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Old August 3rd, 2011, 03:12 AM   #2121
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^its 1000m (1km) and will start before xmas
ive worked out some heights
height of observation ring=approx 640m
height of 2nd highest pinnacle =828m
it's said that it is at least 1000m tall. i wouldnt be surprised if they keep the real height a secret like they did it for Burj Khalifa and that the final height will be around 1000m to 1200m.
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Old August 3rd, 2011, 03:20 AM   #2122
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A 640 m sky garden will feel the effects of altitude. How much cooler is it up there than on the ground?
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Old August 3rd, 2011, 03:25 AM   #2123
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A 640 m sky garden will feel the effects of altitude. How much cooler is it up there than on the ground?
average is 6.49°C/1,000 m. that means it will be slithly over 4°C colder than on ground
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Old August 3rd, 2011, 03:27 AM   #2124
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Does anyone know about the parking facilities?

Where are they going to fit all the cars? And will there be valet parking?
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Old August 3rd, 2011, 03:31 AM   #2125
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Does anyone know about the parking facilities?

Where are they going to fit all the cars? And will there be valet parking?
we only have the few renders still, so no word about it yet as far as i know
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Old August 3rd, 2011, 03:31 AM   #2126
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average is 6.49°C/1,000 m. that means it will be slithly over 4°C colder than on ground
Hm. 4 Celcius difference = 7 Farenheit difference. That's not too big of a difference.
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Old August 3rd, 2011, 03:33 AM   #2127
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it's said that it is at least 1000m tall. i wouldnt be surprised if they keep the real height a secret like they did it for Burj Khalifa and that the final height will be around 1000m to 1200m.
Jacking the height up in secresy? I can see that happening. What was the Burj Khalifa's original intended height again?
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Old August 3rd, 2011, 03:35 AM   #2128
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Jacking the height up in secresy? I can see that happening. What was the Burj Khalifa's original intended height again?
While Burj Khalifa was under construction it was said between 800m and 850m i think, but noone knew the exact height until it was rising and rising nearly topping out
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Old August 3rd, 2011, 03:40 AM   #2129
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jeddah has over 3 million inhabitants and mecca isnt that far either. i dont say its as busy as Shanghai or Mumbai or New York or whatever, but i wouldnt call 3 million people the middle of the desert, also its a harbour so its more like the edge of the desert if you will
the populations of Jeddah was 3.7 million in 2010.however, they're expecting that number to jump to 10 million in 2020 source.on the other hand, the city was visited by more than 4 million this summer (until the end of July) which is 15% more than summer 2010 for the same period.
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Old August 3rd, 2011, 03:47 AM   #2130
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While Burj Khalifa was under construction it was said between 800m and 850m i think, but noone knew the exact height until it was rising and rising nearly topping out
it was originally 705m and that was height it was quoted for years.
then speculation of 800m+ and then someone founds plans which quoted 818m.
then on opening day it was 828m.
i think this will stay at the magic 1000m mark.
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Old August 3rd, 2011, 03:59 AM   #2131
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it was originally 705m and that was height it was quoted for years.
then speculation of 800m+ and then someone founds plans which quoted 818m.
then on opening day it was 828m.
i think this will stay at the magic 1000m mark.
if they said they will make it 1000m i would have thought the same, but the ASGG side says itself "At over 1,000 meters" and "The tower's height will be at least 173 meters (568 feet) taller than the world's current tallest building, Dubai's 828-meter-tall Burj Khalifa". so it is not a fixed date, but maybe it will also just be a few meters higher than that
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Old August 3rd, 2011, 04:03 AM   #2132
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WOW, I thought the project died, great news to hear it's still alive! I remember this plan first coming out when I used to live in Jeddah, I hope my visa lasts until it is completed so I can go and visit

I love the design too.

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But I'll only believe it if they start piling, pouring concrete etc. for it.
+1 A family friend of ours is the chief engineer for the Makkah clock tower and he said this project will never work out

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1,2 billion ?!?!?!?!? 1WTC is 417m tall and it costs 3,1 billion Out of what will this tower be built? Out of paper or tin foil?
Why are you surprised? Slave labour is tolerated in one place, and in the other, there are safety regulations and they have to treat the construction workers as human beings
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Old August 3rd, 2011, 04:37 AM   #2133
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I AM SO EXCITE

I AM SO EXCITE

I AM SO EXCITE

For the next 8 hours, I will be bouncing off the walls of my room to a sped up version of Caramelldansen played at max volume



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1,2 billion ?!?!?!?!? 1WTC is 417m tall and it costs 3,1 billion Out of what will this tower be built? Out of paper or tin foil?
Unions vs. Slavery
For an extra $1B, I'm pretty sure that Kingdom Tower could be built round the clock, 24h building using nighttime construction, spotlights and shifts

Anyways, I hope this tower gets off the ground FAST and doesn't disappoint! A 1km self-sustaining man-made superstructure is definitely a major milestone in human progress!
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Old August 3rd, 2011, 04:52 AM   #2134
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Well, if the Wall St. Journal says it's true then it has to be true!
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Reported in Nikkei (Japanese "Financial Times") too. Must be real this time!!
http://www.nikkei.com/news/headline/...E3E2E2E2E2E2E2

Btw, there's been ongoing discussion on how to name over-km towers but did anything come out of it? "Megatall"?
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Old August 3rd, 2011, 05:06 AM   #2135
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this was posted here before, but here it is in a better quality/size
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Old August 3rd, 2011, 05:06 AM   #2136
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We should call this a "Megatall," and create a subforum exclusively for megatalls, there would be just one thread (this one) and it would be chilling there all by itself looking pretty boss.

Nah but I am serious about the naming thing...I think SSC should have an official name for buildings over 1000m
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Old August 3rd, 2011, 05:22 AM   #2137
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We should call this a "Megatall," and create a subforum exclusively for megatalls, there would be just one thread (this one) and it would be chilling there all by itself looking pretty boss.

Nah but I am serious about the naming thing...I think SSC should have an official name for buildings over 1000m
if there is a new category it should be for buildings over 500m.
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Old August 3rd, 2011, 05:24 AM   #2138
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you can't be serious
No, I'm really serious. They need to give serious consideration to parking. Multiple garages, multiple access points, gateless entry and exit.

I know this might be too soon, but given (a) how long it will take to build this tower, (b) current developments in human rights in KSA and (c) the fact that Jeddah is somewhat less conservative than the rest of the country, there is a good possibility that there will be an exponential increase in the number of drivers in the coming years. I hope the planners take this into consideration.
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Old August 3rd, 2011, 05:30 AM   #2139
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if there is a new category it should be for buildings over 500m.
I don't think so, because then there's only a 200m difference between a "supertall" and a "megatall" or whatever.

Hypothetically, the definitions could be revised - skyscraper could be expanded to denote anything up to 500m, supertall could include everything from 500m - 999m, and megatall anything 1000m+ (until 2000m...then we'd need an ultratall or hypertall category)

Wow, even talking about inventing and redefining words shows how important this building will be!
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Old August 3rd, 2011, 05:33 AM   #2140
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