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Old February 8th, 2008, 11:44 AM   #3601
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Old February 8th, 2008, 12:10 PM   #3602
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Emaar accelerates Burj Dubai construction



Construction of what will be the world's tallest structure, the Burj Dubai, has been stepped up to meet an accelerated schedule, Dubai developer Emaar Properties said on Tuesday, without giving further details.

The state-controlled company said metal cladding on the building is 50% complete, with the reflective material now covering 80 storeys of its exterior, an area of over 50,000 square metres.

“The architectural and design splendour of Burj Dubai is now coming to fruition with the installation of the cladding, which is being executed on an accelerated schedule,” Ahmad Al Matrooshi, UAE managing director of Emaar Properties, said in a statement.

“With 50% of the [cladding] work completed, Burj Dubai is setting new milestones in the speed of construction of super-high-rises."

Emaar announced last month the Burj Dubai reached the 600-metre mark as it continues to solidify its position as the tallest structure in the world.

At over 600 metres, the iconic mega-structure is over 90 metres higher than the world's tallest building, Taiwan's Taipei 101, and over 40 metres higher than the world's tallest free-standing structure, Toronto's CN Tower.

The only structure now left for the Burj to overtake is the KVLY/KTHI television mast in Blanchard, US, which measures 628.8 metres.

The Burj Dubai will not be officially recognised as the world's tallest structure until it is completed, which is expected before the end of 2008.

When completed, the tower will be the tallest building in the world in all four categories recognised by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH), which ranks buildings on the basis of spire height, the highest occupied floor, roof height and pinnacle height.

Construction of the building's concrete structure finished at around 585 metres and contractors are currently working on the steel structure on top and the spire.

The spire will be built from the inside of the building and raised up using a hydraulic pump - meaning that the height will be adjustable.

Emaar has remained tight lipped over the final height, but it is rumoured to be between 700 and 1,000 metres.

Local media reports last year said the final height of the Burj would be 818 metres, citing architects drawings posted on the internet.

The Burj Dubai is to be the centrepiece of a city within a city, Downtown Burj Dubai. The development as a whole will include 30,000 homes, nine hotels, 6.2 acres of parkland, 19 residential towers, the Dubai Mall, and a 30-acre manmade lake. The development will cost around $20 billion.

Emaar has partnered with South Korean construction firm Samsung Corporation and New York-based project manager Turner Construction on the project, which has been designed by Adrian Smith and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill of Chicago.

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Old February 8th, 2008, 12:19 PM   #3603
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why do not still the ground floor claded? i think that it is going to be used for parking ... for how many cars ....it could be the largest in the world ......
No, it will not be used as parking.
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Old February 8th, 2008, 01:28 PM   #3604
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"Local media reports last year said the final height of the Burj would be 818 metres, citing architects drawings posted on the internet"
gee i wonder who would have posted that? lol
its 819m now.lol
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Old February 8th, 2008, 02:16 PM   #3605
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Old February 8th, 2008, 02:28 PM   #3606
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mm, how many migrant workers on this project have been mistreated, had their passports confiscated, jailed, deported since construction began?

Not being faecetious, just wondered...
You know, its really tiring hearing the same narrow-minded perspective. "Bla bla bla, all the mistreatment." Just because you are too lazy to do an honest days work, doesn't mean those who do are being 'mistreated'. Some of these men are making up to 16 x what they'd make in their home country. If I was in their position, I would very much be attracted to work in a different country making that much more money.

I feel sorry for you -- its seems the world has to be perfect for you to cope.

Get some perspective, there are always two sides to a story, and no, life is not perfect or always fair.

Back to the construction.
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Old February 8th, 2008, 02:46 PM   #3607
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Well said Paul, some really dumb people around.
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Old February 8th, 2008, 03:10 PM   #3608
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Update Today

Cladding and steel progress from today

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Old February 8th, 2008, 03:40 PM   #3609
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is it me or has the cladding made it look shorter?
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Old February 8th, 2008, 03:54 PM   #3610
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They really should finish tier 12.... it's taking forever!
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Old February 8th, 2008, 04:13 PM   #3611
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They have cladded lowest tier on the first pic. Looking nice, cant wait to see the cladded mechanicals.
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Old February 8th, 2008, 04:37 PM   #3612
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It looks more amazing everyday the construction advances. I wish I could visit someday Dubai.
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Old February 8th, 2008, 05:39 PM   #3613
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I think the columns for the next level should be up in a mater of days now.
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Old February 8th, 2008, 05:53 PM   #3614
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do i see it right that there is already a rail for the cladding on the OBS-setback?
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Old February 8th, 2008, 05:59 PM   #3615
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It looks more amazing everyday the construction advances. I wish I could visit someday Dubai.
Just be careful when you go:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7234786.stm

I wouldn't go to a country like that at all.
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do i see it right that there is already a rail for the cladding on the OBS-setback?

Looks like it ZZ-II, with tier 12 completed they will possibly start with cladding above the 4th mechanical floors.

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I wouldn't go to a country like that at all.
Than stay at home
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Old February 8th, 2008, 06:07 PM   #3617
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Than stay at home
I won't. There are plenty of non-idiotic countries to go.
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Old February 8th, 2008, 06:07 PM   #3618
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"Local media reports last year said the final height of the Burj would be 818 metres, citing architects drawings posted on the internet"
gee i wonder who would have posted that? lol
its 819m now.lol
Nice....they should send you some money for your efforts. I don't think there's a place online that has better information on Burj Dubai than this thread.
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Old February 8th, 2008, 06:08 PM   #3619
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here here.
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Old February 8th, 2008, 06:19 PM   #3620
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Just be careful when you go:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7234786.stm

I wouldn't go to a country like that at all.


Lol yeah right... and when muslims go to America, some are detained and checked more than Europeans or other people. In America they don't allow you to carry above a specific amount of liquids ect or they will stop you. Personally it is better for them to be looking for things that matter like drugs ect, than where you are from and your personality. I know that being jailed for such a small amout is silly and stupid, but at least better than being jailed for where you are from or becuase you look suspecious (patriot act). Thats what i think anyways.

Back on topic: When the mechanical floors are ready, the building would look fantastic.
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