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Old July 31st, 2008, 03:51 PM   #8801
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Haha, fifth grade was very long ago. Let's see if I can still do it.

a² + b² = c²
square root of a² + b² = c
square root of 420² + 680² = c
square root of 176400 + 462400 = c
c = 799.24964810752341.....................

So you're about 800 meters away from the top of Burj Dubai. That is, if I didn't make any embarrassing error in my calculation, haha.

Anyway, great picture quality, looking forward to more of the kind.
Yep I had worked that out but was not to confident in my answer.

As you say it was a long time ago in a galaxy far far away.and that .341 at the end really screws my eyes up when I look up to the top.
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Old July 31st, 2008, 06:28 PM   #8802
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So you're about 800 meters away from the top of Burj Dubai. That is, if I didn't make any embarrassing error in my calculation, haha.
So if one day BD collapses, the tip of the spire would land right on your balcony!
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Old July 31st, 2008, 06:58 PM   #8803
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absolutely impossible


btw...great new camera OTR, the shots are impressive now
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Old July 31st, 2008, 07:39 PM   #8804
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SKY: Canon EOS 450D, plus other wee bits and pieces.

I can sit on my OT bacony and view with ease now.
Those are great photos.I look forward to more.My hat is off to the crane operators.They've got icewater running through their veins.I get vertigo just looking at the photos.LOL!
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Old July 31st, 2008, 08:29 PM   #8805
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yes, amazing quality pics , that zoom is brill.
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Old July 31st, 2008, 11:33 PM   #8806
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Old July 31st, 2008, 11:40 PM   #8807
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It has been posted and reposted Steve. Not only that but it was discussed for long about it being real or fake.
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Old August 1st, 2008, 12:00 AM   #8808
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A fake? It´s Dubai!

Great new Canon = better pictures!
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Old August 1st, 2008, 12:10 AM   #8809
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Amazing photo, beautiful red sky!!!!!!!!!!
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Old August 1st, 2008, 12:16 AM   #8810
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When I took this photo, the sun was on the side of the tower (on the right), so I moved it just behind the Burj. Then, of course slightly processed the sky for the red color. You can get the setting sun behind the Burj from Al Khaid road, but there is no place to stop. I took it from the only place you can park your car, which is near the bird watching spot.
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Old August 1st, 2008, 12:23 AM   #8811
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Old August 1st, 2008, 02:58 AM   #8812
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SKY, new everything. heres some close ups of the top. I like this new toy!

[IMG]http://i34.************/2qlrcpv.jpg[/IMG]
Hi all.

Beauty shots OTR - nice new toy indeed.

Check out the change in the structural members in section 20B ( third section of tier 20 )( the section they are working on now )

The base of the pinnacle starts in this section. Much heavier horizontal I-beams. 2 diagonal I-beams between the vertical columns instead of 1 lightened with slots in it.

I don't have any detail prints showing this change but my collection is FAR from complete.

LoverOfDubai.

I came on a little strong in my last post to you. The plan has changed a few times since construction began. Rather than say they are now gonna follow the current plan as the word of god I should have said IMO they will not change the plan this late in the game. As I have said before I will change my plan if they deviate from the current one. A small change in height gets easier and easier to do the higher we get - we will have to wait and see.

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Old August 1st, 2008, 03:09 AM   #8813
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^good observation. otrs new cam is magificent. i didnt think we would see the upper section this clear.
looks like a bridge being built.
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Old August 1st, 2008, 08:54 AM   #8814
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Awesome man made structure things going on dubai. i'm looking forward to dubai maybe 2015 all their projects are well established.
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Old August 1st, 2008, 11:39 AM   #8815
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will burj dubai down town complete before burj dubai......
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Old August 1st, 2008, 11:45 AM   #8816
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... 2 diagonal I-beams between the vertical columns instead of 1 lightened with slots in it.

I don't have any detail prints showing this change but my collection is FAR from complete...
I reported a few days ago that Eversendai seams to have bought extra steel materials from a German manufacturer, but it went un-noticed.
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Old August 1st, 2008, 11:46 AM   #8817
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will burj dubai down town complete before burj dubai......
No, the entire masterplaned downtown area will be completed years later.
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Old August 1st, 2008, 04:40 PM   #8818
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At least the lake will be completed next year?
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Old August 1st, 2008, 05:42 PM   #8819
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^otrs new cam is magificent. i didnt think we would see the upper section this clear.
Let's see what Imre have to say in this respect
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Old August 1st, 2008, 05:58 PM   #8820
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Nope, Imre's camera has not that powerful zoom... unless he changed it
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