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Old January 22nd, 2009, 07:54 PM   #15061
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Old January 22nd, 2009, 10:21 PM   #15062
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Got an email from Emaar today (dont know if this has already been posted before, since they refer to an "earlier communication" which I have never received)
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Dear Emaar Customers,

As our esteemed customer, we value your feedback. This is a gentle reminder to our previous communication requesting your inputs in selecting the music options for Dubai Fountain in Downtown Burj Dubai.

This survey closes on Wednesday, 28 January, 2009

Be a part of this vibrant musical and visual experience.

In case you have already responded to this email, kindly ignore. If not kindly Click here to participate.

Regards,
Emaar Properties.

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Note the Dubai Fountain presentation in that link

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Old January 22nd, 2009, 11:06 PM   #15063
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Dude, suggest this to them. LOL
Busta Rhymes - Arab Money
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8T5hbz3wI2k

For those who don't know the purpose of the fountain. It's pretty much like the fountain infront of the Bellagio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Only much much bigger.
Here's a video I took a couple of years back.
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Old January 22nd, 2009, 11:49 PM   #15064
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Bellagio fountain is nice, no doubt about it

But this will be the bomb

900 ft (275 metres) in length

Nozzle devices and heights:
1026 MiniShooters – 100 ft
94 HyperShooters – 240 ft
16 XtremeShooters – 500 ft
291 Oarsmen - 70 ft
53 Fan Oarsmen - 70 ft
10,000 Fog Nozzles
25 Projector Snorkles

Lights:
Total number: 6,608
Colour projects: 50
Total output: 1.5 million lumens or 300,000 lumens per circle

Excerpt from http://survey.emaar.com/dubaifountai...t_Nov_2008.pdf
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Old January 23rd, 2009, 12:36 AM   #15065
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Old picture but ....


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Old January 23rd, 2009, 12:47 AM   #15066
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Absolutely amazing. I wonder if the environment is pollution, any kind of fine desert sand, or a combination of both. Is it possible to get a pic of the office at the top of the building?

Great job, great immages !
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Old January 23rd, 2009, 02:58 AM   #15067
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In that case it's sand but there is some pollution as well obviously given the amount of cars there.
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Old January 23rd, 2009, 03:09 AM   #15068
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its that picture was took from plane..???
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Old January 23rd, 2009, 03:32 AM   #15069
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Im bored

Burj Dubai 818m =

Miles - 0.508
Yards - 894.5
Feet - 2,683.7
Inches - 32,204.72
Kilometer - 0.817
Centimeter - 81,800
Millimeter - 818,000
How many cubits?
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Old January 23rd, 2009, 03:43 AM   #15070
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I am a rock climber and I climbed 4 stories on a building before without any equipment. Burj Dubai is much easier to climb on than Taipei 101. First of all Taipei 101 has a negative pitch all the way up, witch is killing your arms and makes it impossible to have some rest when you need. And the cladding detail of Burj Dubai also makes it easier than Taipei 101. And the climate in Taipei is also not that cool, if 21 C in Dubai winter is not cool enough to climb
How do you climb a building without any equipment?

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Old January 23rd, 2009, 04:02 AM   #15071
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It also seems strange to me where there would be cladding on that pert of the spire for an internal part of the building. It also seems strange to me that there has been such secrecy about the anticipated "final" height of the Burj Dubai but yet there are so many people out that that have plans for the Burj at 818 mtrs and more people than not seems to know that the Burj Bubai's final height is 818 mtrs.
How do we not know that this could be a rouge on the part of Emaar? leak out some bogus plans with the height at 818 mtrs but then they have another set of plans exactly the same but with added extra height at the top? this is so that if anybody launched a rival building in the meantime and planned so it was only just taller than the Burj (say 820 mtrs) the Burj would still have this ace up it's sleve so to speak where it still had a further 10 mtrs or so to jack up
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Old January 23rd, 2009, 06:02 AM   #15072
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Burj Dubai 818m =

Kilometer - 0.817
Metric fail.
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Old January 23rd, 2009, 06:06 AM   #15073
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I've got to agree with missionshak. I must admit though, I'm having a hard time telling whether there is, or is not, cladding between the spire and the steel. It kind of looks like there is, but I'm not completely sure... What stands out for me is how I am bothered by the setback transitions arround this area of the building. Given the small size of the 3 setbacks already on the jacked up spire, the next transition to the existing steel is too big. From an artistic standpoint, it does not seem right... It seems like something more belongs in between the spire and steel. The proportions and setbacks of the rest of the building are perfect, (as I would expect them to be), so I have to wonder...

