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Old July 28th, 2010, 01:12 PM   #21
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wow

i love it.

Just a few questions. Free trade city, so i assume people living in this city dont have to pay taxes etc?

so this is like a vertical SEZ (special economic zone right) right?
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Old July 28th, 2010, 06:00 PM   #22
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no one in Saudi Arabia have to pay taxes
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Old July 28th, 2010, 08:55 PM   #23
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More renders from Murphy/Jahn







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Old July 28th, 2010, 09:12 PM   #24
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The first pic reminds me of the Bank of China tower a bit.
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Old July 28th, 2010, 09:14 PM   #25
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Free trade city, so i assume people living in this city dont have to pay taxes etc?

so this is like a vertical SEZ (special economic zone right) right?
It's probably just a representative name. You know, kinda like the WTC isn't actually the center of all the world's trade...
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Old July 29th, 2010, 02:48 AM   #26
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well , now i think its more logical than before
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Old July 29th, 2010, 08:36 AM   #27
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It's probably just a representative name. You know, kinda like the WTC isn't actually the center of all the world's trade...
ah ok


its a stunning project in any case.
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Old July 29th, 2010, 10:23 PM   #28
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Not a really creative design- it looks like the proposed Tour Signal, just with a different shape:



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Old July 30th, 2010, 02:34 AM   #29
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Cool design !!! Love it !
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Old July 31st, 2010, 05:22 PM   #30
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Not a really creative design- it looks like the proposed Tour Signal, just with a different shape...
It definitely looks like the parisian cancelled Tour Signal by Jean Nouvel, I totally agree...



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Old July 31st, 2010, 05:25 PM   #31
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Jean Nouvel looks too much like Mini Me....

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Old July 31st, 2010, 05:27 PM   #32
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This project is huge. Is there such a big demand for new office space in SA?
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Old July 31st, 2010, 06:09 PM   #33
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you expect this kind of architecture to be built in norway or denmark, but not in saudi arabia. lol somehow it doesnt fit at all... but maybe its only a very strange model.. seems to have some tour signal influence. HUGE!
I'd say a lot of Tour Signal's influence
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Old July 31st, 2010, 11:07 PM   #34
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This project is huge. Is there such a big demand for new office space in SA?
The demand exceeds supply due to increase of population. The country needs to build at least 1.4 million unites by 2020. In fact, they are very late.
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Old July 31st, 2010, 11:24 PM   #35
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The Signal tower of Jean Nouvel has ressuscity, her new concept of tower have survived. Ahh… these petrodollars… make miracles.
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Old July 31st, 2010, 11:28 PM   #36
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Haha ok, I think people have got it now, let's talk about this project proper now .
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Old August 2nd, 2010, 03:01 AM   #37
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This project is huge. Is there such a big demand for new office space in SA?
of course there are,

the population there growing so fast
and also there are a huge lack of residential areas
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Old August 2nd, 2010, 06:27 AM   #38
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amazing design....
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Old August 14th, 2010, 03:42 AM   #39
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nice design !!
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Old August 14th, 2010, 08:02 AM   #40
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very nice design... I like the contrast of in real life jeddah is desert city but this building like an Ice that build upon desert
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