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Old March 11th, 2009, 04:32 PM   #16521
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lol, same thing came to my mind, then they lied to the client and said it was an ingenious vision which has links to

haha
Actually the truth is not so far from that.

The design is clearly dictated by the structural engineers' requirements to reduce applied wind loads due to vortex shedding and to spread vertical and lateral loads over a wide base. It is the perfect shape to achieve maximum height with minimum materials.

The suggestion that the architect designed it to look like a 'desert flower' is total nonsense and a mere whimsical afterthought. Towers this size are dominated by structural requirements, whether the architect wishes to admit it or not.
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Old March 11th, 2009, 04:40 PM   #16522
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Not much of interest going on today really.

A few of these being lifted up to the top (well, near the top):



Work on the pipe things:



More fountain testing:



What do you mean, you can't see any testing going on? Are you blind?

Look - here you go:



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Old March 11th, 2009, 04:49 PM   #16523
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Old March 11th, 2009, 05:04 PM   #16524
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Mmm, the sand in the lake is a bit of a mess up. Perhaps the best solution is a dark colour paint so it's little less obvious and maybe they can clean it every 6 months rather than every day!?
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Old March 11th, 2009, 06:26 PM   #16525
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Just curious, what's the difference between this thread and this one:

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=435275

Other than it's location within the forum?

Last thing I want is to have to check two threads, haha, yet both seem to have been going on for quite a while...
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Old March 11th, 2009, 06:27 PM   #16526
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You answered your own question!
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Old March 11th, 2009, 06:53 PM   #16527
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And of course he hasn't seen many other similar threads in all the geographic corners of the forum.
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Old March 11th, 2009, 08:00 PM   #16528
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Mmm, the sand in the lake is a bit of a mess up. Perhaps the best solution is a dark colour paint so it's little less obvious and maybe they can clean it every 6 months rather than every day!?
I would have to agree with Monkey9000 and Desert Diver regarding the methods of cleaning the sand from the floor of the lake in the Burj District.
I hope this is simply a temporary short-term system for cleaning the water before a permanent sustainable method for dealing with sand buildup is implemented. This 'two guys on a floating raft' current system is not only futile...but really obviously so. It sends out all the wrong impressions.

If you're going to place such an expansive body of perfectly clean water in the desert where you experience that perpetual blanketing of sand all year round, then there has to be efficient system with dealing with it.

In such a shallow pool, where sand debris on the floorbed is very very clear, then it might have been an idea to have used sand coloured tiling on the floor. Apart from practicality, the sand colour floor also gives a more natural tone.

The other strategy, as Monkey 9000 says, is to not clean it at allor just when absolutely necessary.

I realise its a bit late now, but there could have been lessons learnt from the waters in madinat jumeirah with their use of naturally murky sea water.
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Old March 11th, 2009, 09:03 PM   #16529
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Could this build up of sand be the result of construction in the surrounding area? Maybe this is only a temporary problem.
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Old March 11th, 2009, 09:11 PM   #16530
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no. it was a sand storm, who came from the dubai desert....
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Old March 11th, 2009, 09:28 PM   #16531
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If you're going to place such an expansive body of perfectly clean water in the desert where you experience that perpetual blanketing of sand all year round, then there has to be efficient system with dealing with it.
This simply isn't true though. Months can go by here without a single sandstorm.
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Old March 11th, 2009, 09:54 PM   #16532
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True Nevertheless we live in a desert and dust is in the air on many days of the year. Cleaning will be a constant process I believe. Doing that with normal pool cleaners and home-made rafts doesn't do justice to the magnificent surroundings.

I still believe they have thought of this and I hope the appropriate devices/machines were just not yet being delivered. If this ain't a temporary solution I really

I am anxious to see what they eventually come up with
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Old March 11th, 2009, 10:19 PM   #16533
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That's a LOT of sand in there :p
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Old March 11th, 2009, 11:00 PM   #16534
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I'd like to see this building surrounded by other supertalls, not houses or lowrise constructions. I know there are some highrises and the hotel which is a supertall, but being Burj Dubai way taller, it looks too isolated!!
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Old March 12th, 2009, 12:13 AM   #16535
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this video is another video inside burj. Good morning america its called. The guy's right the view of address is like looking down onto a lego.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_7wpx-DMmU
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Old March 12th, 2009, 12:28 AM   #16536
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I still believe they have thought of this and I hope the appropriate devices/machines were just not yet being delivered. If this ain't a temporary solution I really
Dude, I totally agree. There just is absolutely no way that they would NOT have thought of this and I'm sure an intelligent and effective solution is well on its way. Can't wait to see it!

I'm imagining something like those relatively new automatic pool vacuums that are self-regulating and simply work during certain hours of the night when no one is around/awake (for the most part), but on a much larger scale, of course.
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Old March 12th, 2009, 12:35 AM   #16537
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thanks for updates. just a quick question, how many times a year would we see a sand storm which will do similar dump into the burjd lake?
as long as they get eager workers to sweep the lake and get paid.. here in sydney we have a big harbour bridge, you might of heard of, there are full times painters on it, when they finish that start again.takes a few years.
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Old March 12th, 2009, 02:52 AM   #16538
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Old March 12th, 2009, 08:41 AM   #16539
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this video is another video inside burj. Good morning america its called. The guy's right the view of address is like looking down onto a lego.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_7wpx-DMmU
Just TWO pages back I posted that video. Man we are getting lazy on these boards.

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Old March 12th, 2009, 11:18 AM   #16540
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thanks for updates. just a quick question, how many times a year would we see a sand storm which will do similar dump into the burjd lake?
as long as they get eager workers to sweep the lake and get paid.. here in sydney we have a big harbour bridge, you might of heard of, there are full times painters on it, when they finish that start again.takes a few years.
anway
same thing here in California with the San Francisco Bay Bridge. the painting job is never done. there is a crew constantly painting and repainting the bridge.
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