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Old April 22nd, 2008, 10:57 PM   #6281
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- Hey ZZ it is not the same shot.

I dated the first one 08 04 03.
This one 08 04 06.

Beauty shots ! I hope the photog keeps them coming.

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Old April 22nd, 2008, 11:05 PM   #6282
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Is that shot taken from the crane?
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Old April 22nd, 2008, 11:07 PM   #6283
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Which floor is that picture of.... 7th steel floor i think but im not sure.
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Old April 22nd, 2008, 11:08 PM   #6284
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Holy shit, you have to be one brave man with balls and a heart of steel in order to stand on a narrow beam more than 2000ft up in the air. I wouldn't mind living or having an office on this floor but not outside like that.

Maybe they just don't look down.
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Old April 22nd, 2008, 11:35 PM   #6285
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the planned solar towers have been scaled down in Australia to 600m. there are some planned for Spain which are 750m.even California desert and China, but not sure if they will go to 1km. The project seems to be moving very slowly. they need $$.
The solar towers resemble chimneys but only hot air will rise up them not smoke. the stacks will be approx 65m dia and 1m thick.
and all free-standing.
anyway back to burj dubai.
venhenrick- the higher crane will come soon and one of the current cranes will go.
The latest is Namibia as I wrote. The plan i a 1 km tower. But they need investors. We'll see what happens.
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Old April 22nd, 2008, 11:37 PM   #6286
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I think this is accurate for the tiers.. .correct me if im wrong....

[IMG]http://i31.************/dffsau.jpg[/IMG]
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Old April 23rd, 2008, 12:23 AM   #6287
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wow, thats pretty good ember. ive been waiting for a shot like this.
you can see how small floors are with comparison to workers. but then again the floors from tier18 and up are for spire access, so doent matter.
so the height there is 624m.
brilliant
buildmilehigh-yes of course workers would be using safety lines while working up there. you can see them on workers.
spandex- the solar tower posted above is a 200m tall metal prototype which has been generating for 10 years in Spain. The new solar towers are concrete and mimimum 600m tall. The spain tower uses guyed wires and a temporary structure.
I would travel 1000km to see the planned solar tower in Australia.It will have an observation level around the rim accessed by external lift which would make it worlds highest at 600m.

heres a 1;1000 scale model i made of 1km tower. you can see where i cut it at 600m also.
that tower was 130m dia, which is a massive undertaking.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...a/MVC-004S.jpg

1km render
http://www.theage.com.au/ffximage/20..._300x375,0.jpg

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Old April 23rd, 2008, 12:25 AM   #6288
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awsome photo from in the crane, looks like only 4 men working at once, deffenetly balls of steel needed up there.
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Old April 23rd, 2008, 12:34 AM   #6289
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The shot from that crane makes it look like you can see the curviture of the Earth.
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Old April 23rd, 2008, 12:39 AM   #6290
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Wow, i'd like to have a poster of that pic

Reminds me a bit of this one, according to the braveness of the workers up there:

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Old April 23rd, 2008, 12:51 AM   #6291
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^days before the OH&S rules and regulations. no wonder many died building ESB.
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Old April 23rd, 2008, 01:12 AM   #6292
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Ok now that's a scary shot.
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Old April 23rd, 2008, 01:38 AM   #6293
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I once made a few sketches for a 968 meter high solar updraft tower in Dubai, giving it a twist similar to the Chicago Spire to give it more of an Arabic feel and making it palatable for tourists/less of an eyesore. Additional features included cladding the tower in photovoltaic film and surrounding it with wind energy turbines/windmills. The whole concept was to be called "City of Energy". Unfortunately I'm a complete nobody, and probably the last person who'd ever get to talk with the sheik.
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Old April 23rd, 2008, 01:42 AM   #6294
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I took the photos with a 7 megapixel camera. For internet I resized them to about 1 megapixel. The close ups of the top are not resized, only cropped.
If you are interrested in the large photos please let me know! See also the link in my signature!
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Old April 23rd, 2008, 02:08 AM   #6295
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Hi guys, Im new. Amazing shot from the top btw.
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Old April 23rd, 2008, 02:17 AM   #6296
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stop tripple posting

btw..found a bigger version of the crane shot:

[IMG]http://i31.************/2ngtwg9.jpg[/IMG]
OMG!!!.....now please guys, stop complaining that the steel is taking too long to put up!
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Old April 23rd, 2008, 02:43 AM   #6297
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I wonder if the weight from the cranes cables give a problem at this height. I mean 650meters of steel cables must weigh a lot aswell. Maybe they even have to use smaller pieces of steel because of that?

awesome pic btw, instant background
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Old April 23rd, 2008, 02:50 AM   #6298
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that is an amazing crane shot! so far up!
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Old April 23rd, 2008, 02:51 AM   #6299
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Hi all.

Hey Cul the steel they are working on is at 630.5 m. - the top of level 160 mezz. 3.

Hey Ember - nice idea to show the tiers but your numbers are not exactly correct. The crane the shot is taken from is the same perspective as all the blueprints - approx. 120 degrees. The tier tops are also the terrace for the next level.

Here is an part of my tier methodology to help show which direction the terraces face.



I will use a 360 degree directional compass for the approximate direction the points of the wings face.

Tier 30 Top is a platform 1.5 M diameter with a hatch.
Tier 30 - pinnacle 4 is circular 1.2 M diameter.
Tier 29 - pinnacle 3 is circular 1.35 M diameter.
Tier 28 - pinnacle 2 is circular 1.5 M diameter.
Tier 27 - pinnacle 1 begins with tier 26 terrace facing 180, then rises up circular 2.1 M diameter.

Tier 24, 25, and 26 wings are 1.5 M long.
Tier 26 - spire 5 begins with tier 25 terrace facing 60 then rises up with 1 wing facing 180.
Tier 25 - spire 4 begins with tier 24 terrace facing 300 then rises up with 2 wings facing 60 and 180.
Tier 24 - spire 3 begins with tier 23 terrace facing 240 then rises up symmetrically with 3 wings facing 60, 180, and 300.

Tier 21, 22, and 23 wings are 6 M long.
Tier 23 - spire 2 begins with tier 22 terrace facing 120 then rises up with 1 wing facing 240.
Tier 22 - spire 1/roof 4 begins with tier 21 terrace facing 0 then rises up with 2 wings facing 120 and 240.
Tier 21 - roof 3 begins with tier 20 terrace facing 240 then rises up symmetrically with 3 wings facing 0, 120, and 240.

Tier 18, 19, and 20 wings are 6 M long.
Tier 20 - roof 2 begins with tier 19 terrace facing 120 then rises up with 1 wing facing 240.
Tier 19 - roof 1 begins with tier 18 terrace facing 0 then rises up with 2 wings facing 120 and 240.
Tier 18 begins with Tier 17 terrace facing 300 then rises up symmetrically with 3 wings facing 0, 120, and 240.




They are working on the first level / section of tier 18. We can see the terrace faces opposite of the shot - 300 degrees and the 3 wings of tier 18 facing 0, 120, and 240 degrees. Then tier 18 top (first section of tier 19 terrace) faces 0 degrees (North) or where Ember's 20 is. My methodology can then be followed to get the rest. Also tier 27 to 30 are circular.

I could make an accurate diagram using the pic like Ember did if anyone is interested.

No offence intended Ember.

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Old April 23rd, 2008, 02:57 AM   #6300
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I'm a little disappointed with the look of the Burj. The cladding accentuates the horizontal lines of the Burj (because of metalwork at the top and bottom of each pane). I was hoping that the Burj would have a greater vertical look...

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