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Old March 3rd, 2010, 07:31 PM   #25921
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Old March 3rd, 2010, 07:59 PM   #25922
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...Yeah, these particular designs/interiors are not for everyone I guess. It's just a matter of personal taste in the end. I'm not sure how it will work out for BK, but you'd think after shelling out for one of these Armani Residences you'd be able to bring in whatever you want. I don't see why not anyway? Obviously there will be fixtures/interiors you won't be able to remove, or change, as these are Armani apartments after all, but having said that, this shouldn't mean you still can't arrange for some different furnishings that will reflect your own taste once you move in.
I dont think even after a possible shelling of Armani Residences that they change the interior design, view etc. Of course from the interior we know little stuff (from those photos that Armani published etc). We going to know more when the interior of BK will be opened
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Old March 3rd, 2010, 08:37 PM   #25923
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03/March/2010

Burj Khalifa ,aka Burj Dubai

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Old March 3rd, 2010, 09:18 PM   #25924
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Great shots Imre!
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Old March 4th, 2010, 02:40 AM   #25925
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Old March 4th, 2010, 04:14 AM   #25926
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Old March 4th, 2010, 06:20 AM   #25927
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kind like big rocket,...ready for lunch
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Old March 4th, 2010, 06:57 AM   #25928
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kind like big rocket,...ready for lunch
Yea it needs some feeding
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Old March 4th, 2010, 07:04 AM   #25929
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Hi all.

The Universe is no longer tilted !!

The Burj Khalifa Height Claim is now officially ratified by the CTBUH !!

Woohoo !!!!!!



I see Jan beat me to it but I've been waiting to post on this.

I got an email from the CTBUH yesterday with the details. I've been discussing with them, through emails, the finer points of the height claim for a few weeks now. I am happy to say in some small way I contributed to the process if in no other way but to keep Emaar honest.

The heights are measured from level B1 as it is the lowest open-air pedestrian entrance. Level B1 is technically a basement level but because it has an entrance to the office lobby via an escalator it fits the criteria. Also because there is a large hole in the concourse level podium above for the water feature that sits on level B1 to stick up through it fits the open-air criteria.

The plans measure from the floor of the ground level. Now that the CTBUH has given the OK to measure from level B1 we must add 6.00 for the concourse level and 4.00 for level B1. This adds 10.00 m. to the total height of each level, section, and tier. This is great as all the heights for each individual level, section, and tier remain the same as the plans.

The following in bold are the 3 measures the CTBUH recognizes.

Height to Tip
829.842 m.
This measures to the top of the lightning rod. I haven't seen any shots of said lightning rod yet but here is a shot from Imre showing where it may thread on to. It sticks up 1.842 meters above the top of the guardrail we see in the shot.



I would ask all the photogs in Dubai to please post a long lens shot of the top so we can see if the rod in question has been installed.

Top of the aircraft warning lights / Beacons.
828.73 m.
Cul and I have been estimating the top of the beacons at 0.6 above the guardrail. We were close but 0.73 is the official number - cool.

Height to Architectural Top
828.00 m.
This is the top of tier 30 - top of the pinnacle - top of the guardrail around the top platform. I posted some time ago on the evolution of my thoughts on where the arch. top is. Initially the last revision of the top platform had the floor at 818 (then) which was the top of tier 30. Then there was some talk of the difference between arch. top and height to tip being 2.0 meters so I was thinking the floor of the current top platform was the arch top and the top of the beacons was the height to tip with the guardrail being an extension of tier 30's pipe. Lastly a few weeks ago I mentioned here and to the CTBUH the guardrail is most likely it because the fins and their spacing are where they should be right up to the guardrail (if the guardrail was an extension the fin configuration would have to be altered from the plans)- nice to have confirmation.

Floor with the Hatch of the Top Platform
Approx. 826.6 m.
The guardrail is the top of tier 30 and the floor is welded down inside it by approx. 1.4 m.

Highest Occupied Floor
Level 154 - 584.50 m.
Altin - this number is correct. Level 154 as per the plans is at 574.50. There was some discussion of level 160 being recognized as the highest occupied level as it has the mosque (prayer room). The decision was obviously to go with 154 which is the highest level occupied by tenants. Well sort of tenants as 153 and 154 are reserved for the chairman of Emaar.

Observation Deck
Level 124 - 452.10 m.
The highest outdoor observation level in the world.

Floorcount
163 / 1 basement.
This one has an issue. Well - I have an issue with what the CTBUH has stated is the number. I emailed them yesterday on it. The plans have it at 162 / 3 lower levels :
- 160 less 4 skipped (41, 74, 110, and 137) plus 6 (Ground, 155 mezz., 158 mezz., 160 mezz. 1, 160 mezz. 2, and 160 mezz. 3) equals 162
- 3 lower levels - Concourse, B1, and B2. (there is an unused level below B2 that I call the raft level but it isn't counted)
1 - If the concourse is included we should have 163 / 2 basement.
2 - If level B1 is included then we should have164 / 1.
I am assuming all of the mezzanines fit the criteria to be included being the count is as high as it is. Of course there is another possibility - that one of the mezz's isn't counted and the concourse and B1 is. I don't think so for 2 reasons :
1 - All of the mezzanines have a smaller floorprint than the level below and are not tenant levels. I would think they would all fit the criteria or none would.
2 - Level B1 is technically a basement level even though it is included in the measurements.
I am leaning towards 163 / 2. I will post when I hear back from the CTBUH.

Here is a shot from Gerald I labelled to show the official ratified heights.



I will be working on my final version of my BK Plan in the next week. I will also be adding numbers to a huge labelled render now that I have the official ones. I will post a link to the zip once completed.

Ahhhh - I feel complete ...

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Old March 4th, 2010, 07:35 AM   #25930
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Burj Khalifa - The Greatest Structure of our Time !!



Going upward it sure is up with the best but ever thought about the downward structures.

Here in south africa we sink mine shafts 3000mtr down , fit them out head to bottom, transport thousands of men up and down the shafts every day, and in our sparetime we organised the WORLD CUP 2010.


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Old March 4th, 2010, 08:37 AM   #25931
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Yeah, but the shaft is tethered by the surrounding ground so its a no count

Just like Warsaw mast etc etc imploaded.
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Old March 4th, 2010, 08:42 AM   #25932
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Here is a shot from Gerald I labelled to show the official ratified heights.

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Hi Fury -

Please could you remove that picture and slap a very prominent "Photograph Copyright Gerald Donovan 2010 All Rights Reserved" watermark on it.

Happy for you to use it then, but I don't want that shot getting out on the net without a proper credit.

Thanks.



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Old March 4th, 2010, 08:42 AM   #25933
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Old March 4th, 2010, 08:55 AM   #25934
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Where's the meerkat gone

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Old March 4th, 2010, 09:46 AM   #25936
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Ahhhh - I feel complete ...

Not yet...
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Old March 4th, 2010, 09:56 AM   #25937
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Old March 4th, 2010, 03:28 PM   #25938
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Old March 4th, 2010, 03:42 PM   #25939
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Ahhhh - I feel complete ...
Great job Fury, waiting for your final plan !

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Old March 4th, 2010, 04:15 PM   #25940
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Hi Fury -

Please could you remove that picture and slap a very prominent "Photograph Copyright Gerald Donovan 2010 All Rights Reserved" watermark on it.

Happy for you to use it then, but I don't want that shot getting out on the net without a proper credit.

Thanks.



NO REHOSTING OF THAT IMAGE, NOR THE ONE THAT REPLACES IT, ANYWHERE OTHER THAN THIS THREAD.

like this?

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