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Old July 16th, 2008, 01:24 AM   #8461
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its islamic architecture because the building is designed by the shape of a desert flower, also the setbacks are in the shape of a mosque roof, when will it be finished? end 2009 i think?
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Old July 16th, 2008, 01:31 AM   #8462
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BTW in what sense is this tower islamic architecture?
The design of Burj Dubai derived from the patterning systems embodied in Islamic architecture, with the triple-lobed footprint of the building based on an abstracted desert flower native to the region, which is non other than The Hymenocallis.
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Old July 16th, 2008, 02:41 AM   #8463
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great shot otr. yes each beam protrudes about 1m above floor beams but we havent included them in progressive heights,but im pretty sure this beam is 6.4m like rest. so we have a height of 675m? with another meter of beam. these smaller sections are going up faster.

avangard-the base floor of the pinnacle is this sections floors beams (675m/tier20B)
so not sure if we will see something different but every floor now should have large hole in centre ready for the pinnacle to be pushed through. that would be hard to get photo of. only from above you could see that.
the pinnacle will be 142m long, so still another 500ft to go!!

heres diagram i did july7. i havent updated yet but will next monday (im on hols now)

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Old July 16th, 2008, 03:21 AM   #8464
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its islamic architecture because the building is designed by the shape of a desert flower, also the setbacks are in the shape of a mosque roof, when will it be finished? end 2009 i think?
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The design of Burj Dubai derived from the patterning systems embodied in Islamic architecture, with the triple-lobed footprint of the building based on an abstracted desert flower native to the region, which is non other than The Hymenocallis.
Actually, the hymenocallis is not native to Arabia. I believe it is a major misconception about the design of the Burj Dubai. True, the design was based off this flower, but the flower does not come from Arabia.

I am not a botanist and I do not know where the flower originates.
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Old July 16th, 2008, 03:42 AM   #8465
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Actually, the hymenocallis is not native to Arabia. I believe it is a major misconception about the design of the Burj Dubai. True, the design was based off this flower, but the flower does not come from Arabia.

I am not a botanist and I do not know where the flower originates.
Wikipedia says South and Central America
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Old July 16th, 2008, 04:05 AM   #8466
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Actually, the hymenocallis is not native to Arabia. I believe it is a major misconception about the design of the Burj Dubai. True, the design was based off this flower, but the flower does not come from Arabia.

I am not a botanist and I do not know where the flower originates.
did u not read the part that says native to the region
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Old July 16th, 2008, 04:07 AM   #8467
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did u not read the part that says native to the region
I am sorry, but I do not know what you are referring to.
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Old July 16th, 2008, 06:15 AM   #8468
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Hi all.

Well by the looks of OTR's shots we are definately working on the second section of tier 20 at 675.3 m. - yet another milestone of sorts.

It does kinda look like something going on that is taller than just one section but it could be the angle - word is Imre is going to the Burj area in the next couple of days so we will get a bunch of shots on Flickr

I will probably never get to Dubai in my lifetime - I would probably melt anyway being from Canada. I gotta say though - if this was being built in my city I would go and sweep the floors for free just to be near the thing. Better yet I would change the warning light bulbs for free just to be able to open that hatch on top and step up onto that platform. I bet that could be a life altering experience for some - me included.

I would still like to know what the notches are on the outside edges of some of the upper levels. They will be along the inside of the curtainwall when covered on the topmost named levels and not all the way around the perimeter. Space for something to pass through ? - MEP. I posted about this a while ago - but alas - no discussion ...

I am itchin' to see the lifting proceedure but that is still quite a few sections away ...

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Old July 16th, 2008, 08:17 AM   #8469
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Pics from this morning, a better view of the latest vertical column, in addition to progress of 3rd floor mechanical. Still looks a higher than normal column.

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Old July 16th, 2008, 08:49 AM   #8470
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wooooow its amazing building congraculations
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Old July 16th, 2008, 11:20 AM   #8471
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great snaps otr. yes, the latest beam has half of next beam. which is 3.2m of 15th steel section.
so 675m + 3m= 678m. or lev178
weird how they have done this. maybe they think 9m sections will be easier to hoist up. seeing that the floor plates are pretty small now.
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Old July 16th, 2008, 11:26 AM   #8472
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thanks for the pics OTR.
amazing tower!! i was a bit dissapointed with the speed of the first few steel floors
but its where it should be now.
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Old July 16th, 2008, 12:54 PM   #8473
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great snaps otr. yes, the latest beam has half of next beam. which is 3.2m of 15th steel section.
so 675m + 3m= 678m. or lev178
weird how they have done this. maybe they think 9m sections will be easier to hoist up. seeing that the floor plates are pretty small now.
Cullwulla, They are also hoisting up cross members and bracing etc in tangent (two at a time) with the hoist spacing about the width of one floor apart, so much faster getting two pieces at a time up to the steel level.

I guess they get smarter as they go along.

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Old July 16th, 2008, 01:13 PM   #8474
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How weight the pinnacle structure?
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Old July 16th, 2008, 01:42 PM   #8475
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^Well i guess you would have to weigh every bit before sticking it up, then add it all together, throw in a bit extra for the welds. That's how you'd weigh the pinnacle.

That was cheeky sorry, I have no idea how much it weighs, and i'd be very surprised if anyone else does... why would you care?
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Old July 16th, 2008, 02:03 PM   #8476
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Sounds like a comment with poor English. Hopefully someone can interpret. Or the question could be posted clearly.
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Old July 16th, 2008, 03:10 PM   #8477
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so 675m + 3m= 678m. or lev178
Hi Culwulla - it has just hit me again how massive this tower is! I was wondering if you could humour me by making a diagram with Adelaide's Santos/Westpac building next to the Burj? It would be funny to see the comparison with what is considered a tall building in my fair town!
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Old July 16th, 2008, 04:40 PM   #8478
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Will someone please tell me why they dont fill in that tall opening on the 2nd mechanical floor...when they started on the second mechanical, that was the thing i wanted to see them do first....but of course....noooooooooooooo, they have to do it last....does anybody know why?
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Old July 16th, 2008, 05:46 PM   #8480
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omg this is the sky of human evolution..
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