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Old October 16th, 2016, 10:33 AM   #1041
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It should be ready in 2020, but foundation works still have to start.
This schedule is tight. Very tight.

By now, they should already be tendering for the steelworks, the ropes, the cranes, etc.
Tight. Very tight.
Almost unrealistic...
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Old October 16th, 2016, 11:40 AM   #1042
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whats tight, very tight is your time you know if u bothered going back couple of pages back you would see that foundation started already.

Here you go:

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Old October 16th, 2016, 03:51 PM   #1043
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These are trench cutters for slurry walls. They are probably lowering down the rebar cage for the first part of the slurry wall. This is not part of the foundations!
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Old October 16th, 2016, 03:55 PM   #1044
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These are trench cutters for slurry walls. They are probably lowering down the rebar cage for the first part of the slurry wall. This is not part of the foundations!
NOT according to the Ruler and the developer, they started working on foundations .. so I will take their words over yours.
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Old October 16th, 2016, 04:18 PM   #1045
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NOT according to the Ruler and the developer, they started working on foundations .. so I will take their words over yours.
It looks like slurry walls indeed, though i'm not 100% sure of course. But the work on slurry walls doesn't mean they don't do pilling at the same time or even before.
I hope we'll get regular updates from now to clear up what's exactly going on right now.
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Old October 16th, 2016, 05:26 PM   #1046
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These are trench cutters for slurry walls. They are probably lowering down the rebar cage for the first part of the slurry wall. This is not part of the foundations!
This is 100% correct, and while we're at it: Having the title as "U/C" is a disgrace to SSC's information reliability standards.
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Old October 16th, 2016, 06:07 PM   #1047
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Very disappointed in the attitude of some members who are letting their personal dislike of this project cloud their common sense. Emaar was clear that they started piling and working on foundation, and since this tower is gonna end up the tallest some moderators thought it is very convenient to label it as U/C.

Some other members double standards is even more frustrating, where they argued somewhere else that working on slurry walls or whatever they are called is part of foundation works but that changed here for some reason. Anyways I don't really care what the title of this thread says, if the "mod" who originally changed the title wanna bring it back to Ground Works its not a big deal no one will mind that.
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Old October 16th, 2016, 06:24 PM   #1048
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What are you talking about? This is not about liking or disliking the project, it is simply for a fact that we have no evidence of piling works being performed as of now. Who did ever say slurry walls were part of the foundation works? They are certainly not. We count them to ground works, yes, but ground works and foundation works are not the same thing.
And if that personal dislike thing was directed to me, I have to inform you I am really excited about this project and can't wait to see it being actually under construction.
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Old October 16th, 2016, 06:28 PM   #1049
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DS it is not directed to you ... It just happened to be posted after you. I deleted so many posts already of trolls just hating spamming on this one. Anyways until proven otherwise Emaar is piling right now, like what ZZ-II said, let's wait and see.
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Old October 16th, 2016, 08:10 PM   #1050
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Very disappointed in the attitude of some members who are letting their personal dislike of this project cloud their common sense.
My comment was purely based on the photo above and engineering facts. I neither like nor dislike this project, couldn't care less about this "tower".

Btw, common sense would be not to trust the developer or the ruler...
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Old October 16th, 2016, 09:34 PM   #1051
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Please note everybody: they will absolutely have to build the underground infra, so the slurry walls are going to be needed here. According to the visuals and models of the guy-wired proposal, the entrance will be from the underground facilities. There should be an u/g hotel lobby, OD lobby and parking at least. But I expect much more.
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Old October 16th, 2016, 10:23 PM   #1052
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couldn't care less about this "tower".:
Then what are you doing on a skyscraper forum ?
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Old October 17th, 2016, 10:41 AM   #1053
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Please note everybody: they will absolutely have to build the underground infra, so the slurry walls are going to be needed here. According to the visuals and models of the guy-wired proposal, the entrance will be from the underground facilities. There should be an u/g hotel lobby, OD lobby and parking at least. But I expect much more.
Did I read this correctly? What hotel? Thought this will just be observation?
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Old October 17th, 2016, 11:22 AM   #1054
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Please note everybody: they will absolutely have to build the underground infra, so the slurry walls are going to be needed here. According to the visuals and models of the guy-wired proposal, the entrance will be from the underground facilities. There should be an u/g hotel lobby, OD lobby and parking at least. But I expect much more.
I'm waiting to see whats under there. Not enough renders still
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Old October 17th, 2016, 11:47 AM   #1055
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Did I read this correctly? What hotel? Thought this will just be observation?
Yes the tower has a hotel alongside observation decks and other undisclosed uses as well.
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Old October 17th, 2016, 02:11 PM   #1056
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I think there will also be a majlis for high-ranking officials. It would totally make sense.

Maybe they will also decide for "The World's Highest" collection: a nightclub, an office, a mosque, an aquarium, a BAse jumping pad etc.
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Old October 17th, 2016, 02:28 PM   #1057
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Then what are you doing on a skyscraper forum ?
Good thing he put tower in scare quotes. I was starting to think it was actually a tower.
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Old October 17th, 2016, 05:22 PM   #1058
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Is there any earthcam like Jeddah Tower?
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Old October 17th, 2016, 07:00 PM   #1059
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No. But keep an eye on this page. Emaar MIGHT add the tower soon

https://www.emaar.com/en/what-we-do/...ction-updates/
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Old October 17th, 2016, 07:03 PM   #1060
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To all the posts related to Emaar's intentions: I agree that Emaar made an observation tower in order to focus on the things that matter for people, but I also think that they went for this design, because a real building would look too similar in comparison with BK. Since we don't have the technology (yet), to build a 1000m tall building which isn't based on a Y-shaped design, Emaar would end up with a taller copy of Burj Khalifa. Consequently, they decided to build a hybrid tower to make it look different, innovate and interesting.
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