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Old June 28th, 2009, 04:18 PM   #18841
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fantastic picture...great up date anyway...
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Old June 28th, 2009, 06:12 PM   #18842
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Old June 28th, 2009, 06:26 PM   #18843
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Old June 28th, 2009, 06:33 PM   #18844
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Old June 28th, 2009, 06:35 PM   #18845
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Old June 28th, 2009, 06:43 PM   #18846
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Old June 28th, 2009, 06:53 PM   #18847
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Old June 28th, 2009, 07:12 PM   #18848
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Old June 28th, 2009, 11:34 PM   #18849
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Thanks for the updates everyone! Great shots as usual and a wonderfully touching story.
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Old June 29th, 2009, 12:01 AM   #18850
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Old June 29th, 2009, 12:32 AM   #18851
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Hi all.

Great updates guys.

234 included some shots of the work down on the podium. The original site renders did show the landscaping is to be quite busy. As things progress recent shots show just how intricate it will be.

I mean - its landscaping, right ? A few trees and bushes, some grass, a couple of sidewalks ... - maybe good enough for lesser sites but not for the BD. There are concrete walls and features everywhere. Even on the side of the office annex facing the mall there are some walls shaped into big planters. There is not alot of room there but instead of just planting grass they put in some features.

All the way around the base on all 3 podium areas will be covered with a fairly comples mix of concrete and greenery. It will be interesting to watch it take shape and should look great when completed. Unlike the interior works right now it is something that can be photographed as it progresses which is good.

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Old June 29th, 2009, 04:15 AM   #18852
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Old June 29th, 2009, 05:53 AM   #18853
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Hi all.

Nice shots Stewie.

I found something interesting in my pile of BD info.
First I would like to mention that I am utterly amazed at the planning that goes into big projects like this. I believe project management and planning is something I could really enjoy.

Anyway - here is the first lines of the milestones and work to be done schedule. It is for the 705 meter revision (the last revision before the current one) and is from April '07. What amazes me is there is approx. 350 "pages" this size in this schedule ! It includes every and anything from concrete work to painting to handover dates. Fricken enormous thought process !




The shop drawing submittal alone must be a gigantic collection. The staffing schedule for near 10,000 people must be huge. The cashflow is something I have and is an extremely detailed collection of pages on its own. The construction method statement I also have and is hundreds of pages in various PDF files. Too bad they are all for the old revision. These are just the items from this "page" - needless to say there are many other big areas of planning. I could go on but suffice to say the amount of people and thought that goes into getting ready for a project of this size, let alone actually doing it, are bloody enormous.

We can see that over 2 years ago the estimated opening date for the hotel was May 09 '09. Of course we now know it is set for 09 09 09 as part of the soft opening (and probably the only part of the structure that will be part of the soft opening). So that is 4 months behind the schedule of 2 years ago.

The interesting estimated date is the completion of the whole of the works and the above level 42 handover. 2 years ago the date was Feb 14 2010. I find it questionable that the hotel opening is 4 months behind and completion is 3 months ahead of schedule ( Dec 20 '09 is the latest word for the grand opening). Although it's anyone's guess I seriously wonder whether the grand opening date will be met. Also there must be a month or so between completion and opening.

To sum up - the estimated opening date from 2 years ago was around Mar '10 and Emaar was saying much earlier all along ... but I digress.
I think we could see an opening date well into 2010.

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Old June 29th, 2009, 06:17 AM   #18854
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it's nice to finally see pictures of the landscaping that's been taking shape recently. I can't wait till it's all installed.

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Old June 29th, 2009, 06:50 AM   #18855
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Fabulously clear morning here in Dubai today, with just some low-level mist/smog that should clear within a couple of hours.

Expect some stunning pics today

(just not from me, as I've got to go to Abu Dhabi )
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Old June 29th, 2009, 08:35 AM   #18856
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Old June 29th, 2009, 08:37 AM   #18857
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So where is Babu the crane operator, be nice if there was some interview with him or something?
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Old June 29th, 2009, 11:43 AM   #18858
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So where is Babu the crane operator, be nice if there was some interview with him or something?
He could be the one dismantling his former workplace.
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Old June 29th, 2009, 12:15 PM   #18859
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Old June 29th, 2009, 02:43 PM   #18860
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