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Old March 30th, 2008, 05:21 AM   #5421
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Great picture, but the financial centre is nowhere to be found?
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Old March 30th, 2008, 05:55 AM   #5422
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The Petronas Towers' heights seem a little exaggerated, although the artwork quality is enough to counterbalance that conspicuous error.
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Old March 30th, 2008, 09:53 AM   #5423
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Great picture, but the financial centre is nowhere to be found?
The poster is somewhat aged as the Burj was edited on there, so SWFC wouldn't necessarily be on it.
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Old March 30th, 2008, 11:06 AM   #5424
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The Petronas Towers' heights seem a little exaggerated, although the artwork quality is enough to counterbalance that conspicuous error.
It taller than T101 in that pics, so what ya think?
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Old March 30th, 2008, 01:04 PM   #5425
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so shd we call it skyscrapercity???.....
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Old March 30th, 2008, 01:40 PM   #5426
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Old March 30th, 2008, 02:38 PM   #5427
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today I had a site visit again, I took 200 pics from different floors (113,123,140), highest was the 140th,there is a big board 508m

My laptop is very slow I cannot post now, but tomorrow going to Hungary and I will post after.Also have some short videos
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Old March 30th, 2008, 02:47 PM   #5428
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today I had a site visit again, I took 200 pics from different floors (113,123,140), highest was the 140th,there is a big board 508m

My laptop is very slow I cannot post now, but tomorrow going to Hungary and I will post after.Also have some short videos
wow can't wait!!! thank you very much imre!!
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Old March 30th, 2008, 02:53 PM   #5429
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Very nice dusk shot!!! They are both great but that one is a fave for sure.
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Old March 30th, 2008, 04:58 PM   #5430
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one of my biggest Burj Dubai update in the history with 187 pics

http://www.flickr.com/photos/imresolt/

Burj Dubai , site visit

30/March/2008























if you like just repost any pics free
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Old March 30th, 2008, 05:09 PM   #5431
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that update is amzing Imre!
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Old March 30th, 2008, 05:58 PM   #5432
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Fantastic update Imre! Sure are some great shots in thast folder of yours. I don't know how you have time but I sure do like seeing the pics!

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Old March 30th, 2008, 06:04 PM   #5433
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thanks, here is the full set:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/imresol...7604314846373/
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Old March 30th, 2008, 06:14 PM   #5434
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damn, what an update! thank you veeeeeeeery much Imre!!!!

i'll need a quite time to save them all

btw...that looks like perfect quality:

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Old March 30th, 2008, 07:29 PM   #5435
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it looks a bit risky but architects know better than us
Engineers, not architects!

Architects are the ones who draw the pretty pictures and make the building look nice! Structural engineers are the ones who make sure it doesn't fall down.

Of course, this doesn't seem to stop architects from trying to take credit for everything the structural engineers do.
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Old March 30th, 2008, 08:00 PM   #5436
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Thats what i call a supertall
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Old March 30th, 2008, 08:05 PM   #5437
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that's not a supertall....this tower is a Megatall


btw...march 29th:

[IMG]http://i27.************/1zouae9.jpg[/IMG]
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Old March 30th, 2008, 08:15 PM   #5438
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Those top concrete floors each have more floorspace than my 850 sq ft apartment..

Even the smaller steel floors are a LOT bigger than they look!

Watch the video where the tennis star visits the Burj and rides the elevator to the top. Its the only video or pic I have seen of the steel beams at the top. You can see sections where they turn to V's in the video and they look really big, and there looks like there is definitely some room up there. If they really wanted to, they could technically dust off those plans that showed offices reaching the 170's. There was a blueprint for an office on here a while back for floor 171 FYI.
K, your right, thanks.
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Old March 30th, 2008, 08:29 PM   #5439
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that's not a supertall....this tower is a Megatall


btw...march 29th:

[IMG]http://i27.************/1zouae9.jpg[/IMG]

The guy/gal who snapped this is a neighbor of mine, the place from where it was taken is a few hundreds meters from where I live.


I wish I was living on the Manazel Towers sneaking in on the left of the pic though ... and being neighbor with many pretty (Emirates) stewardesses.
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Old March 30th, 2008, 09:50 PM   #5440
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Savoy owner plans world's tallest building

The race to build the world's tallest building has reached a new level with plans for a mile-high tower to be built near the Red Sea port of Jeddah in Saudi Arabia.
The multi-billionaire owner of the Savoy Hotel in London has unveiled plans for the ambitious £5 billion tower, which will overtake skyscrapers planned or under construction in Kuwait and Dubai.

The Mile High Tower will be double the height of its nearest rival, and will be almost seven times the height of the Canary Wharf tower in London.

Visitors will be able to see Africa from the top of the tower, the Sunday Times newspaper reports.

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

The project will push architecture and engineering to new limits, as the tower must be robust enough to withstand the extremes of temperature and strong desert winds in the region.

Gulf Arab states, flush with funds from record high oil prices, are trying to outstrip each other to build the world's tallest building.

They have opened up a strong gap over east Asian countries in the race, with mega-skyscrapers planned or under construction in Kuwait and the booming United Arab Emirate of Dubai.

The Burj Dubai, which is due for completion in 2009, had previously been predicted to take the crown as the world's tallest man-made structure.

Prince al-Walid, a member of the Saudi royal family, bought the Savoy Hotel, in the Strand in London, for £1.25 billion in 2005

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.../wtower130.xml
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