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Old August 7th, 2008, 12:42 AM   #8961
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how wide is the top floors now? they look tiny
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Old August 7th, 2008, 12:43 AM   #8962
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hmm thats one of the challenges which is to take risk of trusting the workers to be able to get hang of their duties.

I want to know how these construction workers recruit all the workers. Advertisement may be the obvious but do the workers have to be skilled or experienced at the work they're required to do or is that not important because what they do is ever so repetitive and not difficult.
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Old August 7th, 2008, 12:52 AM   #8963
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I could go back to Part 15, but that's it.
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...0&postcount=23
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...7&postcount=64
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...&postcount=126
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...&postcount=276

Somewhere over there, the rest of '06 and '07 are linked, but I don't have anymore time to play around and look for the rest.
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Old August 7th, 2008, 12:56 AM   #8964
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Old August 7th, 2008, 12:58 AM   #8965
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the people on those 2 cranes have got some nerves, they must feel the sway on top of that thing, how much is the pay for being a crane worker?
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Old August 7th, 2008, 03:16 AM   #8966
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very cool pic Dubai_Steve, i love shots from that angel

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Old August 7th, 2008, 03:33 AM   #8967
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Hi all.

Great work on the timetable OTR. That is the kind of stuff I like to see.

Helghast - Tier 10 is mislabelled as level 122 in that drawing - it is actually tier 10 - level 112.

As for the threads - How much of a nut am I for this thing - I have every thread of both BD threads from SSC and both from SSP saved. I am continuing to save them all. Some info on the forums cannot be found anywhere else and it is interesting to read some early ones from time to time. So remember all - you are being recorded .... lol

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Old August 7th, 2008, 06:19 AM   #8968
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On that night shot of the upper floors, was there really no lighting installed for warning airplanes!?
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Old August 7th, 2008, 06:26 AM   #8969
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Dubai is on the MAP. What a city! Every day it's growing!

The cladding looks more and more like the renders. A beautiful silky smooth look
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Old August 7th, 2008, 07:28 AM   #8970
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On that night shot of the upper floors, was there really no lighting installed for warning airplanes!?
in sydney, the airport has a curfew from 11pm-6am, so you dont really need lights on bldgs because planes are grounded.
when is Dubai airport closed at night and reopen in morning?
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Old August 7th, 2008, 07:43 AM   #8971
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Do airports ever close? :O
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Old August 7th, 2008, 07:46 AM   #8972
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in sydney, the airport has a curfew from 11pm-6am, so you dont really need lights on bldgs because planes are grounded.
when is Dubai airport closed at night and reopen in morning?
Culwulla, Dubai International is open 24/7 non stop and is becoming one of the busiest airports in the world.

Pending wind direction, most aircraft join a flight path at low level that takes them almost directly over the BD but noise level is very acceptable.
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Old August 7th, 2008, 07:47 AM   #8973
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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?
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?


There is a damper in it,and that its configuration is very logical like building block
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Old August 7th, 2008, 08:42 AM   #8974
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amazing progress on an amazing building!
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Old August 7th, 2008, 08:44 AM   #8975
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For sure, you would need balls of steel to work on that crane
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Old August 7th, 2008, 08:47 AM   #8976
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in sydney, the airport has a curfew from 11pm-6am, so you dont really need lights on bldgs because planes are grounded.
when is Dubai airport closed at night and reopen in morning?
Sydney Airport is still open to emergencies and aircraft either not required to conform to the noise abatement rules or willing to pay the subsequent fines so I'd say it would still be necessary for aircraft warning lights to be installed in locations where they are required

I think Sydney is generally an exception world-wide though, most airports are available 24/7.
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Old August 7th, 2008, 09:51 AM   #8977
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Probably the very FIRST official article ever published about the burj dubai:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/2797599.stm
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Old August 7th, 2008, 10:26 AM   #8978
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haha that's why I never even trust the earlier renders, even new freedom tower was completely different back in 2003.
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Old August 7th, 2008, 10:32 AM   #8979
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the old BD design was the 560m Grollo Tower which has been proposed for Melbourne, but not approved.

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There is a damper in it,and that its configuration is very logical like building block
there will be no damper in the burj dubai. the original-plan had one but they removed it from the plan.
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Old August 7th, 2008, 11:21 AM   #8980
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also, out of all the BD videos I've watched it shows that it wont be dead solid and stiff against the winds but it allows itself to sway in triangular motion (riding the wind)
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