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Old July 27th, 2009, 08:03 AM   #19401
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Amazing transformation in that short span of time !

Great post, as always, Fury!

Indeed what a transformation. When those who have the money are willing to do grand things, they make us believe in what more could be done around the world in such a short span of time. You know what I mean, but let us keep those thoughts to ourselves.

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Old July 27th, 2009, 07:34 PM   #19402
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What a building nothing compares to it at this moment
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Old July 27th, 2009, 11:16 PM   #19403
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Check out for pics of the station:
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Burj Dubai Station that connects landmarks


By Ashfaq Ahmed, Chief Reporter
Published: July 27, 2009, 23:02


Dubai: Dubai Metro users will find it easy to visit the tallest building, the tallest fountains and the biggest shopping mall in the world by using the Burj Dubai Metro station.

The station on the Red Line on Shaikh Zayed Road is located next to the First Interchange (commonly known as Defence Roundabout) and has been named after Burj Dubai, the world's tallest building.

The nearly 818 metre tower is located in Downtown Burj Dubai which has a variety of hotels, entertainment centres, residential and commercial areas. Once fully populated, the area will have around one million people living and working in it.

Visitors and employees of the world's largest retail shopping centre - The Dubai Mall - will also benefit from the Burj Dubai station and avoid the hassle of driving around either to look for a parking space or hail a taxi.


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The Dubai Mall features 1,200 retail outlets, two anchor department stores, a 220-store Gold Souq and more than 150 food and beverage outlets in an area of 12.1 million square feet.

At least two feeder bus routes will also serve the station. Feeder bus route F13 will carry passengers between the station and Dubai Mall, while route F16 will take passengers to and from the station to areas such as Al Wasl and Jumeirah.

Tourists will also greatly benefit from this station as they can visit various attractions in this highly developed district.

There is a world-class water, light and music spectacle named Dubai Fountain in the 30-acre Burj Dubai Lake near the Dubai Mall.

At over 900 feet (275 metres) in length, Dubai Fountain is about 25 per cent larger in area than the Bellagio Fountain in Las Vegas.

The pedestrian bridge will provide access to passenger from across road. Residents of the Toyota building and Al Wasl and Jumeirah-2 can also take the Metro from this station. The Red Line is set to start on September 9.
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Old July 28th, 2009, 09:27 AM   #19404
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Old July 28th, 2009, 12:08 PM   #19405
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They have constructed a beauty.
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Old July 28th, 2009, 02:38 PM   #19406
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Last cladding panel at Burj Dubai

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Posted by: Bradley Hope on July 28, 2009 2:45 PM

Emaar Properties just sent out these photographs of the "last cladding panel" of the Burj Dubai. There are some 24,347 panels already installed in the building. This piece will be transported to the tower in the "coming weeks" for installation.

One thing you will never notice in any of these photos is journalists. Emaar is on communication lock-down.

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Old July 28th, 2009, 05:29 PM   #19407
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Shows detail that doesn't exist, misses other details

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Hi all.

OK I have the elevator schedule now.

It is too fuzzy to see the level numbers clearly. Up above 110 is where one can tell whether this is from the 705 revision. I should make this more clear. The 705 meter revision had tier 10 starting at 114 and from there up quite a few differences to the current version. Then it looks like they did a revision between the 705 and the current 818 - whether the height was set somewhere between also I can't tell. This interim revision had the levels and tiers up to tier 17 the same as the current one but above that the names and amount of the tiers were different.

By a rough count the schedule is compatible with the current revision.

whoami. Please try to get clearer scans as there is much good info on that schedule.

Keep 'em coming - thanx.

Even though it's fuzzy, certain details can be seen - the office annex lifts shown are for the 7-storey version, before they expanded that building up to 12 stories.

Also, in the office section, there's a lift running from 112 to 154 or so, as well as the one that goes to 160 (BS3/F), looks like another one in there as well.

What are the names (designations codes) for these machines ?

It's clear enough on the diagram that the hotel lifts are on the left, office section in the center, and residential on the right in the main diagram, including all the parking lifts. Can't see exactly what levels are covered, as it appears the diagram shows total shafts including pits (for buffers) and at the top space for over-run and motors.

