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Old August 5th, 2008, 02:37 AM   #8901
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I heard that when the wind blows the tower can bend in directions, so if the wind hits east side, then the east side floors will increase in floor height due to expansion in their vertical walls in up and downwards meaning the walls will tense. As on the west side of the tower, the floors will decrease in height and the walls will be compressed. (by very minor length of course) Is there chance that the concrete might crack if the tower overbends?
Oh no! I think they forgot about that and the tower will crumble with the first desert storm.
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Old August 5th, 2008, 03:12 AM   #8902
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looks like one of cranes have moved up.
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Old August 5th, 2008, 04:04 AM   #8903
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Look out aircraft! a rare night view of the BD where every beacon, crane and structure light has gone out this evening.
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Let there be light.
So, was it a power failure or something intentional? If it was a power outage, then I hope they are working to prevent it from happening again. It would be very dangerous if the power goes out during a very foggy night.
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Old August 5th, 2008, 07:58 AM   #8904
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Hi OTR.

Great pics.
The date on your new toy is a few days off - just so you know.


Cheers Fury, I was probably trying to get the weekend here sooner.
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Old August 5th, 2008, 08:18 AM   #8905
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OTR, that picture without the lights looks really weird
like, something about it just isnt right...
well, i guess thats true, if the lights arent on :P
great pic btw, i bet it was shocking to see that
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Old August 5th, 2008, 09:07 AM   #8906
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yes but how many floors are occupiable? someone please tell me the number of floors that have ppl living in them? The spire at the top being completed now is just decoration and ppl will not be allowed there, right?

what floor does the occupiable part finish?
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Old August 5th, 2008, 10:47 AM   #8907
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yeaa.. a good question: how high will be the last liveable floor??
750 meters?? or higher?

and how big will be the floor in square meters?

About the price I don't want to ask
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Old August 5th, 2008, 11:07 AM   #8908
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the official number is that level 162 is the last habitable floor ( 624m i believe )
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Old August 5th, 2008, 11:38 AM   #8909
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Must be scary to work on top and then suddenly the light goes out: no elevators working, no cranes working, nothing... is working...
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Old August 5th, 2008, 12:01 PM   #8910
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thanks ZZ-II for the information

624 meters not so bad
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Old August 5th, 2008, 12:26 PM   #8911
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Do you personally like what's going on in dubai LUCI203? Design wise?
The design of somme of the buildings are spectacular, but somme are boring and somme just plain ugly.

Here is my top buildings:

1. Burj al Alam
2. Burj al Arab
3. Burj Dubai
4. Lighthouse Tower
5. Chelsea Tower
6. Emirates Office Tower
7. Dubai Towers
8. Damac Heights



I don't like the design of: Al Burj, The Pentominium(spire or no spire), Rose Tower.

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Old August 5th, 2008, 12:44 PM   #8912
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Look out aircraft! a rare night view of the BD where every beacon, crane and structure light has gone out this evening.

[IMG]http://i35.************/s17u4j.jpg[/IMG]
Great night shot
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Old August 5th, 2008, 12:54 PM   #8913
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and light pollution - in refrence to post #8900
Exactly. The light pollution in Dubai is rampant, due to extensive street and highway lightings as well as the "mirroring" effect of humidity, sand particles in the air and the low thin clouds (present last night).
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Old August 5th, 2008, 02:40 PM   #8914
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BTW, they have started the cladding on the 2nd steel level (NE side).
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Old August 5th, 2008, 03:53 PM   #8915
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I heard that when the wind blows the tower can bend in directions, so if the wind hits east side, then the east side floors will increase in floor height due to expansion in their vertical walls in up and downwards meaning the walls will tense. As on the west side of the tower, the floors will decrease in height and the walls will be compressed. (by very minor length of course) Is there chance that the concrete might crack if the tower overbends?

Maybe the structural engineers involved with the project forgot to do their job.

Maybe you should contact SOM and advise them of your amazing revelation about structures - that bending is a combination of tension and compression! I'm sure they've never thought of this
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Old August 5th, 2008, 05:06 PM   #8916
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BTW, they have started the cladding on the 2nd steel level (NE side).
Can't see you're right on the recent pictures, where the cladding is still 2 levels from the steel levels.
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Old August 5th, 2008, 05:25 PM   #8917
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the cladding on the steel is on the other side of the tower, you can't see with the angle on the last pics
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Old August 5th, 2008, 05:51 PM   #8918
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they should put a telescope on the top floor, lol.. probably be able to see all the planets with the naked eye at that height anyway
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they should put a telescope on the top floor, lol.. probably be able to see all the planets with the naked eye at that height anyway
I don't think so. Too much light pollution of the city beneath it.
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Old August 5th, 2008, 05:58 PM   #8920
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they should put a telescope on the top floor, lol.. probably be able to see all the planets with the naked eye at that height anyway
sure, and who stands on the mount everest can touch the moon
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