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Old May 14th, 2008, 12:19 PM   #7001
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So let me get this straight because I'm new here. Only the building itself is relevant, not the people who are building it? Maybe in some of these photos we should photoshop out the construction workers in the shot so we can just pretend the Burj is building itself.
Either stay on topic, or take a hike.
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Old May 14th, 2008, 01:46 PM   #7002
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Wow It very tall.and the top very thin.
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Old May 14th, 2008, 02:05 PM   #7003
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they are wasting so much money on the top...you cant even use it as office space..is too thin!

just so it could be the tallest tower
but is still looks awesome
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Old May 14th, 2008, 02:27 PM   #7004
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I agree, I think the tower is unnecessarily slender. The same soar and impact could have been achieved with a slightly shorter spire.
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Old May 14th, 2008, 02:32 PM   #7005
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They could also have built a tower 100m tall. It's not quite as impressive tho, is it?
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Old May 14th, 2008, 03:40 PM   #7006
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I agree, I think the tower is unnecessarily slender. The same soar and impact could have been achieved with a slightly shorter spire.
I have a better idea, a flat roof on top of the 156th floor (the last concrete section floor)



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Old May 14th, 2008, 05:23 PM   #7007
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Great shots of models Imre. Definitifley 819m version. Love the red one
Excelent shots Imre!

Cul:

Those Red models are windtunnel models to test the behaviour off the wind on those towers

They are packed full with electronics and other stuff. Realy expensive.

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Old May 14th, 2008, 05:27 PM   #7008
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I have a better idea, a flat roof on top of the 156th floor (the last concrete section floor)

Better idea yet: Build a laser-cannon alla Star Wars and build mirrors in space to strike anywhere in the world.

Then start destroying every building that is taller then BD............

Nope. The spire makes this building look good and it can house some stuff that is realy usefull to the building like an intergrated attena mast in the spire to give clean radio signals all the way to Teheran...
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Old May 14th, 2008, 05:46 PM   #7009
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I have a better idea, a flat roof on top of the 156th floor (the last concrete section floor)

I agree. The top 200 meters of this tower does not look good in my opinion. It makes the building look flimsy and fragile, and because you know the top 200m is too narrow to be inhabited, it makes me think of "fake". I wish they had stopped at the 156th floor or kept the old 705m design.
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Old May 14th, 2008, 06:02 PM   #7010
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BURJ DUBAI !!!
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Old May 14th, 2008, 06:04 PM   #7011
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I like the slender look. Makes it look more like a mountain.
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Old May 14th, 2008, 06:05 PM   #7012
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I agree. The top 200 meters of this tower does not look good in my opinion. It makes the building look flimsy and fragile, and because you know the top 200m is too narrow to be inhabited, it makes me think of "fake". I wish they had stopped at the 156th floor or kept the old 705m design.

Agree 100%
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Old May 14th, 2008, 06:08 PM   #7013
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I think NOT having the spire would look funny. It would be like taking the spire off of the Chrysler Building. I'm not sure where all this new hate for the spire is coming from.
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Old May 14th, 2008, 06:31 PM   #7014
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The BD spire is organic: all the building rises as a spiral becoming slender and slender down to 0.

It's literary conceived to give the impression of fading in the sky...

The overall height depends on this concept. I think a 50/60m pinnacle is a good length, shorter would give a "bulky" aspect and higher would be like Ember-To-Ashes' render: a bit out of proportion and disgracious.
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Old May 14th, 2008, 07:11 PM   #7015
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I agree. The top 200 meters of this tower does not look good in my opinion. It makes the building look flimsy and fragile, and because you know the top 200m is too narrow to be inhabited, it makes me think of "fake". I wish they had stopped at the 156th floor or kept the old 705m design.
stopping at 586m? that would look absolutely terrible i think....like a half tower
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Old May 14th, 2008, 07:26 PM   #7016
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I have a better idea, a flat roof on top of the 156th floor (the last concrete section floor)
Stop being a douchebag

My point was that the girth could have 'dissolved' into nothing at tier, say, 24/739m and still achieve the same architectural purpose than having to go higher. At 818m, I think it will look slightly awkward.
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Old May 14th, 2008, 07:28 PM   #7017
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I think NOT having the spire would look funny. It would be like taking the spire off of the Chrysler Building. I'm not sure where all this new hate for the spire is coming from.
It's not some innate hate. My opinion is simply that while the Chrysler's spire is proportionately sized (any taller and it would look wierd), the BD's is also slightly taller than the height at which optimum beauty/impact would be achieved.
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Old May 14th, 2008, 09:51 PM   #7018
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The BD spire is organic: all the building rises as a spiral becoming slender and slender down to 0.

It's literary conceived to give the impression of fading in the sky...

The overall height depends on this concept. I think a 50/60m pinnacle is a good length, shorter would give a "bulky" aspect and higher would be like Ember-To-Ashes' render: a bit out of proportion and disgracious.
Couldn't have said better myself, kudos.
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Old May 14th, 2008, 10:01 PM   #7019
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by crimsujii, flickr:

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Old May 14th, 2008, 10:09 PM   #7020
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Great pic.
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