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Old December 29th, 2009, 06:17 PM   #23221
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So is the final design still as tall? a little confused as to which is the accepted design. great building nevertheless...


**** Sorry guys, thot i was replying to the chinese world trade center thread..idk how to delete.
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Old December 29th, 2009, 06:37 PM   #23222
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Old December 29th, 2009, 06:41 PM   #23223
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Cleaning the Burj Dubai


Gulfnews : 29/12/2009

Ensuring the tallest building in the world keeps sparkling is no easy task; we take a look at how the Burj Dubai will keep it shine.


http://gulfnews.com/pictures/busines...dubai-1.559290
Some familiar pics boys???
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Old December 29th, 2009, 06:59 PM   #23224
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Some familiar pics boys???
yes,I remember all of my pics so the Gulfnews just stolen 4 pics and put with this rubbish: "Image Credit: Supplied picture"

first pic like this :

[IMG]http://i47.************/o9lb87.jpg[/IMG]

second one here:

[IMG]http://i47.************/28ribrd.jpg[/IMG]

4th one here:

[IMG]http://i49.************/pm3xs.jpg[/IMG]

7th pic:

[IMG]http://i45.************/2laaal0.jpg[/IMG]

4/7 just mine

So no need to send them pics they can copy from the internet

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Old December 29th, 2009, 07:01 PM   #23225
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Yes the competition winner will be interesting

"and the winner is.............................................................................................................................The editor in chief wins a holiday to Bali
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Old December 29th, 2009, 07:59 PM   #23226
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The different colours on Burj Dubai facade is for the grand opening, in few days or it will be permanent?
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Old December 29th, 2009, 08:42 PM   #23227
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Christos, I dont think anyone really knows, but going by the Armani presentation last year, the spotlights are hired that are placed on each tier and at ground level.

All will be revealed in a few days
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Old December 29th, 2009, 09:12 PM   #23228
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I think no one knows at the moment

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Old December 29th, 2009, 11:27 PM   #23229
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The Burj Dubai: Just how tall is it? We'll find out next Monday

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December 29, 2009

We know that the Burj Dubai (left), designed by Chicago architects Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, will be the tallest building in the world and the tallest free-standing structure on Earth, when it opens next Monday, January 4. What we don't know is exactly how tall it really is.

The developers of the tower, Emaar Properties, have been very shrewd in not releasing the exact figure. That has led to an international guessing name and has resulted in innumerable stories (like this one), giving the record-shattering tower even more notoriety.

This much is clear: The tower is roughly a half mile, or 2,640 feet, high. An Associated Press report on December 2 said the Burj Dubai reaches a "reported" height of 2,684 feet--"reported" being journalistic shorthand for "I can't vouch for this fact, but somebody else reported it."

Chicago architect Adrian Smith, the chief designer of the tower (he left SOM in 2006 to start his own firm), isn't spilling the beans. He and his former colleagues at SOM don't deny that the tower is at least 800 meters, or 2625 feet, tall. But that's as specific as they'll get.

[IMG]http://i46.************/wixe74.jpg[/IMG]

One complicating factor is a recent change in the standard for measuring heights by the Chicago-based Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. The old standard was that height was measured from the sidewalk outside the main entrance to the building's spire or structural top. The new standard is that height is measured from "the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance" to the top. This matters because the Burj Dubai occupies a sloping site and one of its entrances is clearly lower than the others.

The rule change made the tower even taller--but just how tall we still don't know. Tune in Monday for the answer. (And if you have an educated guess, in feet or meters, let's hear it now.)

http://featuresblogs.chicagotribune....ll-is-it-.html
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Old December 30th, 2009, 12:45 AM   #23230
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did anybody notice something strange in this pic ?
http://gulfnews.com/polopoly_fs/clea...4220703985.JPG
it mentions a observatory deck at 706.99m!!!
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Old December 30th, 2009, 01:45 AM   #23231
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did anybody notice something strange in this pic ?
http://gulfnews.com/polopoly_fs/clea...4220703985.JPG
it mentions a observatory deck at 706.99m!!!
Wouldnt that be great! We will have to wait and see
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Old December 30th, 2009, 01:50 AM   #23232
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ooh they shinied it up
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Old December 30th, 2009, 04:49 AM   #23233
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Hi all.

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BurjDubai.com belongs to Emaar, and on their site you can find this piece of information:

"'At The Top' Observation Deck Ticket Information

By day and night At The Top, Burj Dubai provides unparalleled views of Dubai.

A standard visit to At The Top, Burj Dubai lasts approximately 60 minutes, allowing ample time for you to relax and enjoy the Dubai skyline at your leisure. At The Top will open in January 2010."

It means they are planning to open the ob deck in January, however most probably it won't be on the 4th of January.
Hi Bikes.

Thanks for the info.

I am as guilty as the journalists in calling Jan 4 the soft opening. I just never clued in that they called it the inauguration and not the opening untill last night. Obviously - no one else did either.

I am thinking now there may not be a specific soft opening date - rather parts will be open as they are completed. The soft opening may be spread throughout most or all of 2010.

If the observation level opens in January hopefully shortly thereafter we will get confirmation of the official height of 824.6 meters.

As for the completion of the whole of the works we may not know when this final milestone is achieved (sometime in 2011 ?).

Hi Helghast.
OTR's shots from last night clearly show section 22A has big "laser" lights set up behind the row of cladding that is different than the rest. Not to say they couldn't remove those after the inauguration to clear the space for an upper OD but as was discussed a few weeks ago the journey up there makes it highly unlikely unless they were to install another elevator.
IMO the plans would have showed the 2nd OD and the extra elevator(s) would already be installed.
The sign is incorrect IMHO.

Hi OTR.
So the cladding is still not completed ? I guess they can call it complete as all of the cladding panels are installed but some glazing is boarded over and /or needs to be installed. I find it hard to believe they can't get glass in this much time - it's been 2 months.

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Old December 30th, 2009, 05:27 AM   #23234
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Actually its a sea not an ocean and secondly its the Arabian Gulf and not Persian Gulf as per US geographical society renamin a few years back. Only people who call it Persian Gulf/ Sea are the Iranians and ll other GCC countries refer to it as the Arabian Gulf
I am a Brit, and I call it the Persian Gulf, as do most of Brits. it has been called the Persian Gulf for thousands of years, who is the US geographical society to change all of that?
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Old December 30th, 2009, 06:10 AM   #23235
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Amazing...

I love this building...
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Old December 30th, 2009, 06:50 AM   #23236
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4.1.2010 can't wait
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Old December 30th, 2009, 10:04 AM   #23237
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Not directly BD related, but I came across this guy's pics and wanted to share with you Don't know whether it has been posted before...

Dubai Invasion - Star Wars on Earth

http://www.geekiz.com/the-dubai-invasion/

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Old December 30th, 2009, 10:06 AM   #23238
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Couple of still images from the timelapses I did.

Night (light on the bottom of the cloud is from the fountain show) -



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Old December 30th, 2009, 10:16 AM   #23239
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The Burj Dubai: Just how tall is it? We'll find out next Monday
This would be an interesting game between the Emaar and CTBUH and I am wondering what about the favourite number of the Emaar's Chairman which is 888
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Old December 30th, 2009, 10:19 AM   #23240
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This would be an interesting game between the Emaar and CTBUH and I am wondering what about the favourite number of the Emaar's Chairman which is 888
The piles have been reported as going down to "over" 50 metres, no?

I know that it doesn't have any effect on the official height, but 824.6+50 is getting awfully close to that magic 888 number...
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