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Old March 5th, 2008, 03:16 AM   #4561
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not only that, the window frame is different from the rest
oh yeah, I just noticed that, why? cant see no structural need for that, so it has to have something to do with the overall look/aesthetics of the burj,
still, strange

one popquiz for all the wiz:
How many people will occupy the tower on, lets say, a normal Wednesday with all businesses up and in full swing? more then 10.000?
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Old March 5th, 2008, 03:29 AM   #4562
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sorry me again, off topic this time, but this is the best place for answeres from the most informed/active/contributing forum-members

just wanted to ask; What the F and where the F is this place?
http://gizmodo.com/363834/dubai-arti...hood-for-kicks
close to marina? or a whole new project? looks cool, but is there any change of it happening?
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Old March 5th, 2008, 05:23 AM   #4563
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sorry me again, off topic this time, but this is the best place for answeres from the most informed/active/contributing forum-members

just wanted to ask; What the F and where the F is this place?
http://gizmodo.com/363834/dubai-arti...hood-for-kicks
close to marina? or a whole new project? looks cool, but is there any change of it happening?
Nakheel is behind it, and it will probably happen. Rem Koolhaas is the architect. The tower isn't all that tall, but the density of this island will rival Manhattan, so they say. Even the NY Times picked up on this project.
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Old March 5th, 2008, 05:37 AM   #4564
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sorry me again, off topic this time, but this is the best place for answeres from the most informed/active/contributing forum-members

just wanted to ask; What the F and where the F is this place?
http://gizmodo.com/363834/dubai-arti...hood-for-kicks
close to marina? or a whole new project? looks cool, but is there any change of it happening?
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Nakheel is behind it, and it will probably happen. Rem Koolhaas is the architect. The tower isn't all that tall, but the density of this island will rival Manhattan, so they say. Even the NY Times picked up on this project.
Here is the thread for that project, now back on topic
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Old March 5th, 2008, 07:37 AM   #4565
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Old March 5th, 2008, 07:47 AM   #4566
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Old March 5th, 2008, 08:23 AM   #4567
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Just give it 5 years and Dubai will make NYC look like a tiny little town in Texas. LOL
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Old March 5th, 2008, 08:26 AM   #4568
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Edward please dont go there >< we really really REALLY dont need this sort of talk in here , you will cause a wave of people coming in now and bashing Dubai for all its worth.
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Old March 5th, 2008, 08:50 AM   #4569
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found an awesome shot on flickr, can't remember it has been posted already:

[IMG]http://i32.************/10nxshy.jpg[/IMG]
Awesome photo and an awesome sight...

THIS is a reason to buy an apartment half a mile up in the sky... you get to live (sometimes) in a whole other world! It should be cool too to see airplanes shooting out of the cloudbase all the time from the airport!
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Old March 5th, 2008, 09:49 AM   #4570
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wow i get dizzy everytime i see pics of burj dubai.
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Old March 5th, 2008, 10:14 AM   #4571
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found an awesome shot on flickr, can't remember it has been posted already:

[IMG]http://i32.************/10nxshy.jpg[/IMG]
is this a sand storm
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Old March 5th, 2008, 10:23 AM   #4572
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Old March 5th, 2008, 10:25 AM   #4573
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is this a sand storm
It's fog.
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Old March 5th, 2008, 11:07 AM   #4574
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The tower already has an incredible slimness, and it will be amazing to see it with additional 200 meters!
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Old March 5th, 2008, 12:15 PM   #4575
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guys, try not to draw silly comparison or muck with photoshop.
people who open this thread wants to see something worthwhile not spam.
yes phillip5, you may have photshopped burj dubai extra 200m but its a thin spire not more building, so it was really false impression.
no disrespect.
cheers everybody
have a better one!
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Old March 5th, 2008, 12:49 PM   #4576
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Burj Dubai offices to top $4,000 per sq ft
Wednesday, March 5 , 2008

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Emaar Chairman Mohamed Ali Alabbar speaking on Tuesday at the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) conference, said the sale of office space at Burj Dubai has received phenomenal response, with the going rate at $4,000 (Dh14,000) per square foot.
He added that the Armani Residences, also in the world’s tallest tower, are selling for $3,500 per sq ft.

Realty experts that Emirates Business spoke to said those rates matched those of property prices in Central London and Moscow’s city centre.

Although 20 to 25 per cent of sales in Burj Dubai have been through “traders” (middlemen and real estate agencies), Alabbar added: “People just do not want to let go of their purchase.”

Burj Dubai will inspire architects of the future

Emaar Properties would rather opt for a “nominal delay” in total quality execution of the Burj Dubai interiors than compromise on any aspect of quality, the company has said.

Earlier on Tuesday, Reuters reported that Burj Dubai, the world’s tallest tower, was about four months behind schedule.

“We are about four months late,” Emaar Chairman Mohamed Ali Alabbar told Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) conference without giving a reason for the expected delay, Reuters said.

“Burj Dubai is setting new standards in architecture and construction engineering and Emaar is thus committed to adhering to the highest quality standards at all stages of Burj Dubai’s completion, including the interiors. The company would rather opt for a nominal delay in total quality execution of the Burj Dubai interiors than compromise on any aspect of quality,” a spokesperson said. However, the company statement did not deny the report of delay.

“Quality will be the first priority in the execution of Burj Dubai and several design considerations for the interiors were rejected at various stages of the project development,” Alabbar told the conference.

“Burj Dubai will influence and inspire future generations of architects and engineers, he said.

Although Alabbar has little doubt that “someone” will eventually build a tower higher than Burj Dubai, he said that such an outcome would not bother him. “This is not a race or competition. What’s important is that Dubai has provided a platform for humanity to push the boundaries of what can be achieved.”

Burj Dubai will be the tallest structure in the world in all four of the criteria listed by CTBUH on completion. The council measures height to the structural top, the highest occupied floor, to the top of the roof, and to the tip of the spire, pinnacle, antenna, mast or flag pole.
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Old March 5th, 2008, 01:15 PM   #4577
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Jan (the forum owner) is partecipating in the conference as well. A visit on the tower was planned also, but how high they will be allowed to go, was not known. A friend of mine working for a material supplier is also partecipating so shall text him to ask if they climbed in the tower already.
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Old March 5th, 2008, 02:48 PM   #4578
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This one really makes you feel like you're there, so tall!
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Old March 5th, 2008, 03:08 PM   #4579
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goodness... gorgeous project and very, very, very tall indeed.. from the photo of @fury, the burj dubai seems to be piercing the clouds... amazing.
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Old March 5th, 2008, 04:26 PM   #4580
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This giant is going on pretty well . Can't wait to finish it !
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