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Old April 7th, 2009, 05:39 PM   #17201
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Wow Amazing Pics Mr. AltinD.

This Tower is Amazing!!

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Old April 7th, 2009, 06:23 PM   #17202
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thats unsual?

do you think alot of people will turn up at base of tower trying to find a lobby to catch lift to ob deck?

how far is mall entry from lobby of burj?
Everything about this tower is unusual (well you get what i mean)

No, because the tower is not what you call accessible friendly, plus signs will be all over the palce.

Which Mall entry? As compared to which lobby entrance of the tower? You know the difference can be several hundreds of meters
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Old April 7th, 2009, 06:36 PM   #17203
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Old April 7th, 2009, 06:38 PM   #17204
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I wonder how many will forsake the elevator and take the stairs, to the observation deck. Climbing 124 floors sound like a challenging task. It’ll be fun if they hold a marathon, like in the Empire State.
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Old April 7th, 2009, 08:22 PM   #17205
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nice construction, lombax!
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Old April 7th, 2009, 08:28 PM   #17206
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I wonder how many will forsake the elevator and take the stairs, to the observation deck. Climbing 124 floors sound like a challenging task. It’ll be fun if they hold a marathon, like in the Empire State.
I doub't anyone will have that option.

As for the marathon, they already do one yearly of climbing the stairs of Emirates Office Tower so it is very likely to happen.
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Old April 7th, 2009, 08:47 PM   #17207
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As for the marathon, they already do one yearly of climbing the stairs of Emirates Office Tower so it is very likely to happen.
You gotta love these marathons (it's a sport that is real fun to watch). That and it tests the limits as to how far man can go as the buildings go higher and higher.

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Since we have that, I guess base jumping will also occur as well
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Old April 7th, 2009, 10:36 PM   #17208
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Old April 7th, 2009, 10:56 PM   #17209
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Here are some photo's from yesterday:

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Old April 7th, 2009, 11:16 PM   #17210
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I've been a very long time lurker on these forums and have been following this thread from almost the beginning.

Here are my contributions from today (on holiday in dubai):

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Old April 8th, 2009, 12:19 AM   #17211
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Me, I would take the stairs , I like going up buildings the slow way cause you gradually get higher and higher rather than just straight up. I'd even take them right to the top just to see how long that takes! And thanks all for the incredible photos.

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Old April 8th, 2009, 01:17 AM   #17212
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I've constructed a not-so accurate model of the Burj on the map/geometry editing free multiplayer/singleplayer first person shooter known as "Sauerbraten".



Thanks! Now you got me hooked on a new FPS!!! as if world of warcraft, or counter strike isnt enough for me to dwell on.. lol... you did a great job with the Burj model.

Care to share the level you made with the Burj? I would love to have a skirmish on that map!
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Old April 8th, 2009, 01:39 AM   #17213
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Speaking of the Observatory Deck on the 124th floor, the access area it will be inside the Dubai Mall, in the Food Court Area and from there it will be connected to the tower from an underground tunnel. Considering the distance I don't know if they will have peoples movers or moving walkways.

Also the area inside the Mall where they are working is big so probably souvenir shops will be there as well, and of course the security scanning.

When I first climbed the CN Tower in 2003 they had this bomb sniffing air blowing machines type of scanners. I'm sure similar and even more advanced ones will be installed here.

All in all it seams that everything related to the Observatory deck would be totally isolated from the rest of the tower, for security reasons of course.

I thought that was a little unusual as well at first.. but it makes perfect sense in the end. If I had spent all that money for a condo -or- spent all the money for a night in the Armani Hotel -or- if I was paying all that rent for an office in the clouds; I wouldnt want to see thousands of befuddled tourists gawking and gazing and in my way all the time when Im doing my daily business in that building! Im just surprised that the access to the obs deck would be all the way in the mall...

Like Altin said, they probably will have some people-movers like what you see in major airports and some amusement parks with all kinds of souvenir/gift shops and possibly some museums lined along the way.

If things get better and business moves again, I would be able to book hotel and flight plans sometime perhaps by next summer - There will definitely be some SSC and SSP'ers that will be making the trip and it would be nice to make an attempt to all go at a common time so we could vist the Burj and see the rest of Dubai in a group - It would be nice to meet some of the people that I've been conversing with on and off for the past 5 years watching this monster tower materialize.
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Old April 8th, 2009, 02:51 AM   #17214
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Have the added the final 2 steel floors on one of the teirs yet?
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Old April 8th, 2009, 05:00 AM   #17215
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wow, theyre still going at it with the floatey thingies?
how long do you think it will be before they find a decent method of cleaning this enormous "swimming pool"?
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Old April 8th, 2009, 05:46 AM   #17216
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^big job.
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Old April 8th, 2009, 06:19 AM   #17217
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Hi all.

Hey Ember - no the 2 sections have not been erected yet.

The observation access in the mall is not the only access point unless they have revised the plans yet again.

The elevator lobby for the observation deck is on the ground level on the podium zone A side - facing 120 degrees and the fountain. The ground level is also the entrance to the residence lobby that faces podium zone B or 240 degrees. The entrance faces 240 degrees. It looks to me that one can walk across the residence lobby through some doors to the observation elevator lobby.

It is cool that there will be a tunnel from the mall for access too.

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Old April 8th, 2009, 07:24 AM   #17218
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fantastic photo,thats giant aquarium its stunning...
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Old April 8th, 2009, 08:34 AM   #17219
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I was looking at it yesterday from the world trade centre, there were some clouds and of course they it was poking through the clouds at 2000 feet... from WTC you can really see how ridiculously big this monster is, the Address which is a fantastic huge skyscraper itself does not even come up a 1/3 of Burj Dubai, its just the greatest feat of engineering i have ever seen.
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Old April 8th, 2009, 10:09 AM   #17220
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