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Old December 24th, 2007, 03:19 AM   #2301
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So do you think they'll be at least on the second steel floor by the year's end?
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Old December 24th, 2007, 03:23 AM   #2302
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Old December 24th, 2007, 04:02 AM   #2303
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Looking at germantowers amazing pic.....when all these towers are completed are they all going to be occupied or empty?......Remember buildings like the Empire State and later the World Trade Centre in New York had high levels of unoccupancy for years...and thats just 2 projects....looks like dozens of large projects coming online here ?Thats lots of floorspace!
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Old December 24th, 2007, 05:37 AM   #2304
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I wonder how much load these tiny concrete plates can take

And how they are attached to the building. There must be hell of a momentum on the wall when you put some load on tip of the plates.
We've a balcony that hangs over the wall too, but there are 2 big double T bars underneath that are well embedded in the supporting walls. But how is it attached here??? I cant get it from the pics and have been wondering for a longer period now.
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Old December 24th, 2007, 05:43 AM   #2305
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Old December 24th, 2007, 07:19 AM   #2306
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Old December 24th, 2007, 08:52 AM   #2307
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I wonder how much load these tiny concrete plates can take

And how they are attached to the building. There must be hell of a momentum on the wall when you put some load on tip of the plates.
We've a balcony that hangs over the wall too, but there are 2 big double T bars underneath that are well embedded in the supporting walls. But how is it attached here??? I cant get it from the pics and have been wondering for a longer period now.
At first glance they look like something that can snap off if someone decided to put a heavy book case in that corner but maybe someone has a good explanation. It doesn't look like there is any access to those plates so I wonder if they're just for looks to balance out the building. I see no doorways and they don't look big enough to hold a decent sized office or apartment.
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Old December 24th, 2007, 11:27 AM   #2308
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At first glance they look like something that can snap off if someone decided to put a heavy book case in that corner but maybe someone has a good explanation. It doesn't look like there is any access to those plates so I wonder if they're just for looks to balance out the building. I see no doorways and they don't look big enough to hold a decent sized office or apartment.
Does anyone have the actual sizes of these? I think it would be too costly not to use that space.
They could be using a method where the edges are stiffened up with extra reinforcement and this essentially acts as a beam around the outside that supports the slab. Details of their connection to the wall would be interesting too. I'm just an Engineering student but thats my two cents.
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Old December 24th, 2007, 12:21 PM   #2309
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small gift from Dubai for everybody, Merry Christmas !

24/December/2007

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Old December 24th, 2007, 12:25 PM   #2310
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At first glance they look like something that can snap off if someone decided to put a heavy book case in that corner but maybe someone has a good explanation. It doesn't look like there is any access to those plates so I wonder if they're just for looks to balance out the building. I see no doorways and they don't look big enough to hold a decent sized office or apartment.
Very simple terms for you, plates are made out of steel and concrete, like every other aspect of every building in the world. They will be connected to the core by steel rebar, and filled into place with concrete. They will probably be able to take literally tonnes of weight and are not at all flimsy. The windows will be hung at the end, and you will be able to walk right up to the window.
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Old December 24th, 2007, 12:52 PM   #2311
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many many thx imre . Merry Christmas!
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Old December 24th, 2007, 02:16 PM   #2312
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Old December 24th, 2007, 02:48 PM   #2313
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I found some postcards of the Burj Dubai today









small mistake on the 2nd postcard , there is the Dubai Towers, Istanbul

Gotta love the post card with the comparison between the buildings... like how the Sears is almost dwarfed by the Petronas??
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Old December 24th, 2007, 02:59 PM   #2314
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I havent something to add in this topic than my suprise for this amazing building...
Im visiting its official site often...even before its finish has become my favourite building in the world...
It is the major reason that iam going to visit Dubai...just to admire it....is definetely not just the tallest but also the most beautifull one...and thats why it is so special...for example Petronas are one of the tallest but not the smartest....
Burj Dubai...is the tallest and the smartest...it has amazing design....im looking forward to visit Dubai when it is finish and i will one of the first clients of the Armani hotel......(is there any specific infos about this hotel ???)
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Old December 24th, 2007, 04:04 PM   #2315
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I wonder how much load these tiny concrete plates can take

And how they are attached to the building. There must be hell of a momentum on the wall when you put some load on tip of the plates.
We've a balcony that hangs over the wall too, but there are 2 big double T bars underneath that are well embedded in the supporting walls. But how is it attached here??? I cant get it from the pics and have been wondering for a longer period now.
I doubt the floor would have to take a great load. The load from the clamp would probably be mainly horizontal and that is easily resisted by tension in the reinforcement or compression in the concrete. The only vertical load that I can see would come from the weight of the clamp itself.
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Old December 24th, 2007, 04:41 PM   #2316
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from SSP, posted by Fury. burj dubai schedule
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Hi all.

Here is the spire schedule using the revised schedule from July '07. As it is in a graph form it is not very detailed.

- Beginning of steel construction - first week of November - Start of Tier 16 - 585.7 Meters
- Second week of December - Level 160 - Second level of Tier 17 - 611.3 Meters
- Second week of March '08 - Roof 1 - Start of Tier 19 - 643.3
- Second week of April - Roof 2 - Start of Tier 20 - 662.5
- First week of May - Roof 3 - Start of Tier 21 - 681.7
- Fourth week of May - Roof 4/ Spire 1 - Start of Tier 22 - 700.9
- Third week of June - Spire 2 - Start of Tier 23 - 720.1
- Second week of July - Spire 3 - Start of Tier 24 - 739.3 - Beginning of Spire Lifting
- Second week of August - Height begins to increase again
- Third week of September - Final height - 818.0

It appears the steel started a month behind schedule - the first week of December. It remains to be seen if that means the rest of the steel schedule will also be a month behind.


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Old December 24th, 2007, 04:42 PM   #2317
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Old December 24th, 2007, 05:09 PM   #2318
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Old December 24th, 2007, 09:23 PM   #2319
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this time next year burj dubai would've completed. they would be doing final touches.
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Old December 24th, 2007, 09:28 PM   #2320
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Gotta love the post card with the comparison between the buildings... like how the Sears is almost dwarfed by the Petronas??
That post card is wrong because the sears actually soars 30 feet less that the Petronas' spires, and they didn't add the Sears' antennae purposely also.
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