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Old November 23rd, 2008, 11:32 PM   #12181
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Was there ever an official announcement of a top out at the end of this year?
It seems that work on the spire has slowed down, and I’ am curious as to whether a top out is even possible in this timeframe.
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Old November 23rd, 2008, 11:42 PM   #12182
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Was there ever an official announcement of a top out at the end of this year?
It seems that work on the spire has slowed down, and I’ am curious as to whether a top out is even possible in this timeframe.
The jacking itselfs goes very fast. They lifted up the spire of the Taipei 101 in just one day. But that was also a tiny one.
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Old November 23rd, 2008, 11:55 PM   #12183
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^but that was 300m lower then burjdubais.
great explanation fury. i measure the spire ercetion diagrams at 808m.
note in spire install sequence it mentions spire starts to be installed from lev156? also it will be a 3step process. i think they are ready for 2nd stage?
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Old November 23rd, 2008, 11:56 PM   #12184
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when i remember right they planned 6 weeks for jacking the spire on the BD
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Old November 24th, 2008, 12:02 AM   #12185
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If that plan is to succeed, with the end of the year mark in mind, we should see the spire/pinnacle going up any day now.
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Old November 24th, 2008, 01:33 AM   #12186
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more info and whole video on http://current.com/items/89546563/wo..._base_jump.htm

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Old November 24th, 2008, 05:00 AM   #12187
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Very enlightening, piginapoke! According to this, the entire pinnacle is already up there! A quote: "...the pinnacle pipe sections are stacked from level 156..."
Correct.....it intimates that the pinnacle did extend all the way down to the top of the concrete structure. They had been installing sections of it all along as the steel structure rose, we only noticed the top few sections as they went above the rest of the structure.

It has already been lifted by one movement from the top of concrete to where it is currently.
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Old November 24th, 2008, 05:10 AM   #12188
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WoW you guys are crazy keep it coming I wish I could do that. I will be going to Dubai in December. Hopefully I will take pics and post them.
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Old November 24th, 2008, 06:31 AM   #12189
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bad news, cladding has stopped because the Emaar didnt pay to the contractors, I have heard some others companies also stopped.

good news I am back and will have an internet soon

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Old November 24th, 2008, 06:34 AM   #12190
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Thanks Fury, guess you're right
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Old November 24th, 2008, 08:07 AM   #12191
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Emaar still says the handover is mid 2009 but I have spoken many people from different sub-contractors, they said 2009 is almost impossible, most of them said maybe in 2010.
we will see.
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Old November 24th, 2008, 08:28 AM   #12192
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WB Imre - your last shot made my jaw drop. And I reckon I can see a bit of pinnacle at the bottom of your 2nd-to-last pic.

When you say "cladding has stopped because the Emaar didnt pay to the contractors, I have heard some others companies also stopped", do you mean other companies working on the Burj have stopped work?

B787-938: How high above the concrete floors are you saying the pinnacle is now?
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Old November 24th, 2008, 09:21 AM   #12193
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B787-938: How high above the concrete floors are you saying the pinnacle is now?
It appears the base of the pinnacle would be resting on Level 158 (just below the base of Tier 17) at this stage of the installation.

The next move looks to take the base up to Level 160.


Having said that...if the current height of the top of the pinnacle (from Culwulla's latest diagram) is correct at 727m then the pinnacle is still likely to be sitting on the top of the concrete structure, if all 144m of it is already up there. In this case the next move may be up to level 158 where work on the cladding fixed to the pinnacle can take place.

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Old November 24th, 2008, 09:22 AM   #12194
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Great pictures again, everybody! Bad to hear rumors about the construction slowdown

@Imre

Do you know why "imredubai" is blocked? (at least through etisalat here in my office)

And what focal length does your camera lens have? Seems to be at least 300mm
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Old November 24th, 2008, 09:22 AM   #12195
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thansk for updates imre.
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Old November 24th, 2008, 09:26 AM   #12196
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just quoting post to carry it over to new page.
great shots

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bad news, cladding has stopped because the Emaar didnt pay to the contractors, I have heard some others companies also stopped.

good news I am back and will have an internet soon

21/November/2008

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Old November 24th, 2008, 09:33 AM   #12197
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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. I have a feeling after I visit it will obviously be easier to know where everything is when looking at the pictures.


Also wanted to add those latest pictures from Imre look nice but the windows look pretty damn dusty. I guess it's going to take a lot of water to clean those off all the time.
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Old November 24th, 2008, 09:45 AM   #12198
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can any one figure out how much left in the previous photo.... how much time left for topped out if the same construction speed is going....
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Old November 24th, 2008, 09:47 AM   #12199
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...Also wanted to add those latest pictures from Imre look nice but the windows look pretty damn dusty. I guess it's going to take a lot of water to clean those off all the time.
Dubai Fountain will do the job
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Old November 24th, 2008, 11:01 AM   #12200
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Do you know why "imredubai" is blocked? (at least through etisalat here in my office)

And what focal length does your camera lens have? Seems to be at least 300mm
Tried it too and it is indeed blocked. A long shot maybe, but it might be because of some naughty google ads in some of the many domain names he has registered.

He is currently using a regular digicamera with x12 optical zoom (436mm max)
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