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Old January 13th, 2009, 12:53 AM   #14241
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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.
look here

http://www.burjdubaiskyscraper.com/photos.html
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Old January 13th, 2009, 01:05 AM   #14242
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Yep I know that site very well but there is just one pic showing construction of fundation
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Old January 13th, 2009, 01:29 AM   #14243
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This really is going to set precedent for the future, imagine what buildings heights will be in 30 years! 3km?
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Old January 13th, 2009, 01:57 AM   #14244
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Actually they are technological and functional limits, especially with safety, elevators, living spaces, logistics for the function of the building and many more. My guess for sure is that supertalls above 300m will be growing like mushrooms in building block configurations and other crazy stuff, and a few 1-2km hypertalls will take the use of the "skyscraper" term. Of course we could have a ww3 or an Arab- Israel ultimate showdown in the midtime, and a "stray" cruise missile might pay a formal visit to Burj
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Old January 13th, 2009, 05:32 AM   #14245
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This really is going to set precedent for the future, imagine what buildings heights will be in 30 years! 3km?
I'm going to go out on a limb here and predict that nothing taller (an occupied building, that is) will surpass this in the next 30 years. A special set of circumstances resulted in this building, and with the world economy such as it is, no one is going to have the wherewithall to build something taller for a long-long time. It took over 30 years for the Empire State to be surpassed..I'm guessing it will be at least as long for this one.
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Old January 13th, 2009, 06:20 AM   #14246
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heres january shots from jan 05/06/07/08/09

so many new bldgs have gone up in background since.

jan/05


jan /06


jan/07


jan/ 08


jan/09

image hosted on flickr


jan/10 coming soon
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Old January 13th, 2009, 07:26 AM   #14247
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so many new bldgs have gone up in background since.

jan/05
http://www.burjdubaiskyscraper.com/2...irectlink.jpeg
It would be nice to see a present image from the same angle with all new buildings in the bacround.
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Old January 13th, 2009, 08:17 AM   #14248
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Spire status a few minutes ago


Cladding progressing below skip No.9
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Old January 13th, 2009, 08:24 AM   #14249
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Old January 13th, 2009, 10:56 AM   #14250
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Thanks for the update OTR.

Good to see the spire jacked again. After attaching the last three wings for tier 23 the final jacking will take place, bringing the spire up to 818 meters! After that there are two things they need to do:
1. Connect and finish everything at tier 23
2. Construct, connect and finish everything at tier 22 (half of the wings of 22a & 22b still need to be constructed)

I'm curious what they'll do first, or maybe everything will happen in the same time. However, it will be the evidence that this tower is topped out at 818 meters because the spire will be fixed to the structure so we don't have to argue about that anymore..

We will see it in the next few days!
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Old January 13th, 2009, 11:59 AM   #14251
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I'm going to go out on a limb here and predict that nothing taller (an occupied building, that is) will surpass this in the next 30 years.
NHT will in the next 10 years, maybe other cities will build even higher. (Kuwait, Jeddah)
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Old January 13th, 2009, 12:10 PM   #14252
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under ten meters to go!
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Old January 13th, 2009, 12:25 PM   #14253
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Very nice pic indeed


808m WOW! Unbelievable

Little difficult!!!
The night pic will look more awsome must they jacking up a little bit more. Its a needle in the sky ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!
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Old January 13th, 2009, 12:56 PM   #14254
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Old January 13th, 2009, 01:15 PM   #14255
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I'm going to go out on a limb here and predict that nothing taller (an occupied building, that is) will surpass this in the next 30 years.
which limb exactly are you talking about? couse nakheel harbour tower is already under construction. and there are couple of highly advanced projects including the "oil south" and russia. so the countries, that may not really have a problem with spending cash on glamour =]
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Old January 13th, 2009, 01:35 PM   #14256
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looking at that last pic am I correct in assuming this building is topped out already?
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Old January 13th, 2009, 02:03 PM   #14257
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looking at that last pic am I correct in assuming this building is topped out already?
The building has not topped out yet, but it's close.
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Old January 13th, 2009, 02:04 PM   #14258
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@ Eyrie:

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Thanks for the update OTR.

Good to see the spire jacked again. After attaching the last three wings for tier 23 the final jacking will take place, bringing the spire up to 818 meters! After that there are two things they need to do:
1. Connect and finish everything at tier 23
2. Construct, connect and finish everything at tier 22 (half of the wings of 22a & 22b still need to be constructed)

I'm curious what they'll do first, or maybe everything will happen in the same time. However, it will be the evidence that this tower is topped out at 818 meters because the spire will be fixed to the structure so we don't have to argue about that anymore..

We will see it in the next few days!
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Old January 13th, 2009, 02:40 PM   #14259
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looking at that last pic am I correct in assuming this building is topped out already?
The part marked on this picture must still be jacked up: That less than 10 metres.

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Old January 13th, 2009, 02:46 PM   #14260
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Actually only half of the part you indicated has to be jacked upwards; the lowest part of the spire cladding will be attached to the steel structure of tier 23.
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