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Old March 16th, 2008, 07:24 PM   #4901
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Is it possible for "normal" people to access the area where all the contruction-sites are?
Is there a working public transport system to these areas? I hardly can read and understand the Arabic letters.

At the moment there are quite cheap flights from Germany to Dubai (100 EUR) and I´m thinking of going there for construction-watching for a weekend or so.
When I visited I just got a taxi and asked for burj dubai, and then he took me right into the main construction part, i got very close to the actually building but we had to stop at the worrkers only point.. then he took me to the old town and the views were even better. he was a very good taxi driver, he explained and talked a lot aswell. Taxis are very cheap in dubai as well, definitely the recommended transport type.
Make sure they dont get Burj dubai mixed up with Bur dubai though. Bur dubai is an area of the city where most hotels are . mentioning "very tall building" helped as well. hahah.
in real life the BD is gob smacking. so beautiful and graceful yet really strong.
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Old March 16th, 2008, 07:36 PM   #4902
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Johannes, maybe you can contact the German forumer Tom_Green who can tell you exactly what you need to do from first hand experience.
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Old March 16th, 2008, 09:59 PM   #4903
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Dubai at night WOW

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Old March 17th, 2008, 12:04 AM   #4904
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great night shots ..impresive skyline
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Old March 17th, 2008, 01:33 AM   #4905
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I need to see my doctor tomorrow, think I'm ADDICTED to this thead!! Amazing shots Nuri!!!
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Old March 17th, 2008, 02:49 AM   #4906
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wao.....Burj Dubai, Simply Great!!!!i want to see the Mile High tower too!a new era in enginnering and construction!

SUPERTALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old March 17th, 2008, 03:38 AM   #4907
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Old March 17th, 2008, 03:45 AM   #4908
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A metropolis of great magnitude. One of the better Dubai pictures I've seen. You really get a feeling of the futurecity being built in the background...
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Old March 17th, 2008, 06:09 AM   #4909
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that picture is quite old, isn't it?
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Old March 17th, 2008, 06:47 AM   #4910
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Very nice , i'm getting an erection again .
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Old March 17th, 2008, 08:35 AM   #4911
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that picture is quite old, isn't it?
Not at all, it appears to be very recent. The steel section is clearly visible on the top.
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Old March 17th, 2008, 10:26 AM   #4912
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pics from flickr by Drea_Beijing, March 11th..oh wow..
and the pics posted by SkyBean too...
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Old March 17th, 2008, 10:56 AM   #4913
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I think I saw some additional steel (maybe next floor started) but don't quote me on that. You can never tell what exactly it's happening on top unless you find the perfect spot and have time to look closely.
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Old March 17th, 2008, 11:06 AM   #4914
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Yes, I see steel going up on 6th floor this morning
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Old March 17th, 2008, 01:07 PM   #4915
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March 15th by CliveL:

[IMG]http://i28.************/s6lllj.jpg[/IMG]

and March 11th by Drea_Beijing again :

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Old March 17th, 2008, 07:04 PM   #4916
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I think I saw some additional steel (maybe next floor started) but don't quote me on that. You can never tell what exactly it's happening on top unless you find the perfect spot and have time to look closely.
Altin, same as last time on 5th floor, there was a tall section going up on the 6th level last night and nothing more in height this morning except floor beams.

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Old March 17th, 2008, 07:11 PM   #4917
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17th March update

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Old March 17th, 2008, 07:15 PM   #4918
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many thx OTR ! the cladding progress is impressive, should reach the 5th mechs very very soon i think !
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Old March 17th, 2008, 07:16 PM   #4919
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I am very curious about the fact, how they will get the cranes down.
Do they take them into parts and carry down in the elevator?
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Old March 17th, 2008, 09:03 PM   #4920
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