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Old December 26th, 2009, 01:31 PM   #23141
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Searchlights have been installed on most of the terraces that I could see from ground level -



Looks like there's a huge screen going to be put up on the island -

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Old December 26th, 2009, 01:41 PM   #23142
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Today would have been a great day to do a cloud timelapse...

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Old December 26th, 2009, 04:24 PM   #23143
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i was looking through Picasa's images and i came across some very interesting pics
pics from the top of the Pinnacle!
http://picasaweb.google.com/ahamedzayed/BURJDUBAI#
some skydeck pics & some interior of the Armani hotel entrance!
http://picasaweb.google.com/tannu.saakshie/BURJDUBAI#
Aerial shot!
http://lh6.ggpht.com/_i-jAxVx_WLk/Sz...U/DSC07548.jpg
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Old December 26th, 2009, 04:56 PM   #23144
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Ammmaaaazzzzzzing find!
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Old December 26th, 2009, 05:48 PM   #23145
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Ammmaaaazzzzzzing find!
Fantastic find Helgast.
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Old December 26th, 2009, 06:31 PM   #23146
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Old December 26th, 2009, 06:58 PM   #23147
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I love the way The Address lights up at the end. Simply fantastic!
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Old December 26th, 2009, 07:03 PM   #23148
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... I won't be calling this project completed Jan 4 and I hope we get some credible info on when it actually is.
I heard that most of the work on the tower now is being carried out by Besix and according to them it might take more then a year (probably around 2) to fully complete everything inside.
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Old December 26th, 2009, 07:38 PM   #23149
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Old December 26th, 2009, 08:48 PM   #23150
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I heard that most of the work on the tower now is being carried out by Besix and according to them it might take more then a year (probably around 2) to fully complete everything inside.
This is exactly what I've been thinking for ages now. Armani could well be in business for at least a whole year before BD is 100% completed.
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Old December 26th, 2009, 08:51 PM   #23151
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i was looking through Picasa's images and i came across some very interesting pics
pics from the top of the Pinnacle!
http://picasaweb.google.com/ahamedzayed/BURJDUBAI#
some skydeck pics & some interior of the Armani hotel entrance!
http://picasaweb.google.com/tannu.saakshie/BURJDUBAI#
Aerial shot!
http://lh6.ggpht.com/_i-jAxVx_WLk/Sz...U/DSC07548.jpg
Fantastic find, helghast! Can't wait to see the Armani Residences..
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Old December 26th, 2009, 08:58 PM   #23152
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Any idea if the opening ceremony will be streamed online or on television?
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Old December 27th, 2009, 01:13 AM   #23153
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That's an awesome vid Gerald! Made me realise how fat and inelegant The Address is in comparison to The BD!
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Old December 27th, 2009, 01:44 AM   #23154
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If you see it from the side it will look the total opposite of that.
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Old December 27th, 2009, 06:22 AM   #23155
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Burj Dubai to be world's tallest building, how tall?


CHICAGO (Reuters) - In the annals of tall skyscrapers, there is no doubt that the soon-to-open Burj Dubai will be the world's tallest. But how tall is known to only a few.

"It's still a secret," William Baker of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill LLP, the tower's structural engineer, said in an interview ahead of the Burj Dubai's January 4 opening.

"The client (Emaar Properties PJSC) will only let us say it's more than 800 meters (2,625 feet) tall. It's part of the mystique of the project," he said.

Baker said the architects wondered if someone would try to figure out the slender tower's height by measuring its shadow.

Chicago-based Skidmore developed the "buttressed core" structural system that resembles a gigantic "Y" to support the super-tall tower, which is nearly twice as tall as Skidmore's 442-meter (1,389 feet) Willis Tower in Chicago.

The 35-year-old Willis Tower, formerly the Sears Tower and once the world's tallest building, will be bumped down to fifth spot, according to the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, which tracks such things. The current record-holder, the Taipei 101, will be dropped to second.

Seven of the world's 10 tallest towers are in Asia, all built in the past 13 years.

Jan Klerks of the Council on Tall Buildings said the group has asked to know the tower's exact height.

"We have expressed this a number of times, but if there are reasons not to disclose it, then I guess we have to do without an official number. We also do not know why they chose not to disclose the number. The only thing we are sure of is that it is the tallest building in the world, and that it is at least 800 meters," Klerks said in an email.

The Burj Dubai "really cannot be rationalized through urban scarcity and land prices," Klerks said. "As such it is very much an iconic building, aiming at those who want an iconic address."

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Old December 27th, 2009, 07:16 AM   #23156
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I'm betting that someone has already figured this out and posted it. If so, my apologies. But, I was thinking that the reason for the darker tiles around the fountain area is to guide the little transport boats around the fountain equipment.

Kind of like ... Ferry Manager says to Ferry Captains, "Keep your course over the lighter blue tiles. Don't go over the darker ones!"

Am I making any sense to anyone?
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Old December 27th, 2009, 08:14 AM   #23157
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great to see great pictures. & great to see Cul here...
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Old December 27th, 2009, 11:37 AM   #23158
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Night view of Burj Dubai:
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/hansiong/4212361717/

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/umranshaikh/4216613862/
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Old December 27th, 2009, 12:40 PM   #23159
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Imre, gerald, Desert, 234, OTR, and other great photographers of this Forum, this one is for you:

Gulf News Published: 12:24 December 27, 2009

Your pictures of Burj Dubai

It's less than two weeks until the world's tallest building is scheduled to officially open, and we want your pictures.

The Burj Dubai, the world's tallest skyscraper, towers over the skyline in Dubai. Image Credit: Gulf News Archive We’re setting gulfnews.com readers a photographic task, to shoot and upload a photo.

The theme is simply ‘Burj Dubai’ - but that doesn’t mean you have to take a shot of the actual building. Be creative about the picture.

The best photo as judged by our photo department will be turned into a GN wallpaper which can be downloaded by thousands of readers.

So get snapping, and click here to upload your photos. Remember to fill in your personal details and the important caption info. The closing date is midnight on January 2, 2010.

Please note you need to be a registered gulfnews.com member in order to participate. Click here to register
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Old December 27th, 2009, 01:44 PM   #23160
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Meh. 3MB file limit so I can't load up the 2.3 gigapixel one

I see they're going to turn it into a wallpaper for their readers to download. At a guess, I'd estimate 95% of the submitted photos will be portrait, so not really suitable for wallpapering!
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