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Old October 15th, 2007, 06:24 PM   #101
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On the shortest wing, at each setback level, there are extra thick floors. These are mechanical sections. The people on this board who keep track of the floor numbering have studied the design blueprints so they know precisely how the numbering goes.
I know about mechanical sections, but I didn't know about extra floors.
For example, notice number below and beyond this mechanical floor:

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I took the same principle for counting other mechanical floors.
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Old October 15th, 2007, 07:29 PM   #102
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If you look at that picture, you will see that the last floor below the third mechanicals is number 72, mechanical floors are 73-75, the floor above is floor 76. From outside mechanical floors look like 2 floors, but count as 3. Maybe because they are higher or there are 3 floors only in core but not in the wings? Dont know really but the story is the same at each mechanical floors.


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Old October 15th, 2007, 08:30 PM   #103
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Welcome back, Imre.

Yeah, the Dubai piece on 60 Minutes last night was quite nice. My girlfriend now wants a second home there. (Yeah, I'll get right on that, honey.)
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Old October 15th, 2007, 09:51 PM   #104
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Does anyone know where I can download 60 Minutes
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Old October 15th, 2007, 09:55 PM   #105
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60 minutes had a nice segment about Dubai tonight. They pretty much followed around the Sheikh, talking about all the major developments, includeing Burj Dubai. It seemed like they taped a long time ago, because Burj Dubai didn't even seem close to the height it's at now.
That was a very insightful and awesome video that basically, created a microcosom for the normal US news-watcher here about Dubai. From architecture to politics, tourist related issues to business, the report covered a little of everything - AND showed some sweet footage of the BD

Edit - Another way of looking at the mechanical floor situation is that they are so high that the batch equates to 3 normal floors. It certainly does hold true for the third mechanical set if you compare floors 73-75. Those two floors alone are equal to three normal ones.

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Old October 15th, 2007, 10:26 PM   #106
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60 Minutes (Dubai Inc.)


Pt.1
http://www.cbsnews.com/sections/i_vi...ml?id=3366044n
Pt.2
http://www.cbsnews.com/sections/i_vi...ml?id=3366046n
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Old October 15th, 2007, 10:27 PM   #107
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thx imre

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Old October 15th, 2007, 10:31 PM   #108
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Thanks.. That is 10 minutes each.. so 20 mintues in total.. where the rest?
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Old October 15th, 2007, 10:31 PM   #109
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I liked the 60-minutes show! Having in mind how critically they usually angle their cases it was not bad at all. And Sheikh Mohammad rocks

PS. Huge improvement from the last time Andy Rooney had a segment about Dubai. That time it oozed ignorance and stupidity. But admitting that he had never heard about it nor knew where it was. Heh.

Also welcome back Imre and thank you very much for your contributions here
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Old October 15th, 2007, 10:40 PM   #110
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Thanks.. That is 10 minutes each.. so 20 mintues in total.. where the rest?
That's all i found if there's more please post the link
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Old October 15th, 2007, 11:03 PM   #111
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I wish they could go back and dig it deep and throw some plant life so it can look like a natural lake or river. I know they have the money to do that. This was the look I was hoping for:

[IMG]http://i21.************/iypz0z.jpg[/IMG]
So you want the lake to be all brown(nearly black in that picture) and gross-looking? yeah that'll fit right in with all the modern skyscrapers.
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Thanks.. That is 10 minutes each.. so 20 mintues in total.. where the rest?
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That's all i found if there's more please post the link
The show runs a number of stories per episode. 20 minutes sounds about right for this one.
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Old October 15th, 2007, 11:20 PM   #113
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Thanks.. That is 10 minutes each.. so 20 mintues in total.. where the rest?
lol Shahid

The TV progams is called 60 Minutes, theres no more
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Old October 16th, 2007, 12:10 AM   #114
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amazing videos ! end i rely think the projekts are going to contineu untill he dies or gets rely old !
but i think it was recorded in the end of 2006
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Old October 16th, 2007, 01:05 AM   #115
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The tower already almost looks unreal. Can't stop looking at some of these photos. I think it will be slender looking but in the right proportion.
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Old October 16th, 2007, 01:13 AM   #116
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Isten hozott vissza Imre ....
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Old October 16th, 2007, 01:28 AM   #117
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Wow, very nice helicopter fly over in pt. 1.
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Old October 16th, 2007, 01:30 AM   #118
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great imre. really appareciated.
so two more floors to go before concrete tops out? excellent. i predicted nov early this year, so pretty close. glazing looks good. going on fast
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Old October 16th, 2007, 01:48 AM   #119
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The tower already almost looks unreal. Can't stop looking at some of these photos. I think it will be slender looking but in the right proportion.
i totoley agree ! as this one !
its hard to belive som how i think it is going to be a sutch a tower that pepol are coming there
the first time is going to stay end look strait up end gaping whit there mouths




end if the al burj is going to get bult it is rely going to be somthing we newer sen befour !
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Old October 16th, 2007, 03:08 AM   #120
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great video, lots of great info! man, i cant wait to see this one completed!
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