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Old January 9th, 2009, 12:57 AM   #14061
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(because that to him has been the tallest most imposing skyscraper he had seen in real life)
And my tallest skyscraper that I've seen in real life is 57 m tall church tower...

Damn, standing in front of the Burj Dubai and stare up is my dream...
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Old January 9th, 2009, 01:00 AM   #14062
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I remember some two years ago when BD was looking so stumpy. Its like a needle now, so thin and tall. Just amazing
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Old January 9th, 2009, 01:15 AM   #14063
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the tallest structure i have seen and still can remeber the feeling standing infront of it was the berlin tv tower, and thinking that this structure is 450m taller than the Fernsehturm is just mindblowing, cant wait to see it by the edn of the year by myself. This one is also way more massive than a tv tower.
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Old January 9th, 2009, 02:13 AM   #14064
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wow, amazing, only 11 months (Im i right?)
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Old January 9th, 2009, 03:11 AM   #14065
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thanks for latest photos guys. really impressive.
a guy from work asked me the other day how tall is burj dubai compared to sears tower (because that to him has been the tallest most imposing skyscraper he had seen in real life) and i told him twice as high. he just couldnt believe it.
the burj dubai really is a new wonder of the modern world.
we will have to wait to maybe sept this year for forumer photos from lev124. should be cool to get updated photos from the burjd looking down on other projects being erected in Dubai.
cheers
A stick is a stick to me. Someone declaring that the spire on the BD counts and the antenna on the Sears tower doesn't don't really make that much sense objectively. I see a 1740 foot tower and a 2680 foot (next week maybe) tower.
Just look at a drawing of the Petronas towers next to the Sears tower and you'll see what I mean.
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Old January 9th, 2009, 03:15 AM   #14066
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chill out man I was only asking because in some photos it does look like its veering off very slightly to one side!
Well maybe a more appropriate question would have been "Are my eyes deceiving me, or is the spire not straight?" The way you worded it left the impression that you knew it was not straight which is untrue.
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Old January 9th, 2009, 04:21 AM   #14067
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When will BD be T/O?
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Old January 9th, 2009, 04:57 AM   #14068
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HI FURY, ive chatted to head emporis chief about burj dubais pinnacle handrail ect.they will include it if its gets attached to pinnacle. if it doesnt get constructed and only beacons go up, then the height will exclude beacons.
so i think safe to say 818m.
hopefully some action in next week.
That sounds reasonable Cul.

OK guys - not to split hairs but if the beacons are not included and we go by the plans which has the pinnacle top as the floor of the top platform (which is the top of tier 30) then we are at 799 meters.

There is ~19 meters left to jack as the bottom of tier 24 is just above the bottom of the 19.2m. high tier 23 (3 - 6.4m. high sections).

Still 800 to the top of the beacons right now. Minor details right now - I know but the beacons are not included in the 818.0 meter height. So we are at 799m. ........

I still like the plans for the top platform to have a handrail and monorail for a BMU so they can keep the pinnacle cleaned. It just doesn't look completed up on top. I still have a hunch they may put them up yet ....

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Old January 9th, 2009, 07:21 AM   #14069
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A question: Does anyone know how far away this tower is visible from? Since it's in a desert and on the coast, I'm thinking 50 miles or more on a clear day!!
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Old January 9th, 2009, 10:44 AM   #14070
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A stick is a stick to me. Someone declaring that the spire on the BD counts and the antenna on the Sears tower doesn't don't really make that much sense objectively. I see a 1740 foot tower and a 2680 foot (next week maybe) tower.
Just look at a drawing of the Petronas towers next to the Sears tower and you'll see what I mean.
1) I agree
2) I don't care

The reason I say this is that I cannot see how having a functional spike is less important than having an architectural spike, surely if it does something it is "worth" more. But secondley and most importantly, the CTBUH ranking means so little to me I honestly couldn't care less. Besides they split everything into categories so it's fairly straight forward to work out which building is tallest. The petronas towers are smaller than sears towers, they always will be, anybody that looks at the pictures will agree with you. Who honestly cares that according to one arbritary set of classifications petronas "wins".
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Old January 9th, 2009, 11:30 AM   #14071
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When will BD be T/O?
in the end of this month probably. so only 2-3 weeks to go
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Old January 9th, 2009, 11:56 AM   #14072
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Next jack up set to happen on the 11th if all goes well.
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Old January 9th, 2009, 01:16 PM   #14073
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^cool. that should take it to 810m, then hopefully the last jack soon after
thanks for tip
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Old January 9th, 2009, 01:49 PM   #14074
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I might have said this already when other people had disagreements about the spire here, but I think that the spire completes the upward movement of the tower. As you follow the building up, it gets smaller and smaller because of the setbacks. If we were to not have the spire, the design would look stunted because it was left so thick at the top, so I am glad that it is there to complete the design language. The Council that decided that a spire should count as part of the height measurement realized that the spire can be a vital part of the architectural language of the building, and is indeed part of the tower, structurally, and design-wise, so counting it was necessary. It confused me at first but i had to think of it this way: a spire is part of the building, because the architect wanted it there to help complete the design language of the building, while antennas are only there because companies rent them out or whatever. If the companies werent there, then the antennas wouldnt be either (too much maintenance with a nonfunctional part then), but a spire stays on a building no matter who owns it. So there, boy that sounds familiar!
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Old January 9th, 2009, 02:09 PM   #14075
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Old January 9th, 2009, 02:22 PM   #14076
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Awesome shots Imre as usual. Almost topped out. can't wait.
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Old January 9th, 2009, 02:33 PM   #14077
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Thanks Imre Bottom spire cladding seems to be completed



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Old January 9th, 2009, 02:48 PM   #14078
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This is it...

Unless, of course, they will do it in multiple stages.

To 818!
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Old January 9th, 2009, 03:05 PM   #14079
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I might have said this already when other people had disagreements about the spire here, but I think that the spire completes the upward movement of the tower. As you follow the building up, it gets smaller and smaller because of the setbacks. If we were to not have the spire, the design would look stunted because it was left so thick at the top, so I am glad that it is there to complete the design language. The Council that decided that a spire should count as part of the height measurement realized that the spire can be a vital part of the architectural language of the building, and is indeed part of the tower, structurally, and design-wise, so counting it was necessary. It confused me at first but i had to think of it this way: a spire is part of the building, because the architect wanted it there to help complete the design language of the building, while antennas are only there because companies rent them out or whatever. If the companies werent there, then the antennas wouldnt be either (too much maintenance with a nonfunctional part then), but a spire stays on a building no matter who owns it. So there, boy that sounds familiar!
This is a little off topic for this thread but, what is your opinion about the "Spire" on FT? It's certainly not an integral part of the design.
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Old January 9th, 2009, 03:33 PM   #14080
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looks like the small wing of tier 23 was attached.
ready to jack (for the secondlast time)
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