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Old October 1st, 2008, 12:05 PM   #10541
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ausie, please dont do that again. it fux with computers.
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Old October 1st, 2008, 01:14 PM   #10542
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Some new pics:

Damn I can't beat OTR with my Sony H50 pics But hopefully you like them anyway!

Cheers
Sorry Dennis, opportunity next week when I'm off on my world travels again that I hate as a lot of BD activity coming up within the next few weeks.

Alternativly the Mastercard advertising campaign applies.

Buy an apartment under the Burj Dubai : AED 7 Million.
Sit on balcony with Benson hedges ciggies : AED 6
Copius amounts of Pinot Grigio wine: AED 74
The look on my face being nabbed by BD security: Priceless.
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Old October 1st, 2008, 01:37 PM   #10543
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Sorry Dennis, opportunity next week when I'm off on my world travels again that I hate as a lot of BD activity coming up within the next few weeks.

Alternativly the Mastercard advertising campaign applies.

Buy an apartment under the Burj Dubai : AED 7 Million.
Sit on balcony with Benson hedges ciggies : AED 6
Copius amounts of Pinot Grigio wine: AED 74
The look on my face being nabbed by BD security: Priceless.
If I could just have seen that! I'll have a short vacation from 22nd so before and after that I will keep my little updates definately coming!
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Old October 1st, 2008, 01:43 PM   #10544
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ooooh. YOU RULE OTR.. That was veeery good !
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Old October 1st, 2008, 01:45 PM   #10545
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If I could just have seen that! I'll have a short vacation from 22nd so before and after that I will keep my little updates definately coming!
DennisS, I feel, there is a strong potential both in you and in your H50. So let the chemistry work.

I hope you will also do some more close-ups.. Maybe in the morning, before going to work? (or project you are working with, or whatever - sorry, don´t remember exactly)
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Old October 1st, 2008, 02:26 PM   #10546
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If I could just have seen that! I'll have a short vacation from 22nd so before and after that I will keep my little updates definately coming!
Dennis, maybe some individuals dont know the Dubai geography, and as I see it you have the BD covered from the SZR view, me from The Old Town, Imre drom the air (helicopter). plus the valuable input from others.

Not much chance of missing any BD activity
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Old October 1st, 2008, 02:26 PM   #10547
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Old October 1st, 2008, 02:44 PM   #10548
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Exactly, we cover it all haha!
My pictures are already of about 07.15AM in the morning, on my way to work. Holding my camera stable at the moment when the bus stands for a traffic light (everyday hoping it will be red when we arrive ). While driving the closeups are lot more difficult to make, as u can imagine.. During holidays when I'm in the neighborhood I shoot some shots also. And next week also @ Cityscape!
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Old October 1st, 2008, 03:31 PM   #10549
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Hi Cul.

Yes that is the other possibility I mentioned in my post above.

So the wall thickness at the end we can see is 55 mm. - 2 inches.

Also as I posted earlier this could be welded on to what we are seeing sticking out the top right now. Then lower it into the void for the next section of pinnacle to be attached.

I didn't think it was that long but you are right Cul. I just noticed on a print showing Base 1 that 3 claddings are over 4 meters wide and the length of pinnacle is over 10 claddings long.

So the next section that long will include the transition to 1.200 dia. The next will be the top with the top platform - cool.


Hi Fury

I can pretty much confirm that the section of spire in the picture is 1.5m to 1.35. The 1.5m end looks pretty much the same diametre as the height of the lowest bit of cladding in the picture. That section of cladding (podium 1) is 1.5m high I believe. I have it in my BD model, I got the height by scaling it compared to cladding on podium 3 (a picture) which I know the height of for sure (3.2m).

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Old October 1st, 2008, 03:54 PM   #10550
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guys, makes sure you read previous page or 2.
some answers allready mentioned.

cooperchris-yeah we worked out its 10m of 1.35m and 4m of 1.5m dia pinnacle.

diagram i did this morning
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Old October 1st, 2008, 06:31 PM   #10551
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Those photos of the spire look like it's made of carbon steel. That sounds a little strange because it will be impossible to work on it once it's installed and carbon steel would require repainting. I would have expected it to be made of aluminum or stainless steel. What's anybody else think?
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Old October 1st, 2008, 06:38 PM   #10552
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Carbon???

I don't see any reason why they would have carbon steel for the spire, unless it has to resist huge amount of pressure and weight. I can see that is the 3 steel parts welded together and its very hard and sometimes impossible to weld carbon steel, and most of the times they wouldn't.
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Old October 1st, 2008, 06:45 PM   #10553
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BMHT, there are 100's of thousands of kilometres of pipelines around the globe from 2 inch to 46 inch diameter all made of carbon steel, and the easiest metal to weld either manually or by an automatic welding process.

Localised coatings to protect from the elements will be applied after welding.
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Old October 1st, 2008, 06:46 PM   #10554
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what's this mysterious thing ausie did?
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Old October 1st, 2008, 06:49 PM   #10555
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Old October 1st, 2008, 06:49 PM   #10556
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I think he posted an animated gif like 50 times, slowing down everyone's browser. FF3 seems to have a safety precaution though. Pretty stupid anyway. Back to Burj
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Old October 1st, 2008, 06:51 PM   #10557
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Old October 1st, 2008, 06:56 PM   #10558
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BMHT, there are 100's of thousands of kilometres of pipelines around the globe from 2 inch to 46 inch diameter all made of carbon steel, and the easiest metal to weld either manually or by an automatic welding process.

Localised coatings to protect from the elements will be applied after welding.
Talking about that, a while ago (and still) I was wondering if they use a coating on the steel construction for fire protection or something? Because it is a hell of a job to paint everything up there? Or another possibility is that the steel parts are already painted (like in OTR's pictures) and after fixing they only do the small parts at connections.

So is the paint at the steel also fire-protecting or will they do that later on?
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Old October 1st, 2008, 07:15 PM   #10559
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Dennis, the fireproofing still has to be done, and is generally applied by spray over ever area and joint of the steel.

There are systems on the market that will apply the spray localized, and not everywhere into the atmosphere

[IMG]http://i33.************/2j4evk6.jpg[/IMG]

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Old October 1st, 2008, 07:15 PM   #10560
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From The Address Newly Opened Tonight

The BD from The pool and gardens of “The Address” Aka BD Lake Hotel.

Sneaked into the 63rd floor (no security) but too bright and to many reflections to get a good pic, but wow the best view in Dubai, in particular the Burj Dubai.

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