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Old May 29th, 2009, 09:40 AM   #18301
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Who cares. I bet there's one country that won't be on it though
hmm... I think you are speaking of Israel. But if there is 196, both Israel and Taiwan are most likely included in that count. The United Nations recognizes 194 countries, and if Taiwan is included, the number would be 195. anyway... sorry... slightly off topic
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Old May 29th, 2009, 11:13 AM   #18302
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I was just thinking after seeing pictures, how often do the roads have to be managed? looks like constant migration of sand cover roads in sand a lot.
Those roads are in a middle of a huge construction area, where hundreds of heavy trucks drive everyday. Those are not really maintained at this stage but they can be paved over as soon as there will be the need for the general traffic to use them.
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Old May 29th, 2009, 12:50 PM   #18303
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I mean roads in general in UAE or any desert countries, where they do need to be managed otherwise the road will literally disappear beneath sand within 3 days or whatever...
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Old May 29th, 2009, 01:19 PM   #18304
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Only the areas far far away from the city center where sand dunes can be found , those might have to be maintained every now and then .... roads and highways close by to the cities are pretty much clear all the time with the least amount of up keeping
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Old May 29th, 2009, 01:45 PM   #18305
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Forgive me for my ignorance... are those spiral concrete structures at the base of the tower entrances to underground parking?
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Old May 29th, 2009, 02:03 PM   #18306
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Old May 29th, 2009, 02:20 PM   #18307
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i believe Burj Dubai tower can be see from anywhere in Dubai area..
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Old May 29th, 2009, 04:24 PM   #18308
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anywhere around the gulf (not literally)
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Old May 29th, 2009, 04:26 PM   #18309
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A friend who recently visited Dubai said although the buildings and all the attractions are wonderful...everything...everywhere was full of sand..even hotel lobbies had people constantly cleaning up.....can't imagine the job to keep fountains clean ?
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Old May 29th, 2009, 04:38 PM   #18310
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It must be another Dubai i visit every weekend
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Old May 29th, 2009, 04:47 PM   #18311
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Guess everyone see's what they want to see.....the building is incredible though!
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Old May 29th, 2009, 05:13 PM   #18312
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A friend who recently visited Dubai said although the buildings and all the attractions are wonderful...everything...everywhere was full of sand..even hotel lobbies had people constantly cleaning up.....can't imagine the job to keep fountains clean ?
yea, the sand probably gets blown and carried up and gets everywhere
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Old May 29th, 2009, 07:31 PM   #18313
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Does anyone have any idea of how much KW of electricity per day this mountain is predicted to consume once thriving full-throttle?
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Old May 29th, 2009, 08:00 PM   #18314
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Those roads are in a middle of a huge construction area, where hundreds of heavy trucks drive everyday. Those are not really maintained at this stage but they can be paved over as soon as there will be the need for the general traffic to use them.
The photos above of this area is the only (at least) outside u/c works in Burj Dubai ground level. When they expect to paved this area?
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Old May 29th, 2009, 08:31 PM   #18315
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Forgive me for my ignorance... are those spiral concrete structures at the base of the tower entrances to underground parking?
No, those are just some of the landscaping features.
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Old May 29th, 2009, 08:48 PM   #18316
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Does anyone have any idea of how much KW of electricity per day this mountain is predicted to consume once thriving full-throttle?
At peak demand its estimated to be about 36 mVA. 'Equivelent to 360,000 100watt bulbs on at the same time'
taken from here: http://www.burjdubai.com/

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Forgive me for my ignorance... are those spiral concrete structures at the base of the tower entrances to underground parking?
Yes they are, there's two of them either side of the tower both leading to underground car parks. They also act as a landscaping feature but not purely a landscape design.
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Old May 29th, 2009, 08:53 PM   #18317
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At peak demand its estimated to be about 36 mVA. 'Equivelent to 360,000 100watt bulbs on at the same time'
taken from here: http://www.burjdubai.com/

A prime subject to have its own "portable" fission powerplant installed, burried underneath the sand.

Actually, there are these "portable" fission power plants which can be installed (basically burried underground), they can run whole neighborhoods for decades, or whole skyscrapers. Altough the portability factor is up for discussion, given they still weigh a couple of tons... . Anyhow, once they are in place they are supposed to fulfill their function.
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Old May 29th, 2009, 09:58 PM   #18318
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- We've topped out on Jan 17 - structure finished a few weeks ago.
- Cladding not complete - was slow for a while but is back up to speed now
- No - 818.0 as per the plans not counting the beacons. Oh, and they didn't put the top platform up - for frick sakes ...

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Old May 29th, 2009, 10:14 PM   #18319
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At peak demand its estimated to be about 36 mVA. 'Equivelent to 360,000 100watt bulbs on at the same time'
taken from here: http://www.burjdubai.com/
Manythanks! Wow... then we are in the Mega Watt department...

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A prime subject to have its own "portable" fission powerplant installed, burried underneath the sand.

Actually, there are these "portable" fission power plants which can be installed (basically burried underground), they can run whole neighborhoods for decades, or whole skyscrapers. Altough the portability factor is up for discussion, given they still weigh a couple of tons... . Anyhow, once they are in place they are supposed to fulfill their function.
Indeed this needs a small powerplant of its own. 36 MW is nothing short of a 10 to 15 thousand inhabitants' small city needs.
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