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Old October 31st, 2007, 05:19 PM   #641
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thanks , I remember you asked this picthis is a good angle.
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Old October 31st, 2007, 05:27 PM   #642
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Old October 31st, 2007, 05:50 PM   #643
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so what you are saying is, it was 800m+ since day 1
No I was not refering to the height, I was talking about the general layout of the buildings and roads
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Old October 31st, 2007, 05:59 PM   #644
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157 floors and 6378 workers at the site


WTF? 157? Mean deviating from the plan?

OMG lol! Anyone care to share wat is the actual height of this new 157 floors? 590.5m or 592.1m?
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Old October 31st, 2007, 06:50 PM   #645
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Old October 31st, 2007, 07:24 PM   #646
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this is great news; the increase to 159 concrete floors seems to be true as there is no sign of formwork or crane dismantling yet.......anyone have more info on this increase in height?

Culwalla; what are your thoughts/comments on this latest news?
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Old October 31st, 2007, 07:42 PM   #647
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That news are not true, BD is still on L156. Can be clearly seen on those two pics by Imre. First was taken on 24th October and the second one is from today. At least there is good progress on the wings

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Old October 31st, 2007, 08:02 PM   #648
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why are there gaps in the cladding?
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Old October 31st, 2007, 08:04 PM   #649
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Old October 31st, 2007, 08:06 PM   #650
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I don't know what are you talking about but the form work on one side of the core is higher then on the other side (personal observation this morning, not related to Imre's updates) and that alone is evidence that the plans are altered and pumping of the concrete will go higher.

If you remember even Emaar officials said that they aren't done yet with the concrete part, when they were asked about completing the 156th means completing of the concrete section.

Even that we aren't going to get the first 1 km tower, still anything higher then 818 (if it will happen) is a case for celebration. I say "if it will happen" because we don't know if they are adding floors on the concrete section or maybe they are building out of concrete a few floors that were supposed to be build out of steel.
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Old October 31st, 2007, 08:16 PM   #651
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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.
All elevation plans of Burj Dubai, starts at 11.5 meters above the (Dubai Municipality) datum point. So shortly the 818 meters figure, does not include this 11.50 meters.
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Old October 31st, 2007, 08:23 PM   #652
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Nice pics!
Does anybody know what they do in crisis situations with BD?
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Old October 31st, 2007, 08:48 PM   #653
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Does anybody know what they do in crisis situations with BD?
check post #585.
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Old October 31st, 2007, 08:56 PM   #654
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Comon!!!! Its just need to be faster!!
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Old October 31st, 2007, 09:22 PM   #655
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I don't know what are you talking about but the form work on one side of the core is higher then on the other side (personal observation this morning, not related to Imre's updates) and that alone is evidence that the plans are altered and pumping of the concrete will go higher.
one side of the formwork is on 155 and the other one on 156....so i won't be so sure about an increasing of the height
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Old October 31st, 2007, 09:25 PM   #656
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And how are you so sure about the floor numbers?
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Old October 31st, 2007, 09:43 PM   #657
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Dear God .... ! Unbelieavable! This image looks more like science fiction... But it is real. Outstanding. Im planning for a journey to Dubai next year, simply to see this tower from close.
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Old October 31st, 2007, 09:51 PM   #658
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And how are you so sure about the floor numbers?
i count them on the pics
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Old October 31st, 2007, 10:02 PM   #659
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OMG, Altin you`re right. Last week core was L156 and today formwork is one level higher on one side. I didn`t see it before I must be blind
How could I go past this pic? Looks like plans have started to deviate from those we think they are following. I am surprised

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Old October 31st, 2007, 10:21 PM   #660
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It's harder to tell but you can see it in that nice street shot as well that the core on the leftmost side of the building is higher than the rest (post #647). Thanks Imre for providing us continued updates as we see what happens next with an amazing structure.
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