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Old August 22nd, 2008, 10:04 PM   #9421
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i know, i saw that too, ewwww....
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Old August 22nd, 2008, 10:18 PM   #9422
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Where do you see those fake Chryslers?
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Old August 22nd, 2008, 10:42 PM   #9423
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Where do you see those fake Chryslers?
Have a look at the right side of the photo. I like those buildings.

http://i37.************/a4r2bl.jpg
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Old August 22nd, 2008, 10:44 PM   #9424
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It will even get worse the business bay is getting its chrysler copy and the falcon city of wonders seems also to get one.......but i dont want to get off topic right now....

I am positively suprised by those silver tubes installed at the first mech floors....simmilar tubes were also used on the petronas towers and it looks really good...now i am extremely curious to see some more new details which were not shown detailed in renders......
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Old August 22nd, 2008, 10:49 PM   #9425
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these rails on the mechs were shown in one of the renders , i only never noticed them
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Old August 23rd, 2008, 12:44 AM   #9426
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Now I understand that photo, burj dubai looks like a needle well out of proportion. with baby mushurooms lining up next to it. LOL
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Old August 23rd, 2008, 12:57 AM   #9427
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A Skyscraper So Tall Builders Can't Use Walkie-Talkies

If you want to build a skyscraper 2,275 feet tall, you will face engineering challenges comparable to those of the Space Shuttle just because its sheer size. One of them is communications. When the unbelievable Burj Dubai started to get really high, the construction workers discovered one problem that seems obvious now: their walkie-talkies stopped working as they climbed the structure.

The reason was simple: distance. At the beginning of the construction they used walkie-talkies—which are light, durable, and have a long battery life—across the site. However, these stopped working after some time, as the tower kept raising over the desert. With unreliable communications, Samsung Corporation—the main contractor—had to turn to a different kind of link between workers to avoid misunderstandings that may have jeopardized the safety of workers (even more, because plenty of people have had fatal accidents in the tower) and delayed the project.

Fortunately for them, they turned to mesh networks, which are similar to the ones used in mobiles, but local. For that they used a company called Firetide, using several Wi-Fi-enabled VoIP phones over a HotPort wireless mesh, which also serves as the transport for the security video in the site.

http://gizmodo.com/5040550/a-skyscra...walkie+talkies
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Old August 23rd, 2008, 01:13 AM   #9428
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Old August 23rd, 2008, 01:31 AM   #9429
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... (even more, because plenty of people have had fatal accidents in the tower) and delayed the project.

http://gizmodo.com/5040550/a-skyscra...walkie+talkies
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Old August 23rd, 2008, 04:17 AM   #9430
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these rails on the mechs were shown in one of the renders , i only never noticed them
Is this the render:

http://www.burjdubaiskyscraper.com/2...urjdubai-7.jpg

I didn't notice them at first either, and I was looking for them in all the renders. Guess they won't look bad, and might even be spectacular at night if well illuminated.

I wonder how the automatic window-washing equipment is suppose to traverse these horizontal tubes, given that the equipment is suppose to use the vertical fins as rails???
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Old August 23rd, 2008, 04:24 AM   #9431
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- My thoughts exactly .... ( Altins' post )

Iirc there have been 2 fatalities during construction of this structure.

One worker fell to his death landing on a lower level.

Another was crushed to death under some cladding.

It has been a while since the last shot of the safety sign. Here is the latest I have of the 1/2 dozen or so during construction.

08 04 23

[IMG]http://i34.************/2m4sux5.jpg[/IMG]

So by now we are probably over 42 million man-hours. Iirc the fatalities are not counted in the lost time accidents total.

2 fatalities - 5 lost time accidents - 7100 workers - 42 million man-hours - really a pretty good record.

I know any fatalities or accidents are bad but they are somewhat inevitable.

I wonder what the total man-hours will be when this thing is completed ?

Hopefully we will get a shot of the sign near then.

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Old August 23rd, 2008, 04:24 AM   #9432
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Where was the last pic on the previous page taken from? The Marina?

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Old August 23rd, 2008, 04:34 AM   #9433
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nice pic but those fake chryslers....
I don't think it really matters. I mean think of all the things that have been copied. I bet you agree that writing 1 2 3 4 5 is a lot more convenient than writing I II III IV V. Does anyone care that we have switched to Arabic numerals? I don't think so. I think the world was a much better place before we started copyrighting everything. I mean have a look at the sort of buildings we built in the past! You could take someones idea. Copy it. Make a few improvements and end up with something great.
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Old August 23rd, 2008, 09:39 AM   #9434
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its getting more and more gorgeous!
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Old August 23rd, 2008, 11:53 AM   #9435
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Where do you see those fake Chryslers?
I saw the pic... Fake
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Old August 23rd, 2008, 12:30 PM   #9436
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You could take someones idea. Copy it. Make a few improvements and end up with something great.
Yeah, but those building are just ugly. A very bad copy

Here is a good copy of Chrysler (with a touch of Empire State)



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Old August 23rd, 2008, 12:31 PM   #9437
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Have a look at the right side of the photo. I like those buildings.

http://i37.************/a4r2bl.jpg
You mean the Al Kazim Towers! LOL I was looking for cars on the pictures xD
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Old August 23rd, 2008, 12:38 PM   #9438
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22/aug/2008

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Old August 23rd, 2008, 12:48 PM   #9439
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The desert and Dubai skyline background...
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Old August 23rd, 2008, 01:30 PM   #9440
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Artistic pic!

Desert and little bit fizzy Dubai city's rising skyscrapers at the horizon makes good contrast.
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