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Old March 8th, 2008, 12:18 AM   #4661
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I'm sure they will fill up in due time.
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Old March 8th, 2008, 12:39 AM   #4662
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I think maybe I've been misunderstood?
The 135m increase is the 3 stage jump from 705m, not from 818m.
I'm saying the final height will be around 840m...not 954m.
I apologize if it sounded misleading.

First jump - 3rd April 2006 - Rose from the initial designed 705m to 808.4m
Second Jump November - 29th 2006 - Revision to mezzanine layer configuration and L162-164 transition pushed it to 818.0m
Third Jump - 27th June 2007 - Height changes to L154-L156, setback configuration and taller pinnacle pushes it to around 840m
so it might be around 840m ?, is that what ur saying
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Yes but Dubai will be a Ghost town, where there are hundreds of empty buildings!
i dont know how many times this has been said, but there not going to be empty. i dont know were u get that at
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Old March 8th, 2008, 02:43 AM   #4663
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Jan, Imre, and OTR. thank you for your jawdropping contributions to this thread. I'm simply speechless at some of these shots from far back. I know it's low but even with a full-screen view at 800x600 res, I can't even fit the vertical shots on my screen. Really just makes you feel like you're looking at something truly special.

Jan, if you don't mind me asking, what kind of range did you use on the shots with your lens(es)? Seems to be at least a 18-25mm?

I have to wonder that when I go to Dubai eventually if my 50mm even has a chance to get the whole BD in view without going so far out into the desert to be in the middle of "nowhere"! Haha!

*Edit* - Ember, very cool models too! They almost have this sketched feel to them, despite being able to freely rotate or position your camera in that program. Looks like you put *a lot* of time into it so also wanted to say thank you for presenting that.
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Old March 8th, 2008, 03:03 AM   #4664
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It's weird how the concrete pours dont line up with the Floor slabs lol. hmm
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Old March 8th, 2008, 03:05 AM   #4665
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*Edit* - Ember, very cool models too! They almost have this sketched feel to them, despite being able to freely rotate or position your camera in that program. Looks like you put *a lot* of time into it so also wanted to say thank you for presenting that.[/QUOTE]


Hey thanks, they're not my models,i just downloaded them from google. but i have alot more angled pics i will put up right now =)
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Old March 8th, 2008, 03:16 AM   #4666
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Some Nice Angles...
[IMG]http://i26.************/3586nbl.jpg[/IMG]

Looking From The Top Of The Spire Down On The Other Towers... And Looking From The Skybridge on the Shaghai 492m Tower, Up to the Almighty Burj Dubai
[IMG]http://i32.************/2rgm8h5.jpg[/IMG]

Height Comparison Picture
[IMG]http://i26.************/255rlvc.jpg[/IMG]

More Cool Angles =)
[IMG]http://i27.************/2rnx4rr.jpg[/IMG]

Mans-Eye-View
[IMG]http://i28.************/2uol6vt.jpg[/IMG]

p.s sorry for possible triple post... and if a MOD doesnt like me putting these pics up, could you please just remove the IMG parts from the code insteasd of deleting the post, and they can be viewed by links then. Thanks =)

If Anyone has anymore Angles theyd like me to capture.. tell me and i'll try my best!

(p.s.2...lol... as you can see ive tried to round off the spire because the original had a triangular spire.. dunnu why... lol but this has also made the tower slightly taller... probably 30m or so... =p so sorry for that if its annoying anyone, i just didnt like a trinagular spire!)
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Old March 8th, 2008, 03:25 AM   #4667
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Wow! Those are some pretty cool angles, especially the last one of the Burj!
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Old March 8th, 2008, 04:00 AM   #4668
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I don't know if anyone's posted this yet but i just thought you guys might want to see http://blogs.yahoo.co.jp/vamos_tenista/52303412.html
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Old March 8th, 2008, 04:10 AM   #4669
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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!
Are you just joking, or are you serious? So far Dubai has not had any trouble with terrorism, and hopefully it never does. The government of the United Arab Emirates is addressing this issue with increased security at the border and ports of entry.
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Old March 8th, 2008, 04:28 AM   #4670
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- Very Nice Video.

Ember - nice sketchup stuff.
They only poured up to 4.00 m. high except for the initial pour from the slab which was 5.25 m. That is why they used more pours than levels for all the 4.8 m. levels.

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Old March 8th, 2008, 04:52 AM   #4671
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Old March 8th, 2008, 06:04 AM   #4672
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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".
best pictures to-date ,thanks alot
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Old March 8th, 2008, 06:31 AM   #4673
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I'm sure Jan appreciates that, but did you have to repost all 40 photos?
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Old March 8th, 2008, 06:41 AM   #4674
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great pics! but was there a need to repost the entire post?
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Old March 8th, 2008, 07:13 AM   #4675
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It amazes me how complex and rich this structure looks. A western country would never have the guts or the money to build anything like it.
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Old March 8th, 2008, 07:56 AM   #4676
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All it takes is more meters of steel and concrete. Not much in the way of guts. As if there aren't any expensive projects in the west.
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Old March 8th, 2008, 08:17 AM   #4677
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I'd just like to share a cool video of the construction phase

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Old March 8th, 2008, 08:25 AM   #4678
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From this photos collection, I vote for photo number #: 20 to be the best Burj Dubai photo of all time!(up until now I mean).
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Old March 8th, 2008, 08:25 AM   #4679
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From this photos collection, I vote for photo number #: 20 to be the best Burj Dubai photo of all time!(up until now I mean).
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Old March 8th, 2008, 09:10 AM   #4680
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I'd just like to share a cool video of the construction phase
I have to say: that video is probably the best construction video of the Burj Dubai that I have ever seen. Thank you for posting it. I hope Emaar is doing a similar thing so we can see a full time-lapse view of construction.
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