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Old September 20th, 2007, 04:25 AM   #41
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Why is this stated as Jeddah? It just says "asia." Also, note the key word, THEORETICAL
Saudi Arabia is in Asia...
But yes, we still don't have confirmed information..
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Old September 20th, 2007, 05:04 AM   #42
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here my vision i posted these pic before one month ago but now i edited ,make it more reality,take it from king road.

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Old September 20th, 2007, 05:09 AM   #43
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Old September 20th, 2007, 05:11 AM   #44
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lol @ the size of the model.
you would think a mile high skyscraper project would be suffice to ensure a decent size model ,so you can actually see what the tower will look like.
as for the design, looks do-able. will take many years to engineer and construct. any idea when its supposed to start? and finish?
Someone in the Saudi forum said 2008. They said we'd have full sized renders by now but we obviously don't yet
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Old September 20th, 2007, 05:11 AM   #45
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Is this the only tower being build in this area? Does anyone have compilation of other towers being proposed or planned to this site? It's a remarkable project but I wonder what is the reason for this mile tower?
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Old September 20th, 2007, 05:15 AM   #46
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someone told me the king road will be skyline as shickh zaid road in dubai.
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Old September 20th, 2007, 05:16 AM   #47
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It's weird to think, that in about 5 years time, the skyscraper world capital will not be Hong Kong, New York or Chicago, but Dubai - they'll have more supertalls and more 200m+ buildings than any of the above three - indeed, they'll have more supertalls than Hong Kong, New York and Chicago put together.

And then you have the rest of Saudi Arabia competing...
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Old September 20th, 2007, 05:35 AM   #48
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Exploring urban issues facing 21st century Asia, The Mile High Tower offers a fresh perspective on an idea that has been debated by architects for a century.
What I saw was words like 'exploring issues' and 'fresh ideas'. Sounds very vague, but who knows. It brings to mind all those concepts like 'Skycity 1000' or 'X-Seed 4000'. Very interesting to think about but clearly not viable. (but this one maybe?) I'd love to see blueprints/engineering/etc plans for a project like this, it would be fascinating.
Theres a chance it will be built, and I reckon one day we will witness towers that high but for now I just consider it a very interesting thought!
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Old September 20th, 2007, 06:33 AM   #49
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Is this the only tower being build in this area? Does anyone have compilation of other towers being proposed or planned to this site? It's a remarkable project but I wonder what is the reason for this mile tower?
Very much so. It is in a very inappropriate location. North Obhur is the main resort area for Jeddah, there is little commercial or retail potential there. It would've been much better to build it in the city.
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Old September 20th, 2007, 06:36 AM   #50
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welcome back bro long time didn't see you.
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Old September 20th, 2007, 07:22 AM   #51
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'Wow' and stuff

but is it at all economical?
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Old September 20th, 2007, 07:27 AM   #52
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It looks awfully lame, and seems like a pipe-dream, but it will become absolutely world-famous should it be built! I can respect it just for being a serious proposal of such height!!
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Old September 20th, 2007, 07:36 AM   #53
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personally i dont like the design much but it'll be gigantic if actually carried out a gigantic project
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Old September 20th, 2007, 08:27 AM   #54
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Old September 20th, 2007, 08:30 AM   #55
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Its almost mind-boggling how the Saudis love to blow their money on garbage. This is like those massive airports and stadiums that they built back in the 80's, right before the economy deflated as oil prices fell (since of course, they have nothing else going for their economy than oil rents).


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Old September 20th, 2007, 08:36 AM   #56
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PS >> If this were a private company developing this project, I wouldn't be so against it, but this is the government's doing. Its a total waste of money. Very typically Saudi.
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Old September 20th, 2007, 08:46 AM   #57
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omg! thats all i can say! its like the future is finally here!
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Old September 20th, 2007, 08:47 AM   #58
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PS >> If this were a private company developing this project, I wouldn't be so against it, but this is the government's doing. Its a total waste of money. Very typically Saudi.
it's a private company...
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Old September 20th, 2007, 08:12 PM   #59
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Big wow.


But have they checked that the moon can actually pass uninterrupted?
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Old September 20th, 2007, 08:27 PM   #60
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So how many storeys is this gonna be??
Never ending. Seriously, the only thing I can say about this is, it's not as crazy as a space elevator. Although I like the design.
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