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Old October 26th, 2007, 12:28 AM   #421
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I thought the residential floors went all the way up to right below the observation deck at level 124, with offices above the observation deck. Correct me if I'm wrong...
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Old October 26th, 2007, 12:32 AM   #422
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Correct.

The 123rd will be the last residential floor, while the 155th will be the last commercial and at the same time the overall last occupied one.
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Old October 26th, 2007, 12:59 AM   #423
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so this means that the highest occupied floor will be at 585 meters?? And the world's highest occupied floor will be in the Chicago Spire?( at 609 meters)? Im I wrong?
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Old October 26th, 2007, 01:11 AM   #424
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it's 701m, from the 818m plans. at 609 meters that will be the tip of the building so that wont be the highest occupied floor.

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Old October 26th, 2007, 01:25 AM   #425
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The thing with the mighty Burj Dubai is there are many levels to reach.
#the highest official occupied floor in BD will be lev155mezz or 583m.
but there are a few levels above all the way to lev162 /624m which will be occupied by communication technicians.
then you will have plant maintenace guys which can access the next 11 floors to reach roof no4 @ tier22 or 701m high!
above this are 20 more platform levels which are reached by ladder, the highest of all these is the tier 27 or 768m high. This balcony area is only 1mx2m.("heavens gate")
then above this is the pinnacle which has internal ladder all the way to 818m.
I think highest floor or roof of Chicagos SPIRE is approx 600m.

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Old October 26th, 2007, 01:28 AM   #426
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oh, thank you..
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Old October 26th, 2007, 01:35 AM   #427
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From what I understand the highest occupied floor on the Chicago Spire will be at 568m or 1865 ft. Above that it will be mechanical and elevator machine rooms.

On the Burj Dubai, there is a discrepancy as to how high the non residential, non office occupied floors will be. Some say 625m for communictions and others say 701m. I do believe the highest elevator run may reach 701m on BD but I could be mistaken so someone with greater knowledge on this may want to jump in and give some definitive insight.

For certain, the highest occupied floor on BD will be at least 15m higher than the tip of Chicago Spire. The CS however will have the longest UNINTERUPTED elevator run right up to 1865 ft. I'm not sure if that 568m marker will be the top residential floor or a mechanical service floor.

Just on a side issue here, based on Culwulla's schematic of BD's tiers, I have BD's total height WITHOUT spire to 768m or 2519 ft. I don't really go by roof 1, roof 2, etc. The actual question here would be...."How tall does BD reach without spire or antenna (in this case spire)? Being consistent with every other building, it would be 768m...that is if they don't do a height modification on the steel section.

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Old October 26th, 2007, 01:37 AM   #428
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how much sqft do u think there will be at 701m

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Old October 26th, 2007, 01:46 AM   #429
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I believe more square footage than the CN Tower Space Deck at 447m which I have been on several times.
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Old October 26th, 2007, 01:51 AM   #430
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beyond1000- Burj Dubais pinnacle is unusual in the way that it isnt tacked on the roof like most but it starts way below the roof at tier20B or 676m level. which makes its total length of 142m. As it gets built it gets jacked up or telescoped to 50m above highest emclosed part of BD (tier27).So its hard to say the spire is 50m high.
In reality ,the section above lev162 is called "spire" , so if you wanted to take off the spire/pinnacle or architectural feature from the BD, its height would be 624m.
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Old October 26th, 2007, 01:59 AM   #431
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true, but if u were to take out the actaul spire. the steel section which is the maine part. would still be there. and that height which is 768m would be the actaul tip of the maine structure. not 624

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Old October 26th, 2007, 02:15 AM   #432
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Hmmm... Telescopic spire... Maybe there going to give it a shower head like the Rose?

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Old October 26th, 2007, 02:44 AM   #433
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so this means that the highest occupied floor will be at 585 meters?? And the world's highest occupied floor will be in the Chicago Spire?( at 609 meters)? Im I wrong?
Yes, you are wrong.

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I think highest floor or roof of Chicagos SPIRE is approx 600m.
roof, yes, but the highest occupied floor will be much lower.

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From what I understand the highest occupied floor on the Chicago Spire will be at 568m or 1865 ft. Above that it will be mechanical and elevator machine rooms.
This number sounds right. They revealed a month or two ago where the highest penthouse would be. I don't remember the exact number but it very well could have been 568 meters -- I remember that it was around 30 or 40 meters below 600m. So Burj Dubai will definitely have the highest occupied floor of any building currently approved (Russia Tower has a bunch of unoccupied area at the top as well).



EDIT: I dug through the old threads and 568 is indeed the right number. See the following post:
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...postcount=2370
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Old October 26th, 2007, 04:18 AM   #434
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thanks. russia towers highest floor is ob deck which is way down at approx 510m.
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Old October 26th, 2007, 04:26 AM   #435
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Thanks Culwulla that clears things up.

Thanks Hollie for the commentary. I wasn't dreaming when I read the article.

I think the final wait is when we see the spire go up. Firstly we need to see how high the steel section goes...that is if they did any modifications to what we know...and if the jack up an extra tall spire.

For everybody on BD land, what we think should be done is really irelevant. They will do what they will do without our consent and knowledge.

Exciting and of course....Lotta fun, lotta fun.
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Old October 26th, 2007, 06:11 AM   #436
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above this are 20 more platform levels which are reached by ladder, the highest of all these is the tier 27 or 768m high. This balcony area is only 1mx2m.("heavens gate")
then above this is the pinnacle which has internal ladder all the way to 818m.http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/9...onbestsug4.jpg
This is just incredible to me. It seems like that high up with such a small diameter that even in just normal winds the tip of the spire would sway back and forth several meters constantly. Climbing up that ladder would be difficult...wouldn't you just get tossed around up in there?
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Old October 26th, 2007, 06:30 AM   #437
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I seem to remember a figure of 3m either side of centre in high winds... Can someone confirm that?
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Old October 26th, 2007, 07:40 AM   #438
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i reckon it will sway no more then 1 metre in normal weather. Take this over an 800m structure, you wouldnt notice it, even climbing the pinnacle.
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Old October 26th, 2007, 07:46 AM   #439
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Resticting to just inhabitable floor, i would say the highest occupied floor would be at L155 at 579.3m. Is that the floor where the office of Emaar chairman will be?
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Old October 26th, 2007, 07:52 AM   #440
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The roof of Chicago Spire is 609 meters not 600
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