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Old January 1st, 2012, 06:49 PM   #3001
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Preperations started on Nakheel Tower also, but with this tower i've a better feeling .
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Old January 1st, 2012, 07:26 PM   #3002
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Btw I think some of this machines may be pilling rigs in which case we could move it to U/C already. But we need more detailed pics to determine if those are really pilling rigs and not for example slurry walls equipment.

Isn't piling preparations? I thought foundation rebars were the first thing to be considered U/C.
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Old January 1st, 2012, 07:27 PM   #3003
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Preperations started on Nakheel Tower also, but with this tower i've a better feeling .
What do you mean preparations for Nakheel Tower? Has that not been cancelled a long time ago? Last pictures from the site (by Imre) indicated zero movement on that site.
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Old January 1st, 2012, 07:38 PM   #3004
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Amazing news. I never thought there would be anything this day, i thought they would slowly start like at the end of january or maybe even febuary if at all. was hoping for some news maybe when the new date will be, but never expected such good news, amazing

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What do you mean preparations for Nakheel Tower? Has that not been cancelled a long time ago? Last pictures from the site (by Imre) indicated zero movement on that site.
he meant that in the past the project started and wasnt cancelled before it started, but then went downhill from there, but for this project he thinks it won't end like that
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Old January 1st, 2012, 07:45 PM   #3005
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Great news! Btw does somone else have problems accessing the CTBUH homepage? Apparently it has been hacked or something... I always get redirected to a site named "Paseroper.in".
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Old January 1st, 2012, 07:50 PM   #3006
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Great news! Btw does somone else have problems accessing the CTBUH homepage? Apparently it has been hacked or something... I always get redirected to a site named "Paseroper.in".
yeah same here, saw it this morning and was quite annoyed
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Old January 1st, 2012, 07:51 PM   #3007
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Btw I think some of this machines may be pilling rigs in which case we could move it to U/C already. But we need more detailed pics to determine if those are really pilling rigs and not for example slurry walls equipment.
Those do look more like hydraulic augers than trench cutters. I think I can see a white Kelly bar which indicates a piling rig. That said, let's wait for better pics. The foundations for a building of this scale will need a lot more equipment.

Awesome news anyways, BK watch out!
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Old January 1st, 2012, 07:52 PM   #3008
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What do you mean preparations for Nakheel Tower? Has that not been cancelled a long time ago? Last pictures from the site (by Imre) indicated zero movement on that site.
Sure, it's cancelled. But they did site preperations already and some soil testing i believe. It was cancelled before they fully started.
And i don't think the same thing will happen to this project .
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Old January 1st, 2012, 07:58 PM   #3009
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Ok. I got ya. For a second I thought we were going to observe the construction race between the 1km behemoths!
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Old January 1st, 2012, 08:19 PM   #3010
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Ok. I got ya. For a second I thought we were going to observe the construction race between the 1km behemoths!
haha i wish
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Old January 1st, 2012, 08:58 PM   #3011
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the architect said : it will start in Jan. So, it must be started or will start very soon after seeing these pics ..

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Old January 1st, 2012, 09:12 PM   #3012
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Hi all.

Happy New Year all.
Great start to the year.
Some more shots that will help determine where this action is in relation to the actual KT site would be good.

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Isn't piling preparations? I thought foundation rebars were the first thing to be considered U/C.
Hi krk.
There are differing opinions on that.
The forum interpretation is just one of them.
IMHO anything beyond the planning phase is the beginning of the construction phase. This starts with surveying, before any dirt (sand) is moved.

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Sure, it's cancelled. But they did site preperations already and some soil testing i believe. It was cancelled before they fully started.
And i don't think the same thing will happen to this project .
Hi ZZ.
Many of the barretts for the foundation were (are) completed on the NT project. A shame work has stopped.
I agree, the financial situation for this project is much more promising.


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Old January 1st, 2012, 09:13 PM   #3013
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To everyone ..

HAPPY NEW YEAR + HAPPY NEW HEAR = HAPPY YEAR HERE

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Old January 1st, 2012, 09:28 PM   #3014
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Hi all.

Happy New Year all.
Great start to the year.
Some more shots that will help determine where this action is in relation to the actual KT site would be good.
Happy new year ray! i have to agree that this start is probably one of the best news we could have imagined on this forum. What we have to hope now is that everything works as planned and there wont be problems so big that construction has to be stopped like it happened before to this project with the soil testing. But i'm sure with this being the first step we will hear lots more surrounding this project in the next weeks.

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Hi krk.
There are differing opinions on that.
The forum interpretation is just one of them.
IMHO anything beyond the planning phase is the beginning of the construction phase. This starts with surveying, before any dirt (sand) is moved.
i am pretty happy with the way the forum handles the inbetween time as "preparation" and then at some point it becomes U/C

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Many of the barretts for the foundation were (are) completed on the NT project. A shame work has stopped.
I agree, the financial situation for this project is much more promising.


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the financial situation on NT was too bad either at the first glance, before the whole dubai bubble bursted. But yes right now the situation looks quite good, although we cant be sure about anything, this monster projects always have to face problems we havnt thought of before.

and cheers, Ray!
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Old January 1st, 2012, 09:49 PM   #3015
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Please change it to U/C .. the works are started .. this is from the website of the KT and naif's pics are in there .. not official but it must be the real start

http://www.kingdomtowerskyscraper.co...in-Jeddah.html
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Old January 1st, 2012, 11:11 PM   #3016
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Please change it to U/C .. the works are started .. this is from the website of the KT and naif's pics are in there .. not official but it must be the real start

http://www.kingdomtowerskyscraper.co...in-Jeddah.html
Hi fayzoon,

That post is mine as I created the site in order to have a better structured information hub about the development of the Kingdom Tower. So don't take it as official.

I tried to get in contact to get an interview from someone at the KT but without success yet.
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Old January 1st, 2012, 11:34 PM   #3017
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At least we can change the title to PREP now
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Old January 1st, 2012, 11:45 PM   #3018
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At least we can change the title to PREP now
yeah
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Old January 2nd, 2012, 12:41 AM   #3019
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From what I understand about the forum rules what we see now is still prep, not u/c yet
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Old January 2nd, 2012, 12:48 AM   #3020
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From what I understand about the forum rules what we see now is still prep, not u/c yet
yes but few days ago it was still desert. So it is finally prep
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