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Old November 19th, 2007, 09:43 PM   #1321
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Eureka Tower is one of the first buildings int he world to have fire proof lift shafts. forget the stairs you can take the lifts!
btw, the Burj d is twice the width of Eureka at its lower floors.
although there are 3 suites in each wing that are at the "dead end" portion of the corridor, it also appears that the corridor walls are solid concrete which would yield atleast a 2hour fire rating. Also, each suite appears to have a smoke control vestibule at the entry. Therefore 2hour fire rating+smoke control vestibule+fully sprinklered+back-up water supply for sprinklers = adequate protection from a fire to justify a "defend in place" strategy (ie. stay in your suite during a fire unless instructed to vacate). Also, keep in mind that a residential corridor has very minimal fire loading such that it would be extremely rare that a fire can originate within the corridor itself and the travel distance from the furthest suite door to the exit stair appears to be about 10m. Most building authorities allow 25m travel distance.to a point where 2 directions for egress is reached. Finally, the Burj also employs the elevators for evacuation by fire fighters in what is referred to as "Lifeboat" mode. Cheers
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Old November 19th, 2007, 10:26 PM   #1322
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http://www.sixconstruct.com/en/marke...ail.aspx?id=29


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Description: Design and build of a Tower 705m high comprising: Podium basement - 3 levels; Tower: 162 levels + Spire
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Old November 19th, 2007, 10:51 PM   #1323
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they haven't updated that info. cuz it's not going to be 705m, it will be 800m+, i promise u all that
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Old November 20th, 2007, 12:08 AM   #1324
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Dubai is the most incredible modern place of buildings in the world.
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Old November 20th, 2007, 12:11 AM   #1325
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they haven't updated that info. cuz it's not going to be 705m, it will be 800m+, i promise u all that
Yeah it says it here:
http://www.burjdubaiskyscraper.com/

800-950 Meters
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Old November 20th, 2007, 10:18 AM   #1326
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I traveled flying last month towards europe from Dubai airport, I remember that I was seated window left wing, passed by Burj Dubai which honestly was really really close to the plane!! I know distances could be deceiving from a plane but I thought it was a very cool view.

Add another 250 meters to that! it might be a serious issue to worry about flying in Dubai skyline. Because to those who never been to Dubai, the airport is inside the city and ascending and descending has to be above the city somewhere.
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Old November 20th, 2007, 12:34 PM   #1327
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burj dubai is real! and its the only project that actually works! well wait and see what happens.
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Old November 20th, 2007, 12:41 PM   #1328
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they (middle east area) has taking profit for high oil price ....dont u think so...???
if that the case then it does not matter... im happy with it..

it is time for middle east to take next level...

USA build towers from economic,tourist
middle east from oil and a few orangansation
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Old November 20th, 2007, 02:44 PM   #1329
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Can some admin ban this idiot from here pls. this is yucki.......
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Old November 20th, 2007, 02:45 PM   #1330
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Old November 20th, 2007, 03:08 PM   #1331
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I like to be controversial every now and then but ******* hell thats off topic!!
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Old November 20th, 2007, 03:31 PM   #1332
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Are you sure that the width of BD is twice that of Eureka? cause i pass it everyday while travelling and it actually appears quite thin - even when viewing it relatively close. I'd imagine that the width of BD would be 3 times or maybe 4 times the width of Eureka. What do you say?
Eurekas east/west width is 53m up until about 200m, then it reduces to only 25m wide.Its south/west elevation is constant 53m wide. Burj D is 93m wide at base and gradually reduces in size to 64m wide @ 300m high.
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Old November 20th, 2007, 10:07 PM   #1333
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Such useless discussion again...

...BURJ DUBAI IS THE TOPIC...
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Old November 20th, 2007, 10:36 PM   #1334
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Yeah. Shh.
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Old November 20th, 2007, 10:49 PM   #1335
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come on guys, keep on topic. or the will be easily deleted.
bd doesnt look 3km from shore.

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Old November 20th, 2007, 11:07 PM   #1336
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For the first time one of the top cranes has no lights on this evening. Will it be there in the morning?
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Old November 20th, 2007, 11:11 PM   #1337
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^good question.
do you think BD will cause traffic accidents?

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Old November 21st, 2007, 12:11 AM   #1338
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Cul: Its difficult not to look upwards to see what is happening, and I guess when the new interchange is in place at defence roundabout the cars will get a bit faster.

I saw an Aston Martin with a car up its backside a few days ago, but then again lipstick being applied was the main cause.

I guess though that most people who drive past the Burj get used to it.
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Old November 21st, 2007, 12:47 AM   #1339
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I traveled flying last month towards europe from Dubai airport, I remember that I was seated window left wing, passed by Burj Dubai which honestly was really really close to the plane!! I know distances could be deceiving from a plane but I thought it was a very cool view.

Add another 250 meters to that! it might be a serious issue to worry about flying in Dubai skyline. Because to those who never been to Dubai, the airport is inside the city and ascending and descending has to be above the city somewhere.
I have been on the left side of a plane leaving Dubai also, it does come close, but not right over it, but i think they need to change the take-off paths of planes because it will get way too close in a year or so
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Old November 21st, 2007, 01:28 AM   #1340
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Why is this part angular and not round shaped?

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