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Old January 23rd, 2010, 05:25 PM   #25141
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Please remind me, those metal parts in the below quoted photo (Swiddie) for what reason are they there? If someone needs to climb up there uses the interior stairs, like Imre in the previous pages ago, so probably there are not stairs... thanks
I think they are meant to reduce the effects of wind on spire.

Fury, thanks for the numbers. When spiderman does his thing, I hope every photographer and videographer in Dubai is there capturing it from every angle. I want to see every millimeter of the climb. (Unless he falls, then I wouldn't want to see or even hear about it.)
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Old January 23rd, 2010, 05:33 PM   #25142
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I think they are meant to reduce the effects of wind on spire.

Fury, thanks for the numbers. When spiderman does his thing, I hope every photographer and videographer in Dubai is there capturing it from every angle. I want to see every millimeter of the climb. (Unless he falls, then I wouldn't want to see or even hear about it.)
To the contrary, there placed to use the wind forces to stabalize the spire.
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Old January 23rd, 2010, 05:37 PM   #25143
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Wait, you are one of those religious guys right? Now that would make the whole thing funny actually

Yes Im so religious I cannot use the word **** to describe someone!

If your religious snipe was at Emirates, then wrong nationality also
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Old January 23rd, 2010, 06:21 PM   #25144
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I'm religious also...

Church of the sub-genius. I even paid my $30 to become an ordained minister "Praise Bob..."

Someone asked before about what I do in Dubai,,, My answer "nothing but slack..."

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Old January 23rd, 2010, 07:15 PM   #25145
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Burj Khalifa, aka Burj Dubai

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Old January 23rd, 2010, 07:30 PM   #25146
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Yes Im so religious I cannot use the word **** to describe someone!
Who said red wine isn't good for ya

BTW, sorry to hear about Gerald's withdrawal.
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Old January 23rd, 2010, 08:01 PM   #25147
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I lucky, I get his updates as pm's now...
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Old January 23rd, 2010, 08:13 PM   #25148
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Who said red wine isn't good for ya

BTW, sorry to hear about Gerald's withdrawal.
best sampled out of a crystal nanotube

Why has Gerald pulled from forum?
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Old January 23rd, 2010, 11:20 PM   #25149
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Why has Gerald pulled from forum?
Maybe we should read his previous posts and see if we can find anything interesting.
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Old January 24th, 2010, 12:43 AM   #25150
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guest89, is that a sony ericsson camera phone, but 10/10 for posting your own work
Nope, its a Sony Cybershot Digital Camera 5.1 mp which is not good at all. I grabbed whatever I could because I was late. But I also have a Canon Digital SLR 15.1 mp which makes amazing photos. I will take that with me next time and get closer. I might head out tomorrow again.

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Old January 24th, 2010, 01:08 AM   #25151
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Please remind me, those metal parts in the below quoted photo (Swiddie) for what reason are they there? If someone needs to climb up there uses the interior stairs, like Imre in the previous pages ago, so probably there are not stairs... thanks
Hi Christos.

The fins on the exterior of the pinnacle are there to thwart the wind.
They are not stairs - there are ladders inside the pinnacle to climb.

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Old January 24th, 2010, 01:56 AM   #25152
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BTW, sorry to hear about Gerald's withdrawal.
who offended Gerald? come on, step forward, so we can slap you silly.

may be gerald is in his winter depression phase of his bipolar disorder.

what ever it is, a major loss for this forum.
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Old January 24th, 2010, 03:57 AM   #25153
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- I have a sneaking suspician it has something to do with moderation ...
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Old January 24th, 2010, 04:53 AM   #25154
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Is he really gone? It has only been about 30 hours since his last post here. He was having a problem with his image/web hosting provider causing some photos to not show up. He said "in all likelihood, most of my photos will be removed from this site over the coming weeks, but I thought I'd share this one for a few days". I took that to mean that he is dumping the host, and that most of his images posted so far on SSC link back to that site, and thus will disappear. I assume he will find a new host and then post new pics here in the future.

Then again, reading his recent posts in other threads, I see that he has had problems with companies stealing his photos. So he could be removing them from "public" view to prevent more copyright infringement, and not planning to post new ones. That would be a major loss for us.
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Old January 24th, 2010, 06:09 AM   #25155
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Old January 24th, 2010, 08:31 AM   #25156
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This is why Gerald isn't posting any more images.. Agents in Dubai are generally crooks.

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Old January 24th, 2010, 08:45 AM   #25157
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Old January 24th, 2010, 10:46 AM   #25158
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This is why Gerald isn't posting any more images.. Agents in Dubai are generally crooks.

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Is that genuine or another example of your skillz with MSPaint?

(No big consiracy behind my change of tack - will explain later if ppl are really interested.)

In the mean time, back on topic!
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Old January 24th, 2010, 11:51 AM   #25159
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Is that genuine or another example of your skillz with MSPaint?
If it was MS Paint, then he would be genius! (to me it looks very real)
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Old January 24th, 2010, 12:13 PM   #25160
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Hi Christos.

The fins on the exterior of the pinnacle are there to thwart the wind.
They are not stairs - there are ladders inside the pinnacle to climb.
About the second part, i remember that; after all (allready said that) Imre's photos was very helpful; but i didnt remember about those metal parts or fins as you called them.

BTW, about the "french spiderman": he will climb until the top (we know that), he will probably use the interior like Imre, or the hardest outside way?
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