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Old October 24th, 2007, 10:01 PM   #381
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so, is the concrete structure topped out now? its october the 24th!
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Old October 24th, 2007, 10:17 PM   #382
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Regarding the www.burjdubai.com concrete section is completed, Burj Dubai is standing 585.7 meters high with 156 floors. Celebrate guys!!!
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Old October 24th, 2007, 10:26 PM   #383
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i hope they'll go over to the steel-construction next week
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Old October 24th, 2007, 10:31 PM   #384
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Will the steel section go up faster?...also, has the spire already been constructed somewhere or is that a secret aswell?
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Old October 24th, 2007, 10:41 PM   #385
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1. not sure. normally steel is growing faster than concrete. but at over 580m over the ground, i'm not so sure. and don't forget the concrete-section has grown in a 3 days cycle!
2. no, the spire has not been constructed yet . it will be build in the steel-section on the top of the BD and then lifted up to the top
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Old October 24th, 2007, 11:09 PM   #386
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I'm kind of disappointed that they're following the plans we've seen. I was hoping the concrete would keep rising, surprising us all.
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Old October 25th, 2007, 12:14 AM   #387
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i thing BD will hold the title extremly long time.and nooenknows if this isnt the tower which will exceed the 1000m mark i mean for proportional reasons they can add some floors on each wing and they have a better propotion.
According to a very reliable source, the Al Burj project is very much alive, and will be taller than this tower.
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Old October 25th, 2007, 12:47 AM   #388
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According to a very reliable source, the Al Burj project is very much alive, and will be taller than this tower.
Seems like Al Burj would most likely be made in competition to BD, I mean seriously, is there a requirement for another supertall in Dubai?

Maybe I'm wrong?
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Old October 25th, 2007, 01:58 AM   #389
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2. no, the spire has not been constructed yet . it will be build in the steel-section on the top of the BD and then lifted up to the top
i dunno where i heard this but i did hear they were gonna drop down the spire from the top sumhow o.O but that sounds abit dodgy lol.. so i suspect what u say is more true.
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Old October 25th, 2007, 02:03 AM   #390
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This isnt a question of do we need this or not it is only to atract people to come to Dubai and the public showing of power.It isnt so only there its so everywhere.I mean why are they building at ground zero that tall towers?I dont believe downtown NYC needs that much office space.We will se if all this gigantomany of present time will end like in the past as the empire state building was built and was than ironicaly called empty state building.I wont critisize what they are actually building but show reasons for that.I also like tall building because of that i am at SSC.
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Old October 25th, 2007, 02:12 AM   #391
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the pinnacle will be built inside spire structure and jacked up into place.
It will be jacked up from tier19 level or 643m height or 3 levels above 162nd floor.

this may give you better idea
The pinnacle starts about where blue crane cabin is located)

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the pinnacles eventual base will be located at tier20B/676m
http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/9...onbestsug4.jpg
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Old October 25th, 2007, 03:59 AM   #392
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Excellent!
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Old October 25th, 2007, 04:11 AM   #393
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Pinnacle detail

Culwulla,
By any chance would you have a detail drawing showing just how the interior ladder on the pinnacle works for airline beacon maintenance?
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Old October 25th, 2007, 05:49 AM   #394
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top of pinnacle plan
as you can see the top of pinnacle is only 1.2m/4ft diametre with small 750mm hatch.
Interesting how there is a 1.5m/5ft ring around the top which is 800mm high.



tier27-30/ elevation

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Old October 25th, 2007, 07:11 AM   #395
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Hi all.

Nice screenshots of those blueprints - I wonder who took them ...
I have lots more of those screenshots that I made of the blueprints too.

Picasa - 07 09 24



Hey all. Here is a few of the over 70 beauty shots from Brian Mcmorrow over at pbase. All from 07 10 19 - I encourage everyone to go check them all out !









Blog - 07 10 23





Another great day for the collection - 150 shots. 9130 and counting of this magnificent structure - WooHoo !

Enjoy.
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Old October 25th, 2007, 07:19 AM   #396
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I'm a bit confused about the shape of the tower where those 4 "windows" are. Will there be winglets attached there?
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Old October 25th, 2007, 07:42 AM   #397
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Hi Metalli.

Look at the closeup of the top in the post right above yours. Some winglets already done.

Here is the shape of tier 15. The print is a composite showing the terraces for the first levels of tier16, 17, and 18. You can see the shape of the core - the long 3 sides are the sides with the 4 "windows".



Here is the actual first level of tier 17 and 18 to clear things up.







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Old October 25th, 2007, 07:48 AM   #398
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sorry fury, should have credited you. i forgot who originally posted them.
such great floor plates.
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Old October 25th, 2007, 08:19 AM   #399
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Hey Cul.

No apology needed.

I gotta say your diagram is looking right on dude.

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Old October 25th, 2007, 08:22 AM   #400
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thanx fury
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