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Old March 20th, 2017, 02:43 PM   #16521
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This tower is just a pike without any specifities or interests. Plus the fact that it is built in a no man's land...
Typically middle eastern (preposterous) ideas...
They had to ask you before building it, but they hadn't

what a pity
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Old March 20th, 2017, 03:21 PM   #16522
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This was taken day before, there has been literally no progress (one floor) since my last update in January. There are various issues and it has slowed down drastically, unfortunately I cant give you the reasons due to confidentiality. The only thing I can say is that the slowdown has nothing to do with Oil prices.
If it`s not really because of the oil prices, than because of the tower going up in Dubai
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Old March 20th, 2017, 04:13 PM   #16523
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ville population urban area / city

-Jeddah: 4 082 184 hab. (2015) / 2 753 000 hab. (2015)
- Dubai : 5 429 549 hab. (2015) / 2 742 654 hab. (11/03/2017)
I would be very surprised if Dubai has as many as 5 million inhabitants now; it was only a decade ago that it had only 1.5 million.
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Old March 20th, 2017, 05:11 PM   #16524
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Assuming that the tower were a prism whith a triangular base of 100 metres per side, the total volume would be about 1.391.000 cubic metres.
(1006 x 100 x 83 /2 /3)

if I take away the volume of the prism not even buit, assuming that base side would be 80 mt. I have:
(1006 - 214) x 80 x (80 x 0.83) / 2 / 3 = 696.000 cubic metres
I ---height--I x I -- base area ------I / 3

So, the built volume is moreless half the volume of the intere construction
Regarding the time ( and cost) of building we have to consider the foundations (in favour) and the finishing touch ( against).

So, IMHO, the built may be considered quite "halfway" or so.
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Old March 20th, 2017, 09:16 PM   #16525
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Huh? I'm curious... what do you think a 'modern skyscraper' is?
A 200m + skyscraper built in the last 40 years.
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Old March 20th, 2017, 10:49 PM   #16526
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Why 40 years? Oh wait, let me check...

1 Eiffel Tower 1889 Monument 324 1062 4
2 Tour First 1974 / 2011office 231 758 50 La
3 Tour Montparnasse 1973 office 210 689 59 15th arr. Paris
4 Tour Majunga 2014 office 194 636 45 La Défense

Ah, so first you go to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...e_Paris_region

Then you find the completion dates and make up your own definition
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Old March 21st, 2017, 12:32 AM   #16527
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According Encyclopedia Britannica, a skyscraper must have at least 40-50 floors.

According to that definition, there have been seven skyscrapers erected in Paris over the last 40 years.

If we expand "modern" out to 1970, then Paris has 14 modern skyscrapers.
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Old March 21st, 2017, 04:59 AM   #16528
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Thats exactly what I had said, it had nothing to do with oil prices but other issues which I didnt want to state but you have.
...at least it's not for engineering, reasons, like an unstable foundation or something. That would be the ultimate nightmare...
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Old March 21st, 2017, 12:15 PM   #16529
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I'm new to this thread and even when we're talking about bloody Jeddah has someone got to mention Paris. The more people on SSC I see trying to convince me that Paris is nice the more sceptical I become
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Old March 21st, 2017, 04:49 PM   #16530
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What...? Where have you been...

...looking back, I see height is your only parameter...This is a good thread for you : )
The last time I checked height is the only parameter .
http://tudl0867.home.xs4all.nl/skylines.html
http://skyscraperpage.com/diagrams/?searchID=207
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Old March 22nd, 2017, 01:13 PM   #16531
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The wing is pouring
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Old March 22nd, 2017, 02:12 PM   #16532
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The wing is pouring
I would prefer a core pour
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Old March 22nd, 2017, 03:04 PM   #16533
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If the Jeddah Tower was in Downtown Dubai..... (hopefully this render is not posted earlier)

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Old March 22nd, 2017, 05:22 PM   #16534
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I would prefer a core pour
HAHA.And the core is pouring now!congratulations!!!
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Old March 22nd, 2017, 06:53 PM   #16535
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HAHA.And the core is pouring now!congratulations!!!
just saw it on the cam

i really wish they'll come back to a speed of 1 floor per week.
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Old March 23rd, 2017, 01:30 PM   #16536
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SLOW, SO SLOW...

When I see how is the progress of this tower, it comes to my mind a slow music, a music that takes you to the bed for a good sleep.ZZZZZZZZZZZZZ and more ZZZZZZZZZZZ....
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Old March 23rd, 2017, 02:27 PM   #16537
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amazing project
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Old March 23rd, 2017, 02:54 PM   #16538
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I wish that instead of building super tall buildings, why not re-build ancient sites from the ground up. Like the ancient gardens of Babylon (Iraq), Persepolis (Iran) and a whole bunch of pre-Islamic sites in the Middle East. I bet tourism will skyrocket like never before. I mean just look at this 3d printed model of the Syrian temple of Baal. Sadly the one they just destroyed. Just build on a proper scale.

Why would a Saudi private contractor re-build sites in other countries ?

I don't get the connection between tall buildings that are being build in Jeddah and re-building Babylon and Persepolis .......

It's like saying i wish instead of building super tall buildings in Valencia (Spain) they would re-build ancient gardens in Italy and France
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Old March 23rd, 2017, 05:53 PM   #16539
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Why would a Saudi private contractor re-build sites in other countries ?

I don't get the connection between tall buildings that are being build in Jeddah and re-building Babylon and Persepolis .......

It's like saying i wish instead of building super tall buildings in Valencia (Spain) they would re-build ancient gardens in Italy and France
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IMO, it's up to the state govts of those countries to undertake such projects of re-building ancient sites, not foreign private ventures.
Then again based on the current geo-political instability in the ME, I don't think now is the time, even if seeing Babylon rising again would be simply phenomenal!
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Old March 23rd, 2017, 07:33 PM   #16540
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