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Old December 22nd, 2008, 11:50 PM   #13361
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excellent. i estimate another 10m rise. thus 790m. exciting times
another 30m/100ft to go.

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Old December 22nd, 2008, 11:50 PM   #13362
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Beacons are working. I just didnt get the timing during the photo. You can see in night pics I posted yesterday.

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Old December 23rd, 2008, 12:11 AM   #13363
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With the spire beacon.

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Old December 23rd, 2008, 12:13 AM   #13364
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simply amazing
now 790m or 96.4% of eventual height.
hey what time is it in dubai? did you just take them?
here in sydney its just after 9am.
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Old December 23rd, 2008, 12:26 AM   #13365
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So the spire was jacked with some glass panels already attached to them, that is so cool.
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Old December 23rd, 2008, 12:39 AM   #13366
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well, i think theyve been adding them as they jack the pinnacle up
im really satisfied by how fast theyre adding them though!

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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.
i think they just have the rest of tier 25, then the three wings of tier 24, am i correct?
im pretty sure all of it is on site, because theyre adding them really quickly
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Old December 23rd, 2008, 12:45 AM   #13367
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At this rate we are hopefully 2 spire jumps before top-out, maybe even one, I feel the next few days will be full of excitement!
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Old December 23rd, 2008, 12:58 AM   #13368
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At this rate we are hopefully 2 spire jumps before top-out, maybe even one, I feel the next few days will be full of excitement!
I think i will take longer. The higher they jack it up, the more glass panels they will have to add because they reach the lower tiers. So that should take up some more time.

Another practical question by the way, but how are they going to clean those upper glass panels? :p
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Old December 23rd, 2008, 12:58 AM   #13369
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so now we've 6 cladding-sections at the spire. 9 more to go when i'm not wrong
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Old December 23rd, 2008, 01:07 AM   #13370
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so now we've 6 cladding-sections at the spire. 9 more to go when i'm not wrong
i don't understand this way of counting...
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Old December 23rd, 2008, 02:02 AM   #13371
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Very exciting now that the spire is getting jacked up....I can't wait to see the final TO pics! It amazing that we are but 90' from the top. Seems like yesterday it was 100 floors high.

Thanks for your pics while you were in Dubai Dennis...they were great. And as always, thanks to Imre, Culwalla, Fury, Altin D and everyone else who has kept us in the know and stocked with drawings and pics.....just fascinating how you guys have time to do al this.

Hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and here's to BD topping out by NY's!
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Old December 23rd, 2008, 02:07 AM   #13372
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drew mag00-correct. i think next jack-up will have tier25 structure attached to pinnacle and this will raise up 10m again to reach 800m. then maybe one or 2 more raises of 10m each and the pinnacle will reach its 819m ;-)
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Old December 23rd, 2008, 02:09 AM   #13373
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And thanks to Old Town Resident for the incredible photos!!!!!
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Old December 23rd, 2008, 02:23 AM   #13374
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good lord, the jacking of spire is so quick, few meters to magical border 800m
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Old December 23rd, 2008, 02:23 AM   #13375
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Thx for pics OTR, it will top out at 818/819.1 for sure now, they cant change it
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Old December 23rd, 2008, 02:44 AM   #13376
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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?
From Fury's detail below you can see that the 3 levels of Tier 24 will also be attached to the pinnacle before it is all lifted above the existing steel structure.

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Old December 23rd, 2008, 03:07 AM   #13377
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repost from over the page
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excellent. i estimate another 10m rise. thus 790m. exciting times
another 30m/100ft to go.

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here is repost of pinnacle detail.
i have tiers 25,26 and 27 seethrough.
ill colour them soon to show final apperance
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Old December 23rd, 2008, 03:21 AM   #13378
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Thanks Culwulla. The time is coming!


When is expected to reach his final height?
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Old December 23rd, 2008, 03:24 AM   #13379
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I can't avoid spamming here, this is really a great time to be folowing this forum.

Thanks for posting all these pictures and info.
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Old December 23rd, 2008, 04:02 AM   #13380
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thanks for the diagrams ! BD might top out in a few days only before 2008 is gone. Maybe a New Year surprise??? Progress is fast !
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