daily menu » rate the banner | guess the city | one on oneforums map | privacy policy | DMCA | news magazine | posting guidelines

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > World Development News Forums > Megatalls

Megatalls Discussions of projects under construction at least 600m/2,000 ft tall.



Global Announcement

As a general reminder, please respect others and respect copyrights. Go here to familiarize yourself with our posting policy.


Reply

 
Thread Tools
Old August 3rd, 2011, 01:38 PM   #2181
K.S.A
Jeddah Tower Lover
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 1,497
Likes (Received): 4363

great great tower
__________________

ChuckScraperMiami#1 liked this post
K.S.A no está en línea   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old August 3rd, 2011, 01:52 PM   #2182
Kanto
Roof height crusader
 
Kanto's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: S-4, Papoose Lake
Posts: 5,925
Likes (Received): 3546

I almost feel sorry for the poor Burj Khalifa. It was made with the sole purpose of being world's tallest and now it is about to be beaten by the Kingdom Tower. I bet that many people in Dubai will need psychological help to learn to live with this
__________________
The Outbreak: A free browser online strategy game. Build up your town and compete with other towns economicaly and militarily.
http://www.the-outbreak.com/

ChuckScraperMiami#1 liked this post
Kanto no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 3rd, 2011, 01:59 PM   #2183
ZZ-II
I love Skyscrapers
 
ZZ-II's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Near Ingolstadt in Bavaria
Posts: 33,507
Likes (Received): 6530

The Burj Khalifa wasn't build to be the World's Tallest forever .
ZZ-II no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 3rd, 2011, 02:10 PM   #2184
Saudi guy
Moderator
 
Saudi guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Tampa,Fl
Posts: 6,556
Likes (Received): 4156

I assume sailors in this part of the Red Sea do not need to own a GPS XD seriously Saudi media must make a daily coverage for the construction, Abraj albait updates were done mostly by individual photographers!
__________________
Jeddah Disaster 25/11/2009 - We will not forget flood victims

ChuckScraperMiami#1 liked this post
Saudi guy no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 3rd, 2011, 02:49 PM   #2185
Kanto
Roof height crusader
 
Kanto's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: S-4, Papoose Lake
Posts: 5,925
Likes (Received): 3546

Quote:
Originally Posted by ZZ-II View Post
The Burj Khalifa wasn't build to be the World's Tallest forever .
Yeah but I expected it to be the tallest for a few decades and I bet it's creators did as well. This Kingdom Tower will make all other skyscrapers look like ants
__________________
The Outbreak: A free browser online strategy game. Build up your town and compete with other towns economicaly and militarily.
http://www.the-outbreak.com/

ChuckScraperMiami#1 liked this post
Kanto no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 3rd, 2011, 03:00 PM   #2186
Scrapernab2
Registered User
 
Scrapernab2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Greenville, SC
Posts: 896
Likes (Received): 96

I love this design! It appears to be a combination of 1) India tower 2) Burj Kahlifa and 3) The Shard

Three great designs in the tallest on Earth! Awesome
Scrapernab2 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 3rd, 2011, 03:00 PM   #2187
Kynareth
Registered User
 
Kynareth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 88
Likes (Received): 20

Yes! Dreams came true!! This Tower is pure awesomness, it's dreamlike!! I so so like it and believe it will be built. Applaud to architects. Thread about this building will be soon most visited on whole Skyscrapercity.
__________________
Keep in mind that English is not my native language and also that my opinions may change.
Kynareth no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 3rd, 2011, 03:12 PM   #2188
Kanto
Roof height crusader
 
Kanto's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: S-4, Papoose Lake
Posts: 5,925
Likes (Received): 3546

I 1000% agree with you. It will be a pleasure to watch history being made
__________________
The Outbreak: A free browser online strategy game. Build up your town and compete with other towns economicaly and militarily.
http://www.the-outbreak.com/

ChuckScraperMiami#1 liked this post
Kanto no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 3rd, 2011, 03:14 PM   #2189
Jex7844
La Défenseholic
 
