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Old October 27th, 2010, 04:43 AM   #28001
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I think The plantation in dubai is Zeroooooooooooo!!
Hi mom.

Here is part of the completed landscaping for the BK.



I'm sure the rest of the projects have the same idea in mind when completed.

I agree with the premature un-sticking of this thread. As I posted earlier and as Altin posted, we know the project is not complete.


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Old October 27th, 2010, 11:19 AM   #28002
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New 11.5 gigapixel shot.



Will provide link shortly - seems to be a problem with the tiles at the moment.

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Old October 27th, 2010, 12:30 PM   #28003
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Old October 27th, 2010, 04:11 PM   #28004
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there are so many shots with SZR in the background, i would like to see it from the other side though to see the marina in the background
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Old October 27th, 2010, 04:45 PM   #28005
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Thats because the marina is 15KM away and visiblity is trick,,

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Old October 27th, 2010, 08:17 PM   #28006
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Beautiful picture of the tower base and its surrounding area !
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Old October 27th, 2010, 08:19 PM   #28007
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From the same vantage point in superzoomovision.

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Old October 27th, 2010, 11:18 PM   #28008
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The Burj looks like a mirage in the middle of the desert, with just the smallest amount of green peaking into shot! haha
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Old October 28th, 2010, 06:03 AM   #28009
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Emaar hands over 45 pct of Burj Khalifa units

Oct 27, 2010 at 15:14


Dubai's Burj Khalifa tower. Emaar Properties has seen a big increase in the cost of developing and delivering projects. Photograph: AFP

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DUBAI - Net profit at Emaar Properties, builder of the world's tallest tower, missed analyst forecasts for the second consecutive quarter as costs soared.

Profit in the three months to Sept. 30 fell 7 percent to 612 million dirhams ($166.7 million), the developer said in a statement on Dubai's bourse website, short of the 699.3 million average in a Reuters poll of four analysts.

Revenue rose 43 percent to 2.78 billion but the cost of manufacturing and delivering its products more than doubled to 1.75 billion, it said on Wednesday.

"The earnings are slightly lower than our estimates," said Chet Riley, analyst at Nomura Bank. "A lot of it is put down to the delivery rates of Burj Khalifa."

The developer said about 45 percent of the total units in the world's tallest tower, Burj Khalifa, has been handed over to customers by the end of the third quarter.

"We were expecting 46 percent deliveries of Burj Khalifa units. So this is in line with our expectations," said Roy Cherry, senior vice president for research at Shuaa Capital.
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Feels a little odd now that this thread is not sticky anymore..

Re-sticky please. It ain't finished!
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Old October 28th, 2010, 06:40 AM   #28010
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Nice find PG.
45 % handed over ...
Sounds about right from the info we've been getting.
As we had figured completion of fitout and handovers will be well into 2011. Full occupancy may be some appreciable time after that.



Burj Khalifa honored as first recipient of CTBUH’s new Tall Building “Global Icon” Award
.... Chicago - October 25, 2010

In a surprise move, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) bestowed a new award on the Burj Khalifa at its annual “Best Tall Buildings Awards Ceremony” on Thursday evening, 21st October. The new “Global Icon” award recognizes those very special tall buildings that make a profound impact, not only on the local/regional context, but on the genre of tall buildings globally. Innovative in planning, design and execution, the building must have influenced and re-shaped the field of tall building architecture, engineering, and urban planning. It is intended that the award will only be conferred on an occasional basis, when merited by an exceptional project – perhaps every 10 or 15 years. As explained by CTBUH Awards Chair Gordon Gill, of Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture: “There was discussion amongst members of the jury that the existing ‘Best Tall Building of the Year’ award wasn’t really appropriate for the Burj. We are talking about a building here that has changed the landscape of what is possible in architecture – a building that became internationally recognized as an icon long before it was even completed. ‘Building of the Century’ was thought a more apt title for it.”

Accepting the award on behalf of the Burj Khalifa project team was Ali Odeh from Turner International, representing the building’s owner-developer, Emaar Properties, and George Efstathiou of the building’s architects/engineers, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP. They were joined on stage by representatives of many of the companies on the project team, including: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, Turner International, Samsung, Arabtec, Besix Group, and RWDI, Inc.

Burj Khalifa, a mixed-use office/residential/hotel that towers 2,717 feet (828 meters) above the Dubai skyline, had already won the award for the Best Tall Building in the Middle East & Africa region on the night, and was eligible for the Council’s Best Tall Building “Overall” award against the three other regional winners (Bank of America Tower, New York for the Americas; Pinnacle @ Duxton, Singapore for Asia & Australasia; and Broadcasting Place, Leeds, UK for Europe).

With Burj Khalifa already recognized through the new icon award, Broadcasting Place took the 2010 “Best Tall Building Overall” award. Broadcasting Place – a cor-ten clad student housing tower – succeeds on many levels, addressing city and urban design, respect for surrounding heritage buildings, and a richness of architectural design. The award was accepted by George Downing, of the building’s owner-developer, Downing; and Alex Whitbread of the building’s architects, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios.

“Since the late 1880s, only 16 buildings have claimed the title of ‘World’s Tallest’,” said CTBUH Executive Director and awards jury member Antony Wood, “In one’s lifetime the title may thus only pass hands two or three times, so witnessing the completion of the Burj is something very special. In addition, in the history of the world’s tallest, no building has ever surpassed another by more than 200 or so feet [63 meters], but the Burj has surpassed its predecessor by 1,050 feet [320 meters]. It is almost as tall as placing the Empire State Building on top of Petronas Towers. It is a remarkable achievement for all involved.”

CTBUH Chairman Professor Sang Dae Kim of Korea University added: “Burj Khalifa has redefined a region and a people, created a sense of place for Dubai, advanced the technologies of supertall buildings and established a new benchmark for the integrated practice of architecture and engineering. It is perhaps the greatest architectural and engineering achievement in my lifetime.”

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Old October 28th, 2010, 12:13 PM   #28011
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Check this photo out! Winner of the Dutch National Geographic Photo contest category Landscape. Just WOW!

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Old October 28th, 2010, 01:48 PM   #28012
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wow thats amazing thanks for posting it
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Old October 28th, 2010, 02:12 PM   #28013
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I've been wanting to visit the UAE for a few years now. Now that the Burj Khalifa is completed it just makes me want to visit that much more.
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Old October 28th, 2010, 07:21 PM   #28014
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I think that's Cassiopeia above the Burj. I'll check later.
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Old October 28th, 2010, 07:26 PM   #28015
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Anyway.. Dubai its a desert, i think not much plantacion in a desert xD
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Old October 29th, 2010, 04:22 AM   #28016
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Here is another from the same date - 09 04 24.



Just in case anyone thought it was a 'shop job.


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Old October 29th, 2010, 08:42 AM   #28017
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Awesome!!


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Here is another from the same date - 09 04 24.



Just in case anyone thought it was a 'shop job.


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Old October 29th, 2010, 09:26 AM   #28018
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This was taken on the same day, probably have a picture with his plane in it...


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Old October 29th, 2010, 01:05 PM   #28019
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'Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol' will start shooting in town and the Burj would be the centerpiece. Tom and crew arrived in town and he said he would be spending hours and days on the side of the tower, probably meaning we will see him descending or base-jumping from it.
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Old October 29th, 2010, 03:30 PM   #28020
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Going to do a 1 gb, night pano, to see if we can find where they are filming
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