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Old April 8th, 2008, 02:15 PM   #5781
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Old April 8th, 2008, 02:42 PM   #5782
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Press release by Emaar:

Burj Dubai surpasses KVLY-TV mast to become the world’s tallest man-made structure

Dubai, UAE; April 7, 2008: Burj Dubai, the iconic high-rise developed by Dubai-based Emaar Properties PJSC, has surpassed the height of the KVLY-TV mast in North Dakota, USA, to become the world’s tallest man-made structure. Burj Dubai is now 629 metres (2,063.6 ft) high while KVLY-TV, which holds the record for the world’s tallest supported structure since 1963, has a height of 628.8 metres (2,063 ft).

Burj Dubai is already the world’s tallest building and tallest free-standing structure, and at 160 storeys, is taller than Taipei 101 (508 metres; 1667 ft) in Taiwan and CN Tower (553.33 metres; 1815.5 ft) in Toronto, 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 flag pole.

The KVLY-TV mast in Blanchard, North Dakota, is a television transmitting mast, which was completed in 1963. Burj Dubai also towers over KXJB-TV, which at 628 metres (2,060 ft) was the second tallest artificial structure in the world, and the KXTV/KOVR Tower, a guyed communication tower in Walnut Grove, California, that rises to 624.5 metres (2,049 ft).

Mr Mohamed Ali Alabbar, Chairman of Emaar Properties, said: “Emaar’s Burj Dubai has accomplished another milestone in its development, placing the city of Dubai and Burj Dubai once again in the global spotlight. With over 160 storeys now, the most number of liveable floors in any building in the world, Burj Dubai is already pushing the frontiers in architecture, construction and engineering excellence.”

He added: “The significance of Burj Dubai surpassing the height of the KVLY-TV mast is that it demonstrates the pioneering achievement of mankind in creating urban environments that defy conventions. With over 5,000 professionals and skilled workers from around the world working on site, Burj Dubai’s new feat is another celebration of teamwork.”

When completed, Burj Dubai will have used 330,000 cubic meters of concrete, 39,000 metric tons of steel rebar and 142,000 sq m of glass.

Emaar is partnering with South Korean construction major Samsung Corporation and New York-based Project Manager Turner Construction in constructing Burj Dubai, which was designed by Adrian Smith and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill of Chicago.

Burj Dubai, the centerpiece of Emaar’s flagship mega-project, the AED 73 billion (US$20 billion) Downtown Burj Dubai, will feature residences, commercial space and retail space and hospitality elements including the world’s first Armani Hotel and Armani Residences.

Downtown Burj Dubai is regarded as the new centre of Dubai and already has a thriving community of residents. Homes have been handed over to the owners in The Residences and The Old Town. Three hospitality projects – Al Manzil, Qamardeen and The Palace, The Old Town – have opened apart from Souk Al Bahar, a shopping mall inspired by Arabesque architectural elements. The Dubai Mall, one of the world’s largest shopping and entertainment destinations, is in close proximity to Burj Dubai and will open later this year.
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Old April 8th, 2008, 04:13 PM   #5783
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Old April 8th, 2008, 04:15 PM   #5784
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Old April 8th, 2008, 05:03 PM   #5785
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Steelwork in place for the next level

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Old April 8th, 2008, 05:30 PM   #5786
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How is top hеight in new (8-th) level?
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Old April 8th, 2008, 05:33 PM   #5787
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Time for cranes tro rise again.

As the tower bends in different directions by wind, apparently the floors tower is bending towards shrinks in height as much as 10cms and the floor on the other side would be stretched as much as 3 cms.

(what are the main uses of the steel floors?)
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Old April 8th, 2008, 06:52 PM   #5788
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How is top hеight in new (8-th) level?
636.9 according to the plans
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Old April 8th, 2008, 08:51 PM   #5789
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Old April 8th, 2008, 08:56 PM   #5790
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Won't take that much longer that the Warsaw mast is overtaken, then we'll have the tallest structure ever built by man in this very thread. Quite a fascinating development.
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Old April 8th, 2008, 09:08 PM   #5791
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Hasn't surpassed the Warsaw mast yet?
Two or three more stories, I reckon. Probably not much more than two weeks.
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Old April 8th, 2008, 09:45 PM   #5795
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From todays Gulf News, note the predicted height 900 M

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It is not truth that this mast held the record for 45 years because from 1974-1991 the other structure was the tallest one (Radio mast in Konstantynów ( Poland)).
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Hi all.

Yes there is something going on up at the top but we will have to wait for some clearer pics to see what. It doesn't look like 6.4 m. columns to me.

As OTR said it looks like they may be getting ready for the second columns of tier 18 soon. I hesitate to call the next height increase the next level as the one they are working on now is the last named level. The next few tiers are 19.2 m. so 3 - 6.4 m. columns therefore I will refer to them as the first, second, and third sections of the appropriate tier.

The level they are working on now is level 160 mezz. 3 - the first level of tier 18 - with a terrace / setback facing 300 degrees ( SZR ) - is 630.5 m. at the top measured from the floor of the ground level. The second section will be 636.9 m. The third and last section of tier 18 will be 643.3 m.

The first section of tier 19 will have a terrace / setback facing 0 degrees ( North ) and the top will be 649.7 m. giving us the tallest manmade structure in history.

It will be getting interesting after the second and third sections of tier 18 are up because the top of tier 18 is supposed to be the first spire jacking stage. The plans look to me that they will erect at least 2 wings of tiers 19 and 20 before they start to do any jacking but but they are kinda vague. Should be cool to see the actual proceedure.



Edit: I see for the first time Emaars' official site is slightly different than the plans. We will have to see if the gap widens as we go up. I for one still stick by the plans as they have been using 6.4 m. columns for a while now and are supposed to continue this pattern. I'm betting the next time they update ( whenever that is ... ) the height will magically come into line.
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Old April 8th, 2008, 11:50 PM   #5799
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No one in ND cares about our giant radio mast, but congratulations!
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