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Old December 30th, 2009, 10:27 AM   #23241
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I got the 2 latest news from the Emaar just 5 min before

New Burj Dubai website opens door to life inside the world’s first ‘Vertical City’

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New Burj Dubai website opens door to life inside the world’s first ‘Vertical City’

Portal soon to launch online ticketing for the tower’s observation deck on level 124

Dubai, UAE, December 30, 2009: Emaar Properties, the developer of Burj Dubai, has unveiled a comprehensive new website dedicated to the world’s tallest building at www.burjdubai.com

The interactive portal provides a fascinating in-depth introduction to every aspect of life, work and leisure inside the world’s first ‘Vertical City.’

Burj Dubai will be inaugurated on January 4, 2010, which marks the fourth anniversary of the Accession Day of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum as the Ruler of Dubai.

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Old December 30th, 2009, 10:29 AM   #23242
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Vertical travel’ within Burj Dubai in the world’s highest elevators

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Vertical travel’ within Burj Dubai in the world’s highest elevators

57 elevators and 8 escalators streamline ‘travel in the Vertical City’
Double-deck elevators exclusively for visitors to At The Top, Burj Dubai, the observatory deck on Level 124
More than 75,000 professionals and skilled workers involved in elevator installation

Dubai, UAE; December 30, 2009: Call it vertical travel with a difference. Burj Dubai, the world’s tallest building by Emaar Properties, set to be inaugurated on January 4, 2010 to mark the fourth anniversary of the Accession Day of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum as the Ruler of Dubai, is setting new trends as well as world records in elevator and escalator installation and operation.

In what is described as the ‘intelligent elevator installation,’ Burj Dubai will have 57 elevators and eight escalators streamlining the travel needs of the residents and visitors to the tower. These elevators also mark the highest installation in any building.

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Old December 30th, 2009, 11:38 AM   #23243
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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

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Old December 30th, 2009, 12:34 PM   #23244
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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...
Gerald, get off

Thats been my number since about my first post here, based on insider stuff at GC.
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Old December 30th, 2009, 12:48 PM   #23245
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Woohoo! Burj Dubai Metro station will open on Jan 4th

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H.E. Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of Roads & Transport Authority (RTA), announced that RTA will officially open Burj Dubai metro station on Monday 04 January 2010 to mark the opening of Burj Dubai the tallest tower in the world.
“Burj Dubai is one of the elevated metro stations with the concourse and platform situated at a level upper than the elevated metro track, extending 132 meters in length and 29 meters in width. The station has a capacity to handle 11 thousand passengers per hour per direction, and has two entry points fitted with escalators together with lifts. According to the currently available indicators, the station is expected to be used by about 10 thousand passengers everyday; and the daily number is set to rise during weekends and holidays to 19 thousand persons”.
RTA Chairman and Executive Director added: “Burj Dubai Station mainly serves Burj Dubai district, which spans an area of 45 million square feet. It harbours residential, commercial, and recreational facilities as well as restaurants, retail outlets, the world’s tallest tower Burj Dubai, Dubai Mall, 30 thousand residential units, 9 world-class hotels, 19 residential towers, and a Boulevard measuring 73m in width and 3.5km length. The Station also serves in the other side of the road Jumeirah 2; which has a high population density.
“RTA has deployed 11 buses to operate on two routes to feed Burj Dubai Station, where six buses will operate on Route F13 at 10 minutes interval. The Route links Burj Dubai Station with Burj Dubai area; which includes Dubai Mall, The Palace & The Address hotels, the Boulevard and other locations in the area. Route F16 has 5 buses operating at 10 minutes interval to link Burj Dubai Station with Jumeirah 2. Buses start off the Station and pass across Mazaya Center, Al Wasl Road and Al Uruba Road before heading back to the Metro Station.
“The shell-shaped metro stations had been purposely built to enhance safety and security of the public as the design was intended to be clear, simple and with minimum walking distance. Entry points of stations are integrated with other transport modes; providing a link with pedestrian movement and communication with the ambient environment of the station. The interior design of the metro stations is inspired by the four elements of nature; air, earth, fire and water, and a heritage-themed design will be applied to Al Ras and Al Ghubaiba Stations.
The circular passenger movement at the stations will flow smoothly allowing a visibility range that does not rely on excessive signage. Therefore the areas available at the station lounges were intended to be free from clustered elements and barriers as much as possible in order to maintain optical communication. Moreover, the stations have been designed to be fully equipped with accessories and facilities to serve disabled travelers, strollers and commuters with personal luggage..
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Old December 30th, 2009, 02:00 PM   #23246
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yes,I remember all of my pics so the Gulfnews just stolen 4 pics and put with this rubbish: "Image Credit: Supplied picture"

4/7 just mine

So no need to send them pics they can copy from the internet
Imre, you should complain to the News paper.
Your copyrighted pictures should not be stolen or reproduced without your permission.

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Old December 30th, 2009, 02:18 PM   #23247
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Another World Record?!

Royal Boon Edam ( www.boonedam.nl ) has placed two revolving doors on the 124th floor of the Burj Dubai!

These are the highest placed revolving doors in the world!!

They are specially made storm resistant.
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Old December 30th, 2009, 02:21 PM   #23248
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Hehehe.

Any confirmation on where the highest toilet is in the Burj?
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Old December 30th, 2009, 02:23 PM   #23249
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Imre, you should complain to the News paper.
Your copyrighted pictures should not be stolen or reproduced without your permission.
It's incredibly low of them. The paper are doing an article for their Friday magazine on people and their gadgets, and I was asked to be one of the people featured.

I was going to go ahead with it, but following their disgraceful behaviour over nicking Imre's pictures, I told them to get stuffed.
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Old December 30th, 2009, 02:25 PM   #23250
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And from that rag...

