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Old May 14th, 2008, 11:35 PM   #7021
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Old May 14th, 2008, 11:41 PM   #7022
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ZZ-II that pic has been posted before
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Old May 14th, 2008, 11:48 PM   #7023
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Beautiful picture !
1 Burj Dubai = 2 Eiffel Tower !!!
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Old May 15th, 2008, 12:05 AM   #7024
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I know it's old but I thought it is worth for posting:
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High-Res: http://flickr.com/photos/isemantics/2492203527/sizes/o/
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Old May 15th, 2008, 12:24 AM   #7025
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Do you see that one sorta in the middle, just behind the beige-ish building with four castle-like towers on it? The cladding looks like a circuit board. Pretty cool.
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Old May 15th, 2008, 12:30 AM   #7026
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Cul, you keep referring to the height as 819 meters when you know very well that the figure can be "true" only if the beacon light on top will be considered, which is not the case in real life, let alone in a model.

The structure is 818 meters.
Im fairly certain the beacon will be included in official height mainly because it is a large structure and intregal to the spire function.
I dont think you would not include it ,as it would be silly to say its 818m tall when its actually 819m.
I have some contacts in CTBUH and emporis and will ask them asap about this.
btw lightning rods with bross balls are included in heights IF attached to spires.
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Old May 15th, 2008, 12:30 AM   #7027
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ZZ-II that pic has been posted before
i wasn't sure, shit ,


but this not:

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Old May 15th, 2008, 12:43 AM   #7028
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I know it's old but I thought it is worth for posting:
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Really sorry guys to repost this so shortly after it being posted in the first time, I have never posted img.s before

BUT THIS IS BY FAR THE COOLEST PIC EVER OF DUBAI (capslock)
Hyperdense and the king of the family rising above them all....
but most of all the number of cranes in the view is what really makes it so fab,
it makes you realize that this amazing pic will never be shot again, because allready tomorrow the scene has changed
I wish that they would have build all dubai around BB, including the marina and the waterfront and all the sick-confusing-spectacular stuff they still have up their sleeves

mama mia
go dubai, go BURJ dubai
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Old May 15th, 2008, 12:48 AM   #7029
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Im fairly certain the beacon will be included in official height mainly because it is a large structure and intregal to the spire function.
I dont think you would not include it ,as it would be silly to say its 818m tall when its actually 819m.
I have some contacts in CTBUH and emporis and will ask them asap about this.
btw lightning rods with bross balls are included in heights IF attached to spires.
cheers
weather beacons arent included in official heights . normally its just a large light but the structure atop BurjDdubai is a large structure attached to the spire component which means its a permanant addition., thus will be included in height.

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Old May 15th, 2008, 12:52 AM   #7030
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I know it's old but I thought it is worth for posting:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2010/...fc672d56_b.jpg
I do not think it is old. Can any "Burj Dubai experts" tell us around when the image was taken?
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Old May 15th, 2008, 01:17 AM   #7031
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I do not think it is old. Can any "Burj Dubai experts" tell us around when the image was taken?
I think only in the last couple of weeks if you consider where the top of cladding is
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Old May 15th, 2008, 01:21 AM   #7032
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Exif data says 08 05 05.

Cul I understand the handrail is permanent - 1.1 m. above the 818.0 m. floor of the top platform but all the plans say 818.0 and they show the handrail. We will have to wait and see when they do the official measurement. funny - I was just talking to Bikes through emails on this very subject.

It gets more interesting though. The 818.0 starts from "grade" or the floor of the ground Level. Thing is on one side the entrance is at ground level but looks to me that another entrance on a different side is at the Concourse Level 6.0 m. lower than the Ground Level.

So as I said they knew all this when making the plans and chose the 818.0 number. So they weren't counting the 4 levels below Ground Level down to the raft or the handrail at the top. Same as they weren't counting all the landings above level 160 Mezz. 3 in the floorcount.

All will be revealed when they do the official measurement.

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Old May 15th, 2008, 06:50 AM   #7033
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Dubai is such a waste. There is so much space around the towers that are being built. I think that places that are actually low on space are the places skyscrapers should be built. They waste a lot of time and resources just for the hell of making enormous structures. I respect places like Hong Kong or NYC for their skyscrapers. Im just going to ignore Dubai.
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Old May 15th, 2008, 07:01 AM   #7034
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Dubai is such a waste. There is so much space around the towers that are being built. I think that places that are actually low on space are the places skyscrapers should be built. They waste a lot of time and resources just for the hell of making enormous structures. I respect places like Hong Kong or NYC for their skyscrapers. Im just going to ignore Dubai.


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Old May 15th, 2008, 07:26 AM   #7035
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Dubai is such a waste. There is so much space around the towers that are being built. I think that places that are actually low on space are the places skyscrapers should be built. They waste a lot of time and resources just for the hell of making enormous structures. I respect places like Hong Kong or NYC for their skyscrapers. Im just going to ignore Dubai.


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Old May 15th, 2008, 09:46 AM   #7036
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Old May 15th, 2008, 11:49 AM   #7037
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... It gets more interesting though. The 818.0 starts from "grade" or the floor of the ground Level. Thing is on one side the entrance is at ground level but looks to me that another entrance on a different side is at the Concourse Level 6.0 m. lower than the Ground Level.

So as I said they knew all this when making the plans and chose the 818.0 number. So they weren't counting the 4 levels below Ground Level down to the raft or the handrail at the top. Same as they weren't counting all the landings above level 160 Mezz. 3 in the floorcount.

All will be revealed when they do the official measurement.

Fury, the official design diagrams state very clearly that the height figures are calculated starting from 11.5 meters above the Dubai Municipality Datum, which I believe represent the ground level on the plot the BD is build upon.

Just some food for thought
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Old May 15th, 2008, 11:55 AM   #7038
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Dubai is such a waste. There is so much space around the towers that are being built. I think that places that are actually low on space are the places skyscrapers should be built. They waste a lot of time and resources just for the hell of making enormous structures. I respect places like Hong Kong or NYC for their skyscrapers. Im just going to ignore Dubai.
i disagree about that...
i very appreciate anything about Dubai construction , cause Dubai its very hard to have same condition n same level quality with another big city in the world... they build malls,towers2x, flyover,tunnel etc,even on sands condition like picture (when Dubai at 1991 its very different with now) i guess many peoples n society in Dubai now they have much better quality living after several project has finished..
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Old May 15th, 2008, 12:13 PM   #7039
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I've recieved this email. I am not sure if it has been posted here or not! There are like a million posts so far!


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Old May 15th, 2008, 12:36 PM   #7040
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