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Old October 23rd, 2007, 07:34 AM   #321
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So, Around Christmas it would be finished?
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Old October 23rd, 2007, 08:17 AM   #322
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As far as I know, the mechanicals facade will come the last.
I agree because they need to bring in the mechanical equipment first before they do the cladding.
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Old October 23rd, 2007, 08:35 AM   #323
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Thats is freakin huge, I love it. Has it officially taken the title of world's tallest yet?
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Old October 23rd, 2007, 08:38 AM   #324
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^its higher then any skyscraper and worlds tallest self-supported structure. also tallest concrete structure.
It has to be officially opened to achive worlds tallest status.

yes, what hollie maea said.
pretty sure it has to consist of concrete floors, air cond, electircity ect.
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Old October 23rd, 2007, 01:24 PM   #325
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If you look at that picture, you will see that the last floor below the third mechanicals is number 72, mechanical floors are 73-75, the floor above is floor 76. From outside mechanical floors look like 2 floors, but count as 3. Maybe because they are higher or there are 3 floors only in core but not in the wings? Dont know really but the story is the same at each mechanical floors.


OK, now I see...
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Old October 23rd, 2007, 05:23 PM   #326
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So is BD on L156?
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Old October 23rd, 2007, 05:43 PM   #327
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It has become more and more impressive as it continues to reach the sky. I insist: looks like a tower taken from a Star Wars movie.
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Old October 23rd, 2007, 06:06 PM   #328
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So is BD on L156?
no, still pouring lev155.
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Old October 23rd, 2007, 06:47 PM   #329
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L156 is still quite far away. First the concrete core has to be completed, and than formwork removed. After that they have to install a new crane by side of the core and dismantle the two cranes which are now in operation. Maybe they will even wait for concrete part to be fully completed before proceeding with steel. Will take quite a lot of time
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Old October 23rd, 2007, 07:28 PM   #330
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they shuld have sed concrete peak...

Burj Dubai nearly at its peak

by ArabianBusiness.com staff writer on Saturday, 20 October 2007

The ‘topping out' of the Burj Dubai is expected to take place at the end of October. According to Geir Jensen, general manager of Doka Gulf, who are undertaking the formwork for the project, the company expects to finish the concrete works on the world's tallest tower by 24 October, paving the way for the steel work.

"We will top out with concrete within ten days," said Jensen.


Once this is complete, Doka Gulf will concentrate on completing the side aspects of the tower, the tapering nature of which will act as wind breaks.

Jensen added that the tower will reach a height of 585.75 metres once the concrete work has been completed.

But as the core starts 15.75 metres below ground level, the total height of the concrete structure will be 601 metres.
The Burj Dubai will have 156 floors by the time it is finished, which is expected at the end of next year.

Malaysia's Eversendai Corporation recently won the $14.7 million contract from Samsung Corporation for the structural steelworks.

The company will require more than 4,000 tonnes of steel for the work.

The final height of the tower has not been disclosed by developer Emaar Properties. However, it is widely believed it will be more than 700 metres.

In September, the Burj Dubai surpassed Toronto's CN Tower to become the tallest free-standing structure in the world.

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but what's that? concrete-topout tomorrow?
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Old October 23rd, 2007, 07:59 PM   #331
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october 24th?? cool, that is already tomorrow
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Old October 23rd, 2007, 09:06 PM   #332
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i can see some of the steel aspects on the core already from the pics.. cant wait to see it all without formwork.
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Old October 23rd, 2007, 09:38 PM   #333
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Wow, according to the article above the tower is expected to be taller than 700 meter...
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Old October 23rd, 2007, 10:05 PM   #334
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. don't you know that it probably will be between 800 and ~850m tall
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Old October 23rd, 2007, 10:18 PM   #335
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Old October 24th, 2007, 02:03 AM   #336
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L156 is still quite far away. First the concrete core has to be completed, and than formwork removed. After that they have to install a new crane by side of the core and dismantle the two cranes which are now in operation. Maybe they will even wait for concrete part to be fully completed before proceeding with steel. Will take quite a lot of time
Ouch! That's bad news for me... So, when the Burj Dubai will be T/O? Aproximately...
I think that in Summer 2008
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Old October 24th, 2007, 02:10 AM   #337
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we cant tell atm, we have no idea how fast the will manage to put up a floor in the steel section, seeing as its different to pouring concrete and they only have 1 crane now.
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Old October 24th, 2007, 02:26 AM   #338
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what height actually have?
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Old October 24th, 2007, 02:27 AM   #339
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Originally Posted by THE DUBAI GUYS
they shuld have said concrete peak...

Burj Dubai nearly at its peak

by ArabianBusiness.com staff writer on Saturday, 20 October 2007

The ‘topping out' of the Burj Dubai is expected to take place at the end of October. According to Geir Jensen, general manager of Doka Gulf, who are undertaking the formwork for the project, the company expects to finish the concrete works on the world's tallest tower by 24 October, paving the way for the steel work.

"We will top out with concrete within ten days," said Jensen.

Once this is complete, Doka Gulf will concentrate on completing the side aspects of the tower, the tapering nature of which will act as wind breaks.

Jensen added that the tower will reach a height of 585.75 metres once the concrete work has been completed.

But as the core starts 15.75 metres below ground level, the total height of the concrete structure will be 601 metres. The Burj Dubai will have 156 floors by the time it is finished, which is expected at the end of next year.

Malaysia's Eversendai Corporation recently won the $14.7 million contract from Samsung Corporation for the structural steelworks.

The company will require more than 4,000 tonnes of steel for the work.

The final height of the tower has not been disclosed by developer Emaar Properties. However, it is widely believed it will be more than 700 metres.

In September, the Burj Dubai surpassed Toronto's CN Tower to become the tallest free-standing structure in the world.

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great stuff. so 601m above foundation! quite a feat.
so the 818m height = 833m if you include foundation.
i know alot of engineers who will go with the 833m height more so then 818m. This is where BurjDubai begins.
but im happy with 818m above grd.
This is going fine guys, cant complain about its speed since it started. really.
I dont want it to be finished just yet. This is history and we should be soaking it all in.
before you know its finished and we will be gripeing over anther tower.
I think its great it will stay at lev156 for a while so all concrete floor plates can catch up.
next year the steel will start and this will be an amAzing time watching it slowly reach into heights never before seen.
patience guys.
for those who want to know CURRENT HEIGHT its lev155 or 582.5m. just lev155mezz floor to go as article says.
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Old October 24th, 2007, 02:38 AM   #340
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Already? Isn't that a bit early if its gonna be 818 meters?
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