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Old December 28th, 2008, 04:38 PM   #13581
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I'm curious is those narrow and horizontal bars on the first mechanical floor glasses will be on all the rest of mechanical floor's glasses.
Maybe they're resting stations for Alain Robert.
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Old December 28th, 2008, 04:44 PM   #13582
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Topping out is so soon, I wonder what present will the first member of SSC that announces it first get!
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Old December 28th, 2008, 05:28 PM   #13583
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Which way to put a christmas tree at the tip of the spire when topped out?

I guess this tradition will not be respected so easily here
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Old December 28th, 2008, 06:04 PM   #13584
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Great photos dubaihottie, thanks!
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Old December 28th, 2008, 06:13 PM   #13585
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Which way to put a christmas tree at the tip of the spire when topped out?
I think some people would better tear it down, before seeing a christmas tree on top of it.
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Old December 28th, 2008, 06:41 PM   #13586
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i guess they're only a design-element
I'm guessing they're louvres for shading purposes.
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Old December 28th, 2008, 06:48 PM   #13587
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why should they shade the mechanical floors? it makes no sense.....they are just for desgin there like ZZ said......the petronas towers have simmilar cladding details, without any function....
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Old December 28th, 2008, 06:53 PM   #13588
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you would have to install them on the whole building...and that would look weird
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Old December 28th, 2008, 08:10 PM   #13589
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ZZ-II: I wondered the same thing about those horizontal bars that are attached to the first mechanical floor right now, but what exactly is their purpose? I mean they gotta have a function when attached to all the mechanical floors right?
Just guessing and I'm wondering if they may be the outside coils of some of the HVAC equipment in some way? With the amount of heat they will need to dissipate I'm sure some kind of external coils will be required.
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Old December 28th, 2008, 08:13 PM   #13590
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I'm staying at the Address opposite Burj Dubai, but still following this thread as religiously as I do back in London! Don't want to miss a thing. Chose this time of the year to come to hopefully see the top out on NYE, but the general consensus is that's not going to happen:-( I'll still remain hopeful.

You really have to be here to fully appearciate the enormity and the beauty of this building. Burj Dubai is great and so is Dubai city.
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Old December 28th, 2008, 08:15 PM   #13591
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Just guessing and I'm wondering if they may be the outside coils of some of the HVAC equipment in some way? With the amount of heat they will need to dissipate I'm sure some kind of external coils will be required.
I do not think it is going to be a good solution to expose them to the sun in dubai... They would rather heat up even more.
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Old December 28th, 2008, 08:36 PM   #13592
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I remember the days when this was just an empty plot with a little tripod looking slab of concrete indented into it. Then I remember checking back every day to see how far up the wings were getting. Now its the spire. Jack! Jack! Jack! Jack! go baby go! It's a never ending treadmill of development. No mystery why ppl check back at this tower 1000x a day. Well to me anyway...

Horizontal wind shear forms mostly along coastlines so I imagine that all towers in Dubai experience nasty low level wind shear from time to time. This must impact the progress at the top to some degree. Don't anybody be impatient, Emaar will find a way to make it work as quickly as possible. But I won't be surprised if Emaar doesn't T/O by NYE they don't seem to interested in constant BD updates or new height surprises. It seems to me everything is going by the book. Then again anybody's guess is as good as the next guy's.
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Old December 28th, 2008, 09:08 PM   #13593
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in response to the horizontal bars on the mech floors:

if i remember correctly from the brief discussion we had about them when they were first installed,
these horizontal bars will put on all of the mech floors and are purely for aesthetic purposes.
i think there was some great confusion about them at first, because they only installed them at the tips of the wings on the first mech floor
its really strange that they should only install them there initially without continuing,
so does anyone know when theyre gonna start with the rest? it kinda bugs me compulsively.
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Old December 28th, 2008, 09:09 PM   #13594
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why should they shade the mechanical floors? it makes no sense.....they are just for desgin there like ZZ said......the petronas towers have simmilar cladding details, without any function....
And the Jin Mao Tower (also designed by Adrian Smith):

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Old December 28th, 2008, 09:29 PM   #13595
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why should they shade the mechanical floors? it makes no sense.....they are just for desgin there like ZZ said......the petronas towers have simmilar cladding details, without any function....

Maybe those windows there open when needed and the metal bars are there to hide that view so the tower can preserve the uniformity.
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Old December 28th, 2008, 09:49 PM   #13596
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Old December 28th, 2008, 09:49 PM   #13597
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Question on Upper Cladding

This may have been discussed before but are those upper tier cladding panels that they are stickin' on the spire as they jack it up identical to all the other exterior curtain wall cladding panels on the rest of the building...with real windows etc? Since they are basically covering stairs and mechanical stuff are they aluminum/metal panels designed to emulate and blend in with the building exterior down below but without real windows?

After the top out and other high altitude excitement and drama it will be good to focus on other parts of the project and interior action...like that podium atrium down at grade level.
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Old December 28th, 2008, 10:10 PM   #13598
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About that "things" on the Burj...Maybe are in that place in the building some rooms that need to be in shade, so those "things" are there to block the sun of sheen in...
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Old December 28th, 2008, 10:15 PM   #13599
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Could someone show the plan of tiers 22, 23, 24, 25? I have no concept of how the metal structure will mesh in with the spire they are building now.

Thanks so much and sorry for the inconvenience.
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Old December 28th, 2008, 10:23 PM   #13600
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I hope that explains it for you:

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it'll rise again 100%, definitely not topped out...though i got a small shock when i read the post from OTR

they've to install the windows now because it's not possible when the spire has been fully lifted...they would need an helicopter for that

look at the pic, the blue line show's the current height of the steel. what i circled red is the window-part they've to install arround the spire before they can jack it...probably exactly the missing meters

[IMG]http://i40.************/2mds47s.jpg[/IMG]

hope i'm right with that
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