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Old December 12th, 2017, 12:27 AM   #17681
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Floor 63? Since when? Which day?
The core was not jumping yet, it was on the 62nd floor.

==========17/10/30 - F63 - 254M=========

It is not true.
The core jump to the 63rd floor, with 254m.
Because of the wrong alsaif diagram, you continued wrong with the height.
No wonder! I am making this diagram on core jumps over time and I could never find the exact date for floor 63. This makes a ton of sense!
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Old December 16th, 2017, 04:18 AM   #17682
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Progress is very slow...
Maybe it takes a long time to get the building materials to where it is out in the middle of nowhere.
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Old December 16th, 2017, 11:54 PM   #17683
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Maybe it takes a long time to get the building materials to where it is out in the middle of nowhere.
Jeddah has more than twice the population of Las Vegas.
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Old December 17th, 2017, 12:05 AM   #17684
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Jeddah has more than twice the population of Las Vegas.
It is more than 5 times the population of Las Vegas

Those who are still saying in the middle of nowhere after all what's said are fooling themselves
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Old December 17th, 2017, 02:29 PM   #17685
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Maybe it takes a long time to get the building materials to where it is out in the middle of nowhere.
There's no shortage of sand for the cement.
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Old December 17th, 2017, 07:40 PM   #17686
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It is more than 5 times the population of Las Vegas

Those who are still saying in the middle of nowhere after all what's said are fooling themselves
In English, the language you're posting in, the phrase "in the middle of nowhere" (used by city dwellers) refers to any unpopulated or sparsely populated area outside cities. Before you go on calling people fools, maybe you should understand the language you're saying it in? It does not matter what the population of Jeddah is, Jeddah Tower isn't being built in Downtown Jeddah, it's being built in the middle of nowhere. Simple, no?
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Old December 17th, 2017, 11:06 PM   #17687
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In that case we could also say that Burj Khalifa was built in the middle of nowhere.
Same as Dubai Creek Tower...


So, it doesn't mean much.
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Old December 18th, 2017, 03:00 AM   #17688
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In English, the language you're posting in, the phrase "in the middle of nowhere" (used by city dwellers) refers to any unpopulated or sparsely populated area outside cities. Before you go on calling people fools, maybe you should understand the language you're saying it in? It does not matter what the population of Jeddah is, Jeddah Tower isn't being built in Downtown Jeddah, it's being built in the middle of nowhere. Simple, no?
It's not in the middle of nowhere.
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Old December 18th, 2017, 06:04 AM   #17689
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In that case we could also say that Burj Khalifa was built in the middle of nowhere.
Same as Dubai Creek Tower...


So, it doesn't mean much.
True for both, actually.
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Old December 18th, 2017, 09:13 AM   #17690
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In English, the language you're posting in, the phrase "in the middle of nowhere" (used by city dwellers) refers to any unpopulated or sparsely populated area outside cities. Before you go on calling people fools, maybe you should understand the language you're saying it in? It does not matter what the population of Jeddah is, Jeddah Tower isn't being built in Downtown Jeddah, it's being built in the middle of nowhere. Simple, no?
Technically, that's true. But it goes to the bigger point about why these megatalls are built in certain locations at all.

In highly dense urban areas they are built because economic factors demand that they be built high. But why build so high when there is plenty of land upon which to build buildings which would satisfy the local economic pressures with far less cost?

In most cities available land is built on until all the land is filled and then a process of supply and demand kicks in making building high a necessity. What we have here is not a result of that but of something else. Las Vegas was referenced above but in Vegas there's a huge suburban infrastructure for a large middle class population. The only tall buildings in Vegas are commercial buildings and those are mainly casinos.

These buildings are stunts built for a country that has a tiny middle class but many wealthy clients and visitors. So be it. If the developers have confidence that they can sell the space, all power to them.

Wouldn't happen in Vegas because it couldn't be justified economically. Yet there's no shortage of wealth in that city. Nor in New York, or Chicago, or London, or in numerous other places.
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Old December 18th, 2017, 09:40 AM   #17691
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In English, the language you're posting in, the phrase "in the middle of nowhere" (used by city dwellers) refers to any unpopulated or sparsely populated area outside cities. Before you go on calling people fools, maybe you should understand the language you're saying it in? It does not matter what the population of Jeddah is, Jeddah Tower isn't being built in Downtown Jeddah, it's being built in the middle of nowhere. Simple, no?
It is being built inside Jeddah and the area of the project is big. So, the tower is being built in the middle of that area, not nowhere

He is saying that the distance might take a while to reach the tower. There is no 100 Kilometer or something. Not even 1 Kilometer

So, check back again what he said so that you get the point
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Old December 18th, 2017, 11:03 AM   #17692
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Maybe with "in the middle of nowhere", he meant "far from civilization"? Then it'd be a question of politics, not geography.
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Old December 18th, 2017, 11:22 AM   #17693
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This tower doesn't give me such novelty feeling as Burj Dubai did. It's just a taller version of it, very tall but uninspiring design-wise. I used to like it when they announced it but now I see that's it not going to by anything special except the height.
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Old December 18th, 2017, 01:20 PM   #17694
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This tower doesn't give me such novelty feeling as Burj Dubai did. It's just a taller version of it, very tall but uninspiring design-wise. I used to like it when they announced it but now I see that's it not going to by anything special except the height.
Acknowledged, your opinion matters a lot, sir
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Old December 18th, 2017, 01:30 PM   #17695
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Finally, they started working on the cladding in the middle

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Old December 18th, 2017, 02:03 PM   #17696
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Cladding is going fast.


It will be a very accurate job to get the panels neatly aligned because the total structure is so smooth and flat.
I cannot wait to see the parts where the outside has a different shape, higher on the tower.
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Old December 18th, 2017, 02:13 PM   #17697
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There's no shortage of sand for the cement.
I think you can't use desert sand for cement. Sand gets more expensive these days due to the limited sources.

Saudi Arabia maybe even imports sand (?). I don't know.
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Old December 18th, 2017, 02:23 PM   #17698
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Desert sand cannot be used for construction purposes
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Old December 18th, 2017, 09:12 PM   #17699
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Saudi Arabia maybe even imports sand (?). I don't know.
I just disembarked from a coal ship that arrived in Newcastle, and that surprised me.
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Old December 19th, 2017, 06:55 AM   #17700
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http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XMzIzMjc5OTUyMA==.html

BIG NEWS!!!! According to CDO,the final height will be 1100+m!!!!
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