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Old December 2nd, 2007, 04:23 AM   #1741
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Article on SOM's engineer for the BD:

Engineer Bill Baker Is the King of Superstable 150-Story Structures

http://www.wired.com/culture/design/...15-12/mf_baker

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Baker's current slate of supertalls — towers that exceed 1,000 feet — is unmatched by any engineer in history. It surpasses even SOM's own record from the late '60s and early '70s, when the firm built the 1,450-foot-tall Sears Tower and the 1,127-foot-tall John Hancock Center within a few years (and 2 miles) of each other. There's the Crown here in Las Vegas; the 1,361-foot Trump International Hotel and Tower in Chicago; the 1,820-foot Lotte Super Tower in Seoul, to be completed in 2012; and the queen of them all, the Burj Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates. It's a fantastic spike of a building — soon to be the most desirable address in the Middle East, already the tallest structure of any kind and still rising by a floor every three days to a top-secret height of at least 2,500 feet — more than double the size of the Empire State.
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Old December 2nd, 2007, 06:03 AM   #1742
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Hi all.

Another plan comparison - this one showing to the top of the concrete.



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Old December 2nd, 2007, 08:34 AM   #1743
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Old December 2nd, 2007, 12:18 PM   #1744
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I just came.

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That structure looks amazingly good, can't wait. <3
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Old December 2nd, 2007, 12:33 PM   #1745
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Old December 2nd, 2007, 01:24 PM   #1746
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UAE NATIONAL DAY

Burj Dubai, Burj Dubai Lake Hotel,The Lofts,8 Boulevard Walk, The Oldtown,The Palace Hotel,Al Sufouh Road,Jumeirah Road,Open Beach next to Burj Al Arab,Wild Wadi,Palm Strips,Union House





















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Old December 2nd, 2007, 02:02 PM   #1747
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looks like a massive photo update Its UAE national day
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Old December 2nd, 2007, 04:57 PM   #1748
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scafolding at top

Does anyone know what the purpose of all that scaffolding and large platform around one of the cranes at the top of the building is? Is it to build a support system for that crane like they did for the other one? Will they be keeping two cranes going at the top?

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Old December 2nd, 2007, 05:22 PM   #1749
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It looks like they are trying to make a paradise out of the desert. Does anyone know how they manage to supply with water all these buildings and suburbs that Dubai encompass. Desalinisation or something?
When construction of steel part of the tower can be expected? They reached this height long time ago as well as I know.
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Old December 2nd, 2007, 05:39 PM   #1750
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there is no steel part in that one area. so i'm assuming that's were the tier is going to be
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Old December 2nd, 2007, 05:46 PM   #1751
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Yes, desalination is the method used 6to supply potable water to the city and treatede sewage water is used to water the landscaping.
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Old December 2nd, 2007, 05:55 PM   #1752
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Old December 2nd, 2007, 08:39 PM   #1753
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Article on SOM's engineer for the BD:

Engineer Bill Baker Is the King of Superstable 150-Story Structures

http://www.wired.com/culture/design/...15-12/mf_baker

excerpt:
Baker's current slate of supertalls — towers that exceed 1,000 feet — is unmatched by any engineer in history. It surpasses even SOM's own record from the late '60s and early '70s, when the firm built the 1,450-foot-tall Sears Tower and the 1,127-foot-tall John Hancock Center within a few years (and 2 miles) of each other. There's the Crown here in Las Vegas; the 1,361-foot Trump International Hotel and Tower in Chicago; the 1,820-foot Lotte Super Tower in Seoul, to be completed in 2012; and the queen of them all, the Burj Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates. It's a fantastic spike of a building — soon to be the most desirable address in the Middle East, already the tallest structure of any kind and still rising by a floor every three days to a top-secret height of at least 2,500 feet — more than double the size of the Empire State.
no address in the middle east is desirable its TFH!
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Old December 2nd, 2007, 10:14 PM   #1754
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Yep. Noticed the same too. The spire seems to start exactly as planned.

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there is no steel part in that one area. so i'm assuming that's were the tier is going to be
btw, nice turning views Imre !

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Old December 2nd, 2007, 10:33 PM   #1755
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Hi all.

Yes - looks like they are sticking to the plan. The next setback on level 156 - tier 16 faces approx. 60 degrees and the dubai mall.

Nice update Imre as always.

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Old December 2nd, 2007, 10:41 PM   #1756
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Excellent images! When is the project due for the finish?

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Old December 2nd, 2007, 10:55 PM   #1757
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Old December 2nd, 2007, 11:09 PM   #1759
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Yes - looks like they are sticking to the plan. The next setback on level 156 - tier 16 faces approx. 60 degrees and the dubai mall.

Nice update Imre as always.

of course there sticking to there plan. a structre this complicated cannot be altered too much after initial approved construction plans. on track for the 819m height or 835m above slab.
great pix. we need steel.lol
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Old December 2nd, 2007, 11:14 PM   #1760
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is this the 818m model ?


oh and i found this. i know this is a 818m plan
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