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Old March 12th, 2008, 12:18 AM   #4781
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Old March 12th, 2008, 12:18 AM   #4782
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great phot finds fury. the area below Burj dubai looks spacious to say least.
thats one thing ive noticed Dubai ,it has lots of space!.
as for spire height. well latest i know of is 818m to bottom of aircraft beacon and 819m to top of support railing.
but as skytower mentioned the spire could easily go up another few metres, but not too many.
we will have to wait.
otr-just on that green mesh structure, yeah could be welding cover or could also be workers staircase to upper levels.
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Old March 12th, 2008, 03:28 AM   #4783
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How come? Is it only because of air traffic?
I looked for the answeer to your question and this is what I found:


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FAA & FCC Tower Regulations

Although there is no absolute height limit for antenna towers, both agencies have established a rebuttable presumption against structures over 2,000 feet above ground level. The FCC has a policy that applications filed with the FCC for antenna towers higher than 2,000 feet above ground will be presumed to be inconsistent with the public interest and the applicant will have a burden of overcoming that strong presumption. The applicant must accompany its application with a detailed showing directed to meeting this burden. Only in the exceptional case, where the FCC concludes that a clear and compelling showing has been made that there are public interest reasons requiring a tower higher than 2,000 feet above ground, and after the parties have complied with applicable FAA procedures, and the FCC and FAA have fully coordinated their actions on the question of menace to air navigation, will a grant be made.

The FAA presumption against construction of structures over a certain height is set forth in the FAA rules. A proposed structure or an alteration to an existing structure that exceeds 2,000 feet in height above the ground will be presumed to be a hazard to air navigation and to result in an inefficient utilization of airspace. The applicant has the burden of overcoming that presumption. Each notice submitted under the FAA rules proposing a structure in excess of 2,000 feet above ground must contain a detailed showing, directed to meeting this burden. Only in exceptional cases, where the FAA concludes that a clear and compelling showing has been made that it would not result in an inefficient utilization of the airspace and would not result in a hazard to air navigation, will a determination of no hazard be issued.
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Old March 12th, 2008, 07:53 AM   #4784
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i wish nothing like WTC happens here!!!!!!
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Old March 12th, 2008, 12:18 PM   #4785
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12th March

I thought Level 6 had started but only one more column in place.

Culwalla, green canvas protects an aluminium staircase as you said.

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Old March 12th, 2008, 01:25 PM   #4786
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Beautifully - 624,10 m.
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Old March 12th, 2008, 03:39 PM   #4787
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i wish nothing like WTC happens here!!!!!!
If you mean a plane crashing in the building, it is possible, in a fog ect, we all hope it doesnt happen, if you mean hijacking and crashing plane in Burj Dubai, will never happen, especially in a country with the best homeland security in the world.
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Old March 12th, 2008, 04:52 PM   #4788
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It's going to be one heck of a job keeping all that glass clean! They will be working on it all year round I imagine similar to the Forth Rail Bridge where it has to be painted all year round ro protect from rust. Window cleaners must make a fortune in Dubai. They seem to be in the similar situation as funeral undertakers- they will never go out of business!
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Old March 12th, 2008, 06:47 PM   #4789
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Beautifully - 624,10 m.
that means they reached Tier 18
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Old March 12th, 2008, 07:42 PM   #4790
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Hi all.

Yes - sure looks like the first column of the 6th steel level to me also.

So yes velbujd the top of the column is at 624.1 m. 1 more level and we have the tallest structure on earth !

This 6th steel level is:
- levels 160 mezz 1 (3.2 m.) and level 160 mezz 2 (3.2 m.)
- the third and fourth (last) level of tier 17

The next level (the first of tier 18) is 160 mezz 3 (6.4 m.) and will have a terrace (setback) facing approx. 300 degrees (SZR). This is the only level of tier 18 and is the last officially numbered level. Tier 18 is 19.2 m. high so 3 - 6.4 m. columns.

As has been said before there will be a staircase with landings every 3.2 m. that could be considered "levels" continuing up to the top of tier 22. Then ladders with landings at every tier after that. Again these could be considered "levels".

Very interesting time for us skyscraper fans !

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Old March 12th, 2008, 09:22 PM   #4791
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^TOP 5^

1. KVLY-TV mast (Blanchard, Traill County, North Dakota, USA) - 628,80 m.
2. KXJB-TV mast (Traill County, North Dakota, USA) - 627,80 m.
3. KXTV/KOVR Tower (Walnut Grove, California, USA) - 624,50 m.
4. Burj Dubai (Dubai, Dubai, UAE) - 624,10 m.
5. CN Tower (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) - 553,33 m.
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Old March 12th, 2008, 09:25 PM   #4792
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and after that it has to reach 647m to be the Worlds tallest structure ever build
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Old March 12th, 2008, 09:29 PM   #4793
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Hi all.

Here is a great set of shots from Picasa - Ali. All are new to my collection. All thumbs as they are very large. Click on them then view original size.

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Old March 12th, 2008, 09:34 PM   #4794
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This Picasa lad/gal certanly takes some fantastic pictures of Burj Dubai.
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Old March 12th, 2008, 11:37 PM   #4795
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Hi all.

Yes - sure looks like the first column of the 6th steel level to me also.

So yes velbujd the top of the column is at 624.1 m. 1 more level and we have the tallest structure on earth !

