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Old April 9th, 2008, 12:18 PM   #5821
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yeah green thing i through in as workers covered stairwell.
im going to amend the large diagram above so that it goes ALL THE WAY down to ground level.ill add facades ect.ill try to post tonight.
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Old April 9th, 2008, 12:31 PM   #5822
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If the wet part is colored in red maybe. The terraces are over the wings which expands lower you go so no clear vertical descent from there.
Actually base jumpers can easily slide off the building's wall. With wingsuit they almost fly horizontal.

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Old April 9th, 2008, 04:25 PM   #5823
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im amending this diagram. still got lots to do. will work on it more tommorrow

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Old April 9th, 2008, 05:50 PM   #5824
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Hey Culwulla

Nice work,we all really appreciate your labor. Now your pic off to the side,is that the one dude from LORD OF THE RINGS?
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Old April 9th, 2008, 08:17 PM   #5825
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Is there any access to the top of the pinnacle for people
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Old April 9th, 2008, 08:21 PM   #5826
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yes, there will be stairs and ladders but no elevator
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Old April 9th, 2008, 08:28 PM   #5827
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So, it's the world's tallest structure right now. But not yet the tallest thing ever built?

Not long to go anyway, what's the rate like at the moment (As in floors/days)?
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Old April 10th, 2008, 03:48 AM   #5828
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Old April 10th, 2008, 04:12 AM   #5829
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Gorgeous! Magnificent awwwhhhhh brillliant just oustanding! Praises aren't enough for this groundbreaking project that defines 21st century scrapers.

Does Dubai have most number of 'supertalls' or is it some other city? And which country has most supertalls under construction - UAE or some other country like China? Or Arabian Gulf Countries?
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Old April 10th, 2008, 04:30 AM   #5830
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Gorgeous! Magnificent awwwhhhhh brillliant just oustanding! Praises aren't enough for this groundbreaking project that defines 21st century scrapers.

Does Dubai have most number of 'supertalls' or is it some other city? And which country has most supertalls under construction - UAE or some other country like China? Or Arabian Gulf Countries?
Hong Kong has the most topped out supertalls, with 6. Chicago and Dubai are tied for second with 5 a piece. Dubai will be hitting 6 within a couple of weeks when the Dubai Lake Hotel is finished. Hong Kong will hit 7 before too long when the ICC is finished, but Dubai has three more that are somewhat close to topping out -- Burj Dubai, Index and one of the Al Attar towers, so it will pass Hong Kong with 9. After that Dubai zooms way ahead of everyone: they have far more supertalls under construction than any other city.
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Old April 10th, 2008, 06:50 AM   #5831
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ive spent a few hours sorting through pages of info. hopefully getting close
im trying to include as much info as possible in one drawing.
ive added facade, and underground details.ill slowly add some well known landmarks as comparison.

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Old April 10th, 2008, 07:38 AM   #5832
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Culwulla, thanks for the clarification. You might be able to answer this.

Is there a 13th floor in this building? I mean of course there is, but what I'm trying to ask is, will there be a button in the elevator for "13"? Because in the U.S. or at least around NYC/NJ area, no building has a button for a 13th floor.

In other words, a 15 story building is actually 14 floors because 13 is skipped.
The reason for that is because people/engineers are supersticious since 13 is a bad number.
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Old April 10th, 2008, 07:44 AM   #5833
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Hi Cul.

Great work - really shows visually what is what.

A couple things :

The lower levels below the Ground level are 3 1/2 levels- starting from the bottom:
- Raft level - not used
- Basement 2
- Basement 1
- Concourse

The thick level just above the Ground level could be divided into levels 1 and 2.

Want to name tier 0 that starts at level7 ?

Tier 4 starts at 152. Tier 12 starts at 503.

There is no levels 41, 74, 110, or 137.

Of course there are many levels that are different heights here and there but putting them in as all the same works good for this purpose.

Please don't take this as any form of criticism - your diagrams have always been great and this is the best yet.

Oh ya - last but not least - you should put a little man on the top platform just to show it can be accessed.



- yes there is a level 13.
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Old April 10th, 2008, 07:57 AM   #5834
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Old April 10th, 2008, 08:00 AM   #5835
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I'd say... "bending" tower
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Old April 10th, 2008, 08:10 AM   #5836
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To which tier/floor does the highest elevator reach?
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Old April 10th, 2008, 08:27 AM   #5837
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Old April 10th, 2008, 08:43 AM   #5838
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I'd say... "bending" tower
It is the curvature of the lens, and not the Burj Dubai.

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Old April 10th, 2008, 08:50 AM   #5839
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Of course, I hope so
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Old April 10th, 2008, 09:34 AM   #5840
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Hey guys, hopefully someone might be able to help me out please... I'm doing a small test project of sorts for the BD tower and need to know the height of each tier section please (an example would be all of Tier #1 is 75m, Tier #2 is 25m etc.). I'm looking for the height of one tier to another, not the relative height from ground level. I've been skimming the pages for the most recent of CUL's diagrams but so far have come up empty.

Edit - No I knew about subtracting the tiers from each other of course, but a single figure would be easier.

Now I'm seeing three different measurements - Cul's diagram with the gradient white to blue windows for example shows the height of Tier 3 as being 25m, the grey diagram from a few posts before that one shows 50m, and yet the diagrams posted by Fury from late August of 07' show 31.4m. Who's right?! I know we're all close but I'm trying to go for accuracy to some extent here... I think in the end since Fury's plans still show 818 meters from the old design and it shows all the pouring / steel stops, I think I'll go from that for now.

Many thanks in advance

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