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Old July 9th, 2011, 06:50 PM   #2001
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Hmm... Is this definitely on prep stage?
If so, there isn't alot of conversation for the future tallest building on earth
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Old July 9th, 2011, 06:56 PM   #2002
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it's not, status should be on hold at this stage.
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Old July 9th, 2011, 07:21 PM   #2003
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it's not, status should be on hold at this stage.
On hold... Wouldn't it still be on approved if they haven't started anything yet
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Old July 9th, 2011, 07:37 PM   #2004
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On hold... Wouldn't it still be on approved if they haven't started anything yet
actually as far as i know, they started preparing but got problems, like soil testing gave them problems and since then its on hold.
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Old July 9th, 2011, 08:18 PM   #2005
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actually as far as i know, they started preparing but got problems, like soil testing gave them problems and since then its on hold.
Ok
I remember Seeing a post on this forum a while back regarding soil instability and problems of that matter. Wasn't sure if that really counted as prep but I guess you learn something new every day.
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Old July 11th, 2011, 10:55 PM   #2006
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if mine is bigger then yours then they will build it, otherwise give it another 20 to 30 years before anything happen on this one.
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Old July 12th, 2011, 03:42 PM   #2007
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This tower would be hardly profitable in London or NYC... The investors are not stupid, I think that this tower will not see a light of a day
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Old July 12th, 2011, 07:47 PM   #2008
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you are nothing but a troll on this forum.
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Old July 12th, 2011, 07:56 PM   #2009
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this tower won't be profitable. it won't fill up. it isn't built based on demand for space in the city. does it mean it isn't cool as ****? HELL NO!
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Old July 12th, 2011, 08:08 PM   #2010
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you are nothing but a troll on this forum.
I just have my opinion, so go fcuk yourself. You are just one biased Arabian so I´m not surprises that you dont respect my opinion.

Anyways, it would be an architectural marvel if it gets built.

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Old July 12th, 2011, 08:13 PM   #2011
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Burj Khalifa isn't profitable, there were doubts about its profitability even during design phase but they still built it

I honestly don't care if it makes money or not, I just want to see it built. They've got enough oil money to throw around, and when they run out of oil and society collapses, maybe it will be a ghost town with a single intimidating, imposing spire I think it would look very cool in such a scenario
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Old July 13th, 2011, 12:20 AM   #2012
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you are nothing but a troll on this forum.
and you are in idiot to deny that this project wont be profitable. this project is nothing but a waste of resources and money that could be much better applied to a number of other things. i think that sooner or later the investors in this project will realise this (if they havent already) and this project will become nothing but a cancelled vision. this is not trolling, it is realism. humanity just doesnt need a kilometer-tall building yet.
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Old July 13th, 2011, 12:44 AM   #2013
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The fact that it doesn't need it does't mean it won't get it. I'm sure you have many things you could live without. And don't forget the company which will build this is also ran by a man. A man with an ego.
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Old July 13th, 2011, 12:56 AM   #2014
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A man with an ego.
NEVER underestimate the power of a man with an ego

Look at Trump...went bankrupt 4 times, still building skyscrapers.
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Old July 13th, 2011, 01:15 AM   #2015
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The fact that it doesn't it does't mean it won't get it. I'm sure you have many things you could live without. And don't forget the company which will build this is also ran by a man. A man with an ego.
A man worth more than $20 billion!
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Old July 14th, 2011, 07:05 AM   #2016
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wowowww....
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Old July 19th, 2011, 02:22 AM   #2017
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If i remembered correctly i herd that the engineer crew tested soil samples of the ground and came up with the conclusion that no such building could be made that could support a building of that size.
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Old July 19th, 2011, 04:30 PM   #2018
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Deleted all the offtopic stuff going on at this page.

People, this ain't a place to "discuss" politics or troll about other countries and people!
Only the project of Kingdom Tower itself is a matter to be discussed here. For everything else, use the skybars or Urban Issues forums.

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Old July 20th, 2011, 03:47 AM   #2019
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Hi all.

Hi Erbse.

You went a little far ...

I'll repost.

Hi Yankee.

I also heard about a soil test failure but nothing else. The fail may have had an impact on some initial foundation plan perhaps.

IMO a foundation can be designed for the next WTS in almost any soil conditions.

I am a bit perplexed by the reported failed test. Normally there is not a pass / fail scenario. They do the soil tests early and then design the foundation with that info in hand.


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Old July 20th, 2011, 12:17 PM   #2020
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isnt the ground Burj Khalifa stands on a difficult area to build a building like it has been either. i have to agree that today most things are possible, but if the budget increases and increases it may not be profitable. especially for this region i never understood the need for that building and the whole new CBD they plan to rise up. on the good site it may get them more works outside the oil business, but then again they cant even raise the tourism that much anyway. its probably just another prestige project, which i am ok with. we just can wait and see.
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