This 6th steel level is:
- levels 160 mezz 1 (3.2 m.) and level 160 mezz 2 (3.2 m.)
- the third and fourth (last) level of tier 17

The next level (the first of tier 18) is 160 mezz 3 (6.4 m.) and will have a terrace (setback) facing approx. 300 degrees (SZR). This is the only level of tier 18 and is the last officially numbered level. Tier 18 is 19.2 m. high so 3 - 6.4 m. columns.

As has been said before there will be a staircase with landings every 3.2 m. that could be considered "levels" continuing up to the top of tier 22. Then ladders with landings at every tier after that. Again these could be considered "levels".

Very interesting time for us skyscraper fans !

Edited, wrong statement 6th floor in progress

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Old March 13th, 2008, 12:38 AM   #4796
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Gulf states in race to build world's tallest tower



Gulf Arab states, flush with proceeds from record high oil prices, are racing to build the world's tallest tower.



Saudi Arabia, which sits on a quarter of the planet's proven oil reserves, has just joined the fray with a plan to build a one-mile (1,600 metre, 5,249 foot) tower in the Red Sea city of Jeddah, according to the London-based Middle East Economic Digest (MEED).



The project, which would overtake super-tall skyscrapers in neighbouring Kuwait and Dubai, the city state associated with mega ventures, places the competition to build the world's tallest tower firmly in the Gulf region.



Of all the other high-profile buildings under construction around the globe, such as New York's Freedom Tower, none will exceed 700 metres (2,296 feet) in height.



Riyadh-based Kingdom Holding, which is controlled by Saudi billionaire Prince Al-Walid bin Talal, will invite bids before July for contracts to build the tower in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia's commercial capital.



MEED said that although there is still secrecy over which companies are involved with the project, it is believed that Britain's Hyder Consulting is working in a joint venture with Arup, also British, as engineer on the project, which is expected to cost up to $10 billion (Dh36.7 billion).



US engineering giant Bechtel has been chosen as construction manager for the "Mile-High Tower," as it is known. Saudi firm Omrania is the project architect.



Kuwait has unveiled a plan to build a 1,001-metre (3,284 foot) tower. Its height is a reference to the classic work of Arabic literature, One Thousand and One Nights.



Three blades that will be built near the top of the tower will carry a mosque, a church and a synagogue to signify the unity of the three monotheistic religions.



The building will be one of the highlights of the "City of Silk," a $77-billion (Dh282.59 billion) project inspired by the Silk Road which aims to revive the ancient trade route by becoming a major free trade zone linking central Asia with Europe.



The city, located in Subbiya on the northernmost tip of Kuwait Bay hard by the Iraqi border, plans to house 750,000 people when completed in 2030.



Kuwait, which sits on 10 per cent of global crude reserves, has been vying to restore its position as the most developed country in the Gulf, buoyed by windfall revenues from high oil prices that have increased its foreign assets to $213 billion (Dh781.71 billion).



But both Kuwait and Saudi Arabia have their work cut out if they are to steal a march on Dubai, a bustling member of the United Arab Emirates.



The emirate's "Burj Dubai" (Arabic for Dubai Tower) overtook Taiwan's Taipei 101 tower as the world's tallest building when it reached 512 metres (1,680 feet) in July.



Burj Dubai's height is now over 600 metres (1,968 feet).

Although its final height remains a closely guarded secret, developers Emaar Properties have said the $1-billion (Dh3.67 billion) skyscraper will be more than 700 metres tall and have more than 160 storeys.
Burj Dubai is the centrepiece of a $20-billion (Dh73.4 billion) venture featuring the construction of a new district, "Downtown Burj Dubai," that will house 30,000 apartments and the world's largest shopping mall.



But Burj Dubai is facing competition on its own turf.



Dubai's other property development major, Nakheel, has announced it will build "Al-Burj" or "The Tower," whose projected height has not been revealed but which, according to local press reports, is planned to overtake Burj Dubai.



Nakheel is behind such feats as three palm tree-shaped man-made islands and "The World," a cluster of some 300 islands looking like a blurred vision of the planet's nations being built off Dubai's coast.



The Western-oriented city state is in the midst of a massive construction boom as it seeks to position itself as a business and leisure hub in the face of dwindling oil wealth.



The multi-billion-dollar projects being undertaken by oil-rich Gulf states may be engineering marvels, but some have questioned their usefulness in these days of greater environmental consciousness and austerity.



"These new projects push architecture and engineering to new limits, though it's also possible to create buildings and landmarks that aren't that high, but are viable and, most important, beautiful," Allan Chamberlin, an Australian Dubai-based architect, told AFP.



Dubai has passed a law requiring new buildings to have greater "green" credentials, such as meeting stricter energy efficiency targets.



But even if these future towers that scale record heights were to adopt these new environmental standards, Chamberlin still asks whether their scale is really necessary.



"Other than monetary gain, the first question that should be asked when thinking about creating a 'green building' is do we really need to build it?" (AFP)

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Old March 13th, 2008, 05:01 AM   #4797
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Old March 13th, 2008, 07:26 AM   #4799
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it is just impossible for kuwait or any oter country to build 1001m tower and that too near IRAQI KUWAIT BORER!!!! it wont even star for 1 week all the houses will b captured by terrorists!!!
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13th March, 6th Floor steel progress.

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