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Old November 5th, 2007, 06:13 PM   #821
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thx helghast , i love shots of the core from above
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Old November 5th, 2007, 06:53 PM   #822
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with all the calculations and pic's of the hotel floor plan and more. i've calculated that the core is a little more then 2,500 sqft. that's excluding the cure plates. in the pic's the core does look very tiny, but it is actual quite big.
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Old November 5th, 2007, 08:03 PM   #823
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Awesome pic helghast...

I'm wondering about something... there's this triangular gap in the middle of the Burj and I think it's going up all the way from the bottom to the top! Are there any ceilings, or whatever in between or is it THE HIGHEST ATRIUM IN THE WORLD???
I mean that would be CRAZY, imagine a 600m high atrium!!!

I hope someone in this thread knows what I mean...


And please leave out the political stuff of this thread, it's about a skyscraper, nothing else!!!
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Old November 5th, 2007, 08:52 PM   #824
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dubai is amazing!!!
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Old November 5th, 2007, 09:58 PM   #825
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Light Effects???

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Old November 5th, 2007, 10:17 PM   #826
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Putting those lights on would make it look brilliant!

Anyway, i did a quick google, took me to these pictures which i stuck together.
This is how much Dubai has changed in the space of 14 years:
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Old November 5th, 2007, 11:25 PM   #827
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thats great news about the steel section about to start. i wonder if it will be brought up girder by girder like SWFC or large segments which are then simply bolted together? this will be quick way of construction.
should be a good couple of weeks watching new type of construction of mighty burjD.
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Old November 5th, 2007, 11:43 PM   #828
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In the brochure of BD there is a page Welcome home to a new lifestyle... The picture under text shows elevator buttons numbered 181..188... maybe sign that it will go higher than 162 fl?
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Old November 5th, 2007, 11:56 PM   #829
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yeah i notice that to.

i was looking thru my pic's and i came across this.
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Old November 6th, 2007, 12:25 AM   #830
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Hmmm... I feel like theres something going on...
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Old November 6th, 2007, 12:53 AM   #831
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thats great news about the steel section about to start. i wonder if it will be brought up girder by girder like SWFC or large segments which are then simply bolted together? this will be quick way of construction.
should be a good couple of weeks watching new type of construction of mighty burjD.
What do you think about my idea. that they use cranes and helicopters to bring up the steel? Remember the last sections of CN were also brought up with a heli!
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Old November 6th, 2007, 01:02 AM   #832
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I dont think helis will be used. Based on the construction plans we have seen, they will use cranes. Also consider the pinnacle will be built within the spire so there wont be a need to raise the steel sections to the maximum height, they will simply be hydraulically raised.
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Old November 6th, 2007, 01:45 AM   #833
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Awesome pic helghast, i havent seen that one before =)

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Old November 6th, 2007, 02:38 AM   #834
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awesome BD
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Old November 6th, 2007, 07:41 AM   #835
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I'm not gonna lie, I'd like to see how tiny a Skycrane would look next to the building..

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Old November 6th, 2007, 11:48 AM   #836
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Burj Dubai strike enters sixth day
by Dylan Bowman and Conrad Egbert on Tuesday, 06 November 2007
The Burj Dubai overtook Taiwan's 509-metre tower Taipei 101 as the tallest building in the world in June. (Getty Images)
The Burj Dubai overtook Taiwan's 509-metre tower Taipei 101 as the tallest building in the world in June. (Getty Images)

A strike by labourers working on the site of the world’s tallest building entered its sixth day on Tuesday, with protesters refusing to go back to work unless demands for better salaries are met, sources have told Construction Week.

Thousands of labourers employed by Dubai’s largest construction company Arabtec – about a third of the Burj Dubai’s workforce - downed tools last Wednesday and have been holed up in their accommodation since then.

A consortium involving Arabtec, South Korea’s Samsung and Besix of Belgium is building the Burj Dubai, which in June overtook Taiwan's 509-metre tower Taipei 101 as the tallest building in the world.
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Sources close to the development said the labourers have been offered a pay rise, but been told it could take anywhere between a week and two months before they receive it.

Labourers, many of them Indian, are demanding an immediate increase in their salaries, claiming it is not worth them going back to work for the money they make because of the tumbling value of the US dollar against the rupee.

The UAE pegs its currency against the dollar, which is close to a nine-year low against the rupee.

Workers have vowed to remain put until their salaries are raised by at least $55. The company is currently paying unskilled workers $109 a month while skilled ones get $163, according to newswire AP.

It is common for construction workers in the UAE to make as little as 400 dirhams ($109) a month.

The ongoing strike, one of several recent protests by construction workers in Dubai, has focused worldwide attention on the plight of labourers in the UAE, where strikes are illegal and trade unions are banned.

UAE Cabinet on Sunday called for an urgent review of construction workers’ salaries, sparking speculation that the government could establish a minimum wage.

Venu Rajamany, India's Consul General in Dubai, said a government-set minimum wage looked increasingly probable.

"Setting a minimum wage could be one of the solutions to the problem," Rajamany said, quoted AP.

"When the labour ministry comes up with a figure after consultations with companies, that figure will be a benchmark below which no company can go."

Sources said work at on the Burj Dubai is still ongoing and the strike has not had a major impact on construction.

The Arabtec employees work at a hotel site that is part of the Burj Dubai, according to AP. Arabtec declined to comment.
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Old November 6th, 2007, 01:42 PM   #837
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The Arabtec employees work at a hotel site that is part of the Burj Dubai, according to AP. Arabtec declined to comment.
LOL, I love how the media love exploiting things

Can anyone confirm this has affected the Burj Dubai Tower and not one of the multitudes of hotels being built within the Burj Dubai Complex? The ambiguity of this article is annoying...
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Old November 6th, 2007, 02:13 PM   #838
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The company is currently paying unskilled workers $109 a month while skilled ones get $163, according to newswire AP.
I can't belive that anyone can offer such low money for work in such bad conditions. HIGEST building in world built by SLAVES!!!
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Old November 6th, 2007, 02:20 PM   #839
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Thats the dark side of the construction boom in Dubai. Or do you think they could build so much with normal salarys? BTW I am sorry for the workers which will install last claddding parts at more than 700m this must be awful.
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Old November 6th, 2007, 02:33 PM   #840
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I can't belive that anyone can offer such low money for work in such bad conditions. HIGEST building in world built by SLAVES!!!
What the **** do you talking about?! Oh my God, I hate this kind of hypocrites...

All USA is built on occupied Indian land with black slavery, and they call them selfs "homeland of freedom".
European countries (mostly UK) also made their great wealth by robbing African, American and Asian lands.

So why don't you criticize them?
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