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Old Posted Apr 28, 2009, 7:45 PM
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I check out the threads all the time too, but I don't believe in saying "good looking tower" in every thread, just to increase my post count. Keep up the updates Malec, I appreciate it. Your renders kick ass!
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Old Posted May 8, 2009, 8:00 PM
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Apparantly all the piling that has been done up until now has just been testing again. Very strange but there is still lots of work happening, just check for yourself what happened over the past 2 weeks.
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That's a small footprint for a building over 1,500 feet tall! That is strange though. I've been meaning to ask, what are those vertical tubes? Is it piping? Support? For what?
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Old Posted May 16, 2009, 10:57 AM
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^^ Support.

Anyway, more pictures

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Old Posted May 18, 2009, 6:16 AM
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Could this final dig be the last one? I really hope we see this building rise in a couple months.
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Old Posted May 22, 2009, 7:47 PM
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So it looks like piling was actually completed.

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You guys may like the skyscrapers, but the truth is that Dubai is totally out of whack.
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we know, but that's off-topic in this thread, so your post will probably be deleted
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Old Posted Jun 6, 2009, 6:49 PM
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Excavation continues, still nothing about the main contractor though.

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so is this thing a go or what?
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Old Posted Jun 7, 2009, 8:56 PM
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I really hope this one will rise.
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Old Posted Jun 7, 2009, 10:56 PM
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so is this thing a go or what?
At the moment yes but they have to get a main contractor very very soon if this is to not go on hold. The work that is being done now is normally done by the main contractor but not this time for some reason. Maybe Swissboring (the piling contractor) will just finish digging to reveal the pile caps, or they might go further and prepare the site for the foundation slab. I doubt they will actually pour the slab though since this would have been mentioned in news articles which talked about the 250 piles.
Maybe a main contractor has actually been selected and we know nothing about it. I really doubt this though. What's really strange is that there has been no mention whatsoever about even looking for a main contractor, yet progress so far has been really good. Compare that to burj al alam where nothing is being done on the foundation but there is an article every month about finding a main contractor.
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At the moment yes but they have to get a main contractor very very soon if this is to not go on hold. The work that is being done now is normally done by the main contractor but not this time for some reason. Maybe Swissboring (the piling contractor) will just finish digging to reveal the pile caps, or they might go further and prepare the site for the foundation slab. I doubt they will actually pour the slab though since this would have been mentioned in news articles which talked about the 250 piles.
Maybe a main contractor has actually been selected and we know nothing about it. I really doubt this though. What's really strange is that there has been no mention whatsoever about even looking for a main contractor, yet progress so far has been really good. Compare that to burj al alam where nothing is being done on the foundation but there is an article every month about finding a main contractor.
oh ok, not too bad i guess. this will be an awesome project tho. but thanks for answering my question, appreciate it mate!
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Old Posted Jun 27, 2009, 2:25 PM
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Little to no progress here. I guess now is when we have to wait for the main contractor. How long will it take?

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Old Posted Jul 11, 2009, 1:03 AM
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No no. Piling has been completed. We just don't know what's going to happen now since they haven't found (or else are just keeping it a secret) a main contractor.
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Is Swissboring not a main contractor? there are also some news/rumours in Dubai Real Estate Market that the project is going to be on hlod, is this true?
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no joke. thats the smallest footprint for a tower of that height on record.
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Old Posted Jul 13, 2009, 6:13 AM
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No no. Piling has been completed. We just don't know what's going to happen now since they haven't found (or else are just keeping it a secret) a main contractor.
A sign on site shows as Swissboring is main contractor, is this false?
if not, is swiss boring the first main contractor and now it is changed and Swissboring is restricted to only for piling work?
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This is actually a good-lookin' tower.
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