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Old July 21st, 2011, 04:02 AM   #2021
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Hi all.

Hi Killer.

Yes the bedrock is too deep under the BK so it uses skin friction piles. The geology under Shanghai is another example of challenging conditions.

I believe the next WTS can be built almost anywhere (in regards to the foundation).

I do question the failed soil test report for the reasons I stated above but with that info they can design a foundation strategy, perhaps using barretts like the Nakheel Tower had started installing before the big axe fell.

As you said - nothing we can do but wait for some actual, credible news.


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Old July 21st, 2011, 12:38 PM   #2022
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As you said - nothing we can do but wait for some actual, credible news.


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well we can share a drink however cheers!
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Old July 26th, 2011, 05:08 AM   #2023
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Hey guys apparently KT was approved in april!!
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Old July 26th, 2011, 09:27 AM   #2024
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Old July 26th, 2011, 02:05 PM   #2025
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Hey guys apparently KT was approved in april!!
yes we know, but that doesnt necessarily mean that construction is about to start very soon
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Old July 27th, 2011, 01:39 AM   #2026
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ok cool, haha it was news to me.
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Old July 27th, 2011, 08:38 PM   #2027
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ok cool, haha it was news to me.
it was approved and they even had ground testing, but after there were problems nothing was heard from it again
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Old July 28th, 2011, 12:48 PM   #2028
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Been going to Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture website still no announcement about this project.
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Old August 2nd, 2011, 11:16 AM   #2029
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Jeddah: creating the world's tallest tower by $ 4.6 billion riyals



"Economic" from Riyadh
Kingdom holding company announced the signing of the company his grandfather (a sister companies) on Monday 01/09/1431 e, 01/08/2011 m for the implementation of the world's highest Tower in Jeddah Kingdom Tower project with a bin Laden with $ 4.6 billion riyals.



Note that the construction of the Tower, which increases the height of 1000 meters and contains a hotel and apartments, apartments and offices with a total area of 500,000 square metres will be among the first phase of the project Kingdom city in Jeddah, which lies north of the city of Jeddah and occupies 5.3 million square meters overlooking the Red Sea and Gulf sailed.



As a partnership agreement was signed in the Saudi binladin group as a partner in the company of Jeddah economic share 16.63%. The entry bin Laden group shares have become partners in Jeddah economic company: Kingdom holding company 33.35% global holding company righteous 33.35% Mr. Abdulrahman sharbatly 16.67%

So main contractor is chosen, the only think now left is revelation of the desing which hopefully will be soon
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Old August 2nd, 2011, 01:06 PM   #2030
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Great news! All over the media! So we can see the next world tallest building rising!

I have found the constructions site on Google Earth and wrote in my Blog:
http://www.mister-foley.com/blog/en/31

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Old August 2nd, 2011, 01:48 PM   #2031
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Lol I hate when these things take YEARS, I can't wait. 3,280 feet is incomprehensibly obnoxious and tall and I like it.
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Old August 2nd, 2011, 02:08 PM   #2032
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That made my day!!!!
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Old August 2nd, 2011, 02:25 PM   #2033
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I get a sense of dévà ju here.
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Old August 2nd, 2011, 02:34 PM   #2035
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Haven't we heard news about them choosing a contractor before? I'm pretty sure this isn't the first time this was reported in this thread.
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Old August 2nd, 2011, 02:41 PM   #2036
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From AS+GG website:

http://smithgill.com/#/news/kingdom_tower_announcement/
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Old August 2nd, 2011, 02:42 PM   #2037
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As far as I remember they have never chosen any contractor for the tower. It was always like "in next month we will chose the contractor" and this way on and on, but they never actually did.
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Old August 2nd, 2011, 02:46 PM   #2038
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I could easily be wrong, I just have this nagging gut feeling that I've heard this before.
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Old August 2nd, 2011, 03:04 PM   #2039
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Dear forummers !

Its all over the media now !!!


Kingdom Holding Co signs $1.2 billion deal with Saudi Binladen Group to build world's tallest tower.

link: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/...ow/9456039.cms

link: http://www.tradenewswire.net/2011/bi...tallest-tower/

Kingdom Holding to build world’s tallest tower in Jeddah.

link: http://arabnews.com/saudiarabia/article481836.ece


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Old August 2nd, 2011, 03:07 PM   #2040
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Reuters reports...

Alwaleed's Kingdom in contract to build world's tallest tower !

link: http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/...7J208320110802
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