daily menu » rate the banner | guess the city | one on oneforums map | privacy policy | DMCA | news magazine | posting guidelines

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > World Development News Forums > Megatalls

Megatalls Discussions of projects under construction at least 600m/2,000 ft tall.



Global Announcement

As a general reminder, please respect others and respect copyrights. Go here to familiarize yourself with our posting policy.


Reply

 
Thread Tools
Old March 17th, 2012, 08:11 PM   #3541
KingdomTower
Registered User
 
KingdomTower's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 94
Likes (Received): 39

Quote:
Originally Posted by patrykus View Post
Just don't forget taking one of these with you

__________________

ChuckScraperMiami#1 liked this post
KingdomTower no está en línea   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old March 17th, 2012, 08:21 PM   #3542
Naif Saudi
Moderator
 
Naif Saudi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: JEDDAH
Posts: 8,587
Likes (Received): 7387

Quote:
Originally Posted by Buyckske Ruben View Post
The foundations are in fully progress !



Now. The work is started on the site. Final design of deep foundation released and the execution of pilot concrete piles is in progress in order to be tested by applying a load of 7500 ton on one pile!

Deep foundations used there is 2 types:

1.Concrete piles with diameter of 1500 mm & depth = 45 m
2.Concrete barrettes 2800 x 1200 mm & depth = 85 - 120 m


Polymer shall be used as a drilling fluid to support the excavation while drilling these piles/barrettes.

HUTA Foundations works limited company - is the deep foundations contractor there as a subcontractor from the main contractor SBG (Saudi Binladin Group).



pics:













(more pics and info)
LINK: http://www.engineersinside.com/proje...w-started.html
Thank you for this pictures
__________________
My Account on Twitter
@naifsaudi4



أرجو الأطلاع على قوانين المنتدى والألتزام بها

︷︸

ChuckScraperMiami#1 liked this post
Naif Saudi no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 17th, 2012, 10:26 PM   #3543
Jay
Registered User
 
Jay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: California to Barcelona
Posts: 4,056
Likes (Received): 1864

At least stuff has arrived to the site but I don't know if I would say work has started yet
__________________

ChuckScraperMiami#1 liked this post
Jay no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 17th, 2012, 10:30 PM   #3544
KillerZavatar
also known as Wally
 
KillerZavatar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Düsseldorf
Posts: 11,389
Likes (Received): 8364

i agree, still looks like prep to me, but i have hope that now we are at the point that it changes in near future finally
__________________

ChuckScraperMiami#1 liked this post
KillerZavatar no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 17th, 2012, 10:31 PM   #3545
hater
.....
 
hater's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Mars
Posts: 2,763
Likes (Received): 1245

Quote:
Originally Posted by patrykus View Post
Just don't forget taking one of these with you

Lmao
hater no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 17th, 2012, 11:57 PM   #3546
patrykus
Registered User
 
patrykus's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Poland
Posts: 3,778
Likes (Received): 1794

Hi guys. So the pictures are two months old as I thought. They were taken during pile testing. Now the Smith&Gill waits for the tests results from O-Cell to confirm definitely the design parameters. And then construction of piles will start. Which means sooner than later

ps in few day lateral load test will be performed expect some pics...
__________________
PolishTowersU/CPolishTowersU/CPolishTowersU/CPolishTowersU/CPolishTowersU/CPolishTowersU/C
PolishTowersU/CPolishTowersU/CPolishTowersU/CPolishTowersU/CPolishTowersU/CPolishTowersU/C
PolishTowersU/CPolishTowersU/CPolishTowersU/CPolishTowersU/CPolishTowersU/CPolishTowersU/C
PolishTowersU/CPolishTowersU/CComingSoon/CPolishTowersU/CPolishTowersU/CPolishTowersU/C


ChuckScraperMiami#1 liked this post

Last edited by patrykus; March 18th, 2012 at 01:12 AM.
patrykus no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 18th, 2012, 05:44 AM   #3547
Fury
Proudly Canadian
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 2,059
Likes (Received): 350

Hi all.

Great find Buy.

The pics are from Nov. and Dec 2011 going by the exif data. They are still great shots and are happily added to my collection. Pics that haven't been seen before are still 'new' no matter how old - IMO.

We had news they were testing both piles and barretts a while ago, but Rody's latest info suggested they had decided on an all pile foundation.

Beyond that, the Forum the pics originated from is good stuff. There is a bunch of info on various subjects with some of it downloadable.


Ray.
__________________
Burj Khalifa - The Greatest Structure of our Time !!

ChuckScraperMiami#1 liked this post
Fury no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 18th, 2012, 11:08 AM   #3548
Spider-Man22
x-seed 4000
 
Spider-Man22's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 765
Likes (Received): 88

What are they doing?
__________________

ChuckScraperMiami#1 liked this post
Spider-Man22 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 19th, 2012, 12:52 AM   #3549
The-Real-Link
The-Real-Link!!
 
