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Old April 28th, 2009, 04:31 AM   #17681
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I see the cranes lined up one above the other - is it possible that they decided to install a water tank on L160M3 ? as a damper and they would need the cranes to lift up the tank and get it into position - or is it too late for that, or did they decide they didn't need the damper tank ?

Or are the cranes getting ready to be removed ?

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Hi Library.

They had a dampener in the plans but I believe they found it unnecesary. The cladding is not installed all the way around 160 mezz 3 but it would be a bitch to install the tank(s) now. IMO they will not this late in the game.

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I see what looks like a stairway from Concourse up to Level 1 located at the north-east foot of the Burj, next to the Annex office building.

It has 2 intermediate landings, but does not appear to have an access to the Ground floor which is the departure point for the ride to the Obs level.

Is this any part of the access path to the Obs. level, or just an outdoor path connecting the Concourse and Hotel level two levels up. ?

Is there more to it than what's visible at the moment ?

Thank you
They have been building the staircase for a couple weeks now. The podium is at the Concourse level at the bottom of the staircase and at level 1 at the top. The podium is at the Ground level on the other side of the structure so it makes sense there is no access to it. IMO the staircase allows people to get all the way around the structure.

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Old April 28th, 2009, 05:37 AM   #17682
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i loved dubai =)
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Old April 28th, 2009, 07:48 AM   #17683
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Cleaning the Lake

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are they like CONSTANTLY cleaning that pool thing?
Yea, so what has it been...four or five or more weeks since that sand storm deposited the crud on the bottom?

I feel so sorry for those characters. They are using a bunch of sand filters just like we have for our pool here in Arizona and doing about a one foot section at a time. When you do that you have to go fairly slow and easy or you stir up the sediment and it gets suspended in the water and you can't suck it out...then they have to paddle their little floaty rafts someplace to backwash the dirt out of the filters then start a new section...ugh. That's kinda like painting the lines on the highway with a brush!

HOPEFULLY an enterprising somebody is designing and fabricating a custom self propelled bottom cleaner for that lake that they can motor around on that will do about a 6-8 foot swath at time.
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Old April 28th, 2009, 09:10 AM   #17684
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amazing dubai at night time....the lighting so futuristic....
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Old April 28th, 2009, 09:18 AM   #17685
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I see what looks like a stairway from Concourse up to Level 1 located at the north-east foot of the Burj, next to the Annex office building.

It has 2 intermediate landings, but does not appear to have an access to the Ground floor which is the departure point for the ride to the Obs level.

Is this any part of the access path to the Obs. level, or just an outdoor path connecting the Concourse and Hotel level two levels up. ?

Is there more to it than what's visible at the moment ?

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The (paid) general public access platform for the Observatory Deck on the 124th floor of the tower is on the adjacent Dubai Mall, and not on the tower itself.
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Old April 28th, 2009, 09:56 AM   #17686
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Burj Dubai Lobby......??????
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Old April 28th, 2009, 01:03 PM   #17687
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that night picture is a KILLER... green light comming from the mall is just amazinng.
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Old April 28th, 2009, 06:27 PM   #17688
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Real estate prices in Dubai dropped 41% according to the BBC:
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Dubai property prices 'fall 41%'
Property prices in Dubai plunged 41% during the first three months of this year, a report has calculated.

The decline is from the last quarter of 2008, said global real estate consultancy Colliers International.

It is just the latest indication of the extent to which Dubai's property boom of recent years has come to an end in the face of the worldwide recession.

Colliers said prices had fallen as global finance has dried up and job opportunities in Dubai have declined.

Speculators exit

The firm's report measured property prices in parts of Dubai where foreign workers have been allowed to buy homes since the market was opened up in 2002.


ô The heat has gone out the market completely ö
John Davis, Colliers International
The 41% drop in prices between January and March followed an 8% fall in the previous three-month period.

Colliers added that speculators - people who had bought property in Dubai as an investment - had already left the market.

It said prices were now likely to continue to fall, but it was too early to predict when the market would hit rock bottom.

"The heat has gone out the market completely," said Colliers' Middle East chief executive John Davis.

Dubai has enjoyed rapid economic growth over the past decade, led by a construction boom, as its ruler Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum sought to diversify the economy away from its diminishing oil reserves.

It is one of the seven states that make up the United Arab Emirates.

