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Old June 9th, 2009, 01:37 PM   #18521
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So it was not a glitch, rather censure.
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Old June 9th, 2009, 07:21 PM   #18522
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Old June 9th, 2009, 07:26 PM   #18523
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what is that anyway>? looks like 3 red balloons (or something like that)
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Old June 9th, 2009, 08:04 PM   #18524
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Probably is a person, probably baloons or better materials, stuff from inside BD (someone put them there)...

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Old June 9th, 2009, 10:49 PM   #18525
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Hi Dennis, yer still alive my friend. Back in Dubai yet?
Haha! Thanks, still alive and trying to finish my study back in the Netherlands.. I look forward to come back, but it's expensive so I will probably come back to Dubai once this thing is finished and the Nakheel tower hopefully too!

Curious to some pics of the top to see what has changed over the last few days!

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Old June 10th, 2009, 05:26 AM   #18526
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what is that anyway>? looks like 3 red balloons (or something like that)
Humm... What get's me about this shot, is the structure above the red circle (oval). I've noticed this for months, the 2 center vertical members that run the length of the tier. They just seem too close together, and they don't seam to tied together horizontally like one would expect. In fact, they seem like the two sides are structurally independent. WTF! They seem like they are supposed to slide against each other vertically? Weird, Couldn't be. It Just does not make sense. What ever they are doing, "They are doing it for a reason.com". (That's from the old Chicago Spire tread.) Just what reason is it? Humm... Could it be more "fuel for the fire" for the concept that that we are not topped out yet? I still don't like the proportions of the setbacks of the tiers above this area, as I posted a couple of months ago.

Does someone know another explanation for this structure? I would love to hear what others think. Fury? Cull?

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Old June 10th, 2009, 08:23 AM   #18527
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latest diagram. is the small crane still on tier17?

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Old June 10th, 2009, 08:26 AM   #18528
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Weights at the end of crane line.. three of them..
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Old June 10th, 2009, 03:27 PM   #18529
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latest diagram. is the small crane still on tier17?
Doesn't it have to be there to help take down the bigger crane? I remember that it was going to be used to lower the bigger crane and then a smaller crane would lower it.
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Old June 10th, 2009, 04:05 PM   #18530
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Yes, the crane is still there (Tier 17)
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Old June 10th, 2009, 07:08 PM   #18531
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I wonder when the Armani hotel will be open to guests.
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Old June 10th, 2009, 07:35 PM   #18532
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Probably when it is 100% complete. At 9 September perhaps?
The good news is that when we reached 9 September, after that we will watching a lot of BD interior photos
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Old June 10th, 2009, 09:05 PM   #18533
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Old June 10th, 2009, 10:29 PM   #18534
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Burj Dubai apartments finished, set for Sept opening

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Old June 10th, 2009, 11:26 PM   #18535
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Probably when it is 100% complete. At 9 September perhaps?
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Old June 10th, 2009, 11:58 PM   #18536
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Old June 11th, 2009, 07:26 AM   #18537
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Humm... What get's me about this shot, is the structure above the red circle (oval). I've noticed this for months, the 2 center vertical members that run the length of the tier. They just seem too close together, and they don't seam to tied together horizontally like one would expect. In fact, they seem like the two sides are structurally independent. WTF! They seem like they are supposed to slide against each other vertically? Weird, Couldn't be. It Just does not make sense. What ever they are doing, "They are doing it for a reason.com". (That's from the old Chicago Spire tread.) Just what reason is it? Humm... Could it be more "fuel for the fire" for the concept that that we are not topped out yet? I still don't like the proportions of the setbacks of the tiers above this area, as I posted a couple of months ago.

Does someone know another explanation for this structure? I would love to hear what others think. Fury? Cull?

Hi Scraping.

This is the kind of stuff I like answering.

First I would like to say the tier proportions look good to me. ~ 20 meters for tiers 13 to 23. Then ~ 10 meters for tiers 24 to 29 with a ~ 20 meter tier 30 on top.

OK - I presume you are referring to these columns.



I pointed to 6 sections - the bottom 3 are in tier 21 and the top 3 are in tier 22.

Here is a print showing the columns in question in tier 22.



Each of the wings of tier 21 and the larger wings of tiers 22 and 23 (which are the same wings of tiers 19 and 20 but in those tiers they are the smaller wings) have 3 main columns as we can see. Where the wings are beside each other, those columns are close together as pointed out in the first shot.

Here is a print of the start of tier 22 that also shows the shape of tier 21. I have pointed out the 3 "crotches" where the columns are close together.



To sum it up - the 2 close columns can be seen:
- on only one side of tier 20 as there is a larger wing on the other side
- on 3 sides of tier 21 as there are 3 wings of this size
- on one side of tier 22 as there are 2 wings of this size

Tier 23 has only one wing of this size with 2 smaller wings so the 2 close columns are not present on this tier.

Hope this helps.
Did I mention I like this stuff ...

EDIT. Cul - your diagram is looking good. I always look forward to your drawings - save every one. Keep up the good work.

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Old June 11th, 2009, 04:20 PM   #18538
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that Andy Smith picture is just amazing!
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Old June 11th, 2009, 07:09 PM   #18539
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What are those dark marked areas in your last plan @Fury?
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Old June 11th, 2009, 07:44 PM   #18540
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For some reason I posted this in the Index thread. Meant it here.

They need to lose the horizontal bands on the mech floors (or at the very least get rid of the metal rods that ring it). In my opinion, they break up the strong vertically of the Burj too much, and in awkward places. The Burj's height is it's biggest asset, so why detract from that visually with these horizontal bands? They split up the building, almost making it appear like a series of successively smaller stacked blocks. I realize the degree to which these bands break up the building depends largely upon the lighting conditions, but I am not encouraged by the most recent photos. Lose the rods I say.
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