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Old August 14th, 2011, 08:06 AM   #2421
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Finally the right design.Right architects.Right height.

OB deck will be ultra cool @ 610M
And probably the highest for some time.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Observation_deck

Nice
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Old August 14th, 2011, 11:31 PM   #2422
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$20 bln is the estimated value of the entire "Kingdom City" project. The tower itself costs far less. Also, in my previous post I mentioned that KHC are not funding the construction of the tower. They are merely providing the land. The only investors putting cash in are SBG. The rest of the financing will come from loans which the banks would be happy to make since they'd use the land bank as a security.
Makes sense to me.
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Old August 15th, 2011, 02:22 AM   #2423
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great design but not feeling the observation deck platfrom.
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Old August 15th, 2011, 02:45 AM   #2424
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Article about this tower on Bustler - http://www.bustler.net/index.php/art...lest_building/

Some images I've not seen before of it too... nice!
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Old August 15th, 2011, 06:53 AM   #2425
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Guys, this is the image I'm talking about that's gonna get deleted; see how mediocre it is? All I'm asking is for someone to take 5-10 minutes and make one of these (more up to date and without burj al mubarak) for kingdom tower and one (like this one; still without burj al mubarak) for mile-high tower. Thanks.

That is crazy! One Canada is a massive tower!
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Old August 15th, 2011, 09:45 AM   #2426
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insane..but it could be built. not impossible.
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Old August 15th, 2011, 09:50 AM   #2427
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insane..but it could be built. not impossible.
It could be built, it is just a matter of money and political will to do it
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Old August 15th, 2011, 01:07 PM   #2428
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time is being sooo slow I can't imagine how awesome would the start of construction be !!!
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Old August 15th, 2011, 01:52 PM   #2429
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So we have a date:

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the contract between SBG and Jeddah Economic Company says "that the works will start at the Saturday, the first of October 2011"
I hope it goes well
Sorry I didnt update this before but as you know I went back to London...but now Im back in Jeddah untill 15 of Sep
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Old August 15th, 2011, 03:35 PM   #2430
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i hope that's true. it would be great, i heard october and december both rumored before, so it actually might be true. awesome
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Old August 15th, 2011, 05:08 PM   #2431
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great design but not feeling the observation deck platfrom.
Tottaly agree

I think they should have done it more like Frank Loyd wanted to do it on the Illinois. By hawing a slow offset going all the way up to the sky park might hawe fitted kingdom tower nice also.

it does bring along alot of air drag problems but it might be possible to do.


here is a drawing by Frank Loyd of The Illinois. where u can clearly see the sky park sticking out and see how he wanted to do it.



I really hope Kingdom tower lifts off this time i can remember a very similar hype going on last year at the same time.

But then Adrian smith dident do interviews and such about it. And the conctract wasent officialy signed. So it will probably happen this time

just cant w8 to see the massive hole in the ground and fundament of the Kingdom tower
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Old August 15th, 2011, 07:58 PM   #2432
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Nice.. waiting for it to rise.
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Old August 15th, 2011, 08:09 PM   #2433
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Bloody hell...
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Old August 15th, 2011, 10:15 PM   #2434
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I like frank loyd's Illinois design. Instead of smooth to the top their is jagged shards or whatever you call it.
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Old August 16th, 2011, 10:12 AM   #2435
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October sounds good .
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Old August 16th, 2011, 01:15 PM   #2436
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OK you ! who is deleting my posts just send me a private message ,please ..

and tell me why you are deleting them just to know why and not to do it again
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Old August 16th, 2011, 01:33 PM   #2437
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Oops ,so Adrian smith was in there (at the right side )



and maybe Gordon Gill as will
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Old August 16th, 2011, 03:39 PM   #2438
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In the interview, Adrian Smith said that although Kingdom Tower more slender than BK, it is wider at the base; here is a pretty good shillouette of many talll buildings in a comparison diagram. Could someone add KT to this in accurate purportions, as the other buildings are, so that we can get an idea of how they really compare?


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Also, you might want to make BK black and KT red.
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Old August 16th, 2011, 03:55 PM   #2439
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how about we wait for someone making a SSP diagram for the real design x) although the height still stays a secret
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Old August 17th, 2011, 05:14 AM   #2440
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how about we wait for someone making a SSP diagram for the real design x) although the height still stays a secret
I haven't seen this on ssp yet. Where can I find it?
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