Story from BBC NEWS:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/2/h...ss/8022578.stm

Published: 2009/04/28 11:03:49 GMT

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Makes me glad I didn't buy property there as an investment. Sounds like it could take a while for property values to recover.
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Old April 28th, 2009, 07:24 PM   #17689
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Burj Dubai (completed) would have some light effects on it?
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Old April 28th, 2009, 07:51 PM   #17690
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Yes it will, and from the tests last year, they might be green.
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Old April 28th, 2009, 08:58 PM   #17691
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very spectacular... how i wish i can go there when it is done with lights of course.
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Old April 28th, 2009, 09:06 PM   #17692
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Yes it will, and from the tests last year, they might be green.
BD will obviously be stunning in any colour and green is probaly thebest colour for it to be...
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Old April 28th, 2009, 09:11 PM   #17693
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Any light colour would be great for BD, but if I was the one to take that decition, I'd choose a light-gray nearly-white lighting scheme. It'd emphasize the Silver Colour of the facade.
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Old April 28th, 2009, 11:21 PM   #17694
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You can't distinguish the facade colour in the night.
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Old April 28th, 2009, 11:32 PM   #17695
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Old April 28th, 2009, 11:35 PM   #17696
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heres an amazing pic
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Old April 29th, 2009, 12:18 AM   #17697
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You can't distinguish the facade colour in the night.
I know that. I meant that, that way, day and night colours would match.
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Old April 29th, 2009, 11:31 AM   #17698
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Height: 818m
Floors: 162
Use: Mixed (hotel, res and office)
Architect: SOM
Developer: Emaar





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I felt a new thread for this project was necessarily because of the insane amount of non-stop drivel being posted in the previous one. The entire thread is filled with either people posting crap or people complaining about others posting crap and it's time for that to end.
Of course there has been a massive positive contribution as well, loads of renders, 1000s of photos, inside info and so on, I just think it's time to give this thread a fresh start.

We're going to need some new guidelines, otherwise we'll just end up with the same old drivel filled thread again so here they are:

1: When posting lots of photos at once you can have a few large photos in the same post but if you have a lot more the rest should be thumbnailed, not everyone has an ultra-fast connection. To do this you can go to http://imageshack.us and do it there. A model post can be found here
2: Quoting other people's pictures should not be done (unless there's a good reason for doing so). If you want to comment about someone's photos you can quote their text or just refer to the photo but don't repost it.
3: Reposting loads of old photos will not be allowed unless the photos are reposted for a good reason (ie, to explain something) or just happen to be insanely good (such as the night shot in this thread).
4: Please do not post trivial info that everybody already knows, or exists just a few pages back (ie, "I think the building will have about 160 floors", "when was the last update?", etc).
5: Please limit the amount of "great updates" type posts. If you want to make such a comment you can but make sure a lot of people haven't said similar things right before you.
6: Any post complaining about another member will be deleted, if you have problems with someone else PM the mods and we'll sort it out. This was a real problem in the previous thread and will NOT be tolerated this time.
7: If you post someone else's photo then please give a link where you got it from or else mention the creator's name.
8: When quoting multiple posts please combine them all into one post rather than creating lots of posts in a row.

There are probably some more I could list but can't think of them off the top of my head. They're more like guidelines anyway rather than black and white rules but you get the idea, ie, more quality vs quantity.
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Now for the Burj Dubai stuff

The previous thread


Some websites:

www.emaar.com
www.burjdubai.com
www.burjdubaiskyscraper.com
www.dubaimegaprojects.com
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burj_Dubai



Model:




More pictures of a different model (of the entire burj dubai downtown project):







October 10th, 2007 diagram from Culwulla:




Burj Dubai Downtown render:




Amazing night shot (Old):




Skyline shot:




Latest photo update (October 2007):




wowwwwwwww


I will add more stuff to the first post when new info comes out.
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Burj Dubai (completed) would have some light effects on it?
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Old April 29th, 2009, 01:58 PM   #17699
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Real estate prices in Dubai dropped 41% according to the BBC:

Makes me glad I didn't buy property there as an investment. Sounds like it could take a while for property values to recover.
Not a bad investment when you consider that some properties bought beween 2004 and 2007 increased in cases by 100% and 200% in value over the years.

So what is a 41% slump unless you were one iof the flippers buying into their portfolio of flipping assets last summer where they have been bit in the ass considerably, and justifiably so as they fed the mess.
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Old April 29th, 2009, 02:55 PM   #17700
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