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Old September 1st, 2008, 11:18 AM   #9641
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very good photo but maybe from next time you could zoom out and start taking pics from that same position, and later when tower completes, you can do time lapse-pic vid.
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Old September 1st, 2008, 01:06 PM   #9642
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what will be in those steel floors ? apartaments, offices ? or... nothing ?
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Old September 1st, 2008, 01:16 PM   #9643
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nothing for the public or tenants.
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Old September 1st, 2008, 01:43 PM   #9644
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what will be in those steel floors ? apartaments, offices ? or... nothing ?
the steel section is primarily known as the "spire".
now you can see why. very thin, unusable space. non inhabitable.
basically floors for access to the "pinnacle".
there are 40 or so of these landings which have no lift acess only staircase.
thus totalling over 200 floors if included with 162 habitable floors.
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Old September 1st, 2008, 02:13 PM   #9645
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sure i could make a house out of 1 of them, maybe a nice 1 bed apartment over 2 floors. Would be good haha
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Old September 1st, 2008, 02:27 PM   #9646
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The electrical - plumbing installations etc must be near finish now right ?
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Old September 1st, 2008, 02:59 PM   #9647
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Great pic. How much time will it take to reach 700 meters? How high are they now?
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Old September 1st, 2008, 03:08 PM   #9648
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thx Cul for the answer, it's very thin and steel 2 cranes on that high, impressive
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Old September 1st, 2008, 03:19 PM   #9649
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steel floors are mainly used for communication purpose.
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Old September 1st, 2008, 03:41 PM   #9650
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steel floors are mainly used for communication purpose.
Why people keep coming up with "communication purpose" thing?


NO, they will be NOT be used for any communication purposes.
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Old September 1st, 2008, 03:48 PM   #9651
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so what kind of stuff will be there on those steel floors? technical stuff? some antennae?
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Old September 1st, 2008, 04:21 PM   #9652
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Quote:
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the steel section is primarily known as the "spire".
now you can see why. very thin, unusable space. non inhabitable.
basically floors for access to the "pinnacle".
there are 40 or so of these landings which have no lift acess only staircase.
thus totalling over 200 floors if included with 162 habitable floors.
Hang on hang on. I thought the pinnacle was the entire steel structure - which was composed of communications array on the lower part, and the spire on the upper part? Know what I mean?


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and the whole thing is the pinnacle?



Edit: my bad, i checked Cul's diagram. I see what he means now
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Old September 1st, 2008, 04:34 PM   #9653
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Burj Dubai now a record 688 meters tall and continues to rise

Dubai, UAE; September 1, 2008: Burj Dubai, the iconic tower being developed by Emaar Properties PJSC, has reached a new record height of 688 meters (2,257.2 ft). The tower became the world’s tallest after surpassing North Dakota, USA’s KVLY-TV mast (628.8 metres; 2,063 ft) in April 2008. Currently at over 160 storeys, the tower also has the largest number of floors in any building.

When completed, Burj Dubai will meet all four criteria listed by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH), which classifies the world’s tallest structures. CTBUH measures the height of buildings to the structural top, the highest occupied floor, the top of the roof and the tip of the spire, pinnacle, antenna, mast or flag pole.

Designed by Chicago-based Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), Burj Dubai is constructed by high-rise experts South Korea’s Samsung Corporation. Turner Construction International is the project and construction manager.

Currently, some 7,500 professionals and skilled workers are employed on-site at Burj Dubai. Cladding work is nearing completion and work has started on the interiors, which will boast superior finishes. The best energy efficient technologies are being deployed to ensure that the iconic building is also a standard for energy usage and recycling of water.

Burj Dubai anchors Emaar’s flagship mega-project, the AED 73 billion (US$20 billion) Downtown Burj Dubai. Described as the new heart of the city, Downtown Burj Dubai is a mixed-use neighbourhood with premium hotels, exclusive business facilities, modern residences, shopping malls and leisure facilities.

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Old September 1st, 2008, 04:38 PM   #9654
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Another month and it could break 700m?
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Old September 1st, 2008, 05:03 PM   #9655
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Another month and it could break 700m?
Even the current month
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Old September 1st, 2008, 05:16 PM   #9656
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EMAAR refers (as always) to the top of the completed floor, we here refer to the top of the erected metal beam.
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Old September 1st, 2008, 05:26 PM   #9657
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How are the interior finishings getting along? Now that they have sealed the facade on the lower floors, have they installed any of the plant to enable internal fitting out?
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Old September 1st, 2008, 05:32 PM   #9658
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EMAAR refers (as always) to the top of the completed floor, we here refer to the top of the erected metal beam.
At least they are up-to-date now!
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Old September 1st, 2008, 05:40 PM   #9659
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Still 4.5 days late.
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Old September 1st, 2008, 07:07 PM   #9660
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I 'll wait the update pics
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