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Old December 23rd, 2008, 04:11 AM   #13381
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buggy jumping from top of Burj Dubai its awesome...perhaps...
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Old December 23rd, 2008, 04:43 AM   #13382
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buggy jumping from top of Burj Dubai its awesome...perhaps...
and kissing a window at 100mph with your face is not
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Old December 23rd, 2008, 04:52 AM   #13383
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I also cannot resist spamming at this late stage.

I figure we should all do our part to ensure this thread hits 800 pages right at teh moment this thing hits 800mtrs!



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Old December 23rd, 2008, 04:58 AM   #13384
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Old December 23rd, 2008, 05:13 AM   #13385
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As someone who tries to keep on top of posts to this page, I implore you to abandon this idea!
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Old December 23rd, 2008, 05:36 AM   #13386
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Thanks Culwulla. The time is coming!


When is expected to reach his final height?
i think it will rise another 10m this week with tier25 segment attached, then next week will rise final 20m.
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Old December 23rd, 2008, 05:46 AM   #13387
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Hi all.

The jacking is going fast - gotta like it. They have jacked enough to expose the part of the pinnacle pipe that will be tier 24.

My estimate is 789m. to the top of the beacons.

Here is a labelled shot from OTR showing the 30m. left to be jacked.



Next they will attach the 3 wings of tier 24. Two of them will be directly below the 2 wings of tier 25 making continuous wings. The third is on the opposite side of the pipe from the crane so it will be interesting to see them place it.

After that they will jack again but how much remains to be seen.
- They may jack the remaining 30m. in 2 more stages so they can attach the 2 small wings of tier 23 half at a time (top half - then jack again - then bottom half). It should be noted that tier 23 has one small wing opposite the larger wing and 2 sorta half wings between the small and large wings - so I call them 2 small wings.
- They may jack the 30m. in one stage as the crane can reach above tier 23 to do the wings. Also the small wings are partly integrated with the larger wing that is already erected so they may want to attach the small wings with the jacking completed and the pipe in place beside the larger wing.

Either way only 1 or 2 more jacking stages and we will be topped out. I don't think the structure will be taller than the 818.0m. by the plans (which is the same as the 818, 819, 824, or 825 by the CTBUH measurement after completion).

After top out there is the one small wing ( actually 2 sorta half wings) and 2 sections of one of the 2 larger wings of tier 22 (and the 2 small wings of tier 23 if they don't do them before top out). With all that and cladding to lift up I think the crane will be up for a few months of '09 - we shall see.

Top out by new years eve ?
If they have the rest of the wings ready to go - and they probably do - even if there is 2 more jacking stages it may just be possible ...

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Old December 23rd, 2008, 06:27 AM   #13388
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This is an image of my Burj's model... am I correct??

So, they only need to built the last part of that mini floors in the spire, and jack the spire, isnt???

If this is true... i Think they can reach 818 before New Years Eve...
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Old December 23rd, 2008, 06:53 AM   #13389
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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.
Culwulla: pics were taken minutes before and yes it was the early hours of the morning.

Nice glass of vino and a nice view of all the BD activity, its difficult to go to bed.
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Old December 23rd, 2008, 07:50 AM   #13390
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hi i'm ausies freind, can i just ask one question. what the hell is wrong witht this tower. why hasn't it fallen over yet or been singed by the lightning videos i've seen of it??? it looks awesome but to skinny is there an observation deck or soomething on the dubai needle of sorts???
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Old December 23rd, 2008, 08:30 AM   #13391
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Wow, it's gotten very far since I last checked here!

I'm wondering, will there be any aircraft warning lights below the very tip of the spire, or is that it?

EDIT: and hey, the spire looks kind of like the tip of a Saturn V rocket, eh? :P
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Old December 23rd, 2008, 09:00 AM   #13392
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Old December 23rd, 2008, 09:08 AM   #13393
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oh wow
i cant view the source, can someone send a direct URL link to the picture?
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Old December 23rd, 2008, 09:11 AM   #13394
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cant wait to see her lit up full
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Old December 23rd, 2008, 09:40 AM   #13395
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render been around for time...

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Old December 23rd, 2008, 12:13 PM   #13396
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The Burj Dubai itself is much nicer than the render. But it looks quite right.
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Old December 23rd, 2008, 12:33 PM   #13397
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I agree, great render though.
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Old December 23rd, 2008, 12:43 PM   #13398
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Awesome pic

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The Burj Dubai itself is much nicer than the render.
Totally agree
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Old December 23rd, 2008, 03:51 PM   #13399
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Is the burj going to have all that buildings around?
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Old December 23rd, 2008, 04:42 PM   #13400
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Yes... Won't it get bored otherwise?
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