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Old September 2nd, 2008, 07:27 PM   #9681
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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!!
no, it is 694m now
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Old September 2nd, 2008, 07:31 PM   #9682
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Old September 2nd, 2008, 07:32 PM   #9683
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Imre and all other guys who are taking pictures:

Get prepared!!! with the most important and definitily most amazing part of the construction is maybe to begin in a few weeks time.. Get your cameras ready, take vacation from the job and be there the whole time!!

we all will definitely give you much credit for that
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Old September 2nd, 2008, 08:37 PM   #9684
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You say so... 8 months to go I guess?
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Old September 2nd, 2008, 08:55 PM   #9685
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Imre and all other guys who are taking pictures:

Get prepared!!! with the most important and definitily most amazing part of the construction is maybe to begin in a few weeks time.. Get your cameras ready, take vacation from the job and be there the whole time!!

we all will definitely give you much credit for that


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Old September 2nd, 2008, 10:19 PM   #9686
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Imre and all other guys who are taking pictures:

Get prepared!!! with the most important and definitily most amazing part of the construction is maybe to begin in a few weeks time.. Get your cameras ready, take vacation from the job and be there the whole time!!

we all will definitely give you much credit for that
I supose you think there is a place where they are built tha rest of the tower and a helicopter gonna install there ???
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Old September 3rd, 2008, 12:16 AM   #9687
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not long now for the virgin 700 meter landmark to become reality,the first manmade 700 meter anything ,well done to all.
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Old September 3rd, 2008, 12:37 AM   #9688
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flickr, september 1st by El enigma

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It's an older photo. I know it's July 2008.
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Old September 3rd, 2008, 12:41 AM   #9689
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omg im so afraid of a big earthquake!
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Old September 3rd, 2008, 02:12 AM   #9690
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Just wow!, about earthquakes...I don´t think that a building like this could be built without the certainty that it could resist a big big one, but it's so huuuge that the possibility is frightening anyway...
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Old September 3rd, 2008, 02:16 AM   #9691
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Yes, naturally it is designed to resist an earthquake. However, people who are in it at the time will most likely suffer from serious nausea, I bet it does quite a bit of shaking.
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Old September 3rd, 2008, 02:51 AM   #9692
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This tower would shake and sway a LOT in a quake, but...

They thought of this possibility when they designed this tower even though Dubai
doesnt get many of them (large or small).

It would most likely hold up fine, although Im sure there would need to be concrete repairs in different areas through out the building.
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Old September 3rd, 2008, 02:59 AM   #9693
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dubai is not a sismic city.
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Old September 3rd, 2008, 06:02 AM   #9694
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But there are fault lines over on the other side of the gulf in Iran that if an earthquake strikes and it is big enough, could affect Dubai.
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Old September 3rd, 2008, 09:53 AM   #9695
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Though the risk is small, I'm sure Adrian and the engineers involved on the project took earthquakes into consideration if there was any risk warranting the research.

Either way, taller buildings are one of the safer places to be during earthquakes because of the period (sorry been awhile since my structures class if I'm wrong on the technical terms). As others said, repairs would certainly need to be done but unless the quake was gargantuan, I don't see any issues here.

I believe an earlier article that had been posted several pages back noted that the wind loads are far greater than seismic design loads on this building anyway. The Channel 5 British documentary that has been linked many times throughout the thread notes that the tower can withstand a 6.0 earthquake because of being made from thick reinforced concrete.

Amazing to see this continue higher and higher! I know it's been said countless times but to think some of us would see a skyscraper reaching this high so early in our lifetimes (or for that matter even during our lives) just leaves me speechless.

Being there when this baby opens in late 2009 or whenever - that's for sure!
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Old September 3rd, 2008, 10:07 AM   #9696
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Hi there,
some pics from this morning!




New cladding added here?..

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Old September 3rd, 2008, 10:10 AM   #9697
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Very good progress
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Old September 3rd, 2008, 10:51 AM   #9698
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The steel structure is getting really thin now.
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Old September 3rd, 2008, 01:37 PM   #9699
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Great progress. I still cant believe how freaking tall this thing is!
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Old September 3rd, 2008, 01:38 PM   #9700
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The steel structure is getting really thin now.
just Can't wait 2 more floors when next tier starts, it will be very thin and also the spire work starts.
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