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Old August 10th, 2008, 03:53 AM   #9041
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I'm thinking that they will only clad the first few floors of Steel for now. Since the first few Steel floors will be occupied space.
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Old August 10th, 2008, 04:54 AM   #9042
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Steel from historic East German palace used to build Burj Dubai
By Arno Maierbrugger, Sub Editor
10 August 2008, 00:02

Dubai: Steel nowadays is a scarce commodity. This is the reason why, curiously enough, part of the iron structure of former East German leader Erich Honecker's seat of government, Palast der Republik in Berlin, has found its way to Dubai.

The steel has been recycled and partly used for the construction of the world's tallest building, Burj Dubai.

Berlin's daily newspaper Der Tagesspiegel revealed that the demolition of the Palast delivered some 25,000 tonnes of used steel. The material was transported to a smelting plant south of Berlin, where the iron girders were cut and melted down into handy blocks.

The steel is not only used by German car manufacturer Volkswagen to mould engine blocks, but is also sold by steel dealers to various construction sites in the world. Dubai, of course, tops the customer list.

Scrap dealer Henryk Wetzel told the newspaper that the recycled steel is picked up by a commodity broker, shipped via the Atlantic and Mediterranean Sea to Istanbul and then bought by a Turkish company that manufactures steel girders for the Burj Dubai tower.

The Palast der Republik was built in 1976 and is currently being demolished. The process will be complete by the end of this year. The palace was dubbed 'Erich's lamp shop' by Berliners because of the 1,001 lamps that once hung in the main hall.

Many Berliners prefer to see the building conserved as a museum.
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Old August 10th, 2008, 05:29 AM   #9043
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i'd say out of the 25,000 tonnes, the burj is using around 15,000 tonnes
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Old August 10th, 2008, 06:35 AM   #9044
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A piece of Berlin in the Burj Dubai, cooooool

btw..awesome shots Altin
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Old August 10th, 2008, 07:19 AM   #9045
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these are nice picture
the speed is great and really fast ,but i do think even with that speed,the burj dubai area will take another 3 year to take it's final shape
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Old August 10th, 2008, 07:54 AM   #9046
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thanks for the updates guys, great pics

and thank you for the update on the tier methodology fury,
that will come in handy ^_^
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Old August 10th, 2008, 09:35 AM   #9047
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Steel is a scarce commodity nowdays? I wasnt aware of that. Why is this happening?
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Old August 10th, 2008, 10:41 AM   #9048
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Mega pics!
I'm sorry i had to rename them for the sake of the server, they can be still viewed on this page though:
http://burjdubaiskyscraper.com/2008/...008August.html
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Old August 10th, 2008, 11:16 AM   #9049
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I like this angle, you can see the thinning well.
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Old August 10th, 2008, 11:18 AM   #9050
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Its looking a bit 'blocky' and it doesnt have that same 'soar' it used to for me now its tapering to a finish ,and its easier to visualise the final product.
Maybe the spire will make that look a little better.
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Old August 10th, 2008, 01:42 PM   #9051
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Just like with the unclad concrete the "true" shape of the steel section won't be totally visible until it is clad - nothing has changed. It retains the same curvature.
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Old August 10th, 2008, 04:30 PM   #9052
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Just like with the unclad concrete the "true" shape of the steel section won't be totally visible until it is clad - nothing has changed. It retains the same curvature.
I mean the whole structure...not just the steel section.
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Old August 10th, 2008, 06:51 PM   #9053
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700m~ mark

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Old August 10th, 2008, 07:33 PM   #9054
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Must be very windy up there.
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Old August 10th, 2008, 08:03 PM   #9055
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Must be very windy up there.
And the tower can sweep 1-2 metres from one side to another.
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Old August 10th, 2008, 08:10 PM   #9056
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Must be very windy up there.
819m above sea-level indeed!
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Old August 10th, 2008, 08:29 PM   #9057
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The updates of that last three pages are absolutely stunning !

Thanks to all the photographers !

Good to see cladding on the steel structure.
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Old August 10th, 2008, 08:32 PM   #9058
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Yeah. Those workes really want to finish the Burj as fast as possible
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Old August 10th, 2008, 10:04 PM   #9059
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Steel is a scarce commodity now days? I wasnt aware of that. Why is this happening?
Everything is a scarce commodity now-days, not only oil. From steel and cement to grain and rice.
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Old August 10th, 2008, 10:06 PM   #9060
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819m above sea-level indeed!
Reminds me of the time when I climbed my first mountain at 15 which is "only" 800m tall. To think I'll be able to take a lift up 800m one day.
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