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Old July 12th, 2010, 08:14 AM   #27201
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Wont be fully completed for a while, units still being handed over as well as loads of secondary snags.

I don't think any one has moved in yet.
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Old July 12th, 2010, 11:44 AM   #27202
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Old July 12th, 2010, 12:38 PM   #27203
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I don't think any one has moved in yet.
In the apartments of Burj Khalifa (except Armani residence); When do you expect to move in?
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Old July 12th, 2010, 01:03 PM   #27204
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I'm going to wait and see for the moment, I may rent it out.

I have seen them advertised at ridiculous prices 1 beds for 250,000 AED e.t.c - I'm realistic, but want to cover my service charges (which shouldn't be hard) - 55 AED per sqft.

See how it goes, I'm in no rush.
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Old July 12th, 2010, 02:23 PM   #27205
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Question is,, would you prefer to live here or the address lake hotel. But nothing bets taking a girl up the Khalifa on the first night.

It should of all been a hotel, including the office spaces IMO.
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Old July 12th, 2010, 02:42 PM   #27206
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This is true.

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Old July 12th, 2010, 07:38 PM   #27207
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Question is,, would you prefer to live here or the address lake hotel. But nothing bets taking a girl up the Khalifa on the first night.

It should of all been a hotel, including the office spaces IMO.
The Address is much better since from there you could take a girl up the Burj Khalifa whilst looking at the Burj Khalifa.
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Old July 13th, 2010, 04:24 AM   #27208
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last picture = they should plan so many trees...
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Old July 13th, 2010, 05:19 AM   #27209
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Hi all.

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Wont be fully completed for a while, units still being handed over as well as loads of secondary snags.

I don't think any one has moved in yet.
Hi DXB.
Thanks for the info.
I am a bit perplexed that we are 2 months into handovers and no one has moved in. After all the delays you tennants went through, I figured the ball was finally rolling.

I didn't like it but I could see the reasoning for all the secrecy during construction ... Even now - during the handover stage there is next to nothing for info coming out ... Leaves me to think they are not finished work on the interiors - esp. in the higher levels.



A couple of question to any and all in Dubai.
Months ago I posted on the idea that the only way we will see how the work was progressing was to see how many levels are lit up at night.
- Are the upper residence levels and the office levels lit up at night now ?
- Can large groups of the "blue man group" (workers) be seen coming and going from the BK ?

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Old July 13th, 2010, 10:39 AM   #27210
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Ive done a 0.5gb night pano of the burj..

Will post a link to it soon...

Expect some new images from different locations soon as Gerald and I are visiting a supertall on Thursday Morning...
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Old July 13th, 2010, 04:33 PM   #27211
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Old July 14th, 2010, 05:28 AM   #27212
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Good job 234Sale! How long did it take you?
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Old July 14th, 2010, 07:05 AM   #27213
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Hi all.

Great pano Sale.

What I see at the date this was done - 10_07 ? - time ?

- Area 1 - Hotel - Can't see up to level 8 but 38 and 39 both have a few suites lit up. We know the hotel is open anyway.

- Area 2 - Armani residences - Only a few units lit. The few lights signify some tennants moved in or work being completed ? I lean towards the former as I think it is complete.

- Area 3 Hotel residences - 10 or 15 % lit. They look completed or at least walls and lighting done. I can't see any furniture so I presume lit for work to be done. Mostly completed surely.

- Area 4 - Residences - 95 % lit. I would say a whole lot of work going on. It is hard to say as they look complete but there is definitely a reason almost all are lit.

- Area 5 - Luxury residences - 90 % lit. Again I think much work happening.

A few months ago areas 2 and 3 were mostly lit while they were probably working on them so it looks like things have progressed up the structure.

- Area 6 - Boutique offices. A few levels lit. It looks like the (suspended - ?) ceilings are done on all levels. Even one of the chairmans levels is lit. I think just as there were only a few units of areas 4 and 5 lit a few months ago while they went to town on areas 2 and 3, they are concentrating on 4 and 5 right now.

I would venture to say there is a boatload of work yet to be done and the talk of completion of the whole of the works late in 2010 rings true.

I can see why there is so much secrecy surrounding this project. From day one the press releases have been anywhere from half truths to utter bullshit. News from a few months ago from an interview with Al Abar (sp) stated 90 % completed. I question if we are anywhere near 90 % even now - in fact I highly doubt it. Don't get me wrong - I have no problem with the pace of the work - it takes however long it takes and good work does take time. I just don't understand the need for all the bullshit over the years ....

Anyway I'm glad we have a better idea (than the general public) on what's really happening as we have had for years. It is nice to see the work is progressing up the structure.

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Old July 14th, 2010, 07:49 AM   #27214
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Old July 14th, 2010, 08:48 AM   #27215
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Good job 234Sale! How long did it take you?
Fury, it was the 12th at 11pm. Dont know why the dtails are different..

Only 15 minutes.. Really..

Took about 1 hour to stick, 45 minutes to upload.

If I was at the Address, probably could eaisly make a 1 gig image, probably only take 30 minutes.

One thing I remember though was not seeing the fountains, so maybe they are off.
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Old July 14th, 2010, 09:30 AM   #27216
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It's a little outdated but it's defiantly a good pic.
Credit to: Krysta Larson
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Old July 14th, 2010, 05:32 PM   #27217
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Fury, it was the 12th at 11pm. Dont know why the dtails are different..

Only 15 minutes.. Really..

Took about 1 hour to stick, 45 minutes to upload.

If I was at the Address, probably could eaisly make a 1 gig image, probably only take 30 minutes.

One thing I remember though was not seeing the fountains, so maybe they are off.
Don't tell me you aren't aware of the (fountain) shows timmings in your own 'hood.
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Old July 15th, 2010, 09:46 AM   #27218
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The Address is much better since from there you could take a girl up the Burj Khalifa whilst looking at the Burj Khalifa.
Not now it is not since that canadian Al Nakheel sales manager jumped off the 29th floor
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Old July 15th, 2010, 11:19 AM   #27219
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[IMG]http://i31.************/53jqef.jpg[/IMG]

Gerald will have a gigapan up later, mine failed due to wrong exposure, but we will go up again.

G, I'm think we should go up the Islam Financial Towers Instead..

[IMG]http://i28.************/zx5y6d.jpg[/IMG]

Last night, I also made a timelapse, from 1400 shots... post linky in a bit.
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Old July 15th, 2010, 12:01 PM   #27220
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I calculated the time it would take to fall the distance of the Burj Khalifa... Exactly 13 seconds!

Nice pics too by the way. I really like the ones where the sun is reflecting off parts of the Burj Khalifa.
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