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Old January 9th, 2010, 10:57 PM   #24621
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Sorry to say it, but for me Burj Dubai is still Burj Dubai, not Burj Khalifa.
I don't like this last minute rename!
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Old January 9th, 2010, 11:10 PM   #24622
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This Honky is from the states lol , they hate seeing anyone but the United States succeed in anything.

the thread will be open until every aspect of inside and outside of the building including residences, and hotels are posted with pics here,
No, I like seeing other members of NATO win too ...maybe
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Old January 9th, 2010, 11:28 PM   #24623
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Ofcourse not! They are canceling all other big projects, so why would they build the exact same tower again?
Yes, is true:
Pentominium, Princess Tower, Infinity, Elite Residence, 23 Marina, all canceled.
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Old January 9th, 2010, 11:55 PM   #24624
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This tower and the surrounding area is Amazing..wow! Wow! and WOW!
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Old January 10th, 2010, 12:26 AM   #24625
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Amazing, a true testament to what human will (and money) can do. It's disappointing that western countries are not even remotely as ambitious about engineering projects.
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Old January 10th, 2010, 12:38 AM   #24626
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Amazing, a true testament to what human will (and money) can do. It's disappointing that western countries are not even remotely as ambitious about engineering projects.
I think you mean "architecture", not "engineering". Or does Dubai have Mars rovers, space stations, large hadron colliders, stealth bombers, aircraft carriers...?
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Old January 10th, 2010, 01:35 AM   #24627
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Yes, is true:
Pentominium, Princess Tower, Infinity, Elite Residence, 23 Marina, all canceled.
You, and everyone on this forum knows what I mean, no need to be a smart-ass.
I'll correct it for you "A lot of big projects...", happy?
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Old January 10th, 2010, 01:40 AM   #24628
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This Honky is from the states lol , they hate seeing anyone but the United States succeed in anything.

the thread will be open until every aspect of inside and outside of the building including residences, and hotels are posted with pics here,
Not true...there are many of us who do not feel this way in the least. The bad example you speak of is of course an exception.
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Old January 10th, 2010, 01:42 AM   #24629
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Geez... that thing's a freekin monster. Only in Dubai.
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Old January 10th, 2010, 01:46 AM   #24630
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You, and everyone on this forum knows what I mean, no need to be a smart-ass.
I'll correct it for you "A lot of big projects...", happy?
You BOTH are correct
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Old January 10th, 2010, 01:51 AM   #24631
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This Honky is from the states lol , they hate seeing anyone but the United States succeed in anything.

the thread will be open until every aspect of inside and outside of the building including residences, and hotels are posted with pics here,
Well ... ummm ... the chief architect of this building is an American: Adrian Smith; the chief architectural engineer is an American: Bill Baker and the architectural firm Skidmore, Owings and Merrill is an American Company. The chief contracting firm is Samsung of South Korea.

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Old January 10th, 2010, 02:13 AM   #24632
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But ultimately there is no building without a client... it's all a bit chicken/egg...
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Old January 10th, 2010, 03:29 AM   #24633
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Hello, im new

THe thread oldest found is this: ?
DUBAI: Burj Dubai (part10) 150/189 F: 700/905 m.

here's a link to part 9 but does not work.
I like to see the beginning, foundation, floors, etc. ..

gracias
Hi morrit.
There are many pics like the one you posted but very few from before the slab was poured. This is unfortunate as I also like the very early works.

Still no word from the CTBUH that they've received the drawings from Emaar they need to release an official announcement on the height - ARGH ...

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Old January 10th, 2010, 03:32 AM   #24634
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Did you know that 192 piles were used in the tower's foundations?

Top 10 Burj Khalifa facts: Part 2

by CW Staff on Jan 5, 2010

Following the popularity of last week's 'Top 10 Burj Khalifa facts', here are ten more things that you may not know about the world’s tallest building.

