daily menu » rate the banner | guess the city | one on oneforums map | privacy policy | DMCA | news magazine | posting guidelines

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > World Development News Forums > Megatalls

Megatalls Discussions of projects under construction at least 600m/2,000 ft tall.



Global Announcement

As a general reminder, please respect others and respect copyrights. Go here to familiarize yourself with our posting policy.


Reply

 
Thread Tools
Old January 2nd, 2010, 03:32 AM   #23361
Parisian Girl
MONACO _ Côte d'Azur
 
Parisian Girl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: PARIS - Monte Carlo - London
Posts: 16,678
Likes (Received): 2829

Quote:
Originally Posted by AndresBlue View Post
Is the horse in the 3 third pic a Botero's workart?
I can't be absolutely sure, but it certainly does look like a Botero Sculpture. Doesn't fit into its surroundings IMO. It looks a little awkward to be honest. There are a great many different works of art you could easily put there instead..
__________________
Je m'appelle Paris
Parisian Girl no está en línea   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old January 2nd, 2010, 03:40 AM   #23362
Parisian Girl
MONACO _ Côte d'Azur
 
Parisian Girl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: PARIS - Monte Carlo - London
Posts: 16,678
Likes (Received): 2829

Choosing a vantage point to witness historic opening

There are several key spots to watch burj Dubai's inauguration

* by Irish Eden Belleza, Web Coordinator—Business
* Published: 00:00 January 2, 2010

[IMG]http://i48.************/6ok5cy.jpg[/IMG]
* Finding a good location to watch the Burj Dubai opening festivities and the surprises that are in store can be a challenge.

* Image Credit: Javed Nawab/Gulf News

[IMG]http://i49.************/e8amhk.jpg[/IMG]
* Tower spotting

* Image Credit: Gulf News

Dubai : It's all systems go for the grandiose opening of the Burj Dubai.

As Dubai gears up for this historic event, security plans are already in place for the official opening ceremony of Burj Dubai on Monday.

The inauguration will be open to the public. Around 6,000 visitors are expected to attend and parking space for more than 7,300 vehicles will be available as confirmed by Mohammad Eid Al Mansouri, Director of the Organisation Protective Security and Emergency Department at Dubai Police. More than 1,000 security personnel have also been deployed to secure the area.

With a large number of people looking forward to witnessing this historic event, one of the biggest challenges will be to find a vantage point to watch the festivities and the surprises that are in store for the unveiling of Burj Dubai.

With this in mind, Gulf News has scouted for vantage points where people can watch the opening, be it for free or for a fee.

For those who don't want to pay and are eager to witness the spectacular event, especially the fireworks, which is said to be the first of its kind, we have identified the places to go.

Festival City Boulevard

Located off Rabat Street in Dubai Festival City. Fashioned along the lines of a sailing yacht, the place cuts a striking silhouette rising from the south bank of Dubai Creek. The place will be an ideal place to watch the fireworks on January 4.

Zabeel Park

Located to the northeast of the Dubai World Trade Centre, it is located on three separate plots bounded by DWTC, Al Quta'eyat and Za'beel Road. The park is open from 8am to 11pm and is a perfect place to catch the fireworks display in the evening.

Jumeirah open beach piers

For beach lovers and those who want to witness the fireworks display, the Jumeirah open beach piers are a great viewing place.

Open beach beside Jumeirah Beach Park

Located on Jumeirah Beach Road, the open beach park offers a great location for watching fireworks.

Safa Park

Situated between the second interchange on Shaikh Zayed Road and Al Wasl Road, near Metropolitan Hotel. It is open daily from 8am to 11pm. Those waiting for the fireworks display can enjoy the large green park that has been divided into sections and play areas.

Desert area near Meydan

While waiting or watching the fireworks display, one can enjoy the tranquility of the desert and even have some barbecues for those who want to party along with the historical opening.

Promenade outside Burj Residences facing Towers 1, 3 and 5.

People can station here before roads are closed for security reasons. This is also one of the better places to witness the opening.

Burj Dubai Boulevard

Is an open vantage point in front of the Burj Dubai and worth checking with police if the road is open to pedestrians. It's between the Palace Hotel and the residences buildings.

Boulevard Bridge

Open to public on a first-come-first-serve basis. The bridge will be an access that will lead on to the Burj Island, where guest are allowed by invitation only.

Burj Dubai Island

The island can accommodate around 2,000 spectators and is open on a first-come-first-serve basis. The island will have one retail souvenir kiosk where one can buy Burj Dubai souvenir items. To fill in your empty stomach, the place also features five-restaurant kiosks.