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Old January 23rd, 2009, 07:20 AM   #15074
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Hi all.

I reposted a shot from Desert Diver a few pages ago that clearly shows there is no cladding between the pinnacle pipe and tier 23 steel. I posted how the cladding is closed in all the way around the pipe on tier 24 (the tier just above the steel) and how it is open facing the steel on tier 23.

I also posted labelled prints showing how for tier 23 the cladding attached to the pinnacle pipe is 2/3 of the way around the tier as there is only one larger wing.

Tier 22 below that has cladding attached to the pipe approx. 1/3 of the way around the tier.

Right now only the top ~ 10 meters of tier 23 small wings are attached to the pipe so it may sort of look like there is to be more jacking, but NO ....
Once they attach the bottom ~10 meters it will look proper.

Tiers 24 to 29 are all 9.6 meters high (except 27 at 9.4). Tiers 13 to 23 are all 19.2 meters high (except 15 at 20.8).

All is to plan guys .... I suppose there will always be those who also believe man did not actually land on the moon ........

I'm not saying the plan couldn't have been revised a meter here or a meter there but I highly doubt it and they have followed the plan exactly.

We are topped out and the thing is 818.0 meters high as measured from the floor of the ground level to the floor of the top access platform. All we have is the plans to go by and since we have them we might as well use them(and Emaar is hating every minute of it).

Here's another way to look at it - if we had no plans ( as with all other structures) we would think the Burj dubai is 688 right now or I think there was a 707 out there some where.

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Old January 23rd, 2009, 07:55 AM   #15075
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En verdadque este rascacielos es impresionante, los paises arabes quieren posicionarse ante el mundo, lo han logrado, superaron y por mucho el record de altura en un edificio, y por lo que se hay aun mas proyectos con edificios mas altos.
In true that this is impressive skyscrapers, the Arab countries want to position themselves before the world, have achieved and exceeded by far the record high in a building, so there are even more projects with taller buildings.

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Old January 23rd, 2009, 08:36 AM   #15076
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How do you climb a building without any equipment?


depends on the building... I have climbed up the building I lived in a few times. I used a combo of grabbing at the moulding/trim of the building and use the balcony edges for my feet to make it up to my 4th floor apt

One time I was drunk, and I fell (when i was half-way through the 3rd floor).
Needless to say, I was NOT happy about the rosebushes planted all over the base of the building.
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Old January 23rd, 2009, 08:40 AM   #15077
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depends on the building... I have climbed up the building I lived in a few times. I used a combo of grabbing at the moulding/trim of the building and use the balcony edges for my feet to make it up to my 4th floor apt

One time I was drunk, and I fell (when i was half-way through the 3rd floor).
Needless to say, I was NOT happy about the rosebushes planted all over the base of the building.
Actually you should be, otherwise you wouldn't be talking now
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Old January 23rd, 2009, 08:53 AM   #15078
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Setbacks are Fine

[QUOTE=Scraping_the_Sky;31158696]What stands out for me is how I am bothered by the setback transitions around this area of the building. Given the small size of the 3 setbacks already on the jacked up spire, the next transition to the existing steel is too big. From an artistic standpoint, it does not seem right...

Scraping The Sky Dude...
I was thinking the same thing about the setback transitions when looking at those long lens close-up photos of the top of the structure that everyone is rightfully focused on now, BUT when you pull back and look at the whole building and how it tapers and narrows as it rises I think from an artistic perspective it works just fine. When all the cladding is finished up there and we look at the Burj from a bit of a distance I believe it is...and will be just stunning.

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Old January 23rd, 2009, 08:54 AM   #15079
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De-lurking to just say how beautiful this building is, and how beautiful all of Dubai is. I cannot believe this is pretty much done already. Three cheers for the city of Dubai!
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Old January 23rd, 2009, 09:28 AM   #15080
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tower looks great!

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depends on the building... I have climbed up the building I lived in a few times. I used a combo of grabbing at the moulding/trim of the building and use the balcony edges for my feet to make it up to my 4th floor apt

One time I was drunk, and I fell (when i was half-way through the 3rd floor).
Needless to say, I was NOT happy about the rosebushes planted all over the base of the building.
That sucks! What height did you fall from?

I can understand climbing apartment buildings (with balconies), but not buildings like these, especially when the height of one floor alone is much higher.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMmf_Ibp-94
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