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Old February 5th, 2009, 01:40 PM   #15521
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Old February 5th, 2009, 02:17 PM   #15522
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Nice pics - but some months old...

I´m looking forward to see BD and the new filled lake.
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Old February 5th, 2009, 02:47 PM   #15523
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Not sure how this type of structure flexes, but it could be the sway above 155 starts to exceed comfort limits for offices.
I know there's not going to be much difference between 154 and 156, but you have to draw a line in the sand somewhere.
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Old February 5th, 2009, 02:56 PM   #15524
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the whole structure sways, even the 20th floor (very slightly). The burj sways in a triangular motion but the design of the tower minimises the effect of the wind causing to the tower to sway.
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Old February 5th, 2009, 02:57 PM   #15525
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C'mon guys we all like pictures what let's make them relevant, most of the picture's posted above would I know of Burj Dubai but rather were of the city in general and the mall. If I want to see a Starbucks or a Cinnabon I just have to go down to the local mall. Let's not waste so much column space and bandwidth with irrelevant pictures.
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Old February 5th, 2009, 04:47 PM   #15526
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Thanks for the Pictures

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C'mon guys we all like pictures what let's make them relevant, most of the picture's posted above would I know of Burj Dubai but rather were of the city in general and the mall. If I want to see a Starbucks or a Cinnabon I just have to go down to the local mall. Let's not waste so much column space and bandwidth with irrelevant pictures.
Those pictures are great.
Thanks for the pictures.

It gave me an idea about how things are and where everything is, in relation to the BD.

Once again, thanks for the pictures and post more of those.
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Old February 5th, 2009, 05:01 PM   #15527
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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
Question 1:
Why were some floors skipped? Has it something to do with local superstitions (like 13 is an unlucky number) or something?

Question 2:
What are these Mezzanines? Are they separate floors named mezzanines? Or, are they different levels within one floor?
How tall is 160-th floor? How tall are these mezzanines?

Question 3:
From the design, it looks like there is not much floor area for any decent offices.
Who would want a tiny closet on the 160-th floor?
Which is the highest floor that has enough space for a reasonable office, in your opinion ?

Question 4:
Can the spire be lowered for maintainance and stuff or is it permanently fixed?
If fixed, how would anyone do any maintenance or repair to it?

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Old February 5th, 2009, 05:16 PM   #15528
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cooool pics

imre, desert diver.. just wanted to say to you guys, that i really enjoy your pics.. you have the smart touch that a photographer needs to make really great pics.. keep it UP
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Old February 5th, 2009, 05:34 PM   #15529
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really? pretty cool where are the entry points for the water?
Look at the wavy shaped wall on the right side of this picture:



There's another one on the other side of that huge wooden gate and the slopes are like that also on the backside of the "wall/dam/passagge". However this is only based on observations not plans. There should be other water sources like the fuge fountain and probably other entry/pumping gates elswhere.
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Old February 5th, 2009, 05:45 PM   #15530
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Question 1:
Why were some floors skipped? Has it something to do with local superstitions (like 13 is an unlucky number) or something?

Question 2:
What are these Mezzanines? Are they separate floors named mezzanines? Or, are they different levels within one floor?
How tall is 160-th floor? How tall are these mezzanines?

Question 3:
From the design, it looks like there is not much floor area for any decent offices.
Who would want a tiny closet on the 160-th floor?
Which is the highest floor that has enough space for a reasonable office, in your opinion ?

Question 4:
Can the spire be lowered for maintenance and stuff or is it permanently fixed?
If fixed, how would anyone do any maintenance or repair to it?
1. I think some numbers were skipped because the floors were double height. Nothing to do with other non-related things

2. Normally Mezzanine are called floors that do not occupy the full floor area and the middle of them is void, looking down to the floor below. However it doesn't seams this is the case in Burj Dubai so i don't know why they are called like that. Probably related to the structure, such the transition from concrete to steel where in a way both structures are mashed together for 2 - 3 levels. The tallest occupied floor is the 158th one at slightly below 580 meters. Above it is another floor in the concrete section that is used as mechanical and then the steel section start, whcih first few levels also are used as mechanicals.

3. There's enough space on the 158th floor for an office of adequate size.

4. No, the spire is fixed. There's a stairway inside the spire going all the way to the top. If something major happen the design might have made provision for it to be lowered to a certain height.
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Old February 5th, 2009, 05:47 PM   #15531
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According to an article in The Times today all is not so rosy in Dubai at present with humdreds of expatriates leaving their cars at the airport with the keys in the ignition and taking one-way flights home. The global financial crisis seems to be affecting Dubai now. It's hard times - let's hope BD gets completed.
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Old February 5th, 2009, 07:59 PM   #15532
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Very nice pics Jackson...
About floors talking, above 162 level, and especially first steel floors are offices, apartments too?
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Old February 5th, 2009, 08:19 PM   #15533
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The Middles East gets a Cinnabon before my small city?
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Old February 5th, 2009, 09:03 PM   #15534
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Cinnabon near BD

I wonder how much would a Cinnabon cost in this shop. The rent near BD would be astronomical (for example, $100K /year.) and to make a profit they might have to sell 10K Cinnabons a day at $5 a piece.
I could be all wrong about this calculation.
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Old February 5th, 2009, 09:43 PM   #15535
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Burj Dubai,podium

Is amazing this building

nice picture
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Old February 5th, 2009, 11:16 PM   #15536
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my turn to ask a silly question-
what happens if i visit dubai and jump in the burj lake a decide to swim around??
will security jump in a get me?
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Old February 5th, 2009, 11:19 PM   #15537
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Yes ... but not right away
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Old February 5th, 2009, 11:26 PM   #15538
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And my silly question is did you try it once before ?

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Old February 5th, 2009, 11:36 PM   #15539
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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.
yes i noticed it slopped down to the fountain structure. looked deeper then a worker, thus 8ft or 2.4m like you said. then shallower as it goes away from centre. cool
im actually not a bad swimmer (see my sig). i swim competitively .most days up to 2kms. so i hope the security are able swimmers because they wouldnt catch me.lol catch me if you can
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Old February 5th, 2009, 11:51 PM   #15540
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Cul what will you do if you break the 1000 km mark?
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