Al Quoz Park

Those living in the area may head to Al Quoz Park.

Al Khail Road

For those who happen to be on the road and using the Al Khail Road, they may stop in a safe place and take a glimpse of the one-of-a-kind fireworks display.

For those who are really excited and willing to spend some money to witness the opening, here are some of the places to head to.

Vu's Bar, Emirates Towers

Located on Level 51 in the Hotel Tower of Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Vu's Bar is a smart choice for the panoramic views of the Dubai skyline and the Gulf.

Neos Sky Lounge, The Address Hotel

The striking sky lounge is a perfect destination on January 4. Located on the 63rd floor, Neos offers stunning city views.

Pax Restaurant, Dusit Thani Hotel

Overlooking the heart of Dubai, Pax is another place to be and have an enjoyable evening with families and friends celebrating another Dubai first.

Fairmont Hotel

Try the Rooftop Pool Bar in the Fairmont Hotel on Shaikh Zayed Road.

Saha Cafe, The Address Hotel

A contemporary lakeside coffee shop of the The Address Downtown Burj Dubai. It offers picturesque views of Burj Dubai and The Dubai Fountain.

Restaurants at Dubai Mall waterfront area

One of the nearest areas to be during the opening. Aside from the fireworks display, one can view all the opening activities by broadcasts on a flat screen placed just outside the Burj Dubai.

The Palace Hotel

It has an open-air terrace overlooking the Burj Dubai.

http://gulfnews.com/business/propert...ening-1.560915
__________________
Je m'appelle Paris
Parisian Girl no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 2nd, 2010, 03:46 AM   #23363
Parisian Girl
MONACO _ Côte d'Azur
 
Parisian Girl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: PARIS - Monte Carlo - London
Posts: 16,678
Likes (Received): 2829

Preparations for unique fireworks event in full swing

Pyrotechnics are installed at several levels of the tower

* by Arno Maierbrugger, Deputy Business Editor
* Published: 00:00 January 2, 2010

[IMG]http://i47.************/2i8vytu.jpg[/IMG]
* Workers install fireworks in preparation for Monday's opening. The staging is expected to be 'the first of its kind'.

* Image Credit: Daniel Gill/Megarme

Dubai : While no official schedule for the inauguration of the Burj Dubai has been announced, one thing is sure. There will be amazing fireworks as installations for firecrackers, rockets and other pyrotechnic stuff are going on round the clock, as our close-up picture shows.

According to people with close knowledge of the proceedings, the fireworks choreography to be used in the ceremony will be "the first of its kind".

Rockets are being placed at several levels of the Burj Dubai, including areas very close to the top spire at a height of around 800 metres.

The dangerous task of installing the rockets is only feasible by using the tower's 18 building maintenance units, provided by Cox Gomyl, a multinational company based in Melbourne

http://gulfnews.com/business/propert...swing-1.560913
__________________
Je m'appelle Paris
Parisian Girl no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 2nd, 2010, 03:50 AM   #23364
Imre
Dubai
 
Imre's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Dubai
Posts: 40,564
Likes (Received): 315

31/December/2009

Burj Dubai

Fury, I try to remember of the route

From the level 160 few steps by stair and reached the PEGA lift which is the highest one inside the Burj.6 floors with the elevator after need to climb with ladder and we are on the Tier 19.

After many steps by stairs , dont remember how many levels but lot

[IMG]http://i45.************/fdem9i.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i47.************/k4yntf.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i47.************/2m4w3g9.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i47.************/wvyfi8.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i50.************/2akla8w.jpg[/IMG]

When you are bored with the stairs need to climb this kind of ladders (Tier 22) :

[IMG]http://i50.************/2rnenwg.jpg[/IMG]

From the Tier 24 and the spire door:

[IMG]http://i47.************/mvon0h.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i46.************/mwe1dx.jpg[/IMG]

After inside the spire with ladders, you have seen pics of this.

From the top:

[IMG]http://i48.************/28r2n9.jpg[/IMG]

Checked the time of the pics :

From Tier 22 to spire took 2h and 5 min (with many stops for taking pics of BMU's)

We spent around 30 min on the top.

From the spire to Tier 20 took 1 h and 6 min.

Hardest part is the ledders, need to climb around 70-100 m.
Imre no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 2nd, 2010, 03:59 AM   #23365
Imre
Dubai
 
Imre's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Dubai
Posts: 40,564
Likes (Received): 315

Quote:
Originally Posted by Fury View Post
Hi all.

