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Old December 22nd, 2013, 11:02 AM   #561
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Old December 23rd, 2013, 01:39 AM   #562
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Old December 23rd, 2013, 01:55 AM   #563
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That last pic kind of makes it look like they just threw a CBD into the middle of nowhere.
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Old December 23rd, 2013, 05:45 AM   #564
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The thing with deserts is that they are so vast that they can make urban areas look much smaller and 'in the middle of nowhere' than they actually are.
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Old December 23rd, 2013, 02:07 PM   #565
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It's the complete lack of highrises in the area that makes it seem so random. It looks more like the suburbs than an urban center.
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Old December 23rd, 2013, 03:16 PM   #566
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first picture = sand storm ? or sunset time??
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Old December 23rd, 2013, 04:21 PM   #567
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It's the complete lack of highrises in the area that makes it seem so random. It looks more like the suburbs than an urban center.
You are right. People here keep saying that KAFD is a downtown, but it's way far from city center. However, highrises are still to come. I made this in a hurry; it's not accurate but should clear everything.

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Old December 23rd, 2013, 04:51 PM   #568
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Ah, cool. An area of highrises around it will look a lot better for sure.

Do you know the reason why they built it so far from the city center?
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Old December 23rd, 2013, 06:26 PM   #569
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Ah, cool. An area of highrises around it will look a lot better for sure.

Do you know the reason why they built it so far from the city center?
Riyadh is growing in an exponential rate that they had to apply a 4 sub-center system to relieve future pressure on city center.



The long-term plan (the red arrow pointing to the approximate location of KAFD)
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I love it
we don't see this part of Riyadh on TV, mainly the focus is on kingdom tower and Alfaysaleya Tower .
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Old December 27th, 2013, 10:34 PM   #571
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This is one epic and ambitious collection of buildings! Nice centrepiece for the district, superb cladding too. - G
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