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Old August 2nd, 2011, 04:58 PM   #2061
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Soon Burj Khalifa will loose his world record to JEDDAH MILE TOWER
soon = how many years ?
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Old August 2nd, 2011, 04:59 PM   #2062
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...quote from http://burj-khalifa.eu/featured/saud...wer-literally:

"The Kingdom Tower will be twice the size of this tower, the Burj Khalifa..." i mean, WTF???

this is megalomaniac..
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Old August 2nd, 2011, 05:02 PM   #2063
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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.
That is not only a heliport but an outstanding observation deck.
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Old August 2nd, 2011, 05:02 PM   #2064
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i think the height will be between 1000m and 1200m. i dont think it is in fact becoming one mile high.

i think fayzoon jizzed in his pants today
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Old August 2nd, 2011, 05:34 PM   #2065
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That is not only a heliport but an outstanding observation deck.
on floor 157!
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Old August 2nd, 2011, 06:06 PM   #2066
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i think the height will be between 1000m and 1200m. i dont think it is in fact becoming one mile high.

i think fayzoon jizzed in his pants today
don't tell fayzoon!
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Old August 2nd, 2011, 06:08 PM   #2067
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don't tell fayzoon!
haha he saw this thread already xD. but damn this stuff is amazing, so soon they will even start?
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Old August 2nd, 2011, 06:16 PM   #2068
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soon = how many years ?
his soon is 65 months starting from now...or 63 months from the time the constructions start
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Old August 2nd, 2011, 06:17 PM   #2069
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his soon is 65 months starting from now...or 63 months from the time the constructions start
so the construction is supposed to start in two months, wow

so when it really would be topped out at the end of 2016 we would have a 6 year new title holder since 1998

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Old August 2nd, 2011, 06:17 PM   #2070
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Wow! I love the design. I guess we'll have a new sticky on the supertall U/C forum. "New World's Tallest", man that's got an awesome ring to it.
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Old August 2nd, 2011, 06:18 PM   #2071
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If anybody happens to read Inhabitat you might have spotted an article on this published today...
http://inhabitat.com/adrian-smith-go...ower-in-dubai/

See how many errors you can spot, beginning with the bloody headline.
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Old August 2nd, 2011, 06:23 PM   #2072
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Five contractors were invited to offer proposals for the Kingdom Tower and a short list of three firms submitted final offers for the tower construction. The Saudi Bin Laden Group (SBG) whose offer was the most attractive in terms of price, quality and schedule was chosen for the project.
With a total construction area of over 500,000 square meters, the soaring Kingdom Tower will be a mixed-use building featuring a Four Seasons hotel, Four Seasons serviced apartments, first class office space, luxury condominiums and an observatory that will be higher than the world’s current highest observation deck. The overall construction cost of the tower is SR4.6 billion ($1.2 billion) and the overall estimated cost of the entire Kingdom City project is anticipated to be SR75 billion ($20 billion).
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Old August 2nd, 2011, 06:39 PM   #2073
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If anybody happens to read Inhabitat you might have spotted an article on this published today...
http://inhabitat.com/adrian-smith-go...ower-in-dubai/

See how many errors you can spot, beginning with the bloody headline.
http://inhabitat.com/insane-mile-hig...-saudi-arabia/

another article that has renders of the old Dubai proposal but it clearly says Jeddah, Saudi Arabia xD



500.000 square meters isnt that less than burj khalifa, lotte tower and shanghai tower? werent some of these even by 600.000, not to talk about the mecca thing that is even bigger in terms of width and stuff
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Old August 2nd, 2011, 07:23 PM   #2074
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i guess its more spire than "tower"
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Old August 2nd, 2011, 07:41 PM   #2075
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An outdoor observation deck at that height? And with party glass floor? Sweet. But as said, observation deck looks a bit out of place.

With out the observation deck this would be one great tower now it's just a good one with a subtle reminiscene to Wright's The Illinois.
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Old August 2nd, 2011, 07:43 PM   #2076
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Holy **** is all I can say.
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Old August 2nd, 2011, 07:43 PM   #2077
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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.
Actually, I suspect raising land prices is what this tower is really about.
He could build his vanity tower anywhere in Jeddah: the corniche, downtown etc..
But he isn't, he's building it in Obhur. Obhur is a beach community just north of Jeddah. There, beachfront land is extremely expensive, whilst plots inland are largely worthless.
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Old August 2nd, 2011, 07:44 PM   #2078
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Can anyone make a diagram showing the Burj next to the jeddah tower? i really want to see the height difference.
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Old August 2nd, 2011, 07:54 PM   #2079
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According to the renders it looks like we saw the final design months ago in the hands of Adrian Smith. I cannot find the photos but someone posted the photos with Adrian Smith in spring this year. Anybody know about the photos?

Amazing renderings btw.
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Old August 2nd, 2011, 07:57 PM   #2080
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woooow, just readed about this in a spanish newspaper: http://www.elpais.com/articulo/cultu...lpepucul_6/Tes
But I can't believe it, are there any recent pics of the plot?, if they have announced it I guess they have already started excavations or foundations works in secret, because these works could last 2 years and they use to begin with it even when there's not a final design.
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