs. The Park creates an oasis of green and is a logical extension to the Emaar Boulevard, envisaged as one of the world's finest boulevards."

At the core of The Park design is a "water room" located at the base of the tower and defined by walls of dancing jets and pools.

While the water experience continues to become a focal feature for the visitors at each of the entrances, closer to the lake side The Park has a series of large reflecting pools with the infinity edges that cascade and visually link to the lake. Fountains, palm fringed walkways and flowering trees line the base with special entry roads leading to the hotel and residential arrival courts.

Each walkway has an assorted mix of flowering trees, green shrubs and ground covers.

The site furnishings, including the railings, benches and signs, incorporate the abstract imagery of Burj DubaiBurj Dubai's design inspiration, the Hymenocalis.

Tightly spaced double rows of date palms create shade and scale, and extend as a green colonnade towards the Emaar Boulevard.

The plants used for landscaping include a choice of evergreen ficuses and cassias.

Royal Poincianas, with their trademark bright red blooms, decorate the centre of the tower base.

Acacias, Yellow Elders and Chaste trees add to the shrub and ground cover.

Splashes of bougainvillea, white coloured flowers, concentric hedges of Carissa, low growing vines, several exotic succulents including aloes and agaves add to the allure of the park.

The Park is a collective effort of Skidmore Owings and Merrill, the Chicago-based architects who also designed Burj DubaiBurj Dubai, and SWA Group of California.

Wet, the designers of The Dubai Fountain, the world's tallest performing fountain, developed the park's six water features.

Joining this core team are Fisher Marantz Stone (lighting), Speirs and Major (festival lighting), Sinclair Knight Merz (security systems), Pelton Marsh Kinsella International (acoustics and ELV systems), Square Peg Design (signage), Hyder Consulting (civil and structural design) and Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture (the gatehouses and Armani/Pavillion), said the developer.
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Old December 21st, 2009, 10:04 PM   #23023
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Is there a plan of the Boulevard and Park somewhere? Would like to see these designs as dicussed above
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Old December 21st, 2009, 10:05 PM   #23024
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21/December/2009

Burj Dubai (Armani Hotel's staff already there)

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Old December 21st, 2009, 10:15 PM   #23025
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Wow, lucky lucky lucky!!!

Do you know where to get Armani Hotel merchandise?
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Old December 22nd, 2009, 12:12 AM   #23026
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Maybe the Chairman didnt like that sign and wanted more impressive ?.
Or maybe renamed to ADIA Tower
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Old December 22nd, 2009, 12:16 AM   #23027
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Old December 22nd, 2009, 02:28 AM   #23028
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Hi PG.
I've been neglecting to thank you for posting all the pics you find.
Thank you - they are appreciated.
Hi Fury,

Thanks! But hey, don't worry about that! I'm just happy to post whatever I can find for now and hopefully everyone here can enjoy them. Looking forward to putting together some decent photo sets of my own of this magnificent building once I come out there to Dubai.

Btw, as we're on the subject, do you have any info on what the Armani Residences are going for? It's fine if you don't. I'll check it out at a later date anyway. Right now I'm just bogged under!
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Old December 22nd, 2009, 02:31 AM   #23029
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Emaar builds oasis at foot of Burj Dubai

by CW staff on Dec 21, 2009

An innovative irrigation system will keep the 11-hectare ‘oasis’ at the foot of the Burj Dubai, the world’s tallest building, green and lush.

The landscaped area, to be known as The Park, is irrigated using a condensate collection system, which redeploys water from the tower’s cooling equipment. It is expected that the system will recover 15 million gallons of water a year, enough to fill 20 Olympic-sized swimming pools.

Mohamed Alabbar, Chairman, Emaar Properties, said: “The design of The Park is also inspired by the core design concepts of Burj Dubai, based on the symmetries of the desert flower, Hymenocalis, and regional motifs. The Park creates a soothing oasis of green, and is a logical extension to the Emaar Boulevard.”

The Burj Dubai is set to be inaugurated on January 4, next year and will use the condensate for its six water features, planted walkways and assorted gardens.

http://www.constructionweekonline.co...of-burj-dubai/
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Old December 22nd, 2009, 04:48 AM   #23030
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Hi all.

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The "estimated completion time" as per the contract is the 30th December 2008, which was pushed to 30/06/ 2009 then again to 30/09/2009 then again to the 31/12/2009 and now to 27/02/2010 which I hope is the last
Thanks bigger.
That must be trying to have the handover date changed so many times. Please keep us informed as I may use your handover date to help determin when the structure is fully completed and open for business.

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Btw, as we're on the subject, do you have any info on what the Armani Residences are going for?
Hi PG.
No I don't have prices at all.

Nice update Imre.
Is the big scanner permanent ? Is it located on a delivery truck route to the structure ?
I see they haven't updated the manhours from your last shot of the safety sign. 14,000 guys around and they can't have even one of them take care of updating the sign for us ?

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Is there a plan of the Boulevard and Park somewhere?
Hi Monkey.
I too would like to get ahold of a recent plan as well. Anything I have is outdated.
Can anyone help us out ?



A question I've had for some time that goes by the wayside as bigger questions come up.
Are any of the units in the BD rented or leased ?
Or are they all purchased like a condo ?

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Old December 22nd, 2009, 06:43 AM   #23031
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Old December 22nd, 2009, 06:43 AM   #23032
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[QUOTE=Imre;48861235]21/December/2009

Burj Dubai (Armani Hotel's staff already there)

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anyone notice the "strategically placed" fire extinguisher in front of the injury report lol.
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Old December 22nd, 2009, 06:51 AM   #23033
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Hi Boss.

Here is a shot from 09 11 28



They havent updated the manhours but the date has changed.
I would think the lost time incedents hasn't changed.

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Old December 22nd, 2009, 07:16 AM   #23034
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Wow, very nice record they have!!
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Old December 22nd, 2009, 07:18 AM   #23035
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Looks like the "Days since last lost time injury" has also been updated. You can just make out the curve at the top of what is presumably a 6, 8* or 9 in the second figure of the more recent photo, as opposed to the flat top of the 5 in the older one.

(clearly I am rather bored this morning!)

*(23 days between the two, so that makes sense)
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Old December 22nd, 2009, 11:02 AM   #23036
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Season Greetings from CoxGomyl

E-card: http://www.coxgomyl.com/ecard.html

If you click on the first icon bottom left you will get the Burj Dubai
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Old December 22nd, 2009, 12:32 PM   #23037
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Does anyone have the specs of the tower at it's base?

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Old December 22nd, 2009, 02:21 PM   #23038
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Old December 22nd, 2009, 03:41 PM   #23039
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Old December 22nd, 2009, 04:45 PM   #23040
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Wow, lucky lucky lucky!!!

Do you know where to get Armani Hotel merchandise?
Yes, many cities have Georgi Armani stores mostly filled with designer goods ranging from furnishings to fashion.

Save up your pocket money
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