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Old January 12th, 2009, 02:19 PM   #14221
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Old January 12th, 2009, 02:22 PM   #14222
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well heres latest diagram.
after pinnacle reaches 818m on saturday, then its just tiers 22-24 completion and then upper cladding.removal of cranes ect.
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Only 10 meters more to go and for this saturday ! Thats great news !!! I was waiting for this moment for long years as well as most of the forumers here !
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Old January 12th, 2009, 02:31 PM   #14223
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why the cladding is stopped?
I think the contractor waiting for the money
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Old January 12th, 2009, 02:36 PM   #14224
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I think the contractor waiting for the money
I think the contractor is claiming more money than they first agreed..
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Old January 12th, 2009, 03:06 PM   #14225
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Old January 12th, 2009, 03:17 PM   #14226
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Geez mate you clearly know your stuff! I was thinking that was Venus on the moon's right...
So did I at first (although wondering about the planet's faint look and the thinness of the sickel) - but my astronomy yearbook showed me a different configuration for the moon-Venus conjunction on Dec 31st. Then I realized from the moon's diameter, that this is a zoom pic - and since Dubai is located 23 latitudes south of my hometown, the ecliptic (where you find the planets) is rising much steeper from horizon than I'm used to see it in Europe.
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Old January 12th, 2009, 04:12 PM   #14227
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waaaaaaaaaaaaaah I want my zoom pics!! waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!!!

ahem...

I'm gonna fire up some 808 State mp3s in celebration of this penultimate jacking




Culwulla, you should really remove the Chicago 'spire' from your height diagrams, or just put it in as a hole to compare it's depth to the BD's pilings :p

it will reach it's ultimate height and be the ultimate skyscraper

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Old January 12th, 2009, 04:27 PM   #14228
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Cul, are you sure about that? When I had my meeting there they told that they're still able to install the damper and they're still doing tests now and after completion to check whether or not it is needed. And it does sway a lot actually, even more than 0,5 meter! But this is not a problem (yet).

Great that we get some help from Duboy, thanks! I'm curious to see some new pics!!

yes, there is still room to install the damper. which what was said back in 2006 i believe. bill baker, the structural engineer. he said that the building really doesnt move as much because of it's design. and there was test's done to see if a Damper was needed, but in the end result it was not needed. even at 700m's it was not required. the design is Very well built against vortices, which in engineering is called vortex shedding. DennisS who did you talk to ? if u can say
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Old January 12th, 2009, 04:34 PM   #14229
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I don't know much about the relevant technology, but I guess a damper must be placed inside the concrete structure's core and not in the steel section. (The steel section will absorb its effect due to elasticity of the metal). Since this logic will place it not very high on the building, it might be not necessary. Dunno.
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Old January 12th, 2009, 05:02 PM   #14230
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if it will ever be placed, it will be in the first steel levels, so 1-2 floors of steel is not enough to absorb its energy, so it will function as normal as in a concrete level. And I think it's the perfect place to put a damper, the mass of the damper will make the steel/concrete connection more rigid. i.e. if the steel structure tends to be ripped off by a hurricane and fly away, a massive damper at the base of the steel structure will make this more difficult, although I know such a thing won't happen even without it...
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Old January 12th, 2009, 07:36 PM   #14231
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^im only going on the test model and tests done a few months back. but now its nearly full height, yes maybe they will test fully loaden structure.

this is a great shot at 800m
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808m WOW! Unbelievable
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...please jack it to 850. ...
Little difficult!!!
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Old January 12th, 2009, 07:43 PM   #14232
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I'm really surprised that no one has posted closeups of the height increase yet. Can't wait to see some!!
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Old January 12th, 2009, 07:59 PM   #14233
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perhaps it didn't happen yet?
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Old January 12th, 2009, 08:13 PM   #14234
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if it will ever be placed, it will be in the first steel levels, so 1-2 floors of steel is not enough to absorb its energy, so it will function as normal as in a concrete level. And I think it's the perfect place to put a damper, the mass of the damper will make the steel/concrete connection more rigid. i.e. if the steel structure tends to be ripped off by a hurricane and fly away, a massive damper at the base of the steel structure will make this more difficult, although I know such a thing won't happen even without it...
The original plans have provision to put (if needed) giant water deposits (3 of them if well remember) on the first 2 floors of the steel structure.
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Old January 12th, 2009, 08:14 PM   #14235
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Old January 12th, 2009, 09:44 PM   #14236
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yes, there is still room to install the damper. which what was said back in 2006 i believe. bill baker, the structural engineer. he said that the building really doesnt move as much because of it's design. and there was test's done to see if a Damper was needed, but in the end result it was not needed. even at 700m's it was not required. the design is Very well built against vortices, which in engineering is called vortex shedding. DennisS who did you talk to ? if u can say
I talked to an high position engineer of Besix at the construction site, in the beginning of December. He is responsible for the main construction method of BD, wow what a job is that, really cool! He also told about the 8 jacking stages and that jacking would probably finish in the end of januari at 818.0 meters. And lots of other things...

But regarding the damper, even after finishing the total building they will test certain things and measuring the buildings movement will be permanent.. Some piece of technology!
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Old January 12th, 2009, 10:28 PM   #14237
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well saturdays the day weve all waited for, will there be some kind of ceremony, fireworks at the top when the final height is reached. well done guys for all the great pics , diagrams and info for this build , ive enjoyed following it .
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Old January 12th, 2009, 11:54 PM   #14238
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yes its been quite a journey.but its height will be reached this week but still lots to go. should be a great day when last peice of cladding goes up.
im going to put a thread togther on its journey with photos from start to finish .
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Old January 13th, 2009, 12:03 AM   #14239
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It would be very nice to see photos of the beginig of construction. It was time I was searching for such a materials on ssp (btw where is first ssc thread of bd?) but alot of photos are not hosted anymore.
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Old January 13th, 2009, 12:18 AM   #14240
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It has already marked as T/O by publications it looks like the whole word is actions to see this one finished ...Thanks
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