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Old August 5th, 2008, 07:17 PM   #8921
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BD Light Test

This must have been one of the first external light tests on the BD about an hour ago, but was difficult to catch on camera.

If you have ever seen The Burj Al Arab strobe lights that run up and down the arches, it looks as though the terrace will have the same lighting

The light intensity would be seen from miles with a strobe above each cladding panel in the pic.

Loads going on with the BD at this stage of construction.

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Old August 5th, 2008, 07:18 PM   #8922
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You can't see a lot on that picture, except for those two spot lights and the red warning light for the airplanes...

If the Burj Dubai will get the same light installation as on the Burj Al Arab, the tower would be spectacular to look at!

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Old August 5th, 2008, 07:28 PM   #8923
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Got feelings thats exactly the way the light show will head.

Lights were going mad and although I was on continuous shooting the most lights in one pic at any one time was two.

They are also set at various heights from the terrace level.

I need to get the video camera out now.
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Old August 5th, 2008, 07:34 PM   #8924
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Got feelings thats exactly the way the light show will head.

Lights were going mad and although I was on continuous shooting the most lights in one pic at any one time was two.

They are also set at various heights from the terrace level.

I need to get the video camera out now.
Or put your camera on a tripod and take one long shot of 5 seconds?
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Old August 5th, 2008, 11:09 PM   #8925
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you mean Ghent, Belgium? ... cool! Treaty of Ghent
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Old August 5th, 2008, 11:20 PM   #8926
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Old August 6th, 2008, 01:22 AM   #8927
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Got feelings thats exactly the way the light show will head.

Lights were going mad and although I was on continuous shooting the most lights in one pic at any one time was two.

They are also set at various heights from the terrace level.

I need to get the video camera out now.

How good would it be if they lit up each tier a different colour
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Old August 6th, 2008, 02:20 AM   #8928
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the exterior of Burj Dubai WONT be externally lit. the lower 40 floors consist of hotel and next 70floors are residential use so no way shooting glary lights into peoples living areas.
i reckon only the spire of burjD wil be lit up.or from about 600m and up.

current worlds tallest residential towers such as Q1 and Eureka are dark at night with only individual interior lights on.

91storey Eureka Tower in melbourne.
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322m Q1 has an architectural fin and spire above living areas, so this can be externally lit.

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Old August 6th, 2008, 02:31 AM   #8929
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According to OTR pic, there are better chances that light installation could be like this. Would be freaking awesome!!!


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Old August 6th, 2008, 02:54 AM   #8930
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its crazy but I like it
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Old August 6th, 2008, 04:59 AM   #8931
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pablobegood. yes there is a chance the steel crowns that adorn each tier may have some small lighting features. but they wont "project" light on glass surface.

if you have a close look at burj al arab, the huge atrium canvas has light on it and also large external concrete frame but most of glass levels done have much light projected on to.
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Old August 6th, 2008, 07:06 AM   #8932
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Never seen that photo before and I just found out its gonna lok sick
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Old August 6th, 2008, 09:22 AM   #8933
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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?
that would NEVER happen when the Burj Dubai designers, engineers, structural engineers, architects are the best Money can buy. i have no idea where you got that at, i think you just thought of it on your own
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Wouldn't any external lighting have to be as non-invasive as possible. People have to sleep after all. I know I wouldn't be able sleep with a bright light continually shining into my bedroom window at night. What do others think?
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Old August 6th, 2008, 09:44 AM   #8935
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You don't have to put a bright floodlight to make walls and cladding of the building well visible. You can just set laser projectors at the foot of the building which light well all the walls and don't intrude to sleep during the night in the same building. I lived in such litten hotel and despite the lasers my hotel room was almost dark.
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Old August 6th, 2008, 10:49 AM   #8936
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As I saw it, cladding on steel floors are only partial, not even visible from most angles.
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Thats exactly how it will be lit in addition to placing at various tier levels incorporated into the cladding panels, where around the early hours of the morning the only lights visible will be the internal (same as posted a few days ago from the Armani suite) and aircraft/warning beacons that are the norm for every tall building.

When you are in a Burj Al Arab suite there are no indication of the external lights including the strobe lighting, you just dont see it.

When the BAA is illuminated it is IMO one of the best views in Dubai and one of the most tasteful buildings that can be seen from many miles around.

I am sure the architects have got the BD 100% the same way It will be a classic.

Im looking forward to more light tests over the coming months with exposure set to 5 secs!

Also confirm what Altin reported that the 2nd floor steelwork is now being cladd.
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Old August 6th, 2008, 10:50 AM   #8938
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As I saw it, they're only cladding the steel floors partially, therefore the glasses are not even visible from most angles.
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Old August 6th, 2008, 11:22 AM   #8939
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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.
With you there, some nasty buildings around. But great compliation you have I on the other hand could only find 5 for the time being, but here it goes....

1. The Lighthouse
2. Burj Dubai
3. G Tower
4. Hard Rock Hotel
5. Burj Al Arab
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My boy vs his rest of the Asian competitors, shocking.



Somehow taipei 101 looks really short (because of wide structure probaly) and the scaling is wrong, incheon tower has to be taller and BD much much taller !!
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