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Old February 27th, 2012, 12:32 PM   #581
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Did they also do Marina Bay Sands in Singapore? I remember huge parts being lifted there.
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Old February 27th, 2012, 01:57 PM   #582
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I'm not sure, but it is more then possible.

Eversendai is a Malaysian company and they rose to fame (as to speak) for constructing and lifting up the bridge connecting the two Petronas Towers. They also constructed the top steel section of Burj Khalifa.
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Old February 27th, 2012, 03:06 PM   #583
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Who did UP use for the Marriott Executive Towers in Deira, which has the world's longest expanse bridge between two buildings?

I remember they lifted this monster into place....

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Old February 27th, 2012, 03:10 PM   #584
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Yes, I remember though I don't think I saw it happening, but I don't know. That happen way before I started getting interested in the matter.

BTW, they were so upscale when they opened, yet "aged" so fast with all the new stuff in town that followed


PS: For years, they used to have a coffee shop inside the bridge.
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Old February 27th, 2012, 04:28 PM   #585
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Yes, I remember though I don't think I saw it happening, but I don't know. That happen way before I started getting interested in the matter.

BTW, they were so upscale when they opened, yet "aged" so fast with all the new stuff in town that followed


PS: For years, they used to have a coffee shop inside the bridge.

Absolutely! I always wondered why they put a 74 metre skybridge between such average looking box-like buildings.

They manufactured the bridge in Jebel Ali and drove it to its location via Sheikh Zayed Road. It took a couple of weeks to bring it into town as it took up 3 lanes of the highway

Sadly, I have no pictures of the installation/lifting either, but it must have been some challenge!
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Old March 10th, 2012, 12:30 PM   #586
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Tower 1: Column L7-L8 casting in progress and Jump form reached at L9-L10.


Tower 2: Shutter closing for Core wall L8-L9 in progress.


Tower 3: Shutter closing for core wall L8-L9 completed and construction of columns L7-L8 in progress.


Tower 4: Core wall shutter closing at L6-L7 (2nd stage) completed and fixing placing boom.

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Old March 14th, 2012, 12:43 PM   #587
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Interesting to see that the Dubai Pearl is going for Gold LEED certification

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One huge project that claims it embraces green building is Dubai Pearl, a £3.8bn development that promises the luxury expected in Dubai with more environmentally responsible construction. Its builders say the complex will attain LEED gold certification. Restaurants and residences will have to separate food waste for collection.
Read more here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainabl...?newsfeed=true
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It's just a gimmick ....
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Old March 15th, 2012, 09:06 PM   #589
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Fantastic project
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Old March 15th, 2012, 09:41 PM   #590
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10 years later....and it's topped out .
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I must say that I'm astonished construction has continued on this thing.
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Old March 15th, 2012, 11:46 PM   #592
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Do not forget that it's in Dubai.
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Knowing a friend or two working on LEED projects, it's not exactly an easy thing to achieve. Good luck to them.

@Altin - that's one HUGE bridge for a standard looking hotel. I'm sure it's nice but that bridge is crazy! Even being on the Petronas' Bridge, I can tell you it looks so tiny from the ground but is pretty massive when you're on it.

On Topic though.. nice to see this huge project moving head even if slowly.
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10 years later....and it's topped out .
For all those who complain about the speed of construction, to compare, I recently found out that Heron Tower, in London, took 19 years to build, from planning to completion

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For all those who complain about the speed of construction, to compare, I recently found out that Heron Tower, in London, took 19 years to build, from planning to completion

That's horrible comparison. Heron Tower's PLANNING took 19 years. Construction of the actual project only started when funds were attained in 2007. Projects in Dubai start without any future investors or tenants.
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Old March 27th, 2012, 10:13 AM   #598
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I can see his point, I think (as many others do) that the rate of construction is slow for various reasons but comparing to Heron tower which started in 2007 and was finished around four years later shows that this is a slow process for a tower with tons more space to it. I think 2017-19 is a reasonable date for this to finish.
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Long way to go..........

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Nah, they look like tourists to me, so probably they'll just hang around for a few more minutes and then back to the tour vehicle nearby


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I can see his point, I think (as many others do) that the rate of construction is slow for various reasons but comparing to Heron tower which started in 2007 and was finished around four years later shows that this is a slow process for a tower with tons more space to it. I think 2017-19 is a reasonable date for this to finish.
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