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Old October 31st, 2007, 11:19 PM   #661
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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
now i see it also....i always counted 1 floor instead of 2 above the 151st . a bit difficult to see
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Old October 31st, 2007, 11:24 PM   #662
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Oh men, we need to watch the next days the progress of the construction... it will be interesting. It's stranger this thing about the level 157 made of concrete...
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Old November 1st, 2007, 12:13 AM   #663
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Oh men, we need to watch the next days the progress of the construction... it will be interesting. It's stranger this thing about the level 157 made of concrete...

OMG IT IS GOING TO BE 1001 METERS!?!?!?!?!?!!?!


Ok, I'm kidding but it will be interesting to see what's going to happen at this point. More concrete would lead us to believe it's going to be a taller building than 818 meters but only time and the people working on Burj Dubai can tell.
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Old November 1st, 2007, 12:38 AM   #664
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the tip of the crane is approx 640m!!!!!!!!!
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Old November 1st, 2007, 12:42 AM   #665
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i guess they will go for the most possible limit. they will build as tall as the foundation can resist the weight. And it would not suprise me if they boost up the wings and build it 1000m tall. Why boosting up the wings? because of proportional reasons.
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Old November 1st, 2007, 12:44 AM   #666
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it's not going to happen. so get that out of your mind
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Old November 1st, 2007, 12:52 AM   #667
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it's not going to happen. so get that out of your mind
Do you really think. i mean this one is the first ever to have the cahnce to exceed this magical mark.
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Old November 1st, 2007, 01:02 AM   #668
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Hey guys and gals,

As much as im longing to see some certain deviation from the 818m plans, lets look at this logically. I would like to propose a couple of things.

Firstly, the design may have been altered slightly to allow the concrete-steel transition to occupy more floors. This may have been done to strengthen the bond between the 2 as it may have been found to be required either after continued wind tunnel/structural tests or because indeed the height of the steel section has been increased and so, again, this bond needs to be strengthened.

The second, and in my mind more likely scenario, is the form work needs to be raised over and above the concrete in order for it to be lifted by cranes. Im no expert but I believe the form work needs to be dismantled into manageable pieces. In order to do this, workers must be able to get to parts of it which can only be accessed once the form work has cleared the concrete.
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Old November 1st, 2007, 01:35 AM   #669
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Hi all.

While I hope like all of us that they have made a change to the plan ( for the taller ) I think it is premature. I think even Emaar official site saying 156 has jumped the gun. I believe the 1/2 of the form jumped up to level 155 Mezz.

See this - You make your own decision.



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Old November 1st, 2007, 01:36 AM   #670
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Wow, it's really grown since I last saw it...
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Old November 1st, 2007, 02:07 AM   #671
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Hi all.

Here is some pile prints showing the 1.5 meter dia. tower piles. From the upper elevation print we can see the top of the raft is at -3.75 Dubai Municipal Datum. The elevation numbers from the tower plans show it at -15.25. AltinD beat me to the punch saying the Ground level at 0.00 is 11.50 meters above the DMD.

Pile layout - 192 piles



Upper elevation



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Pile section



Waterproofing



Pile head



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Old November 1st, 2007, 02:08 AM   #672
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WOW!!
fun stuff Fury!
thanks.
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Old November 1st, 2007, 02:16 AM   #673
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yes, core appears to be reaching lev156 slab. so right on schedule. unreal pix imre.
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Hi all.

While I hope like all of us that they have made a change to the plan ( for the taller ) I think it is premature. I think even Emaar official site saying 156 has jumped the gun. I believe the 1/2 of the form jumped up to level 155 Mezz.

See this - You make your own decision.



that pic is old. that's why it doesnt show level 156
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Old November 1st, 2007, 03:56 AM   #675
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Hey Helghast.

When you collect as many pics as I do you can tell me what is what - OK . The pic I used is from Oct 25.

The tower hasn't risen since before Oct 21.

07 10 31



07 10 24



07 10 21



07 10 15



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Old November 1st, 2007, 04:14 AM   #676
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I noticed the metal 'guides' on the side of the Burj for the form work have been removed in the pic dated 31st of Oct. I wonder if this is routine or if the form work will no longer move up...
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When you collect as many pics as I do you can tell me what is what - OK . The pic I used is from Oct 25.

The tower hasn't risen since before Oct 21.
so your saying it's not possable for it to rise from the 25 to the 31. that's 6DAYS. it had to rise higher
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Old November 1st, 2007, 04:33 AM   #678
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^not really. the top levels are different in plan so its slows construction progress.
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so it's still 155
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Old November 1st, 2007, 06:01 AM   #680
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pinnacle detail.
apparently they have reduced the size of the small fins on the 50m pinnacle due to potential noise.
checkout the pinnacle hatch. It meausures 1.5m dia and 1.2m high (819.4m) and has 3x powerful beacon lights.
fury-mentioned this before.
why isnt height to top of safety ring? =819.2m?

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