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Old August 4th, 2011, 06:13 AM   #2241
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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.


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.
I agree it is out of the competition.. Idk, I was astonished by it, i think its the most beautiful building in the world.. but its a choice to be made after it has been seen anyways, i am excited.. so can we talk about completion date anytime soon???
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Old August 4th, 2011, 07:44 AM   #2242
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I still have a hard time thinking that this will be completed, but the design team is top notch, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture.

That said if it is built I wonder how much construction material will be imported esp from the USA. Will massive infrastructure requirements be enough to give a boost to the global economy or is it just a fraction of what China is building en mass and it will have no major impact? I wonder.
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Old August 4th, 2011, 11:30 AM   #2243
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Could someone kindly translate that video into English please? Maybe not the whole 3 minutes but perhaps the main points. Thanks
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Old August 4th, 2011, 11:54 AM   #2244
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Well, to be honest, the only difference between Burj Khalifa & Kingdom tower is the spire's lengh...otherwise both towers have pretty much the same height! Burj Khalifa's spire is very short compared to the tower while Kingdom's is oversized. Therefore, saying that Kingdom Tower is way taller than Burj is false imo. We should compare them from the roof level.
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Old August 4th, 2011, 12:04 PM   #2245
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That diagram shows the dimensions in a better light anyway:
[IMG]http://i56.************/2a9tvg3.jpg[/IMG]
Source: Gizmodo, http://cache.gawkerassets.com/assets...on-gizmodo.jpg


We've got no final approved height yet, so it's possible Kingdom Tower reaches way farther in the sky. Though I doubt it'll go across the 1200m mark.

I could imagine they make it a 1001m tower after all, just for the LULz.
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Old August 4th, 2011, 12:43 PM   #2246
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These images are always compiled by badly informed 'journalists', if they deserve that title. And look at SWFC, jeez.
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Old August 4th, 2011, 12:47 PM   #2247
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Number of floors?
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Old August 4th, 2011, 01:09 PM   #2248
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It's literally like something from Coruscant. Amazing!
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Old August 4th, 2011, 01:25 PM   #2249
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saying that Kingdom Tower is way taller than Burj is false imo. We should compare them from the roof level.
you are so wrong man...u need to realize that this tower is 1001.this is a masterpiece,pyramid-flatiron building-empire state building-burjkhalifa-kingdom tower..
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Old August 4th, 2011, 01:32 PM   #2250
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Number of floors?
No Information until now.

I personally hope this tower wil break the mark of 200 floors .
But when i see this quite long spire i would say 180-190 floors are more realistic.
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Old August 4th, 2011, 02:26 PM   #2251
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Hey folks, I made a SSP diagram for you which shows how gigantic this tower will be

[IMG]http://i54.************/ic7jq1.jpg[/IMG]
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Old August 4th, 2011, 02:34 PM   #2252
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China Plans a Truly Awesome Knock Off

I finally found the article published last January...

Here it is:

http://gawker.com/5727437/china-plan...some-knock-off

China being such a HUGE country and being with NY THE country of skyscrapers, I guess they do not want to build a tower capable of competing with Burj Khalifa in terms of height, owing to Jeddah's pharaonic project, I'm fairly sure that China will actually aim to build a similar size tower (slightly taller), that's my opinion...

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guy4versa4you are so wrong man...u need to realize that this tower is 1001.this is a masterpiece,pyramid-flatiron building-empire state building-burjkhalifa-kingdom tower..
No mate, I don't think I'm wrong, I'm merely stating a fact. Now, don't get me wrong, I also think that Kingdom Tower is a fantastic project & I look forward to seeing it rise!
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Old August 4th, 2011, 03:25 PM   #2253
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Saudis just prove once again their good taste and reasonability. I am so impressed.
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Old August 4th, 2011, 04:00 PM   #2254
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I think that, any mega tower above 700m should same design not because, that design is unique and beautiful no, but because technical and Architectural side push designer to shape that look like similar
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Old August 4th, 2011, 04:45 PM   #2255
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Hi Killer.

The BK is 465,000 sq. m. total by what I have.
I agree with some here the KT will be 1,001 meters high, so 540,000 sq. m. sounds reasonable.

I like that the majority of the responses to this news are positive.

As for the BK being somehow less because of this project - I disagree. I have always said the BK will be the structure that opened the floodgates of all the taller projects to come - still the greatest structure of our time IMO.

I think this project is great news and a km. high is the natural progression of supertalls. Definitely on my watched project list - I hope the update coverage will be good.


Ray.
well i just looked it up on wikipedia, so my numbers might be wrong ;-)

i have to agree with what you said, BK will stay an awesome project forever, it was in fact the first to really put a lot on the then tallest taipei 101.
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Old August 4th, 2011, 05:25 PM   #2256
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burjkhalifa is branch mark...i give credit to its originality and afford,burj khalifa is the best so far...and kingdom tower is really amazing in term of design, technology and technically ..arabian was so crazy!(in good way), i salute
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Old August 4th, 2011, 05:37 PM   #2257
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alwaleed : "it will be higher than 1000 meters"


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Could someone kindly translate that video into English please? Maybe not the whole 3 minutes but perhaps the main points. Thanks
He said that they'll start working in the "next coming weeks" ..
also that most permits are ready and the project will take 63 months to be completed once they start the construction work .
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in Chinese (from the same press conference):

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Old August 4th, 2011, 05:54 PM   #2259
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ok, from the renders we see that the glass floor like facade goes on even above the "second pinacle" thing. so this building may in fact break the 200 floor mark. even if the highest floor is on that second pinacle it would be around 190 floors

edit: but then again the Burj's highest floor is at 620m where the facade still doesnt look like a spire too.
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Old August 4th, 2011, 06:15 PM   #2260
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1000 meters or more ?
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