Jex7844's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Paris 14e
Posts: 6,945
Likes (Received): 2916

Please leave the Eiffel Tower alone! Gustave Eiffel's masterpiece was built in 1889 at a time where Jeddah didn't even exist!It was at the time the World's tallest tower in the world, but now we're in 2011, a different era where technology & materials have improved so much. The Eiffel Tower 122 years later is more than ever the World's most iconic tower & will probably be forever because of its History...Height is not everything...! I wish for you guys that Kingdom Tower gets as famous as the Eiffel Tower, for some reasons, I'm not quite sure (cf Burj Khalifa, it does not seem to passionate people anymore...), only time will tell.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
The Kingdom Tower is an amazing project, as a architecture lover, I can't wait to see it taking shape, but I feel like saying: " what a megalomaniac scheme..."
Such a gigantic project might take much longer than expected, who knows what the economic market will be like in the years to come...

I found a french article today, here it is:

Quote:
Le prince saoudien Alwaleed bin Talal vient de valider le projet de construction de la plus haute tour du monde, selon Reuters. Surnommée Kingdom Tower, elle sera située à Djeddah, en Arabie Saoudite, et mesurera plus d’un kilomètre de hauteur.


http://yahoo.lavieimmo.com/insolite/...aut-12477.html
__________________
PARIS2024

Last edited by Jex7844; August 3rd, 2011 at 04:15 PM.
Jex7844 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 3rd, 2011, 03:17 PM   #2190
VozdraRajvosa
Bosna i Hercegovina
 
VozdraRajvosa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 2,428
Likes (Received): 409



this is amazing, just amazing, a fix for concrete junkies, thats for sure

good luck to Jeddah
__________________
the good, the bad, the history, the future, the art, the music, the film, the love, the hatred, the metropolis, the city, the town, the village, the BRAND, Sarajevo

Zar si zaboravio ?!.......
VozdraRajvosa no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 3rd, 2011, 03:22 PM   #2191
Buyckske Ruben
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 1,968
Likes (Received): 214

Quote:
Originally Posted by erbse View Post
It's the observation platform at approximately 640m.







Source: Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture - http://smithgill.com/#/news/kingdom_tower_announcement/
Really insane pics !!!!!!!!!!

Soooo beautiful

some more info


"Encased in the new spire’s glimmering façade will be a Four Seasons hotel, Four Seasons serviced apartments, Class A office Space, luxury condominiums and the world’s highest observatory.

59 elevators using the world’s most high-tech systems will be installed to provide ease of access, with 54 single-deck and 5 double-deck systems.

The residential aspect has influenced the three-petal footprint of the design with tapering wings introducing an aerodynamic shape to reduce structural loading due to wind vortex shedding.

All three sides of the Kingdom Tower sport a series of notches which form specifically engineered areas of shadow designed to fall on the outdoor terraces facing the city and Red Sea."


more... http://www.worldarchitecturenews.com...pload_id=17218
__________________

ChuckScraperMiami#1 liked this post
Buyckske Ruben no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 3rd, 2011, 03:36 PM   #2192
ko bee
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Silesia
Posts: 228
Likes (Received): 14

I couldn't believe Burj Khalifa would be built. And now it's the same with Kingdom tower Where's the limit? For me, it seems with present technology and materials it'll be world tallest building for a long long time. But I hope it's not the last stage of this race
ko bee no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 3rd, 2011, 03:41 PM   #2193
AvanGard
HMS
 
AvanGard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Sofia
Posts: 250
Likes (Received): 25

Quote:
Originally Posted by ZZ-II View Post
Quite high , almost 100% i would say .

I wonder how many usable floors the tower will have
To me it looks like a large portion of the top will not be usable.

