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Old November 23rd, 2008, 04:10 AM   #12161
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omg what great pictures! first two from 4th november the last picture from 11th november.


Source:http://flickr.com/photos/paragon1/3049033063/sizes/l/



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This are some of the few pictures were one can estimate what the sheer massivness and height of this tower cannotes!
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Old November 23rd, 2008, 04:30 AM   #12162
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whoa, those seriously look like renders. howd you do that?
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Old November 23rd, 2008, 04:30 AM   #12163
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Those shots in that last batch are just friggin unreal...
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Old November 23rd, 2008, 04:33 AM   #12164
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Don't know if anyone has mentioned this but on the CTBUH website under the technical papers section, there's a detailed document on the Burj Dubai construction, including how the spire is planned to be put up (last page).

http://www.ctbuh.org/Publications/Te...1/Default.aspx

document to download is called "Brief on the Construction Planning of the Burj Dubai Project, Dubai, UAE"
Nice find. A nice overview.

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Old November 23rd, 2008, 04:43 AM   #12165
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Excellent pics.

How high does the cladding go? Must not be to much to do now.
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Old November 23rd, 2008, 04:44 AM   #12166
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whoa, those seriously look like renders. howd you do that?
the photographer employed a technique called HDR or High Dynamic Range. Using a feature called autobracketing inbuilt in most good cameras, the camera will take 3-5 simultaneous shots of the same scene but at different exposures. Using a program on the computer, one can layer all the different exposures on top of each other and with a little bit of processing and tweaking, you can achieve the surreal 'render' affect.
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Old November 23rd, 2008, 04:45 AM   #12167
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whoa, those seriously look like renders. howd you do that?
Don't ask me, i didn't took this pictures. But i'll give you a hint, google after "HDR"!
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Old November 23rd, 2008, 07:07 AM   #12168
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Old November 23rd, 2008, 07:22 AM   #12169
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Hi all.

Here is a more recent jacking "plan". I wish it was clearer but it is what it is ...




This looks more acurate to what is actually happening on the structure.

The tiers from 16 to 26 can be made out on the right side. The pinnacle tiers 27 to 30 are not marked off. The crane is shown at ~section 22A which is the height it is right now - as I said ages ago it is high enough to finish the structure and does not need to rise any more.

The 5th drawing shows section 23B erected - which is not up yet on the structure but will be before jacking going by this. It also shows section 22 of the wing facing the crane up and if we look at the last drawing sections 22A and 22B of that wing will be erected after jacking.

Heres the one questionable thing. The pinnacle is at the height of the 6th drawing right now but section 23B is not up right now. Also we know that the pinnacle has not been jacked yet because in previous shots we saw that pieces were welded on top of what was there to get us to this height. Also we know that with the top of the pinnacle at 730m. the base of the 142.7m. long pinnacle pipe is right near the bottom of tier 16, not at the top of it as is shown in drawing 6. It is possible that this is an oversight or that this plan is from the 808m. design which would still make the base ~10m. too high in the drawing.

In drawings 9, 10, and 11 we can see the small wings of tiers 24, 25, and 26 being attached between jacking stages. The cladding and any fins will also be done before the next jacking stage.

After jacking as noted above the last 2 sections will be erected, all connections to the jacked pieces will be completed, and the cladding will be finished.

This plan is confirmation on what a few of us thought must have been revised from the earlier jacking plan we have. That earlier plan showed platforms that are not on the structure and the crane lower than what it is now among other discrepencies.

So (as long as they haven't revised this plan too much ...) once they put up section 23B jacking should begin shortly there after.

Top out may not be by year end but should be only a few weeks into '09 - we shall see.

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Old November 23rd, 2008, 08:08 AM   #12170
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Heres the one questionable thing. The pinnacle is at the height of the 6th drawing right now but section 23B is not up right now. Also we know that the pinnacle has not been jacked yet because in previous shots we saw that pieces were welded on top of what was there to get us to this height.
Hi Fury! I was waiting for your analyse, thanks!

But I think you're wrong in the part I quoted. The pinnacle isn't at the height of the 6th drawing, because that would mean it is higher as tier 23A, which isn't the case. They are still easily able to put up 23B and start jacking at the moment.

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Old November 23rd, 2008, 10:47 AM   #12171
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Source: http://flickr.com/photos/ccouvillion...22157/sizes/o/
This are some of the few pictures were one can estimate what the sheer massivness and height of this tower cannotes!
This last picture is absolutely stunning. It looks more like a city than a vast construction zone from this angle. I can't tell which direction we're looking in though. Is the coast on the left or the right and it looks like evening to me.
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Old November 23rd, 2008, 11:29 AM   #12172
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Awesome pic


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Just saw the movie Body of Lies and Burj Dubai was shown in 2 - 3 schenes when it was around 80 - 100 floors
Yes, i saw it too yesterday night... Maximum fllors of Burj Dubai in the movie scenes was around 100 floors
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Old November 23rd, 2008, 04:58 PM   #12173
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This last picture is absolutely stunning. It looks more like a city than a vast construction zone from this angle. I can't tell which direction we're looking in though. Is the coast on the left or the right and it looks like evening to me.
Coast and Gulf is to the left, desert to the right. Viewdirection: to the Creek. This road you look along is a street parallel to SZR.
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Old November 23rd, 2008, 05:06 PM   #12174
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Cladding Question Answered

According to the tech papers Pininapoke turned us on to the upper cladding WILL be installed during the jacking process. So that answers my question.

If you spend the time navigating about there is a wealth of info on this building all throughout that website if you hit the tech papers for many of the speakers.

It is interesting to read the history of the development of the ultimate building height and how the strucutural and wind calcs had to be redone several times. There is also a statement in one that the foundation and lower floors of the building were designed and constructed to accomodate additional building height if it was needed later.

All just great stuff for supertall junkies and engineering gurus.
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Old November 23rd, 2008, 05:17 PM   #12175
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cladding is on the 8th steel floor now, but those top 3 concrete floors may not be covered in glass so people don't get confused where the transition between concrete ans steel is for the time being.
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Old November 23rd, 2008, 07:32 PM   #12176
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Coast and Gulf is to the left, desert to the right. Viewdirection: to the Creek. This road you look along is a street parallel to SZR.
Thanks for this info Axel
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Hi Fury! I was waiting for your analyse, thanks!

But I think you're wrong in the part I quoted. The pinnacle isn't at the height of the 6th drawing, because that would mean it is higher as tier 23A, which isn't the case. They are still easily able to put up 23B and start jacking at the moment.

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Hi Dennis.

The top of the pinnacle is at approx. 730m.
The top beams of section 23A that is the top section up right now is 732.9m.
This shot by you shows clearly that the pinnacle is over half way up section 23A.



So as I posted earlier the pinnacle is at the height of the 6th drawing but section 23B is not up on the structure as the 6th drawing shows. I think it will be erected shortly unless they have revised this plan.

Can't wait - want jacking ... -

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Old November 23rd, 2008, 10:25 PM   #12178
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Wow, massif building!!!!!
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Old November 23rd, 2008, 11:19 PM   #12179
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It's amazing!!!!
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Old November 23rd, 2008, 11:19 PM   #12180
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I have made a new video for this month. Something went wrong with the rendering format, so the images don't appear on the full videoscreen. But anyway, here it is:



June: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2juNoMd-XQ
May: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7Qg1Hs7V-k
April: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5WBF6eINxE0
March: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HM9ITrf6zfw
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