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Old September 28th, 2010, 11:33 AM   #27741
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Old September 28th, 2010, 12:12 PM   #27742
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what ? The floor height for the restaurant is 4.80m or 15ft, that's a good height for a restaurant.
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Old September 28th, 2010, 12:50 PM   #27743
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what ? The floor height for the restaurant is 4.80m or 15ft, that's a good height for a restaurant.
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Old September 28th, 2010, 01:28 PM   #27744
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Old September 28th, 2010, 09:44 PM   #27745
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whats the height of the cn tower resturant ,that must still be the highest revolving one ?
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Old September 28th, 2010, 11:07 PM   #27746
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whats the height of the cn tower resturant ,that must still be the highest revolving one ?
351 meters, and yes it still is. (As far as I'm able to determine).

http://www.cntower.ca/360_restaurant/overview/

I don't think the Burj restaurant revolves, so at least we'll keep that token claim (as well as the world's highest wine cellar - 9,000 bottles)

I'll have to pay BK a visit.

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Old September 28th, 2010, 11:22 PM   #27747
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well i use to live in oman next to dubai and went there all the time its awsome
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Old September 29th, 2010, 01:37 AM   #27748
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Tom cruises into Dubai for fourth mission

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September 29. 2010



Tom Cruise plays Ethan Hunt in Mission: Impossible III, a role he will reprise, with some film shooting scheduled for Dubai. Paramount Pictures / AP Photo

The fourth instalment of the popular Mission: Impossible film franchise is to be partly filmed in Dubai, it was confirmed yesterday.

Shooting for the film, which stars Tom Cruise, will begin in the “next few weeks”, according to a statement by the media office of Dubai.

A spokesperson for the film who asked not to be named added: “Mission: Impossible will be shooting on location in Dubai in several weeks and the cast and crew are looking forward to experiencing Dubai’s wonderful cultural diversity and its distinctive architecture.”

“It’s a good thing for Dubai to have this film,” said the manager of a lighting company based in Dubai who also asked not to be named. “It will raise the level of movie production here. The kind of lighting and other techniques that will be required for this movie will be more advanced than what Dubai has seen before.”

The announcement comes after two months of meetings between the franchise’s Hollywood studio, Paramount Pictures, and government officials. Technical teams also arrived to scout locations in the city.

Among the possible filming sites are the Burj Khalifa and Meydan. Government departments and companies such as Emirates Airline and Emaar have been placed on standby to assist with the film.

“Filming [set to take place in] Dubai would be the longest among other international cities that will feature in M:I4,” said the statement from the emirate’s media office. “The city is expected to play host to the film crews and stars over a period of at least three weeks.”

Alongside Cruise will be a crew of more than 400, including the director Brad Bird, who is best known for his work on Pixar’s The Incredibles, which grossed more than US$600 million (Dh2.2 billion) globally.

Other Tinseltown stars expected to arrive in Dubai include Oscar nominee Jeremy Renner (The Hurt Locker) and Paula Patton (Precious).

Only a handful of big-budget films have been made in the UAE, notably the Hollywood blockbusters The Kingdom, which was set in Saudi Arabia, and Syriana, which was set in several countries in the Middle East.

Landing part of the production of M:I4 will boost Dubai’s efforts to establish itself as a host to international films and a regional movie hub. In 2004, the city launched the Dubai International Film Festival. In five years, it has more than doubled the number of films shown to 181 from 76, and expanded the number of countries represented to 66 from 27.

Dubai opened Dubai Studio City in 2005, which provides resources for filmmaking from equipment rental to post-production. It also supports television productions.
The Mission: Impossible franchise has grossed more than US$1.4bn globally, according to Paramount.

M:I4 is scheduled for US release in December 2011

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Old September 29th, 2010, 04:11 AM   #27749
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122fl! That's basically the height of Willis(sears) Tower. According to Fury's plans.
Hi Helghast.

Yes - very close.
Willis height to arch top - 442.1 m.
BK level 122 floor - 441.3 m.

Here is page 7 of my plan to illustrate.



A few points :
- The restaurant is named At.mosphere
- I consider the height of the 'Sears' tower to be 527.0 m. (height to tip)
- The At.mosphere opening in Jan 2011 brings home the point that this project isn't completed ... (as if us SSC'ers didn't know that ...) Fully a year after the inauguration ...

It remains to be seen whether all the work in the structure will be done by Jan 2011.

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Old September 29th, 2010, 07:12 AM   #27750
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Hi all.

Just finished my daily rounds collecting BK pics.
I see there are abseilers doing the window cleaning on tiers 4 to 7 in Sept.
The big BMU's that ride the 'rails' should be doing those tiers. I haven't seen those BMU's working in some time (or any of the BMU's for that matter). Either they are way behind and they are using the abseilers to catch up or there are problems with the BMU's. (I doubt the latter though)
Took a quick look through my collection and I don't see any working at anytime this year !

Has anyone in Dubai seen any BMU's working this year ?


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Old September 29th, 2010, 08:23 AM   #27751
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Yes the BMU's are in full swing, cleaning is pretty regular by the looks of it.

