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Old December 15th, 2008, 10:01 PM   #13001
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Sorry if I missed anything but how tall is the tower now to the tip of the spire?

Is there any info on how fast the spire gets pushed up? like how many cms per hour.
770 meters
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Old December 15th, 2008, 10:14 PM   #13002
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770 meters
...or 2526 ft. I can't think in metric.

A bit over 2500 ft tall, WOW.
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Old December 15th, 2008, 10:14 PM   #13003
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770 meters means 7 x soccer field length (110m x 60m)
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Old December 15th, 2008, 10:17 PM   #13004
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almost 800m now , just incredible. never thought the jacking would be so fast
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Old December 16th, 2008, 12:23 AM   #13005
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Dubai has been updated in Google Earth, showing Burj progress to maybe a few months ago.
thanks

I notice there is a lot more greenery than the previous image.
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Old December 16th, 2008, 12:26 AM   #13006
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Awesome detailed high quality pictures of the Top. I am surprised they didn't put the railings for the maintenance people.
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Old December 16th, 2008, 12:31 AM   #13007
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Hi all.

Holy Smokes !!!

The fins have been done inside where we can't see. I guess there was room. Those fins have always been in the plans - to whoever posted that they were an afterthought.

As I posted yesterday they may jack 30m. and stop to install fins. Since all the fins are on there is no need to stop there. By the looks of the various angles (nice shots guys) every fin is installed.

It looks to me they jacked enough so tier 26 is just above the large temp. platform on top of section 22. They will surely stop and add the one small wing on tier 26 and clad it ?
Then jack untill tier 25 is exposed and stop to add the 2 small wings.
Then jack untill tier 24 is exposed and stop to add the 3 small wings.
Then jack to top out and add the 2 sections left of the second big(ger) wing of tier 22, the small wings of tier 22(1) and tier 23 (2), and connections to finish up.
There will probably be more stages but these are the major ones the way I see it - we shall see.

The top access platform still looks unfinished without the handrail and BMU monorail but perhaps I should stop flogging that dead horse ...

Here is some of OTR's shots:

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- showing where the one small wing of tier 26 will go



It looks to me that approx. 6m. of tier 29 is above the top beams of section 23B. So 739.3 + ~6.4 + 21.3 + 1 (for the beacons) = 768m. or 2520 feet. Yet another fantastic new record in the history of man made structures.

Top out should be in Jan. '09.
Great time to be a skyscraper watcher/fanatic.

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Old December 16th, 2008, 12:39 AM   #13008
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Tis is incredible, 30m in one day oh ,,,,is an illussion???
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Old December 16th, 2008, 12:45 AM   #13009
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Tis is incredible, 30m in one day oh ,,,,is an illussion???
Fata Morgana, quite common in Dubai's dessert
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Old December 16th, 2008, 01:53 AM   #13010
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diagram update
current pinnacle height=767m, which is approx height of eventual tier27 or highest tier with balcony

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Old December 16th, 2008, 02:03 AM   #13011
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Hi Cul.

Does the angle not have to be figured in to scaling ? I'm just asking ...

You could very well be correct.

Another great diagram Cul - looking good.

Tier 30 was always going to be 21.3m. I am hanging on to 818.0 from the floor of the ground level to the floor of the top platform as per the plans untill we get some concrete info that says otherwise.



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Old December 16th, 2008, 02:14 AM   #13012
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yeah your right.lol
ill edit diagram
btwm, its current height is 93% of eventual height.
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Old December 16th, 2008, 03:08 AM   #13013
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I have a question about floor counting. I know Empire State Building has 102 floors, but a dozen or so are above the observation deck and into the thick base of the spire, which spire it self was a later addition. Are those floors inhabitable, and if not, why are they included in the count? Does this apply here?

Also in Burj Dubai, what is considered to be roof height?
86th Floor Observatory:
The 86th floor Observatory, 1,050 feet (320 meters), reached by high speed, automatic elevators, has both a glass-enclosed area, which is heated in winter and cooled in summer, and spacious outdoor promenades on all four sides of the Building. High powered binoculars are available on the promenades for the convenience of visitors at a minimal cost. The 86th floor observatory is handicap accessible.

102nd Floor Observatory:
102nd Floor Observatory tickets are only sold upon arrival at the Empire State Building at a cost of $15.00 in addition to regular admission tickets.

NOTE: The 102nd floor Observatory is closed for renovations effective September 29th until further notice. Please feel free to call 212.736.3100 for any questions regarding hours of operation.


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Old December 16th, 2008, 03:37 AM   #13014
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^In ESB, floorsfrom 86-102 are communications and are inhabitable.even though are not office use.
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Old December 16th, 2008, 03:49 AM   #13015
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Hey - how come Burj Dubai has a lower observation deck than a building 300m smaller? (SWFC)
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Old December 16th, 2008, 03:54 AM   #13016
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Old December 16th, 2008, 03:58 AM   #13017
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Old December 16th, 2008, 04:38 AM   #13018
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fantastic tower & lighting power...the winning still Burj Dubai tower....
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Old December 16th, 2008, 05:14 AM   #13019
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Hey - how come Burj Dubai has a lower observation deck than a building 300m smaller? (SWFC)
its only 30m lower, which woulndt notice. burjDubais also indoor outdoor ob deck as oppsed to SWFcs indoor walkbridge.
lev124 is one of the last large floors which will accomodate the expected tourists which is accessed by fast double decker lift. i dont think you can get to lev101 in SWFc by one lift run?
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Old December 16th, 2008, 05:39 AM   #13020
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Hey cul, i know you have explained a thousand times about the observation deck.

i'll add one more.

from the outdoor observation deck, would you actually be able to see all the way to the top of pinnacle?

I mean the wings of the tower, wouldn't that be on the way?

just curious
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