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Old December 5th, 2008, 05:48 AM   #12581
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Hi all.

Great stuff Dennis. Looking forward to your info tomorrow.

I probably misread your post on the test lift - 50mm. not 50cm.

With cladding to be done before jacking we probably won't see jacking start this year. Then there is that pesky top access platform ...

So ......... - 818.0m. I wish we would have known that - like 2 years ago !!!

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Old December 5th, 2008, 06:42 AM   #12582
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I guess they want to make a spectacle out of the jacking/top out. Sounds consistent.
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Old December 5th, 2008, 06:55 AM   #12583
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I don't think the cladding will take all that long. We've seen just how quick they can put it up. I think they mean the cladding on the steel structure portion needs to be done before jacking. Please correct me if i am wrong.
But if we have to wait until ALL of the cladding is complete including the entire length of the external lifts, then yes they may take a bit of time since the lifts will of course have to be removed first...etc.etc.
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Old December 5th, 2008, 07:50 AM   #12584
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thanks everyone on the advice on where to go and i sure will try to visit all those places
as for prices i will go find where i wrote them down and edit this post again and again.
Airfares (both ways): $2203.00



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Old December 5th, 2008, 11:53 AM   #12585
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Three more -

First one taken from what I think provides one of the best places to shoot the Burj from (side of The Address where the path leads down to the Old Town). One of the earlier shots I put up was taken a few yards to the left of this, but this exact spot is my favourite -



From the bridge between Dubai Mall and Old Town -



Another from the bridge, but landscape this time. A 10mm lens just manages to squeeze it all in, but of course massively distorts the perspective:

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Old December 5th, 2008, 12:04 PM   #12586
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Nice pics Gerald! Great Work!
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Old December 5th, 2008, 12:08 PM   #12587
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Nice pics, good to see some ‘more professional’ photographers at the forum!

The cladding will definitely take some time. Also because of problems with that subcontractor. Hopefully they are able to start before the end of the year.
The spire is totally finished (including beacons and platform!) and completely inside the steel structure reaching until the concrete structure. It will be jacked in 8 stages, after each jack the fins and/or missing tiers will be attached. As we know, in 5 or 6 weeks this can be done. The holes of which we didn’t know what they are for at the top of the spire, are for installing ‘christmas lights or fireworks or something’ for the opening. So basically we need to wait for the cladding to pick up and then this 550 tons spire will be pulled upwards with big ropes
Some other things that are interesting:
- sept ’09 the Armani hotel will open first of all
- currently there are 10000 people working at the site
- there’s no tuned mass damper in the building but they’re still able to install one if needed


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Old December 5th, 2008, 12:11 PM   #12588
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great update Deniss how did you enter on the building site ? great work, my god tower is very dirty
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Old December 5th, 2008, 12:25 PM   #12589
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Amazing views dennis
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Old December 5th, 2008, 03:52 PM   #12590
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Hi Dennis,
why have u deleted your pics from the buttom of BD? I cant find them?
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Old December 5th, 2008, 04:48 PM   #12591
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05/December/2008

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Old December 5th, 2008, 04:51 PM   #12592
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great update Deniss how did you enter on the building site ? great work, my god tower is very dirty
what update? I can't see any
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Old December 5th, 2008, 05:17 PM   #12593
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yeah I know but belive me it was there but I dont know what happened with it :/ somebody ask'ed DenisS what happened few post ago but he didnt answer... but belive me the pics was great
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Old December 5th, 2008, 05:58 PM   #12594
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more pics from the Al Wasl Road and the Jumeirah Gardens site











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Old December 5th, 2008, 06:19 PM   #12595
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Awesome pics Imre
The place in the last pic (that small building) going to demolished...
New skyscraper will become here after few weeks/months
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Old December 5th, 2008, 07:14 PM   #12596
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Nice pics, good to see some ‘more professional’ photographers at the forum!

