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Old March 11th, 2008, 04:42 AM   #4741
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i really dont like how noticeable the facade height increase. from above the 4th Mech floor. like it ruins the buildings reputation
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I wouldn't worry too much. I know you've mentioned that before, but I think once all the cladding is complete in and around that area you won't mind it.

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Are we still speculating a new crane will be installed for the rest of the steel structure like in your diagram? Seems like it'd be up by now, and there doesn't seem to be any reason to stop using the existing cranes. Just a thought...
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Old March 11th, 2008, 05:18 AM   #4742
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If they are still planning on replacing the crane, I think this will happen once they reach Tier 18, lvl 162.
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Old March 11th, 2008, 06:15 AM   #4743
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i think the current cranes will be extended a little further. the steel crane should be coming up soon. and others removed.
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Old March 11th, 2008, 06:52 AM   #4744
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Do you mean they will be extended a little further than lvl 162?

If so, what makes you think that Cul?
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Old March 11th, 2008, 07:13 AM   #4745
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i can see so much improvement since my last visit here last 2 months..
thanks for sharing the pics.
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Old March 11th, 2008, 07:56 AM   #4746
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can anyone tell me which is the 2nd tallest building in the world??
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Old March 11th, 2008, 07:56 AM   #4747
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If Old Town Resident's estimation of the number of floors with cladding is correct, 109, that means that another record is soon to be broken: the most floors with cladding ever to be built. As far as I know, second place is the Sears Tower with 110 floors, or the former World Trade Center Towers (110 each). Although the Taipei 101 is taller, it has fewer (101) floors. Within days or already, if someone can confirm, a new record will be/has been established.

As for the second tallest building in the world, it depends on your criteria...

2nd tallest completed without antennae included: Shanghai World Financial Center
2nd tallest by roof height: Taipei 101
2nd tallest by any extension (spire or antenna): Currently Taipei 101, formerly 1WTC

Or...if you include the Burj Dubai in those lists despite its being under construction:

2nd tallest without antennae included: Taipei 101
2nd tallest by roof height: Shanghai World Financial Center
2nd tallest by any extension: Sears Tower

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Old March 11th, 2008, 08:09 AM   #4748
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Consider the BD is not fully claded. I dont believe we can unofficially proclaim it as the building with the most cladded floors until cladding of the mech levels is completed.

It sure will be a sight when this is finally done...
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Old March 11th, 2008, 08:25 AM   #4749
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Continuous or not, mechanical floors included or not, it still will possess the most cladded floors, so I believe at least an unofficial recognition of this is acceptable. I do see your point though, because certainly the CTBUH or any subsequent organization will not proclaim this fact officially (due to its discontinuous incompletion). Think of it as another cause for celebration though, to follow beating the antennae height of the Sears Tower, vertical pumping record, and CN Tower record respectively. It definitely will look more impressive once the cladding is continuous...

I liken this disputation to the Burj Dubai's distinction as the tallest building in the world now; I consider it thusly, despite its status as "under construction".
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Old March 11th, 2008, 08:56 AM   #4750
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11th March Update

Cladding still zooming on, I guess we will see the section above the 4th mechanical to the 5th mechanical complete before end April, including the base and wing to east of BD

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Old March 11th, 2008, 09:20 AM   #4751
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That's an amazing pic and view of the whole structure..
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Old March 11th, 2008, 10:25 AM   #4752
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I'm awaiting the mech floor cladding with almost as much anticipation as when I was looking forward to the other cladding. Those gaps are begging to get filled in.
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Old March 11th, 2008, 11:59 AM   #4753
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Cranes are standing higher than a few days ago. Looks like new level will start soon
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Old March 11th, 2008, 01:45 PM   #4754
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I noticed that even though no body knows exactly the official hieght of BD tower but almost everyone is agreeing its going to be 160-162 floors range?!!
whats the deal? was it announced before?
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Old March 11th, 2008, 02:45 PM   #4755
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the highter they go smaller the rooms??? man they get so small afterwards!!!!
but still they(people) buy it!!!! thts d spirit?? r all the rooms(houses i dont kno) r sold??
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Old March 11th, 2008, 05:30 PM   #4756
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I noticed that even though no body knows exactly the official hieght of BD tower but almost everyone is agreeing its going to be 160-162 floors range?!!
whats the deal? was it announced before?
the official plans show a height of 819m and 162 habitable floors, when you include the uninhabitable floors it will have arround 180 when i remember right, maybe even more
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Old March 11th, 2008, 05:57 PM   #4757
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I still think that Emaar has a great secret and suprise for us related to height and floors......
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Old March 11th, 2008, 06:17 PM   #4758
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Wow great progress on the cladding! Going up fast! Does the core step back at some point? It looks really thick there!
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Old March 11th, 2008, 06:34 PM   #4759
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I still think that Emaar has a great secret and suprise for us related to height and floors......
very unrealistic IMO . emaar never released the height of 819m. you know it was always 700m +.......so i think 819m is the secret
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Old March 11th, 2008, 06:40 PM   #4760
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the official plans show a height of 819m and 162 habitable floors, when you include the uninhabitable floors it will have arround 180 when i remember right, maybe even more
It will have 205 floors
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