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Old May 11th, 2009, 04:23 AM   #17961
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Next week I am going for my second time to Dubai. What is the closest spot near the Burj Dubai where I can go? And does someone know a building where I can get to the top/roof to make photos of the view?
Four Points by Sheraton Hotel on Sheikh Zayed Road, i think the best shot would be from the Rose Rotana

found a cool aerial shot!
http://www.jean.ghalo.com/wp-content...ai_fromsky.jpg
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Old May 11th, 2009, 05:23 AM   #17962
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Can someone please explain why the glass panels are different on the highest floors in the following photo?

http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/8...aiphotos14.jpg
maybe no one will notice it from the ground, so they decided not to bother with it?
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Old May 11th, 2009, 07:59 AM   #17963
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New panorama from pentimo.com, Burj Dubai and with the fountains at night

http://pentimo.com/panos/area360_1.p...downtown_night

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Old May 11th, 2009, 08:49 AM   #17964
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great pic 5 Star
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Old May 11th, 2009, 11:32 AM   #17965
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maybe no one will notice it from the ground, so they decided not to bother with it?
Not really. I suppose it might be related to the structural differences in the upper teers, probably the lack of deck floaring on those levels.
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Old May 11th, 2009, 12:23 PM   #17966
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Hi all.

Hi Land. I always thought it was a fable - for the reasons you just mentioned.

The cladding of tiers 19, 20, and the small wings of tiers 22 to 26 have holes near the tops of some panels. I name these tiers as they are partially or fully cladded. The holes are probably for lighting which is not unusual but they seem to be placed haphazardly here and there. I would think they would be placed symmetrically, as in every other panel or every third on the sections where they are not on every panel. I wonder what the reason for the uneven placement is ?

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Not really. I suppose it might be related to the structural differences in the upper teers, probably the lack of deck floaring on those levels.

both are good points...
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Old May 11th, 2009, 04:21 PM   #17967
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The cladding of tiers 19, 20, and the small wings of tiers 22 to 26 have holes near the tops of some panels. I name these tiers as they are partially or fully cladded. The holes are probably for lighting which is not unusual but they seem to be placed haphazardly here and there. I would think they would be placed symmetrically, as in every other panel or every third on the sections where they are not on every panel. I wonder what the reason for the uneven placement is ?
I'd speculate the holes is actually for ventilation since the floors do not have HVAC. They would be placed at the top since warm air rises and the placement could possibly be because of the relationship of the panel to the edge of the floor above. Is there was clearance the holes wouldn't be required since the air would continue to rise. Is there wasn't clearance the holes would allow you hot air to escape.
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Old May 11th, 2009, 05:15 PM   #17968
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RE: Lighting Design

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Hi all.

Hi Land. I always thought it was a fable - for the reasons you just mentioned.

The cladding of tiers 19, 20, and the small wings of tiers 22 to 26 have holes near the tops of some panels. I name these tiers as they are partially or fully cladded. The holes are probably for lighting which is not unusual but they seem to be placed haphazardly here and there. I would think they would be placed symmetrically, as in every other panel or every third on the sections where they are not on every panel. I wonder what the reason for the uneven placement is ?

It just may be that the exterior lighting design scheme at the extreme top of the tower is supposed to be random to create a general 'stars in the sky' type of effect when viewed from down below and at a distance, rather than a more orderly and symmetrical scheme which highlights the structural elements of the lower levels. Maybe it is simply that they want the very top of tiers to have an overall sparkly appearance, almost jewel like. My only guess.
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Old May 11th, 2009, 11:18 PM   #17969
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Maybe 330 degrees. This should be enough to reach all parts.
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Old May 12th, 2009, 01:48 AM   #17970
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Have you seen this video of the fountains at burj dubai lake
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just incredible
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Old May 12th, 2009, 02:52 AM   #17971
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wow! i wanna see it in real life...
i wonder what it feels like trying to see the top...im sure you'll feel like toppling over...
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Old May 12th, 2009, 07:11 AM   #17972
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End of an Era

BD Top crane dismantling process begins, will it be there tomorrow?

Now we will be able to see a true perspective of the spire on the skyline, and progress on cladding being hoisted up to the varios levels this evening.

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Old May 12th, 2009, 07:13 AM   #17973
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I'd speculate the holes is actually for ventilation since the floors do not have HVAC. They would be placed at the top since warm air rises and the placement could possibly be because of the relationship of the panel to the edge of the floor above. Is there was clearance the holes wouldn't be required since the air would continue to rise. Is there wasn't clearance the holes would allow you hot air to escape.
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It just may be that the exterior lighting design scheme at the extreme top of the tower is supposed to be random to create a general 'stars in the sky' type of effect when viewed from down below and at a distance, rather than a more orderly and symmetrical scheme which highlights the structural elements of the lower levels. Maybe it is simply that they want the very top of tiers to have an overall sparkly appearance, almost jewel like. My only guess.
Thanx for the responses guys. You both have good points. Further up there are louvers to let heat out. I think the holes are for lighting but I guess we shall see.

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Old May 12th, 2009, 07:23 AM   #17974
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BD Top crane dismantling process begins, will it be there tomorrow?

Now we will be able to see a true perspective of the spire on the skyline, and progress on cladding being hoisted up to the varios levels this evening.

Hi OTR.

Wow - great shot man - your right on the ball with any new action at the top !

The crane has self lowered 2 or 3 steel sections. I think it will self lower to near the bottom of its mast so the smaller crane can disassemble it - when they are finished with it.

Do you think all the cladding has been lifted up and is waiting to be installed using small steel frames from the section above ? (like they did on the lower tiers)

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Old May 12th, 2009, 11:26 AM   #17975
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Actually even yesterday morning seamed to be lower then usual, but I didn't gave much thought to it. Today it was clear that it had gone down, but is still on the same height that OTR's pic is showing it and the boom is still moving around.
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Old May 12th, 2009, 11:51 AM   #17976
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sorry to go off topic but i was looking at the archives section for the other burj threads and i found all except to number 9 to 1. after 10 i could not find the links from 1 to 9. anyone know where i could find them?
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Old May 12th, 2009, 01:15 PM   #17977
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Now the cladding on the hidden face of steel can begin.
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Old May 12th, 2009, 01:38 PM   #17978
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Actually even yesterday morning seamed to be lower then usual, but I didn't gave much thought to it. Today it was clear that it had gone down, but is still on the same height that OTR's pic is showing it and the boom is still moving around.
Altin, Yes crane still working away as if it was still top of the world, and as you say I think it was lower most of yesterday.

Fury, Loads of cladding going up and being stored on set backs.

The have even started cladding near the top of the spire as viewed from my side of the Old Town.
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Old May 12th, 2009, 04:13 PM   #17979
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great news... gosh, I'm so happy now
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Old May 12th, 2009, 10:07 PM   #17980
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Fantastic night shot. They are at it all hours.
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