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Old August 2nd, 2011, 03:08 PM   #2041
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I could easily be wrong, I just have this nagging gut feeling that I've heard this before.
Well it does look pretty serious now:





















The only think now I would like to see are some pics from the location of the tower...
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Old August 2nd, 2011, 03:11 PM   #2042
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Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, an American company, will be overseeing the design and development of the Kingdom Tower.


link: http://burj-khalifa.eu/featured/saud...ower-literally
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Old August 2nd, 2011, 03:15 PM   #2043
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Here is the architects source: http://smithgill.com/#/news/kingdom_tower_announcement/
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Old August 2nd, 2011, 03:21 PM   #2044
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So, let's update first post in this thread?: )
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Old August 2nd, 2011, 03:22 PM   #2045
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Much thanks Jan .

With that prove, there is no doubt enymore, this tower (see renders above) will be build !
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Old August 2nd, 2011, 03:30 PM   #2046
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Holy Shit! What a great design!!
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Old August 2nd, 2011, 03:32 PM   #2047
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Yeah, the design is pretty neat, with the exception of that horribly out of place platform that's attached to it. I hope they do away with it.
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Old August 2nd, 2011, 03:36 PM   #2048
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Soon Burj Khalifa will loose his world record to JEDDAH MILE TOWER
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Old August 2nd, 2011, 04:05 PM   #2049
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Truly impressive visualizations. I like the scifi look of the Kingdom Tower better than that of Burj Dubai. But that helipad looks indeed ridiculous, I say screw it.


I updated the first post of this thread with the fresh renderings. I didn't expect this would come along.
But I'll only believe it if they start piling, pouring concrete etc. for it.
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Old August 2nd, 2011, 04:07 PM   #2050
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This is my favorite tower from now on,no questions asked
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Old August 2nd, 2011, 04:16 PM   #2051
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so it's official now ... hurray !
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Old August 2nd, 2011, 04:20 PM   #2052
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But I'll only believe it if they start piling, pouring concrete etc. for it.
That's exactly my thought. People in this thread have gotten their hopes up so many times in the past, only to be disappointed when once again nothing happened, I'm going to remain sceptical until I see actual work being done on the tower.
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Old August 2nd, 2011, 04:30 PM   #2053
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1600 its called mile high tower
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Old August 2nd, 2011, 04:37 PM   #2055
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That's exactly my thought. People in this thread have gotten their hopes up so many times in the past, only to be disappointed when once again nothing happened, I'm going to remain sceptical until I see actual work being done on the tower.
From the information we have got trough all these years and based on the investors who was to put money on it somehow I always was prety sure this will be build some day. Why wouldn't they if they really want? It's not another fake project to rise land prices. It's prety obvious to me. While it may have delays because of many reasons it finally will be build. And since they engaged worlds top class architect to the project desing I'm sure they are not going to waste allready spent money. The contract with binladin, builders of mecca clock tower, just sums it all up.
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Old August 2nd, 2011, 04:44 PM   #2056
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Old August 2nd, 2011, 04:44 PM   #2057
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Love the design, especially the horizontal grille-like indentations. The base is beautiful. I even like the heliport. The design for it is kick-ass.
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Old August 2nd, 2011, 04:46 PM   #2058
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It looks more like an observation deck than a helipad. See the close-up in the third render.
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Old August 2nd, 2011, 04:50 PM   #2059
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DAMN!!
...is that even possible to build??

does anyone know, how hight the observation deck / helipad will be?
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Old August 2nd, 2011, 04:54 PM   #2060
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so i was browsing SSC and wondering why so many bumped this thread again and i thought nah let's go in there and tell these guys not to have so much false hope and then those renders jumped right into my face. wow. that just made my day. Also the renders are amazing, great to see they keep the design they had before.

also: wasnt Burj Khalifa's cost at about a billion already, how can this building cost not much more at all?
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