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Old December 27th, 2007, 02:22 PM   #2381
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great wooden models culwulla, i would like a glass tower on my sideboard. the gold one is a bit tacky .
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Old December 27th, 2007, 04:25 PM   #2382
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Normal lifespan for a building is 50 years (in calculations etc)
And my city is full of buildings from ~1730 up to now...
50 years??? Most houses in most villages in germany were built after WW2, and they dont look like they'll fall apart in near future.
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Old December 27th, 2007, 04:31 PM   #2383
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Amazing.....
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Old December 27th, 2007, 05:58 PM   #2384
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And my city is full of buildings from ~1730 up to now...
50 years??? Most houses in most villages in germany were built after WW2, and they dont look like they'll fall apart in near future.
It depends how they are built. In colder climates houses are built to hold up winter storms and cold weather. So they have thick walls and lots of insulation. But in warmer countrys houses are made from plywood and normally are poorly insulated so they don't last as long. All the houses should have proper insulations and triple windows so AC or heating won't waste energy.
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Old December 27th, 2007, 06:43 PM   #2385
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Wow, great ... houses made out of plywood. Gee guys ...
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Old December 27th, 2007, 07:41 PM   #2386
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Amazing. This building looks so lonely because other skyscrapers are high and beautiful but they are so short compared to this monster. I wonder when skyline will be full of buildings like Burj Dubai.
Actually how do we translate the name of this supertower?
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Old December 27th, 2007, 07:59 PM   #2387
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Actually how do we translate the name of this supertower?
The Tower of Dubai I think.
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Old December 27th, 2007, 08:17 PM   #2388
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Old December 27th, 2007, 08:19 PM   #2389
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Old December 27th, 2007, 11:07 PM   #2390
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Amazing. This building looks so lonely because other skyscrapers are high and beautiful but they are so short compared to this monster. I wonder when skyline will be full of buildings like Burj Dubai.
Actually how do we translate the name of this supertower?
First of all, it looks lonely depending on where the photographer was standing (as Nuri1986 showed us in the above image). Second, there will be many new skyscrapers that will go up around the Burj Dubai in the coming years.

The name of the Burj Dubai in English is "Dubai Tower."
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Old December 27th, 2007, 11:08 PM   #2391
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I suspect most skyscrapers would last ~50 years without maintenance. That said, I think the "building for 50 years" is because in 50 years, technology will be such that replacement is a better value than rehabilitation, except for the most iconic buildings.
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Old December 27th, 2007, 11:27 PM   #2392
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the burj dubai life was said to last 100 years, but i dont know of they ment without maintenance.
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Old December 27th, 2007, 11:56 PM   #2393
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Old December 28th, 2007, 03:06 AM   #2394
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Resembles Moscow's Federaton Tower
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Old December 28th, 2007, 03:20 AM   #2395
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For the people who do not visit the official website regularly, Emaar has updated the height of the Burj Dubai. As of 27 December, the Burj Dubai had 158 floors and is at 598.5 metres (1963.58 feet).
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Old December 28th, 2007, 04:09 AM   #2396
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Hi all.

- Seems to be the pattern of that site - to to prematurely update the height.
I guess it is easier to update by a couple of floors at a time.

Level 157 steel is up but far from ready for a floor slab. Still level 156 IMO.

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Old December 28th, 2007, 04:23 AM   #2397
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So do you think they'll be at least on the second steel floor by the year's end?
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Only 4 days left. I'm not so sure.
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Old December 28th, 2007, 05:43 AM   #2398
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so is it 158 floors and is at 598.5 metres above the slab ?
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Old December 28th, 2007, 07:19 AM   #2399
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Level 157 steel is up but far from ready for a floor slab. Still level 156 IMO.
Do the steel levels have to have a full floor in place before beginning with the next level?
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Old December 28th, 2007, 07:33 AM   #2400
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I wonder that also.
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