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Old February 15th, 2009, 02:42 PM   #15801
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Loads of photo's coming later.

For now...

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Old February 15th, 2009, 03:06 PM   #15802
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seems the fountain-testing started
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Old February 15th, 2009, 03:14 PM   #15803
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Swimming in the lake seems as one of the better jobs in Dubai especially in summer :P
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Old February 15th, 2009, 04:10 PM   #15804
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Photosynth of the lake and Burj Dubai. Came out quite well I think:

http://photosynth.net/view.aspx?cid=...5-8e9606daec13

(if you haven't already installed the browser (Firefox and IE only I think) add-on, you will be prompted. It's well worth it!)

More "regular" photo's of the lake and fountain testing can be found here -

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...421075&page=41

(won't post them here as I guess they're not strictly Burj Dubai shots - not quite sure about the forum etiquette on that one!)
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Old February 15th, 2009, 04:30 PM   #15805
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Definitely worth looking at gerald's pics on other thread. I think you can post them here. Now I hope to see some aerial pictures soon. With Burj and lake on it. Must look great from high above.
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Old February 15th, 2009, 06:47 PM   #15806
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Pics of Gerald are very nice indeed - i think also that in future aerial photo with fountains -active- will be great. After all its my opinion
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Old February 15th, 2009, 07:59 PM   #15807
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Is Anyone Interested...?

Hi, I am new here. I am not sure if this is the right forum to post this.
I am a film maker. I am working on a documentary on the best cities to live in.
Dubai is one of the cities being considered.
I would like to meet people of all walks of life from all kinds of backgrounds for this project.
I plan to be in Dubai in 2009. Actual dates and times and places to be determined.
If any of you are interested in participating or in assisting me in this project, while I am in Dubai,
please contact me at [email protected].
If you have any suggestions or advice or words of wisdom or comments, please send me an e-mail.
Thanks in advance.
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Old February 15th, 2009, 09:45 PM   #15808
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Great interactive panorama, Gerald! The detail is astounding - makes you feel like you're there I might have to try something similar when I go...
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Old February 16th, 2009, 03:53 AM   #15809
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Everything is coming together nice. Only thing I would change is the color of the Lake. I think it should have been painted Dark Blue where the light Blue is, and Black where the Dark Blue is.
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Old February 16th, 2009, 04:12 AM   #15810
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Everything is coming together nice. Only thing I would change is the color of the Lake. I think it should have been painted Dark Blue where the light Blue is, and Black where the Dark Blue is.
I agree. That will helps make man-made lake look more deep and realistic.
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Old February 16th, 2009, 04:39 AM   #15811
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Wow I really like the lake in front of it, very nice.
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Old February 16th, 2009, 06:07 AM   #15812
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Hi all.

Great to see the lake filled and fountain testing underway.
Nice updates Imre, 234, and Gerald.

I am quite surprised at the lack of activity at the top of the structure (that we can see). I guess there is no panic with the soft and full openings many months away. The newest schedule we have shows 6 weeks between top out and crane disassembly - obviously it will be much longer than that - no biggie.

I have to say because of all the photogs in Dubai and all the info made available to us, watching this thing grow has been a pleasure ! It has been great gaining knowledge and breaking down info on various aspects and questions about this fantastic structure. Looking forward to the rest of the construction phases.

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I was under the impression that the office space was from 112 to 143! From what I am reading above am I correct in saying this has changed?

Does anyone have a link to the total breakdown of all the floors?
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The office levels in the main structure are 112 to 154 - this has not changed. The plans have always had the office annex as a seperate building.

Here is my BD plan with uses of each level and much more.

BD_Plan_and_Methodology.zip (1.4 MB)

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Old February 16th, 2009, 08:36 AM   #15813
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im not sure if repost...

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Old February 16th, 2009, 09:34 AM   #15814
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The "lake" looks ridiculous, to be honest. Like others have already pointed out, it just looks like a gigantic shallow pool. The fact that you can see the dark area around the fountain makes it even uglier.
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Old February 16th, 2009, 11:22 AM   #15815
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The "lake" looks ridiculous, to be honest. Like others have already pointed out, it just looks like a gigantic shallow pool. The fact that you can see the dark area around the fountain makes it even uglier.
I appreciate that these things are of course incredibly subjective, but having seen it in person, I would very strongly differ.

I'm pretty certain it's as deep as the lake in front of the Bellagio - something else I have had the privilege of having seen in person, both from the ground and from a room in the hotel itself, and that looks spectacular.

It's not meant to look like a natural lake, dozens of meters deep. I'm also fairly convinced that the diffferent colouring on the bottom is to indicate where the boats can travel without fear of damaging the fountain itself.

One last point.

Remember that mostly you will be seeing static photo's of the lake. It's very different when you're standing there in person and the water is actually moving.
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Old February 16th, 2009, 01:32 PM   #15816
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I appreciate that these things are of course incredibly subjective, but having seen it in person, I would very strongly differ.

I'm pretty certain it's as deep as the lake in front of the Bellagio - something else I have had the privilege of having seen in person, both from the ground and from a room in the hotel itself, and that looks spectacular.

It's not meant to look like a natural lake, dozens of meters deep. I'm also fairly convinced that the diffferent colouring on the bottom is to indicate where the boats can travel without fear of damaging the fountain itself.

One last point.

Remember that mostly you will be seeing static photo's of the lake. It's very different when you're standing there in person and the water is actually moving.
Agreed Gerald, well put, you have to see it to believe it.
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Old February 16th, 2009, 02:38 PM   #15817
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The fountains will be somewhat nice, I suppose. But the lake (rather a big pool) looks very disneylandish.
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Old February 16th, 2009, 03:15 PM   #15818
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It's very different when you're standing there in person and the water is actually moving.
since when does the water in a pool move, I doubt that they will try to imitate a natural tide

anyway, maybe some green planting around it will change the fact that it's just too artificial looking
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Old February 16th, 2009, 03:21 PM   #15819
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Old February 16th, 2009, 03:29 PM   #15820
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