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Old August 5th, 2011, 12:27 AM   #2281
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they should scrap the helipad.
Once again, it's an observation platform. It doesn't look like they'd want helicopters there.
But it's possible, I guess.
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Old August 5th, 2011, 12:29 AM   #2282
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Fury, find something wrong or missing here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kingdom_Tower_(Jeddah)

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Old August 5th, 2011, 12:46 AM   #2283
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Far better looking then the burj khalifa kingdom tower looks great.
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Old August 5th, 2011, 12:52 AM   #2284
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what's the height at which observation deck is ?
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Old August 5th, 2011, 12:56 AM   #2285
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Monstertalls...:hehehhe
Ah the Unreal Tournament labelling system.

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Old August 5th, 2011, 01:01 AM   #2286
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Old August 5th, 2011, 01:18 AM   #2287
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what's the height at which observation deck is ?
At approximately ~640m. Check the first post of this thread, I updated it just some days ago.
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Old August 5th, 2011, 01:36 AM   #2288
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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 .
Thank you very much . I mean, I could tell they were pretty serious before in terms of how these super-tall projects tend to go (ie, plan forever but no funding), but the fact it's on every site and having press conferences is pretty solidifying to hear.

The more I look at this tower, I like how the core has the curves and any non-square line really helps draw the eye towards the banding focal points. The podium also for some reason reminds me of a bird or flowing sail. It's amazing to see two towers that are in plan, functionally similar, but yet so different in aesthetics. Both this and the BK are beautiful.
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Old August 5th, 2011, 02:42 AM   #2289
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Guys, didn't you realized that this thread is already in the 115th page without even the start of construction ?

but it's about to .. this time = biggest party ever
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Old August 5th, 2011, 02:46 AM   #2290
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From wikipedia :

Construction is expected to start no later than December, 2011 ..
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This thread will probably have 150 pages before the first shovel hits the ground
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Old August 5th, 2011, 03:13 AM   #2292
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Ah the Unreal Tournament labelling system.

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Old August 5th, 2011, 03:16 AM   #2293
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Wonderful tower but its very similar to the burj look at the base of each tower: three sided also the three sided design of the tower itself. i guess coming from the same architect that would happen. What I want to see is that massive spire actually have a floor space that is occupiable. At this point it looks like kingdom towers floors go somewhat higher than the burj and then just a GIGANTIC SPIRE slapped on gives it its the height.
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Fury, find something wrong or missing here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kingdom_Tower_(Jeddah)

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Old August 5th, 2011, 04:23 AM   #2295
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The design has actually grown on me. I'm in love with it now.
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Old August 5th, 2011, 05:09 AM   #2296
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Wonderful tower but its very similar to the burj look at the base of each tower: three sided also the three sided design of the tower itself. i guess coming from the same architect that would happen. What I want to see is that massive spire actually have a floor space that is occupiable. At this point it looks like kingdom towers floors go somewhat higher than the burj and then just a GIGANTIC SPIRE slapped on gives it its the height.
which "GIGANTIC SPIRE" are talking about?!!
do you call this little cute spire gigantic? (look at the spire which appears clearly in this render)



unless it's going to shoot up when the construction reaches this part, to reach 1?51m

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Old August 5th, 2011, 05:11 AM   #2297
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I love the design, but its so much like Wright's The Illinois. I still prefer BD's design not because its my username lol but because it looks way more unique. But I'm very excietd about the rising of a kilometer high tower. Hope it gets built sooon...
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Old August 5th, 2011, 05:14 AM   #2298
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by the way,,
can any one find this logo in the previous render

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Old August 5th, 2011, 05:28 AM   #2299
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if thats in fact the spire the building will have up to 210 floors i think. wow
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On its design, Adrian Smith stated in an official AS+GG press release:

"This tower symbolizes the Kingdom as an important global business and cultural leader, and demonstrates the strength and creative vision of its people. It represents new growth and high-performance technology fused into one powerful iconic form. " "With its slender, subtly asymmetrical massing, the tower evokes a bundle of leaves shooting up from the ground--a burst of new life that heralds more growth all around it."

I suppose "bundle of leaves" is a slight improvement over the Burj Khalifa's "stacks of Pringles cans" design. We already know that an elevator ride from the ground to the top takes about 12-minutes, but we didn't know that the entire structure would include 59 elevators with five of those being double-deck elevators. Anybody ever even rode a double-deck elevator? I haven't. The Kingdom Tower is still an impressive skyscraper to look at, but we'll reserve judgment for when we actually see it break ground and as its floors reach into the sky. Maybe we'll even see some crazy daredevils sit on the top of the Kingdom Tower like those dudes who did so on the Burj Khalifa.
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