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Old August 3rd, 2011, 11:57 AM   #2161
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Well, that's the same that people said about the Eiffel Tower in Paris. It still looks pretty lonesome in the cityscape, yet everybody adores it.
The same might go for Kingdom Tower.

I think they shouldn't even try to create some sort of artificial skyline around it, like Dubai does.
It'd rather look ridiculous and destroy the ultimate dominating impression this giant behemoth leaves. They could build more skyscrapers in some distance.
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Old August 3rd, 2011, 12:02 PM   #2162
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Soon Burj Khalifa will loose his world record to JEDDAH MILE TOWER
not queit soon maybe in 7-10years
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Old August 3rd, 2011, 12:03 PM   #2163
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Well, that's the same that people said about the Eiffel Tower in Paris. It still looks pretty lonesome in the cityscape, yet everybody adores it.
The same might go for Kingdom Tower.

I think they shouldn't even try to create some sort of artificial skyline around it, like Dubai does.
It'd rather look ridiculous and destroy the ultimate dominating impression this giant behemoth leaves. They could build more skyscrapers in some distance.
You make a good point, with the letting it dominate thing. But I still stand by what I say :/
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Old August 3rd, 2011, 12:16 PM   #2164
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Well, that's the same that people said about the Eiffel Tower in Paris. It still looks pretty lonesome in the cityscape, yet everybody adores it.
The same might go for Kingdom Tower.
AW, come on, the Eiffel tower is a masterpiece no other tower looks as beautiful as the Eiffel tower.. you can go taller but neither classier nor better looking than the Eiffel tower..
I'm sorry man but while kingdom is gonna look good, its not going to look nearly as good as the Eiffel tower.
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Old August 3rd, 2011, 12:17 PM   #2165
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eiffil tower is iconic..but the most beautiful?nooooo
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Old August 3rd, 2011, 12:18 PM   #2166
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It's the observation platform at approximately 640m.
Reminds me of star wars.

watch once the tower is finished UFO's are gonna land there.. lololol. :P
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Old August 3rd, 2011, 12:18 PM   #2167
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I have to share this news to taiwan-city forum.
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Old August 3rd, 2011, 12:19 PM   #2168
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eiffil tower is iconic..but the most beautiful?nooooo
examples of what's better looking, STANDING ALONE, than the Eiffel tower.
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Old August 3rd, 2011, 12:20 PM   #2169
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this kingdom tower is the best building design!
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Old August 3rd, 2011, 12:22 PM   #2170
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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!
how about sexytall
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Old August 3rd, 2011, 12:24 PM   #2171
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Old August 3rd, 2011, 12:27 PM   #2172
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^ Please stop it. Eiffel Tower is out of competition here. Its proportions are unrivaled, especially by kitsch like Abraj Al-Bait. This is not the thread for such comparisons.

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AW, come on, the Eiffel tower is a masterpiece no other tower looks as beautiful as the Eiffel tower.. you can go taller but neither classier nor better looking than the Eiffel tower..
I'm sorry man but while kingdom is gonna look good, its not going to look nearly as good as the Eiffel tower.
I didn't say the Kingdom Tower rivals Eiffel Tower or would be better, not in any way.
Please read carefully. I only compared the effect Kingdom Tower has on the cityscape, like Eiffel Tower has. It's dominating. That's all.
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Old August 3rd, 2011, 12:35 PM   #2173
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Where in Obhur is this thing? Obhur has been mostly urbanized.

What are they going to do with all the villas and beach clubs along the coast? I mean, it would be quite stupid to have the highest building next to the sea but the access to the sea itself blocked with private properties (as it is now).

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Old August 3rd, 2011, 12:53 PM   #2175
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Well, in my opinion it should be like this:

100m-199m=highrise
200m-299m=skyscraper
300m-599m=supertall
600m-999m=ultratall
1000m and 1000m+=megatall
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Old August 3rd, 2011, 12:53 PM   #2176
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^ 600m-999m=megatall and 1000m and 1000m+=gigatall would be more favourable.


By the by, just read this 2007 post from the 1st page:
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frank loyd wrights design for a mile high tower was much better !
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Old August 3rd, 2011, 12:58 PM   #2177
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1000 & 1000+= The hell I broke my neck. XD
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Old August 3rd, 2011, 01:05 PM   #2178
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Wow!We might get another one in few years' time?RIP Burj Khalifa for the title.
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Old August 3rd, 2011, 01:13 PM   #2179
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How high ist the chance that it will realy built?
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Old August 3rd, 2011, 01:36 PM   #2180
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Quite high , almost 100% i would say .

I wonder how many usable floors the tower will have
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