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Old May 15th, 2009, 12:47 PM   #18021
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Looks like smoke on the water.
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Old May 15th, 2009, 12:49 PM   #18022
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Great photos Desert River! Is it just me or have they cleaned the windows of the podium and Armani Hotel floors? Just looks a lot shinier below the first set of Mechanical Floors...

Can someone please tell me how tall the Old Town Island buildings are in this picture:
Just curious to know if the fountain hit 150m yet, anyone know?
I would have thought they only reached maybe 50-60m max. judging by these and other photos/videos.
Don't know how tall the Old Town buildings are, I guess it's some 20-25 metres or so. The fountain blasts are quite tall, especially one in the background in front of BD residences. I think possibly up to 80 metres, but 150 metres no way... and I have watched 4 different shows yesterday, so if these blasts were in place I would have seen them. Actually the figure 150 is mentioned nowhere anymore. The advertising for the ongoing festival at Dubai Mall only refers to "The tallest dancing fountain".
Of course I would love to see 150m, but no way these blasts are any higher than 100m - which is already quite high. No picture, no movie can carry the impression of seeing this fountain live. Its just amazing!


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Desert Diver,
That pix that you captioned 'the lake is looking like a natural pond' has very green looking water. Is the color in the photo accurate as far as what you see when you are there?

I've been noticing in some of the other day and night shots the greenish water.

Is that the mother of all algae blooms going on now?

That could prove industrial strength nasty if it really takes off. It's tough with even our 15K gallon pool in Arizona - no fun. For something that big - yikes.

I can't remember reading about any sort of filtration and chlorination system for all of that water...and you can still see the sand and dirt sediment load on the bottom and how it is building up inside the fountain nozzles.

Now that the the whole feature is finishing up it sure would have been nice if they would have used paint sprayers to feather a soft edge between those two colors of paint on the bottom...that could have made all the difference and increased an illusion of a deeper middle, etc., especially at night.
It is exactly the color you see in my picture. Standing right next to the lake you wouldnt notice it much, but from high above you see how greenish and sandy the lake has become. From my point of view the could have made it look natural right away, but to make it look like a giant pool and then having this happening... it just looks ugly I think. I am still "impressed" that obviously they didnt expect this to happen... Especially as you say, all the dirt between the nozzles, that must be inches thick already. How come they didnt see this coming!? They obviously didnt or else they would have installed a decent cleaning systems (instead of those selfmade rafts....)

Regarding the painting I totally agree. I could imagine that in due time they will empty the lake and rework the complete painting in order to get rid problems with the greenish water and the sand. I mean, how embarrassing is it to paddle with these handmade rafts and tiny pool cleaning devices on a pool the size of my home town. Sorry, but I cant get over it
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Old May 15th, 2009, 12:55 PM   #18023
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Looks like smoke on the water.
Quite right, they vaporize the water with ultrasound and it becomes like fog Same effect as some home fountains you can buy for your living room, just in different scale.
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Old May 15th, 2009, 01:08 PM   #18024
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So King Fahds fountain in Jedda is still the tallest!!
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Old May 15th, 2009, 03:46 PM   #18025
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I imagine they will have to drain the lake again anyway since it is supposed to extend around the Burj Dubai Park? Maybe this is just an interim soulution to get the fountains on since the Dubai Mall and "Old Town" are now complete.
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Old May 15th, 2009, 05:44 PM   #18026
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the fountain is a lot taller than the picture would suggest
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Old May 15th, 2009, 07:37 PM   #18027
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....and who said he wanted a pic of the interior?



Thanks Desert Diver from your shot, seems that low floors of BD are complete. btw its the Armani apartment or not?
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Old May 15th, 2009, 08:06 PM   #18028
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The highest structure of the world is not the burj dubai but
Perdido Regional Host Development (plateform powerboat(powerboats,offshoring)) 2438 metres
And Ursa plateform 1306 metres and in 3 ème the burj dubai
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Old May 15th, 2009, 08:28 PM   #18029
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helooo, fountains r amazing...
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Old May 15th, 2009, 08:32 PM   #18030
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really can't wait to see the official opening of this monstrous building.
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Old May 15th, 2009, 08:40 PM   #18031
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you mean opening for the whole tower? because it opened ages ago.
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Old May 15th, 2009, 10:06 PM   #18032
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Thanks Desert Diver from your shot, seems that low floors of BD are complete. btw its the Armani apartment or not?
yes that's the Armani apartments
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Old May 15th, 2009, 10:20 PM   #18033
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The highest structure of the world is not the burj dubai but
Perdido Regional Host Development (plateform powerboat(powerboats,offshoring)) 2438 metres
And Ursa plateform 1306 metres and in 3 ème the burj dubai
Anything built in water is largely buoyancy supported. As for the two examples you give, these are definitely buoyancy supported.
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Old May 15th, 2009, 11:15 PM   #18034
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That clarity of images Desert Diver, the source of good shots and interiors
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Old May 16th, 2009, 04:21 AM   #18035
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AMAZING!!!
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Old May 16th, 2009, 06:40 AM   #18036
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The highest structure of the world is not the burj dubai but Perdido Regional Host Development (plateform powerboat(powerboats,offshoring)) 2438 metres And Ursa plateform 1306 metres and in 3 ème the burj dubai
Can you please give us a link to look of the structures? I'm sure many of us would like to see what they look like for comparison. I'm not sure how they are actually rated since they are buoyant and not fixed structures.
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Old May 16th, 2009, 08:16 AM   #18037
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http://www.offshore-technology.com/projects/perdido/

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Old May 16th, 2009, 11:59 AM   #18038
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^but if you took away the water, it would collapse right? so its assisted, much like guyed wired masts? if wires taken away, masts would fall.
Burj dubai is self supported.
game over.
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Old May 16th, 2009, 12:01 PM   #18039
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didn't think of that.
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^but if you took away the water, it would collapse right? so its assisted, much like guyed wired masts? if wires taken away, masts would fall.
Burj dubai is self supported
game over.
I also agree... do not compare plateforms powerboat (powerboats,offshoring) with Burj Dubai
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