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Old August 31st, 2009, 01:13 PM   #19961
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Old August 31st, 2009, 01:29 PM   #19962
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The Harbor tower has not really been started yet, so he is right when he says a few years. The Harbor Tower will probably take 10 years to be build if they continue now. I dont expect the Burj's height to be beaten before 2015, its more likely to be 2018 in my opinion.
Exactly, as i said; i dont know another project except of course Burj Dubai with 1km height in Dubai city...

I was searching for an aerial photo of Burj Dubai; hopefully they updated. I take the link and post the photo here:
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Old August 31st, 2009, 01:43 PM   #19963
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Please remember that the UC surrounding area will be part of the last phase. They may add lots of green when it opens later this year. There is no point in adding green and get it all dirty during construction. That being said, I do hope they clean the lake completely (again) before grand opening. I see sand keep getting into the lake.
The lake is being cleaned continuously.
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Old August 31st, 2009, 08:08 PM   #19964
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yes but it's still dirty
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Old August 31st, 2009, 08:39 PM   #19965
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Old August 31st, 2009, 10:59 PM   #19966
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Old September 1st, 2009, 06:55 AM   #19967
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very impressive tower
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Old September 1st, 2009, 07:56 AM   #19968
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Eventually, we'll get to 1,000 pages...eventually.
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Old September 1st, 2009, 08:24 AM   #19969
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Eventually, we'll get to 1,000 pages...eventually.
With irelevant posts like this for sure we will.

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Old September 1st, 2009, 08:43 AM   #19970
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The second word is not properly nice, let alone necessary. Or vice-versa.

It's an internet forum, and it's expectable that when reaching certain psychological barriers, people get excited and make irrelevant posts. Nothing harming there.

EDIT: The original second word was not "irelevant"/"irrelevant".

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Old September 1st, 2009, 08:51 AM   #19971
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Old September 1st, 2009, 09:35 AM   #19972
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The tower is looking fantastic. I'm sure this has been asked a million times, but exactly how long do they estimate a full window cleaning cycle will take?

Those rolling machines look awesome, but they themselves are just for hoisting the personnel who do the cleaning, correct?

If so, it's got to be a month...at least.
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Old September 1st, 2009, 09:56 AM   #19973
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The tower is looking fantastic. I'm sure this has been asked a million times, but exactly how long do they estimate a full window cleaning cycle will take?

Those rolling machines look awesome, but they themselves are just for hoisting the personnel who do the cleaning, correct?

If so, it's got to be a month...at least.
If I remember correctly, the cleaning cycle will take around 3 or 4 months.
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Old September 1st, 2009, 10:07 AM   #19974
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REPEAT POST

Cleaning of Burj Dubai exterior will begin soon to prepare for the expected September soft opening of the tallest building in the world, XPRESS has learnt.

An Emaar spokesperson said on Sunday that “Burj Dubai will open this year as scheduled” but declined to confirm if the schedule still includes September or a later date.
Cleaning an 818-plus metre tall icicle-shaped shard that seemingly reaches into the heavens is easier said than done, said Mick Atkins, Project Director of Cox Gomyl in Dubai.

The Australian design and fabrication company was subcontracted by cladding firm Arabian Aluminium to build on behalf of Emaar owners a custom cradle for window washers.

The first of 18 tailor-made Cox Gomyl buckets is now being tested on the south side of the Burj Dubai at Level 40, Atkins said.

“Normally you would drive around a track on the roof,” Atkins said.
However, with the Burj’s tri-floral petal exterior shape, he said that they have to drive “around the outside of the building”.

To wash most of the 160 floors of habitable space of the structure, a horizontal track has been installed on the exterior of Burj Dubai at three levels - 40, 73 and 109. Each track holds a 1,500 tonne bucket machine which moves horizontally and then vertically using heavy cables, he said.

“The cradle drops vertically and cleans that strip,” Atkins said.

The very top of the spire, however, is reserved for specialist human window cleaners who brave super heights and high winds dangling by ropes to clean the top panels.

Daniel Hicks, Business Development Manager of Megarme Rope Access, is bidding for the contract to clean the spire using rope access technicians who abseil or rappel along the facade.

Despite 15 years of expert experience in Dubai hanging from some of the tallest buildings in the Gulf, Hicks said maintaining the top 111 metres of the Burj Dubai will be a first.
Unlike climbing Mount Everest, for example, where there is secure landscape nearby for a climber to maintain his bearings at a super high altitude – on top of the Burj Dubai, there’s mostly air.

“There’s no natural feature that you could relate this to,” Hicks said. “This is like a chopstick jutting out of the ground compared to a mountain.”
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Old September 1st, 2009, 10:44 AM   #19975
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Haha, it's funny you post that. I skimmed it and missed everything on breakdown of window cleaning ops. Guess I didn't skim well enough. Thanks.
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Old September 1st, 2009, 11:09 AM   #19976
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The lake is being cleaned continuously.
But not yet with the big machinery.
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Old September 1st, 2009, 11:55 AM   #19977
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It's soooo 2008 to use machinery to clean a lake.
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Old September 1st, 2009, 12:48 PM   #19978
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Old September 1st, 2009, 01:21 PM   #19979
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It's soooo 2008 to use machinery to clean a lake.
I think he meant the three filter houses that will be located within the lake.
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Old September 1st, 2009, 01:26 PM   #19980
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i hope someday in my life i'll get to climb its stairs.. just stairs, no elevators.. it would be a very tiring climb yet a fulfilling one..
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