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Old April 28th, 2010, 12:25 PM   #26641
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Its called "I'm a lazy bastard syndrome" and generally applies to real estate agents etc who cannoted be @rsed to research updated images of the completed project.

An artists impression is considered by then as suffice.
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Old April 28th, 2010, 01:35 PM   #26642
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Old April 28th, 2010, 01:42 PM   #26643
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Old April 28th, 2010, 06:18 PM   #26644
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Old April 28th, 2010, 11:41 PM   #26645
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Rendering complete. It exists.

Now to get it uploaded. This may take some time...
How large is the file?
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Old April 28th, 2010, 11:46 PM   #26646
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Old April 29th, 2010, 05:43 AM   #26647
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We missed something?

"The Burj Khalifa tower is now 90 per cent open," said Mohamed Alabbar, as he inaugurated Armani Hotel Dubai yesterday along with fashion maestro Giorgio Armani. The hotel, having suffered multiple delays, is Armani's first foray into the hospitality business and under the Armani Hotels & Resorts portfolio.
Hi Imre.

I don't think we missed anything.
I think it could be one of two things :
1 - His statement could have meant (or actually was and was mis-quoted) the Armani hotel is 90 % open. I say this because I question whether the suites on levels 38 and 39 are open. I couldn't pick them when I was on the site doing dummy booking.
2 - The statement was more smoke and mirrors in a long list over the years.

I could be wrong but I'm sure we would have heard something if handovers had begun before yesterday. I would think this would be one aspect of this project they would choose to not shroud in secrecy and issue press releases.

I am waiting to hear if the Armani residence handovers have begun though.

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Old April 29th, 2010, 06:12 AM   #26648
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Old April 29th, 2010, 08:33 AM   #26649
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How large is the file?
The panorama file itself is about 175 gigabytes.

This gets chopped and compressed into loads of smaller tiled .jpgs (and when I say loads, I mean in this case probably something between 1.5 and 2 million).

Unfortunately, overnight the upload process failed at around 65%, so we're back to square one, and I've started uploading again

As a backup plan, I'll probably courier a hard drive with the original 175GB file on it to the guys in the states for them to process on their local network, but I can't do this until Saturday as I'm currently overseas.
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Old April 29th, 2010, 10:47 AM   #26650
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Jaw dropping photos...loving the tones and warmth there. Price, eh not so much ;p. Maybe it's just one of things that must be experienced to appreciate the cost. Either way looks like it's all good.

@ Gerald - Wow. If I backed up a couple wedding clients at once my data flow would equal that but still... you must have one nice connection for sure. Good luck with the upload! At that rate, mailing a HDD somewhere sounds like an easier plan!
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Old April 29th, 2010, 02:46 PM   #26651
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The panorama file itself is about 175 gigabytes.

This gets chopped and compressed into loads of smaller tiled .jpgs (and when I say loads, I mean in this case probably something between 1.5 and 2 million).

Unfortunately, overnight the upload process failed at around 65%, so we're back to square one, and I've started uploading again

As a backup plan, I'll probably courier a hard drive with the original 175GB file on it to the guys in the states for them to process on their local network, but I can't do this until Saturday as I'm currently overseas.
oh no, I can't wait anymore!!
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Old April 29th, 2010, 03:28 PM   #26652
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Old April 29th, 2010, 03:41 PM   #26653
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Awesone photos! This buildng is so tall that remember me the skycrapers of Coruscant (a fictional city of Star Wars universe).

I bet this supertall will be the world tallest building for more than a decade.
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Old April 29th, 2010, 03:48 PM   #26654
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I bet this supertall will be the world tallest building for more than a decade.
I do not think, 10 years ago we did not expect that today will be the tallest skyscraper
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Old April 29th, 2010, 04:11 PM   #26655
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Haha thats a lot of wine in Armani! Congratulations
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Old April 29th, 2010, 07:24 PM   #26656
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Armani Hotel Dubai opens in Burj Khalifa



Giorgio Armani and Mohamed Alabbar Ribbon Cutting

Dubai, UAE; April 29, 2010: Fashion maestro Giorgio Armani and Mr Mohamed Alabbar, Chairman, Emaar Properties PJSC, cut the ribbon to officially open the world’s first Armani Hotel in Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building on April 27, 2010. Located on floors concourse to 8 and levels 38 & 39 of Burj Khalifa, Armani Hotel Dubai has 160 guest rooms and suites, eight restaurants, exclusive retail outlets and a spa.

Armani Hotel Dubai’s opening will be followed by the launch of Armani Hotel Milano in Italy; Armani Resort in Marrakech, Morocco; and Armani Residences villas in Marassi, Egypt.

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Old April 29th, 2010, 07:38 PM   #26657
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MAPEI completes project for distinctive luxury finish of Armani Hotel, Burj Khalifa

Customised combination of MAPEI products enable rapid completion of some of the highest quality flooring ever installed in the Middle East



April 29, 2010
MAPEI, global leader in the production of adhesives, sealants and chemical products for buildings, has announced that it has recently set a new benchmark in the Middle East with its pioneering contribution to work on the Burj Khalifa, particularly the Armani Hotel, regarded as one of the most stylish and luxurious hotels in the world. MAPEI revealed that it has developed a customised combination of products to ensure optimum quality in the finishes of Armani Hotel, which is located within the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building that was recently unveiled in Dubai.

