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Old September 19th, 2008, 11:46 PM   #10161
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im guesing they would have started the next floor by now. should have some new pics this weekend ^_^
Today is (was) weekend but no, the next floor has not yet started. Tomorrow will start the new working week so let see what will happen.
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Old September 20th, 2008, 12:23 AM   #10162
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The cladding is used all the way up to the top of tier 26 at 768.1 m.

Wow - So if you stand at the base of the tower and look up, it will look like the floors will continue up a LOT higher than it really is.. anything higher than 650m will get blurry with the naked eye (give or take depending on the person).
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Old September 20th, 2008, 12:38 AM   #10163
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Did anyone notice that in the second to last render of the so called “Dubai City Tower”, the final height of Burj Dubai is 701m, and that of Al Burj is 730m. Doesn’t that show just how “accurate” these renders really are.
The Sky City Render was obviously drawn a few years ago.
- Before the height change from 705 on the BD
- When Tall Tower was still called The Pinnacle

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Old September 20th, 2008, 04:05 AM   #10164
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is it necessary to build such a tall building on this planet?
i think it's too difficult and too expensive to run this building. how many companies would move in? what's the occupancy rate? is Dubai a globally recognized business hub?

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Old September 20th, 2008, 06:04 AM   #10165
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Old September 20th, 2008, 07:26 AM   #10166
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Hi all.

We gotta be getting close to the first section of tier 22.

I am interested to see if they will erect all 3 tier 22 sections before starting on the jacking - is so it could be 3 weeks away yet. I am thinking they will erect at least some of the sections and probably all - here's why :

The jacking plan looks like it is slightly altered but I'm sure it will be done in 2 stages as per the original jacking plan. The "wheels" are part way up section 21B just like the plan at approx. 697 m. So it still looks like 2 - 56 m. lifts for a total jacking height of 112 m. - again as per the plan. But to get to 818 from 697 is 121 m. so having at least some of tier 22 up will serve as a platform to assemble and weld the extra 9 m.

All conjecture at this point but I think it will be something close to this.

Can't wait ...

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Old September 20th, 2008, 12:39 PM   #10167
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yes it will, it can possibly be 35 degrees cooler or more
I dont think so...
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Old September 20th, 2008, 01:12 PM   #10168
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nice updates yet again, and loves your detailed diagrams culwulla!
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Old September 20th, 2008, 06:28 PM   #10169
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Old September 20th, 2008, 06:49 PM   #10170
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is it necessary to build such a tall building on this planet?
Is it possible to build houses for each inhabitant of this planet ?
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Old September 20th, 2008, 07:32 PM   #10171
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Old September 20th, 2008, 10:49 PM   #10172
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The next tallest should be tall enough to scratch the moonmans' face.
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Old September 20th, 2008, 11:02 PM   #10173
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You know, technically skyscrapers as a whole are not necessary. We could just as easily build horizontally in every city. Endless rows of houses and low-rise commercial buildings.

So why ask with every tall building, "is it really necessary?"?!?!?!?!?!

Of course it is necessary - it's the nature of Man to always want to achieve more.
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Old September 20th, 2008, 11:13 PM   #10174
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As far as we can uo as well as touching the earth's surface is probaly the space elevator (even that's difficult)
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Old September 21st, 2008, 12:15 AM   #10175
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is it necessary to build such a tall building on this planet?
i think it's too difficult and too expensive to run this building. how many companies would move in? what's the occupancy rate? is Dubai a globally recognized business hub?
Actually they called new america not dubai .
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Old September 21st, 2008, 11:16 AM   #10176
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Hi there!
New floor started, yes yes!





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Old September 21st, 2008, 11:32 AM   #10177
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Old September 21st, 2008, 11:37 AM   #10178
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Old September 21st, 2008, 11:40 AM   #10179
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Why is the progress so slow? it took them all that time to build such a thin floor.
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Old September 21st, 2008, 11:58 AM   #10180
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Why is the progress so slow? it took them all that time to build such a thin floor.
They have to hoist up the steel 700 meters and then install it on a work space the size of a stamp. Not really that ideal. :P
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