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Old June 6th, 2009, 12:27 AM   #18461
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Wow man! That's amazing at the clarity of detail you can pick out on the closest zooms. This was all painstakingly shot with the 5D2 right?

I half-joke that maybe Emaar could reference your shot to take care of all the little missing bits around the tower, such as the lack of transoms I think around the 98th floor window below the crane (third from the left).

Guessing you shot this from Neo's? It's about the only place I could think of where you can get a lot of the BD in focus without distortion until you go higher up the tower. It's nice to see the sharpness hold out even near the top (you can read the Favco logos on the highest crane when zoomed in).

Thanks for taking the time and having the patience to stitch everything together - even if it's not perfect it's still great.

*Edit* Watched all the video links as well - very informative!

AltinD - Thanks for the heads up regarding the filtration systems. That would more than likely explain why the lake is how it is at the moment. It *is* still a construction site after all.
Yup, 5D Mk II.

Not shot from Neos though, but from the 14th floor. You can tell from the converging verticals.

(this is how it looks from Neos (old pic from 12/08) -



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I really miss those lovely clear days that you only get in the "winter"

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Old June 6th, 2009, 03:54 AM   #18462
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The pictures:

Last pic proves that all pics are kind of 'old'.
Hi Dequal.

The last pic is from 07 10 08. The first 3 are from 09 03 05.

All 4 are new to my collection.

Thanks Helghast.

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Old June 6th, 2009, 05:56 AM   #18463
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These pics are real jewerly, what a big monster !
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Old June 6th, 2009, 06:32 AM   #18464
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shot of the base with the fountains on
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"If you put the empire state building on top of the Sears Tower then it's reasonable to say you'll be in the neighbourhood," Mr Baker says.
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Old June 6th, 2009, 06:52 AM   #18465
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05/June/2009

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Old June 6th, 2009, 06:56 AM   #18466
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here's some more shots to add to ur collection Fury
http://www.chromasia.com/iblog/archives/0905210845.php
http://www.chromasia.com/iblog/archives/0904100742.php
http://www.chromasia.com/iblog/archives/0903241058.php
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Old June 6th, 2009, 10:54 AM   #18467
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Logo of 59th UITP Congress 2011

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The Dubai Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) is taking part in the 58th World Congress and Mobility & City Transport Exhibition held by the International Association of Public Transport (UITP) in Vienna, Austria during the period 7-11 June 2009 under the theme: Public transport: making the right mobility choices. RTA will take over the flag of the 59th UITP Congress which will be hosted by the emirate of Dubai in 2011.

H.E. Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of the RTA, said: “The UAE participation in this Congress is culmination of Dubai winning in 2007 the privilege of hosting the 59th UITP Congress in 2011 after competing with Singapore and Australia. Before that RTA succeeded in hosting the 1st UITP Middle East & North Africa (MENA) Congress and Exhibition at the end of 2007; which attracted a large participation from a wide spectrum of global businesses, experts and consultants in this field from countries of the region and the world over”.
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Old June 6th, 2009, 12:09 PM   #18468
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That guy definitelly knows about Burj Dubai. He has even posted in the earlier threads. Either he posted that after returning from the local Pub or more then one person uses that account nowdays.
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Old June 6th, 2009, 12:16 PM   #18469
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WOW superb details!

gerald.d, what is the time differential between the first and last shot?

is the man with no head intentional?
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Old June 6th, 2009, 12:37 PM   #18470
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Burj Dubai

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Very nice photo Imre thanks for posting it...

from flickr:
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Old June 6th, 2009, 02:49 PM   #18471
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WOW superb details!

gerald.d, what is the time differential between the first and last shot?

is the man with no head intentional?
There's a man with no head? :o

7 minutes between the first and last shot.
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Old June 6th, 2009, 03:16 PM   #18472
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Very nice photo Imre thanks for posting it...

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OMG, the interior of the fountains circles is looking horrible... Obviously they did not think about a good circulation of the water there, its nearly a swamp.
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Old June 6th, 2009, 04:42 PM   #18473
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Architect 'lets slip' height of Burj Dubai

Jun 05, 2009 at 13:27

UK based publication, the Architects' Journal, believes it may have stumbled upon the final height of the Burj Dubai.

The final height of the Burj Dubai, due to open on the 9th September along with the Dubai Metro, has been a closely held secret, although 818 metres has been the widely quoted figure.

According to the Journal "Emaar’s chairman is the only person who can be guaranteed to know the final height. And he won’t tell us before he is ready."

However, a source told the publication that Bill Baker, a structural engineer at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Burj Dubai's architect, had "let slip" that the final height would be the combination of the Empire State Building (448.7 metres) and the Sears Tower (442 metres).

That would bring the world’s tallest tower/building/structure to a grand total of 890.7 metres.

If true, that would add almost another 73 metres to what is already the tallest building in the world.

"You wouldn’t be far wrong if you put those two together...", a second source speaking to the Architects' Journal admitted.

