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Old March 14th, 2008, 02:07 AM   #4821
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Old March 14th, 2008, 02:32 AM   #4822
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A while back I read that the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat was holding its 2008 world congress in Dubai and one of the technical tours was visiting the Burj Dubai construction site... Did anybody attend? I’d love to hear comments.
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Old March 14th, 2008, 02:48 AM   #4823
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The Burj is now as tall as that doo-hickey just outside of Sacramento (the TV mast).
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Old March 14th, 2008, 02:59 AM   #4824
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Old March 14th, 2008, 03:04 AM   #4825
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A while back I read that the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat was holding its 2008 world congress in Dubai and one of the technical tours was visiting the Burj Dubai construction site... Did anybody attend? I’d love to hear comments.
You can see some pictures Jan took on page 231. Scorll down to post 4619.
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Old March 14th, 2008, 07:17 AM   #4826
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wow
impressive pics before by Picasa
I'm almost loosing track on the current progress of Burj Dubai cause its so fast!!
Can't wait to see this beautiful beast when I visit Dubai in september this year. Only if I had a DSLR to take some nice shots and share with you all....
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Old March 14th, 2008, 08:32 AM   #4827
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the tower looks very impesive now ..with the addition of the cladding on the tower ..it's ever more impresive
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Old March 14th, 2008, 08:40 AM   #4828
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Old March 14th, 2008, 09:47 AM   #4829
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Those are beautiful, TowerPower!
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Old March 14th, 2008, 09:57 AM   #4830
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To be honest the Burj Dubai is far better Icon and historic landmark than the Mile high tower will ever be, the hight is not as important as the architectural beauty of a building. Burj Dubai wins hands down!
Smack you should have seen the rebuttals coming.

As Andrey992 replied I also concur with him. The Burj Dubai cannot be as "historic" as a Mile High building, simply because of the fact that it will not even reach 1 km. The Mile High building is MOST historic among civil engineers since Frank Lloyd Wright first proposed it back in 1956 and it's would be height became absolutely legendary. It would be the ultimate accomplishment in civil engineering as far as skyscrapers are concerned. Also we don't know what this building will look like exactly. This building isn't even designed publicly yet and Burj Dubai wins hands down?

If I had one choice which building to visit and I could visit only one, between the two it would definitely be the Mile High building.

Burj Dubai is still an architectural beauty and an impressive superskyscraper.
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Old March 14th, 2008, 10:14 AM   #4831
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Mile High = drawing board;
Burj Dubai = reality.
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Old March 14th, 2008, 10:41 AM   #4832
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those are amazing pics, especially the one where the clouds are only half way up the tower. it really shows off the height!
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Old March 14th, 2008, 11:29 AM   #4833
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thanks for the updated diagram culwulla. Also great fog pics as well it it the middle east "wet season" now?
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Old March 14th, 2008, 12:05 PM   #4834
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As Andrey992 replied I also concur with him. The Burj Dubai cannot be as "historic" as a Mile High building, simply because of the fact that it will not even reach 1 km. The Mile High building is MOST historic among civil engineers since Frank Lloyd Wright first proposed it back in 1956 and it's would be height became absolutely legendary. It would be the ultimate accomplishment in civil engineering as far as skyscrapers are concerned. Also we don't know what this building will look like exactly. This building isn't even designed publicly yet and Burj Dubai wins hands down?
Well I agree that it will be historic (if Al Burj doesnt reach the 1km mark first) but what i meant is that just like the Empire State Building, Burj Dubai will be an icon that will be in the history books as an amazing architectural achievement, and the beauty and hight for its time will be viewed with owe in 20-50 years time. I am sure in less than 20 years we will see a tower higher than the Mile High Tower, but the mile high tower IF ever built will be viewed the same way the BD is viewed. These towers will be overshadowed by other towers in the future, but remain in the history books.
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Old March 14th, 2008, 03:12 PM   #4835
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the previous title of holders of WTB have only marginally increase since the last. but Burj Dubai will be 300m higher then current holder-taipei 101, 508m. so it really is a major step. also having 50 more floors then any other bldg is incredible. Its design and form is timeless
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Old March 14th, 2008, 03:58 PM   #4836
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BD and Mall 14 March

BD Lake water drained.

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Old March 14th, 2008, 04:11 PM   #4837
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awesome fog-pics.....don't think the burj dubai will ever stand with its complete 819m in clouds
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Old March 14th, 2008, 04:46 PM   #4838
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There is still a record to break

1. Singer Building 58,5%
2. Burj Dubai 22,8%
3. The Empire State Building 19,4%
4. The Manhattan Company 17,4%
5. Metropolitan Life Insurance Tower 13.9%
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Old March 14th, 2008, 05:19 PM   #4839
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^Tom you're gonna have to be a little bit clearer than that, what the hell do thos percentages mean?? if it's suposed to be increase from previous tallest they're way off, if not i have no idea what you mean, don't just post figures without any explanation please!
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Old March 14th, 2008, 05:34 PM   #4840
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BD Lake water drained.
Hopefully in order to change that odious swimming pool liner.
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