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Old January 4th, 2010, 04:36 PM   #23661
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I guess it should start from 20:00, but not clear to me either. Emaar didn't do a good job providing information...
yes 20 or 21 ..

I went to the roof for taking some night pics, met with 2 big guy , security everywhere

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Old January 4th, 2010, 04:41 PM   #23662
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i am really excited
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Old January 4th, 2010, 04:49 PM   #23663
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Exciting stuff!

The answer to these may be in the 1180 odd pages, so forgive me.

I read on this thread that it will be a month before residents move in.
Will it be recognised today as being the No.1 skyscraper. Is it partially occupied from today which is one of the criteria for a skyscraper's completion if it is to be recognised in height?

Does CTBUH do the formal recognition of its No.1 status?
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Old January 4th, 2010, 04:49 PM   #23664
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OMG, can't wait to see this masterpiece of mankind full of illumination and fireworks!!
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Old January 4th, 2010, 04:55 PM   #23665
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CNN will probably broadcast it 20:00 is 17:00 here in NL, so that's an ok time.
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Old January 4th, 2010, 05:00 PM   #23666
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In Europe you can watch live the ceremony on TV at 17 : 00

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Old January 4th, 2010, 05:08 PM   #23667
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in TV?

Anyways I don't have that channel...
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Old January 4th, 2010, 05:09 PM   #23668
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Hi all,
Could you pls post photos of elevator system?
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Old January 4th, 2010, 05:11 PM   #23669
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in TV?

Anyways I don't have that channel...
TV or Internet.

I prefer to watch on TV on my big PLASMA TV

CNN
BBC
SKY
Euronews

or almost all main news channels broadcast it live
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Old January 4th, 2010, 05:12 PM   #23670
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At 6.30pm http://www.dubaichronicle.com/news/s...on-setup-18984

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Old January 4th, 2010, 05:14 PM   #23671
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Burj Dubai and a view from 'At The Top'

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Old January 4th, 2010, 05:14 PM   #23672
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Old January 4th, 2010, 05:19 PM   #23673
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Kamin's write-up from the Chicago Tribune:


The Chicago Tribune
Cityscapes by Blair Kamin


The Burj Dubai: Thumbs Up For World's New Tallest Bulding
3 January 2010

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - If ever a skyscraper was burdened with great expectations, it is the Burj Dubai, the colossal, half-mile-high tower designed by Chicago architects that opens here on Monday. This high-rise isn't simply meant to shatter height records. It is supposed to be a national icon, a symbol for a madly exuberant, now debt-ridden, city-state that mixes the manufactured spectacle of Las Vegas with the helter-skelter growth of Houston.

In the wrong hands, the 160-story, mixed-use skyscraper - the world's tallest building and the world's tallest free-standing structure, whose height is roughly double that of Donald Trump's Chicago tower - could have been a monstrosity, an extra-extra-large version of the architectural cartoons that blight the skyline here. Yet, as designed by the Chicago office of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and its former design partner, Adrian Smith, the Burj Dubai represents a great leap forward in height and, especially for Dubai, in design quality.....


Read full review at http://featuresblogs.chicagotribune....ke-excess.html
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Old January 4th, 2010, 05:20 PM   #23674
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Burj Dubai

Big baloon with Sheikh Mohammed pic

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Old January 4th, 2010, 05:25 PM   #23675
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live stream:
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Old January 4th, 2010, 05:25 PM   #23676
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Old January 4th, 2010, 05:25 PM   #23677
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Where can I watch the opening live on the Internet?
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Old January 4th, 2010, 05:26 PM   #23678
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CNN is broadcasting Live:
http://edition.cnn.com/video/flashLi....html?stream=1

btw thanx Imre for the pics !
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Old January 4th, 2010, 05:31 PM   #23679
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LIVE STREAM


==========> German news channel

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The official ceremony begins at 20 : 00.In Europe at 17 : 00
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Old January 4th, 2010, 05:32 PM   #23680
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