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Old November 16th, 2007, 11:50 PM   #1261
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I read somewhere that Burj Dubai will be 5.5 million sq/ft. 25% more space than the Sears Tower. So the Tower is thin at all, that's a hell of a lot of rental space.
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Old November 17th, 2007, 12:26 AM   #1262
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i wonder why the formwork is still on if steel spire work has now begun. also, the new crane might be for lifting in place steel sections for the pinnacle that is planned to be erected inside the building core then hoisted up.
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Old November 17th, 2007, 12:38 AM   #1263
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It's a shame they don't seem to last very long. See Imre's pics of dead trees.
LOL!!

Those are the palms being transported to site. They are not dead, thats what they look like during the transplanting stage!
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Old November 17th, 2007, 12:42 AM   #1264
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I've just seen a tv programme on Discovery Science about Burj Dubai. There was an interview with an architect and some other things about the building.
what channel ?
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Old November 17th, 2007, 01:01 AM   #1265
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LOL!!

Those are the palms being transported to site. They are not dead, thats what they look like during the transplanting stage!
I am pleased to hear this. They are not dead but sleeping!
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Old November 17th, 2007, 01:22 AM   #1266
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the steel construction is not visible yet. the picture posted by oldtown resident is part of the formwork.
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Old November 17th, 2007, 02:04 AM   #1267
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Wow, great news, the mechanicals floors' facade is beginning, the steel structure too and the last wing in this photo is almost finished!


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Old November 17th, 2007, 03:58 AM   #1268
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STEELWORK ON TOP STARTED

have you seen steel at the site ?
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Old November 17th, 2007, 06:45 AM   #1269
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this is a great update, i love how the facade is progressing
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Old November 17th, 2007, 10:56 AM   #1270
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Wow, great news, the mechanicals floors' facade is beginning, the steel structure too and the last wing in this photo is almost finished!


Yes, 4 slabs left
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Old November 17th, 2007, 11:03 AM   #1271
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STEELWORK ON TOP STARTED
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the steel construction is not visible yet. the picture posted by oldtown resident is part of the formwork.
My thoughts exactly.

It looks like as they're disassembling the outer formwork, we begin to see inside it toward the inner formwork. And no doubt they used metal beams to hold it all together.

Remember, the formwork wasn't just on the outside of the building...They needed it on the inside too, to form the inner core walls, and to back the outer forms.
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Old November 17th, 2007, 11:21 AM   #1272
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Hmmm...

An observation of the picture in the previous post.

On the side of the tower facing towards us, we can see the sky through the future door frame. This means the core floor slab for the floor above it has still not reached this level.

My conclusion is the core floor slab is either at Tier 13, lvl 148 or just above on floor 149. Which therefore means we wont be seeing any steelwork for sometime.

However, the media has been advised concrete work has already been completed?

Something does not add up here…

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Old November 17th, 2007, 11:21 AM   #1273
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yes the time has come to leave behind the concrete and start steel.the next few sections up to 612 will take rest of year.
@glassnsteel. the pinnacle wont start until next year, The steel section which consists of 40 levels will take atleast 6 months to erect. the pinnacle will start to be constructed inside this but not until late 08.
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Old November 17th, 2007, 12:22 PM   #1274
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The formwork seen a few days ago being taken down was that of tier 10's =) ive noticed it was there one day and gone the next so it must be from there. seeing as no visable formwork has been removed from the top.
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Old November 17th, 2007, 05:08 PM   #1275
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have you seen steel at the site ?
No steel noticed yet Helghast.
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Old November 17th, 2007, 05:15 PM   #1276
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I've a question about this picture:



Where are the elevatorshafts?
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Old November 17th, 2007, 07:02 PM   #1277
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thats a good question, maybe the centre triangle.
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Old November 17th, 2007, 07:59 PM   #1278
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Yesterday I was walking under the Natwest Tower, the tallest building in the City of London. A band of steel rises 600 ft vertically. It looks very impressive. It has occurred to me that tha Burj Dubai will be four times the height! I am afraid this is enough to knock the socks off anyone straining their neck to look to the top of it. Amazing, really wow!!
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Old November 17th, 2007, 09:00 PM   #1279
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thats a good question, maybe the centre triangle.
I dont think so. According to the plans of the armani hotel that is a corridor. Although this picture is many stories above the armani part, i dont think that it is used as a lift shaft.

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Old November 17th, 2007, 09:44 PM   #1280
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What is going on? It's been almost 24 days since the last official height update. Where should it be at now?
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