The Burj Dubai project is presently believed to be on track for its September deadline. Dubai has been particularly hard hit by the global financial crisis, and a number of other high profile projects have recently been put on hold, postponed or cancelled altogether.

http://business.maktoob.com/20090000...ai/Article.htm
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Old June 6th, 2009, 04:47 PM   #18474
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What kind of scale are we dealing with?

It’s hard to conceptualize the amount of energy humankind uses every day. It’s also very important to do so when thinking about solutions to our energy woes. In an effort to imagine the scale of our energy usage, we came up with the following example.

Storing solar power for the night
If we ever get all of our power from solar power, we will have to store enough energy in the day to get us through the night. One efficient way of doing this is to use excess energy we get in the day to lift something heavy up high and then, once the sun goes down, to let it fall slowly, while spinning some gears hooked up to generators.

So how much stuff would we have to lift up to replace a single nuclear reactor? Well, a standard reactor provides 1000 MW of electricity. Let’s say we can lift our heavy objects to the top of the spire of the tallest building in the world, the Burj Dubai [Wikipedia], which is at 818 meters. We’ll also say that a night last 9 hours. Watts are Joules per second, so we just multiply 1000 MW by the number of seconds in 9 hours: 32400, to get 32400000 MJ of energy. Gravitational potential energy is mass * height * acceleration due to gravity, or 818 m * 9.8 m/s2 * mass. Solving for mass by division, we get mass = 4.042x109 kg. According to Wikipedia, a fully loaded Nimitz class aircraft carrier [Wikipedia] weighs 101196 tons, or 91.8 million kg. By dividing mass by aircraft carrier mass, we find that this comes out to 44 aircraft carriers.

In summary, to store enough energy to replace 1 nuclear power plant for one night, we would have to lift 44 fully loaded aircraft carriers to the top of the Burj Dubai every single day. This is shown below.

[IMG]http://i39.************/2q8v9f5.jpg[/IMG]


That’s a lot of aircraft carriers. Now remember that there are 104 operating reactors in the USA and that makes up 20% of our electricity. So the grand total of aircraft carriers we would have to lift to the top of the Burj Dubai every night is somewhere around 22,000. If you want to visualize 1000MW of power, imagine a single aircraft carrier being lifted straight up at 4 km/hr or 2.5 mph.

How much Uranium does it take to lift 44 aircraft carriers to the top of the Burj Dubai in 9 hours?
That depends on the enrichment. It’d be 26 kg of reactor grade Uranium at 4.5% U-235, 168 kg of natural uranium at 0.7 %, or 1.2 kg of weapons grade uranium at 95% .

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Old June 6th, 2009, 04:58 PM   #18475
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However, a source told the publication that Bill Baker, a structural engineer at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Burj Dubai's architect, had "let slip" that the final height would be the combination of the Empire State Building (448.7 metres) and the Sears Tower (442 metres).

That would bring the world’s tallest tower/building/structure to a grand total of 890.7 metres.

If true, that would add almost another 73 metres to what is already the tallest building in the world.



http://business.maktoob.com/20090000...ai/Article.htm
Lol BD won't rise anymore. It's just about the height of Sears Tower and ESB together. Not exactly. How would it look if spire would rise another 73 meters, would look really bad.
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Old June 6th, 2009, 05:17 PM   #18476
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Architect 'lets slip' height of Burj Dubai

Jun 05, 2009 at 13:27

UK based publication, the Architects' Journal, believes it may have stumbled upon the final height of the Burj Dubai.

The final height of the Burj Dubai, due to open on the 9th September along with the Dubai Metro, has been a closely held secret, although 818 metres has been the widely quoted figure.

According to the Journal "Emaar’s chairman is the only person who can be guaranteed to know the final height. And he won’t tell us before he is ready."

However, a source told the publication that Bill Baker, a structural engineer at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Burj Dubai's architect, had "let slip" that the final height would be the combination of the Empire State Building (448.7 metres) and the Sears Tower (442 metres).

That would bring the world’s tallest tower/building/structure to a grand total of 890.7 metres.

If true, that would add almost another 73 metres to what is already the tallest building in the world.

"You wouldn’t be far wrong if you put those two together...", a second source speaking to the Architects' Journal admitted.

The Burj Dubai project is presently believed to be on track for its September deadline. Dubai has been particularly hard hit by the global financial crisis, and a number of other high profile projects have recently been put on hold, postponed or cancelled altogether.

http://business.maktoob.com/20090000...ai/Article.htm
I think is more accurate to consider 381 m of ESB and 442 m Sears so 381+442=823 m, 449m ESB is with antena which is not to be counting.
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Old June 6th, 2009, 09:50 PM   #18477
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I read the article yesterday but I cannot think of a possible extension of the spire. 72m addition to height would mean that the spire would either snap off its position or the root of spire has to extend far down to the tower.

No way, its topped out.
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Or maybe Bill Baker is talking about the total length/height of the structure, from the bottom of the piles to the top of the spire.

Think about it: The piles are 50 - 55 meters long, then we have a 3.7 meters thick slab on top of them, then around 15 meters of sub-structure, and then 818 meters of the main structure.
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They could weld a little 6-12m flagpole to the top...
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