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Old May 2nd, 2009, 05:57 PM   #17781
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Burj tower lighting - is it LED's

A recent post speculated about the colours to be used in the tower outside lighting. Is this going to be LED's or some other form of very energy-efficient displays.

Also, since the BD is mainly residential up to L 108, they would not need lighting to be very bright, if at all. The upper part of the building needs to be easily visible at night for safety reasons and thus needs brighter lighting.

Some colours of LED lights are more expensive to manufacture than others, with the basic colours being light blue or white - also these are most efficient and visible.

Any knowledge or comments ?

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Old May 2nd, 2009, 08:13 PM   #17782
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now that looks like a city.
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Old May 2nd, 2009, 09:25 PM   #17783
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You wanted T 15 charts to make your point, and quoted them, but the diagram showing here looks like the start of T 18 to me - L 160 M3.

Since it's right in front of me, I have a question - what is the machine called BS/4 - which goes just from L160 to L160 M3, according to what charts I have seen, but I probably havn't seen everything you have.

Is this the "Spire maintenance elevator" noted on BurjDubai.com, or is that reference just another piece of their nonsense ? This is probably the highest permanent elevator-to-be in the world, although the construction lift in use now up there goes even higher - looks like up to T21 in the photos.

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Hi Library.

The print I used is a composite print of tiers 16, 17, and 18 that shows the terraces of each tier. I used it to show the shape and size of tier 15 only because above the first level of tier 15 that includes a terrace (level 152) the tier is this shape.

Here is the 3 prints it is a composite of:

Level 156 - Tier 16 start.



Level 159 - Tier 17 start.



Level 160 Mezz. 3 - Tier 18 start.



Clik on the last 2 for full size.

Here is tier 18 above the first level - that I sized.



Elevator BS/4 appears to start on level 160 (which is where BS3/F ends) and ends in tier 18 - I can't tell which of the 3 sections from what I have.

I would disregard any technical info on the official site. It does have some good info though. Bikes' site is the goods.

Your welcome Library - you and I seem to think alike - enjoying the technical aspects of this great structure.

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Old May 2nd, 2009, 09:39 PM   #17784
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the last photo is literally breathtaking!! wow!
I have to agree with that! One of the neatest angles yet.
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Old May 2nd, 2009, 09:54 PM   #17785
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Migrant workers suffer from discrimination, exploitation and abuse. Migrants, including large numbers of women employed as domestic servants, face intimidation and violence, including sexual assault, at the hands of employers, supervisors, sponsors and police and security forces. Children are especially vulnerable to labor and sexual exploitation and denial of basic rights.

Labourers are often paid extremely low wages and have to work for several years to pay off debts to unscrupulous labour recruiters. Bosses also widely withhold workers' passports.

South Asian workers are essentially indentured servants, borrowing heavily to pay recruitment agents for jobs. They can spend several years paying back debts that can run $3,000 or more with wages ranging from $150 to $300 a month.

Employer-provided housing is bare, crowded trailers surrounded by barbed wire or located on Dubai's desert fringes. Some are not connected to water or sewage grids.
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Old May 2nd, 2009, 10:15 PM   #17786
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Great, now that you're "famous", can we get back at discussing what we are for here? ... Thank you master, and sorry for slightly taking the limelight away from you.
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Old May 2nd, 2009, 10:59 PM   #17787
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Altin why is it forbidden to show the other side of the coin of this project? I mean everything what city life said is right! We have seen pictures of the labour camps etc. Ok it is offtopic but everyone who is trying to speak out another opinion than the majority here has, is been smashed to ground by verbal comments etc. Don't get me wrong, BUT a forum lives with the sharing of opionions and information etc. and city life is just traing to offer us his view abouzt this project and how it has been executed!
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Old May 2nd, 2009, 11:02 PM   #17788
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This forum is about discussing the construction of the worlds tallest tower, Not a political discussion on Dubai's workforce.
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Old May 2nd, 2009, 11:18 PM   #17789
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Altin why is it forbidden to show the other side of the coin of this project? I mean everything what city life said is right! We have seen pictures of the labour camps etc. Ok it is offtopic but everyone who is trying to speak out another opinion than the majority here has, is been smashed to ground by verbal comments etc. Don't get me wrong, BUT a forum lives with the sharing of opionions and information etc. and city life is just traing to offer us his view abouzt this project and how it has been executed!
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... plus not everything what city life said is right. Actually the ugliest of his statement is maliciously made up.
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Old May 2nd, 2009, 11:19 PM   #17790
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AltinD may i suggest you create a thread about the labor situation in the UAE on some international subforum and let them voice their concerns there. It will be a win-win situation .... Or we can stick to the current method

Edit :- yes i agree AltinD some of his points were pure fabrication.
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Old May 3rd, 2009, 02:30 AM   #17791
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Altin why is it forbidden to show the other side of the coin of this project? I mean everything what city life said is right!
not really, it takes tons of typing long paragraphs (which has been done many times in other long threads throughout this forum) to respond and debunk to a drive by post like that one.
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Old May 3rd, 2009, 02:45 AM   #17792
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Altin why is it forbidden to show the other side of the coin of this project? I mean everything what city life said is right! We have seen pictures of the labour camps etc. Ok it is offtopic but everyone who is trying to speak out another opinion than the majority here has, is been smashed to ground by verbal comments etc. Don't get me wrong, BUT a forum lives with the sharing of opionions and information etc. and city life is just traing to offer us his view abouzt this project and how it has been executed!
I agree; there is room for both discussions and people need to know about the dark side of Dubai.
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Old May 3rd, 2009, 09:58 AM   #17793
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Old May 3rd, 2009, 10:45 AM   #17794
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I agree; there is room for both discussions and people need to know about the dark side of Dubai.
The dark side is when Burj Dubai casts a shadow in the hot summer sun.
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Old May 3rd, 2009, 12:40 PM   #17795
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Old May 3rd, 2009, 03:12 PM   #17796
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Desert River, those pictures are incredible!

I guess that effect is created from the dust in the air catching the sun (and dust caught in shadow).

Wow!
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Old May 3rd, 2009, 04:59 PM   #17797
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havent seen this side for a while..
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Old May 3rd, 2009, 05:51 PM   #17798
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Old May 3rd, 2009, 06:06 PM   #17799
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I wish i can visiti Dubai one day to know how its like to see such a skyscraper in person.
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Old May 3rd, 2009, 08:17 PM   #17800
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