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Old October 4th, 2011, 05:32 AM   #2581
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you can check other one is regional thread and this one is international
I realize that but if they were combined all of the information for the project would be in one place which would make it much easier to follow. Burj Dubai only had one thread for that very reason!
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Old October 5th, 2011, 03:20 AM   #2582
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Hi all.

Hi Msradell.

The BK has always had 2 threads and still does.


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Old October 5th, 2011, 06:22 PM   #2583
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How come they can't even get the 388m Diamond Tower or the 350/301m Lamar Towers built, but propose a building three times as tall?
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Old October 5th, 2011, 07:17 PM   #2584
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Old October 5th, 2011, 07:49 PM   #2585
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How come they can't even get the 388m Diamond Tower or the 350/301m Lamar Towers built, but propose a building three times as tall?
Umm, different investors? Different companies? Who's "they" anyways?

Also - Lamar Towers are already under construction.
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Old October 5th, 2011, 07:51 PM   #2586
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Yeah, "under construction", constructing one whopping floor every couple of months. The construction speed they put on display equals nothing getting built.

The bottom line is that Jeddah obviously isn't a place where supertalls get built. They get proposed, maybe even started for a few floors, but ultimately end up being forgotten. There's a pattern here.

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Old October 5th, 2011, 10:30 PM   #2587
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the location is different though, the towers you meant are planned in the city center as stand alone projects. kingdom tower is on the edge of the city and developping a whole city. but for the heck of it a tower like this has high chances to die or dry out in any city. i guess its just waiting and seeing what happens i wouldn't put my hand in the fire for either "its getting built" or "no chance" at this moment
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Old October 5th, 2011, 10:34 PM   #2588
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I'm mostly just disappointed that those other projects seem to be on hold indefinitely. It makes me think that Jeddah just isn't a very attractive business location, at least for businesses willing to lease supertalls.
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Old October 5th, 2011, 10:41 PM   #2589
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I'm mostly just disappointed that those other projects seem to be on hold indefinitely. It makes me think that Jeddah just isn't a very attractive business location, at least for businesses willing to lease supertalls.
yeah thats true and building Kingdom city with several supertalls in this project while Jeddahs current tallest building (beside the supertall fountain ) is under 200m seems kind of wrong in many ways. but i try to optimistic, because of the articles we have read seem quite optimistic about the project. it's just hoping right now
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Old October 5th, 2011, 11:33 PM   #2590
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+1 (to both your posts)

And what's wrong with Jeddah's supertall fountain?
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Old October 6th, 2011, 05:05 AM   #2591
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Progress on Lamar is decent when you think it only really got started this year.
Diamond tower is not a "landmark project" by any means.

But the main point is correct. Jeddah isn't well suited for supertall developments. The current lot of luxury residential developments on the corniche will saturate the market as it is. The class A office market is small and caters to clients who mainly require small office space. To put things in perspective, the Headquarters project is currently the largest office development, and it's GLA is only 75,000 square meters.
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Old October 6th, 2011, 10:17 AM   #2592
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Woow. its so great. can taouch the sky and cloud..
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Old October 6th, 2011, 12:59 PM   #2593
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the builder is Binladen group who have built Abraj Al-bait (the biggest complex in the world) in 4 years .So, don't worry about lamar or any thing else ..
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Old October 6th, 2011, 02:38 PM   #2594
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That's true. Considering it's gigantic size Abby was built really quickly
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Old October 6th, 2011, 03:06 PM   #2595
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Whats up with this whole name changing/shortening thing? Use their proper names!
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Old October 6th, 2011, 06:01 PM   #2596
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C'mon pal, it's just an innocent joke, no shortening, just a joke
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Abby is nice though. I actually like it!
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Old October 6th, 2011, 10:39 PM   #2598
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+1 (to both your posts)

And what's wrong with Jeddah's supertall fountain?
well its cool, but i mean its not made of concrete and cranes so it wasn't that hard of a deal to begin with :p

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the builder is Binladen group who have built Abraj Al-bait (the biggest complex in the world) in 4 years .So, don't worry about lamar or any thing else ..
true. but there are two things you have to consider.
1. the demand for that hotel was there in Mecca. It's a hotel for a city that has millions of tourists, so it made sense to built it.
2. The speed was damn amazing, but it was only possible because its a wide project, on a project like this you can start building on several places at ones, but you cant start building on a higher place, so building up is harder than building side by side. And not to think about the totally different problems of different heights.

But that are just my two cents and don't get the wrong idea, I love the building in Mecca, damn it's one of the most amazing projects i have seen going up lately on here, but i just think its a bit harder to compare
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Old October 8th, 2011, 06:19 AM   #2599
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I think it would be much nicer if it was a 500m building surrounded by 300m buildings and shorter. This will look so out of place, but it looks nice.
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no it's the opposite , look at burj khalifa downtown .. burj khalifa is the only supertall in the area which makes it look unique like a father with his sons .. and the same here
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