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Old April 18th, 2008, 01:55 AM   #6101
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No, you're wrong. The real reason is becuase that rendering of Chicago Spire is significantly undersized. In fact pretty much all if not all of the renderings that have been released of CS have shown it shorter than it will actually be. Most likely they did this to not make the neighbors and nervous during the approval process.
I agree with you Hollie. The renderings on CS are not to actual scale. Somebody posted some recent renderings showing what 2000 ft actually looks like and it was significantly taller than anything else in the skyline including Sears.
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Old April 18th, 2008, 03:23 AM   #6102
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What is occupying the space at the very top of the burj?
observation room...

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Old April 18th, 2008, 03:36 AM   #6103
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^NO. (observation is on lev124).
the steel floors in that pic consist of communications up to lev162.
above lev162 all the way to lev205 are enclosed "levels" which have stair access to pinnacle for maintenance.
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Old April 18th, 2008, 05:33 AM   #6104
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Base jumper aims too high at Burj Dubai
Gulf News -- By Alia Al Theeb
18 April 2008

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Dubai: An ambitious base jumper who wanted to jump off the world's tallest building, the Burj Dubai, ended up high and dry, in jail.

The unidentified base-jumper had made his way to Burj Dubai equipped with his parachute.

Security guards stopped him because he did not have the right permission.

The European national was not to be dissuaded so easily though, and he ran to the tower and proceeded to climb up. He said he wanted to jump off one of Dubai's landmarks.

Police were alerted and a squad was dispatched to Burj Dubai. He was caught before he could climb much higher.

Brigadier Abdul Jalil Mahdi, Deputy Director of Dubai police's Criminal Investigation Department (CID) for Preventative Security, said if the man had had permission, he would have been allowed to jump, but without permission, it wa a violation of safety and security procedures.

He said the man is currently out on bail, but the case will be referred to the Public Prosecution.

Base jumping is a sport using a parachute to jump from fixed objects such as buildings and towers.
http://archive.gulfnews.com/articles.../10206406.html
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Old April 18th, 2008, 05:38 AM   #6105
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^NO. (observation is on lev124).
the steel floors in that pic consist of communications up to lev162.
above lev162 all the way to lev205 are enclosed "levels" which have stair access to pinnacle for maintenance.
When you say communications do you mean that this tower is supposed to also function as a radio tower? I guess that would make sense since quite a few tall buildings (Sears Tower, Empire State, Alico Building in Waco..etc) have functional radio towers on top of them.
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Old April 18th, 2008, 05:50 AM   #6106
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i have no idea what type of communications, but it is indicated as communications use.
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Old April 18th, 2008, 06:55 AM   #6107
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When you say communications do you mean that this tower is supposed to also function as a radio tower? I guess that would make sense since quite a few tall buildings (Sears Tower, Empire State, Alico Building in Waco..etc) have functional radio towers on top of them.
Yep,it's how the owners of BD will recoup some money back over the longer term.There is big money to be made, from leasing space for Television/Radio/Cellular Broadcasting.

I think you'll find that once the spire is completed, it will be fitted out with antenna's for local broadcast.

http://www.designbuild-network.com/projects/burj/
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Old April 18th, 2008, 07:15 AM   #6108
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Interesting. Communications real estate. Thanks for the link.
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Old April 18th, 2008, 12:06 PM   #6109
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I've recorded the construction of Burj Dubai from National Geographic. It shows what is special about concrete and how it keeps it cool in hot humid weather of Dubai. Did you know they use shredded ice to keep it cool so it won't solidify that quickly?

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=5L5HCCNH

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Many Many thanks for posting it! It was in the right text lauguage. Very interesting end nice video.
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Old April 18th, 2008, 02:26 PM   #6110
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Old April 18th, 2008, 02:36 PM   #6111
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What is occupying the space at the very top of the burj?

i guess it will be The Emperor of Dubai throne....
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Old April 18th, 2008, 02:51 PM   #6112
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THanks for upload Miliux
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Old April 18th, 2008, 03:47 PM   #6113
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Is the French Spiderman guy gonna climb this up as well...?
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Old April 18th, 2008, 04:08 PM   #6114
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Interesting. Communications real estate. Thanks for the link.
haha yeah churches take advantage of this with their 'spires' you often see camouflaged communications equipment in them.
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Old April 18th, 2008, 05:11 PM   #6115
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haha yeah churches take advantage of this with their 'spires' you often see camouflaged communications equipment in them.
A lot do but many don't. The Vatican does not allow Catholic churches to rent out spire space for such use, considering it to be too sacred, for example.

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Old April 18th, 2008, 05:27 PM   #6116
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haha yeah churches take advantage of this with their 'spires' you often see camouflaged communications equipment in them.
Oh yeah, cell tower steeples.
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Old April 18th, 2008, 06:12 PM   #6117
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Is the French Spiderman guy gonna climb this up as well...?
Almost inevitably, my guess would be he will wait until the tower is completed. I also wouldn't be too surprised if the government pay him to do it as a publicity stunt, it is not without precident especially in the UAE.
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Old April 18th, 2008, 06:48 PM   #6118
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could will french Alain "Spiderman" Robert climb the burj dubai?hehe
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Old April 18th, 2008, 07:43 PM   #6119
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i think they may put WiMax in the top [ or i hope ] as it would have a great range!
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Old April 18th, 2008, 07:46 PM   #6120
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just imagine to get up early in the morning and to have that view:
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OMG!!! this picture is magnificent!
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