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Old Posted Apr 23, 2008, 12:02 AM
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Old Posted Apr 23, 2008, 12:02 AM
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SHIT that high u can see the the earth rounded...
The photo is taken with a 14-15mm lens, hence the heavy distortion.
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Old Posted Apr 23, 2008, 1:04 AM
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I'm guessing those ironworkers are not afraid of heights.
     
     
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Old Posted Apr 23, 2008, 1:52 AM
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OK this confirms it. Everyone keeps saying that the floor area is still quite large and that it just looks small because the building is so damn tall.....well, judging by the humans in that picture for comparison, the floor area is not very big at all. How many more floors until this thing tops off?
     
     
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Old Posted Apr 23, 2008, 2:41 AM
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guess there are no elevators in those top floors.
     
     
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Old Posted Apr 23, 2008, 2:49 AM
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guess there are no elevators in those top floors.
Yep, its just a spire from here on out. The actually skyscraper was completed a month ago. The rest is just ascetics to make it look taller. Doubt these floors will ever be occupied for any reason at all. No point in having to go up and down up tp 30 flights of stairs.
     
     
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Old Posted Apr 23, 2008, 3:41 AM
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Hi all

The top level you see in the pic is 2800 sq. ft. The size of a large house as I have said before. A fairly large size at 630 m. up.

The steel you see is the top of the last named level - 160 mezz. 3. This last level is taller than any guyed mast standing anywhere on Earth. After this there is stairs, internal ladders, and platforms right to the top.

This structure is much more than a skyscraper. It is by a large margin the tallest manmade structure in history supported or not. The spire and pinnacle left to be built is all breaking new ground. It also continues the complex arrangement of tiers that started from the ground and will complete the proportions of the structure.

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Old Posted Apr 23, 2008, 3:41 AM
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The distortion makes the Burj look as tall as the Earth is round.
That is one impressive picture.

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Old Posted Apr 23, 2008, 10:29 AM
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That picture is amazing for sure!
Finnaly a highrise which beat the last WTB with some good margin.
     
     
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Old Posted Apr 23, 2008, 11:01 AM
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MAN WHAT A PICTURE!!!! I would piss my pants if I was up there.... Respect for the guy that has to work there all day. I can imagine, at those heights, there can be some serious winds...
     
     
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Old Posted Apr 23, 2008, 4:04 PM
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The photo is taken with a 14-15mm lens, hence the heavy distortion.
That's nice to know. The tower has to be millions? times it's height to see the earth rounded. lol
     
     
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Old Posted Apr 23, 2008, 4:14 PM
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^Hmm. . . I wonder. . . someone other than me should be able to do the math and figure it out. . .
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Old Posted Apr 23, 2008, 4:43 PM
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The steel you see is the top of the last named level - 160 mezz. 3. This last level is taller than any guyed mast standing anywhere on Earth.
True, but it still has to pass the once-proud Warsaw Radio Mast at 646 meters.
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Old Posted Apr 23, 2008, 4:56 PM
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This photo is soooo amazing.

BTW: It´s already been said that they used a special lens.
     
     
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Old Posted Apr 23, 2008, 5:08 PM
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I dunno..for it being a marvel of human enginering, it just doesn't do it for me. It doesn't make me say, 'Wow.'
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Old Posted Apr 23, 2008, 5:29 PM
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True, but it still has to pass the once-proud Warsaw Radio Mast at 646 meters.
Hi JD.

True.

There is another section up since that pic. 2 more and we will have 649.7 m. and the tallest manmade structure in history.

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Old Posted Apr 23, 2008, 5:46 PM
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Hi JD.

True.

There is another section up since that pic. 2 more and we will have 649.7 m. and the tallest manmade structure in history.

I just is hard to believe how fast time flies!
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Old Posted Apr 23, 2008, 6:52 PM
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Man, that's a cool shot! I can't imagine being way the hell up there.
     
     
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Old Posted Apr 23, 2008, 7:08 PM
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Hi all.

Picasa - poornimi - 08 04 22

Looks like they are starting another section of cladding.



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Old Posted Apr 23, 2008, 11:46 PM
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Sorry if this one has been posted before, but holy shite.




To think that the Rose Rotana, seen in the far right of the picture, is 333 meters tall and similar in height to the likes of John Hancock Center is just completely incomprehensible and mindboggling. Looks like a tiny midrise.
Well you've answered many of my concern which one was would they see the curve of this planet and by GOLLY they DO AWESOME
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