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Old January 18th, 2010, 11:13 PM   #24981
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shouldn't this thread be moved to the completed section now?
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Old January 18th, 2010, 11:33 PM   #24982
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Climb the stairs or the exterior?
Which one do you think?
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Old January 18th, 2010, 11:35 PM   #24983
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Climb the stairs or the exterior?
He will use the lift for sure ; )))
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Old January 18th, 2010, 11:49 PM   #24984
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The walk to “The Top” interesting visit and well worth the money.
I like Dubai but the price is redicioulos.

You get that view for 12€


http://virtualreview.org/japan/zoom/...m-the-sky-deck

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costs 15€
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Old January 19th, 2010, 01:07 AM   #24985
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Downtown Burj Dubai and Sh Zayed Rd - Post Apocalypse



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Old January 19th, 2010, 01:11 AM   #24986
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Old.. I heard it won't be sold in the UAE due to the apocalypse scenario. The people who made this game intentionally or not picked an apocalyptic scenario, which ironically seems to best describe how the media feels about Dubai. lol
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Old January 19th, 2010, 01:13 AM   #24987
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'Spiderman' sets sights on world's tallest building

Posted January 18, 2010 10:06:00
Updated January 18, 2010 10:31:00

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'Spiderman' has his eye on the 828 metre Burj Khalifa tower. (AFP: Karim Sahib, file photo)

French climber Alain Robert, known as Spiderman for his death-defying antics, has set his sights on scaling Dubai's Burj Khalifa tower, a report said.

The Gulf emirate of Dubai opened the glistening 828 metre concrete, glass and steel skyscraper on January 4 this year.

"I'll have to do it ... maybe between January and April 2011," Mr Robert was quoted as saying by Malaysia's official Bernama news agency.

"I know the people of Dubai, they are interested [in seeing me climb the skyscraper]."

The tower, the tallest in the world, was named in honour of the Abu Dhabi leader whose billions of dollars bailed out Dubai from its financial crisis last year.

Mr Robert, 47, was in Malaysia to receive an award for his extraordinary feats in scaling tall buildings.

He has climbed skyscrapers including the Empire State Building, the Sears Tower and Taipei 101, according to his website.

He admitted that climbing the Dubai tower will be a tough mission because of the Middle Eastern heat.

"The problem in Dubai is the hot weather [of] up to 40 degrees Celsius," he said.

"My biggest fear is to waste my time on Earth. For me, climbing is as important as eating and breathing. Climbing skyscrapers is my lifetime love and passion."

Last September, Mr Robert was fined by a Malaysian court after he scrambled up the 88-storey Petronas Twin Towers with his bare hands in less than two hours.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2...section=justin
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Old January 19th, 2010, 01:16 AM   #24988
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Heat shouldn't be a problem if he is climbing it sometime between January and April.
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Old January 19th, 2010, 01:25 AM   #24989
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The lower deck has no flashy interior, just cool reflective striped glass on all walls and serves as express for the corporate suites. Any other information you are looking for?
We could joke that we have the only Jekyll and Hide elevators - given that the topdeck (G-124) is flashy, and the lower one (C-123) is straight-forward in style. The top deck is for tourist/entertainment and the bottom level is used for business purposes.

Seriously, and we need to get Fury involved eventually, I'm hoping to see more detailed info on all BK elevators. Once these various BK areas open up for business I'm hoping to see photos from each group of lifts, and video of the displays in the express lifts so we can see the speed they run.

I'd like to see a table of lift data set up on 'Burjdubaiskyscraper . com" where it would be available all in one place. This could include speed and capacity for all lifts, as well as floors served.

There's an observation elevator in the hotel dining area that was noted in a couple of recent public articles.
Does anyone know what or where this is, or will we need to wait until March when the hotel opens to learn about this.

Now that the Burj is open, we hope to get this elevator data in more detail.

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Old January 19th, 2010, 01:26 AM   #24990
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shouldn't this thread be moved to the completed section now?
No, because Burj Khalifa is NOT complete yet. Groundwork/landscaping still to be completed surrounding the tower - not to mention it will be a while yet before they put the final touches to the interiors of BK.

Burj Khalifa is a mammoth undertaking whatever way you look at it..
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Old January 19th, 2010, 01:50 AM   #24991
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Heat shouldn't be a problem if he is climbing it sometime between January and April.
Of course, in such a climate, the timing of this climb will have to be spot on.

I'm just more curious about how long it will take him to climb BK ... a little longer than it takes Altin to eat his healthy option muesli in the morning I guess.

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Old January 19th, 2010, 02:20 AM   #24992
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True, but I wonder how he will climb a straight glass exterior without cables. It is physically impossible. If he slips there won't be a web to rely on.
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Old January 19th, 2010, 05:38 AM   #24993
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True, but I wonder how he will climb a straight glass exterior without cables. It is physically impossible. If he slips there won't be a web to rely on.
By using something like super glue, this will prevent his fall.
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Old January 19th, 2010, 05:47 AM   #24994
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It's the spire I'm sure someone more knowledgeable could tell u exactly which level.
I'll take a stab at that ...

