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Old April 7th, 2008, 01:57 PM   #5741
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Thnx DETTOL

I was wandering the same about the cranes, but that allso made me think if they had installed any of the elevators for internal logistics?? or is there only deep open elevatorshafts (like in imre´s recent photos) they must get some of cargo elevators up and running soon, if they havent allready. Seems irrational to keep all the logistics at this state on the exterior of the building. or is it??
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Old April 7th, 2008, 03:51 PM   #5742
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Burj Dubai is world's tallest man-made structure

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Dubai: Burj Dubai has surpassed the United States’ KVLY-TV mast in North Dakota to become the world’s tallest man-made structure.

Burj Dubai is now 629 metres high while KVLY-TV, which held the record for the world’s tallest supported structure since 1963, has a height of 628.8 metres.

Burj Dubai is already the world’s tallest building, and at 160 storeys, is taller than Taipei 101 (508 metres) in Taiwan and CN Tower (553.33 metres) in Canada.

Burj Dubai is billed to meet all four criteria listed by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH), which classifies the world’s tallest structures.

CTBUH measures the height of buildings to the structural top, the highest occupied floor, the top of the roof and the tip of the spire, pinnacle, antenna, mast or flagpole.

The KVLY-TV mast in Blanchard, North Dakota, is a television transmitting mast, which was completed in 1963.

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Old April 7th, 2008, 03:58 PM   #5743
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than the new edition of the guiness world records book will only have one bldg in its skyscraper topic!Except the highest Ob-deck.....this has never happened in history of the book i think!
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Old April 7th, 2008, 05:55 PM   #5744
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Old April 7th, 2008, 06:48 PM   #5745
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thx for the pics, but please resize the pics and give a link to the highres version
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Old April 7th, 2008, 07:22 PM   #5746
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Burj Dubai is world's tallest man-made structure

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Published: April 07, 2008, 15:57


Dubai: Burj Dubai has surpassed the United States’ KVLY-TV mast in North Dakota to become the world’s tallest man-made structure.

Burj Dubai is now 629 metres high while KVLY-TV, which held the record for the world’s tallest supported structure since 1963, has a height of 628.8 metres.

Burj Dubai is already the world’s tallest building, and at 160 storeys, is taller than Taipei 101 (508 metres) in Taiwan and CN Tower (553.33 metres) in Canada.

Burj Dubai is billed to meet all four criteria listed by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH), which classifies the world’s tallest structures.

CTBUH measures the height of buildings to the structural top, the highest occupied floor, the top of the roof and the tip of the spire, pinnacle, antenna, mast or flagpole.

The KVLY-TV mast in Blanchard, North Dakota, is a television transmitting mast, which was completed in 1963.

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More end more stuff are coming out. De "Al Burj" have made the height for ther new tower official.
Burj height is unveiled
link: http://www.zawya.com/story.cfm/sidZAWYA20080407050904

Nakheel trumps Emaar with 1,200m tower
http://www.arabianbusiness.com/51573...th-1200m-tower

End the same for Jeddah "mile tower" link: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/liv...n_page_id=1811
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Old April 7th, 2008, 08:51 PM   #5747
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Anyone know roughly how long it takes for normal steel load to reach top from the bottom, using the crane?
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Old April 7th, 2008, 11:12 PM   #5748
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by Q-BEE, flickr:

highres: http://www.flickr.com/photos/q-bee/2395967541/sizes/o/

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Old April 7th, 2008, 11:17 PM   #5749
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What is the depth of the Burj Dubai Lake? Thanks
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Old April 7th, 2008, 11:59 PM   #5750
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Hey guys i found this, it is unrelated but soo true. I googled Sim City 5 and this came up LOL:

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Old April 8th, 2008, 12:17 AM   #5751
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I was assuming that now that there is no more concrete involved the rest of the construction would go super-fast, but it barely seems to be moving at all.
I don't think you'd want them to rush the building process which could lead to mistakes. If it's gonna go slowly then there is probably a good reason for it.

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It's almost like the leaders of the United Arab Emirates are playing Sim City in real life. I loved that game.
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Old April 8th, 2008, 12:34 AM   #5752
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Question: it was said that after all the structural concrete was used on the tower, as steel work on top begins, no more concrete will be used.

but after steel work began:


few months later:


more concrete added. (looks like they'll have to add more concrete when cranes come down, they left out space for crane's position.)

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Old April 8th, 2008, 12:56 AM   #5753
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A view from the 140th floor of the building:

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Old April 8th, 2008, 01:56 AM   #5754
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buildmilehightower: you are splitting hairs

I understand the point of asking how long it takes for the steel to be raised to the top levels (it being a valid question that I do not have the answer for), but what is the point of bringing up the concrete issue? It was clearly implied that by saying "no more concrete will be used" it meant that no more concrete would be added above the predetermined limit. Prating about semantics isn't adding anything to the discussion.
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Old April 8th, 2008, 02:12 AM   #5755
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No more concrete means: "There will be no more concrete in the structure".
It means that all forces go down by the steel; the elements in concrete are just hanging on the steel bars.

In my opinion, the speed of building is increased alot. Anyway, they have alot of work on the lower floors.
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Old April 8th, 2008, 02:40 AM   #5756
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Buildmilehightower: What is meant by that is that above a height of 585m (I think that is right) no more concrete will be poured. That didn't mean that concrete pouring of sections below that height wouldn't be completed. There were obviously still some small wings to pour. But indeed above 585m there will be no more concrete.
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Old April 8th, 2008, 03:06 AM   #5757
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we need more shots like THIS, pic taken at 630.5m!!!!!!

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Old April 8th, 2008, 03:45 AM   #5758
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EMAAR should put a web cam with this view...

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Old April 8th, 2008, 04:20 AM   #5759
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Damn great pic. A high res version of that photo would be very interesting to see.
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Old April 8th, 2008, 04:23 AM   #5760
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Hi all.

That is a nice shot.

On the concrete subject - the steel levels up to where we are now all have a concrete slab. Not sure after that though.

I see AllYouCanUpload went by the wayside - Oh well.

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