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Old January 2nd, 2010, 11:23 PM   #23421
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Seems like they will announce an official height tomorrow. About time!

Fantastic shots by Imre by the way!
Hi Jan.
I saw an article stating the height would be released the day of inauguration too. I question whether it will be during the inauguration although that would be a good time to release it. The CTBUH will only resort to doing their own measurement if the developer (Emaar) won't release the 3 heights officially recognized. I would like to see them measure every structure independantly of the developers claim but it is what it is.

I was very happy to see Imre's post about seeing 818.0 on all the documents he saw during his site visit. This is good news leaning towards the fact that the structure is built according to the plans.

I am interested to see whether Emaar says 818.0 as per the plans (if they do announce it at all) or 824.6 taking into account the CTBUH criteria for measuring. Of course the 0.6 meters for the height of the beacons is a guestimate - it could be .7 or .8.

It would be great to get official news on the 4th but it could just as easily be a few weeks after that.

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Old January 2nd, 2010, 11:36 PM   #23422
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Old January 2nd, 2010, 11:40 PM   #23423
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Old January 2nd, 2010, 11:45 PM   #23424
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Fantastic shots there!

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Old January 2nd, 2010, 11:46 PM   #23425
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Old January 2nd, 2010, 11:49 PM   #23426
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Whats this at the top?

http://www.break.com/usercontent/200...-dubai-1566988
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Old January 3rd, 2010, 12:32 AM   #23427
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Old January 3rd, 2010, 12:38 AM   #23428
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Old January 3rd, 2010, 01:50 AM   #23429
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This question has been asked a few times but how many media corporations are going to be covering this event?

On the internet on every website it says around 2 Billion people will watch the ceremony and that 400 representatives have been contacted so the question becomes which International media outlets will be be covering this spectacular event? CNN? BBC? FOX? ect..
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Old January 3rd, 2010, 02:15 AM   #23430
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This question has been asked a few times but how many media corporations are going to be covering this event?

On the internet on every website it says around 2 Billion people will watch the ceremony and that 400 representatives have been contacted so the question becomes which International media outlets will be be covering this spectacular event? CNN? BBC? FOX? ect..
Lol you're funny. 2 billion people! That's even more than the number of people that watches the World Cup final.

And as far as I know only Dubai TV covers the opening. Maybe some regional stations, but Dubai TV will probably be the only big world-wide broadcasting station.
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Old January 3rd, 2010, 02:24 AM   #23431
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Lol you're funny. 2 billion people! That's even more than the number of people that watches the World Cup final.

And as far as I know only Dubai TV covers the opening. Maybe some regional stations, but Dubai TV will probably be the only big world-wide broadcasting station.
What are you talking about? CNN, BBC, SkyNews to name a few covered the Atlantis Hotel Dubai opening. You are saying they wont cover the World's Tallest Building opening?

And the 2 billion figure came from Khaleej Times:

http://www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayA...on=theuae&col=
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Old January 3rd, 2010, 02:42 AM   #23432
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Hi all.

Hopefully there will be some youtube vid as it is highly unlikely I will get to watch it live here in Canada. I will start looking around though - maybe I will get lucky ...

Edit.
Frick - wouldn't matter anyway as Dubai is 11 hours ahead of my timezone and I have an appointment ...
I'm sure there will be lots of youtube vid and coverage from our Dubai guys anyway.

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Old January 3rd, 2010, 04:35 AM   #23433
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Thankyou to all of you guys who have....

kept me informed on the real happenings in Dubai.

Imre Solt... YOU ARE THE MAN!!!! Thankyou for keeping me informed not only on Burj Dubai but also on JLT where I bought an apartment. I can honestly say it was your updates on this forum where I have aquired a passion for Dubai.
Thankyou Imre.
PS. I'm coming to Dubai soon and would be honoured to meet up with you. [email protected]

I feel that the following I have to vent, that is my frustrations at the western media who have made it their national pastime - 'Dubai Bashing'
I live in the UK and the only time the west report on Dubai is when they have a negative story or when the story is too big (ie - Atlantis opening/Palm Islands) that they are almost to begrudgingly report it!!!

I have visited Dubai only twice and with my hand on my heart have never regretted buying a property in Dubai, the place MORE than Rocks. Yes there were frustrating delays but so what!!!

I will never consider selling my apartment in Dubai as I feel that owning gives me a personal affinity to Dubai.

Dubai MUST combat the bashing it unfairly recieves in the western media, it must employ the services of PR and Marketing companies and forcibly make the world see what it has achieved in a matter of a few years.

Imagine if the megaprojects video by dubaiflo was aired on national TV in the UK, I bet there would be a waiting list to get a flight into Dubai.

Thankyou all for reading, sorry for rambling, but this Dubai bashing really hacks me off!!!

Bye
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Old January 3rd, 2010, 05:11 AM   #23434
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So, where can we find a link to a Dubai TV live feed?

No luck so far on Google.
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Old January 3rd, 2010, 05:26 AM   #23435
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try this:

http://livetv.afghansite.com/

search for 'dubai' using the search box located on the bottom left hand corner. I keep getting a 'busy' message..maybe someone else will have better luck!

will keep trying to find another live feed.
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Old January 3rd, 2010, 05:32 AM   #23436
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Yes, I only get ads on most sites like this. After the first ad, it's always "connecting" or "busy" or some other random FAIL message.
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Old January 3rd, 2010, 05:44 AM   #23437
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Old January 3rd, 2010, 05:49 AM   #23438
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try this site for video news:

http://vode.dmi.ae/mediamanager/?ee_category=11413
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Old January 3rd, 2010, 06:17 AM   #23439
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Imre Solt... YOU ARE THE MAN!!!! Thankyou for keeping me informed not only on Burj Dubai but also on JLT where I bought an apartment. I can honestly say it was your updates on this forum where I have aquired a passion for Dubai.
Thankyou Imre.
PS. I'm coming to Dubai soon and would be honoured to meet up with you. [email protected]
Many thanks

I am still busy with the pics but we can meet up if you are here.
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Old January 3rd, 2010, 06:18 AM   #23440
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Burj Dubai , pics from the spire and higher tiers, final set of my site visit , Picasa album will be done soon

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