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Old April 18th, 2008, 09:09 PM   #6121
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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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In the UK mant pubs, bars, nightclubs have been converted from churches as there is not much business unless you are over 70.

So rent is not an issue for the spire space.
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Old April 18th, 2008, 11:30 PM   #6122
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Dubai: quiso saltar del edificio más alto del mundo en paracaídas y terminó preso


El paracaidista fue detenido cuando subía a la Torre de Dubai, un rascacielos de 629 metros de altura, aún en construcción.

Dubai.- La policía de Dubai detuvo a un deportista de riesgo francés que intentó lanzarse en paracaídas desde el edificio más alto del mundo, informa hoy la publicación online Emaratalyoum.

El paracaidista fue retenido en principio por los vigilantes de Burj Dubai (Torre de Dubai), pero luego consiguió burlarlos y comenzó a subir por el rascacielos de 629 metros de altura, que aún no está terminado.

Fuentes oficiales indicaron que consiguió llegar hasta el piso 124 antes de ser alcanzado por los guardias, pero otros testigos aseguran que alcanzó incluso el piso 160. El francés fue arrestado bajo cargos de allanamiento de morada y puesto en libertad bajo fianza.(DPA)



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Old April 19th, 2008, 12:08 AM   #6123
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could will french Alain "Spiderman" Robert climb the burj dubai?hehe
for sure.......and he would have lots of rest platforms on the way to the top!
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Old April 19th, 2008, 12:18 AM   #6124
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Old April 19th, 2008, 12:22 AM   #6125
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Why is it that they aren't putting any cladding on the tiers yet?
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Old April 19th, 2008, 12:49 AM   #6126
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because just under the tiers they've installed the rails for lifting the cladding
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Old April 19th, 2008, 12:57 AM   #6127
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Ah thanks, makes sense.
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Old April 19th, 2008, 01:10 AM   #6128
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could will french Alain "Spiderman" Robert climb the burj dubai?hehe
My Guess, he will Climb it to the 124th Floor Observation Deck and entire the building from there.
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Old April 19th, 2008, 02:23 AM   #6129
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Hi all.

Here is a link to pics from 08 02 12.

116 pics of the Burj and 20 or so of the area. All new to my collection. Various angles and shots from the structure. Keep hitting next page even when it appears that the Burj pics have ended and more pages of Burj pics come up.

Here is a taste - I won't post many as these are 2 months old - in case some here figure this is the "only post pics from today" thread.
Those interested in more follow the link above.

The entrance lobbies are quite tall.


These are always interesting.


The interchange is coming along.


Thanks to fellow SSC forummer Darth Shemp for finding this for us.

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Old April 19th, 2008, 03:06 AM   #6130
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Old April 19th, 2008, 03:15 AM   #6131
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This one's kinda old, from 3/25, but it's still pretty good
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by monicasana

BTW Fury, those are interesting shots to for being somewhat old.

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^ Ey you! Better start watching what you say around here in this thread. Hundreds of people visit this thread everyday and many can be offended and hurt by such words. This is a thread about the Burj Dubai and NOTHING ELSE!! Visit an devil-cult forum if you want to voice your spleen on such things.
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Old April 19th, 2008, 04:10 AM   #6132
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wat is that for projekt ?
end wats the name of that tower !
end wat is the hight of it ?
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Old April 19th, 2008, 08:35 AM   #6133
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Burj Dubai is the height of success

Dubai: The sky's the limit for building a tall tower today, says Greg Sang, projects director of Emaar Properties, who is overseeing the construction of Burj Dubai.

Asked whether building a 1km tall tower is possible, he said: "There's no limit. Anything's possible. You can design anything. It's not a technical question, but an economical one."

At the bottom of a super-tall tower there will be massively thick walls, leaving room for nothing else and hence making the floors useless. The taller the tower, the thicker the walls. "Will that be economically feasible," he asked.Burj Dubai presently at 629 metres is an impressive structure close-up. But to get an idea of the scale of this tower you have to step back all the way to Jebel Ali or catch a glimpse of it driving on Al Khail Road. It is said that when the tower is completed, the top of the spire will visible 95 kilometres away.
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I was itching to get to the top but Sang nixed the idea citing safety reasons. Construction is going on at a hectic pace and once you book a hoist you have to keep to the schedule. From the Burj's sales centre nearby I could see elevators busily moving up and down in slow motion.