The cladding will definitely take some time. Also because of problems with that subcontractor. Hopefully they are able to start before the end of the year.
The spire is totally finished (including beacons and platform!) and completely inside the steel structure reaching until the concrete structure. It will be jacked in 8 stages, after each jack the fins and/or missing tiers will be attached. As we know, in 5 or 6 weeks this can be done. The holes of which we didn’t know what they are for at the top of the spire, are for installing ‘christmas lights or fireworks or something’ for the opening. So basically we need to wait for the cladding to pick up and then this 550 tons spire will be pulled upwards with big ropes
Some other things that are interesting:
- sept ’09 the Armani hotel will open first of all
- currently there are 10000 people working at the site
- there’s no tuned mass damper in the building but they’re still able to install one if needed

OK, SERIOUSLY; what happened to the pictures? Did the Emaar boys knock on Dennis' door or get in touch with the site moderators? Would love to see these pics. Someone please explain what happened.
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Old December 5th, 2008, 08:43 PM   #12597
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Burj Dubai to stand tallest for at least a decade

05 December 2008
Every cloud has a silver lining and for the world it literally will be The Burj DubaiBurj Dubai. The global financial crisis has ensured that the super-tall skyscraper, already the region's pride, will cement its place as the world's tallest building for at least a decade.

In the recent past, several projects have been announced in the Middle East threatening to surpass EmaarEmaar's Burj DubaiBurj Dubai. However, analysts state that all such projects, which require billions to complete, have been brought to a grinding halt.

With the crisis expected to govern global lives for the next three to five years and an additional five years being the minimum period required to soar above 818 metres (the Burj DubaiBurj Dubai's proposed final height), it is safe to say Dubai's astonishing landmark will rule till 2019.

To date, four projects that would outstrip the Burj DubaiBurj Dubai have been announced.

Al Burj (The Tower) by Nakheel, the only serious contender that had bite, will also take a few more years than initially projected to complete.

However, analysts spell complete doom for the other proposed projects - Murjan Tower 1 (Bahrain), Burj Mubarak al-Kabir (Kuwait) and Saudi Arabian Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal's kilometre high tower for Jeddah.

NakheelNakheel has kept its proposed final height for the Al Burj a secret.

However, nothing can surpass the Burj DubaiBurj Dubai for a decade.

Construction began on September 21, 2004 and is expected to be completed and ready for occupation in September 2009.

Record breaker
The Burj DubaiBurj Dubai holds the following records:

Tallest structure: 707m; previously KVLY-TV mast in North Dakota, USA: 628.8m

Tallest freestanding structure: 707m; previously CN Tower, Canada: 553.3m

Building with most floors: 160; previously Sears Tower, Chicago, USA: 110 floors

Highest vertical concrete pumping (for a building): 601m; previously Taiwan's Taipei 101: 449.2m

Highest vertical concrete pumping (for any construction): 601m (1,972ft); previously Riva del Garda Hydroelectric Power Plant, Torino, Italy: 532m

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Old December 5th, 2008, 08:53 PM   #12598
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If anyone of those is to be built then I say the Jeddah tower. There are huge funds backing that which Nakheel at the moment don't seem to have.
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Old December 5th, 2008, 09:13 PM   #12599
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you mean kingdom tower? Not to be exclusively off the topic but we're seeing more of Nakheel tower than the Kingdom tower at the present moment aren't we?

But both are likely to surpass burj dubai at some stage in the future.
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Old December 5th, 2008, 10:04 PM   #12600
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OK, SERIOUSLY; what happened to the pictures? Did the Emaar boys knock on Dennis' door or get in touch with the site moderators? Would love to see these pics. Someone please explain what happened.
No Emaar boys or something. I had permission to be at the site and take pictures, but I don't want to do things Emaar or other involved persons may not like, so thats the reason I took them of. I have (and want) to be careful that's all. Think I'll print them and hang them above my bed..
Here's a picture from a legally spot for all New updates will come soon, enjoy!

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