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Old April 2nd, 2009, 07:37 PM   #17061
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woow, it's look great

have you this pic on huge size?
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Old April 2nd, 2009, 08:19 PM   #17062
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HELPING mother earth!?!? i hope youre joking.

sure planting a couple thousand trees is nice (in an insignificant way), but the dubai palm islands have destroyed the marine ecosystem. god knows how much sediment they turned up building them, which gets caught in the regional currents...

lets just stick to saying dubai is a fantastic example of human capability - the burj looks sweet!
There was no real marine eco system because all sandy beaches mean the under water world is like a desert aswell. Actually, the artificial reefs / wave barriers are huge improvements. Sand sediment fallout is really local, to heavy to be carried by currents.
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Old April 2nd, 2009, 09:44 PM   #17063
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I have got few pics by email
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[IMG]http://i43.************/ohnviu.jpg[/IMG]
Very strange looking ladders! It's interesting to note the differences from how they would be built here. These wouldn't even come close to meeting OSHA requirements for many reasons including no place to rest every 20ft. I also wonder why they have two ladders instead of one?
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Old April 2nd, 2009, 10:07 PM   #17064
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Well they could let go , fall down a few feet and get some air blown on their faces , freshen up then grab on to the stair case again ! we have super men from tibet !

on a more serious note , i do agree with you , if it is the case.
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Old April 2nd, 2009, 11:29 PM   #17065
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Here's a 3 minute, 10 second video of the Burj Dubai.
(sadly, YouTube doesn't really do the original video justice, but you get the idea)


Oh my GOD!!! it´s simply amazing ...You have a very beautiful city!
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Old April 3rd, 2009, 01:38 AM   #17066
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I also wonder why they have two ladders instead of one?
These ladders are for the future Burj Dubai Triathlon.
1. Swimming through the lake (fountains are on, of course)
2. Running up the emergency stairs to the top of the spire
3. Base jumping from the Burj Dubai

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Old April 3rd, 2009, 01:51 AM   #17067
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The fountain is quite cool. It kind of sounds, and looks like fireworks!

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[IMG]http://i43.************/ohnviu.jpg[/IMG]
I would assume that there would be some kind of sliding safety rope that attaches to the centre of the ladder, and also, how high does it look like it is to the mesh floor, because the photo was probably taken from the one below it, and it looks like there could be about 6m, or 20 ft, up to it.
Edit: actually it does look like it could be more than that, based on the steps
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Old April 3rd, 2009, 02:18 AM   #17068
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Old April 3rd, 2009, 03:36 AM   #17069
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thank you for posting kind sir!
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Old April 3rd, 2009, 05:01 AM   #17070
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That last picture was absolutely breathtaking

Thanks for sharing
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Old April 3rd, 2009, 05:02 AM   #17071
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Hi all.

Wow - great shot Imre. More More More

It looks like the shot is taken inside the 2.1m. dia. pinnacle pipe from a lower tier where the pipe is inside the steel structure of the spire. The pipe starts in tier 20 (section 20B) and is only considered the pinnacle starting at tier 27. I don't think the shot is up in the pinnacle for 3 reasons :
1 - I don't see any transitions to a smaller diameter.
2 - The ladders in the pinnacle only go from tier to tier as there is a grate landing at each tier.
3 - The ladders face 120 degrees away from the last and next ladder.

When OTR gave us those great shots of a part of the pinnacle laying on the podium waiting to be hoisted up, we could see a ladder inside and the support for a lower ladder that faced differently by one third of the circular pipe.

The pic exif says 09 01 28 so it is after top out (the pinnacle is up there). The light we see up higher must be from the hatches with no doors on them (or open doors).

I agree that it does look like a long ladder climb to the grating above. The one way rail for a sliding lanyard attachment can be seen in the middle of the ladders so there is some thought of safety.

Let me repeat - great shot Imre - keep 'em coming.

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Old April 3rd, 2009, 05:16 AM   #17072
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To put it as politely as possible:

I'd [curseword] my [curseword] pants if I had to climb those scrawny ladders...
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Old April 3rd, 2009, 08:23 AM   #17073
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thats tall,taller,tallest tower till now...
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Old April 3rd, 2009, 09:47 AM   #17074
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Does it ever get this dark in Dubai (i.e. during a thunderstorm/sandstorm in the evening or early morning)?
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Old April 3rd, 2009, 10:14 AM   #17075
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Dubai is having lots of Big Projects so far........which one is the biggest Daring Project so far......for Dubai...........
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Old April 3rd, 2009, 10:27 AM   #17076
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BPS it got quite dark maybe as dark when the last hail storm hit a week back
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Old April 3rd, 2009, 12:05 PM   #17077
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Hi all.

It's been a while since we had some good close ups of the top. I wonder if any steel work has been done ? Or any more of the small half wings been put up ?

Fury, there will be no small wing to be put up. They have completed the "cladding" of the spire on the crane facing side all the way down to the base of that teer.

Change of plans ... ?
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Old April 3rd, 2009, 03:20 PM   #17078
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great shot imre. does seem weird that no landings with tall climb.maybe put on later?
the mighty burj is looking great
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Old April 3rd, 2009, 03:22 PM   #17079
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I think, this building's record as the tallest in the world will be longlived. It will be difficult for other cities to surpass this in a short period of time.
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Old April 3rd, 2009, 04:13 PM   #17080
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this one's guaranteed to be surpassed, but takes time.
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