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Old December 14th, 2007, 03:46 AM   #221
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I don't get this...

For those who don't know, Jeddah is a city in Saudi Arabia with population ~3 million.

I think this is a picture of it? Right?



Even if that is the edge of the city, which it probably is, it's safe to say the city won't be crowded or looking for land to expand anytime soon.

Wouldn't you put a big building, designed (and heavily invested in) to overcome land shortage, in some place more crowded and with less available land? just a thought.
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Old December 14th, 2007, 04:17 AM   #222
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Even if that is the edge of the city, which it probably is, it's safe to say the city won't be crowded or looking for land to expand anytime soon.

Wouldn't you put a big building, designed (and heavily invested in) to overcome land shortage, in some place more crowded and with less available land? just a thought.
Thats exactly it. This is the problem i notice with a lot of the middle-eastern cities. They want to gain some serious recognition, so they build a bunch of ridiculously tall and large buildings, when it turns out that there is little demand for them to begin with (no matter what they tell you). This is why a lot of the housing market in Dubai is essentially turning into a stock market. People buy the housing units to sell them later, with no intention on living in them.
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Old December 14th, 2007, 01:14 PM   #223
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Well I wouldn't say that it is a problem of all middle-eastern cities as zdaddy233 said but of course I have the same opinion as you two. But in fact Dubai is something different. Maktoum had made Dubai to a brand in the world. If you talk about much money, skyscrapers etc you will talk about Dubai. The difference and problem which I see for Jeddah is that the city is nothing like Dubai. Dubai will be especially a city with a lot of foreign rich people. What will be Jeddah? Also the political system in Saudi Arabia is tougher than in UAE to get to Arabia is what I've read and heard also pretty difficult. I mean the bureaucracy stuff, not how to get there!

The only oppurtunity I see is that they will try to make this place interessting for their own people. 40% of the people there are under 15 years old (wikipedia). Otherwise they will try to get foreigners there. Thats what I only think about as they don't will/want change their political system.

But I also want to say something about the building. It is great that something like this is planned, it would be a new step in the architecture. But the design looks a bit weird for me. Not ugly but you just can't describe it.
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Old December 14th, 2007, 07:42 PM   #224
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I can not believe it, 1609 meters ... It is very high to be true ... It is simply incredible.
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Old December 15th, 2007, 12:23 AM   #225
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I don't even want this tower built because it will take forever to construct.
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Old December 15th, 2007, 12:56 AM   #226
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not forever but probably between 10 and 15 years
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Old December 15th, 2007, 01:09 AM   #227
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How long is the Burj being built? The Jeddah would probably take 2x longer.
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Old December 15th, 2007, 06:08 PM   #228
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they started in february 2004 with the burj dubai and will be finished probably june 2009 or later. so we've 5-6 years. you've to calculate with more than 12 years i think
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Old December 15th, 2007, 07:06 PM   #229
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This will never be built. This is just one way of getting world's attention. That height is ridiculous! I don't think I would even like to live 1590 meters above the ground level.
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Old December 15th, 2007, 07:54 PM   #230
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world full with ridiculous stuffs, i hope it will get built.
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Old December 15th, 2007, 08:08 PM   #231
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It is only cost effective to build up to a certain height and after that height, which is say 1000 or slightly higher, the building becomes inefficient and a waste of money. Assuming someone did build this tower, it would be a massive waste of money over its lifespan. It will not be built unless the financiers do not care about making money off of it.
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Old December 15th, 2007, 08:16 PM   #232
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if they have the money they will build it.
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Old December 15th, 2007, 08:17 PM   #233
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yeah the money everybody in the gulf has enough money lol
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Old December 15th, 2007, 08:28 PM   #234
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i still believe that tower will be build. just remember how many people didn't believe that the BD will ever be build
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Old December 15th, 2007, 08:33 PM   #235
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If construction takes more than 12 years (which I definately think) a company must not only have enough money but also be very very strong (think of increasing material costs, changing wishes due to the environment etc.) and be extremely sure of the success of it so.... Once they will build it
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Old December 15th, 2007, 08:40 PM   #236
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It is possible I could be wrong, but people with money tend to use it to make more money, not to throw it away. If the tower will be profitable, it will be built. If it will not, and I seriously doubt with its height that this is possible, only those willing to throw money away to make a statement (which is possible) will pay for it.
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Old December 15th, 2007, 08:41 PM   #237
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They better build those skyscrapers fast, because their oil reserves will soon be empty.
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Old December 15th, 2007, 11:29 PM   #238
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They better build those skyscrapers fast, because their oil reserves will soon be empty.
No offense... This statement always makes me laugh.. People that always like to say "their oil reserves will soon be empty" must be living in a cave and wont be effected for shortage of oil.

If gulf run out of oil; the west/Europe will get phucked.

Enjoy winter time.
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Old December 15th, 2007, 11:37 PM   #239
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Why not?
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Old December 15th, 2007, 11:51 PM   #240
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I don't get this...

For those who don't know, Jeddah is a city in Saudi Arabia with population ~3 million.

I think this is a picture of it? Right?



Even if that is the edge of the city, which it probably is, it's safe to say the city won't be crowded or looking for land to expand anytime soon.

Wouldn't you put a big building, designed (and heavily invested in) to overcome land shortage, in some place more crowded and with less available land? just a thought.
I've been to Jeddah but I dont know the areas by name, but this is the main city:



Top of the picture is the Airport, bottom is the Seaport, dont know what that area is thats highlighted in your post.
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