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Old October 8th, 2011, 12:28 PM   #2601
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wow.. I can't imagine how tallest this tower soon
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Old October 8th, 2011, 01:16 PM   #2602
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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
I 1000% agree with you. A single gigantic building surrounded only by shorter buildings is the best skyline possible
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Old October 8th, 2011, 03:52 PM   #2603
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Agreed as well
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Old October 10th, 2011, 07:04 PM   #2604
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Thanks everyone for updating on Jeddah Kingdom Tower!

A lot of thanks to everyone to keep us up to date about the Kingdom Tower. I think the economic woes and economic mismanagement here in Europe is causing all the uncertainty wich is not good for the great Tower.

Let's hope stock-markets calm down, the double dip recession prevented and best of all: a beginning of the construction of Jeddah Kingdom Tower. Hope for the best!!
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Old October 10th, 2011, 11:40 PM   #2605
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Has anyone heard of Frank Lloyd Wright's mile high tower he proposed back in the 50's? It never got built, and I think the Kingdom Tower may have a similar outcome.
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Old October 11th, 2011, 01:20 AM   #2606
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But was The Illinois over seriously proposed? I always thought it was just a vision. Either way, that thing is a good bit taller then Kingdom Tower and was proposed in a time when the technology to build it wasn't as good or ready as it is now.

I don't really like this tower and the sheer absurdity of it's height, but I do think it is a very real possibility.
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Old October 11th, 2011, 05:43 AM   #2607
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But was The Illinois over seriously proposed? I always thought it was just a vision. Either way, that thing is a good bit taller then Kingdom Tower and was proposed in a time when the technology to build it wasn't as good or ready as it is now.

I don't really like this tower and the sheer absurdity of it's height, but I do think it is a very real possibility.
The Illinois was 100% designed, from every exterior detail to every interior detail. I think it was the technological barrier that kept it from being built. Its still the tallest building to ever be fully designed
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Old October 11th, 2011, 08:51 AM   #2608
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Let's hope this one doesn't receive the same fate!
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Old October 11th, 2011, 09:34 AM   #2609
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Re: Observation Deck....one disadvantage though, it does have a 360 degree view
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Old October 11th, 2011, 09:51 AM   #2610
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Let's hope this one doesn't receive the same fate!
Well we know that it can be built, so it is already passed that barrier
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Old October 11th, 2011, 03:54 PM   #2611
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I'm usually a pesimist but I still think this could be built because it isn't that much more ambitious than Burj Khalifa was
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Old October 12th, 2011, 01:15 AM   #2612
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let's wait a little bit more and see
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Old October 12th, 2011, 03:56 AM   #2613
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The Illinois was 100% designed, from every exterior detail to every interior detail. I think it was the technological barrier that kept it from being built. Its still the tallest building to ever be fully designed
Hi Ford.

That's news to me. All I've been able to find over the years are some elevation drawings and the odd floorplan besides the exterior drawings that everyone has seen. I saved every one I could find, of course.

I do agree it was more than a vision, but I have never seen anything even hinting that the design process had encompassed every exterior and interior detail.

I'm not trying to call you out Ford, I would welcome a source to more drawings and info, though. I have been interested in the Illinois for decades now.

Hi Fay.
Good to hear you've aquired some patience since some of your first posts in this thread.


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Old October 12th, 2011, 04:37 AM   #2614
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Hi Ford.

That's news to me. All I've been able to find over the years are some elevation drawings and the odd floorplan besides the exterior drawings that everyone has seen. I saved every one I could find, of course.

I do agree it was more than a vision, but I have never seen anything even hinting that the design process had encompassed every exterior and interior detail.

I'm not trying to call you out Ford, I would welcome a source to more drawings and info, though. I have been interested in the Illinois for decades now.

Hi Fay.
Good to hear you've aquired some patience since some of your first posts in this thread.


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Gosh it could take forever to find the source I got it from. I read it years and years ago and I somehow remember it. I definitely could be wrong, but Im pretty sure thats what I read. I think it may have been in a book I saw at a bookstore
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Old October 13th, 2011, 03:17 AM   #2615
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Hi all.

Hi Ford.

That's cool.
We can only hope after the BK at a half mile, and this project is built, we will see a mile high in our lifetime.


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Old October 13th, 2011, 04:46 PM   #2616
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a mile is for sure 4 kilometers like x-seed tower is my ambition !!!
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Old October 13th, 2011, 05:16 PM   #2617
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i dont see the need for a mile high skyscraper in any city, but can imagine that the future of skyscrapers may be a mixture of skyscraper and observation tower, maybe offices up to ~600m and above that a very long spire with observation deck, communication stuff etc. it just seems to be more useful and actually we see this kinda things already. a lot of the tallest buildings, except maybe Shanghai Tower and a few others, the spire does take a lot of space in the top part. if this concept is becoming more and more current we should think about a third group beside skyscraper and tower at one point.
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Old October 17th, 2011, 07:02 AM   #2618
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FYI, the current design height is 1007m.
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