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Old December 15th, 2008, 07:02 AM   #12921
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Hi all,
Great surprise yesterday, good to see some action at the top. Today’s pictures show the spire after the first jacking stage. I think the crane can still reach every part all the way around, so there is still time for the cladding.

Glass panels are installed without the use of the crane, from inside, so jacking might go further before all panels are installed. The crane only needs to lift the panels to the right floor, they can leave them there (if they like) and wait with fixing the panels. So we might be surprised with more jacking before new years eve





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Old December 15th, 2008, 08:17 AM   #12922
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If I'm looking at the standard floors correctly, it looks like it's now risen another 5 meters or so. So what are we at... ~744m?
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Old December 15th, 2008, 10:09 AM   #12923
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Spire Jacking Progress

Wow, no 5 or 6 week jacking plan for this one.

Spire is now around 20m + above highest steel level, and heigher than crane boom at full height stretch.

Amazing progress.

Pics later (Dennis get in there)
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Old December 15th, 2008, 10:15 AM   #12924
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Wow, no 5 or 6 week jacking plan for this one.

Spire is now around 20m + above highest steel level, and heigher than crane boom at full height stretch.

Amazing progress.

Pics later (Dennis get in there)
WOW that's fantastic! Unfortunately I can't see it from where I am at the moment...
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Old December 15th, 2008, 10:18 AM   #12925
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So when realistically are we looking for top out? - Jan / Feb?

Then how long until all cladding is finished and its just inside work that is being done?

If we all think final height is 818m - I think completion will be on 18/8/09 - 8/18/09 (USA) - just a hunch
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Old December 15th, 2008, 10:34 AM   #12926
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yes, now 20m above steel (739m), now 759m.
so another 60m or so. theres a chance the spire will topout this year. if not early jan.
keep piccies coming guys!!
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Old December 15th, 2008, 10:46 AM   #12927
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Wow, great! Fury will have a heart attack when he wakes up
(just joking Ray )

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Old December 15th, 2008, 10:56 AM   #12928
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Spire Jacking Progress

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Old December 15th, 2008, 10:57 AM   #12929
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More to folllow from other angles
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Old December 15th, 2008, 11:09 AM   #12930
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Old December 15th, 2008, 11:29 AM   #12931
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WOW! at this rate it'll be up by x-mas. =O i hope they are not just testing it... can anyone work out an accurate height?

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Old December 15th, 2008, 11:32 AM   #12932
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Spire Progress

I would say closer to 30m now on top of heighest steel height
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Old December 15th, 2008, 11:35 AM   #12933
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Im going up there tonight and placing a whole jar of Viagra pills under the base of the spire

HEY ! you never know
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Old December 15th, 2008, 11:36 AM   #12934
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By today noon the spire was jacked up almost as high above the top as the height of the half completed floors, which means up to around 770 meters already.


EDIT: I was so exited about all this that missed the picture posted earlier.
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Old December 15th, 2008, 11:38 AM   #12935
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Spire Progress from DIFC and SZR

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Old December 15th, 2008, 11:39 AM   #12936
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See ? told it it would work.
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Old December 15th, 2008, 11:39 AM   #12937
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By today noon the spire was jacked up almost as high above the top as the height of the half completed floors, which means up to around 770 meters already.


EDIT: I was so exited about all this that missed the picture posted earlier.
Comn Altin, get out of bed
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Old December 15th, 2008, 11:40 AM   #12938
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Damn!! It's alredy 770??
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Old December 15th, 2008, 11:43 AM   #12939
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I am ... kind of ... just 5 hours of sleep

BTW, in between your two updates they extended the spire an additional 10 meters, so Burj Dubi 780 meters tall, here we come.


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Old December 15th, 2008, 11:47 AM   #12940
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Damn, I again missed something: From the time OTR took the picture from DIFC and the time he got to SZR to get the 2nd pic on post 12942, they managed to jack it up for an additional 3 - 4 meters.

So the 780 figure I posted 5 minutes earlier became old news already.
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