When the observatory is built at the top, it will be the world's highest deck accessible to the public
One can be taken there by an elevator travelling at 10 metres per second.

"This has broken all sorts of records. It is the tallest man-made structure built on the planet," said the project director, who has 7,000 workers on the site, besides a 300-strong management, supervision staff and contractors and engineers. "It is a huge achievement for Dubai."

The challenge for such tall structures is how to tackle the powerful winds at that height. Technology allows the building to sway while an internal damping devise absorbs the wind energy and stabilises the building.

Burj Dubai will sway 1.5 metres, that's about the height of an average person. Asked whether people on the top will get seasick, Sang gave an analogy"When a building sways, what people feel is not the amount of movement, they feel the acceleration and deceleration. As an example, if you are driving your car at a constant speed of 100km/h you don't feel any motion. But step on the brakes or the accelerator, that's when you feel it. The motion is below the acceptable limits," he said.

Asked what it is about tall towers that fascinate people, Sang said it goes back thousands of years to the Tower of Babel.

"The height says something about the strength of the economy. He said in the 1900s when skyscrapers were first built in the United States, it wanted to show industrial might. Then in the 1980s to the 1990s, when Asian economies took off, there were structures like the Petronas Towers in Malaysia and Taipei 101 in Taiwan.

"Now it is the Middle East where the growth rates are in double digits," he said.

Ron Klemencic, chairman of the Council of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, has remarked that once buildings get above 80 storeys or so they start to lose their economic viability. "Beyond 80 floors prestige is the driving factor," he said.

But Sang said highrises make a lot of sense because they are efficient. When you have such a dense population in one place, per capita energy consumption is a fraction of that in villas in the suburbs, he said. And you don't have to hop into your gas-guzzling SUV to go shopping.

The mixed-use Burj will have 35,000 people living and working in the tower
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Old April 19th, 2008, 08:45 AM   #6134
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Another diagram which I made a few minutes ago. Includes 2 destroyed structures. I think its interesting and gives a nice perspective. Even that Burj Dubai on that diagram has "only" 807m it looks impressive :-)
Please link back to www.Skyscraperpage.com and cite them as the source of this information whenever you capture a diagram from there like this... Thank you.
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When the observatory is built at the top, it will be the world's highest deck accessible to the public.
Hey helghast I couldn't resist quoting this one.

I wish they would get that statistic correct since Emaar didn't have the brains to put an observatory higher than they have. It will be FIFTH highest after SWFC, ICC, Guangzhou Tower, CN Tower. All will have higher decks "accessible to the public" even if they are a restaurant like ICC.
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Old April 19th, 2008, 09:44 AM   #6136
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Please link back to www.Skyscraperpage.com and cite them as the source of this information whenever you capture a diagram from there like this... Thank you.
Thank you Mr. Serious Journalist for your straightening us out about about such important matters.

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Old April 19th, 2008, 10:28 AM   #6137
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hey respect jasonhouse's post. he is a chief mod and been here as long as me.
just on the skyscraperpage burj dubai. it really needs to be replaced. it is way out with heights and proportions.
little things like. the tier11 or 442m ob deck is shown 450m high and 70m wide!!
its actually 45m wide.
the tower is 93m wide at lowest levels but that drawing is 105m wide. so basically its too massive! and top 200m should be redone! to show current spire segments which step up to 819m not 808m.
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Old April 19th, 2008, 10:40 AM   #6138
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That's true, and they have a better one to show:

http://skyscraperpage.com/diagrams/?b7787

The one by STR.
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Old April 19th, 2008, 10:50 AM   #6139
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Thank you Mr. Serious Journalist for your straightening us out about about such important matters.

For a start, the images on SkyscraperPage.com are subject to copyright: © Copyright 2008 Skyscraper Source Media, All Rights Reserved;
secondly, it is simply good manners to acknowledge the source when copying someone else's work.
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Old April 19th, 2008, 11:24 AM   #6140
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what are the holes in the cladding on the right? (the small ones, just one window wide).
Is this for fixing the cranes when climbing down?
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