The-Real-Link's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 767
Likes (Received): 332

Just a heads up for us photographic-oriented people out there

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13580_3-9862692-39.html

Sigma lens is a 200-500 f2.8 with a 2x extender mode built in. Yours for only $34K now $26K since that article is a bit older. Yes I think that would help with the site photos, haha. In fact, you can order them on B&H right now, haha.
__________________

ChuckScraperMiami#1 liked this post
The-Real-Link no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 19th, 2012, 04:53 AM   #3550
castletower
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 598
Likes (Received): 1537

Some new photos posted here: http://www.kingdomtowerskyscraper.co...tion-site.html (as well as some new information about the stage of the construction).

They are taken from http://www.engineersinside.com/proje....html#post2684 .

Sorry for not taking the time to include the photos here, but my eyes are closing, it is 2:51 here, and I was just able to make this post.
__________________

ChuckScraperMiami#1 liked this post
castletower no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 19th, 2012, 10:11 AM   #3551
patrykus
Registered User
 
patrykus's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Poland
Posts: 3,778
Likes (Received): 1794

Let me do it for you

As castletower said, all of this pics are curtesy of admin of the site engineersinside.com who is working on the project. Big thanks to him, and visit his site if you're interested in civil engineering projects, there is lots of interesting articles in here. I for one find very interesting (and never heard of before) the up side down hanging monorail in germany, and automatic robotic parkings also in germany. If you are interested in that kind of stuff there is a lot in this site.

Now, to the pictures:

They are from January and February, and presents installation of 78m long test pile.





























more:















__________________
PolishTowersU/CPolishTowersU/CPolishTowersU/CPolishTowersU/CPolishTowersU/CPolishTowersU/C
PolishTowersU/CPolishTowersU/CPolishTowersU/CPolishTowersU/CPolishTowersU/CPolishTowersU/C
PolishTowersU/CPolishTowersU/CPolishTowersU/CPolishTowersU/CPolishTowersU/CPolishTowersU/C
PolishTowersU/CPolishTowersU/CComingSoon/CPolishTowersU/CPolishTowersU/CPolishTowersU/C


ChuckScraperMiami#1 liked this post

Last edited by patrykus; March 19th, 2012 at 11:36 AM.
patrykus no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 19th, 2012, 10:31 AM   #3552
Eastern37
Optimist
 
Eastern37's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Townsville
Posts: 6,512
Likes (Received): 3059

Great pictures! I don't think that the fact that we are watching the making of the worlds next tallest building has sunk in fully yet! But those pictures help
Eastern37 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 19th, 2012, 11:29 AM   #3553
ZZ-II
I love Skyscrapers
 
ZZ-II's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Near Ingolstadt in Bavaria
Posts: 33,530
Likes (Received): 6560

Awesome shots! Many thx for posting
ZZ-II no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 19th, 2012, 11:52 AM   #3554
dc88
Registered User
 
dc88's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: aLMaSor-Philippines
Posts: 602
Likes (Received): 252

i cant believe theyre building this. i bet it wont survive a thousand years just like the tower of babel. build something monumental but will withstand the test of time..
__________________

ChuckScraperMiami#1 liked this post
dc88 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 19th, 2012, 04:55 PM   #3555
Spider-Man22
x-seed 4000
 
Spider-Man22's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 765
Likes (Received): 88

One colonns?
__________________

ChuckScraperMiami#1 liked this post
Spider-Man22 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 19th, 2012, 05:15 PM   #3556
Spider-Man22
x-seed 4000
 
Spider-Man22's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 765
Likes (Received): 88

I hope they do not stop, as it was with the Burj Khalifa
__________________

ChuckScraperMiami#1 liked this post
Spider-Man22 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 19th, 2012, 06:17 PM   #3557
KillerZavatar
also known as Wally
 
KillerZavatar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Düsseldorf
Posts: 11,389
Likes (Received): 8364

oh wow finally pictures from the side and not miles away
__________________

ChuckScraperMiami#1 liked this post
KillerZavatar no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 19th, 2012, 07:08 PM   #3558
Ultros
Evil Octopussy
 
Ultros's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Earth
Posts: 274
Likes (Received): 331

Quote:
Originally Posted by dc88 View Post
i cant believe theyre building this. i bet it wont survive a thousand years just like the tower of babel. build something monumental but will withstand the test of time..
At least this tower will actually exist... well hopefully anyway.
__________________

ChuckScraperMiami#1 liked this post
Ultros no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 19th, 2012, 07:09 PM   #3559
ZZ-II
I love Skyscrapers
 
ZZ-II's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Near Ingolstadt in Bavaria
Posts: 33,530
Likes (Received): 6560

Quote:
Originally Posted by Spider-Man22
I hope they do not stop, as it was with the Burj Khalifa
??. Burj khalifa was never on hold...
ZZ-II no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 19th, 2012, 09:45 PM   #3560
fayzoon
Fayez
 
fayzoon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Jubail - Saudi Arabia
Posts: 1,089
Likes (Received): 2219

__________________
KFUPM Graduate

ChuckScraperMiami#1 liked this post
fayzoon no está en línea   Reply With Quote


Reply

Tags
hypertall, jeddah economic city, jeddah tower, kingdom tower, megatall, tallest

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Related topics on SkyscraperCity


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 08:06 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us | privacy policy | DMCA policy

tech management by Sysprosium