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Old July 7th, 2011, 10:54 AM   #8521
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Very impressive ,congratulations!!
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Old July 7th, 2011, 11:08 AM   #8522
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It won't be done that soon, but at least the Crescent will be there.
What caps?
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Old July 7th, 2011, 11:09 AM   #8523
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Hi Makkawi.

Yes ... third tallest freestanding structure on the planet (at this time).

1 - Burj Khalifa - 828 - Inaugurated - Not completed
2 - Tokyo Skytree - 634 - Topped out - Not completed
3 - Abraj Al Bait (Makkah Royal Clock Tower ?)- 601 - Topped out - Not completed
4 - Canton Tower - 600 - Completed (fully ?)
5 - CN Tower - 553 - Completed

Many changes to this list under construction.


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I thought the sky tree was behind the clock tower in construction
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Old July 7th, 2011, 11:11 AM   #8524
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just wondering if the spire/ crescent would require polishing?
Nope, it will be cladded with gold-plates (you can see them in recent pics) and glass acc. to renders
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Old July 7th, 2011, 03:12 PM   #8525
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I thought the sky tree was behind the clock tower in construction
it was, but Skytree is just a steel structure (mostly) it only needed assembly. so it went faster.
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Old July 7th, 2011, 03:24 PM   #8526
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Damn. Those two guys are brave.

So are we changing this thread's title to topped out?
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Old July 7th, 2011, 04:11 PM   #8527
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Old July 7th, 2011, 04:12 PM   #8528
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Old July 7th, 2011, 04:23 PM   #8529
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Amazing updates...thanks!
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Old July 7th, 2011, 04:24 PM   #8530
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Inaugurating the clock tower in mid 2010, Saudi officials said they hoped it would establish Makkah as an alternate time standard to the Greenwich median.

http://www.emirates247.com/news/regi...07-06-1.406228
Can anyone expand upon this? I've seen similar references in other articles but can't understand what they mean by an "alternate time standard."
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Old July 7th, 2011, 04:27 PM   #8531
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Old July 7th, 2011, 05:10 PM   #8532
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Old July 7th, 2011, 05:20 PM   #8533
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That crescent is totally impressive, probably the best tower top I've seen, all other towers are topped simply with a spire or antenna, and that has become too ordinary.
It's not finshed yet right? it seems there are 2 piezes left to finish it.
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Old July 7th, 2011, 05:23 PM   #8534
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priceless pictures <3 when are they going to install the telescope? any idea?
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Old July 7th, 2011, 06:06 PM   #8535
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priceless pictures <3 when are they going to install the telescope? any idea?
I think it's already there ...see the dome next to the crane...ok maybe the telescope is not in now








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Old July 7th, 2011, 08:21 PM   #8536
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yes very brave workers up on the cresent ,still wonderin what are the holes at the under side of the curve for ,water ?
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Old July 7th, 2011, 08:21 PM   #8537
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Wow. Come to think of it, that's the second tallest building. (Don't you dare say duh)
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Old July 7th, 2011, 08:34 PM   #8538
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Hi all.

Hi Dirty.

No - not completed.
Put your question in the BK thread if your interested.
I don't want to go completely OT here.


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To sum up a small brief OT conversation you were correct I researched and bk is still UC....
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Old July 7th, 2011, 09:47 PM   #8539
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Old July 7th, 2011, 11:31 PM   #8540
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Masallah

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