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Old January 5th, 2012, 12:29 AM   #3061
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Holy crap, Audi bought Saudi Arabia??
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Old January 5th, 2012, 12:32 AM   #3062
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Holy crap, Audi bought Saudi Arabia??
The parent company maybe
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Old January 5th, 2012, 12:59 AM   #3063
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When is construction going to begin and anyone have any pics of the site.
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Old January 5th, 2012, 01:08 AM   #3064
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Damn people gets more and more lazy these days
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Old January 5th, 2012, 01:36 AM   #3065
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Whe should buy a recreational vehicle to Imre so he can live next to the site and take all pictures we need
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Old January 5th, 2012, 02:45 AM   #3066
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Heavy machinery on the spot! This pic will inspire you all!

As I posted earlier the past year, this quick photoshop rendering of me gives you all an imprsssion of what Jeddah Kingdom Tower might look like if it were build here in Holland. The TV tower on the left is 147m tall, and with the Jeddah Kingdom Tower this drive would have been far from ordinairy...I hope you folks will all keep to be inspired, I guess this month will see the actual piling to start at the building site! Warmest greetings from Holland! Anthonie

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Old January 5th, 2012, 03:14 AM   #3067
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Perhaps we could all email the Prince to put up a live webcam at the construction site -- in the interest of garnering publicity for his project. I'm sure he can somehow scrape up the cash.
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Old January 5th, 2012, 03:31 AM   #3068
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I don't think I like this building.. it sort of looks like it was designed for nothing but pure height
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Old January 5th, 2012, 03:35 AM   #3069
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I don't think I like this building.. it sort of looks like it was designed for nothing but pure height
Lol sort of?
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Old January 5th, 2012, 03:44 AM   #3070
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Lol sort of?
Haha I mean not to point out the obvious or anything but it just doesn't have too much going for itself besides the height.
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Old January 5th, 2012, 08:36 AM   #3071
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come on, we need some pics to confirm :/
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Old January 5th, 2012, 10:04 AM   #3072
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when there will be more pictures?
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Old January 5th, 2012, 10:33 AM   #3073
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قال إن منحنى التعلم تم في إمارة دبي
الأمير الوليد: تكلفة "المملكة" أقل من برج "خليفة" بـ270 مليون دولار

قال رئيس مجلس إدارة شركة "المملكة القابضة" السعودية الأمير الوليد بن طلال إن معدّل تكلفة المتر المربع في برج المملكة سيكون أرخص منه في "برج خليفة" لتنخفض التكلفة الإجمالية بمبلغ 270 مليون دولار، لأنّ منحنى التعلّم تمّ في إمارة دبي المجاورة للسعودية. وهذا أمر مهمّ.

ولفت إلى أنه تمت دعوة 10 شركات لتقديم مناقصات خاصة بالمشروع، وفي مرحلة ثانية قلّصنا العدد إلى شركة واحدة هي «مجموعة بن لادن»، وبدأت الأعمال في الأول من يناير 2012. لا بدّ أيضاً من أن تعلم بأنّ المقاول أصبح كذلك شريكاً لنا في هذا المشروع، مشيراً إلى أن المبلغ المتّفق عليه هو 4.6 مليار ريال، وفقاً لصحيفة "الشرق" السعودية.

وقال إنّه ليس بالإمكان تطبيق قواعد برج شُيّد في آسيا مثلاً. كذلك فإنّ شركة "إعمار"، التي بنت برج خليفة، عملت معنا بصفة استشارية. كما أنّ واحداً من مصمّمَي برج خليفة، وهو غوردون جيل، هو مصمّم هذا البرج. إذاً فقد استفدنا من خبرتهم في دبي، حيث اعتمدنا كلّ الإيجابيات التي لديهم وأعدنا النظر في سلبيّات مشروعهم وبذلنا كل ما في وسعنا لنتفاداها.

وأوضح "من منظور استثماري برج خليفة بيع بالكامل، وحصل المطوّرون على أموالهم. إذاً المالكون الجدد هم من لم يتمكّنوا من إيجاد مستأجرين. كما أنّ أعمال الفندق هناك على أحسن ما يرام. إذاً المشكلة هي أنّ دبي تعرّضت لأزمة فائض خاصة بها، تضاف إليها الأزمة التي أصابت القطاعات المصرفية العالمية في العام 2008، كما يضاف إليها أيضاً مُضاعِف جديد للأزمة الاقتصادية التي تواجهها دول عديدة حول العالم كاليونان وإيطاليا وغيرها. كلّ تلك العوامل ألقت بثقلها على كاهل السوق العقارية في دبي. إذاً نعم، نحن ندرك مشكلاتهم، ولكنّ وضعنا مختلف، فجدّة تفتقر أساساً إلى العرض، وبالتالي لا خطر الآن من حصول فائض. ما نتوقّعه هو أن يلقى المشروع طلباً كبيرا من داخل السعودية، وعلى الصعيد الدولي".

وقال إن السعودية أشبه بحوتٍ ضخم وتضمّ 20 مليون نسمة، بالإضافة إلى 7 ملايين مغترب، أي أنّ مجموع مغتربينا يفوق عدد سكّان بقية منطقة الخليج. السعودية هي مركز القوة والثقل والعمق والمعرفة الاقتصادية.

وزاد "ننفّذ هذا المشروع لأنّ معدّل عائده الداخلي ممتاز، فنحن رجال أعمال في النهاية. ولكن على الصعيد المحلّي، مشروع كهذا في السعودية، في الوسط التجاري لثاني أكبر مدينة في البلاد، يقوده إلى جانب فرد من أفراد العائلة المالكة، ثلاثة أفراد من المجتمع المحلّي لجدّة، هو بكلّ تأكيد مشروع وطني. أما على الصعيد العالمي، فهو يؤمن للسعودية حضوراً بارزاً وجريئاً على الساحة الدولية".

