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Old August 4th, 2008, 02:56 PM   #8861
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I have a 12MP camera. Taking pictures with that wouldn't be a problem: highly detailed and the scale isn't reduced.

One problem: I'm in Belgium.
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Old August 4th, 2008, 03:52 PM   #8862
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Yes it is a problem due to atmospheric conditions caused by refraction through the sand particles and humid atmosphere. just like we are all up against in Dubai, with or without 12 MP.
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Old August 4th, 2008, 04:33 PM   #8863
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Not talking about BD, but Dubai has proportionally really thin towers. (even the ones not built yet)

http://skyscraperpage.com/diagrams/?cityID=23

Yes it does, especially in the Marina and SZR. However the DIFC, Business bay and Deira does/will not have unusually thin towers.


Burj Al Alam and Al Sharq are still my favorites though, beside BD. The emirates towers are top notch as well.
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Old August 4th, 2008, 04:45 PM   #8864
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Yes it is a problem due to atmospheric conditions caused by refraction through the sand particles and humid atmosphere. just like we are all up against in Dubai, with or without 12 MP.
You had the same camera as me, wasn't it? (Canon EOS 450D)
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Old August 4th, 2008, 04:51 PM   #8865
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Silly question because I'm sure before anyone decides to put in millions or even billions of dollars into contructing a building they know what they're doing and have certainty but I'm quite curious once all these amazing and some not amazing projects/ towers are completed will they all be occupied to full capacity or will it be vacant like some supertalls around the world? Are there enough people to fill all that space? It has troubled me from the time I first laid eyes on all these buildings.

Do they really need all that is what it comes down to.

And I absolutely love the burj dubai it's definitely become a beacon for redefining supertalls around the world.
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Old August 4th, 2008, 04:51 PM   #8866
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Hello everyone

I don't follow whole thread systematically so I don't know many detail information about Burj Dubai but I'm interested in any information about floors being built using metal bars. Could you tell me how many floors has to be done to the last floor from now??

thank you for the information

Let Burj Dubai grow and grow to the sky
level 155mezz is last of the concrete floors. the 6 floors above this (156-162) are habitiable with steel frame and concrete floors. above this are 40 or so floors which are all steel construction with some concrete slabs.
we are up to level 180 atm, so another 20 or so floors to go.
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Old August 4th, 2008, 04:55 PM   #8867
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Thanks CULWULLA
Your answer gives me all the information I needed
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Old August 4th, 2008, 05:31 PM   #8868
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quick question?

whats going to be this high up in the tower..it looks like a pretty small space
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Old August 4th, 2008, 05:33 PM   #8869
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Silly question because I'm sure before anyone decides to put in millions or even billions of dollars into contructing a building they know what they're doing and have certainty but I'm quite curious once all these amazing and some not amazing projects/ towers are completed will they all be occupied to full capacity or will it be vacant like some supertalls around the world? Are there enough people to fill all that space? It has troubled me from the time I first laid eyes on all these buildings
I'm sure most of them will sell, but a lot of them will be empty, because somme of them are bought by rich europeans and americans who want a hollyday residence in Dubai. (just like a beach house).

But that will happen more often at Dubai Marina, not in the CBD.
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quick question?

whats going to be this high up in the tower..it looks like a pretty small space
It's stuffed full with equipment for the radio mast.
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I love the whole idea of a city like coruscant from star wars and I think someone was fixated with this image and thought wow lets create a real life coruscant. It's definitely very aesthetically pleasing. Shame its more rush rush rush lets get it up and going scraping the skies instead of more high quality designed buildings rather than knock offs. With all that money injected into a single project if it were my tower it would definitely be something I would be proud to live in and be associated with it. But I guess everyone's opinion of attractive is different so cheers for standing up for what you believe in.

Do you personally like what's going on in dubai LUCI203? Design wise?

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OMG It's so tall right now!
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OMG It's so tall right now!
lol, of course it is.
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You had the same camera as me, wasn't it? (Canon EOS 450D)
Hi Dequal, thats the one, in other countries I visit the images with a less MP camera look clearer. I also note that depending on time of day and the sun direction images can vary considerably in broad daylight.
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Old August 4th, 2008, 06:26 PM   #8875
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That's absolutely true. The light is very important and it is well known that the best time to take pictures is in the early mornings and just before the sunset.
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I love the whole idea of a city like coruscant from star wars and I think someone was fixated with this image and thought wow lets create a real life coruscant. It's definitely very aesthetically pleasing. Shame its more rush rush rush lets get it up and going scraping the skies instead of more high quality designed buildings rather than knock offs. With all that money injected into a single project if it were my tower it would definitely be something I would be proud to live in and be associated with it. But I guess everyone's opinion of attractive is different so cheers for standing up for what you believe in.

Do you personally like what's going on in dubai LUCI203? Design wise?
I like neither Star Wars nor the congested coruscant, but il note that i dont think BD looks like anything from it. Coruscant has several kilometers of buildings to begin with...

I dont believe that Dubai has some kind of make believe market though, if you want an example of that look otherwere where the real estate market seems to be on the road to collapse as we speak (unfortunately)... with foreclosures at every turn.
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With all the constructions going on, does anyone know the vacancy rate of office and residential buildings in Dubai?
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With all the constructions going on, does anyone know the vacancy rate of office and residential buildings in Dubai?
Id guess its higher for offices than residential buildings, further, hotels are well over 90% from what ive seen posted here.

In general though I think Abu Dhabi's future projects is more well planned. Dubai is planned for ~2.5 million people in 20 years or so, excluding Sharjah i suppose (for whatever reason thats relevant)
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Old August 4th, 2008, 06:53 PM   #8879
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I like neither Star Wars nor the congested coruscant, but il note that i dont think BD looks like anything from it. Coruscant has several kilometers of buildings to begin with...

I dont believe that Dubai has some kind of make believe market though, if you want an example of that look otherwere where the real estate market seems to be on the road to collapse as we speak (unfortunately)... with foreclosures at every turn.
Firstly no one said dubai currently looks like a clone of coruscant but more inspired by it, if you research online you will find a rendered poster of dubai decades from now very congested with supertalls along with a sky stadium hanging from supertalls. So there is a similarity, otherwise to suggest any city or government is heading towards that would be rediculous nice to look at but horrible to live in that densed. If you do find that poster and compared it side by side with a picture of coruscant you would be forgiven mistaking the two for the same city.
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Old August 4th, 2008, 07:02 PM   #8880
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