So the question is really how much: 200, 250 or 300 m ?
AvanGard no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 3rd, 2011, 03:51 PM   #2194
jh1
سعودي
 
jh1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 1,149
Likes (Received): 63

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jex7844 View Post
Gustave Eiffel's masterpiece was built in 1889 at a time where Jeddah didn't even exist
Jeddah is quite an ancient city (we're talking BC here )

Quote:
I found a french article today, here it is:





http://yahoo.lavieimmo.com/insolite/...aut-12477.html
lol, they took the same poster that I scanned some years ago . you can see my name along with "SkyscraperCity" written on it
__________________

نَظَــرَتْ فأقصَـدتِ الــفؤاد بسهمـها...|... ثم انثنت عــــنهُ فكـــــادَ يهيم
ويــلاه إن نـظَرت وإن هىَ أعرضَت...|... وقعُ السهـــام ونـــزعهن أليم

ChuckScraperMiami#1, iKHALEDM liked this post
jh1 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 3rd, 2011, 03:51 PM   #2195
KillerZavatar
also known as Wally
 
KillerZavatar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Düsseldorf
Posts: 11,346
Likes (Received): 8242

Quote:
Originally Posted by CULWULLA View Post
quick comparison diagram
this pretty much shows for me that it is possible and now i understand why its floor size isnt that big. it litterally has not a bigger base then burg khalifa its just taller but that doesnt give that much more space. also seeing in this diagram makes me realize that it is of course a challenge but it just has to be possible.
__________________

ChuckScraperMiami#1 liked this post
KillerZavatar no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 3rd, 2011, 03:54 PM   #2196
SirAdrian
♥ Skyscrapers
 
SirAdrian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 591
Likes (Received): 49

At first i was unimpressed, but then i took a closer look at the bigger renders and now i'm truly fascinated - this could become breathtaking. The podium is gorgeous too! I just hope it won't stand in such a desert like environment as the BK, but something closer to a real urban cityscape. Renders often cheat in this regard.
SirAdrian no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 3rd, 2011, 04:00 PM   #2197
KillerZavatar
also known as Wally
 
KillerZavatar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Düsseldorf
Posts: 11,346
Likes (Received): 8242

Quote:
Originally Posted by SirAdrian View Post
At first i was unimpressed, but then i took a closer look at the bigger renders and now i'm truly fascinated - this could become breathtaking. The podium is gorgeous too! I just hope it won't stand in such a desert like environment as the BK, but something closer to a real urban cityscape. Renders often cheat in this regard.
http://skyscraperpage.com/cities/map...0907287598&t=k

this is the location. keep in mind that around Kingdom Tower are other skyscrapers planned for the same project. zoom out to see the surroundings

i just realised this building will be like next to the airport, how is that possible? no height regulation?
__________________

ChuckScraperMiami#1 liked this post
KillerZavatar no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 3rd, 2011, 04:16 PM   #2198
Bass
Registered User
 
Bass's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Amsterdam
Posts: 731
Likes (Received): 22

Sure it's an impressive building, but what attracts me about skyscrapers is an urban skyline. One pinnacle in the desert is not urban, and therefore I'm much more fascinated by the Empire State Building or the London Shard than by these phallic super symbols.
__________________
Dal paradiso non si vede niente.
Bass no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 3rd, 2011, 04:31 PM   #2199
ciaobellaxo
Leps fan
 
ciaobellaxo's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 698
Likes (Received): 156

Just read about this online tonight. Bloody magnificent!
__________________
Victorian Storm Chasers https://www.facebook.com/victorianstormchasers
ciaobellaxo no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 3rd, 2011, 04:32 PM   #2200
fayzoon
Fayez
 
fayzoon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Jubail - Saudi Arabia
Posts: 1,061
Likes (Received): 2044

if the advertisement was in cityscape jeddah (2 months ago) it would be more awesome
but anyway, it's going to start soon
__________________
KFUPM Graduate

ChuckScraperMiami#1 liked this post
fayzoon no está en línea   Reply With Quote


Reply

Tags
hypertall, jeddah economic city, jeddah tower, kingdom tower, megatall, tallest

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Related topics on SkyscraperCity


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 03:42 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us | privacy policy | DMCA policy

Hosted by Blacksun, dedicated to this site too!
Forum server management by DaiTengu