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Old April 6th, 2008, 12:16 AM   #5681
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SCROOOOOOLL ...

[IMG]http://i29.************/npifzd.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i31.************/2wedz5h.jpg[/IMG]

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Old April 6th, 2008, 12:22 AM   #5682
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as always, wonderful close-ups of the top , many thx Altin!
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Old April 6th, 2008, 12:29 AM   #5683
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nice photos AltinD, Dubai's skyline is getting better fast now. 6 supertalls in one pic, in how many cities can you perform that? Hongkong, Chicago, NY not a lot more.
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Old April 6th, 2008, 12:29 AM   #5684
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this facade is so fast i cant believe my eyes they are cladding just 10 months and have cladden nearly the whole concrete part! They should really hurry up with the steel part as it was mentioned before......
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Old April 6th, 2008, 01:12 AM   #5685
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Thanks Altin, some nice overview of the area. The cladding is progressing most effiicently, i recall when the building was merely a collosal concrete structure.
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Old April 6th, 2008, 01:27 AM   #5686
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Excellent pictures. Love the 6 supertalls on the most
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Old April 6th, 2008, 01:57 AM   #5687
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He he, it was an opportunity shot while stopped in a traffic light. The reason why Park Place it's so not straight in that other pic, is because of the curvature on the edge of the windshield glass.
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Old April 6th, 2008, 02:36 AM   #5688
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WOW!!! I'm impressed that how fast they do with cladding and almost top out! Can't wait to see till the day they finally top out!
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Old April 6th, 2008, 02:42 AM   #5689
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what are you talking about, its no where near top out.
I've calculated the tip of the cranes are about 705m
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Old April 6th, 2008, 02:47 AM   #5690
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It still baffles me how many skyscrapers are under construction in Dubai. It seems like there are more skyscrapers going up in Dubai than all the towers going up in China.

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Looking at that area tonight it looks as though they are extending the fountain feature along that full area in front of the BD as opposed to the original plan that had the fountain in the vicinity of the the Mall.

It looks as though there area number of changes to the masterplan for the full Downtown area including roads, buildings etc.
Interesting that they would have a fountain. I thought there were supposed to be boats riding around in this lake(now pool). I've always imagined a setup like they have in Venice although Venice is entirely different setup altogether.

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Old April 6th, 2008, 03:14 AM   #5691
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The King and the pawn *:

[IMG]http://i31.************/2mnhhuc.jpg[/IMG]


* Doesn't the Burj looks as it has a crown, while the top of Rose Rotana as a WWI soldier with a helmet on his head and the riffle on his shoulder.
Love this shot alot!!

Also looking at another of Altin's pics finally awoken my senses to exactly how long those crane booms actually are - longer in length than the height of the actual steel structure!! Now thats big
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Old April 6th, 2008, 03:30 AM   #5692
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Incredibles photos AltinD
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Old April 6th, 2008, 05:45 AM   #5693
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great photos altind!
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Old April 6th, 2008, 05:51 AM   #5694
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The tallest building in the world and still growing

It is the tallest man-made structure in the world – and it is still growing.

When complete next year the Burj Dubai will stretch half a mile into the sky over the United Arab Emirates, taller than three Canary Wharf towers balanced on top of each other.


Already 2,200ft tall, and the result of 22million man hours of labour, the Burj is the pinnacle of skyscraper engineering.

This £2 billion marvel, designed by American architect Adrian Smith, is packed with technological innovations, including double-decker lifts that can carry 42 people at a record-breaking 40mph to the observation platforms, robotic window-cleaning platforms and a system of pipes to collect condensation from the windows.

It will provide about 15million gallons of water per year – equivalent to nearly 20 Olympic-sized swimming pools.

The water will be pumped into the site's irrigation system for use on the landscaped areas.

Because of its size – more than 6,000 miles of girders, enough to stretch a quarter of the way round the world, have gone into making its 160 floors – evacuation in a fire could be too slow.

Therefore pressurised air-conditioned refuges to allow heat or fumes to escape are situated on every 25th floor, the stairwells are fireproofed and there is a special lift for firefighting equipment.

The Burj will be the height of luxury. Some of the space will be used for offices but the lower 37 floors will house the world's first Armani Hotel.

There are also 700 private apartments, and residents will be able to swim in an outdoor pool on the side roof of the 78th floor.

The Y-shape plan of the tower, copied from Islamic designs on mosque roofs, maximises views of the Persian Gulf.

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Old April 6th, 2008, 07:03 AM   #5695
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Hi all.

Nice find Helghast. Nice pic.

The man hours are not correct. As of Imre's March 30 beauty round of shots there is near 36 million man hours so far.

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Old April 6th, 2008, 09:21 AM   #5696
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The last pic looks so tall, and the facade in the concret part is almost complete.
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Helghast that is the most amazing photo I've seen thus far of this building. This is at a height of 630m or 2069 ft. I can't wait for photos like this when it reaches full height.
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Old April 6th, 2008, 10:19 AM   #5698
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but for me its still hard to work out and imagine the sheer height of this bldg from pictures imo they not do justice to this marvel bldg.

I am so llooking forward to visit Dubai in autumn 2009......hope till then this one is open for public (ob-deck)
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Old April 6th, 2008, 11:50 AM   #5699
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but for me its still hard to work out and imagine the sheer height of this bldg from pictures imo they not do justice to this marvel bldg.
That's true. With that last picture one thing helped for size comparison though... I think those TINY little sprinkles around its base are cars. And probably not even little European cars, but full-size cars. In comparison to the Burj they just look like those coloured sprinkles you put on chocolate ice cream.
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Old April 6th, 2008, 12:53 PM   #5700
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meh, it doesn't look that tall...
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