Laith Haboubi, Business Development Director, IBS-MAPEI, said: "The Armani Hotel was easily the most challenging part of our scope of supply to the Burj Khalifa because MAPEI was making sure not only to supply quality materials , but to ensure that the style and aesthetic requirements of the contractors were achieved. Obviously, because of the highly demanding and delicate nature of the project, some of the work that was done had not been tried in the region before, which is why the project required a lot of specialised expertise. However, we were able to call on our considerable previous overseas experience, in particular of our Technical Assistance head office in Italy."

A lot of MAPEI’s products were specifically selected for the Armani Hotel in different areas, such as using one of Mapei’s high performance cementitious adhesives product for interior floor and wall coverings KERAFLEX, which is applied as an adhesive for all types of ceramic tiles and natural stone material providing a non-vertical slip property with extended open time, allowing a more forgiving application time. While for grouting to complete the full products range, Mapei supplied KERACOLOR FF, which is a high performance cementitious grout for joints up to 6 mm. while for wet areas were waterproofed using, MAPELASTIC, a two component flexible cementitious based system. In order to provide a perfectly smooth substrate with low moisture content below the pre-engineered wooden flooring, Mapei provided ULTRAPLAN and ULTRAPLAN MAXI a range of ultrafast hardening self-levelling cementitious smoothing compounds which can be applied at different thickness [up to 30 mm]

Haboubi added, “Performance and speed are two of Mapei's key attributes in some specialist products, we provided a low moisture content screed below sensitive flooring such as carpets and wood, MAPEI supplied MAPECEM PRONTO, which is a pre-blended screed, ready for subsequent moisture sensitive flooring application within 24 hrs. While an array of MAPEI tile & natural stones adhesives such as GRANIRAPID, KERAFLEX MAXI and KERAPOXY were used to complete the distinctive finishing in various areas on the Armani Hotel and Nightclub. For the hotel's wooden flooring installation, which is one of the highest quality pre-engineered wooden flooring ever installed in the Middle East, MAPEI used ULTRABOND P990 1K, a specially formulated single-component polyurethane adhesive with very low VOC emissions and which complies to stringent GEV Emicode standards as class EC1R and it also contribute to obtain LEED IEQ credit 4.1 (low emitting materials-adhesives and sealants)”.

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Old April 29th, 2010, 08:12 PM   #26658
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Old April 29th, 2010, 08:36 PM   #26659
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Emaar’s cautious approach to managing costs and commitment to delivery drives 2010 growth strategy

• Focus on ‘affordable luxury’ segment to meet needs of youthful population in Emaar’s key growth markets
• 12th AGM reiterates commitment to project delivery and business segmentation
• Emaar currently operates in 16 countries and has over 94 million sq ft of completed real estate development




Dubai, UAE; April 29, 2010: Emaar Properties PJSC, the global property developer, announced today at its 12th Annual General Meeting that its growth strategy for 2010 derives strength and momentum from the cautious approach followed by the company in managing costs and reducing reliance on debt capital markets during 2009, one of the challenging years for businesses globally.

At the 12th AGM of Emaar, the assembly approved the non-distribution of dividends for 2009 and to reinvest the profits for the sustained, long-term growth of the company. The assembly also approved the Directors’ Report, Auditor’s Report and financial statements, and appointed Ernst & Young as the Auditors for the year 2010. The assembly also approved the report of the Board of Directors on the activities and financial position of the company for the fiscal year 2009, the balance sheet and profit & loss account.

Addressing shareholders, Mr Mohamed Alabbar, Chairman, Emaar Properties, explained that Emaar’s achievements in 2009 are a mark of the company’s inherent strength and robust fundamentals. “At Emaar, we have always adopted a cautious approach to managing costs at the early stage. We have made concerted efforts to reduce our reliance on debt capital markets and have depended mostly on internal resources.”

He said: “During the most challenging year for businesses globally, we focused on the timely completion of existing projects in Dubai and other global markets through efficient resource optimization.”

Among the key growth strategies for Emaar is its focus on developing real estate projects in the mid-market, affordable housing segment across all the countries in which it operates. Mr Alabbar said this focus on the “affordable luxury” segment will be complemented by the company’s continued commitment to project delivery and business segmentation. “We understand the need to develop real estate targeting the needs of youth in our markets. Emaar will meet their lifestyle aspirations.”

The crowning accomplishment of Emaar was the opening of Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. “This singular feat of architecture and engineering reminds us that dreams, when grounded on firm foundations, will result in world-class achievements,” said Mr Alabbar. “All our business segments recorded tangible growth in 2009, with malls and hospitality making strong contributions to our revenue stream. Continuing this growth momentum, we recently opened the world’s first Armani Hotel in Burj Khalifa.”
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