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Old October 28th, 2007, 06:58 PM   #521
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Does anyone know how they will attach the steel section to the concrete section?

Will it be bolted staight down to the top off the highest concrete level or something?

Also if the steel is lighter couldnt they have made the entire building from steel??
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Old October 28th, 2007, 07:15 PM   #522
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they began with the steel-structure already on floor 154 i believe. and with every new floor there was more steel and less concrete. and the next floor will only be made out of steel
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Old October 28th, 2007, 07:22 PM   #523
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Armani: Jewel Of Burj Dubai


The design was rather simple. Clean cut, straight lines with soft grey furnishings and soft black leather walls dominated the apartment.

This is Armani’s signature apartment at the world’s tallest building, Burj Dubai.

The press preview on Sunday took reporters through sturdy floors made from black marble, which gave a dark feel to the room. But this was complemented with soft yellow lighting which added a touch of warmth to the whole apartment.

A soft grey, rather large sofa dominated the living room and faced the neatly organised entertainment system.

The kitchen also struck as simple yet practical, with large appliances neatly tucked away behind cupboards, hidden away from the naked eye.

Again the relaxing lighting complemented the light grey cupboards and the walls.

The bedrooms are located at the left and right of the living room. Each bedroom contains a good sized en-suite bathroom with marble cream floors, and accessories which also match the soft grey coloring of the living room.

When entering the bedrooms, the double bed, placed in the centre, dominates the area and faces a state-of-the-art system with a flat-screen TV and all that comes with it.

A walk in closet graced with vintage Armani clothing and shoes greeted visitors.

The room also offered spectacular views of the balcony which faces a massive lake filled with fountains, walking bridges, the Dubai Mall, and the Arab and Italian architectures of various future projects and buildings around the Burj Dubai.

The whole apartment is filled with black marble flooring and soft grey leather walls, which gives it a somewhat masculine feel.

This apartment is certainly not for the claustrophobic with the dark colours and tight knit surroundings.

Although the design is clear cut, one can’t help but feel you are in a maze. Doors and entries are not clear and it is not for those who like bright colours and airy surroundings. It is defiantly a flat for the metropolitan bachelor.

However, one can’t help falling in love with the overall aura and feel of the flat.

It exudes elegance, relaxation, and serenity. It almost automatically makes you relax and feel at ease. The soft, warm lighting relaxes you and the apartment makes you feel like you are in another time, almost in the future.

It is not cluttered in anyway but has just the right amount of furniture in just the right space. The small space has been used wisely.

Ahmed Al Matrooshi, managing director Emaar Properties said: “You are not just buying a flat. You are buying a lifestyle, all the items have been selected by Giorgio Armani himself.”

The Armani Residences will be located between the 9-16 floors, offering spectacular views.

There will be 144 one- and two-bedroom private residences. The total area per unit will vary between 100 and 200 square metres. Residents will have access to hotel assistance services including 24-hour room service, housekeeping, library, spa, gym and swimming pool.


http://www.xpress4me.com/news/uae/dubai/20003918.html
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Old October 28th, 2007, 08:18 PM   #524
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Also if the steel is lighter couldnt they have made the entire building from steel??
yes it's possible to build such a tower completely in steel, however there are no steel mills in Dubai so all the steel has to be imported which is more expensive than using concrete. Also are concrete buildings safer in case of a fire or a terrorist attack. Besides that has concrete a neutralizing effect on the temperature inside the building, which creates a more stable climate.
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Old October 28th, 2007, 08:28 PM   #525
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i've been looking at the Burj Dubai core, since tier 18 starts at 624m. if they can keep going with tier 18 to were tier 20 start's the tower won't be really that skinny at that height. what do you guys think ?. i've edit tier 18 so it goes all the way to tier 21


here's Tier 22, highest Ocuppied floor

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Old October 28th, 2007, 08:49 PM   #526
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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!

