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Old February 5th, 2009, 01:33 AM   #15501
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I could joke about rain, but I imagine they'll pipe it in. I doubt they'll use seawater though, the salt would likely foul up the fountains. Btw, that pic definitely clarifies whether there are one or two shades of blue paint - clearly I was wrong and it's two!

Also, that fountain design is enormous in scale... I bet it will be pretty noisy when it's going.
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Old February 5th, 2009, 02:09 AM   #15502
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I've read somewhere actual height is lower than officially stated,...I'm not trolling, just curious
and where did u hear this at ? it is 818m and nothing shorter


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Do we know for sure that none of the steel floors are for the residential or habitable purposes? In the video I saw, one of the guys say that some steel floors are used for office space and something else.
yeah i notice that too. and i dont think mohammad alabbar is bsing about it.
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Old February 5th, 2009, 02:15 AM   #15503
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When the music is piped in, the fountains aren't terribly loud.

Burj Dubai's fountains (as much as its been publicized otherwise) aren't that much bigger than the fountains at Bellagio (25% more). And the noise there is tolerable with the lake being so small. Xtreme shooters noise volume -- that we will have to see first in Dubai.

That bridge does look a little close though . . .
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Old February 5th, 2009, 02:31 AM   #15504
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The water for the lake will almost certainly be distilled sea water, UAE have negligible amount of fresh water deposits, less than 120 mm of rain a year and most of it during sudden summer storms.
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Old February 5th, 2009, 03:55 AM   #15505
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all picture its fantastic...cant wait to see the musical fantastic when it finish it...
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Old February 5th, 2009, 05:02 AM   #15506
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Do we know for sure that none of the steel floors are for the residential or habitable purposes? In the video I saw, one of the guys say that some steel floors are used for office space and something else.
Hi Build and Helghast.

While I don't think Alabbar was bullshitting I think he was mistaken. Perhaps he forgot what level he was on... ? Perhaps there will be small offices for the maintenance workers up there.

Level 154 is the highest level to be used by tenants - boutique office mezzanine.

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Old February 5th, 2009, 05:16 AM   #15507
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I thought the last office was on the 162nd floor. So what's between 154 & 162 besides the mech floors?
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Old February 5th, 2009, 05:53 AM   #15508
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looks like water depth will be about 4ft? 1.2m? anyone agree.
scaling below bridge, the dark grey sections look like will be below waterline.
http://www.quetschluft.de/dubai/300_1303_qa.jpg
next question-HOW will they fill lake? where will water come from??
I'd say it may be up to 1.8m (6ft) if you compare to the height of the ballustrading on the bridge which itself would be around 1.2m.
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Old February 5th, 2009, 05:55 AM   #15509
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Hi Guys, Anyone knows if the pond floor is to be painted in dark blue all around, just like what it has been seen the paint color surrounding the fonutain, in some very recent photoes posted here?
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Old February 5th, 2009, 06:02 AM   #15510
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- Hi Texas.

Just MEP and communications.

The confusion could have come from the fact the last named level is 160 mezzanine 3 which is the 162nd level:
- 160
- less 4 skipped (41, 74, 110, 137)
- add 6 ( ground, 155 mezz., 158 mezz., 160 mezz. 1, 160 mezz. 2, and 160 mezz. 3)
= 162 levels

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Old February 5th, 2009, 06:17 AM   #15511
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looks like water depth will be about 4ft? 1.2m? anyone agree.
if the fountains are like the ones in Vegas, the darker part will be 8 to 9 ft deep. I dont know the "Metric" measurement, so there.
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Old February 5th, 2009, 06:51 AM   #15512
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Old February 5th, 2009, 07:06 AM   #15513
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Thanks Fury....that clears it up!
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Old February 5th, 2009, 07:18 AM   #15514
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Old February 5th, 2009, 07:36 AM   #15515
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if the fountains are like the ones in Vegas, the darker part will be 8 to 9 ft deep. I dont know the "Metric" measurement, so there.
Its exactly like the one in Vegas at Bellagio - except 10 times bigger!!

Same designers - WET.
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Old February 5th, 2009, 08:37 AM   #15516
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You'd think a permanent water supply would have to be set up to the lake given the amount of water that will be lost to evaporation and spray from the fountains. A desal plant and pipeline from the ocean seems like a way of achieving that...albeit an expensive way.
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Old February 5th, 2009, 10:00 AM   #15517
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When will people start moving in to the bottom floors? ovbviously the main construction of the building mus be complete before this happens, but shop fitting can still be goin on, on the higher levels whilst people/ offices start moving in the lower levels. Also Im sure its nothing amazing, but does anyone have pic's of the underground parking?
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Old February 5th, 2009, 11:32 AM   #15518
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The water to the lake will be supplied from the plants via 2 waterfalls.

However I am not so sure they have completed the lake. It seams like the bank from the end side of Dubai Mall to in front of Burj Dubai is temporary. Unlikely to see permanent water there anytime soon, probably it would be temporarely as it was before they stareted constructing the fountain.
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Old February 5th, 2009, 11:36 AM   #15519
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When will people start moving in to the bottom floors? ovbviously the main construction of the building mus be complete before this happens, but shop fitting can still be goin on, on the higher levels whilst people/ offices start moving in the lower levels. Also Im sure its nothing amazing, but does anyone have pic's of the underground parking?
Shop fitting ... on the higher levels?
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Old February 5th, 2009, 11:54 AM   #15520
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The water to the lake will be supplied from the plants via 2 waterfalls.

However I am not so sure they have completed the lake. It seams like the bank from the end side of Dubai Mall to in front of Burj Dubai is temporary. Unlikely to see permanent water there anytime soon, probably it would be temporarely as it was before they stareted constructing the fountain.
really? pretty cool where are the entry points for the water?
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