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Old December 22nd, 2009, 05:19 PM   #23041
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Scanner

The big scanner is at the entrance of loading dock.
An area with 10 bays for trucks to bring goods inside the tower.

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Old December 22nd, 2009, 07:39 PM   #23042
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I dont know if this video has been posted here before but it gave me the good old punch in the stomach feeling


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Old December 22nd, 2009, 08:02 PM   #23043
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Yes, i think its posted a while ago...

Burj Dubai at daytime:
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/surveysan/4205795209/
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Old December 23rd, 2009, 12:46 AM   #23044
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RIP Downfallen

Not sure if downfallen actually jumped from the tower, although I think he posted here a few times that he was going to, or already did.

From gothicform: He died BASE jumping in Switzerland yesterday... and the current banner is one of his best
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Old December 23rd, 2009, 02:16 AM   #23045
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Damn, poor guy. I can't see the banner though, it shows the German one here.
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Old December 23rd, 2009, 03:09 AM   #23046
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what a great tower ........
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Old December 23rd, 2009, 04:53 AM   #23047
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Hi all.

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Not sure if downfallen actually jumped from the tower, although I think he posted here a few times that he was going to, or already did.

From gothicform: He died BASE jumping in Switzerland yesterday... and the current banner is one of his best
Hi Darth.
Terrible news ...
I remember I was a little miffed at him for jumping off his holy grail (the BD) and ending site visits. We posted back and forth a few times and he seemed like a good guy. Because of that I let it go and forgave him so to speak.

Many of the most thrilling things we do are inherently dangerous. I rode and drag raced a bike for years. One of the best sayings I've ever heard is from a racer and it is appropriate to repeat here after hearing this news ...

"I refuse to tiptoe through life only to arrive safely at death."

RIP Downfallen.



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The big scanner is at the entrance of loading dock.
An area with 10 bays for trucks to bring goods inside the tower.
Hi isicman.
Are you involved with this great project somehow ?
Just curious - if by answering you may jeapordize your job please disregard the question. Either way - your knowledge is greatly appreciated.

The loading dock on the Concourse level looks to be quite large. A permanent scanner is a good security feature.

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Old December 23rd, 2009, 06:05 AM   #23048
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Many of the most thrilling things we do are inherently dangerous. I rode and drag raced a bike for years. One of the best sayings I've ever heard is from a racer and it is appropriate to repeat here after hearing this news ...

"I refuse to tiptoe through life only to arrive safely at death."

RIP Downfallen.
Sad news.
Great quotation.
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Old December 23rd, 2009, 06:47 AM   #23049
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Old December 23rd, 2009, 07:30 AM   #23050
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Old December 23rd, 2009, 09:17 AM   #23051
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wow its a great structure of skyscraper
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Old December 23rd, 2009, 10:25 AM   #23052
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Lake has been fully extended now

Lots of action going on. Big stage being erected on the island between the Burj and The Residences, hundreds and hundreds of workers scurrying around the site
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Old December 23rd, 2009, 10:29 AM   #23053
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great! (btw please let me know regarding my PM to you)
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Old December 23rd, 2009, 10:55 AM   #23054
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Not sure if downfallen actually jumped from the tower, although I think he posted here a few times that he was going to, or already did.

From gothicform: He died BASE jumping in Switzerland yesterday... and the current banner is one of his best
Sad to here that, despite giving him a hard time when he was nagging about legal implications of jumping or trying to from the tower.
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Old December 23rd, 2009, 01:59 PM   #23055
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4 shots from today's walkaround:







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Old December 23rd, 2009, 02:19 PM   #23056
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And if anyone fancies having another count... lots and lots of workers:



Zoomify (currently uploading - will take a while before complete)

http://dxbae.com/BurjWorkers2.html

(spot the naughty photographer about to trespass on site. One of ours possibly?)
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Old December 23rd, 2009, 02:22 PM   #23057
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how do you do zoomify?
they r amazing when you do them
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Old December 23rd, 2009, 02:29 PM   #23058
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hey gerald i spotted a clumsy burj dubai worker in the pic lol, did u see him?
i hope you don't mind i screenshotted it




lol lol lol
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Old December 23rd, 2009, 05:43 PM   #23059
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Burj Dubai Inauguration - The Address Hotels + Resorts invites you to a Celebration of Belief and an Illumination of Vision

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Old December 23rd, 2009, 06:03 PM   #23060
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Great tower, impresionant!
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