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Old October 24th, 2012, 08:02 PM   #121
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I viewed a section drawing. The height to the tip of the spires will be 307.9m.
Height to the roof: 253.1m. 68 floors above ground and 2 basement levels.
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Old October 25th, 2012, 01:07 AM   #122
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I like this tower and the Kingdom Centre because I like oval shaped towers.
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Old November 12th, 2012, 12:30 PM   #123
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Old November 14th, 2012, 05:06 PM   #124
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mashaAllah, nice shape building for riyadh, very futuristic
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Old November 14th, 2012, 08:58 PM   #125
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Great pic
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Old November 14th, 2012, 10:11 PM   #126
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Looks quite tall already. Probably not that far away from topping out
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Old November 18th, 2012, 12:09 AM   #127
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Old November 22nd, 2012, 08:58 PM   #128
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Tallest Saudi residential tower to open in June

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The developer behind the Burj Rafal tower in Riyadh has said that it expects the 70-storey block to complete by June next year.

Rafal Real Estate Development Company said in a press conference this week that after an 18-month build period to date the project remains on track to complete in eight months.

Once complete, Burj Rafal will house 440 apartments and one of the first Kempinski hotels in Saudi Arabia. The 300-bed hotel will have two restaurants, three cafés, conference facilities, a ballroom for up to 2,000 guests, two spas and wellness centres and a range of exclusive retail outlets.

Rafal Real Estate Development Co chief executive Majed Al-Hogail said: "Opening in June 2013, this unique and glorious vertical residential self-sustained community will be a landmark of 308m on 70 floors constructed on an exclusive 20,000m2 plot in Assahafa District in the north of Riyadh along King Fahed Highway close to King Abdullah Financial District; an area that’s set to become the golden mile of Riyadh.

"The community will be equipped with fully integrated systems using world-class construction company – DCC and hosting Kempinski - one of the most renowned luxurious European hotels in the world.”

Abdullah Yabroudi, CEO & MD of Dubai Contracting Company, said that Burj Rafal was "yet another successful story" for the his company, which has already built a number off high-rise projects in the UAE including The Rolex Tower, Bright Start Tower and Fairmont Hotel. He added that on Burj Rafal, it has used more than 2,500 laborers, 119,000 tons of thick high-quality steel and more than 106,500 tons of high-quality cement.

The conference was also attended by contractor Dubai Contracting Company, financier Riyadh Capital and the president of Kempinski's Middle East Africa division, Ulrick Eckhardt.

Mr Eckhardt confirmed the was one of three it is currently planning in the Kingdom, with one due to open in Al Khobar shortly, and another due to open in Jeddah in 2015.

"I am happy to be here on this occasion to celebrate a significant milestone in the development of what will surely be the best address in Riyadh," he said.

"Therefore, having a distinct presence inside Saudi Arabia through the opening of an iconic property like Burj Rafal Hotel Kempinski is an important part of our future growth strategy."

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Old November 22nd, 2012, 08:59 PM   #129
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So that means there will be also Kimpinski hotel with it nice!
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Old December 1st, 2012, 12:55 AM   #130
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Old December 2nd, 2012, 06:28 PM   #131
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Old December 2nd, 2012, 09:21 PM   #132
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it looks alone that area...
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Old December 17th, 2012, 04:34 PM   #133
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Old December 17th, 2012, 10:36 PM   #134
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Looks almost T/O, except for the spires.
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Old December 17th, 2012, 11:51 PM   #135
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Yes, it it clearly to see that they are working on the fins above the roof.
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Old December 18th, 2012, 06:37 PM   #136
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June 2013 opening for Burj Rafal


The 308m tall Burj Rafal will be the tallest residential building in the Kingdom.


Saudi Arabia’s tallest residential tower is scheduled to open by June 2013, the developer behind the project has confirmed.

The 308m Burj Rafal, developed by the Saudi based company, Rafal Real Estate Development, will be home to the Kingdom’s first Kempinski Hotel.

Scheduled to be completed within the next eight months, Majed Al Hogail, CEO of Rafal Real Estate said that the project would consist of 70 floors housing 440 residential apartments. It has been constructed on a 20,000m2 plot.

“It is situated in a very prominent and prestigious area in the capital, close to King Abdullah Financial City and is set to create a niche of its own world,” Al-Hogail said.

“The tower will be equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, fully integrated systems, as well as 360 degrees of natural light, and the best utilization of space as well as world-class construction standards, ” he said, adding that the apartments are now open for sale.

Ulrich Eckhardt, president of Middle East Africa Kempinski Hotels, said that the property would be Kempinski’s first entry into the Kingdom. He added that there were plans to supplement the Riyadh hotel with two more hotels, including one in Alkhobar which is scheduled to open this year.

The third property is based in Jeddah and is scheduled to open in 2015.

“The Saudi market is key to us as a company, and we know that it requires a great depth of understanding,” Eckhardt said, adding that having a distinct presence in the Kingdom was an important element in the company’s growth strategy.

The hotel will feature 300 guest rooms and suites, two restaurants, three cafes, conference facilities, a ballroom with a capacity for 2,000 guests, two spas and wellness centres for men and women as well as exclusive retail outlets.



And also I hope to change the number of floors to 70
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Old December 18th, 2012, 06:55 PM   #137
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Old December 22nd, 2012, 05:36 PM   #138
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Nice shots, almost done...
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