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Old January 21st, 2012, 12:03 AM   #3241
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Naif Saudi, thank you for keeping us posted!
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Old January 21st, 2012, 01:59 AM   #3242
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These two posts are worth re-posting it seems:
We will see it in 2016...
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Old January 23rd, 2012, 12:30 AM   #3243
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When will be foto. Last it was on 155 page
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Old January 23rd, 2012, 01:12 AM   #3244
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Is financing secured...? It definitely is a gorgeous/stunning project, but given the economic climate, I find it hard to beleive that such a gigantic tower is gonna happen...time will tell.
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Old January 23rd, 2012, 01:47 PM   #3245
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I wouldn't worry about money on this one (which is good)
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Old January 23rd, 2012, 02:33 PM   #3246
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Is financing secured...? It definitely is a gorgeous/stunning project, but given the economic climate, I find it hard to beleive that such a gigantic tower is gonna happen...time will tell.
There's no such thing as a financial crisis in Saudi Arabia.
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Old January 23rd, 2012, 06:34 PM   #3247
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Old January 23rd, 2012, 11:08 PM   #3248
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Interesting project.
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Old January 24th, 2012, 06:28 PM   #3249
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There's no such thing as a financial crisis in Saudi Arabia.
Try telling that to Nakheel
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Old January 24th, 2012, 06:32 PM   #3250
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I went today to the tower site Unfortunately No entry and imaging , it is clear that in the very discreetly , I spoke with the security guard at the gate of the project , He said they are working on the underground rail columns and also i see a number of foreign engineers as they entered the land of the project and I saw some cars carrying equipment and workers

I'm sorry if the translation is accurate
Dear Naif, thanks for great info! At least there is some activity on the site right now, hopefully the big groundbreaking starts soon! Your translation is perfect, thanks! Anthonie (Netherlands)
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Old January 25th, 2012, 03:13 AM   #3251
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Hey guys. Anyone able to help me here or give me advice. I'm a Carpenter from Canada with experience in formwork, I'm looking to go oversees. And I see this project as a major experience and learning curve in this industry, I really really would love to help do formwork on this project, I would work major hours too. Can any one help me find a job there??????
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Old January 27th, 2012, 04:30 PM   #3252
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Old January 27th, 2012, 04:33 PM   #3253
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thats actually a bad sign, that would make the idea of a small spire invalid
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Old January 27th, 2012, 04:46 PM   #3254
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its not the floor plan.. this is to show the express transportation system (express elevator) plus the the core shape..
any way, I think that the last inhabitable floor wont be above 750-800, after that we have the alternative energy generators and for some other mechanical needs and then the spire??!!!
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Old January 27th, 2012, 05:02 PM   #3255
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its not the floor plan.. this is to show the express transportation system (express elevator) plus the the core shape..
any way, I think that the last inhabitable floor wont be above 750-800, after that we have the alternative energy generators and for some other mechanical needs and then the spire??!!!
yes i think so too. considering burj khalifa is quite similar in design and it shares the same architects, so i think inside it may also be similar.
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Old January 27th, 2012, 06:07 PM   #3256
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Old January 27th, 2012, 06:50 PM   #3257
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thats actually a bad sign, that would make the idea of a small spire invalid
This tower is one big spire.
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Old January 27th, 2012, 07:02 PM   #3258
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It might as well be indicating the separation between concrete and steel

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its not the floor plan.. this is to show the express transportation system (express elevator) plus the the core shape..
any way, I think that the last inhabitable floor wont be above 750-800, after that we have the alternative energy generators and for some other mechanical needs and then the spire??!!!
Dear Rody, thanks for adding the info! As I look at your image it comes to my mind this drawing might be the part of the tower that's concrete and the part that's steel. Constructing this high makes the use of steel on the top needed. Burj Khalifa comprises of ± 600m concrete, and the remaining part 218 meter of steel. Steel is lighter, stiffer than concrete, and resists bending stresses, so it makes sense the top of Jeddah Kingdom Tower is constructed in a similar way. I agree the highest floors are maybe between 750 and 850 meters. The Tower is a stunning masterpiece of architecture!
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Old January 27th, 2012, 10:22 PM   #3259
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its not the floor plan.. this is to show the express transportation system (express elevator) plus the the core shape..
any way, I think that the last inhabitable floor wont be above 750-800, after that we have the alternative energy generators and for some other mechanical needs and then the spire??!!!
Good one, Rody. The KT uses the 'sky lobby' concept that is the most efficient for supertalls. It also allows for the vertical zoning of tall buildings allowing vertically stacked mixed use. Do we have a use mix diagram for the KT?
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Old January 28th, 2012, 12:08 AM   #3260
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Dear Rody, thanks for adding the info! As I look at your image it comes to my mind this drawing might be the part of the tower that's concrete and the part that's steel. Constructing this high makes the use of steel on the top needed. Burj Khalifa comprises of ± 600m concrete, and the remaining part 218 meter of steel. Steel is lighter, stiffer than concrete, and resists bending stresses, so it makes sense the top of Jeddah Kingdom Tower is constructed in a similar way. I agree the highest floors are maybe between 750 and 850 meters. The Tower is a stunning masterpiece of architecture!
It is a masterpiece of ENGINEERING, not architecture. There are no arquitects calculating the structure.
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