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Old March 13th, 2009, 06:24 PM   #16581
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Not sure but the 818 figure was already in place at that time....those of us who guessed higher [like me] were obviously dreaming...
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Old March 13th, 2009, 08:56 PM   #16582
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Could anyone tell me for how long time this building is intended to stand before demolition? 100, 200 years?
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Old March 13th, 2009, 09:12 PM   #16583
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Does it matter? in 100 years the world will be a completely different place. There is no reason why this building can not be maintained to survive for 1000s of years but I am sure mankind or the technological offspring they give birth to will destroy the world long before then.
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Old March 13th, 2009, 09:54 PM   #16584
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well said, steve.

if humans are still living in 1000 years, they'd be wearing environmental suits to protect them from the environment they've so royally fracked up, complain about the lack of meat given they probably made those species extinct, and every place will have superstall skyscrapers that the word skyscrapers will be dated..it'll be skyfillers instead. all this while still blowing each other up, get in petty political squabbled, colonising other planets by wiping out the 'insignificant' microscopic lifeforms there first, and probably still believing in that stupid book called the 'bible'.

glad i won't be around then! but then given medicine trends..
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Old March 13th, 2009, 10:12 PM   #16585
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Does anyone know, what is the total cost of Burj Dubai ?
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Old March 13th, 2009, 10:17 PM   #16586
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My question was not philosophical but engineering.
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Old March 13th, 2009, 10:31 PM   #16587
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Why does this forum always attract the dregs of humanity? If you don't like humans, technology, and the Burj Dubai then leave this forum. You're just wasting bandwidth. Go find some forum more suited to your apocalyptic leanings.

If the pyramids of Giza are any indication, I think modern skyscrapers will last a very long time. Of course, practical concerns will probably force us to demolish many skyscrapers long before their physical lifetimes run out. As our technology and knowledge advances, we create safer buildings and it gets more and more expensive to renovate old skyscrapers to bring them up to standard.

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Old March 14th, 2009, 01:29 AM   #16588
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yeah burj dubai is here for centuries or even eternity. buildings these days are built for longevity.the structural engineering for these towers are so more advanced then 10-20 years ago.,
also when you are talking residential useage in towers, you have to think of strata -titled owners. you cant simply ask them to move out because its getting demolished. each owner has there right to stay. thus these days there is incredible design going into unit towers right around the world. they are basically built to survive for ever.
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Old March 14th, 2009, 02:37 AM   #16589
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The green / enviromentally friendly movements these days notwithstanding, most buildings should last hundreds of years if kept in good repair. Although a bit apocolypic, the show that aired on the History Channel called "Life with Humans", takes a look at what would happen even if no one was around to keep things in shape. They quoted reinforced concrete as lasting around 500 years on its own.

The Burj however is using incredibly thick walls so even if one gauged hypothetical lifespans, this tower will be around for quite a long time unless something outrageous happened.

Why worry about this coming down? Let's marvel at it while it's still going up (in a buildable sense)!
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Old March 14th, 2009, 02:51 AM   #16590
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I want to be there




Thanks Imre for your great shots

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Old March 14th, 2009, 12:32 PM   #16591
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I just finished watching your video and it's FANTASTIC!!! It made my skin shiver when you showed the "final product" because it really gave a great sense of scale.

I wonder how come we hadn't seen it. You uploaded it over 8 months ago.

I hope you don't mind me embeding your video, but if you do, I'll remove it.

I cant see the video!!
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Old March 14th, 2009, 01:28 PM   #16592
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Does anyone know, what is the total cost of Burj Dubai ?
You can see the answer in the video "Burj Dubai Evolution"
The cost of Burj Dubai according that video is 1,200,000,000 $ or 800,000,000 euros...

Imre very nice pics thanks; a question: what going on with the rest of the cladding?
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Old March 14th, 2009, 01:55 PM   #16593
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It's a lot more than that. I think it was $800m for the concrete alone (maybe the steel structure as well but who knows). Add to that the foundation work, the insane amount of cladding, and the interior work
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Old March 14th, 2009, 02:34 PM   #16594
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My video in not official. I pick up informations from http://burjdubaiskyscraper.com/
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Old March 14th, 2009, 02:40 PM   #16595
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The fountains don't look that impressive IMO. And it looks like some of them aren't even working (vid 2).
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Old March 14th, 2009, 03:53 PM   #16596
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The fountains don't look that impressive IMO. And it looks like some of them aren't even working (vid 2).
This is just the beginning, I'm sure it will be absolutely amazing once everything is set up and the full show is on.
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Old March 14th, 2009, 06:11 PM   #16597
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The green / enviromentally friendly movements these days notwithstanding, most buildings should last hundreds of years if kept in good repair. Although a bit apocolypic, the show that aired on the History Channel called "Life with Humans", takes a look at what would happen even if no one was around to keep things in shape. They quoted reinforced concrete as lasting around 500 years on its own.

The Burj however is using incredibly thick walls so even if one gauged hypothetical lifespans, this tower will be around for quite a long time unless something outrageous happened.

Why worry about this coming down? Let's marvel at it while it's still going up (in a buildable sense)!
I saw it, I think without humans, maybe around 1000 years for BD concrete part because of the desert environnment however the steel part will colapse first a couple of centuries before.

Great work PierreF77D wait for your next video.
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Old March 14th, 2009, 07:44 PM   #16598
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Burj Dubai is about to expire
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Old March 14th, 2009, 09:13 PM   #16599
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Old March 15th, 2009, 12:56 AM   #16600
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Thanks so much, u are perfect
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