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Old May 20th, 2008, 07:30 PM   #7241
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Sweet! great !
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Old May 20th, 2008, 08:06 PM   #7242
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Congratulations Dubai for the tallest structure ever made.
P.S this is my first post in this thread.

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Old May 20th, 2008, 08:14 PM   #7243
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Warsaw Mast

I am a myself a little bit underwhelmed by it beating the Warsaw mast.

That was just a mesh of steel held up by guy wires. Not really an engineering achievement at all in comparison. Hence why they are spattered all over the US like confetti.

For me THE celebration was when it surpassed the CN tower - always the daddy since I was a toddler, for me freestanding is a pre requisite. If they were building a 3000 foot mast now I wouldn't be remotely interested in it.

The excitement is really how the looks are changing with the cladding rising, and how it is tapering to its pinnacle. It looked odd 18 months ago, and way too thin. But now with it's proportions becoming truly evident and the optics created by the cladding, it makes this truly a sight too behold and a reason to visit Dubai on it's own.

Breathtaking.
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Old May 20th, 2008, 09:53 PM   #7244
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The speed of the steel floors should double now
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Old May 20th, 2008, 09:59 PM   #7245
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sure, the floors are getting smaller every 3 floors but i don't think they'll doulbe the speed , though 1 week per floor would be great
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Old May 20th, 2008, 10:49 PM   #7246
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[QUOTE=Spandex;20878284]On the pic above, this row of lowrise "pre-boom" housing, will they stand there forever?, must be sitting on REALLY valuable peace of land, I want to see some towers there, any change of that happening?

Those lowrise "pre-boom"
housing look fine to me ,there's no lack of highrise and supertalls in Dubai ,so once in a while there's must be some space of lowrise condos or parks ,artificial lakes or fountains to make the City looks more spacious and livable, besides those are very nice looking lowrise, when there's ton of skyscrapers around those lowrise houses must be so expensive to accquire , just to be different you know
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Old May 20th, 2008, 11:21 PM   #7247
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If they official people measured the height of the concrete to 601m then i should think thats what we shud go with... so its like 15m more than we think atm? my opinion.

And the steel floors will take 2 weeks or more to complete i thinkk, each.
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Old May 20th, 2008, 11:47 PM   #7248
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May 18th by shaolo/paolo, flickr....looks damn tall:

highres: http://www.flickr.com/photos/paoloba...67898/sizes/o/
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Old May 20th, 2008, 11:59 PM   #7249
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Brilliant!
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Old May 21st, 2008, 12:12 AM   #7250
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The news is in Austrailia!!! http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2008/05/bu...e_today-2.html

Hey culwalla, your name's Brian right?
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Old May 21st, 2008, 12:17 AM   #7251
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His name is obviously Richard and Brian is the guy who sent the link to Gizmodo.

And secondly they got some of their info wrong, seeing as the warsaw mast isn't exactly current anymore.
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Old May 21st, 2008, 12:38 AM   #7252
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brian? lol
would be nice of brian to ask to use the diagram.
gingeandmay-i agree. burj dubai doesnt compare to a steel guyed mast.
its real milestone when it surpassed taipei101 and CN Tower.
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Old May 21st, 2008, 02:04 AM   #7253
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ZZ-II, great pic...thanks for sharing.
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Old May 21st, 2008, 02:12 AM   #7254
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Ive chatted to guys at emporis and shown diagrams of spire and most agree aircraft beacon structure WILL be included in official height. Also they are undecided on where to take height from.
There is apparently 3 entrances all dif levels.
1st @ 15.7m below, mall elevation,
2nd @ 8m below
and the one we have been going off.
so it could be 819m, or 827m or 835m.
SOM will give plans to emporis after completion so they can decide.
Hi all.

Let me begin by saying 15.7 m. below the floor of the Ground Level is below the raft which is 15.25 m. below. I have nothing but respect for Emporis but I'm not sure where they are getting their info from.

Here is the poop on the entrances with pics to illistrate.

You are correct Cul - each of the 3 entrances does open on a different level - I never looked into it before today.

First this is how they name the 3 zones.



Zone A faces 120 degrees and the entrance opens to Concourse Level.
Zone B faces 240 degrees and the entrance opens to Ground Level.
Zone C faces 0 degrees (North) and the entrance opens to Level 1.
Here is a couple of pics showing this is clearly the case.





Here is 3 podium drawings. Now that I think about it they show what level the podium goes up to.

Concourse Level


Ground Level


Level 1


The plans measure from the floor of the Ground Level - the entrance of Zone B. The entrance of Zone A is at Concourse Level - 6.00 M. below the Ground Level. The entrance of Zone C is at Level 1 - 4.00 m. above the Ground Level.




Cul I hope you are right and they do include the handrail on top - it is a permanent part of the structure. We will see if the measure from the concourse Level - it is an entrance at grade on that side.

So 818.0 or 819.1 or 824.0 or 825.1.

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Old May 21st, 2008, 02:29 AM   #7255
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Sweet Burj Dubai, congratulation from Poland - of course..
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Old May 21st, 2008, 02:36 AM   #7256
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Congratulations......to the tallest building ever......Burj Dubai
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Old May 21st, 2008, 02:38 AM   #7257
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FURY - proudly canadian

Your diagrams/charts way above my understanding! Keep up the good work though- alot of info for those who understand.

Congrats Dubai!
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Old May 21st, 2008, 02:47 AM   #7258
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brian? lol
would be nice of brian to ask to use the diagram.
gingeandmay-i agree. burj dubai doesnt compare to a steel guyed mast.
its real milestone when it surpassed taipei101 and CN Tower.
Cul

On an engineering level you are totally right. however, becoming the tallest structure ever in history is a REALLY big deal an should not be taken for granted.
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Old May 21st, 2008, 03:52 AM   #7259
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^yes i agree, it is a great milestone becoming tallest structure built by the human.

fury-wow, thanks for those.
so you reckon the the entrance facing north (concourse level) would be best place to take height? thus 6m more then what we have been quoting?
As you said ,that would equate to 825m? 2706ft.
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Old May 21st, 2008, 04:04 AM   #7260
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It's zone A facing south east which opens at concourse level.

Zone C facing north opens at level 1.
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