828 The building’s final official height, in metres

22,000,000 Number of man hours it took to build the tower

5,670,000 Total built up area of the tower, in square feet

330,000 Volume of concrete used to build the tower, in cubic metres

39,000 Amount of reinforced steel used to build the tower, in metric tonnes

103,000 Volume of glass used for exterior façade, in square metres

15,500 Volume of stainless steel used for cladding, in square metres

12,000 Number of people expected to live and work at Burj Khalifa

10 Maximum speed, in metres per second, at which lifts in the Burj travel

192 Number of piles that were used in the building’s foundations

http://www.constructionweekonline.co...-facts-part-2/

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Did you know that the Burj Khalifa weighs 500,000 tonnes when empty?

Top 10 Burj Khalifa facts: Part 3

by David Ingham on Jan 8, 2010

Following the popularity of 'Top 10 Burj Khalifa facts' and 'Top 10 Burj Khalifa facts: Part 2', here are another ten things that you may not know about the world’s tallest building.

50 Depth to which piles used in tower’s foundations were sunk, in metres

3.7 Thickness of concrete mat used in building’s foundations, in metres

1000 Number of pieces of exclusive art that adorn the Burj and adjoining Boulevard

1325 Number of calendar days it took for Burj to become ‘tallest manmade structure’

500,000 Weight of empty building, in tonnes

4 Number of coats of paint applied to the walls of Armani Hotel and Armani Residences

24 Specified number of hours between application of each coat of paint

11 Area covered by ‘The Park’, the ‘green oasis’ at the tower’s base, in hectares

4,000 Amount of steel used in the tower’s spire, in tonnes

2909 Number of steps from ground floor to level 160

http://www.constructionweekonline.co...-facts-part-3/

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The view from the top of the world's tallest hotel.
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Great view past all that muck alright!

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Old January 10th, 2010, 04:28 AM   #24635
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Old January 10th, 2010, 05:09 AM   #24636
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Awesome tower, and even more so because its American designed. LOL

Hold the flaming arrows just wanted to mock the other hateful posts by compatriots here.

The only thing I don't like about this tower is that the final 30-40 floors are unoccupied. I wish there was a building this tall or taller where ALL the floors were useful. The ceiling of the highest occupyable floor should be the determining factor when measuring height.

As for the Americans out there spewing all this detraction. Remember they have the tallest building now but we have the highest flag. It's so high it's already leaving the Solar System on a vehicle called Pioneer 1. let's see anyone top that! LOL.

but please stop spewing hate!
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Old January 10th, 2010, 05:20 AM   #24637
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It's so high it's already leaving the Solar System on a vehicle called Pioneer 1.
Pioneer 1 burned up in Earth's atmosphere.
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Old January 10th, 2010, 05:21 AM   #24638
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Pioneer 1 burned up in Earth's atmosphere.

okay then two. Or either Voyagers. one eventually comes back and tries to digitize the Earth in 2379. I saw it on Star Trek so it must be true! LOL
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Old January 10th, 2010, 05:28 AM   #24639
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anymore interior pics?
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Old January 10th, 2010, 05:37 AM   #24640
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The only thing I don't like about this tower is that the final 30-40 floors are unoccupied. I wish there was a building this tall or taller where ALL the floors were useful. The ceiling of the highest occupyable floor should be the determining factor when measuring height.
Hi Glide.
One of the three official measures for tall buildings is height to highest occupied level. You could always rate skyscrapers by this criteria alone. It measures to the finished floor of said level though I believe. Many buildings have levels at the top that are not for tenants. The BK's steel tiers, spire, and pinnacle finish the structure off to a point - and very well if I do say so myself.

Hi PG.
Great article coverage.

Constructionweek's facts #2 has 2 errors.
1 - The 22 million manhours is way off - the last safety board sign pic from Imre on 09 12 25 shows over 89 million.



2 - The 192 count for the piles is a figure that is widespread but is incorrect - there are 194 piles.



We can see # 194 in the bottom left wing (wing C) - or just count ...

Also the "official" height isn't officially ratified by the CTBUH yet ...

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