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Old August 30th, 2008, 11:36 AM   #9601
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Bible Prophecy - Those who read and believe the Bible are looking forward to the soon return of the Lord Jesus Christ. His advent will be recognised in the earth by many things, one being a worldwide earthquake of excessive proportions. Zech 14v4. Accordingly, the Burj Dubai will only stand for as long as Christ remains away.
that made me laugh, i dont know why though
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Old August 30th, 2008, 11:49 AM   #9602
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I can't imagine structural engineers take ambiguous religious prophecy into account.
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Old August 30th, 2008, 12:07 PM   #9603
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Bible Prophecy - Those who read and believe the Bible are looking forward to the soon return of the Lord Jesus Christ. His advent will be recognised in the earth by many things, one being a worldwide earthquake of excessive proportions. Zech 14v4. Accordingly, the Burj Dubai will only stand for as long as Christ remains away.

With a long term, wider view the Burj Dubai isn't such a sure proposition.
Jesus wont physically/literally gonna come to earth.

Anyway, there's no point talking about how long it will last in a sense that we'll never see it being demolished or rottening, only out great great grand daughters will.
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Old August 30th, 2008, 12:23 PM   #9604
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29/Aug/2008

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more pics coming on the flickr soon
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Old August 30th, 2008, 12:31 PM   #9605
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Thanx, IMRE finally we're getting so thin up there. the tier after this which is tier 22 we'll be seeing very narrow floors and the ULTIMATE spire rooting.

and also OMG with the 3rd mechanical floor cladding its gone so fast.

and BTW the lift on the steel structure only goes upto 14th floor, will it access no more floors?
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Old August 30th, 2008, 12:58 PM   #9606
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BTW: Burj Dubai tower looks awesome! What do you think?
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Old August 30th, 2008, 12:59 PM   #9607
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Nice Pics Imre! Great Work!

BTW, is it smoke again at the crane under the fourth mechanical floor?
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Old August 30th, 2008, 02:33 PM   #9608
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Fire of Burj Dubai on the 98th floor

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I see the small fire on the 98th floor. What happened to Burj Dubai on the 98th floor on August 7 compared to August 29 on fire?
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Old August 30th, 2008, 04:46 PM   #9609
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I see the small fire on the 98th floor. What happened to Burj Dubai on the 98th floor on August 7 compared to August 29 on fire?
Maybe they like barbecue at lunch?
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Old August 30th, 2008, 05:36 PM   #9610
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You're looking at this from a purely architectural / construction point of view.
The other considerations you have omitted are . . .

Socio-economic factors - The make-up and stability of the local population, visiting tourists and labour force. The wealth, well-being and attitude of each of these groups.

Tourist Status - The attraction and *feasability* of Dubai's tourist destinations. Will they continue to bring in the crowds and will they always be priced right so as to attract the number of tourists necessary to sustain the maintenance of the buildings, surrounding buildings and infrastructure.

World Resource Depletion - What impact will high prices of oil, water and other resources be on a place which is built in a desert area. Green vegetation may be planted but how can you eliminate a desert climate? Certain resources in large quantities are needed to sustain this built-up "dreamland".

World Politics - Will the UAE always be "neutral"? Will the UAE's neighbours always be friendly? Will politics make other destinations more popular than Dubai?

World Peace - What impact will a Middle East / World war have on Dubai?

Natural Disasters - Earthquakes, giant sand storms, monsoons, drought, floods, etc. Is Dubai safe from these for the next 10, 20, 50, 100 years?

Bible Prophecy - Those who read and believe the Bible are looking forward to the soon return of the Lord Jesus Christ. His advent will be recognised in the earth by many things, one being a worldwide earthquake of excessive proportions. Zech 14v4. Accordingly, the Burj Dubai will only stand for as long as Christ remains away.

With a long term, wider view the Burj Dubai isn't such a sure proposition.
I heard the UAE imports 90% of it's food.
i'd start building those vertical farms if i were them.
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Old August 30th, 2008, 05:48 PM   #9611
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Cybeo all those things you mentioned can be summed up as maintenance - cost, ability, will - which I stated in my post anyway
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Old August 30th, 2008, 05:50 PM   #9612
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the concrete of Burj Dubai is an even better /stronger/ longer lasting recipe then years ago.
Any info on the tech spec of the concrete? I assume it is bespoke (i.e. specially designed) for the BD
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Old August 30th, 2008, 05:57 PM   #9613
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they do buy farms in other countries instead
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Old August 30th, 2008, 06:03 PM   #9614
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Any info on the tech spec of the concrete? I assume it is bespoke (i.e. specially designed) for the BD
yes it is a special recipe, regular concrete would become solid on it's long way inside the pipes while being pumped up to 500m
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Old August 30th, 2008, 06:21 PM   #9615
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Lego Version

for Burj Dubai and Taipa 101

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WOW! Thats awesome! Makes me want to bust out my Legos again!
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Old August 30th, 2008, 06:38 PM   #9616
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So, anyone still believes it will be 705 meters tall?


... btw, where's elliot, the guy who first broke the news about Emaar running out of money and Burj Dubai topping at 300 meters?
Wow, I actually remember that schmuck too!!

He believed that this wouldnt go above 300m, and this is a pipe dream we are being fed. I'll bet he is still lurking around here somewhere (like Skytower).
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Old August 30th, 2008, 06:45 PM   #9617
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yes it is a special recipe, regular concrete would become solid on it's long way inside the pipes while being pumped up to 500m
This is using some of the densest concrete known to man (Freedom Tower is using pratically the same thing).

I cant believe that Im still hearing about this life-cycle nonsense

This tower would last at least 500 years as long as its maintained properly.

The ESB definitely isnt going anywhere anytime soon - They will just replace things as needed and maintain it, and I would speculate that the ESB would stand for at least 500 years as well..
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Old August 30th, 2008, 07:33 PM   #9618
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Lego version of Burj Dubai its crazy and also nice
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Old August 30th, 2008, 08:13 PM   #9619
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I see the small fire on the 98th floor. What happened to Burj Dubai on the 98th floor on August 7 compared to August 29 on fire?
I believe someone mentioned that it is probably just soot on the windows from the exhaust of a diesel generator?
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Old August 30th, 2008, 08:24 PM   #9620
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