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Old March 7th, 2008, 10:46 AM   #4641
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Yes, as far as I know. The exterior is about 3 weeks behind and the interior is about 4 months behind. Should be topped out and fully clad by the end of next year.
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Old March 7th, 2008, 01:26 PM   #4642
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Old March 7th, 2008, 01:33 PM   #4643
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The construction method and shape of Islamic bank towers is very similar to those of Burj Dubai. A BD little brother
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Old March 7th, 2008, 03:00 PM   #4644
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7th March

Extending crane height in the clouds this morning.

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Old March 7th, 2008, 03:19 PM   #4645
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What a difference the glass cladding makes! The shape of the Burj is elegant, like a huge frozen fountain.
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Old March 7th, 2008, 04:00 PM   #4646
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Old March 7th, 2008, 04:10 PM   #4647
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Here is a selection of Burj Dubai takes from a Dubai pix thread I started somewhere else.

10. On the right hand side of the previous image the Burj Dubai development is under construction. The Burj Dubai tower off course being just one of the project in that area. Burj Dubai seen from the Old Town.


11. Girly in the bottom right trying to capture the thing. Really need some wide angles here.


12. Hotel Tower seen from the same spot.


13. Seen straight accross from Sheikh Zayed Road, metro line just not blocking the views.


14. One poor little concrete mixer having to go all the way up.


15. From a distance the height of the Burj Dubai is most impressive, especailly when there is an almost surrealistic contrast between desert and skyline.


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18. Two pics where Burj Dubai can be seen from Sheikh Zayed Road


19. The Index Tower actually blocking a lot of the views here.


20. On tour to the Burj Dubai construction site


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26. Typo.


27. The smart thing is that Emaar develops not only the tower but also the whole area surrounding it. All these little towers here can be sold at 'Burj View' premium.


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29. From concrete onto steel.


30. Apartment at the sales center on a scale of 1:1. This one is located on the 60th floor and was sold for app. $2.5m. Now it is reselling at $5m. So that equals $2.5m / (365 x 3) = $2.283 value raise per day.


31. Probably one of the best spots is the terrace of the sales center.


40. "objects in the mirror are taller then they appear".
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Old March 7th, 2008, 04:20 PM   #4648
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awesome pics Jan am Imre!!
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Old March 7th, 2008, 04:20 PM   #4649
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Old March 7th, 2008, 07:44 PM   #4650
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*speechless*

i was going to post some special angled pictures of the Burj dubai and other towers i took in sketchup... but i think i'll wait a few hours untill the posts about these truely amazing pictures have died down =)

e.g .......... http://i26.************/3586nbl.jpg

Have lots of weird and wonderfull angles =) lemme know if u can think of an angle and i will get a shot =)

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Old March 7th, 2008, 07:52 PM   #4651
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Old March 7th, 2008, 08:33 PM   #4652
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Can't wait to see finished apartments when this place is completed!!
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Old March 7th, 2008, 08:37 PM   #4653
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the base cladding looks absolutely great without the protection foil, wonder how long they'll need to finish all 3 entrances
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Old March 7th, 2008, 08:45 PM   #4654
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Is the base cladding similar to the type to be used on the mechanical floors?
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Old March 7th, 2008, 08:55 PM   #4655
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no, the mechanical cladding will be quite different to the base cladding . it will be similar like the mech.-cladding on trump tower chicago
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Old March 7th, 2008, 09:38 PM   #4656
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However, I am surprised that nobody has yet picked up the fact that L154-L156 are taller than shown on any plan.....which is where the heights now mismatch all diagrams shown on this forum, including the latest ones that I supplied.
Hi all.

Been away working ( son in-law talked me into helping him out for 3 LONG days on a swab rig - Wayyyy too old for that ! ) - wow some kewl new info and great shots from Imre and OTR - Thanx to all.

Ok Sky - you have been a great contributer of fantastic info and plans - hell all the prints and mega info I have come from your efforts to keep us informed and I have nothing but praise for that - but .... - I gotta dispute the above quote. In no way am I saying you are trying to mislead us - perhaps the particular memo you got was in error.

I will use yet another great shot from Imre here. For the concrete portion I added arrows to show the pour lines that clearly show each pour. They used various pour steps and heights up to level 139 that I put into my plan by studying thousands of shots, but starting at 140 they used 3 pours of 3.2 m. for 2 - 4.8 m. levels. The shot shows they continued this to levels 150 and 151.

Because they only had 3 levels ( 152, 153, and 154 ) left before the 3.2 m. level 155 they changed to 4 - 3.6 m. pours for the 3- 4.8 m. levels. Then 155 and 155 mezz. were poured at 3.2 m each. The pour lines are clearly visable and are the same as planned by my eye.

The first steel level ( 156 ) looks to me to be the same height as 155 and 155 mezz. together ( 6.4 m. ). 157 looks like 6.4 m. as does 158 and 158 mezz. together.



Now I didn't take a tape measure to Dubai and go up and measure myself but I think the have stuck to the plan for these levels.





Please do not take this as any kind of bash my friend, I welcome the chance to make a ver. 4 of my plan - especially if it is to make it taller - but i see no evidence to take that action yet.

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Old March 7th, 2008, 10:29 PM   #4657
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Of how many fotos is that made of? 3? If i had.. lets say 12 "mosaik" fotos you could really make an impressive stitch up
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Old March 7th, 2008, 11:15 PM   #4658
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From Flickr, march 4th:

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Old March 7th, 2008, 11:43 PM   #4659
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86 Page PDF with Pictures on crazy UAE Developments

Check out this 86 Page PDF (6.2MB) with pictures and descriptions on crazy UAE developments from a company called "Mirvac" dated January 2008.

Dubai_and_UAE_Architecture_Jan_08.pdf
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Old March 8th, 2008, 12:00 AM   #4660
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Just give it 5 years and Dubai will make NYC look like a tiny little town in Texas. LOL
Yes but Dubai will be a Ghost town, where there are hundreds of empty buildings!

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Is the cladding on the left bottom the stuff without with the protecting foil on! as it looks 100 times better, i firstly thought that the bottom cladding was awful, but it will not be too bad if it is like the stuff on the bottom left!

Why couldn’t they just keep all of the cladding the same! It would look a lot better!

Maybe it is to do with terrorism, and to protect the lower part of the building from possible car bombs or something!
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