The shot in question is from 08 12 20 or 21.
It is after jacking stage 3 which happened on the 18th. The 2 small wings of what would eventually be tier 25 were attached on the 20th - they are already installed in the shot. On the 22nd they performed jacking stage 4.

Here is a shot from Imre I cropped and labelled on 08 12 21. The jacking is at the same level as OTR's shot.



Here is a jacking timetable I made as jacking was happening.





Hi Library.
I have only the blurry elevator schedule from whoami and the info sign from Imre's site visit (before the last) that shows only a few lifts. As you know the schedule shows the levels served for each lift but I can't make it out clearly enough to make a duplicate we could actually read. It's really too bad too as it looks to be quite informative.

As for speeds and capacity - I haven't seen anything yet. A shame but as you posted we may have to wait for some handovers to fellow forummers - I read 2 posters who were waiting but they were both from the Armani residences (levels 9 - 16) IIRC.



I can't wait to get an announcement from the CTBUH. The 828 height to arch. top is one thing but the 830 height to tip is just as interesting.

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Old January 19th, 2010, 06:43 AM   #24995
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I can't wait to get an announcement from the CTBUH. The 828 height to arch. top is one thing but the 830 height to tip is just as interesting.

From the CTBUH by email :

"Even with these precarious global economic conditions, the CTBUH reports that 2010 promises to be by far the most active in the history of the skyscraper, as the final touches are completed on some of the tallest buildings around the world. Due to a variety of factors, a significant number of buildings which had been expected to complete in 2009 have been delayed, and will now likely open in 2010. The Burj Dubai (now Burj Khalifa) has already been completed as of January 4th, 2010 at 828 meters (2717 ft), and others anticipated in 2010 include Nanjing Greenland Financial Center (450m/1476ft), The Index (Dubai, 328m/1076ft), Wenzhou Trade Center (322m/1056ft), HHHR Tower (Dubai, 317m/1040ft) and Capitol City Moscow Tower (302m/989ft). Standing at 828 meters/2717 feet in height, the Burj Dubai/Khalifa is 61% taller than the world’s previous tallest building—the 509 meter high Taipei 101 in Taiwan. "

The Ten Tallest Buildings Completed in 2009

1. Trump International Hotel and Tower, Chicago (423m / 1389ft)
2. Bank of America Tower, New York (365m / 1198ft)
3. China World Trade Center III, Beijing (330m / 1083ft)
4. Arraya Center Office Tower, Kuwait City (300m / 984ft)
5. Aqua, Chicago (262m / 858ft)
6. Al Fardan Residences, Doha (253m / 830ft)
7. Shanghai IFC South Tower, Shanghai (250m / 820ft)
8. RunHua International Building, Wuxi (248m / 814ft)
9. Hongdu International Plaza, Wuxi (248m / 814ft)
10. Xinjiekou Department Store Phase 2, Nanjing (240m / 787ft)

A full graphical list of the Ten Tallest Buildings Completed in 2009, with additional statistics, figures and graphs :

http://www.ctbuh.org/HighRiseInfo/Ta...S/Default.aspx

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Old January 19th, 2010, 06:52 AM   #24996
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I heard the ownership of the whole tower has moved to Abu duabi as a payment of a part of the 20 bn $ loan.
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Old January 19th, 2010, 07:03 AM   #24997
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No cant be, can you get more info on this breaking news please?
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Old January 19th, 2010, 07:46 AM   #24998
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Fees for observation deck

I would like to clarify that the price for a normal entry is US $ 27 and not $ 100. $ 100 is the price for an express entry.

The best thing is that you can get an advance ticket for any time you want for US $ 27/- and normally the advance tickets would be available for later part of the day or for next day and so on. Just as you plan for a movie and buy advance tickets - you can do that here also.

I purchased 4 tickets one day in advance for myself and my family and went up there. It was a stunning experience, even though I have been up there to most of the supertalls ( including WTC before 2001 ) . The lift is so amzingly quiet that you do not even feel that you are moving.








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Old January 19th, 2010, 07:47 AM   #24999
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Hi Imre.

I read that at the CTBUH site today as I go there daily right now - for some reason ...
They state the height to arch. top for all the buildings in their database which makes sense. The height to tip and height to highest occupied level can be viewed when one clicks on a particular building.
The height to tip and therefore the full height of the BK is stated as 830.0

I'm sure they will get the proper drawings from Emaar soon.
Then the 3 official heights can be announced and put into the history books once and for all - and hopefully all the nagging questions answered as well.

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Old January 19th, 2010, 07:56 AM   #25000
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Hi Imre.

I read that at the CTBUH site today as I go there daily right now - for some reason ...
They state the height to arch. top for all the buildings in their database which makes sense. The height to tip and height to highest occupied level can be viewed when one clicks on a particular building.
The height to tip and therefore the full height of the BK is stated as 830.0

I'm sure they will get the proper drawings from Emaar soon.
Then the 3 official heights can be announced and put into the history books once and for all - and hopefully all the nagging questions answered as well.

They can add few more meters if its need

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