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Old October 29th, 2007, 09:14 AM   #541
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The following article about the strike explicitly mentions the Burj Dubai ...

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Thousands of foreign construction workers in the Gulf state of Dubai have gone on strike over pay and conditions.

Workers blocked roads and threw stones at police on Saturday, prompting a government threat to deport rioters.

A fall in value of the UAE dirham means workers are unable to send as much money home as they previously could.

Dubai's economy has boomed in recent years, fuelled largely by a construction industry reliant on low-paid workers, many from South Asia.

But the emirate has been hit by a labour shortage recently as India's own economic boom has offered an alternative source of jobs.

Dubai's foreign workers are demanding higher pay and improved housing as they work on prestige projects such as the Burj Dubai - set to be the world's tallest building.

Analysts say it is time for the authorities to consider a minimum wage.
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Old October 29th, 2007, 09:18 AM   #542
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Workers want a minimum wage of $270/mo.
Given the increase in cost of living in Dubai, I'm amazed that they are currently getting less than $10 per day. Wow!
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Old October 29th, 2007, 10:25 AM   #543
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Given the increase in cost of living in Dubai, I'm amazed that they are currently getting less than $10 per day. Wow!
Plus accommodation and food.
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Old October 29th, 2007, 11:56 AM   #544
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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??

the cladding used just under each wing roof is different: they seem to have joints for a safety frame (?) or something: have a look at the corresponding area in the lower wing..you'll see what i mean.
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Old October 29th, 2007, 12:00 PM   #545
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The following article about the strike explicitly mentions the Burj Dubai ...

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http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/7066853.stm

Thousands of foreign construction workers in the Gulf state of Dubai have gone on strike over pay and conditions.

Workers blocked roads and threw stones at police on Saturday, prompting a government threat to deport rioters.

A fall in value of the UAE dirham means workers are unable to send as much money home as they previously could.

Dubai's economy has boomed in recent years, fuelled largely by a construction industry reliant on low-paid workers, many from South Asia.

But the emirate has been hit by a labour shortage recently as India's own economic boom has offered an alternative source of jobs.

Dubai's foreign workers are demanding higher pay and improved housing as they work on prestige projects such as the Burj Dubai - set to be the world's tallest building.

Analysts say it is time for the authorities to consider a minimum wage.
projects such as the Burj Dubai still doesn't mean the burj dubai tower is specifically affected. About a year ago there was a strike at the burj dubai site though.
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Old October 29th, 2007, 02:25 PM   #546
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was this picture already posted?



OMG look how gigantic this baby is!!! And still more than 200m to go.
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Old October 29th, 2007, 04:31 PM   #547
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Looks old.. ?

I truly hope the government does not give into the strikers demands and introduce a minimumwage in Dubai, that is really terrible. Afterall, all of these workers have travelled here only to get more than they get at home so they can send money home instead of spending it all. All these individuals can at any time choose to go home; any wage increase will come naturally as a consequence of labor shortages - and should NOT come as a strike-imposed rule.
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Old October 29th, 2007, 04:47 PM   #548
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TOWERS IN HOT WEATHER?

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Tell them to get a subway then. Towers are a good idea in hot weather.
i believe then that you have never really lived in the tropics. i have and i know that these towers are almost impossible to cool in areas with daily temperatures approaching 40 degrees celsuis.
i still think its an utter waste of spirit, and resources.
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Old October 29th, 2007, 05:32 PM   #549
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in post #522 did anyone else notice the large white triangular structure at the very top of the tower

looks to me like some part of the steel structure but i dont know
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Old October 29th, 2007, 05:39 PM   #550
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i have an undying love for the city of lagos
2. there are professionals with clear minds and rightly focused attitudes in nigeria
3. not up to 5% of the population of Lagos are into the fraud sector
3. i think your a little myopic in your arguments to have posted that reply on the net
4. even if you had so much, some of us in the tropics are rich and comfortable by ALL world standards.
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Old October 29th, 2007, 06:27 PM   #551
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Piles 50 Meters deep - do they hit bedrock ? Hardpan ?
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Old October 29th, 2007, 06:42 PM   #552
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Hi Harry.

The piles are skin friction piles. I don't believe they hit bedrock.

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Old October 29th, 2007, 07:04 PM   #553
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in post #522 did anyone else notice the large white triangular structure at the very top of the tower

looks to me like some part of the steel structure but i dont know
Part of the construction crane on the right.
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Old October 29th, 2007, 07:24 PM   #554
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i believe then that you have never really lived in the tropics. i have and i know that these towers are almost impossible to cool in areas with daily temperatures approaching 40 degrees celsuis.
i still think its an utter waste of spirit, and resources.
It is possible to cool them with today's technologies and do you really think that it will be more difficult (and more expensive) to cool a tower with 500 apartments then 500 dettached homes? Then consider the footprint and the enviromental impact of a tower compared to that of a 500 homes town.
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Old October 29th, 2007, 07:56 PM   #555
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Piles 50 Meters deep - do they hit bedrock ? Hardpan ?

haha i was wondering the worker digging/boring till bedrock ...
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Old October 29th, 2007, 08:32 PM   #556
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Part of the construction crane on the right.
FTL, That's what I thought the A-frame of the right hand crane, but look at the pic taken by Imre, is it part of the structure.


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Old October 29th, 2007, 09:03 PM   #557
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i dont that in that image it looks like straps from a rebar lift or something because the crane's boom is attached to the top of it
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Old October 29th, 2007, 09:05 PM   #558
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Must be. The pic is taken just in time when that thing was put into position. Steel rope can also be spotted above "that thing".
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Old October 29th, 2007, 09:37 PM   #559
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Is just something lifted by the crane. There is no steel structure erected on top.
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Old October 30th, 2007, 01:58 AM   #560
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He's just another big fan of Dubai from Chicago

Yep Hollie, a huge fan, with a huge chip!
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