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Old August 30th, 2008, 08:58 PM   #9621
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Burj dubai looks so so so tall in this photo.
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Old August 30th, 2008, 09:11 PM   #9622
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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
Ask and you shall receive.

[IMG]http://i38.************/neulmo.jpg[/IMG]

Another great set of pics Imre - thank you.

It doesn't look like they are building the pinnacle base that starts 2 sections ago (20B) yet. They will probably wait untill they are ready for jacking - cool.

As I said in an earlier post I think the cranes may not raise themselves up any higher as they don't need to to get ready for jacking - we shall see.

The next weeks and months are gonna be interesting.

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Old August 30th, 2008, 09:14 PM   #9623
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the floor heights are quite low on average if tower has 100 floors and is at 347.3 metres high right?

which BD was.

can't believe still 124.5 metres to go.

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Old August 31st, 2008, 01:38 AM   #9624
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the floor heights are quite low on average if tower has 100 floors and is at 347.3 metres high right?

which BD was.

can't believe still 124.5 metres to go.
well the reason behind that is the use for the bottom part of the tower. hotel floors well as residential floor heights are shorter then office floor heights
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Old August 31st, 2008, 03:16 AM   #9625
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Hi all.

Here is a shot of a detail print showing the construction sequence for sections 22A and 22B - the second and third section of tier 22.

[IMG]http://i34.************/2s1ocvr.jpg[/IMG]

We can see that the plan is to erect tiers 21 and 22 before they start the jacking proceedure. So 4 more sections after the one they are working on now - unless they have changed the plan of course.

Should be interesting.

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Old August 31st, 2008, 05:09 AM   #9626
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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

Does anyone know the seven secret herbs and spices used to make the concrete so finger licking good
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Old August 31st, 2008, 06:26 AM   #9627
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Must be said, it's a boring looking thing really isn't it?
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Old August 31st, 2008, 08:35 AM   #9628
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Must be said, it's a boring looking thing really isn't it?
Are you talking about the lego model or the real thing? I'm not a fan of this building but I gotta say it's far from boring, need I say more. If so I'll just say look at it.
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Old August 31st, 2008, 09:49 AM   #9629
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Imre's latest Burj Dubai album, August 29th: 113 pics.

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Old August 31st, 2008, 10:42 AM   #9630
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WHAT A SWORD!!!

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Old August 31st, 2008, 12:44 PM   #9631
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Hi all!
This morning around 07.00AM:


And a superb pic from last week:


This is my first attempt, if it works I will upload a pic every sunday from the same angle as the first one, would be great to see the progress, hopefully!

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Old August 31st, 2008, 01:43 PM   #9632
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The last shot is SHARP
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Old August 31st, 2008, 01:49 PM   #9633
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Imagine a 1metre replica...

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Old August 31st, 2008, 02:09 PM   #9634
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thanx dennis, nice to see the cladding moving its way up to upper steel floors, when 17th steel floor is complete, it wil look very thin.
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Old August 31st, 2008, 03:40 PM   #9635
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I'm not a fan of this building but I gotta say it's far from boring, need I say more.
How can you possibly not be a fan of it if you are a skyscraper fan? Is it because it was built in Dubai and not NY?
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Old August 31st, 2008, 09:49 PM   #9636
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How can you possibly not be a fan of it if you are a skyscraper fan? Is it because it was built in Dubai and not NY?
You know someone said the samething to me, when I said I wasn't a fan of chicago spire it wasn't you was it lol. I didn't say I don't like it, I'm just not a fan thats all.
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Old September 1st, 2008, 10:39 AM   #9637
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Old September 1st, 2008, 10:44 AM   #9638
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the length of those cranes are ridiculous, did you take that photo denniss?
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Old September 1st, 2008, 10:59 AM   #9639
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How can you possibly not be a fan of it if you are a skyscraper fan? Is it because it was built in Dubai and not NY?
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Old September 1st, 2008, 11:00 AM   #9640
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Yes I took it this morning on my way to work. I Will try to do it regularly from the same angle from now on, nice to see the progress
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