Hi Imre.

Fantastic stuff !
I will wait for your album on Picasa to start dloading them as there is always much more there than here - should be there in a day or 2 ?

Thanks Fury,

I would like to make it today , tomorrow need to relax because Monday is a big day

Afternoon or tonight I will post the link and you can download the pics.

Imre no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 2nd, 2010, 04:02 AM   #23366
Imre
Dubai
 
Imre's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Dubai
Posts: 40,564
Likes (Received): 315

31/December/2009

Burj Dubai , photos from the top of the spire PART 1

[IMG]http://i47.************/2lkd8q1.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i49.************/2gtrfqf.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i45.************/ip011v.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i49.************/2yuhjeo.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i47.************/11ajt5c.jpg[/IMG]

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

[IMG]http://i45.************/x1c3sj.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i47.************/2nvxfgx.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i49.************/15nsi9t.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i45.************/2qcfk8x.jpg[/IMG]
Imre no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 2nd, 2010, 04:03 AM   #23367
Parisian Girl
MONACO _ Côte d'Azur
 
Parisian Girl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: PARIS - Monte Carlo - London
Posts: 16,678
Likes (Received): 2829

[IMG]http://i46.************/119ue5g.jpg[/IMG]
http://featuresblogs.chicagotribune....the-tower.html


Imre, those last shots are just incredible! Insane views!
__________________
Je m'appelle Paris
Parisian Girl no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 2nd, 2010, 04:14 AM   #23368
Imre
Dubai
 
Imre's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Dubai
Posts: 40,564
Likes (Received): 315

Quote:
Originally Posted by Parisian Girl View Post

Imre, those last shots are just incredible! Insane views!
Thanks, some more

31/December/2009

Burj Dubai , photos from the top of the spire PART 2

[IMG]http://i47.************/5aqtsl.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i48.************/b6yovc.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i50.************/24l5v1v.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i47.************/2qatuoo.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i50.************/ehgmxj.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i49.************/2jdhmdd.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i45.************/2v7uzx4.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i46.************/2vcsymd.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i45.************/zwoz6.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i47.************/aykfx0.jpg[/IMG]
Imre no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 2nd, 2010, 04:50 AM   #23369
Parisian Girl
MONACO _ Côte d'Azur
 
Parisian Girl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: PARIS - Monte Carlo - London
Posts: 16,678
Likes (Received): 2829

Quote:
Originally Posted by Imre View Post
Thanks, some more

31/December/2009

Burj Dubai , photos from the top of the spire PART 2
OMG I'm getting dizzy just looking at these photos, Imre ... must have been an awesome experience to be actually standing up there clicking away. Well deserved though!

That latch inside the spire looks so small/tight....or maybe the photo is just deceiving??
__________________
Je m'appelle Paris
Parisian Girl no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 2nd, 2010, 05:02 AM   #23370
Parisian Girl
MONACO _ Côte d'Azur
 
Parisian Girl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: PARIS - Monte Carlo - London
Posts: 16,678
Likes (Received): 2829

[IMG]http://i48.************/2r42c1x.jpg[/IMG]
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/cult...ant-stare.html
__________________
Je m'appelle Paris
Parisian Girl no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 2nd, 2010, 05:11 AM   #23371
The Killer
I ♥ Fútbol
 
The Killer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Maracay
Posts: 977
Likes (Received): 92

wonderful.
The Killer no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 2nd, 2010, 05:20 AM   #23372
Parisian Girl
MONACO _ Côte d'Azur
 
Parisian Girl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: PARIS - Monte Carlo - London
Posts: 16,678
Likes (Received): 2829

[IMG]http://i48.************/snz129.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i49.************/4pxoua.jpg[/IMG]
http://www.realestatechannel.com/int...ation-1837.php
__________________
Je m'appelle Paris
Parisian Girl no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 2nd, 2010, 05:54 AM   #23373
Fury
Proudly Canadian
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 2,059
Likes (Received): 350

Hi all.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Imre View Post
31/December/2009

Burj Dubai
Fury, I try to remember of the route
From the level 160 few steps by stair and reached the PEGA lift which is the highest one inside the Burj.6 floors with the elevator after need to climb with ladder and we are on the Tier 19.
After many steps by stairs , dont remember how many levels but lot
When you are bored with the stairs need to climb this kind of ladders (Tier 22) :
From the Tier 24 and the spire door:
After inside the spire with ladders, you have seen pics of this.

