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Old April 2nd, 2008, 11:54 AM   #5541
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Old April 2nd, 2008, 12:32 PM   #5542
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Building the Burj Dubai Part 1

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Just watched the documentary, it was excellent . . . it featured key developments in skyscraper history, technology & building methods with clever animation simulations.

Some good facts around the Burj Dubai but maybe not many people on this forum are not already aware of, still an exceptional documentary & well done to the producers & Channel 5.

I am currently transferring the video down to a size/resolution to post on Youtube, will post here when it is uploaded & available (Possibly tomorrow)
Left my video uploading overnight only to find this morning it had been rejected for being too long (45 mins+)

Have started to break it down into five parts, part 1 below

. . . sorry about the delay, more to follow today (role on a faster internet service on my line from BT )

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=CfPe9YJTIU4

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Old April 2nd, 2008, 12:52 PM   #5543
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Does anybody know what "network" the Big, Bigger, Biggest TV show is on? And if anyone says something really stupid like "its on channel 5" i'll hunt you down and beat you!.... thanks all
But it was on Channel 5!!

There's no mention of the program on their website though and googling for it also brought up jack... I suspect it's actually a syndicated show like Megabuilders. On youtube you can often find the same exact episodes with different dubs/subs for different languages, suggesting that the show is widely marketed. If you are patient (yeah, like anyone in this forum is patient loi) I bet it will be aired on US tv. Complete with english subtitles...
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Old April 2nd, 2008, 12:57 PM   #5544
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Busy picture! But I love it!
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Old April 2nd, 2008, 01:13 PM   #5545
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Wow, it looks fantastic, cant wait for the other parts. Thank you very much for posting!
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Old April 2nd, 2008, 01:16 PM   #5546
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Building the Burj Dubai (Pts 1 & 2)

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Left my video uploading overnight only to find this morning it had been rejected for being too long (45 mins+)

Have started to break it down into five parts, part 1 below

. . . sorry about the delay, more to follow today (role on a faster internet service on my line from BT )

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=CfPe9YJTIU4

Building the Burj Dubai 'Part 1'

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=CfPe9YJTIU4


Building the Burj Dubai 'Part 2'

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=Fh90HN5HYxQ
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Old April 2nd, 2008, 01:41 PM   #5547
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amazing video's
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Old April 2nd, 2008, 01:54 PM   #5548
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3 parts left, cant wait to see them, its getting really interesting
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Old April 2nd, 2008, 02:20 PM   #5549
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Dubai is simply cool

I was same already in Dubai and now the Burj Dubai is quite brilliant.

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Old April 2nd, 2008, 03:18 PM   #5550
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Anyone got a guesstimate for the day when it'll break the 646m record for tallest structure built by man? That day should be world breaking news for the Burj Dubai. I think it will be the end of this month.
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Old April 2nd, 2008, 03:20 PM   #5551
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SOM did both on Burj Dubai (architecture and engineering)
Yes - they are a combined firm. I wish more firms would consider doing this - it would be a much better way of working.

The Channel 5 documentary was great - some awesome footage of the Burj. The tower looks much bigger in the footage than the impression you get from still photos.

But the documentary did support the comments I was making earlier. The narator kept talking about the 'architect' overcoming the structural challenges, yet nearly everyone they interviewed was a structural/civil engineer. Clearly the architect wouldn't be qualified to comment on the structural design. Maybe I appear petty, but I'm proud of my profession and it just seems grossly unfair that our work is always attributed to another profession which doesn't know the first thing about it!
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Old April 2nd, 2008, 03:53 PM   #5552
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Haha, architects don't know the first thing about it Slurms!? Architects are the ones that take the info from all the consultants and make it all fit together. Without the architect you wouldn't even have the building to put structure too! Thought I'd throw in my comment there seems to be a fair amount of architect bashing going on here!
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Old April 2nd, 2008, 06:20 PM   #5553
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And while we're at it..
But if not for the poor workers we wouldnt have a building either
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Old April 2nd, 2008, 06:23 PM   #5554
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Building the Burj Dubai (Parts 1, 2, 3 & 4)

Building the Burj Dubai 'Part 1'
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=CfPe9YJTIU4


Building the Burj Dubai 'Part 2'
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=Fh90HN5HYxQ


Building the Burj Dubai 'Part 3'
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=YhQlaymegVI


Building the Burj Dubai 'Part 4'
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=vBmx_rfQc3s


Parts 5 to follow tonight (hopefully ), sorry for the delay.

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Old April 2nd, 2008, 06:43 PM   #5555
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Take your time, mate I really appreciate your work
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Old April 2nd, 2008, 06:49 PM   #5556
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Building the Burj Dubai 'Part 1'
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=CfPe9YJTIU4


Building the Burj Dubai 'Part 2'
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=Fh90HN5HYxQ


Building the Burj Dubai 'Part 3'
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=YhQlaymegVI


Parts 4 & 5 to follow tonight (hopefully ), sorry for the delay.
Never use youtube for that kind of uploads, use google video instead!
Much faster and no quality loss and best of all no 10 min limit.
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Old April 2nd, 2008, 07:09 PM   #5557
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DUBAI FREAK, I love you man!

Thanks so much for those videos and keep them coming.
the producers did a great job with the whole video. Sick animations!
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Old April 2nd, 2008, 07:36 PM   #5558
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awesome videos!
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Old April 2nd, 2008, 08:12 PM   #5559
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Building The Burj Dubai (Parts 1 to 5)

Building The Burj Dubai Documentary in 5 parts (to satisfy Youtube constraints . . . . )

Building the Burj Dubai 'Part 1'
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=CfPe9YJTIU4


Building the Burj Dubai 'Part 2'
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=Fh90HN5HYxQ


Building the Burj Dubai 'Part 3'
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=YhQlaymegVI


Building the Burj Dubai 'Part 4'
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=vBmx_rfQc3s


Building the Burj Dubai 'Part 5'
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2o6jBcjBL0


Excellent work by Channel 5, Enjoy
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Old April 2nd, 2008, 08:22 PM   #5560
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Today, April 2, 2008, as usual, more pictures in my thread









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