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Old May 13th, 2009, 12:27 AM   #17981
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Old May 13th, 2009, 01:54 AM   #17982
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i wonder when cladding will be completed... can't be too much longer.
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Old May 13th, 2009, 02:28 AM   #17983
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Old May 13th, 2009, 04:34 AM   #17984
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fantastic picture from sky...
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Old May 13th, 2009, 06:22 AM   #17985
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Hi all.

Perhaps the reason to lower the crane a little and keep working with it is to begin cladding from the top down ?

If nothing else the lowering does signify the beginning of the end.

Watching this thing grow certainly is a skyscraper lover's dream.

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Old May 13th, 2009, 12:29 PM   #17986
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The Tallest Water Fountain (500ft) was just launched this last weekend... Guess where, right in front of the soon tallest building in the world.

Check out this abc news report:
http://abcnews.go.com/video/playerIndex?id=7559488

ONLY n' DUBAI!

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Old May 13th, 2009, 12:36 PM   #17987
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The Tallest Water Fountain (500ft) was just launched this last weekend... Guess where, right in front of the soon tallest building in the world.

Check out this abc news report:
http://abcnews.go.com/video/playerIndex?id=7559488

ONLY n' DUBAI!

Cheers!

Very impressive!!
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Old May 13th, 2009, 01:16 PM   #17988
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I might be wrong but it seamed that the boom of the crane on top was shorter today. Maybe they removed a section, or maybe it was just a eye trick.
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Old May 13th, 2009, 07:02 PM   #17989
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Those fountains are rediculous! I'd love to be 50 floors up and watch the water shoot up to my height, that would be amazing to see. I doubt photos or videos will ever be able to do that justice.
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Old May 13th, 2009, 07:53 PM   #17990
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The fountains are quite gorgeous..
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Old May 13th, 2009, 08:59 PM   #17991
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They are just brilliant.
I know I'm reposting this here, but this was the best one I could find on YouTube. Worth a watch in case anyone hasn't seen it.
This is from the opening ceremony - Really a great view of it!

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Old May 13th, 2009, 09:36 PM   #17992
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SOM designed interiors steam ahead within world’s tallest building

As the long anticipated climax at the construction site of The Burj Dubai edges closer, the innards of the world’s tallest building are evolving at an even faster rate. International architecture consultancy, Skidmore Owings & Merrill (SOM), announce that the interiors too will soon complete.

SOM are responsible for the design of the tower’s exterior and all lobbies, public and common spaces. A confluence of architectural and interior design influences from around the world and the Arabic region is expressed within the design.

“Burj Dubai’s interiors are mindful of the building’s prominent international address and its true purpose as home to a number of residents,” said Nada Andric, lead architect for the project,“while being inspired by the fascinating local culture and the challenge of enhancing the value of a global landmark.

“This unique approach is reflected in all aspects from careful planning of all the public areas, the subliminal reference to free flowing Arabic script, colors and materials and the implementation with an aim to showcase global technology and human achievement.”

Andric’s design approach was not to take literal, stereotypical translations for the region’s cultural influences but to turn to scholarship to develop the vocabulary inspired by the region’s history, culture understanding of the heritage of the Arabic world and its interpretation into spatial elements, the right choices of materials and a concerted effort to blend the traditional motifs and patterns with modernity.

Upon completion, Burj Dubai will be the tallest building in the world in all four categories recognized by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH), which compiles and ranks the world’s tallest buildings. The tower, encompassing 160 inhabitable floors for residential, commercial, hotel, and entertainment facilities as well as the world largest shopping mall, topped off in January at 818m with little fanfare, the event barely reaching the press. The completion of the centerpiece of the US$20 billion Downtown Burj Dubai development in September this year is expected to be a much grander celebration.



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Old May 14th, 2009, 01:13 AM   #17993
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Wow, finally we can see some interior pics, it will looks awesome.
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Old May 14th, 2009, 03:13 AM   #17994
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I love interior design of the lobby! Very impressive! By the way, fountain is sooo amazing!!!
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Old May 14th, 2009, 04:24 AM   #17995
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the rendering of interior its feel like middle east modern style.....
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Old May 14th, 2009, 05:01 AM   #17996
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2 Observations Tonite

1.) Yes the fountains are over the top amazing! I still contend that the reason the bottom of the lake is a darker color all around the fountains is to minimize reflected light. I suggested that back when the lake bottom painting was underway and I got beat up pretty good on the board here for suggesting that. But after looking at a lot of different fountain video clips and still images of it in action at night I still feel that considering how shallow the water is and how quickly the light and water cues are for the fountain show that they darkened the bottom to reduce and minimize light bounce and to help with lighting effects isolation. As an old theatre lighting guy I know that in many situations you try to reduce reflected and refracted light bounce and spill and love dark curtains and surfaces.

2.) With all of the press about the interior work on the building and how they are working around the clock on this thing etc,.. what still seems very odd to me is how DARK so many many floors are in all of the night shots we have been seeing...especially in the last month. It doesn't seem consistent with what may be expected and what I've observed on other large projects. So either they are still working on core electrical distribution feeds or they are not working at night and turning everything off to save power and money.

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Old May 14th, 2009, 06:24 AM   #17997
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Vertical elevator doors?

In the interior illustrations shown above it looks like the elevators have vertical doors? Does anyone know if this is true or is it just looked that way in the illustrations.
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Old May 14th, 2009, 01:35 PM   #17998
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There's nothing unusual about vertical doors for lifts. Have you ever seen a horizontal lift door?
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Old May 14th, 2009, 02:01 PM   #17999
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I'm sure he meant vertically opening doors...
Highly unlikely though, and in the render there does appear to be line down the middle of the door, suggesting they open horizontally like any standard lift door.
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Old May 14th, 2009, 02:42 PM   #18000
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thing about Burj's interior is thaqt we cannot view every single design in the tower, those magnificent designs... uuurrrhhh
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