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Old July 9th, 2009, 07:05 PM   #19041
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aaaa yes! the older pictures of the burj were great but i always wondered about the distortion that was apparent (the base looking so wide, fading upwards oddly). but this second picture is how ive always pictured the burj in my mind, and how its looked in renders. its fantastic to see this shot. excellent job gerald.
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Old July 9th, 2009, 08:04 PM   #19042
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Very nice interior photos Imre; i am expecting for more photos from the interior of BD

Armani Residences apartment, its the one in 13th floor?
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Old July 9th, 2009, 09:11 PM   #19043
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It's good to see interior pictures of the building.
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Old July 9th, 2009, 09:37 PM   #19044
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It's good to see interior pictures of the building.
The amount of copper in the electric system is colossal. Miles and miles of wire.
Needless to say that the electrical engineering in Burj Dubay is something as much complex as the structural engineering work itself.
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Old July 9th, 2009, 10:17 PM   #19045
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Old July 9th, 2009, 11:54 PM   #19046
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Thanks Gerald! I'm far away from Dubai and that photograph has given me a whole new perspective about how Burj Dubai actually looks like. And it's a lot prettier than I thought. Too bad those lens were so expensive but the effect is amazing tho.
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Old July 10th, 2009, 12:15 AM   #19047
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Every full-frame photograph of the Burj Dubai that you have ever seen before is wrong.


17 MM and a tilt shift? that's heaven. good pics, really good.
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Old July 10th, 2009, 12:46 AM   #19048
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Is it the Apartments or Hotel in the pictures ?

Looks like the apartments in the 43 to 72 levels group - if so, these are expected for the end of the year which looks quite do-able from what I see here. Once the dry-wall goes on, usually they can finish it up in 3 months.


Are the lobby and lift pictures from the same section ? Looking at the number of floors showing on the lift panel, it looks like the 43 to 72 lift to me.

With all the rigging and scaffolding in the high lobby space, I can't see which one it is - and there are three of them in the building.

If it's the hotel I would hope it's more advanced if it's to be opened in 2 months. They would need to get some rooms finished, along with hallways, the needed elevators and some public space and have time to train some staff to get ready for hotel operations, as well as get the outdoor entrance area ready for business traffic.


Please tell us which area the pictures are from.

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Old July 10th, 2009, 12:51 AM   #19049
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What's the flash of light in the steel section ?

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What's the light up in the top of the steel section - in the photo ? up above the lights on the crane.

Do they still work at night when it's cooler at this time of year - like they did back when they were pouring the concrete structure of the building ?

Do they have any air-conditioning working yet so they could work inside any time day or night ?

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Old July 10th, 2009, 01:03 AM   #19050
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Wow! Now the entrance is looking nice! Almost finished!
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Old July 10th, 2009, 02:57 AM   #19051
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whats a devon tower? a really big sandwhich?
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amazing this tower will be fully clad next month!
all it needs is a clean and should look spectacular
The new Devon Tower in Oklahoma City,Oklahoma (U.S.) starts construction on Oct. 1st 2009 it will be 282 meters tall(925ft) and 54 stories you should look it up it will be a 3 sided oval shaped tower!at a cost of over 750 mil.(U.S.) but the reason of this post is to show how amazingly-freakishly tall the Burj Dubai is compared to the Devon Tower once completed! when the Devon tower is completed in 2012 it will be in the top 60 tallest buildings in the world as of now!top 100-upon completion! The Burj Dubai is a testament to the will and drive of Human Beings!---- Dubai is amazing!!!!!!
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Old July 10th, 2009, 08:48 AM   #19052
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fantastic entrance area....
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Old July 10th, 2009, 12:00 PM   #19053
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The entrance of BD is indeed great, day by day...

Sunset beside BD:
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Old July 10th, 2009, 01:08 PM   #19055
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random but curious question: there's not a difference in average pressure between ground and 818m up in the air is there?
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Old July 10th, 2009, 01:16 PM   #19056
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random but curious question: there's not a difference in average pressure between ground and 818m up in the air is there?
There would be - after all, there's an extra 818m of air pressing down on your head when you're at ground level.

Water would boil at a lower temperature at the top of the Burj as well
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Old July 10th, 2009, 01:26 PM   #19057
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what a builiding!! looks like a very large and very shiny arrow.
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Old July 10th, 2009, 01:59 PM   #19058
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There would be - after all, there's an extra 818m of air pressing down on your head when you're at ground level.

Water would boil at a lower temperature at the top of the Burj as well
Since the building will be pressurized, that would not be the case.

If you'd try to go around it and boil the water on the open terrace, the effect of the lower pressure up there would be compensated by a lower air temperature so that will not work either.

It's a loose, loose situation.
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Old July 10th, 2009, 02:05 PM   #19059
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The building's pressurized?

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Water would still boil at a lower temperature outside though - the ambient temperature would have no effect the boiling point.
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Old July 10th, 2009, 02:17 PM   #19060
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wow without the big crane Burj Dubai looks much higher
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