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Old December 22nd, 2008, 03:49 PM   #13341
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I can just make out the top of the spire from my house... in Brisbane Australia.
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Old December 22nd, 2008, 04:44 PM   #13342
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Thought I'd share this with everyone.

Tidied up and ready for printing now. All 31,931,010 pixels of it.

That's of course assuming I can find somewhere in Dubai that will print me something 2.11m high and 31cm wide!

This is a highly compressed JPG (2MB). The full file is 320MB.

(image may drop in and out as bandwidth gets used up)

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Old December 22nd, 2008, 04:55 PM   #13343
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This is a stunning picture. I was scrolling down, scrolling, scrolling and scrolling it's a HUGE building.
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Old December 22nd, 2008, 06:59 PM   #13344
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Spire Jacking Update (Increase)

About another 13m height increase.

Now around 793m

[IMG]http://i40.************/21crr75.jpg[/IMG]
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Old December 22nd, 2008, 07:13 PM   #13345
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Old December 22nd, 2008, 07:21 PM   #13346
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Unbelievable, less than 26 meters from the goal, I have a feeling they might as well try to top it out before new year, its too close to resist the temptation On the other hand, if there are plans to further increase final height ( hope dies hard people ! ), I am more than willing to wait even more. Either way, its 790m+, what an otherworldly number indeed!
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Old December 22nd, 2008, 07:21 PM   #13347
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Old December 22nd, 2008, 07:39 PM   #13348
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Great! They're going really quickly with this, surprising!
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Old December 22nd, 2008, 07:49 PM   #13349
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Too close indeed
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Old December 22nd, 2008, 08:02 PM   #13350
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does any one know how many pinnicle sections are left for the 819m height and how many are left on the site , they might get a few more made up to increase haha.
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Old December 22nd, 2008, 08:08 PM   #13351
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22/December/2008

Burj Dubai from Karama and from SZR









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Old December 22nd, 2008, 08:09 PM   #13352
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If its not inside the steel structure now, it never will be.
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Old December 22nd, 2008, 08:16 PM   #13353
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looks like 9m of jacking, not 13m

so its about 789m
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Old December 22nd, 2008, 10:33 PM   #13354
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cheers otr
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Old December 22nd, 2008, 10:36 PM   #13355
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who cares...only a few meters from the magical 800m mark
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Old December 22nd, 2008, 10:53 PM   #13356
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the three missing wings of tier 24 should be added within days, so it should be still possible to reach the topout (only approx. 30 meters missing) until new years eve.
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Old December 22nd, 2008, 10:54 PM   #13357
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OTR, i cant see photos, can you email them to me or use flickr? for some reason my pc wont allow tinypic.
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Old December 22nd, 2008, 11:30 PM   #13358
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You can see there are still at least three bolts to attach cladding to the spire at the bottom. So at least three more floors.

How many of those floors will be attached to the spire itself?
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Old December 22nd, 2008, 11:32 PM   #13359
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Quote:
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OTR, i cant see photos, can you email them to me or use flickr? for some reason my pc wont allow tinypic.
cheers

Cul, in photobucket in this URL.

I was saving my 1000th post for the top out, but anyway here we go my pleasure


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Old December 22nd, 2008, 11:42 PM   #13360
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Cul, in photobucket in this URL.

I was saving my 1000th post for the top out, but anyway here we go my pleasure

Strange that the beacons at the top aren't working yet.
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