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Old October 27th, 2007, 01:17 AM   #461
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Congratulations Culwulla, you're the man!
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Old October 27th, 2007, 01:36 AM   #462
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The diagram was taken from a blog not belonging to Cul, but it is indeed that of Culwulla.


[IMG]http://i20.************/161gke1.jpg[/IMG]
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Old October 27th, 2007, 01:50 AM   #463
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I don't have new aerials but some shots of the top, around 1 week old.














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Old October 27th, 2007, 02:01 AM   #464
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Old October 27th, 2007, 02:05 AM   #465
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The guys in Emaar must be crapping themselves after the Culwulla Diagram appeared in a newspaper

Nice pics Dubaiflo!! Realy top notch quality

Cheers Cul, Dubaiflo and SSC!!
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Old October 27th, 2007, 02:18 AM   #466
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The EMAAR guys have already seen the diagram and many more other things in this forum or SSP.

BTW Flo, those pics were already posted here and they are not 1 week rather One Month to 5 Weeks Old, check the progress on the Dubai metro track in the last pic.
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Old October 27th, 2007, 04:27 AM   #467
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From "Emirates Today":
"[Greg] Sang [...] refuted information in the illustration that this was the point chere the reinforced concrete structure would stop and where the remaining structural steel framing would start"

So the rumor that the steel section would start after L159 might be of actuality...

If this refutation is correct, they really would have managed to keep the real height unguessed until very late too. (maybe even at the cost of unneeded redesigns )
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Old October 27th, 2007, 06:01 AM   #468
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I just wonder what elements of architecture do skyscraper have that it tends to jeopardize the very essence of design.

Dubai will always be the city of the future without Burj Dubai.

Since SA will compete then this project is a plain DUD!

Although, I miss Dubai life!

Hoping to see you again.
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Old October 27th, 2007, 06:11 AM   #469
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Old October 27th, 2007, 07:34 AM   #470
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"[Greg] Sang [...] refuted information in the illustration that this was the point chere the reinforced concrete structure would stop and where the remaining structural steel framing would start"

So the rumor that the steel section would start after L159 might be of actuality...

If this refutation is correct, they really would have managed to keep the real height unguessed until very late too. (maybe even at the cost of unneeded redesigns )

Let's keep our fingers crossed. It would be boring if it turned out to be exactly how we knew it would be all along.
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Old October 27th, 2007, 08:17 AM   #471
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Let's keep our fingers crossed. It would be boring if it turned out to be exactly how we knew it would be all along.


Boring to us, but not those who didnt visited this SSC forum

However I am on your side as i also hope it goes higher without actually making it look weird. Basically what I am trying to say is a possible redesign.
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Old October 27th, 2007, 09:06 AM   #472
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Tag, Im sure that the steel structure will be built at ground level in modular form, and lifted bit by bit, so steel erection should be very fast.

Im surprsided that to date there are no signs of any steel fabrication near the base of the Burj?????
I had a steel erection once....but then the tablets wore off!

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Perhaps it was 3m total movement making it 1.5m either side of centre. Just to compare, our local tower the Sky Tower (no affiliation to SSCs Sky Tower, that I know of ) sways 1m and its 328m tall. At +800m im sure it would have to be more than 1m. I feel somewhere between these two figures would be a reasonable assumption. Also consider im referring to the tip and not the sructure at habitable levels.
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Getting ready for a light show under the Burj with spotlights in place in the lake.

Anybody know the occasion?

These are some of the permanent lighting that will be featured in the lake....I did post the itinerary for all the lighting before but yet again I was asked by Samsung to take it down!

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Culwulla OMG congratulations!!

I think I speak for everyone when I say this: Culwulla you are an absolute legend and these forums would not be half the forums they are now without you.

We love you Culwulla.
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Old October 27th, 2007, 09:17 AM   #473
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Hi all.

While I agree with the taller the better and I hope taller, I would be happy with even the old 705 meter height. Back near the start of construction many were of the opinion that the upper section was too thin and how the spire / pinnacle was too much. I have always called this thing a structure because it is going to be the tallest thing ever built. It is much more than a building so it doesn't matter if the top is as thin as a mast IMO. I think that it will be 818 but if not I will make version 4 of my analysis happily, even 705 would be by far the tallest structure ever. Only a few short years ago we may have been called dreamers if we talked about a structure taller than any guyed mast ever built. Great time to be a scraper lover.

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Old October 27th, 2007, 09:51 AM   #474
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We will see if Sang is bluffing on the top of concrete. I still do not feel 818m is the final height. Culwulla did a great job of course in finding information as did Skytower. They will determine the final height near the end of completion. Just to disprove 818m I think they will change that height. We now need to see the real top of concrete if it indeed changes and then, the steel section and how it matches up with Culwulla's detailed diagram with the tiers and heights etc. From there at the end we will see the final pinnacle height.

I feel that the actual numerical figure of the final height will be revealed only AFTER they complete the pinnacle to the tip top.
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Old October 27th, 2007, 01:20 PM   #475
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^ Already posted on the previous page.
Malec got to remove his post if he were to keep this thread neat and clean as promised.


Anyway if there are changes to the height and goes on taller, it will be a real surprise for us. Imagine hitting the 818m mark and yet still going taller?


I think that will leave us in a cliff hanging situation craving for more info regarding the height.
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Old October 27th, 2007, 01:39 PM   #476
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You do realize that when we get close to that stage, all of us are going to start to analyze pictures using pixels as guides to how tall the top sections of the spire/pinnacle are? Calculating the distortion caused by the angle of the pictures being used to judge the height? Its going to become VERY active and theres going to be a lot of arguing about it!

Appropriately borrowing the words from beyond 1000; Lotta fun, lotta fun!!
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Old October 27th, 2007, 01:48 PM   #477
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What do you all think.

How possible is it that this one exceed the 1000m mark?
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Old October 27th, 2007, 02:01 PM   #478
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Old October 27th, 2007, 02:59 PM   #479
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Old October 27th, 2007, 04:42 PM   #480
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Can´t wait till it is completed
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