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Old May 27th, 2009, 08:23 AM   #18241
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is the 09/09/09 correct? has the date changed?

I think this date, all exterior work will be complete and some apartments, does anyone own anything here at the moment? - any letters from Emaar?

I think we will see a soft opening, like everything else in Dubai before a grand opening, hopefully on new years eve...
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Old May 27th, 2009, 09:19 AM   #18242
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any more pics of the interior? it must be nearly finished if completion is in 3-4 months from now
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Old May 27th, 2009, 09:36 AM   #18243
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Yeah they are doing it around the clock...
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Old May 27th, 2009, 09:43 AM   #18244
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What are they going to put in the txwo small buildings which are not finished yet on each side of the Burj?
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Old May 27th, 2009, 09:46 AM   #18245
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I think its more office space, or parking?
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Old May 27th, 2009, 12:13 PM   #18246
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But it isn't a single elevator, is it? There should be multiple lifts with some connections or exchange stations.. But I don't understand the 190+ buttons then.. Any ideas?
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Old May 27th, 2009, 12:15 PM   #18247
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One, on the Dubai mall side is pure office space. The other I think contains a conference center and also more offices, probabaly belonging to the Armani Hotel or tower's facility managment and services.
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Old May 27th, 2009, 12:16 PM   #18248
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But it isn't a single elevator, is it? There should be multiple lifts with some connections or exchange stations.. But I don't understand the 190+ buttons then.. Any ideas?
Not again please. This is just a illustrative picture used in the marketing for the tower back in 2004 - 2005. It was just to show that the tower would have allot of floors.
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Old May 27th, 2009, 01:03 PM   #18249
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Old May 27th, 2009, 03:20 PM   #18250
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Otis Elevator for Burj Dubai

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OTIS! why couldnt they use Mitsubishi or some one better.......not KONE
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Old May 27th, 2009, 03:30 PM   #18251
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what are you talking about, Otis is one of the top leading elevator companies in the world
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Old May 27th, 2009, 03:39 PM   #18252
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Oh dear Durbsboi calm down. Didn't know elevator manufacturer was such a big deal!?
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Old May 27th, 2009, 04:00 PM   #18253
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what are you talking about, Otis is one of the top leading elevator companies in the world
But Mitsubishi are the smoothest ones in operation. You don't even feel them, so I would have also preferred Mitsubishi if they have a product that works with the height of the tower.
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Old May 27th, 2009, 04:02 PM   #18254
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They are probably referring to the small maintenance cranes which will disassemble the big ones.

And dont forget the one located in the middle of the Burj. The one with that damn exhaust...
Why would an electric driven crane have an exhaust?
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Old May 27th, 2009, 04:06 PM   #18255
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So what is the black burnt cladding all about then?
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Old May 27th, 2009, 04:17 PM   #18256
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Probably they create the electricity with a generator.
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Old May 27th, 2009, 04:40 PM   #18257
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So what is the black burnt cladding all about then?
crane combustion
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Old May 27th, 2009, 04:46 PM   #18258
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Grease and oil from the crane A-frame rotating parts and crane lifting cable
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Old May 27th, 2009, 04:47 PM   #18259
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Topped Out or Not Topped Out

I guess I will get shot down from a great height (pardon the pun) for stating that IMO the BD is not yet topped out and that the statement that the BD will be raised to a greater height in the very near future could well be true.
I look at the structure on a daily basis from every room in my apartment, and it does not look to be in proportion with the extent of the set back extent at spire level.
Some questions with regards to the pic below.

a) Why would they clad fully around the spire as can be seen in the top three levels of steelwork? Is this an additional 18m or so to be added?
b) The statements about doors already in place can be easily remedied as we have already seen by the filling in off the unclad areas throughout the structure.
c) The steel preparation on the top level is not set up to adjoin with the cladding already in place and there are no fitting areas on the existing cladding already in place.
d) The set backs that exist at the moment do not bring the tower at the moment to a gradual taper.

Is there spire inside the structure to support the height increase I think the pic below explains that yes there is.

Just my opinion which no doubt will attract crtiticism, but I feel a final top out in September is on the cards, or maybe a New Year point for surprise celebration.
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Old May 27th, 2009, 04:48 PM   #18260
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