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Old April 3rd, 2008, 04:55 AM   #5581
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Old April 3rd, 2008, 05:01 AM   #5582
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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 3rd, 2008, 06:02 AM   #5583
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Old April 3rd, 2008, 07:17 AM   #5584
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i love the way yankls say bORj dubai, emphasising OR! . does everyone else say it like me- burrrrj dubai? sounds like errr
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Old April 3rd, 2008, 07:46 AM   #5585
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i love the way yankls say bORj dubai, emphasising OR! . does everyone else say it like me- burrrrj dubai? sounds like errr
Yeah its Burrrj Dubai as far as im concerned
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Old April 3rd, 2008, 07:56 AM   #5586
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I say "burj" with "er" also, its Imre's name which is more strange, I say like "E-mire", I must have imagined an "i" there, just sounded cool and stuck in my head!
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Old April 3rd, 2008, 08:09 AM   #5587
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I found it interesting how things have really rapidly accelerated presently, just look at the difference in WTB's and the time gap between them, nearly no difference in height for 73 years compared with the massive changes we see in this and upcoming decades!

[IMG]http://i27.************/2uxy8oh.png[/IMG]
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Old April 3rd, 2008, 08:10 AM   #5588
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I'd say 220 at most... Is that a VW?
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Picture taken 3 weeks a go, right after the 150,000 km scheduled maintenance service.

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It is a 2002 model (manufactured in 21/11/2001) and it has the 2.sl0w engine (North Americans know what that means )
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Old April 3rd, 2008, 08:50 AM   #5589
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Update 3rd April

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Old April 3rd, 2008, 09:34 AM   #5590
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Nice pics.

They are kickin ass on the cladding, and it's looking pretty hot too.
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Old April 3rd, 2008, 09:43 AM   #5591
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great pics! thanks!
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Old April 3rd, 2008, 10:15 AM   #5592
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What's up with mech floor cladding? Looks like there isn't any progress since they first started on it.
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Old April 3rd, 2008, 11:17 AM   #5593
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i think the spire is useless. it is just to show the building taller!
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Old April 3rd, 2008, 11:33 AM   #5594
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i think the spire isnt that useless Lena, its an architectual piece that makes the building going harmonicly up. Imagine the building beeing topped out with a flat roof or a smaller mast/spire! And most of the steel structure will be clad in the same cladding as the rest of the building only the last 50m will be made from stainless steel so it will be really harmonic. IMO its a great piece to make the finish of the building.
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Old April 3rd, 2008, 11:42 AM   #5595
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i think the spire isnt that useless Lena, its an architectual piece that makes the building going harmonicly up. Imagine the building beeing topped out with a flat roof or a smaller mast/spire! And most of the steel structure will be clad in the same cladding as the rest of the building only the last 50m will be made from stainless steel so it will be really harmonic. IMO its a great piece to make the finish of the building.
Agree.
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Old April 3rd, 2008, 12:30 PM   #5596
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What's up with mech floor cladding? Looks like there isn't any progress since they first started on it.
You can see from this pic by Old Town Resident that the caldding has started on the lowest Mech floor in the centre.
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Old April 3rd, 2008, 01:05 PM   #5597
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nice video docu...

on part 2, they showed the testing of old cladding for borj dubai which miserably failed.. there was a mis statement that engine propeller simulates the worst desert storm. It does not! the wind speed generated by the aircraft engine is just 20% of the maximum wind speed during storm.
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Old April 3rd, 2008, 01:11 PM   #5598
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I found it interesting how things have really rapidly accelerated presently, just look at the difference in WTB's and the time gap between them, nearly no difference in height for 73 years compared with the massive changes we see in this and upcoming decades!

[IMG]http://i27.************/2uxy8oh.png[/IMG]

Good one. Yep, things are accelerating .


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i think the spire isnt that useless Lena, its an architectual piece that makes the building going harmonicly up. Imagine the building beeing topped out with a flat roof or a smaller mast/spire! And most of the steel structure will be clad in the same cladding as the rest of the building only the last 50m will be made from stainless steel so it will be really harmonic. IMO its a great piece to make the finish of the building.
I second that. The spire isnt that tall either, i hope, it will proportionate.
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Old April 3rd, 2008, 03:10 PM   #5599
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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.
No argument from me - architects combine the expertise of others and make it fit together. I'm not disputing the important role of architects. But at the same time, it's engineering expertise that keeps an 819m tower from falling over. The structural requirements are clearly the dominating factor in the Burj's design.

Of course I'm not saying 'engineers are better than architects' or anything childish like that. We need each other to make a building work. But there is a general misunderstanding in the public (and this website) that the architect is responsible for the structural design, which they aren't. It is not their job to do this and they aren't expected to. The structural engineer undertakes the structural design and is responsible for it. And as you saw on the documentary, when questions are asked about the structure, it is the structual engineer who answers. On some developments, the architecture will govern the design and we just try to fit our structure around it. But tall buildings are totally driven by the structural design and the architecture really fits around the structure.

I don't see my comments above as 'architect bashing' at all. I'm simply pointing out the vital role that the structural engineering profession plays in any building design, but especially on a building of this height. Credit should go where it's due. And yes that includes the workers on site who make the design a reality!

I don't want to take up any more space on this thread - my point is made I think, so continue with the excellent coverage of progress on the Burj.

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Old April 3rd, 2008, 03:34 PM   #5600
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Thanks for sharing DubaiFreak, those were 45 of the best minutes I've ever spent on YouTube!
Yes, and thanks again to Dubai Freak for putting this together for our enjoyment.

Interesting, though not surprising, that no height details were given (apart from "over 160 storeys" and "may be twice the height of Sears Tower").

The documentary covered most bases, although it didn't mention the mass damper on Taipei 101. A short computer-graphic of how it works during a typhoon or earthquake would have been interesting. I'd seen photographs of the crane collapse when it was being built, but watching the tower crane topple and plunge to the ground "live" was quite disturbing.

Last point: the builders are proud of the technological advances made to pump concrete up 550 metres; this means the builders of the Chicago Spire are going to have to push the boundaries further, or else rely on a tedious process of lifting the last 50-odd metres worth of concrete by crane. No doubt the CS crew are talking to the BD concrete pumpers. The same technological advances will be needed for the next generation of ultra talls. Even if steel-framed, it seems concrete cores are the way to go these days.
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