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Old December 8th, 2008, 05:40 AM   #12661
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Yeah. But the spire looks strange indeed. it looks short.
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Old December 8th, 2008, 06:49 AM   #12662
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Hi all.

My hats off to all the photogs. The last few days have been great. Near 800 pics for the collection and fantastic info. Took most of my day off to get things straight, filed, and burned.

As Dennis posted jacking will take 5 or 6 weeks so no top out this year. Depending on the speed of the cladding crew jacking may not even start this year. So definately the jacking is gonna be one staged lift - cool. Also it's starting to look like the top access platform may be finished with no guardrail. I still think there will be a guardrail and the planned monorail for the BMU but it remains to be seen.

I'm sure glad this thing was so far along before this new breakfast cereal came out (Credit Crunch). Not that I think it wouldn't have been built but it may have been slowed considerably.

Oh joy - 15 cm of snow today and still comin' down. Should be an interesting trip to work tomorrow.

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Old December 8th, 2008, 11:28 AM   #12663
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the render with spire looks ok, but remember theres 80m of spire to be added to top above current height.maybe double of what yourve shown.
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Old December 8th, 2008, 12:28 PM   #12664
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[IMG]http://i34.************/sg1s2w.jpg[/IMG]
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Old December 8th, 2008, 01:48 PM   #12665
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Old December 8th, 2008, 02:30 PM   #12666
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Even the people on the beach are busy with designing en building new buildings
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Old December 8th, 2008, 02:31 PM   #12667
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doesnt people swim in beach of dubai?
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Old December 8th, 2008, 02:44 PM   #12668
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Old December 8th, 2008, 02:44 PM   #12669
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doesnt people swim in beach of dubai?
http://img355.imageshack.us/img355/3...esolt27kr1.jpg

sea still good but getting colder
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Old December 8th, 2008, 02:52 PM   #12670
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doesnt people swim in beach of dubai?
The English get up to all sorts of things on Dubai's beaches!
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Old December 8th, 2008, 02:53 PM   #12671
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i heard, in summers the sea of dubai gets as hot as unswimable.
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Old December 8th, 2008, 03:29 PM   #12672
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In the coldest period in January it's 20 to 24 degrees Celsius. In the hottest period in July it's 34 degrees Celsius. So it's still swimmable.
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Old December 8th, 2008, 04:39 PM   #12673
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Finally a DBD aerial shot which shows the whole complex.

[IMG]http://i34.************/wrjq7p.jpg[/IMG]

Source:http://www.flickr.com/photos/playing...ht/3092449676/
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Old December 8th, 2008, 04:45 PM   #12674
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OMG!!!!!!!!! i'm so glad i'm buying a apartment in the Index. thats such s great view
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Old December 8th, 2008, 04:48 PM   #12675
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a repost for the new thread page

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Old December 8th, 2008, 05:17 PM   #12676
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Wow.

Words fail me.
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Old December 8th, 2008, 05:19 PM   #12677
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ok I have to admit, that is an amazing picture. Great work!
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Old December 8th, 2008, 05:43 PM   #12678
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Amazing shot Germantower! Now you can see what the view must e from the rooftop of the BD. I think I wouldn't stand a minut up there
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Old December 8th, 2008, 07:20 PM   #12679
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The above pic is totally amazing


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New Year Fireworks at Burj
Around this time last year, there were rumours about setting the Guiness book of world records with a fireworks display around Burj Dubai on New Year's eve...
I dont know last years but 2009 getting to Guiness book is very possible

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Old December 8th, 2008, 08:03 PM   #12680
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it doesn't look like anything like it
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