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Old January 3rd, 2010, 06:28 AM   #23441
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Great on demand videos, but not live, unfortunately. But thanks, will follow there too!
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Old January 3rd, 2010, 06:44 AM   #23442
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Burj Dubai site visit photos and pics from the top of the spire at 818m ( 248 pics )

31/December/2009

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Short video from the top of the Burj Dubai spire



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Old January 3rd, 2010, 07:48 AM   #23443
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Old January 3rd, 2010, 08:40 AM   #23444
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oh wow imre i didnt know you had access to the top of the spire, that is so awesome!
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Old January 3rd, 2010, 08:43 AM   #23445
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damn man! what a great experience.. congrats! That's be on the top of the world!
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Old January 3rd, 2010, 09:45 AM   #23446
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Old January 3rd, 2010, 10:50 AM   #23447
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http://gulfnews.com/in-focus/burjdub...utube-1.561557

Teddy bear trip:

In perhaps one of the quirkiest and most amusing clips out there, this video follows the adventure of Teddy as he (or she?) makes its way through the Burj Dubai construction site.

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Old January 3rd, 2010, 11:16 AM   #23448
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Thousands to take part in inauguration of Burj Dubai, the world’s tallest building

http://www.dubaichronicle.com/news/s...building-18857

* 6,000 invited guests to watch dramatic inauguration ceremony
* Live broadcast on Dubai TV and several international channels


Burj Dubai 2 Burj Dubai, the world’s tallest building, will open today (January 4, 2010) in a carefully orchestrated ceremony before a crowd of thousands. Developed by Emaar Properties, Burj Dubai is the focal point of the 500-acre master planned community Downtown Burj Dubai.

A giant screen on Burj Park Island, as well as several television screens placed across Downtown Burj Dubai including the Waterfront Promenade, will broadcast the inauguration in real-time. Hundreds of international media, including Dubai TV, will report live from the scene. The public can watch at the inauguration ceremony from the Waterfront Promenade adjacent to The Dubai Mall.

A short film will be shown followed by an integrated display of fountain performances, fireworks and searchlight beams that tell the story of Burj Dubai, from concept to reality The inauguration’s coup de grace will be a spectacular firework display conducted on and around the tower illuminating the entire Downtown Burj Dubai area.

Mr. Mohamed Alabbar, Chairman of Emaar Properties, said that the inauguration of Burj Dubai is a public event because the tower is a source of pride for the whole UAE community. The Burj Dubai now belongs to the people of Dubai and the UAE.

“Burj Dubai touches everyone in Dubai and the UAE, as well as the millions of people who visit this great city and country every year. The inauguration of Burj Dubai is therefore an occasion for the people; a celebration of their achievements.”

He said: “Burj Dubai is another demonstration of Dubai’s ability to achieve what few people thought possible. The tower is a global icon. Moreover, it represents the determination and optimism of Dubai as a truly world city. It is a powerful symbol for the entire Arab world.”

A festive atmosphere will mark Downtown Burj Dubai throughout the day on January 4, with a variety of activities taking place themed on UAE culture and heritage. There will be traditional music and theatre, handicrafts, and Emirati cuisine will be served. A traditional Emirati wedding will also be held.

Burj Dubai is over 800 metres (2,625 ft) tall and has more than 160 storeys, the most of any building in the world. Besides an observation deck on its 124th floor affording 360-degree views of the entire city, Burj Dubai is home to the world’s first Armani Hotel, luxury offices and residences, and a variety of other sophisticated leisure and entertainment facilities.

Burj Dubai will ultimately be the place of residence, work and leisure for a community of up to 12,000 people.

Burj Dubai World Records

Burj Dubai, at over 800 metres (2,625 ft) and more than 160 storeys, holds the following world records:

* Tallest building in the world – surpassing Taipei 101 in Taiwan, which at 508 metres (1,667 ft) held the title since it opened in 2004.
* Tallest man-made structure in the world – surpassing the height of the KVLY-TV mast in North Dakota in the United States, which stands at 628.8 metres (2,063 ft)
* Tallest free-standing structure in the world – breaking the 31-year-old record of the CN Tower, which stands at 553.33 metres (1,815.5 ft)
* Largest number of storeys in the world – more than 160
* Highest occupied floor in the world – Level 160
* Highest outdoor observation deck in the world – Level 124
* Vertically pumping concrete over the greatest distance – 600 metres, beating the previous record of 448 metres (1,470 ft) set by Taipei 101
* Highest service elevator – 504 metres (1,654 ft), higher than Taipei 101’s service lift, which reaches 448 metres, and nearly one-and-a-half times higher than the elevator in the Empire State Building in New York, which travels as high as 381 metres
* Highest installation of an aluminium and glass façade
* Highest swimming pool – the pool on Level 76 at Burj Dubai is more than 260 metres (853 ft) above ground


Burj Dubai Milestones

Excavation started January 2004

Piling started February 2004

Superstructure started March 2005

Level 50 June 2006

Level 100 January 2007

Level 110 March 2007

Level 120 April 2007

Level 130 May 2007

Level 141 (world’s tallest building) July 2007

Level 150 (world’s tallest free-standing structure) September 2007

Level 160 (world’s tallest man-made structure) April 2008

Completion of spire and topping out January 2009

Exterior cladding completed September 2009

Tower inauguration January 4, 2010
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Old January 3rd, 2010, 11:27 AM   #23449
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Nice Stats......Amazing tower
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Old January 3rd, 2010, 11:51 AM   #23450
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A bit old photo of Burj Dubai (December 2009):
image hosted on flickr

http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4235140416/

btw, tomorrow (4 January) is really a great day...
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Old January 3rd, 2010, 12:09 PM   #23451
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Thousands to take part in inauguration of Burj Dubai, the world’s tallest building

6,000 invited guests to watch dramatic inauguration ceremony

Live broadcast on Dubai TV and several international channels


Dubai, UAE; January 3, 2010: Burj Dubai, the world’s tallest building, will open today (January 4, 2010) in a carefully orchestrated ceremony before a crowd of thousands. Developed by Emaar Properties, Burj Dubai is the focal point of the 500-acre master planned community Downtown Burj Dubai.

