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Old November 21st, 2007, 01:43 AM   #1341
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Why is this part angular and not round shaped?

Look farther up the tower and you will see why it is that way. After the wings all get setback all the way, that angular section becomes the nose of a "new" wing. It's quite an elegant design, if you ask me.

Edit: Here is a nice picture that shows the transition:
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Old November 21st, 2007, 01:52 AM   #1342
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do you think BD will cause traffic accidents?
Do you think BD will attract visitors from space?
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Old November 21st, 2007, 02:07 AM   #1343
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Look farther up the tower and you will see why it is that way. After the wings all get setback all the way, that angular section becomes the nose of a "new" wing. It's quite an elegant design, if you ask me.

Edit: Here is a nice picture that shows the transition:
http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/1...solt026ce2.jpg
Ah, that explains it!
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Old November 21st, 2007, 03:09 AM   #1344
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-yes, the burj dubai takes on new shapes as it rises with its twists.

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Old November 21st, 2007, 03:17 AM   #1345
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-yes, the burj dubai takes on new shapes as it rises with its twists.
http://img129.imageshack.us/img129/9...wrendercr0.jpg
What an angle! I can't wait until it is a picture and not an animation!
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Old November 21st, 2007, 04:19 AM   #1346
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i found this!

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Old November 21st, 2007, 05:35 AM   #1347
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yeah seen that years ago., thats when burjD was 705m. thank god that version of freedom wasnt built
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Old November 21st, 2007, 06:04 AM   #1348
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yeah seen that years ago., thats when burjD was 705m. thank god that version of freedom wasn't built
Hehe, I agree, so ugly! But the old design of Shanghai WFC was cool. But they changed it because the hole in it reminded to much of the Japanese flag, right?
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Old November 21st, 2007, 06:59 AM   #1349
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Yep and I also read it was cheeper to build a rectangular hole rather than a round one
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Old November 21st, 2007, 10:19 AM   #1350
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Yep and I also read it was cheeper to build a rectangular hole rather than a round one
That diagram of the buildings reminds me of how huge the world trade centre was, even next to the burj dubai.
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Old November 21st, 2007, 01:08 PM   #1351
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nice diagram. but its a bit old. wish there a latest diagram like that.
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Old November 21st, 2007, 02:27 PM   #1352
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i found this!

Omg if that freedom tower would have been build , I would act the same as the US government with the terrosist attack off 11th september.
I would not react on a clear terrorist threat , and just let it happen to get rid of that building.
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Old November 21st, 2007, 03:31 PM   #1353
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I just browsed through my collection again...

Looking at this picture



i cant help myself wishing there will be another shot from this angle again. I think there is no other perspective where everything looks so unbelievable extreme like this... And this has been a while now... should be much more impressive now.

I also like that this is the only perspective where you can understand the system of the setbacks....

Just awesome!!!
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Old November 21st, 2007, 04:17 PM   #1354
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Crane Height

One of the cranes has been extended.
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Old November 21st, 2007, 04:26 PM   #1355
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Just found some interesting pics on www.doka.com there was an article about completion of the core standing 601 meters high. Pics taken November 8. Steel can be seen on the first pic.





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Old November 21st, 2007, 04:32 PM   #1356
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^Wooow!! That would be scary, standing there!
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Old November 21st, 2007, 04:48 PM   #1357
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The pipes, up to 2 meters in diameter, to be used for the vertical sections of the steel part, are already in Dubai the 3,000 tons of them. The cross sections and the jhorizontal beams will be comming in parts as per the progress of the structure.
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Old November 21st, 2007, 04:55 PM   #1358
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Great news. Hope the steel will go up fast
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Old November 21st, 2007, 05:48 PM   #1359
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okay,156 floors of concrete.So the question is: How many steel floors will there be. Any estimates?
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Old November 21st, 2007, 06:55 PM   #1360
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Very impressive pics! Cool!!

Finally some news from Dubai, hope they're going to start quick with the steel..
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