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Old May 16th, 2009, 02:57 PM   #18041
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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 čme the burj dubai
Both platforms are floating platforms wired to the sea ground, they don't fit in any of the tallest rankings.
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Old May 16th, 2009, 03:05 PM   #18042
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so moving on..........

back on topic guys!

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Old May 16th, 2009, 03:41 PM   #18043
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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.
If they are going to extend it, they will probably just put some kind of barrier into the lake and then simply remove the edge of the lake behind that barrier to extend it. After the new part has been completed, it will get filled with water too and the barrier between the two parts can be removed without any problems.

Thats how it is done a hundred times a year all over the world at many different projects.
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Old May 16th, 2009, 03:53 PM   #18044
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no doubt this is a world Iconic building but I wonder looking through many posts how many of the floors have spaces of limited use ? In the name of history this is acceptable but in countries where dollar return is part of a design think Dubai has the luxury of expression! Good luck....while the world uses Oil.
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Old May 16th, 2009, 04:02 PM   #18045
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Advanced idea can't believe it!

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Old May 16th, 2009, 08:09 PM   #18046
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back on topic guys!

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Not on topic, but:

Your avatar is ACE. Can't wait to see these guys in September, incredible band.
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Old May 17th, 2009, 02:55 AM   #18047
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Old May 17th, 2009, 08:21 AM   #18048
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is perfect!
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Old May 17th, 2009, 09:51 AM   #18049
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OMG dubai fountain is AMAZING!

heres an amazing vid i found on youtube

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Old May 17th, 2009, 12:05 PM   #18050
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OMGZROFLLOLZ! THAT IS SO AMAZING I'VE NEVER SEEN IT BEFORE! LMFAOZ.

SO CREATIVE!
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Old May 17th, 2009, 12:07 PM   #18051
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These videos are also great, filmed from Neos at 63rd floor of The Address:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84Vu5bwwn6w

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4E5GeIiQBTY

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Old May 17th, 2009, 12:54 PM   #18052
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Your avatar is ACE. Can't wait to see these guys in September, incredible band.
Thanks, the new album comming up will be epic!
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Old May 17th, 2009, 04:26 PM   #18053
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Old May 17th, 2009, 05:42 PM   #18054
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that fountain is amazing
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Old May 17th, 2009, 10:08 PM   #18055
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The mist from the fountains must feel good and cool the air for the people standing near it.
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Old May 18th, 2009, 12:49 AM   #18056
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OMG dubai fountain is AMAZING!

heres an amazing vid i found on youtube

If I saw those fountains live, It would be the most beautiful thing I had ever seen in my life. Seriously.
Not counting women ;p
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Old May 18th, 2009, 03:08 AM   #18057
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Burj Dubai fit-out boss tells of contract 'nightmare'

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NIGHTMARE JOB: Interiors company Depa says the Burj Dubai contract has been a nightmare logistically. (Getty Images)

by Alex Delmar-Morgan on Wednesday, 13 May 2009

Working on the world’s tallest building has been a logistical 'nightmare' and similar projects would be not be undertaken in the future, interior fit-out giant Depa has admitted.

Speaking exclusively to Arabian Business, the boss of the largest interior fit out contractor in the world, has sensationally opened the lid on the logistical headache of deploying 2000 workers over 105 floors on the Burj Dubai, which is set to be 818m when finished in September.

“The challenging part is the logistics,” said Mohannad Sweid, CEO of Depa, who won a $600m contract in 2006 to oversee the fit out of nearly 1,000 residential and serviced apartments including corridors and lift lobbies in the Burj.

Related: Flowing Arabic script inspires interior of Burj Dubai

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“It’s a nightmare that we calculated at the beginning of the project, that affects the productivity of your work,” he added.

While confirming Depa are on schedule to complete the fit out by Sept. 9 this year - also the scheduled grand opening of the skyscraper - Sweid said the most challenging aspect was coordinating his workforce across such a large area and moving building materials and supplies up the tower.

“Actually there have been a hell of a lot of problems. But we are dealing with it and managing it and we will deliver on time,” he said.

“At the end of the day, by the time you get the worker up, by the time he wants to go for a break and or go to the toilet, he loses a lot of productivity. Can you imagine having 2,000 people distributed in one tower?” he added.

“Then you have to take materials up and load the materials, and there are other contractors working on site. That was the challenging part and still is challenging [part]. For us I think it’s something we will not do again.”

Sweid said there were no sleeping facilities for workers in the Burj and was unsure as to what is being planned for the top floor of the half a mile skyscraper.

There has been speculation it could be an office, a public space or a restaurant.

Depa is doing the fit out for apartments between the 12th and 117th floors on the middle tiers, above the Armani hotel, and below the office space on the top section.

Sweid said he could not speak for the other contractors about completing the tower on time for the grand opening on Sept 9.

“We are not controlling the building, we are controlling the interior. I can’t speak on behalf of the electromechanical [engineers], the construction or the landscaping. For our particular work, we are on time,” he said.

“They [the developer] are pushing for the date, everyone is pushing for that date. I’m sure after that there will be testing and commissioning. Like any other project there are lots of processes after you hand over. How long that will take I don’t know, only the main contractor knows and the developer knows.”

Emaar, the largest developer in the Middle East, is building the $4.1bn tower. At 818m it will easily break the record for highest man-made structure, currently held by the wire-assisted KVLY-TV mast in North Dakota, US, which is 628m (2,072ft) tall.

Depa employs 2,200 staff worldwide and posted a 40 percent jump in revenue and profit in 2008 of AED 1.972bn ($536m).

It is listed in London and Dubai.

http://www.arabianbusiness.com/55548...pite-nightmare
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Old May 18th, 2009, 03:41 AM   #18058
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I hate this tower with a passion.
Way prefer that structure made for the seas. Very difficult engineering and manufacturing processes went into that, as opposed to money to afford slightly bigger and better grade materials to do something slightly harder than what has been done before.
On top of this, it's monstrous and unnecessary. That money could have gone to so many better things. Are they ever actually even going to fill it up?
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Old May 18th, 2009, 03:49 AM   #18059
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Old May 18th, 2009, 04:06 AM   #18060
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I hate this tower with a passion.
Way prefer that structure made for the seas. Very difficult engineering and manufacturing processes went into that, as opposed to money to afford slightly bigger and better grade materials to do something slightly harder than what has been done before.
On top of this, it's monstrous and unnecessary. That money could have gone to so many better things. Are they ever actually even going to fill it up?
they sold all of the apartments.....
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