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Old October 31st, 2008, 01:38 PM   #11401
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IMRE, good to see your pics of Dubai...not in Dubai
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Old October 31st, 2008, 02:31 PM   #11402
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the most tallest tower.. yay

WE got to watch a slideshow on Dubai for geography today, and i took the class onto SSC on the projector. A girl asked whats that. I replied - a crane. She is from a town of 112 people HAHA
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Old October 31st, 2008, 04:51 PM   #11403
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[QUOTE=Imre;27391474]31/October/2008

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Dubai and Burj Dubai in Korea
Bando construction site, Yeungdeongpo-Gu


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Good pix Imre!
Is that shop some type of travel agency?
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Old October 31st, 2008, 04:56 PM   #11404
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31/October/2008

Seoul
Dubai and Burj Dubai in Korea
Bando construction site, Yeungdeongpo-Gu


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Good pix Imre!
Is that shop some type of travel agency?
More looks like a disco entrance .
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Old October 31st, 2008, 05:23 PM   #11405
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Dubai Business Club,Gangnam

I wanted to go inside but closed, maybe one night I will try again

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Old October 31st, 2008, 05:34 PM   #11406
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wow, so tall!
It is only this tall...

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Old October 31st, 2008, 05:36 PM   #11407
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And some more pictures of today:

Progress at the top:


Progress at the base and the fountain:


Total building from SZR:


Burj Dubai behind The Index:


Enjoy!
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Old October 31st, 2008, 06:10 PM   #11408
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This building will be awesome !
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Old October 31st, 2008, 06:44 PM   #11409
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I think it already is...
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Old October 31st, 2008, 07:53 PM   #11410
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It's unbelievable what is being build in Dubai, but the shot from the plane looks just horrible, just a sandy place where you don't wanna go.

The index is just massive btw
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Old October 31st, 2008, 08:06 PM   #11411
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Then don't ... as simple as that.
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Old October 31st, 2008, 08:08 PM   #11412
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Korea loves Dubai.
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Old October 31st, 2008, 10:25 PM   #11413
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Korea loves Dubai.
They are not the only one Dubai is the Future city
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Old October 31st, 2008, 10:38 PM   #11414
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Dubai is the new buzz here in Brazil, too.
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Old October 31st, 2008, 10:49 PM   #11415
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It's unbelievable what is being build in Dubai, but the shot from the plane looks just horrible, just a sandy place where you don't wanna go.

The index is just massive btw
At the moment we're not seeing nothing of what the Prince is planning for Dubai, so you can start judging Dubai again in 20 years. You'll even change your mind in 10.
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Old October 31st, 2008, 11:32 PM   #11416
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It is progressing well!
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Old October 31st, 2008, 11:35 PM   #11417
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It is, but not as much as it has been a month ago, steel floors look halted, but cladding is going up fast which is a good news.

Off topic but is that picture of you in that film? (avatar)
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Old November 1st, 2008, 02:41 AM   #11418
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Have there been any interviews with construction workers who worked or still work on the BD? It would be interesting to get some comments and stories from the guys building it.
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Old November 1st, 2008, 07:41 AM   #11419
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Went to Dubai this weekend as I could not wait any more. Not possible to get close to the tower. Dubai Mall just next to the tower with large aquariums and good view was supposed to open the 30th of October, but when I got there yesterday I was told that it was to open the 4th of November.

Even downtown there are a lot of areas closed for construction.

Looks like a bummer to go to Dubai today.
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Old November 1st, 2008, 08:19 AM   #11420
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Hi all.

I see all 7 fins are on tier 30 pinnacle - nice shots guys. The temporary welding platform to weld the 2 halves of tier 30 together was in the way of 2 fins but with it gone they have attached them.

The fins are 2.135m. long and are set on the pinnacle every 3.2m. rotating 30 degrees counter-clockwise as they descend. The top fin faces 120 degrees (and the crane) and is just below the top of tier 30. When the top platform is welded on, the top of the fin almost touches the floorplate. The fourth fin down is 90 degrees rotated from the top fin and is half way down tier 30. The 7th fin down is at the bottom of tier 30 and is rotated half way around the pinnacle from the top fin.

Tier 29 has 3 fins continuing the rotation. The 10th fin down is at the bottom of tier 29 and is rotated 3/4 around the pinnacle from the top fin.

Tier 28 has 3 fins. The 13th fin down is at the bottom of tier 28 and faces the same as the top fin - the descending fins have completed a full rotation of the pinnacle.

Tier 27 has 3 fins. The 16th fin down is at the bottom of tier 27 and has continued the counter-clockwise rotation another 90 degrees for a total of 1 and 1/4 rotations from the top fin.

Tier 26 has 3 fins. The 19th fin down is at the bottom of tier 26 and faces 300 degrees (opposite the top fin). The fins have rotated a total of 1 and 1/2 times around the pinnacle. Tier 26 has one wing facing South (180 degrees) so only 2/3 of the pinnacle is exposed.

Tier 25 has 2 wings facing 60 and 180 degrees so only 1/3rd of the pinnacle is exposed facing 300 degrees. There is only 1 fin in the top third of the tier that continues the counter-clockwise rotation another 30 degrees. So there is 20 fins in total rotating 570 degrees around the pinnacle.

On another note;

Rogers wireless put up a freestanding tower recently that I can see from my place. I went there to take a look today. The company that put it up was there doing some grouting and finishing up wiring, etc. I talked at length to the head guy and my suspicions were confirmed. When I first saw the tower I thought that it must be close to the dimensions of the pinnacle of the Burj Dubai. This tower is 4 sections of decreasing diameter like our pinnacle - not exactly the same, as the bottom of this tower is not quite 2.1m. dia. but the top section is close to 1.2m. The guy didn't know the diameters but he did know it is 180 feet high. Our pinnacle (tiers 27 to 30) is 49.9m. or 164 feet high.

It is cool to have a 4 section tower close to the same height and decreasing diameter as our pinnacle so close to where I live. This tower is the second tallest structure in my city. It must be because of its small diameter but standing beside it lookin up - it looks freaking tall !

Now when I imagine the bottom of it at 768.1m. high as it is on the Burj I am just blown away !! It must be fantastic for all the guys in Dubai that can stand near the Burj and marvel at its height in person. This small tower for me has really brought things into perspective. We throw around numbers in the 800 meter range here in this forum like nothing but this thing is definitely a "must see before I die" - simply staggering.

Anyway I am a numbers guy and needless to say had to put the Burj into my conversation with the guy I was talking to. He hadn't even heard of the Burj. I rattled off numbers to the guy for a while untill I noticed the look on his face was such that he thought I was either a bullshitter or if nothing else that I wasn't quite right.

Now every time I look out the window this tower will remind me of the Burj - as if my mind isn't saturated with it already. Also when the Burj is completed and I have some good pics of it in its entirety I will be able to use this small tower compared to the pinnacle of the Burj to show people (and remind myself) how tall it really is.

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