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More than 1,000 security personnel are expected to be present at the official opening ceremony of Burj Dubai, which is scheduled for Monday, January 4, 2010.
While the event is expected to host 6,000 visitors, parking space for more than 7,300 vehicles will be available, said Mohammad Eid Al Mansouri, Director of the Organization Protective Security and Emergency Department at Dubai Police, who was speaking to Emarat Alyoum newspaper.
Parking space at Dubai Mall, which can house almost 5,000 vehicles alone, will be fully dedicated for the event, in addition to other parking spaces.
Al Mansouri said that vehicles, including police cars, will not be permitted to park on the inner roads close by the Burj. Any parked car will be removed right away.
Part of the security measures taken by the Roads and Transport Authority, messages will be put up on electronic notice boards asking drivers close to the Burj area not to stop their vehicles when the fireworks start in order to avoid traffic or any car accidents. The fireworks which will be used at the ceremony are said to be the first of their kind.
Ooh!
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Old December 30th, 2009, 03:00 PM   #23251
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Pfffff ... my camera have seen them all

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Old December 30th, 2009, 03:08 PM   #23252
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It's like that picture knows my entire life and expressing it for us to feel!
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Old December 30th, 2009, 03:26 PM   #23253
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The fireworks which will be used at the ceremony are said to be the first of their kind.
Maybe they will be BD shaped!
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Old December 30th, 2009, 03:34 PM   #23254
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RTA Opens Burj Dubai Metro Station on Monday, deploys 11 Feeder buses

news recalled.

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Old December 30th, 2009, 04:14 PM   #23255
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Poorly photoshopped in image of the BD there!

Will there be travellators from the station to the BD or do you have to get on a bus?
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Old December 30th, 2009, 04:19 PM   #23256
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It's shockingly poor, isn't it?!
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Old December 30th, 2009, 06:05 PM   #23257
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Just got from the RTA

Recall: هيئة الطرق والمواصلات تفتتح محطة برج دبي الاثنين المقبل RTA Opens Burj Dubai Metro Station on Monday

Media would like to recall the message, "هيئة الطرق والمواصلات تفتتح محطة برج دبي الاثنين المقبل RTA Opens Burj Dubai Metro Station on Monday".

We apologize from recalling the Burj Dubai Metro Station press releases and please replace it with the attached press release RTA outlines environmental & sustainability plan of rail projects 2010

RTA outlines environmental & sustainability plan of rail projects 2010


Dubai (Roads & Transport Authority): Fahad Al Ma’amari:

Rail Agency at Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) has outlined its environmental and sustainability work plan 2010; which is based on RTA Strategic Plan aiming at curbing pollution and conserving the environment.

“RTA Rail Agency has based its environmental and sustainability work plan 2010 on two key axes; the first one is implementation and application of the environmental management system across the Rail Agency through compliance with the international environmental standards (ISO 14001). The second one is sustainability of environmental enforcement and audit; which is viewed as an extension of the international environmental standards as well as a strategic goal of the RTA (minimizing the negative environmental effects of transportation)” said Mohammed Al Ruwaished, Director of Quality, Health, Safety & Environment Dep’t at RTA Rail Agency”.

He continued: “The Agency is counting on several factors to help realize its environmental strategic plans. Much emphasis is given to assigning due consideration to the standards of green buildings and sustainability in all future rail projects; which will conserve the environment and increase the lifespan of these projects. It will also ensure safe and smooth mobility for all segments of the society in a way that serves the principles of sustained development (protecting the environment, community welfare, customer satisfaction, and economic prosperity). More emphasis is also made on minimizing the waste of building projects, and methods of saving power and water consumption.

Rail Agency is seeking to protect the environment through various means including conducting a study to assess the environmental effect and enforcement program coupled with deeply rooted preventive measures that care for various environmental aspects such as noise & air pollution and vibrations during the construction phase of the project. Due consideration has also been given to the operational period as it contributes to curbing the environmental pollution which might result from the operation of Dubai Metro, so it is imperative to check the best environmental practices adopted in this regard. Studies concluded that trains are among the best transport modes as they minimize the environmental pollution and conserve the environment as much as 3 folds vehicles and aircrafts. The Agency is therefore exploring the possibility of increasing rail projects in the emirate up to 2030 over and above the existing projects (Dubai Metro and Sufouh Tram).

Al Ruwaished added: “There are environmental stipulations which we have to comply with such as not to exceed the noise levels permissible in the emirate of Dubai as monitored by the enforcement systems in place, where in 2009 Rail Agency has achieved a compliance rate with permissible thresholds as high as 95% or more. The Agency is also observing other stipulations such as dust control, introducing preventive measures to prevent the blowing of dust, and safe disposal of waste resulting from construction of rail projects. These conditions are complied with under a regime that encompasses carrying out environmental auditing and inspection on monthly basis through visiting the metro and tram construction sites to take notes and forward them in reports submitted to the Consultants for taking appropriate corrective actions”.

“Monthly meetings are being held with the Consultant and Contractor to debate the outstanding environmental issues and assist in working out solutions to reduce the environmental effects that may impact the environment and the community. The Dep’t pays serious attention to tracking public complaints and taking instant measures in their response; particularly those related to high noise and ground vibration levels resulting from rail project activities” concluded the Director of Quality, Health, Safety & Environment Dep’t at RTA Rail Agency.
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Old December 30th, 2009, 06:06 PM   #23258
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media recall? wow.
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Old December 30th, 2009, 07:31 PM   #23259
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Old December 30th, 2009, 07:41 PM   #23260
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media recall? wow.
Looks like they forgot to recall it from their own blog though.

http://rta-english.blogspot.com/2009/12/11.html
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