وحول المساهمين في قناة العرب التي يعتزم الأمير الوليد إطلاقها قال "الآن أنا أتولّى الاستثمار في قناة «العرب» بمفردي. فهذا الاستثمار مدروس للغاية وينطوي على مخاطر، لذا فإني لن أدعو المستثمرين لمشاركتي الآن. سأقدم على هذا الاستثمار بمفردي، وعندما أثبّت أنّ المخاطر قابلة وتبلغ نسبة مقبولة، عندئذ يُحتمل أن أدعو الآخرين للانضمام إليّ. وفي هذا الإطار، فإنّ محطة بلومبيرغ التي ستدعم قناة العرب لها الخيار في أن تتملّك مستقبلاً حصة بنسبة تراوح ما بين 5 و10 %، وقد وضعت حدّاً أقصى للاستثمار في القناة".

ولفت إلى أنه يتم العمل على أن يكون 12/12/12، "ولكننا لسنا متمسّكين كثيراً بهذا التاريخ. مع أنّه رقم جميل، أليس كذلك؟ تماماً مثل رقم 1000متر".
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The learning curve was in the Emirate of Dubai
Prince Alwaleed: the cost of "The Kingdom" less than Tower "successor" with $ 270 million

Chairman of the Board of Directors of the "Kingdom Holding" Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, the average cost per square meter in the Kingdom Tower will be cheaper than in the "Burj Dubai" to lower the total cost of $ 270 million, because the learning curve was in the neighboring emirate of Dubai to Saudi Arabia. This is important.

He noted that 10 companies were invited to submit tenders for the project, and in the second stage we have reduced the number to one company is «Bin Laden Group», began business in the first of January 2012. Must also be aware that the contractor has also become our partner in this project, pointing out that the agreed amount is 4.6 billion riyals, according to the newspaper, "The Middle" Saudi Arabia.

It was not possible to apply the rules of tower built in Asia, for example. Also, the company "Emaar" that girl Burj Khalifa, has worked with us in an advisory capacity. Also, one of the designers of Burj Dubai, which is Gordon Gill, is the designer of the tower. If you have benefited from their experience in Dubai, where we have adopted all the positives that they have and a rethinking of the negative aspects of their project and have done everything in our power to avoid it.

He explained, "from the perspective of an investment Burj sold out, and got developers on their money. If the new owners are not able to find tenants. The work of the hotel there are very good. If the problem is that Dubai was the crisis of the surplus of their own, add to the crisis that hit sectors of the global banking in 2008, and added it is also a multiple of a new economic crisis faced by many countries around the world such as Greece, Italy and others. all these factors weighed heavily on the shoulders of the real estate market in Dubai. If yes, we are aware of their problems, but our situation is different, his grandfather lacked a basis to offer, and therefore no danger now of a surplus. What we expect is to deliver a project of great demand in Saudi Arabia, and at the international level. "

He said that Saudi Arabia is like a huge and searches of 20 million people, in addition to 7 million expatriates, ie that the total Mgtrbina than the rest of the population of the Gulf region. Saudi Arabia is the center of power, weight and depth of knowledge and economic development.

He added, "we implement this project because the rate of return procedure is excellent, we are businessmen in the end. But at the local level, such a project in Saudi Arabia, in the commercial center for the second-largest city in the country, led to the individual members of the royal family, three members of the community to the grandmother, is certainly a national project. At the global level, he believes Saudi Arabia prominent and bold presence in the international arena. "

And about the contributors to the Arabian Canal, which intends to Prince Alwaleed launched "Now I assume the investment in the channel« Arabs »on my own. This investment thoughtful and extremely risky, so I will not invite investors to join me now. I will make on this investment alone, and when shown that the risks are The ratio is acceptable, then likely to invite others to join. In this context, the station, Bloomberg, which will support channel Arabs have the option to own the future stake of up ranged between 5 and 10%, has set a ceiling for investment in the channel. "

He pointed out that it is work to be 12/12/12, "but we do not adhere to much of this history. With that beautiful figure, is not it? Just like the number 1000 meters."

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Old January 5th, 2012, 11:11 AM   #3074
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so does any of that confirm that it has started ?
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Old January 5th, 2012, 11:15 AM   #3075
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it says that the work on the site has started at the beginning of 2012. So it's in prep phase for definite, no?
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Old January 5th, 2012, 11:19 AM   #3076
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ولفت إلى أنه يتم العمل على أن يكون 12/12/12، "ولكننا لسنا متمسّكين كثيراً بهذا التاريخ. مع أنّه رقم جميل، أليس كذلك؟ تماماً مثل رقم 1000متر".
And what does that sentence mean (especially that date)? The google translation doesn't make any sense

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Reading that alone it makes no sense but with the previous paragraph. I think they meant to say that the prince is going to open his new channel "The Arabs" on the 12/12/12 but they're not that keen to open it on that date though they are aiming to open it on that date b/c it's a nice set of numbers just like 1000m yeah whatever nothing worth mentioning.
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Old January 5th, 2012, 12:49 PM   #3078
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Really very great news and thank you dear

The first of January of 2012 :
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12/12/12 :
Opening date of the news channel
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What needs to happen for this thread to get moved to the other section? Anyone know?

I mean as far as definite construction of Kingdom Tower is concerned?
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Old January 5th, 2012, 01:40 PM   #3080
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What needs to happen for this thread to get moved to the other section? Anyone know?

I mean as far as definite construction of Kingdom Tower is concerned?
the ony thing we need is good quality photos of the site so we have visual proof of what exactly has started. be patient, i'm sure the title will be changed soon to either prep or U/C
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