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Old October 17th, 2008, 10:29 PM   #11001
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Do you think it was lifted or did they add a piece on top ?

I really don't know. When I said "lifted" I mean't that it went higher.
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Old October 17th, 2008, 11:18 PM   #11002
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A few for details-hungry eagle-eyed people overhere (From Oct. 5th)



The Top (look for the brave soul(s) up there)


The Base (look for the top sections stored before the lift to the top)
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Old October 18th, 2008, 01:56 AM   #11003
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In those october 5th pics, the top one looks like the steel is really morphed ... probably just an optical illusion.... also, doesn't that look like someone falling from the highest steel level on the right. o.O
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Old October 18th, 2008, 02:03 AM   #11004
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taken by me on 17th of october 08



got some zoom ins on the very top , if someone wants them posted for whatever reason then i will , gots about 6 and im too lazy :P
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Old October 18th, 2008, 02:56 AM   #11005
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got some zoom ins on the very top , if someone wants them posted for whatever reason then i will , gots about 6 and im too lazy :P
Well, i think that everyone here would like to see them!
Post them please.
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Old October 18th, 2008, 04:14 AM   #11006
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post the top pics please! thats the only bit any of us care about atm ^_^
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Old October 18th, 2008, 07:33 AM   #11007
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Hi all.

The pinnacle piece they just put up is well above the top of tier 22.
Can't tell yet if it is the bottom or top half of tier 30 - will have to see some close ups.
If it is the bottom half they still have to add approx. 10 meters and the top platform to the top of it.
If it is the top half they still have to add the top platform.

Either way they will have to do one of the following:
1 - Lower what is up there into the void some so they can use the taller (has all 3 sections erected) wing of tier 22 to attach working platforms so they can weld, coat, and attach fins and/or the platform to the pinnacle.
2 - Erect some or all of the 3 sections of the single wing of tier 23 so they will be up high enough - the single wing of tier 23 is 3 more sections on top of the the completed wing of tier 22 (the wing that is not facing the crane).
3 - Hang platforms right on the pinnacle to get up high enough.

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Old October 18th, 2008, 03:34 PM   #11008
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the spire is taking shape...its exciting
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Old October 18th, 2008, 05:03 PM   #11009
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where the cranes goes?
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Old October 18th, 2008, 05:07 PM   #11010
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Looks like in OTR's photos above the spire extended again. If tip of the spire overtakes the top height of the steel floors, would the height of the tower be increased to tip of the spire? As the spire is a structural piece of steel.
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Old October 18th, 2008, 05:42 PM   #11011
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I never see any pictures of interior design or render. Do you have any interior design of this Burj Dubai? Posting it please. Is it as beautiful as an interior of Burj al Alam
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Old October 18th, 2008, 05:47 PM   #11012
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Old October 18th, 2008, 06:17 PM   #11013
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I was taking these from a moving car on the shiekh zayed highway - so apologies if they are useless xD (17th of october 2008)







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Old October 18th, 2008, 06:59 PM   #11014
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Hi all.

Thanks for the shots Dubai_Boy.

A couple things I noticed right away.

- The pinnacle piece sticking up has guy lines on it. They may be there to support it untill they lower it further into the void but I don't think they are going to lower it now - why not just lower it instead of putting guy lines on ?

- It kinda looks like a taper at the top. Hard to tell for sure untill we get some close ups. Unless the transition we saw a few days ago has been lowered down into the void some there should not be another one at the top of what we see now - so ?

One thing the shots do tell us. The pinnacle is above the top of tier 22 by approx. 10 meters - so we are at approx. 730 m. at this moment.

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Old October 18th, 2008, 07:14 PM   #11015
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Few hours ago from Festival City:

















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Old October 18th, 2008, 07:36 PM   #11016
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Nice pics
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Old October 18th, 2008, 08:11 PM   #11017
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wow, great shots DennisS, the spire is really growing now
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Old October 18th, 2008, 08:19 PM   #11018
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Would the new height of the burj dubai be the tip of the spire right now? as it is the highest structural height of burj at the moment. Or is the height considered by the height of the top steel floor?
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Old October 18th, 2008, 08:25 PM   #11019
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its amazing how high this building is!
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Old October 18th, 2008, 08:32 PM   #11020
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Would the new height of the burj dubai be the tip of the spire right now? as it is the highest structural height of burj at the moment. Or is the height considered by the height of the top steel floor?
The top of tier 22 is 720.1 m (the top steel section right now).

I just added the approx. 10 m. of pinnacle sticking above that.

Hence approx. 730 m. at this moment.

Nice shots Dennis.

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