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Old September 15th, 2014, 02:17 AM   #201
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You're out of your mind. Nothing about this cluster of buildings is remotely Manhattan. You've obviously spent little or no time in NYC. If you can look at pictures of these buildings and NYC side by side and see them as overwhelmingly similar then you should have your head examined.

NYC is the greatest city in the world, but I also totally love what they're doing here. It's modern, edgy and really fresh. I can't wait to see it in person!
I didn't realise that anyone who has different architectural tastes to you has to have their head tested. But maybe you should have your sight tested. If you can read, I said why are they replicating Manhattan with buildings packed tight together like dominoes with all the buildings looking similar. I'm not stupid to compare Riyadh with Manhattan!

The KAFD creates a claustrophobic space when it doesn't need to. Modern cities of the 21st century are supposed to be better planned with large open spaces, greenery and water features e.t.c. Manhattan developed a long time ago, it is outdated and certainly not a role model for cities of the 21st century.

And I said like Manhattan, all the buildings here look the same, not one building stands out as unique. Can you even name any one of the buildings?? I doubt people will come to marvel at any building here like they go to Burj Khalifa, Burj al-Arab and even the Kingdom Centre and Faisaliyah Centre in Riyadh.

As for the pictures that I posted, they are not my "preferred examples" of good architecture, I posted them to point out that although they are also boring rectangle shapes packed together, the external finishing can make them look okay, despite a lack in unique structural design. Point being that even if the cladding was better at KAFD, it wouldn't have been that bad.

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Old September 15th, 2014, 02:58 AM   #202
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You're obviously an idiot. 'Towers in a park' has been disproven as unsustainable development many times over. Tight, compact, dense, walkable, urban centers are the current trend and future of urban design.

And your point of the ugly buildings you posted falls entirely flat because they're all very unattractive. The buildings in this district are far more pleasing to the eye than those ugly messes you posted.
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Old September 15th, 2014, 03:40 AM   #203
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You're obviously an idiot. 'Towers in a park' has been disproven as unsustainable development many times over. Tight, compact, dense, walkable, urban centers are the current trend and future of urban design.

And your point of the ugly buildings you posted falls entirely flat because they're all very unattractive. The buildings in this district are far more pleasing to the eye than those ugly messes you posted.

And you're obviously an American. You have zero manners for starters, not to mention being childish and delusional. It's a common trait in you guys.

Anyway you are becoming "nauseatingly dull and boring" now so I'm just gonna ignore you.
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Old September 15th, 2014, 05:18 AM   #204
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So you've conceded the point by failing to address it at all. I win.
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Old September 16th, 2014, 09:19 AM   #205
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And I said like Manhattan, all the buildings here look the same, not one building stands out as unique. Can you even name any one of the buildings?? I doubt people will come to marvel at any building here like they go to Burj Khalifa, Burj al-Arab and even the Kingdom Centre and Faisaliyah Centre in Riyadh.
I know i can... The world does not revolve around you.
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Old September 19th, 2014, 10:04 PM   #206
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I know i can... The world does not revolve around you.
And it does not revolve around you either. 99% of the general public will not know of any building names as I have not seen any names mentioned in English News Media, even the Wikipedia Article does not name any. And not everybody is glued to this forum like you.
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Old September 19th, 2014, 10:12 PM   #207
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So you've conceded the point by failing to address it at all. I win.
Hahahaha My point proven...CHILDISH!!

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Old September 22nd, 2014, 06:57 AM   #208
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Old February 27th, 2015, 09:30 AM   #209
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KAFD. Inside An Urban Jungle III Feb-20-15



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KAFD,Riyadh's Newest Glamorous District I. Feb-20-15



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Old February 27th, 2015, 09:36 AM   #210
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KAFD. The Glorious Glitter. Feb-23-15



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Old February 28th, 2015, 01:09 PM   #211
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Old March 2nd, 2015, 08:14 PM   #212
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Old February 6th, 2016, 08:21 PM   #213
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Very good. But will they attract international talent? the reputation of the conservativeness of saudi culture makes me suspect.
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Old February 10th, 2016, 02:49 PM   #214
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Try money, loads of it some people derive a sense of acheivement getting paid what they think they are worth.
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Old February 10th, 2016, 05:19 PM   #215
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Great, realy great!
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Old February 16th, 2016, 07:59 PM   #216
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What is the schedule for completely finishing the district?
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Old May 9th, 2016, 11:03 PM   #218
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The Saudi Vision 2030 document, released by Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Monday, said authorities would “strive to salvage” the industrial cities, which were designed to diversify the economy beyond oil and create jobs.
It said the KAFD had been started “without consideration of its economic feasibility” and that the project had failed to convince the financial community to invest.
“Without any dramatic shift in direction, renting the 3 million sq. meters of built-up areas at reasonable prices, or even achieving decent occupancy rates, will be very challenging,” the vision document said.
The government will therefore aim to transform the district into a special business zone with competitive regulations, visa exemptions for foreigners working there, and direct connections to Riyadh’s King Khaled International Airport, it said. “We will also seek to repurpose some of the built-up areas and change the real estate mix, increasing the allocation for residential accommodation, services and hospitality areas.”
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