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Old August 8th, 2009, 01:53 PM   #19561
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the "new photo" isnt that new. its a few weeks old atleast judging by the cladding.
It's from 5 August, and you can't really see the cladding high up very good.
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Old August 8th, 2009, 02:14 PM   #19562
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It's from 5 August, and you can't really see the cladding high up very good.
Nope, it was taken on July 19th.

And a reminder for those who think the Burj looks tall in photos like that, this is what it actually looks like -

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Old August 8th, 2009, 03:25 PM   #19563
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christos-greece you keep coming with 'new photos' which usually arent even close to be 2-week fresh, whats the point
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Old August 8th, 2009, 03:52 PM   #19564
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Nope, it was taken on July 19th.

And a reminder for those who think the Burj looks tall in photos like that, this is what it actually looks like -

i think this is the first pic i've seen of BD where it does look more then 600+ meters.
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Old August 8th, 2009, 03:58 PM   #19565
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I agree with european, in all those other pictures, it looks like 600 feet, not 600+ meters
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Old August 8th, 2009, 04:13 PM   #19566
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Has the top been stretched in that pic.... something just doesnt look right
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Old August 8th, 2009, 04:27 PM   #19567
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Has the top been stretched in that pic.... something just doesnt look right
It doesn't look right because you're so used to seeing photographs of the Burj Dubai that have been taken with the camera pitched up. This causes converging verticals and the building to look like it's falling backwards.

It is however possibly the only perspectively correct photograph taken from that spot, and accurately represents how the building would look if you were standing there.

Apologies for the repost, but a picture paints a thousand words:

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Old August 8th, 2009, 04:50 PM   #19568
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Is this actually the last panel ??

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Last Of Burj Dubai's Glass Panels To Be Installed Soon


DUBAI, July 29 (Bernama) -- The last piece of glass cladding of the world's tallest building, Burj Dubai, is now ready and will be installed in the coming weeks.

The six-metre long glass, aluminium and steel piece -- panel number 24,348 -- will be placed at the bottom of Burj Dubai's spire, according to a statement from parties involved in the project.

Arabian Aluminium Company started work on the exterior cladding of Burj Dubai in April 2007.

Panels of more than 18 different strength specifications and over 200 sizes are being used for the building currently standing at over 800m.

Being developed by Emaar Properties, the tower is scheduled to open later this year.

-- BERNAMA
Will this actually be the last piece of cladding ? Going forward after the building opens, at some point, even years later, it will be necessary to replace cladding that gets damaged by large storms or whatever.

In an ordinary building, the owners can call any glass company to come in and do whatever work is needed - it's mainly a "one size fits all situation".

Not so with the BD. Given that this is not an ordinary building--the cladding is all custom designed and built, and supplied by a company some distance away in another country -- will there be an inventory of cladding spare parts to be kept in a secure place either on-site or at least in the city - to be available quickly if the need arises.

They said there's many different sizes, shapes and strengths of cladding panels on the building - and it all cost hundreds of millions U S dollars. They'd need a way to produce and install on demand, or have a stock if the need ever happened.

Also, how would they get cladding up high later on once the cranes are gone ? Could a combination of BMU's do the job from the ground, as some panels are too large for even the biggest elevators ?

Any comments from the experts ?

Thank you
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Old August 8th, 2009, 04:54 PM   #19569
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Thanks gerald.d, its so weird looking at those 2 pics... looks like its taken form the same place.... but the first one makes the building look rubbish and the second makes it look Epic!
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Old August 8th, 2009, 05:50 PM   #19570
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Thanks gerald.d, its so weird looking at those 2 pics... looks like its taken form the same place.... but the first one makes the building look rubbish and the second makes it look Epic!
Same camera, same lens, same location for both photos.
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Old August 8th, 2009, 06:03 PM   #19571
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the lights! I want to see it with the lights on! At night will be fantastic!
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Old August 8th, 2009, 06:18 PM   #19572
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08/August/2009

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Old August 8th, 2009, 06:34 PM   #19573
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Re-Glazing not Re-Cladding For Maintenance

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Will this actually be the last piece of cladding ? Going forward after the building opens, at some point, even years later, it will be necessary to replace cladding that gets damaged by large storms or whatever.

In an ordinary building, the owners can call any glass company to come in and do whatever work is needed - it's mainly a "one size fits all situation".

Not so with the BD. Given that this is not an ordinary building--the cladding is all custom designed and built, and supplied by a company some distance away in another country -- will there be an inventory of cladding spare parts to be kept in a secure place either on-site or at least in the city - to be available quickly if the need arises.

They said there's many different sizes, shapes and strengths of cladding panels on the building - and it all cost hundreds of millions U S dollars. They'd need a way to produce and install on demand, or have a stock if the need ever happened.

Also, how would they get cladding up high later on once the cranes are gone ? Could a combination of BMU's do the job from the ground, as some panels are too large for even the biggest elevators ?

Any comments from the experts ?

Thank you
Not an expert here but my perception has always been that the cladding panels they are installing now are all custom pre-fab units that contain, in addition to the window glass, the structural framework which makes up the exterior curtain wall of the building and that if a window were to break in the future that they wouldn't detach and re-install the entire cladding panel with its framework, etc but just re-glaze the panel with new window glass and that could be done using the BMU cranes, and some high altitude window glazers and some steady nerves.
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Old August 8th, 2009, 07:20 PM   #19574
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Old August 8th, 2009, 08:31 PM   #19575
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Old August 8th, 2009, 10:04 PM   #19576
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Old August 8th, 2009, 10:13 PM   #19577
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but still they can build longer right?
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Old August 8th, 2009, 11:13 PM   #19578
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Great pictures, almost time for the last panels!
I'm surprised each time how good it looks!
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Old August 9th, 2009, 04:06 AM   #19579
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It's almost done on top now! It's been a long road to get to this point...
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Old August 9th, 2009, 04:07 AM   #19580
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wooow,wow, a few meters to finish with the last glass panels , the tower shines like a diamond and looks fantastic and it still does not clean the glass
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