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Old November 21st, 2008, 10:19 PM   #12121
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Burj Dubai will be:

I'll go for 'quite high'.


Sorry, although it is prohibited in Dubai, I'm under influence of alcohol at the moment.
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Old November 21st, 2008, 10:38 PM   #12122
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Burj Dubai will be:

I'll go for 'quite high'.


Sorry, although it is prohibited in Dubai, I'm under influence of alcohol at the moment.
so for you our main photographer
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Old November 21st, 2008, 11:52 PM   #12123
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Trying to disentangle the possible location of the spire from the possible location of the stairwell here - seems to be an opaque channel in DennisS' great shot earlier which I've tried to delimit below. I'm guessing this is the stairwell given its constant width. There's a nice sunlit area above the highest crane access point which guided my thinking.



This really is the best phase of supertall construction, ain't it (secret height or not)?
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Old November 22nd, 2008, 12:44 AM   #12124
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A bit older but sureyl worth for posting! from 4th Nov!

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Old November 22nd, 2008, 02:21 AM   #12125
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Old November 22nd, 2008, 03:33 AM   #12126
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amazing shot. burj duibai makes the half dozen or so supertalls like puny. surely burj dubai is in another category? megatall? hint
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Old November 22nd, 2008, 03:58 AM   #12127
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More Steel Floors?

With all of this speculation on ultimate height, secrecy etc and what everyone is guessing is the amount of spire up there right now (70m?) does anyone think it is possible that they would put up additional steel floors? Basically add to the tiers we are all anticipating from the drawings on here - and thereby extend the overall height while maintaining proportions? So go a lot higher than everyone is assuming but in essence stretching out the whole top of the structure, rather than having an out of proportion spire sticking WAY up above what is the current floor design just to achieve a taller top out? Could they build additional steel floor levels and then jack that spire up through that puppy and then bring up more spire and weld it underneath for structural purposes?
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Old November 22nd, 2008, 04:48 AM   #12128
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Wow...that's an amazing pic that germantower posted
....what is even more amazing IMO is how thin BD looks on that pic...the medium part is maybe 1/3 of the Index , and the upper half (over 400m) seems to be even thinner than Rose Rotana hotel, which is just next to it (on the left), and looks tiny compared to BD, despite being 333 m tall...but that's less than half the current height of BD right now .

@Culwulla: I think that all buildings between 600m and 1000m should be considered "Megatalls", and over 1000m up to 5km "Hypertalls" ...and over 5km should be called "Starscrapers"

@Land Man: Sounds interesting what you're saying, though i really doubt that they will add additional steel floors...they would have to change the static for the tower, which would surely take a lot of time & money...so its quite unrealistic, but who knows, in Dubai everything seems to be possible.

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Old November 22nd, 2008, 07:22 AM   #12129
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Old November 22nd, 2008, 07:49 AM   #12130
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I'm calling you a troll because the only thing that looks like a spider is clearly to the left

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Old November 22nd, 2008, 08:12 AM   #12131
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What on earth is that awesome looking spider building at the bottom right? Anyone have a link?
I'm not sure what spider building in the bottom right you mean. Be more specific!
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Old November 22nd, 2008, 08:17 AM   #12132
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Anyone notice one of Culwulla's diagrams in the base jump video?
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Old November 22nd, 2008, 08:30 AM   #12133
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With all of this speculation on ultimate height, secrecy etc and what everyone is guessing is the amount of spire up there right now (70m?) does anyone think it is possible that they would put up additional steel floors? Basically add to the tiers we are all anticipating from the drawings on here - and thereby extend the overall height while maintaining proportions? So go a lot higher than everyone is assuming but in essence stretching out the whole top of the structure, rather than having an out of proportion spire sticking WAY up above what is the current floor design just to achieve a taller top out? Could they build additional steel floor levels and then jack that spire up through that puppy and then bring up more spire and weld it underneath for structural purposes?
That's not impossible, but we will know it when the crane is extended, because they have to do that in order to go higher. And because of that, it is kind of strange that they didn't extend it already earlier, because it is now working as if it is really at its top position.
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Old November 22nd, 2008, 08:39 AM   #12134
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ahahahah that spider makes me laugh!
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Old November 22nd, 2008, 09:05 AM   #12135
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Yeah I noticed that in the vid too. Cool that Cul's diagram made it! When it zooms in you can also see it has a 3d depth to it too. Dimensions and other things move in depth compared to the building on "paper". Neat effect
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Old November 22nd, 2008, 10:10 AM   #12136
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I'm feeling tingly just by looking at the pictures
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Old November 22nd, 2008, 12:23 PM   #12137
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http://current.com/items/89546563/wo..._base_jump.htm

longer video of the BASE jump from Burj Dubai
thanks for sharing the vid norb, brilliant feeling when I'm viewing the city in the air. The security system has tightened up and not many can fool the security now.
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Old November 22nd, 2008, 12:52 PM   #12138
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....what is even more amazing IMO is how thin BD looks on that pic...the medium part is maybe 1/3 of the Index , and the upper half (over 400m) seems to be even thinner than Rose Rotana hotel, which is just next to it (on the left), and looks tiny compared to BD, despite being 333 m tall...but that's less than half the current height of BD right now .
Distant by 1 - 1.5 km is not really "just next to it"
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Old November 22nd, 2008, 12:53 PM   #12139
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Old November 22nd, 2008, 01:03 PM   #12140
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the base jump video is just awesome!
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