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mia Feb 21, 2010 4:59 PM

I think the building is astonishing, and a great architectural achievement. I really would love to go and see it myself, but considering the events of Feb 10th I have many doubts about how safe it is. Letting the lift ordeal happen seems like a serious negligence, and I'm just wondering how many more of them there might be hidden in the building... :/

spwelan Mar 1, 2010 7:08 PM

from my trip last week
Video Link

Imre Mar 4, 2010 2:48 PM

03/March/2010

Burj Khalifa,aka Burj Dubai

http://i49.tinypic.com/s2zbr5.jpg

http://i46.tinypic.com/ettr4j.jpg

http://i45.tinypic.com/29mkcae.jpg

http://i45.tinypic.com/2wel9h0.jpg

http://i46.tinypic.com/1z2k87l.jpg

CalibratedZeus Mar 4, 2010 5:24 PM

Love the contrast the orange street lights give those first two pics. Great shots as always Imre :multibow

The North One Mar 4, 2010 8:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Duffstuff129 (Post 4642780)
Lack of nature? This city is not only surrounded by extremely "natural" desert, but is home to extensive watered (if wastful) parks with a plethora of both native and non-native trees. Dubai has a weird juxtaposition between small amounts of high density developed areas, tons of desert, and a good amount of oasis-like park areas.

I think he means trees, like in the midwest.

Chicago103 Oct 28, 2010 7:19 AM

Are any of the floors above the observation deck occupied yet?

For that matter besides the hotel at the bottom of the building what other floors are currently occupied? Are the residential units going into the low 100 floors occupied yet? Information on wikipedia or anywhere is pretty scarce besides for the observatory.

ethereal_reality Oct 28, 2010 4:53 PM

I recently read that 825 of the 900 residential units are unoccupied.

Here is the source.
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-1...t-tenants.html

SkyscrapersOfNewYork Oct 28, 2010 5:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5034093)
I recently read that 825 of the 900 residential units are unoccupied.

Here is the source.
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-1...t-tenants.html

im not surprised...the world just doesnt need a tower this tall at the moment....

globaldeb Nov 2, 2010 5:58 AM

Thanks
 
Thanks a lot guys...
A wondrful experience..:tup:

NYguy Nov 4, 2010 5:55 AM

SLO-D300

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M.K. Nov 4, 2010 9:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SkyscrapersOfNewYork (Post 5034102)
im not surprised...the world just doesnt need a tower this tall at the moment....

exactly... and strangely they continue to do lot of high buildings which will be empty also soon + many decadent old ones also empty since long while. Conclusion: Please explain how urbanists, politics & decision people in high positions' companies think, in order to waste money !

Chicago103 Nov 18, 2010 11:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5034093)
I recently read that 825 of the 900 residential units are unoccupied.

Here is the source.
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-1...t-tenants.html

I wonder what floors those occupied apartments are on, I would presume the higher ones would be more in demand and thus more likely to be occupied.

I am just trying to figure out if Chicago has officially lost its title as home to the world's highest residences. I guess it depends on whether one considers readiness for occupancy or actual occupancy to be the criteria.

You would think somebody would be bragging about having the world's highest residence.

RCDC Nov 18, 2010 3:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Imre (Post 4649651)

I think it's a fantastic design. It reminds me of this:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...000-001876.jpg

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi...000-001876.jpg

Desert Diver Nov 27, 2010 9:34 PM

It's quite bizarr how this forum seems to be full of haters who know it all. Leaves me with the impression that some are just frustrated and jealous :)

Here are some of the pics I took inside the Residences running around with a tripod for 7 hours. You will find some more on my website.

http://www.verticaldubai.com/

Enjoy!

http://www.verticaldubai.com/burj_kh..._easyHDR_y.jpg


http://www.verticaldubai.com/burj_khalifa_3007457_y.jpg


http://www.verticaldubai.com/burj_kh..._easyHDR_y.jpg


http://www.verticaldubai.com/burj_kh..._easyHDR_y.jpg


http://www.verticaldubai.com/burj_khalifa_3007527_y.jpg


http://www.verticaldubai.com/burj_khalifa_3007534_y.jpg


http://www.verticaldubai.com/burj_kh..._easyHDR_y.jpg


http://www.verticaldubai.com/burj_khalifa_3007576_y.jpg


http://www.verticaldubai.com/burj_khalifa_3007592_y.jpg


http://www.verticaldubai.com/burj_kh..._easyHDR_y.jpg


http://www.verticaldubai.com/burj_khalifa_3007637_y.jpg


http://www.verticaldubai.com/burj_kh..._easyHDR_y.jpg


http://www.verticaldubai.com/burj_khalifa_3007680_y.jpg


http://www.verticaldubai.com/burj_khalifa_3007745_y.jpg


http://www.verticaldubai.com/burj_khalifa_3007752_y.jpg


http://www.verticaldubai.com/burj_khalifa_3007774_y.jpg


http://www.verticaldubai.com/burj_khalifa_3007792_y.jpg


http://www.verticaldubai.com/burj_khalifa_3007538_y.jpg


http://www.verticaldubai.com/burj_khalifa_3007797_y.jpg


http://www.verticaldubai.com/burj_khalifa_3007809_y.jpg


http://www.verticaldubai.com/burj_kh...ZR_South_y.jpg

More pics of the interior can be found on my website: http://www.verticaldubai.com

Regards

BrandonJXN Nov 27, 2010 9:58 PM

Meh. It's nice but it doesn't hit me. Besides which, all that wood reminds me of that tacky wood paneling that was so popular in the 70's.

http://uglyhousephotos.com/wordpress...09/090917k.jpg
http://uglyhousephotos.com/wordpress...09/090917k.jpg

Oh and Desert Diver: Just because it's tall doesn't automatically mean everyone should like it.

SD_Phil Nov 27, 2010 10:22 PM

I'm glad this was built and think highly of the design. It set an interesting precedent for thinking tall that may eventually make it's way into western markets.

BrandonJXN Nov 27, 2010 11:03 PM

I don't know. I mean I would like to see a extremely tall building somewhere in the West but I would not want to see a hyper tall built just for the sake of building one.

Desert Diver Nov 27, 2010 11:21 PM

Gotcha :)

You mean, in "the West" a Supertall like this would not have been built for the sake of building it?

I'm sure I can expect some more from you now, but I think any discussion would be pointless. Bye :)

SD_Phil Nov 27, 2010 11:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ThreeHundred (Post 5072080)
I don't know. I mean I would like to see a extremely tall building somewhere in the West but I would not want to see a hyper tall built just for the sake of building one.

Market forces rarely drive extremely tall buildings (the failed Chicago Spire was one possible exception). But I think I know what you're getting at. It'll be a while before market forces make buildings like this profitable anywhere in Europe/The Americas/Australia but I can definitely see supertalls being more common (NY is really exploding with supertall construction right now).

If the Jeddah tower is built though it will, I think, take some of the shine from the Burj Khalifa.

Chicago103 Nov 28, 2010 12:46 AM

Desert Driver, do you have any idea how high the highest occupied residence is right now? How high can you go in the residential section, what floors have you been on?


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