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Old June 20th, 2009, 08:19 AM   #18701
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no of course thats not me... but i did finish my BMU training course last 2 months in singapore hehe..


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Old June 20th, 2009, 08:20 AM   #18702
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3 Setbolts must be Warning Light Swivels

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Land - the beacons most likely swivel so the bulbs can be changed. IIRC the pinnacle is 30 mm thick up at the top. I'm not on my main box right now.

I wonder if the lightning rod is what is in your last shot - held by the 3 setbolts so it can be changed ?
Yep...You've got it and isn't that it - the steel rods held in place by those three setbolts must be the poles that the warning lights are on and what is holding those warning lights in place is that bracket with the bolts. They loosen those bolts and rotate the instrument around to re-lamp it. If it was to hold the lighting rod it would have to be insulated to contain the electrical charge from lighting strikes and get that juice from the heavens to the faraday cage-effect earth ground down below...and what we see looks like steel against steel with no insulation so it must be the warning light mounting poles. No?
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Old June 20th, 2009, 08:26 AM   #18703
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lol, he'd prob need to carry a barf bag and an additional bag for his bladder
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Old June 20th, 2009, 10:25 AM   #18704
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Seems to be a nice video, unfortunately, I canot see that video.

It says, an error ocurred.


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Old June 20th, 2009, 05:33 PM   #18705
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go to local library or something? or someones house, you cannot miss this.
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Old June 20th, 2009, 08:15 PM   #18706
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Guy ON TOP of the burj dubai!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jf0DyaZrhfw
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Old June 20th, 2009, 08:22 PM   #18707
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Guy ON TOP of the burj dubai!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jf0DyaZrhfw
Check yesterdays posts. You were beaten to it
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Old June 20th, 2009, 08:34 PM   #18708
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The same guy has done another one from the top!
This time its over 2 mins long and a lot more of the views.
But there's no sound.

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Old June 20th, 2009, 09:31 PM   #18709
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I would pay $1000 to be able to spend 5 minutes up there -- and I am afraid of heights!
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Old June 20th, 2009, 09:41 PM   #18710
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Holy! Now thats what i call tall!
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Old June 20th, 2009, 10:06 PM   #18711
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I would pay $1000 to be able to spend 5 minutes up there...
How much would you pay for high res. shots from up there?
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Old June 20th, 2009, 10:24 PM   #18712
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Hi all.

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Yep...You've got it and isn't that it - the steel rods held in place by those three setbolts must be the poles that the warning lights are on and what is holding those warning lights in place is that bracket with the bolts. They loosen those bolts and rotate the instrument around to re-lamp it. If it was to hold the lighting rod it would have to be insulated to contain the electrical charge from lighting strikes and get that juice from the heavens to the faraday cage-effect earth ground down below...and what we see looks like steel against steel with no insulation so it must be the warning light mounting poles. No?
Hi Land.

It looks to me that the beacons are mounted on a 2 or 3 inch pipe. In the vid we can see the pipe is welded to a set of 150 # flanges (4 bolts) so either the swivel mechanism is on the back of the beacon or they take out 3 bolts and swivel the flanges on the remaining bolt. The latter possibility seems remote - they could also take all 4 bolts out and bring the beacon down but it looks fairly heavy and having the thing completely loose seems dangerous.

The 3 bolt bracket looks to hold a 1 inch pipe (approx). I hear you that it probably isn't a lightning rod. So ... - what is it for I wonder ?

So many questions - so few answers ...

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Old June 20th, 2009, 11:11 PM   #18713
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WOW, thanks to everyone who's posted - including the gentleman himself - for creating video of quite a rare moment!

I hope the brave guy can re-upload his video just with the voice and ambient sound. Music or none, I'd much rather hear his comments and the wind!
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Old June 20th, 2009, 11:47 PM   #18714
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Wow great video..............
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Old June 21st, 2009, 12:18 AM   #18715
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The view from the top is seriously awesome! It’s an amazing sight to watch the tiny little cars drive by on the streets below.
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Old June 21st, 2009, 12:30 AM   #18716
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swiddle-you like skyscrapers but your afraid of heights? wtf. lol
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Old June 21st, 2009, 02:52 AM   #18717
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Chances are there's a smaller pipe welded inside the beacon pipe or the mount protruding into the other pipe, so you can just take all four bolts out, spin the beacon and fasten it back down for maintenance. That makes mounting, replacing and maintaining the thing a whole lot easier.
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Old June 21st, 2009, 03:35 AM   #18718
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What will be the maximum height accessible to visitors after the building is officialy open?

In other words, at what height, not workers or personnel, rather common people like me will be officially allowed to take pictures?
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Old June 21st, 2009, 06:24 AM   #18719
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Hi all.

The observation deck - Level 124 - 442.1 meters up. If you work for a company that has office space you could work as high as level 152 - 564.9 meters. Reportedly levels 153 and 154 are reserved for the Emaar chairman.

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Chances are there's a smaller pipe welded inside the beacon pipe or the mount protruding into the other pipe, so you can just take all four bolts out, spin the beacon and fasten it back down for maintenance. That makes mounting, replacing and maintaining the thing a whole lot easier.
Hi Nomadd.

That would be a good solution. The bolts could be taken out and the beacon would still be safe from falling. As I posted before the swivel could be up on the back of the beacon but that would make the flanges a bit pointless.

On another note ...

The longer vid from the top of the pinnacle has a good view from lower down.

Here is a screenshot.



We are looking down on the top of the steelwork that has been up since before the pinnacle/spire jacking started. It is the terrace of tier 24 that is the top of tier 23's larger wing. The shot (vid) is taken from the terrace of tier 27 that is the top of tier 26's only small wing (the highest wing of the spire - above this is the 4 circular tiers of the pinnacle). In the lower right of the screenshot we can see part of the railing of the terrace of tier 25 that is the top of a wing of tier 24.

Here is a print showing the poop. Click it for larger.



The terrace of tier 24 (which is the same size as those of tiers 22 and 23 as well) is fairly large being 739.3 meters above the ground (level). Approx 6 m. long by 7 m. wide.

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Old June 21st, 2009, 09:42 AM   #18720
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^hi fury, thanks for info. would you call tier24 the roof? yes i know tier27 has the highest terrace at 768m. but thats quite small at about size of shower cubical.
tier24s roof (7mx6m) is about size of big bedroom? cool
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