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Old October 31st, 2007, 01:33 AM   #601
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Old October 31st, 2007, 01:36 AM   #602
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Old October 31st, 2007, 01:41 AM   #603
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Looks like a huge spaceship on that picture :o
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Old October 31st, 2007, 01:58 AM   #604
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Its too huge, it needs 500+meters building around it!
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Old October 31st, 2007, 02:10 AM   #605
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Terrorism aside, do you guys know what they're doing as far as life safety systems and evacuation routes? Is it just good ol' stairwells or do they have something more fancy and innovative in mind?

If it is stairwells, I'd hate to be the one trying to coordinate a fire drill. I can imagine the calls I'd get from the tenants...

"Yeah, the alarms are going off on our floors... is this a real emergency?"

"No sir, it's just a fire drill, but we would appreciate your participation."

"Well... we would... but we're on the top floor, I think we'll stay put."
There are refuge floors located around the tower (one where each set of mechanical floors are probably). Don't know where the article that says this is though
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Old October 31st, 2007, 02:26 AM   #606
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Hi Malec.

The levels that have area of refuge are; 42, 75, 111, and 138.

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Old October 31st, 2007, 02:28 AM   #607
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What source did you use Fury? I also cannot remember
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Old October 31st, 2007, 03:20 AM   #608
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Old October 31st, 2007, 03:46 AM   #609
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Hi all.

Here is a detail print of the top of the tower.


We can also see the guardrail 1.1 meters above the 818.0 platform. This 1.1 meters probably won't be counted in the official height.
Just imagine how awesome it would be to be standing out on that platform holding on to that guardrail taking in the view !

Awesome.

Enjoy.
Hey Fury I would love to stand on the guardrail and snap a few photos from the top. If however I'm holding on to a bolted down guardrail that will be a permanent part of the building, then I feel I would count that 1.1m in total height.

BTW why do they need that guardrail anyway? Is that for service people to actually stand on the pinnacle and view the planet below?

Skytower, for the record, does discuss what is the datum point of land or actual street level of the whole complex and according to his calculations BD will be taller than the claimed heights. Skytower states from that datum point is where official measurments of the building will actually take place. BD's ground floor is perhaps rising from infrustructure that is built up from existing street levels of dubai. Hopefully he can shed some light on where exactly the datum point is from.

Skytower if you did state it before sorry I have forgotten. Don't want to misquote you.
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Old October 31st, 2007, 03:46 AM   #610
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funny, the thread has 31 pages, but everytime I click on page 31 I am redirected to page 30.
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Old October 31st, 2007, 03:49 AM   #611
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Old October 31st, 2007, 03:51 AM   #612
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funny, the thread has 31 pages, but everytime I click on page 31 I am redirected to page 30.
yeh.. i mentioned that a few days ago dude...
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Old October 31st, 2007, 03:59 AM   #613
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Hey is it true, its gonna be more that 200 floor.... Gimme a heart attack!!!
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Old October 31st, 2007, 04:09 AM   #614
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some resources say that, and also it's mention in CULWULLA's diagram. but as of right now there's 164
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Old October 31st, 2007, 04:19 AM   #615
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cool... according to the diagram it shows 204 floors... noone is sure...
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Old October 31st, 2007, 04:19 AM   #616
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Hi Dettol. Source is that Emaar plan hanging on some wall in dubai. It has been posted here a few times though most are just portions of it.

Hi Beyond. There is 3 lights on top of the structure that must be servicable. It might be just a little too freaky to go out on that platform with no guardrail. . Seriously it is code and mandatory. The floor of the ground level is 0.000 as the heights are now.

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Old October 31st, 2007, 04:35 AM   #617
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If we include the heights of the cranes, Burj Dubai is already the world's tallest man-made structure?
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Old October 31st, 2007, 04:39 AM   #618
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Yeup. you know i was thinking, the Burj Dubai's emaar site has a pic of the old design. well why havent they just change it to the current design. unless there something we dont know.
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Old October 31st, 2007, 04:46 AM   #619
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Burj Dubais official floor count will be 162 floors.
and yes there are over 40 "levels" above this which are inhabitable ,thus not included in count which i reckon is wrong.
I mean these levels are enclosed and accessible by stairs?
so if someone asked me how tall Burj Dubai is, i would say 205 floors.
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Old October 31st, 2007, 04:49 AM   #620
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To me BD will be as tall to the end of the spire. otherwise the petronas ones may not be called former WTB if you understand what i mean?!
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