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Old July 10th, 2009, 10:51 PM   #19081
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Not rebar as the cause, they excavated to near to the building causing foundations to slip.
I was reminded of this story earlier in the week when I saw them digging a trench right next to the Metro. Somewhere along SZR, can't remember exactly where.
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Old July 11th, 2009, 12:29 AM   #19082
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Wow scary! I can't ever understand what that website saying... Can anyone please send me English version website about that incident?
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Old July 11th, 2009, 12:45 AM   #19083
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tsk tsk
poor building, i hope it feels better soon.
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They will use revolving doors, both for the outdoor terraces and the lobby entrances and other indoor doors in the lobby area.
oh, cool!
i didn't know they'd be on the terraces too, because the blueprints showed swiveling ones
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Old July 11th, 2009, 01:20 AM   #19084
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Guys, that building in China turned over because engineers screwed up while constructing a underground parking nearby which collapsed the soil next to the building's foundation sending the foundations loose and causing it to tip over.
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Old July 11th, 2009, 01:41 AM   #19085
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Just to reply to CrazyAboutCities fellow:

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Wow scary! I can't ever understand what that website saying... Can anyone please send me English version website about that incident?
It was Saturday, June 27th in Shanghai...
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A newly built 13-storey residential building collapsed in Shanghai yesterday, killing one worker

The block of high-rise flats toppled onto its side in the muddy construction site raising concerns that building safety standards are being overlooked in favour of fast construction in China's rush to modernise.

The building appeared to be almost complete with fitted windows and a finished, tiled facade. Other similar-looking blocks in the same property development were still standing nearby.

Shoddy construction and the use of sub-standard materials is a concern in China's construction sector as the country scrambles to build out cities and finish massive infrastructure projects to keep pace with fast economic growth.
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I stressed in bold the part that concerns me in modern construction.

But I trust that Dubai projects are of extreme quality, not Chinese cheap engineering for sure.
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Old July 11th, 2009, 03:37 AM   #19086
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It's going to be a hectic schedule to have certain sections ready for open day.

Just curious, and i suspect this may have been adressed already, but are there any apartment floor plans available?
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Old July 11th, 2009, 05:05 AM   #19087
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The Burj Dubai is being built by Samsung. They built the Taipet101, and one of the Petronas towers and I believe the bridge that connects it. I think the Burj Dubai is safe Also, Samsung is Korean company not Chinese.
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Old July 11th, 2009, 05:09 AM   #19088
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Burj Dubai Time Lapse

I'm relatively new to this site and I couldn't browse through the close to 1000 posts on this thread, but have you guys checked out the time lapse video of the BD being built? Sorry if this has already been posted but here it is:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OF8SjuJRIHE
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Old July 11th, 2009, 05:14 AM   #19089
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It was Saturday, June 27th in Shanghai...
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I stressed in bold the part that concerns me in modern construction.

But I trust that Dubai projects are of extreme quality, not Chinese cheap engineering for sure.
Thank you!

I'm glad no one moved in that building. That would be really disaster. I hope China will learn this important lesson and will not allow it from happen again. I hope it won't happen to Dubai. I doubt it because the Dubai developers can afford to build high quality skyscrapers there compared to China. I know that China has reputation for making everything cheap and low quality.
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Old July 11th, 2009, 07:02 AM   #19090
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They will use revolving doors, both for the outdoor terraces and the lobby entrances and other indoor doors in the lobby area.

the door at the terraces is not revoliving door according to the plans i have. maybe they changed it now..
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Old July 11th, 2009, 07:27 AM   #19091
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It's going to be a hectic schedule to have certain sections ready for open day.

Just curious, and i suspect this may have been adressed already, but are there any apartment floor plans available?
http://www.bayut.com/uae_dubai_prope...02-2302-1.html
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Old July 11th, 2009, 07:46 AM   #19092
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Hi all.

The doors to the terraces are not revolving by the plans I have niether.

Imre - nice interior updates by your buddy.

I noticed in a few of the apartment shots it looks like the edge of some walls and ceilings that are against the cladding leave a space between the glass and the edge. I wonder how they will finish these areas?



This is a shot of podium zone C that faces North. It is the hotel entrance side at level 1. This side is advancing at the fastest rate as it is to open 09 09 09. This, like the other 2 sides has complex landscaping features. It's gonna look good.

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Old July 11th, 2009, 07:50 AM   #19093
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Check your post count Fury
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Old July 11th, 2009, 08:41 AM   #19094
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Hello there !

Does anyone know the average amount of a penthouse in Burj Dubai?

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Old July 11th, 2009, 08:46 AM   #19095
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there is no penthouses , top floors going to be offices, the price around 80-130 million AED now ( for the whole floor)
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Old July 11th, 2009, 08:52 AM   #19096
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I noticed in a few of the apartment shots it looks like the edge of some walls and ceilings that are against the cladding leave a space between the glass and the edge. I wonder how they will finish these areas?
no idea about that but it doesnt look too good

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Old July 11th, 2009, 09:14 AM   #19097
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But I trust that Dubai projects are of extreme quality, not Chinese cheap engineering for sure.
Cheap engineering my ass, this is the cause of the collapse its stupid human error "Preliminary investigations found that the Shanghai building fell over after workers began excavating an underground garage for the complex, causing the bank of the river next to the complex to collapse. "

One building collapse and you lump all Chinese engineering feats into one. China has built thousands of skyscrapers in these few years, bridges, airports, seaports, train station more than any place in the world and how many of them have issues? Building and structures collapse everywhere in the world, Charles De Gaule airport in France, that German archive building in Cologne, the Minneapolis Bridge that collapsed in 2007, the Tacoma narrows bridge, etc.
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Old July 11th, 2009, 12:02 PM   #19098
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I noticed in a few of the apartment shots it looks like the edge of some walls and ceilings that are against the cladding leave a space between the glass and the edge. I wonder how they will finish these areas?
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[IMG]http://i29.************/zoje5l.jpg[/IMG]
I think its temporary @Fury... needs a work to become, like the apartment below:

http://www.burjdubaiskyscraper.com/2...apartment3.jpg
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Old July 11th, 2009, 12:42 PM   #19099
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Old July 11th, 2009, 02:48 PM   #19100
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no idea about that but it doesnt look too good

[IMG]http://i29.************/zoje5l.jpg[/IMG]
Also that drywall or "Gyprock" has faded, makes painting allot harder as it can effect the paint.
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