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Old December 19th, 2008, 03:24 PM   #13221
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Old December 19th, 2008, 03:34 PM   #13222
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Nice one Imre. You've been busy today.

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Old December 19th, 2008, 04:14 PM   #13223
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good job imre, interesting photo underneath as it looks like the spire is a bit bent.

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Old December 19th, 2008, 04:31 PM   #13224
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One simple question: who was the one who worked out the 819m number for the towers final height?
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Old December 19th, 2008, 04:52 PM   #13225
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is the jacking is stillging on ? whats height during single day jackig...? if the final height is about 819m then before new year 2009 its panning to go complete ....?

The height must be at least 800 M ...789 , 790 its like you r in the market to by the thing thats al most 800 but looks cheaper

Whenever i see the Burj Dubai ...i always fell great and admire Adrian Smith and SOM to desigh this tower its Chirstmas gift from thos gys who have see dream to make this tower ......yes my friends ...its possible that dreams come true.....we can see ....
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Old December 19th, 2008, 06:25 PM   #13226
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The view is indeed awesome Imre


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The entrance looks great

btw: new pics of inside Burj Dubai will be great
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Old December 19th, 2008, 06:29 PM   #13227
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Great update, Imre! Can someone explain to me the real purpose of the fins? I've heard some ideas tossed around, but nothing concrete.
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Old December 19th, 2008, 06:32 PM   #13228
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The only reason is to stand the windforce. It has been said many times before and more concrete than that it will not get.
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Old December 19th, 2008, 09:38 PM   #13229
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just regarding that last pic, how come there's so much rubbish on the floor? (bottom right) no bins in dubai?
I actually want to know the same thing. Does anyone know why there's so much trash on the ground in that pic?

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heeey, it took me almost 2 hours to fix that picture! :P
I thought it looked very good, prondeimr, but the choppers look a tad out of place. But for 2 hours, man, good work.

And Desert Diver, those pics are incredible!

In this one:

http://www.quetschluft.de/dubai/olddubai1_q.jpg

You can see at the far right a jet flying with its contrails all lit up, what an awesome shot.

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I promised malec to make a SHZ towers video, heres the burj bit. The rolla coaster gets in the way alot..
I love how you called it a roller coaster, haha.

http://www.cedarpoint.com/_upload/in...m_force_13.jpg

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Old December 19th, 2008, 10:33 PM   #13230
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I actually want to know the same thing. Does anyone know why there's so much trash on the ground in that pic?
Most probably a very windy day, a trash bin pushed over and rubbish taken away from the winds till to that wall acting as a barricade.

However has to be said that the city is not as clean as it used to be ... but hey doubling in population tents to do that.
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Old December 20th, 2008, 12:03 AM   #13231
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- showing where the one small wing of tier 26 will go



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If we have any questions, I think we can rely on the Fury's analyzes to find the right answers.
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Old December 20th, 2008, 02:26 AM   #13232
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Nice one Imre. You've been busy today...
Indeed! But it's good to see that there's still a little "s-bear time" left

And btw. Imre's bear has been with him around the site now several times - and apparently "Bear Dubai" is a lucky charm for the tower!
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Old December 20th, 2008, 05:43 AM   #13233
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Cheers for the pics guys
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Old December 20th, 2008, 06:10 AM   #13234
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The only reason is to stand the windforce. It has been said many times before and more concrete than that it will not get.
How do the fins help with wind force? It would seem that a perfectly round spire would have much less wind resistance than one with attached fins. But, then, I'm not an architect!
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Old December 20th, 2008, 06:11 AM   #13235
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great updates imre
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Old December 20th, 2008, 07:26 AM   #13236
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How do the fins help with wind force? It would seem that a perfectly round spire would have much less wind resistance than one with attached fins. But, then, I'm not an architect!
Probably the same reason a golfball has dimples.
www.aerospaceweb.org a website that explains it (I googled golfball dimples)

Wow, It's getting really tall.
I really want to go to Dubai, but maybe in a few years when more has been completed.
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Old December 20th, 2008, 07:49 AM   #13237
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Probably the same reason a golfball has dimples.
www.aerospaceweb.org a website that explains it (I googled golfball dimples)

Wow, It's getting really tall.
I really want to go to Dubai, but maybe in a few years when more has been completed.
Thanks for that link. It was quite interesting!!

I also would love to go to Dubai, but like you, would want it to be a few years down the road.
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Old December 20th, 2008, 08:30 AM   #13238
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Hi all.

Thanks for the kind words guys.

Great updates Imre.

We should be seeing the 2 wings of tier 25 in the next few days if they have them ready to go as they did with the single wing of tier 26. One wing will be right under the tier 26 wing to make a continuous wing facing 180 degrees. The other will face 60 degrees. The crane is at 120 degrees.

After that they will probably do the next jacking stage to expose the part of the pinnacle pipe that will be tier 24. This tier has 3 wings that will fully enclose the pinnacle pipe as will all the tiers below this down to tier 20 (the pinnacle pipe extends down to section 20B). This is where things will be interesting. 2 of the wings will go right under the 2 wings of tier 25 making continuous wings. The third will face 300 degrees. That will be on the opposite side of the pinnacle pipe from the crane. I wonder how they will attach it ?

I'm thinking they may expose the part of the pinnacle pipe that will be tier 23 in 2 stages adding the 2 small wings between stages. Tier 23 has 2 small wings and the one larger wing that is already erected. When both of these stages are jacked we will be topped out.

Then just the one small wing of tier 22 and the 2 sections left of the larger wing facing the crane. Tier 22 has 1 small wing and 2 larger wings (one of the larger wings and one section of the other larger wing are already erected). Then finish up connections and cladding.

After that the crane recovery plan can begin. Not near as elaborate as the jacking plan but quite a process none the less.

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Old December 20th, 2008, 09:28 AM   #13239
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where is the rotating part of this BD?
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Old December 20th, 2008, 10:32 AM   #13240
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where is the rotating part of this BD?
What rotating part?
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