Cleaners abseil down from around 30th-50th floors anything above that the BMU's are used.

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Old September 29th, 2010, 11:48 AM   #27752
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Old September 29th, 2010, 01:04 PM   #27753
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Old September 29th, 2010, 01:37 PM   #27754
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Carol Huang

September 29. 2010



Tom Cruise plays Ethan Hunt in Mission: Impossible III, a role he will reprise, with some film shooting scheduled for Dubai. Paramount Pictures / AP Photo

The fourth instalment of the popular Mission: Impossible film franchise is to be partly filmed in Dubai, it was confirmed yesterday.

Shooting for the film, which stars Tom Cruise, will begin in the “next few weeks”, according to a statement by the media office of Dubai.

A spokesperson for the film who asked not to be named added: “Mission: Impossible will be shooting on location in Dubai in several weeks and the cast and crew are looking forward to experiencing Dubai’s wonderful cultural diversity and its distinctive architecture.”

“It’s a good thing for Dubai to have this film,” said the manager of a lighting company based in Dubai who also asked not to be named. “It will raise the level of movie production here. The kind of lighting and other techniques that will be required for this movie will be more advanced than what Dubai has seen before.”

The announcement comes after two months of meetings between the franchise’s Hollywood studio, Paramount Pictures, and government officials. Technical teams also arrived to scout locations in the city.

Among the possible filming sites are the Burj Khalifa and Meydan. Government departments and companies such as Emirates Airline and Emaar have been placed on standby to assist with the film.

“Filming [set to take place in] Dubai would be the longest among other international cities that will feature in M:I4,” said the statement from the emirate’s media office. “The city is expected to play host to the film crews and stars over a period of at least three weeks.”

Alongside Cruise will be a crew of more than 400, including the director Brad Bird, who is best known for his work on Pixar’s The Incredibles, which grossed more than US$600 million (Dh2.2 billion) globally.

Other Tinseltown stars expected to arrive in Dubai include Oscar nominee Jeremy Renner (The Hurt Locker) and Paula Patton (Precious).

Only a handful of big-budget films have been made in the UAE, notably the Hollywood blockbusters The Kingdom, which was set in Saudi Arabia, and Syriana, which was set in several countries in the Middle East.

Landing part of the production of M:I4 will boost Dubai’s efforts to establish itself as a host to international films and a regional movie hub. In 2004, the city launched the Dubai International Film Festival. In five years, it has more than doubled the number of films shown to 181 from 76, and expanded the number of countries represented to 66 from 27.

Dubai opened Dubai Studio City in 2005, which provides resources for filmmaking from equipment rental to post-production. It also supports television productions.
The Mission: Impossible franchise has grossed more than US$1.4bn globally, according to Paramount.

M:I4 is scheduled for US release in December 2011

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http://www.thenational.ae/apps/pbcs....100929296/1010
Since the beginning of construction of Burj Khalifa, couple of the biggest hollygood movies passed from Dubai, but when they filmed the tower was u/c like in Syriana movie few years ago.
In the M:I4 , i hope that they will "put" the Burj Khalifa as it is today in some of the movie scenes...
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Old September 29th, 2010, 07:14 PM   #27755
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Old September 30th, 2010, 12:44 AM   #27756
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Burj Khalifa wins Best Project


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Old September 30th, 2010, 04:23 AM   #27757
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Yes the BMU's are in full swing, cleaning is pretty regular by the looks of it.

Cleaners abseil down from around 30th-50th floors anything above that the BMU's are used.

Hi DXB.

There is a big BMU that rides the rails of the second MEP levels (levels 40 and 42) that is supposed to do down to the base and possibly to the podium. I have many shots of it from 2009. That was my point that I wonder if there is a problem with it and/or with the one that rides the rails of the third MEP levels. Perhaps they just want to get the cleaning done quicker right now ?

Hi PG.

Great to see this project win that award in particular. I've always thought of it as "the best project".


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Old September 30th, 2010, 04:48 AM   #27758
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great stuff. so the mighty burj dubais first inclusion in a movie is crusies mission impos 4?
cool. i hope tom has to scale down from ob deck. eg
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Old September 30th, 2010, 09:19 AM   #27759
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Hi DXB.

There is a big BMU that rides the rails of the second MEP levels (levels 40 and 42) that is supposed to do down to the base and possibly to the podium. I have many shots of it from 2009. That was my point that I wonder if there is a problem with it and/or with the one that rides the rails of the third MEP levels. Perhaps they just want to get the cleaning done quicker right now ?

Hi PG.

Great to see this project win that award in particular. I've always thought of it as "the best project".


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I think its a question of just getting the job done at the moment, but maybe its not working?

I was there again yesterday, only pics on my phone (bad quality) but I was on the health club level on 76th floor - great view but a bit dusty. Not sure i could relax out there being that high up!

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Hi PG.

Great to see this project win that award in particular. I've always thought of it as "the best project".


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We have said that many times in the past, present etc... why Burj Khalifa won? Because until now (and at least for 5 - 10 years) BK is one of the greatest structures in all world (design, style, density etc)
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