Checked the time of the pics :

From Tier 22 to spire took 2h and 5 min (with many stops for taking pics of BMU's)

We spent around 30 min on the top.

From the spire to Tier 20 took 1 h and 6 min.

Hardest part is the ledders, need to climb around 70-100 m.
Hi Imre.
What an awesome journey ...
Thanks for the route info.

I will be watching for your picasa album - to me this is the best site visit update - and your previous visits were mindblowing.

I will PM you when I get on my main computer with ... "stuff" .

I must say the landscaping in front of wing A (facing SZR) looks great. It will be the main road entrance from BD boulevard. It is looking more or less complete - I like the colors.

Thanks again Imre for all the effort you make in keeping us all updated. You and the rest of the Dubai photogs make feel like we are there when some of us are on the other side of the globe.


Hi PG.
You may have to change your name to BD Article Girl ...
Thanks for keeping us updated with the latest press releases.
Imagine that - I save BD articles too ...

__________________
Burj Khalifa - The Greatest Structure of our Time !!

Last edited by Fury; January 2nd, 2010 at 06:15 AM.
Fury no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 2nd, 2010, 05:58 AM   #23374
Shahid
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 495
Likes (Received): 101

Quote:
Originally Posted by Imre View Post
Short video from the top of the Burj Dubai spire



622MB

HD link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrGsS2IQqAg&fmt=22
Wow too scary when looking down...

amazing! good work Imre
Shahid no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 2nd, 2010, 06:43 AM   #23375
firoz bharmal
Registered User
 
firoz bharmal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Rajkot , Dubai.....
Posts: 3,207
Likes (Received): 2413

iMRE pICS AND vIDEO ARE NEW YEAR GIFTS...AGAIN OUT STANDING CLUSTER OF PICS....
firoz bharmal no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 2nd, 2010, 07:22 AM   #23376
gerald.d
Registered User
 
gerald.d's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Dubai
Posts: 2,343
Likes (Received): 44

Quote:
Originally Posted by Parisian Girl View Post
[IMG]http://i48.************/snz129.jpg[/IMG]
That would be a nice shot if the whoever Photoshopped it hadn't forgotten to straighten up the foreground along with the background
gerald.d no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 2nd, 2010, 07:33 AM   #23377
Imre
Dubai
 
Imre's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Dubai
Posts: 40,564
Likes (Received): 315

Quote:
Originally Posted by gerald.d View Post
That would be a nice shot if the whoever Photoshopped it hadn't forgotten to straighten up the foreground along with the background
Pic was taken by Joe (ISO 50 !)

File Name:Burj Dubai to welcome first residents from Feb 2010 onwards.JPG
Camera Model Name: Hasselblad H3D II-50
Shooting Date/Time 2009.12.19. 14:58:02
Tv (Shutter Speed) 4
Av (Aperture Value) 4.0
ISO Speed 50
Image Size 1170x1560
Flash Off
File Size 199KB
Owner's Name Joe

Higher res here:

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_MJP0UXD31g...10+onwards.JPG

another one with the same camera:

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_MJP0UXD31g...ark+Island.JPG
Imre no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 2nd, 2010, 07:58 AM   #23378
gerald.d
Registered User
 
gerald.d's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Dubai
Posts: 2,343
Likes (Received): 44

Compare and contrast:

gerald.d no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 2nd, 2010, 08:39 AM   #23379
Emarati2009
Registered User
 
Emarati2009's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 1,332
Likes (Received): 3479

from Dubai Police

Emarati2009 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 2nd, 2010, 10:05 AM   #23380
NgelM
Two camels in a tiny car
 
NgelM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Area Metropolitana de Valencia
Posts: 2,834
Likes (Received): 66

I just can wait!! I'm so excited!!!
__________________
Si te tumba el mar abierto y el odio te ciega, yo estaré ahí con balsas y un millón de velas.
La Vida Bohéme.
V a l e n c i a
"Valencia es infinita" Daniel De Sousa
NgelM no está en línea   Reply With Quote


Reply

Tags
adrian smith, burj dubai, burj khalifa, downtown, dubai, dubai tower, emaar, megatall, middle east, rascacielos, sarajevo construction, skyscraper, spire, tallest, uae

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Related topics on SkyscraperCity


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 04:17 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us | privacy policy | DMCA policy

Hosted by Blacksun, dedicated to this site too!
Forum server management by DaiTengu