This doesn't make sense. You'd need to seal the lights off and there's no reason to carry road cases in and leave them near the lights if it were a permanent installation.
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Old October 28th, 2007, 09:56 PM   #527
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What will be the floors made of steel used for?
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Old October 28th, 2007, 10:05 PM   #528
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Old October 28th, 2007, 10:14 PM   #529
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Ever since the "v-bulletin" thing updated, the page keeps saying there are more pages than there are, e.g we're on page 21 but it says there are 23....
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Old October 29th, 2007, 12:07 AM   #530
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in some cases, it says ther are 40, but in fact, there are only 34..
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Old October 29th, 2007, 12:10 AM   #531
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This doesn't make sense. You'd need to seal the lights off and there's no reason to carry road cases in and leave them near the lights if it were a permanent installation.
I would put more stock in what Old Town Resident has to say, considering that he is there and actually knows what he is talking about.
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Old October 29th, 2007, 01:15 AM   #532
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MECHANICAL FLOOR CLADDING
the the wall type of cladding on those floor not only on the mechanical but on the teracces are different because it has ballustrades. the problem lies on the structure, it cant carry the ballustrade support due to high net windload due its open area. and because of the cantilever beam effect, The cladding system was designed that they need to support the ballustrade from the two floor below by making use of a continous beam effect on the vertical mullion. this could mean that they have to make the ballustrade and the cladding below as "one.
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so this week the top level of construction will happen? hope so.

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Old October 29th, 2007, 04:33 AM   #533
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omg!!!!!!!!!!!!! its just amazing to see this kind of building, just 4 words to describe it:¨
out of this world!!!!!!!!
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Old October 29th, 2007, 04:35 AM   #534
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diagram update
if you take into account the official 162 floors. there are actually over 40 enclosed levels/platforms/landings above this which are 3m high each, thus total number of floors are 205. approx.
All the 6m (segments) high floors up to tier24 have mid level landings, thus 2 floors each (3m).

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Old October 29th, 2007, 05:27 AM   #535
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Apparently there is an ongoing strike in dubai

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071028/...labor_unrest_4

Article makes no mention of whether or not this is affecting the Burj, however..

"At the root of the problem is the Emirati Dirham's close connection to the U.S. dollar, which has seen it plummet in value, further decreasing laborers' already low salaries."

Workers want a minimum wage of $270/mo.
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Old October 29th, 2007, 05:39 AM   #536
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Ok, Now we know why the facade of the Mechanical Floors are stopped, but now there's a new question... why there's no facade in this part??

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Old October 29th, 2007, 05:44 AM   #537
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i think it's because of the steel frame that's all around the tower is in the way. so it may take a while befor they move it then replace it with windows or those might be actual mech's themself
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Old October 29th, 2007, 06:45 AM   #538
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looks like there puting up a window frame like on the Mechs floors
http://aycu31.webshots.com/image/304...0264894_rs.jpg
The interesting thing is that they put panel installation rails under the fourth mechanical floor.

I suppose that we can expect the fourth vertical section of cladding installation to start soon then...

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Old October 29th, 2007, 06:56 AM   #539
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This doesn't make sense. You'd need to seal the lights off and there's no reason to carry road cases in and leave them near the lights if it were a permanent installation.
Well I can't argue with your logic or your observations, you obviously know about these things much more than I do. However, the permanent lighting should start installation on November 1st 2007 according to the last updated time schedule which was updated just 3 months ago. I suppose we'll see if they're permanent or not over the next few weeks.
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Old October 29th, 2007, 07:01 AM   #540
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Apparently there is an ongoing strike in dubai ... Article makes no mention of whether or not this is affecting the Burj, however ...
The strike did not affect the Burj Dubai. The article says that the laborers "stag[ed] protests at a labor camp in Dubai's Jebel Ali Industrial Zone and on a construction site in Al Qusais residential neighborhood."

I believe the construction of the Burj Dubai will only be affected if the Burj Dubai workers copy these protests or if the economy gets even worse.
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