What's noteworthy is that there are levels shown for missing floors 41, 74, 110 and 137, as the mechanical levels are highlighted and show as having 3 levels (except Mech 1 which has 2). We all know that these level numbers were skipped - the floors simply don't exist.

It notes the escalators - can we learn where they are located ?

Would it be possible to put the detail out in text, if a clearer print isn't possible ? If a good scan is available, could it be put on Burjdubaiskyscraper?

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Old July 28th, 2009, 08:09 PM   #19408
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Last cladding panel at Burj Dubai

Emaar Properties just sent out these photographs of the "last cladding panel" of the Burj Dubai. There are some 24,347 panels already installed in the building. This piece will be transported to the tower in the "coming weeks" for installation.
How many panels, windows left to complete the cladding in BD? In low floors, seems complete but in steal, upper last floors are not...
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Old July 28th, 2009, 08:12 PM   #19409
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I guess about 200 / 300 or something. If they add 10 windows a day, it would be finished in a month.
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Old July 29th, 2009, 08:50 AM   #19410
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Keep 'em coming - thanx.

go back few pages... somebody photoshoped the old copy. its clearer now.
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Old July 29th, 2009, 11:45 AM   #19411
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Burj Dubai Could Possibly open on December 2

The Burj Dubai will officially open to the public on December 2, to coincide with UAE National Day, Arabian Business can reveal.

The opening date of the world’s tallest building has been a closely guarded secret for years – however, a senior architect working on the project has confirmed that December 2 has been set aside for the opening.

The Armani Hotel, part of the building, will take its first guests on the same day.
Ceremonies to mark the launch are also being planned for December 2. It is not yet clear whether other parts of the tower will be fully accessible.

“This will be a huge achievement and a big celebration for the UAE and for Emaar, particularly as it’s UAE National Day. It will be the first time the public can enter the building,” said the architect.

Emaar has always maintained it will not comment on the specific opening date.

The final piece of glass cladding to complete the exterior of Burj Dubai, was now ready and would be installed within weeks, developer Emaar Properties said on Tuesday.

Spanning six-metres in length, the panel is the last of 24,348 pieces of cladding fitted to the super-structure.

Emaar has been tight-lipped over the final height of the Burj Dubai, which is thought to have topped out earlier this year at 818m.

More than 1,000 specially commissioned pieces of art will adorn the interiors of Burj Dubai.

Pride of place in the iconic structure’s residential lobby will be an artwork featuring 196 bronze and brass alloy cymbals - representing the 196 countries of the world - suspended on titanium rods anchored at the bottom of two pools.

Visitors to the lobby will be able to hear a distinct timbre as the cymbals, which are plated with 18-carat gold, are struck by dripping water, intended to mimic the sound of water falling on leaves.


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Old July 29th, 2009, 11:57 AM   #19412
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Told you it was going to open in time for the New Year's Eve. Even if not fully complete. And I bet the cladding will be ready for the 09-09-09. Kind of a pre-presentation.
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Old July 29th, 2009, 01:18 PM   #19413
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That photo is taken from the Business Bay . The the towers in that area grow like crops!!!!!
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Old July 29th, 2009, 02:52 PM   #19414
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Old July 29th, 2009, 03:13 PM   #19415
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Old July 29th, 2009, 03:55 PM   #19416
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29/July/2009

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29/July/2009

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Old July 29th, 2009, 04:18 PM   #19418
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Old July 29th, 2009, 04:39 PM   #19419
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Thx for the new close ups.

Something I noticed in them:

The aluminium cladding of the spire IS definitely looking different than the rest of the cladding now, but I hope it is only because of the angle.

Same thing fo the clear glass, which is acually hard to see in the newest pics. So I think you wont be able to see any of these color changes, if you are not on an elevated point.

Here is some interesting I want to share. These black dots I mentioned earlier must be for some kind of lighting, like on the SWFC for example:

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Old July 29th, 2009, 04:48 PM   #19420
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