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Old August 2nd, 2010, 08:49 PM   #27361
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The Burj Dubai is a skyscraper feat. I doubt something taller than this will leave the drawing board in the next 20 years.
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Old August 3rd, 2010, 12:27 AM   #27362
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I wish I will have the chance to visit this building someday...
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Old August 3rd, 2010, 12:52 AM   #27363
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The BD monster thread is dead - what a surprise at night. That's not a revolt, it's a revolution!

The BD monster thread is dead - what a surprise at night. That's not a revolt, it's a revolution!
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Old August 3rd, 2010, 01:53 AM   #27364
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Found this nice shot of the shiny beauty:

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Old August 3rd, 2010, 05:34 AM   #27365
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Old August 3rd, 2010, 06:26 AM   #27366
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The Burj Khalifa looks amazing in every picture. I think the expirience of being there it must be amazing.
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Old August 3rd, 2010, 12:06 PM   #27367
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This building hold 5 World Records.

- Tallest building in the world
- Tallest free-standing structure in the world
- Highest number of stories in the world
- Highest occupied floor in the world
- Highest outdoor observation deck in the world
- Elevator with the longest travel distance in the world
- Tallest service elevator in the world
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Old August 3rd, 2010, 12:09 PM   #27368
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Highest outdoor observation deck in the world
Dont think this one is true
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Old August 3rd, 2010, 01:17 PM   #27369
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Old August 3rd, 2010, 01:36 PM   #27370
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Found this nice shot of the shiny beauty:
That Image was taken over 8 months ago,,,
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Old August 3rd, 2010, 02:12 PM   #27371
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Dont think this one is true
It is probably the highest outdoor observation deck, allthough it isn't the highest in general. SWFC in Shanghai has it.
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Old August 5th, 2010, 01:53 AM   #27372
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found some articles and some interesting pic's. Enjoy!

http://archrecord.construction.com/p...rj_khalifa.asp

http://continuingeducation.construct... L=5&C=690&P=1

http://archrecord.construction.com/p...-slideshow.asp

http://featuresblogs.chicagotribune....kyscraper.html
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Old August 5th, 2010, 05:40 AM   #27373
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Good find, helghast Some nice shots there!
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Old August 5th, 2010, 06:18 AM   #27374
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Hi all.

Nice stuff Helghast.
Thanks for posting.

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Old August 5th, 2010, 11:49 AM   #27375
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The Burj Khalifa looks amazing in every picture. I think the expirience of being there it must be amazing.
It certainly is an amazing experience when you take someone up the Burj Khalifa.
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Old August 5th, 2010, 12:12 PM   #27376
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I had a guest with me today, she had never been taken up the Khalifa.

Should of been a gentleman and offered...

[IMG]http://i34.************/359lq9x.jpg[/IMG]

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Old August 5th, 2010, 11:16 PM   #27377
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Old August 6th, 2010, 05:20 AM   #27378
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Old August 6th, 2010, 05:36 AM   #27379
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The highest residential floor is on the 109th floor with the observation deck at the 124th floor.

The world's tallest skyscraper uses double-decker elevators to present a futuristic look

The first world's tallest structure in history to include residential space

Highest outdoor observation deck in the world

World's highest mosque (located on the 158th floor)

World's highest swimming pool (76th floor)

World's highest elevator installation

Building with most floors: 160

Burj Khalifa has 160 habitable floors versus the Taipei 101 which has 101 habitable floors.

It has a floor area of 334,000 m2 (3,595,100 sq ft) while the Taipei 101 has a floor area of 412,500 m2 (4,440,100 sq ft)

Artistically designed to withstand Dubai's towering temperatures in the hot summers, the exterior fascia contains 22,000 cladding panels made of a reflective glazing, engrained with numerous stainless steel tubular upright fins and aluminum and textured stainless steel spandrel panels

At 828m, Burj Khalifa the world's tallest building is taller than the Sugar Loaf Mountain in Rio de Janerio (396m) and the Victoria Peak Mountain in Hong Kong (552m)

The antenna height of Burj Khaliafais 828m (2717ft) and it cost $1.5 billion to build

Interestingly, the next tallest building is the world, the Taipei 101, with an antenna height of just 509.2m (1670.6ft) cost $1.76 billion.

Tallest skyscraper to top of spire: 828 m (2,717 ft) (previously Taipei 101 - 509.2 m (1,671 ft))

Tallest structure ever built: 828 m (2,717 ft) (previously Warsaw radio mast - 646.38 m (2,121 ft))

Tallest extant structure: 828 m (2,717 ft) (previously KVLY-TV mast - 628.8 m (2,063 ft))

Tallest freestanding structure: 828 m (2,717 ft) (previously CN Tower - 553.3 m (1,815 ft)

World's fastest elevators at speed of 64 km/h (40 mph) or 18 m/s (59 ft/s) (previously Taipei 101 - 16.83 m/s)

Highest vertical concrete pumping (for a building): 606 m (1,988 ft) (previously Taipei 101 - 449.2 m (1,474 ft)

World's highest installation of an aluminium and glass façade, at a height of 512 m (1,680 ft)
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Old August 6th, 2010, 05:37 AM   #27380
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