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http://imresolt.blogspot.com/2010/01...uguration.html

Spectacular sound, light, water and fireworks to mark Burj Dubai inauguration

Dubai, UAE; January 3, 2010: The inauguration of Burj Dubai, the world’s tallest building, developed by Emaar Properties, will feature a spectacular display of sound, light, water and fireworks on the evening of January 4, 2010.

A combination of dazzling fireworks, light beams, choreographed water displays, and sound & music effects will describe the evolution of the world’s most iconic new building in a breathtaking sensory journey.

In all, 868 high-powered ‘stroboscope’ lights will be integrated into the facade of Burj Dubai and the tower’s spire – and each stroboscope will be fired individually to create a series of hypnotic lighting sequences.

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Old January 3rd, 2010, 12:16 PM   #23452
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Spectacular sound, light, water and fireworks to mark Burj Dubai inauguration

http://www.dubaichronicle.com/news/s...guration-18872

The inauguration of Burj Dubai will feature a spectacular display of sound, light, water and fireworks on the evening of January 4, 2010.
A combination of dazzling fireworks, light beams, choreographed water displays, and sound & music effects will describe the evolution of the world’s most iconic new building in a breathtaking sensory journey.

In all, 868 high-powered ‘stroboscope’ lights will be integrated into the facade of Burj Dubai and the tower’s spire – and each stroboscope will be fired individually to create a series of hypnotic lighting sequences.

The entire display is controlled by a sophisticated arrangement of ultra high-tech IT systems, which choreograph at least 50 different sequences of lighting, fireworks, water and sound effects.

Event experts from France, Britain and the United States collaborated on the project, demonstrating the global spirit of teamwork which defines Burj Dubai itself.

Powerful strobe lights will be fixed near the pinnacle of the tower, and six ‘narrow beam’ search lights will be positioned 700 metres up the tower.

The entire inauguration show consists of a pre-show and three themed acts – From the Desert Flower to Burj Dubai, Heart Beat, and From Dubai & the UAE to the World – and a firework finale.

A giant screen on Burj Park Island, as well as several television screens placed across Downtown Burj Dubai including the Waterfront Promenade, will broadcast the inauguration in real-time. Hundreds of international media, including Dubai TV, will report live from the scene.

The public can watch at the inauguration ceremony from the Waterfront Promenade adjacent to The Dubai Mall.

The inauguration performance begins with a short film which depicts the story of Dubai and the evolution of Burj Dubai as the world’s tallest building. A precisely choreographed sound, light, water and fireworks display then follows.

The first act in the light & sound show, themed ‘From the Desert Flower to Burj Dubai,’ is a co-ordinated water, light and firework display. Guests can watch the unfolding of the desert lily, Hymenocallis, the design inspiration of Burj Dubai. The segment ends with a rhythmic water and fireworks show.

The second act, ‘Heart Beat,’ captures the construction of the tower in a dynamic light show. An astonishing example of technological innovation, the display recreates the effect of a beating heart and uses no fewer than 300 ‘space canon projectors’ to generate a shadow-like image of the tower.

In the third act, ‘From Dubai and the UAE to the World,’ sky tracers and space canons envelop the tower in a strong halo of white light before reproducing the sun beams of the Emaar corporate logo. These then expand in all directions as the lighting rig on the tower’s spire activates.

In its spectacular finale, the show will feature an impressive show of 10,000 firework effects on and from the tower, envisaged as the highest in the world. The sparkling display will illuminate the entire Downtown Burj Dubai area.

Mr. Ahmad Al Matrooshi, Managing Director, UAE, Emaar Properties, said that the performance would be unprecedented and symbolic of Burj Dubai’s pioneering status.

“Just as Burj Dubai leaves an indelible impression on the mind’s eye, so the performance dedicated to the tower’s inauguration on January 4 will be a memory to cherish.”

Standing at more than 800 metres (2,625 ft) high and with over 160 storeys, Burj Dubai is the world’s tallest building developed by Emaar Properties. The tower anchors the 500-acre Downtown Burj Dubai community, described as the new heart of the city. For more information, please visit: www.burjdubai.com.
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Old January 3rd, 2010, 12:29 PM   #23453
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Imre, Im reading too much into things now from your post..................

"In all, 868 high-powered ‘stroboscope’ lights"
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Old January 3rd, 2010, 12:35 PM   #23454
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Now that is a good photo. Remarkably few photos around from 8 Boulevard Walk.
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Old January 3rd, 2010, 12:38 PM   #23455
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The three photos posted by Imre above are official releases of Emaar from today lunch time.
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Old January 3rd, 2010, 12:42 PM   #23456
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They are all to lazy in that building....
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Old January 3rd, 2010, 12:57 PM   #23457
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The three photos posted by Imre above are official releases of Emaar from today lunch time.

Yes, they have very good cameras

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Old January 3rd, 2010, 01:05 PM   #23458
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I feel dizzy when i am watching the clip...Thanks IMRE
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Old January 3rd, 2010, 01:33 PM   #23459
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A Video that shows part of the at the top experience

Shows Model of the Burj Dubai:


(Best part from about 1:05 seconds)
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Old January 3rd, 2010, 02:02 PM   #23460
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Great on demand videos, but not live, unfortunately. But thanks, will follow there too!
You can also try this Live Webcam which would at least allow you to see the fireworks and the lights display.
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