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Old September 1st, 2008, 07:16 PM   #9661
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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
good idea, that would show the speed they've now
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Old September 1st, 2008, 09:01 PM   #9662
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Hi all.

I see Emaars' reported height is the same as the plans now. I figured the number that was on the official site a few months ago was incorrect. It was only a meter out but it was the first time it was different than the plans.

Going by the steel timeline by OTR we could see the next level (so over 700 m.) by the 12th of Sept.

- The use stated in the plans for levels 156 to 159 includes communications - not sure if that means just for the structure or if it includes communications with the outside world as well.

- Tiers 16 to 18 (the first of the steel section) are just more of the structure but with steel framing instead of reinforced concrete.

- Tiers 19 to 22 are named Roof 1 to 4.

- Tiers 22 to 26 are named Spire 1 to 5 - tier 22 is both roof 4 and spire 1.

- Tiers 27 to 30 are named Pinnacle 1 to 4.

So 2 more sections untill they are working on the spire. The pinnacle and most of the spire are to jacked up into place from what I can gather. It looks like they will erect all 3 sections of tier 22 before they start jacking - we shall see.

Here is the steel section of my plan to help with any particulars.









The stated use for tier 21 (the one they are working on now) includes roof of the top occupied floor. The window washing systems for tiers 19 to 21 end there so perhaps that is what they are referring to as workers will have to access the platforms. Thing is the prints show window washing outriggers right up to the top of tier 26 terrace. We already know the workers have access right to the top platform and the highest named level is 160 mezz. 3 so why tier 21 usage is stated as roof of the top occupied floor is anyones guess. Interesting though ...

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Old September 1st, 2008, 09:12 PM   #9663
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Why people keep coming up with "communication purpose" thing?

NO, they will be NOT be used for any communication purposes.
Because it will be used for communicatin purposes.

seems like even the biggest news companies are very slow with their update infos, all news that was made today says the tower is at 688 metres whereas its 694.5 metres lol.

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Old September 1st, 2008, 10:53 PM   #9664
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It's not because they are slow, but because they get this information from Emaar. They will not do a research (and "waste" their time), but simply rely on the information they get from the developer.
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Old September 1st, 2008, 11:37 PM   #9665
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It's not because they are slow, but because they get this information from Emaar. They will not do a research (and "waste" their time), but simply rely on the information they get from the developer.
Exactly. Those news papers don't have the time to count every single floor of the Burj Dubai, isn't it?
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Old September 1st, 2008, 11:47 PM   #9666
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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 2nd, 2008, 12:20 AM   #9667
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is there a indication of an official openings date? like (i just say something) august 1 2009..?
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Old September 2nd, 2008, 02:00 AM   #9668
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Burj Dubai's final height will not be made public until it tops out or is completed. That sucks. We'll never see this building top out.
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Old September 2nd, 2008, 11:31 AM   #9669
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The Burj has not only become the world's tallest structure but also the biggest guessing game here.

Btw, feels good to see it on top of the world, coz' I work for Emaar! Looking forward to more updates till the magic final height is reached.
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Old September 2nd, 2008, 11:40 AM   #9670
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is there a indication of an official openings date? like (i just say something) august 1 2009..?
maybe in 2010
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Old September 2nd, 2008, 12:19 PM   #9671
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Imre, you are not very optimistic, are you?
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Old September 2nd, 2008, 01:24 PM   #9672
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Imre, you are not very optimistic, are you?
Maybe he know something that us, poor mortals don't...
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Old September 2nd, 2008, 01:26 PM   #9673
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I am always optimistic but realistic as well
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Old September 2nd, 2008, 02:14 PM   #9674
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official opening could ealier than official /substantial completion. maybe.
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Old September 2nd, 2008, 02:42 PM   #9675
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Okay since we have the opening topic i would like to know something....

I am planing to visit Dubai next year in october, (because of a hopefully finished BD and a opened metro line) what do you guys think will the Ob deck be opened until then?...
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Old September 2nd, 2008, 02:51 PM   #9676
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Burj Dubai's final height will not be made public until it tops out or is completed. That sucks. We'll never see this building top out.
I don't think we have to guess though.... I think 819m is a bit of an open secret, right?
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Old September 2nd, 2008, 04:04 PM   #9677
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is it 688m now??...coz its given in the papers so...!!! man waitin for tht 750m mark!!!cant believe tht a buildin is bein built of such a humungous proportion!!
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Old September 2nd, 2008, 05:17 PM   #9678
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flickr, september 1st by El enigma

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Old September 2nd, 2008, 05:23 PM   #9679
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Oh my god, the tower is a beast!
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Old September 2nd, 2008, 06:00 PM   #9680
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it is but that photo not taken on 1st sptember.
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