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Old January 11th, 2010, 10:04 AM   #24681
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14 visitors trapped in Burj Khalifa elevator

The group, which included a child, found themselves stuck at a height of 430m en-route to the observatory deck which is located on the 124th floor.



Fourteen visitors to the At the Top observatory deck in Burj Khalifa were trapped for an hour in the elevator on Saturday.

The group, which included a child, found themselves stuck at a height of 430m en-route to the observatory deck which is located on the 124th floor.

The temporary freeze also led to delays for visitors waiting on the ground level where entry is controlled by 30 minute intervals to ensure there is no overcrowding at the lifts and at the deck.

A spokesperson from Emaar Properties issued a statement saying. "The elevator of At the Top was briefly stalled and operations were resumed soon after. Visitors were safely transported to level 124. The safety of our guests is of paramount importance and all elevators in Burj Khalifa are tested and function to the highest safety standards."

The elevators have capacity to hold up to 14 people and travel at 10 metres per second from the ground level to the 124th floor in less than 60 seconds. Some have been programmed to permit controlled evacuations for fires or security reasons.

The Burj Khalifa’s observatory deck has been operational from the 5th January 3pm. Since then, visitors have flocked to Dubai Mall’s latest attraction leading to a sell out of tickets. Visitors are advised to book in advance.

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Old January 11th, 2010, 10:31 AM   #24682
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Why did it temp freeze ?
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Old January 11th, 2010, 10:47 AM   #24683
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Now I can't wait to see some cool interior pictures....especially those boutique offices at near the top of the building. It would be cool to have a nightclub on one of those higher terraces as well.
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Old January 11th, 2010, 11:03 AM   #24684
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Interesting that a Samsung building has Otis elevators.
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Old January 11th, 2010, 11:12 AM   #24685
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Otis has gone crap of recent, even my firm started boycotting them. Their service and products have really dropped.
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Old January 11th, 2010, 01:04 PM   #24686
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Service fee's

Anyone know what the service fee's are?

I was told for the boutique offices its over 150 dhs per sq ft. This is a joke right?
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Old January 11th, 2010, 01:11 PM   #24687
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Interesting that a Samsung building has Otis elevators.
Well, they will certanly not have LG ones

BTW, what elevators have Petronas Towers and Taipei101 (both build by Samsung)?
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Old January 11th, 2010, 01:47 PM   #24688
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I don't like the Burj. It's an inspireless skyscraper with no soul in it.

It will stay empty and mostly unused for a long number of years to come...
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Old January 11th, 2010, 02:15 PM   #24689
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I don't like the Burj. It's an inspireless skyscraper with no soul in it.

It will stay empty and mostly unused for a long number of years to come...
it'll stay empty only in your dream
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Old January 11th, 2010, 02:45 PM   #24690
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why the new name is burj khalifa ? is ugly ...
I dont know why most people dislike the name Burj Khalifa, I like Burj Khalifa compared to Burj Dubai. Although Khalifa is taken from someone's name, Khalifa itself means "leader", CMIIW, So IMO It would mean the leader, the most superior of all supertalls...much more meaningful than burj Dubai
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Old January 11th, 2010, 03:13 PM   #24691
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Anyone know what the service fee's are?

I was told for the boutique offices its over 150 dhs per sq ft. This is a joke right?
More than likely the fee will be in that region.

The OT is about 38 per sq/ft and the highest maintenance cost is related to the lifts, so imagine the BK will be hiked up in this departmnent itself
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Old January 11th, 2010, 03:43 PM   #24692
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I don't like the Burj. It's an inspireless skyscraper with no soul in it....
As compared to a soulful box of boredom (as the one in your avatar)
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Old January 11th, 2010, 03:44 PM   #24693
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any pics from the observation deck yet?
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Old January 11th, 2010, 04:07 PM   #24694
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As compared to a soulful box of boredom (as the one in your avatar)
Not that I agree with the persons sentiments but, that is The Seagram Building by Mies Van der Rohe- without there would be no Burj Khalifa. AltinD you being a skyscraper buff should really know these things
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Old January 11th, 2010, 04:15 PM   #24695
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any pics from the observation deck yet?
http://gulfnews.com/pictures/busines...-deck-1.562018
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Old January 11th, 2010, 04:31 PM   #24696
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Not that I agree with the persons sentiments but, that is The Seagram Building by Mies Van der Rohe- without there would be no Burj Khalifa. AltinD you being a skyscraper buff should really know these things
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Old January 11th, 2010, 04:38 PM   #24697
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Not that I agree with the persons sentiments but, that is The Seagram Building by Mies Van der Rohe- without there would be no Burj Khalifa. AltinD you being a skyscraper buff should really know these things
Does that make the box something else? It's still a box ... boring
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The only thing around here that looks like "it will stay empty and mostly unused for a long number of years to come" is your brain.
The Truth hurts huh? Dubai is almost bancrupt. Behind all the glitter and glamour nothing's left, only megalomania, empty unused buildings and tons of debts.

(They even had to change the name after the sjeik of Quatar because he saved Dubai's ass by paying the loans. Says enough?)
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Old January 11th, 2010, 05:07 PM   #24700
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HELIPAD????

Am I missing something or has the Burj Khalifa in Dubai NOT have a helipad??
also
See it actually runs of the tongue ... 'the Burj Khalifa in Dubai'
furthermore...
why do people feel that the building is going to be empty???
think about this...
the lobby, the observation deck, the mosque, the restaurant, the nightclub, the armani hotel are definitly going to be buzzing... the apartments are going to be so in demand, people who can afford to live in the burj are not going to care about their apartment value dropping...
sorry to make this post appear a bit simple but it is for the the benefit of the halfwits with zero brain.

I live in the UK, ask anyone here and they will tell you that 50% of office space in virtually every UK city is EMPTY yet more continues to be built.

People also bash the Burj on green issues, of course it is in a hot country and the heat needs to be tamed just as we use an awful lot of energy in the UK to keep warm....

PS. Does the BURJ have a helipad, if yes, where is it?
if NO... WHY???
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