Thursday, January 31, 2008

Burj Dubai January 31st 2008 photo update

Burj Dubai January 31st 2008 photo update. The 3rd floor of steel work has begun on the Burj Dubai,cladding work is progressing nicely as well.

Detail diagram of Burj Dubai January 2008

The Burj Dubai is now at level 161 617.7m/2027ft, it is the 5th tallest structure of all time. this diagram of Burj Dubai is current as of January 31st 2008.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Burj Dubai January 30th 2008 photo update

Burj Dubai January 30th 2008 photo update, the Burj Dubai from the persian gulf.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Work begins on Nakheel's Al Burj


French company Soletanche Bachy is tipped to win the piling and foundations contract for what is expected to become the tallest building in the world, Nakheel’s Al Burj, sources close to the project told Construction Week on Tuesday.

With initial designs putting Al Burj, or the Tall Tower, at over a kilometre high, the building will easily overtake Emaar Properties' Burj Dubai as the world's tallest.

The Burj Dubai is expected to be around 900 metres upon completion at the end of this year, although the final height remains a closely guarded secret.

A spokesperson for Nakheel denied an official award had been made, but confirmed the French company had begun some work on the project.

The spokesperson said testing work had been done on site and an official launch was planned in March.

A source at Soletanche Bachy’s Dubai office confirmed the Tall Tower was among the projects it was working on.

It is common practice in the region for companies to start work on projects prior to actually winning the contract.

Al Burj was initially planned to form part of the Dubai Waterfront development, but the location was moved to between Jumeirah Lake Towers and Ibn Battuta Mall on Sheikh Zayed Road.

RELATED: World record Al Burj looking for new home

Initial designs for the tower indicate there will be 228 floors, a four level basement and one service sub-level.

The total built up area will be 1.49 million square metres, with 492,000 square metres of usable space. The development will house offices, apartments and hotels.

The top habitable floor will be at 850 metres, topped by a 200-metre central spire with a three level function area and three service floors.

Among the consultants working on the project are the UK’s WSP, US-based LERA, Australia’s Van Der Meer Consulting (VDM) and Olive Group, while foundation-engineering company Fugro Middle East has just completed soil investigations on the site.

Soletanche Bachy was recently awarded a foundations contract for the Norman Foster-designed Russia Tower in Moscow with the STT Group. At 612 metres high it will be the tallest building in Europe.

The company also worked on the foundations for the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and constructed the 2.4-kilometre long canal on the Palm Jumeirah in Dubai.

Burj Dubai January 29th 2008 photo update

Burj Dubai January 29th 2008 photo update,Dubai Maritime City and the Burj Dubai in the first photo, Here is also a close up of the bottom crane in the second photo.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Burj Dubai January 28th 2008 photo update

Burj Dubai January 28th 2008 photo update, Some photos of the cladding progress and four nice clear shots of the roof, the third floor of the steel section should start to go up in just a couple days.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Burj Dubai January 27th 2008 photo update

Burj Dubai January 27th 2008 photo update, The Burj Dubai and Burj Dubai Lake Hotel.. Dubai looks like a crane city :D

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Burj Dubai January 26th 2008 photo update

Burj Dubai January 26th 2008 photo update, the city of Dubai with the Burj Dubai in the back ground, photo taken from the Palm Jumeirah.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Skyline photos of Dubai

Here is four extremely nice skyline shots of Dubai, this city is going to rank with Hong Kong and New York in another 20 years.. Some might say allot sooner then that.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Burj Dubai January 24th 2008 photo update

Burj Dubai January 24th 2008 photo update, a couple photos of the steel structure progress.. The steel work should pick up in its pace over the next month or so.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Burj Dubai January 23rd 2008 photo update

Burj Dubai January 23rd 2008 photo update, Photos of the Burj Dubai taken from around the base of the structure. The photos are taken at different angles to show the three main walls of the Burj Dubai.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Burj Dubai January 22nd 2008 photo update

Burj Dubai January 22nd 2008 photo update, the city of Dubai with the Burj Dubai in the back ground, photo taken from the Palm Jumeirah.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Burj Dubai January 21st 2008 photo update

Burj Dubai January 21st 2008 photo update, skyline taken from Burj Dubai at about level 100, You will notice the SZR skyscrapers look like a man made fog-wall in downtown Dubai.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Buruj Dubai Spire eriection methodology

Here is some large detail steel (spire) section diagrams that show in fine detail what each tier work stage will be like. And ground comparison with other supertall buildings.

They are not anywhere close to this pace.
Whether this will effect the scheduled middle of July beginning of spire lifting, the end of October top out, or the middle of August '09 completion dates remains to be seen.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Burj Dubai tier diagram

This diagram shows each section and tier of the Burj Dubai.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Moonrise over The World

The moon shines down on The World and Dubai's skyline....

The World is a man-made archipelago of 300 islands in the shape of a world map currently being built 4 km (2.5 miles) off the coast of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The World is one of a series of artificial island projects in Dubai, along with the Palm Islands, and like the other islands The World is being built primarily using sand dredged from the sea. The only access to the islands is by boat, helicopter, or seaplane. The World is being constructed by Nakheel Properties and is the brainchild of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the ruler of Dubai.

Each island ranges from about 14,000 square metres (150,000 square feet) to 42,000 square metres (450,000 square feet). The distance between each island will be an average of 100 metres (328 feet). The entire development will cover an area of 9 km in length and 6 km in width, surrounded by an oval breakwater. 232 km (144 miles) of shoreline will be created upon completion.

According to the National Geographic Channel (The Best of Megastructures) the overall price for the World is 14 billion USD. As for the individual islands, prices range between 15 and 45 million USD.

Dredging for the project began in 2004. By May 2007, 45% of the islands had been sold, 20 of which were bought in the first four months of 2007. As of early October 2007, land reclamation was "nearly complete" and was expected to be finished in 2008. Once that occurs, owners will be able to construct their own developments and properties.

Burj Dubai January 18th 2008 photo update 2

Burj Dubai January 18th 2008 photo update 2, These are close up photos of the top of the Burj Dubai taken Today. You can now clearly see the secnd story of the steel work.

Burj Dubai January 18th 2008 photo update

Burj Dubai January 18th 2008 photo update, nice pics of the Burj Dubai and the city of Dubai taken today.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Nakheel to reveal plans for new era of waterfront development at TDIM 2008

Dubai, 14 January 2008: Nakheel, one of the world’s largest privately-held property developers, will showcase plans for its new era of waterfront development at this year’s TDIM 2008 (Tourism Development project & Investment Market), a new exhibition taking place at Dubai World Trade Centre on 20th to 22nd January.

Nakheel will play a key role in the first ever TDIM exhibition with the largest stand in the company’s history, which is approximately the same size as three Olympic swimming pools. A number of new developments will be revealed in exciting shows talking place in two large domes situated within the stand. Nakheel will also unveil a 13 metre-long scale model of Dubai with an updated show, detailing the role the waterfront has played in the growth of Dubai and the major role Nakheel has played in this.

Each of Nakheel’s waterfront projects will be displayed at the exhibition, including the latest addition to Nakheel’s diverse portfolio of projects, Dubai Promenade. A model of the recently launched waterfront community is set to be revealed, which will allow visitors to see how Dubai Promenade will create a virtual peninsula along the emirate’s shoreline anchored by a spectacular five-star wheel-shaped hotel.