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Old October 10th, 2008, 10:38 AM   #10821
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More Spire

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Old October 10th, 2008, 11:30 AM   #10822
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Old October 10th, 2008, 12:39 PM   #10823
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Only 720m?? Is this accurate or is the final height above 800m?
720 is the current height and final height is 819,5.

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Old October 10th, 2008, 12:52 PM   #10824
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the crane miss near by to spire....in previous photo
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Old October 10th, 2008, 02:09 PM   #10825
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720 meters is 36000 times the length of your username on my screen
720 meters is 720 times the length of my *****.

Sorry, I couldn't resist

How are internal works getting on? Nobody seems to know
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Old October 10th, 2008, 02:18 PM   #10826
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If you look carefully you can see a slightly thicker part of the spire abit lower.
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Old October 10th, 2008, 02:32 PM   #10827
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If you look carefully you can see a slightly thicker part of the spire abit lower.
This is the section of spire I photographed on the ground a few weeks ago, as today it has gone from the ground location.
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Old October 10th, 2008, 02:37 PM   #10828
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... a few days ago

I noticed it too, this kind of "bottle shoulder".
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Old October 10th, 2008, 03:09 PM   #10829
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I could be wrong, but it looks like the spire (the big white tube) is rising already. A week ago, you could see only a small part of it, now you can see a lot more, so I think they are already pushing it upwards?
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Old October 10th, 2008, 03:20 PM   #10830
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This is the section of spire I photographed on the ground a few weeks ago, as today it has gone from the ground location.
Cool, although the peice we saw on the floor had a "bottle neck" type of thinning where as this part seems to have just an immediate thinning. if you get what i mean. meybe it's just the camera angle though. I'm guessing they hoisted it up at night when no ones looking =[
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Old October 10th, 2008, 03:33 PM   #10831
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720 meters is 720 times the length of my *****.

Sorry, I couldn't resist
Ha ha ha ha...funniest comment in ages.
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Old October 10th, 2008, 03:41 PM   #10832
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It's funny that the Burj Dubai never had a reign as tallest in the world with no competitors. The Nakheel tower is already set to top it, but it does take some of the edge of the Burj Dubai's uniqueness knowing that greater things are already in the works.

Having said that, the design of the Burj is tops in my books.
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Old October 10th, 2008, 05:42 PM   #10833
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Having looked again at the picture, i can see a slightly lighter peice which could be the bottle neck, but then lower down is another part which is thicker... so im unsure which bit is which.

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Old October 10th, 2008, 05:49 PM   #10834
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I could be wrong, but it looks like the spire (the big white tube) is rising already. A week ago, you could see only a small part of it, now you can see a lot more, so I think they are already pushing it upwards?
I believe they're actually lowering the spire down into the steel levels as they add additional sections to its top. It may look higher but actually that's just another section they added on top of what was already there.
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Old October 10th, 2008, 06:28 PM   #10835
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im unsure ,is the spire construction done by placing the top piece first then pushing up to make room for the next piece to go underneath it, then repeat so the last piece will be the bottom piece , please put me right ?
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Old October 10th, 2008, 09:04 PM   #10836
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[QUOTE=Ember-To-Ashes;26423968]Having looked again at the picture, i can see a slightly lighter peice which could be the bottle neck, but then lower down is another part which is thicker... so im unsure which bit is which.QUOTE]

HAVE REASON AND IT IS NOT THE ONLY PART

BEEN LOOKING AT PHOTOS BEHIND AND APPARENTLY THE SPIRAL TO BEEN THERE SEVERAL DAYS BEHIND, OBSERVE DETAILED AND VERY THOROUGHLY AND WE WILL SEE IT



YES OR NO??
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Old October 11th, 2008, 12:31 AM   #10837
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my dear, not reacting, just being friendly.
Haha, you have to be careful with what you say around here; if it doesn't pertain to Mr. Burj you're teetering on shaky ground.

Just mention the Burj somewhere in your post and you'll be ok, though...like I have now done twice.

And just for good measure: This structure is crazy...can't wait for the tower to go up!

Haha...
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Old October 11th, 2008, 04:07 AM   #10838
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Isn't it off the vertical??

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Old October 11th, 2008, 04:34 AM   #10839
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^short answer: no

longer and harsher answer: you're a muppet

Longer and slightly ellaborated answer: All the towers in that picture are on a slight angle, as the photo is not taken perfectly horizontally. You have then stretched the slightly sloped sides of the index to make it appear as though it has a straight edge. This is causing one side of the burj to "apparantly" be off square. Also as you have elongated the towers you have reduced the apparant slanting effect, you have not reduced this effect on the burj dubai so again it appears exaggerated. If you put two objects next to each other which each slope at 20 degrees, then stretch one to double the height, surprisingly enough it's slope will be reduced to 10 degrees, making the comparison between the two seem different.
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Old October 11th, 2008, 04:44 AM   #10840
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im unsure ,is the spire construction done by placing the top piece first then pushing up to make room for the next piece to go underneath it, then repeat so the last piece will be the bottom piece , please put me right ?
Hi all.

Firstly - great shots OTR. That is definately the piece that was on the ground. Now we shall see if they drop it into the void so they can add to the top again.

By the looks of it if they add another section to the wing facing the crane they will lose the ability to slew 360 degrees with the crane. So they may not add the other 2 sections of the second wing of tier 22 before jacking. Being able to rotate 360 degrees is not mandatory so we shall see.

Ember I don't think that is another transition to a bigger diameter that close to the one we can clearly see. The consensus is the part below the transition is 1.5 m. dia. which is near 10 m. long

Here is the lengths of each dia. I think the tiers end/start approx. 1/2 way in the transitions - it is hard to tell from the prints I have.
Tier 30 - 1.2 dia - 21.3 long.
Tier 29 - 1.35 dia - 9.6 long
Tier 28 - 1.5 dia - 9.6 long
Tier 27 - 2.1 dia - 9.4 long - then the pipe continues down inside the structure (not exposed) - total length incl. tier 27 is 92.8 m.

The 92.8 m. is the length after jacking is done I don't think they have anywhere near that much of that 2.1 dia. pipe up there yet.

The part above the transition looks the full lenth of tier 29 so a transition must go directly on top of it if it is in fact 1.35 dia. If it is 1.2 dia then another over 10 m. will go on top of it. It has to be either tier 29 or tier 30 so only approx. 10 or 20 m. on top of that and the top platform can go on.

the sock.

I think you are correct in that they will jack - add to the bottom of what is jacked - jack some more - repeat. There will be approx. 6 jacking stages I think.

Before the first jacking stage I think they are doing kind of the opposite. Put some pinnacle pipe up there - add to the top of it - lower into the void - add more - repeat. Continue untill the top platform (the top of the structure) is what we see sticking out then start jacking.

This is what I can gather from the plan diagram that is over a year old. I have nothing that actually lays it all out in black and white. I think the proceedure will be close to this but we will have to wait and see how they actually do it.

ECTOR.

Yes I think they do have that much pinnacle pipe in the void already. They only need to add 10 or 20 more meters on top of what is sticking out right now.

Can't wait.

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