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Old January 13th, 2008, 03:06 PM   #2821
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From these responses, I am inducing that if a cirlce was drawn around the true footprint of the Burj Dubai, the circle's diameter would be around 183.7 metres (602.7 feet) (I averaged the diameters given by Sky Tower and cooperchris). This would mean the circle's area (Pi * r^2) is 26,503.8 sq m (285,284.6 sq ft).

Is that right?
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Old January 13th, 2008, 05:23 PM   #2822
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1. Footprint is NOT a circle

2. Sky Tower already said that the diameter from core to the wings WOULD BE 91.4 meters...

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Old January 13th, 2008, 06:09 PM   #2823
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10 miles is 16km...

On top of that there is a limit how far BD can be seen due to the curvature of the Earth surface... I remember its below 200km limits
Wow I'm dumb for not double checking, I got the conversion factors mixed up with something else

As for your second point, I honestly didn't know/learn that yet

For the trouble here's a shot from 1/7 by naeemazizian

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Old January 13th, 2008, 07:01 PM   #2824
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Old January 13th, 2008, 08:51 PM   #2825
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@ LoverOfDubai
1. Footprint is NOT a circle

2. Sky Tower already said that the diameter from core to the wings WOULD BE 91.4 meters...

dios mio, que boludo...
I know that the footprint is not a circle, I was only talking about the circle drawn around the footprint.

And, although Sky Tower said the diameter is 91.4 m, someone else said that the diameter is 184.6 m. I automatically assumed that Sky Tower made a mistake between diameter and radius.
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Old January 13th, 2008, 08:52 PM   #2826
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When will BD continue rising? I get tired of waiting for this!
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Old January 13th, 2008, 08:57 PM   #2827
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it is rising at the moment
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Old January 13th, 2008, 09:14 PM   #2828
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10 miles is 16km...

On top of that there is a limit how far BD can be seen due to the curvature of the Earth surface... I remember its below 200km limits
BD (818m) => 103km or 65 miles.
ESB 80 miles is nonsense, it is not even 80km.
The distance is only weakly dependent on the height, because the formula contains a square toot. To convert the height to the max viewing distance simply do the following:
1- divide the height (in m) by 5
2- take the square root
3- multiply by 8
...and there is the distance in km!
This is not exact but very accurate for all practical purposes.
Of course you can look a bit further when you are above grond level yourself. Standing on a flat desert an average person (eye height 1.6m) may add 4.5km.
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Old January 13th, 2008, 09:25 PM   #2829
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it is rising at the moment
How many floors have been built over concrete part then?
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Old January 13th, 2008, 09:26 PM   #2830
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Some of the distant shots of the Dubai skyline have just been outstanding. Thanks everyone for sharing with us.

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Old January 13th, 2008, 10:07 PM   #2831
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How many floors have been built over concrete part then?
1 floor, they are now building at the second one.
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Old January 13th, 2008, 10:44 PM   #2832
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When will BD continue rising? I get tired of waiting for this!
So go and help them.
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Old January 13th, 2008, 11:16 PM   #2833
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Wy do u want American airline when u have Emirates?
I have most miles on American so if it's around the same price as Emirates I might take American. I've read that Emirates economy isn't that great anyway compared to other airlines.


To make this post more on topic it mind boggling to see how much Burj Dubai has an impact from so far away. If this were in Downtown Austin I would be able to see it from my apartment which is about 20 miles away.
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Old January 13th, 2008, 11:24 PM   #2834
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I have most miles on American so if it's around the same price as Emirates I might take American. I've read that Emirates economy isn't that great anyway compared to other airlines.
Oh?
Emirates had, according to wikipedia, profits of US$762 million in the middle of a huge expansion last year. While American Airlines, who lost money just 3 years ago - now made profits of $291 million So if that's your reasoning I'd go with Emirates Plus! With their new fleet of A380's they got a far more modern fleet also...

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Old January 13th, 2008, 11:45 PM   #2835
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I know that the footprint is not a circle, I was only talking about the circle drawn around the footprint.

And, although Sky Tower said the diameter is 91.4 m, someone else said that the diameter is 184.6 m. I automatically assumed that Sky Tower made a mistake between diameter and radius.

Right ok this picture should clear things up a bit

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Old January 14th, 2008, 12:03 AM   #2836
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Right ok this picture should clear things up a bit
Great. It is just what I wanted. Thank you.
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Old January 14th, 2008, 12:55 AM   #2837
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sometimes i wonder why i open this thread up. i look forward to new photos or info but the chit chat should be for other thread or skybar ect.
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Old January 14th, 2008, 01:01 AM   #2838
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Old January 14th, 2008, 01:02 AM   #2839
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Old January 14th, 2008, 02:21 AM   #2840
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Hi all.

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