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Old April 13th, 2008, 12:36 AM   #5941
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April 12th,

[IMG]http://i27.************/2qbbsau.jpg[/IMG]

Cladding progress on top:
[IMG]http://i29.************/2qjbr4h.jpg[/IMG]
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Old April 13th, 2008, 12:38 AM   #5942
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April 12th,

Close-up of the top:
[IMG]http://i27.************/9gyckw.jpg[/IMG]

Closer:
[IMG]http://i26.************/1583txv.jpg[/IMG]

Even closer:
[IMG]http://i29.************/5zp2jl.jpg[/IMG]
-crop from the original size pic-
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Old April 13th, 2008, 12:39 AM   #5943
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This is first time I post here at less I think it is. What else can I say about this building other then it's real really tall. I'll judge it fully when it's done till then I'll just watch it grow.
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Old April 13th, 2008, 12:40 AM   #5944
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[IMG]http://i28.************/sws785.jpg[/IMG]

Objects in the rear view mirror may appear closer then they are:
[IMG]http://i27.************/2n9asd0.jpg[/IMG]
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Old April 13th, 2008, 01:30 AM   #5945
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It's frightening how tall this beauty is! Whoever's operaing the crane at the top must have nervess of steel. Can't wait to see the finished article. Thanks for all the impressive photos. keep 'em coming.
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Old April 13th, 2008, 05:26 AM   #5946
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awesome shots altind. ill have to update my diagram just for facade progress. those cladding guys are like ants on a moll hill.
burj dubai really is a sight to behold.
i feel privaledged to watch it rise, maybe similar to when the egyptians watched the pyramid of cheops rise skywards or new yorkers watching ESB scrape the sky in early 30;s?
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Old April 13th, 2008, 05:45 AM   #5947
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oh God what a pictures!
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Old April 13th, 2008, 06:02 AM   #5948
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Thank you Altin D for the detailed photos - a better view than I can get on some projects only miles away.
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Old April 13th, 2008, 06:11 AM   #5949
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this was on Conan O'brien, an American tv show, the other night... they were misinformed though and said that it was over a mile high =\
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Old April 13th, 2008, 06:14 AM   #5950
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It's probably 1/2 a mile high though.
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Old April 13th, 2008, 09:51 AM   #5951
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Reminds me of those old NASA Saturn V rockets.
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Old April 13th, 2008, 10:46 AM   #5952
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Its another 3 floors left to the tallest man made ever...
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Its another 3 floors left to the tallest man made ever...
You mean 2 floors
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Old April 13th, 2008, 02:24 PM   #5954
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yes 2 more floors and it is 649.7m tall
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Old April 13th, 2008, 02:52 PM   #5955
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Its another 3 floors left to the tallest man made ever...


It's already the tallest man-made structure - even without those 3 floors.
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Old April 13th, 2008, 02:58 PM   #5956
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but only when you count the cranes . but they're only temporary, so they don't count to the tower itself
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Old April 13th, 2008, 03:09 PM   #5957
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when they build a building taller then the tallest mountain then man will truly be doing something. But this is still a amazing building to bad I can't have one with this high next door too me lol.
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Old April 13th, 2008, 04:16 PM   #5958
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I've been following this thread (among few others) for over a year and have learnt a lot! At the moment I can't have any special contirubution, but hopefully in the future that will change. In the meantime I'll probably do some minor photo adjustments etc. Keep up the good work!

Skymyhusband posted some images taken by Kirre, here is a merged one which shows quite nicely the whole structure with some mech cladding on.

Full size (1,000x3,200 pixels)
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Old April 13th, 2008, 04:24 PM   #5959
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Fantastic updates Culwalla....thanks for taking the time to do those drawings!

Venhanneryk iz skywaters? Good one HM....
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Old April 13th, 2008, 04:30 PM   #5960
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what an awesome tower
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