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Old February 5th, 2012, 12:31 AM   #3281
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Nope, buildings in preparation are still located in the proposed section
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Old February 5th, 2012, 12:44 AM   #3282
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I somehow dont like the shape of it. It could have been something like WFC in Shanghai.
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Old February 7th, 2012, 03:14 PM   #3283
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we still don't know what's going on in the site of the project !!! ........ something should appear soon ..
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Old February 7th, 2012, 07:34 PM   #3284
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So whats the latest news??
any pics??
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Old February 7th, 2012, 08:20 PM   #3285
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we should send a SKYSCRAPERCITY Satellite into the cosmic for this one
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Old February 8th, 2012, 12:49 AM   #3286
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Adrian smith said : it WILL start in Jan. and now we are in Feb. So, it must be U/C by now ,isn't it ?
Dear Fayzoon, I agree on this one. Building projects are always delayed and never completed in time. But... if in april,may still no huge construction work is going on there might be some worry.. by the way, before piling starts I believe the whole foundation has to be dugged out, only then the boreholes can be drilled and filled with rebar reinforced concrete. So my ""hunch"" is the great start of everything will be a massive excavation operation and the use of huge cofferdams because the soil is of such poor quality. This poses extra problems, extra delays, but no doubt the project will go on, the wonder will rise up towards the sky! Anthonie (Lelystad Netherlands)
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Old February 8th, 2012, 10:22 PM   #3287
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This Rody guy He just vaguely mentioned in his post in saudi section the tower will be taller than we thought for some time now. Believe me, it wasn't easy to get it from him but he eventually gave me vague hint that the express elevator on the diagram he posted lately goes up to more than 550m. Taking that information and the fact that this elevator goes to the half of the towers total height we can easily calculate the tower may be even above 1100 meters mark
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Old February 8th, 2012, 11:06 PM   #3288
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^If so, I hope for it to be 1111m. That number seems quite magical
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Old February 11th, 2012, 04:55 PM   #3289
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Hi there. While I couldn't wait for the next news I started to lurking around and here's set of pics and infos I found.

Most importantly I found pics And apparently preparations for the project last longer that we thought, since first pics are two months old allready. The construction/preparations are divided into stages and one of the forumers on aqarcity where I found pics explained it, but unfortunately he did it in Arabic and not everything is so crystal clear as we would want it to be. I really would appreciate if anybody with proper language skill would translate what he said properly. Here's his post from yesterday:



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I'm especially courious of that "hemical treatment of the soil" thing...
Anyways from the information we got and pics which clearly shows pilling works I would say this should go straight to the U/C.

Oh, and the pics, enjoy
all images are curtesy of Azam, user of the aqarcity forum. They were taken on various days of november.

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OK, some extra pics !!!

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January 1

Happy New Year to everyone




I went today to the project site


Congratulations to start work


I have seen a number of equipment and the number of employment...






Equipment from a remote



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Old February 11th, 2012, 05:12 PM   #3290
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some more recent photos would be amazing
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Old February 11th, 2012, 05:51 PM   #3291
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simply awesome pics !!
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Old February 11th, 2012, 11:00 PM   #3292
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Am just waiting for any more ..
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Old February 11th, 2012, 11:56 PM   #3293
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Am just waiting for any more ..
fayzoon, you should totally get in your car and drive the 1400km just to take some photos for us all

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Old February 12th, 2012, 12:25 AM   #3294
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When it will be finished?
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Old February 12th, 2012, 12:36 AM   #3295
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euhm, why are they building a 1000+m tower in the middle of nowhere or am i seeing that wrong, amazing though they take it up to such hights, middle east for the extremes
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Old February 12th, 2012, 12:53 AM   #3296
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euhm, why are they building a 1000+m tower in the middle of nowhere or am i seeing that wrong, amazing though they take it up to such hights, middle east for the extremes
from urban population and metro population jeddah can be compared to Berlin. So Jeddah is quite a big city, it has more inhabitants than dubai. a building of this site is needed nowhere, yet can it bring publicity and also brings demand with it. The reason buildings like this are built in cities like jeddah and dubai is that the investors hope that such a building will also sell itself due to the surrounding area. This is not one building, yes has several smaller projects next to it which all will sell in higher prices because prestige projects like this get the prices up, this would not be possible in new york, where the prices are already high and it wouldnt really increase the demand. Also these cities do have a much lower cost in building. Think about it, Burj Khalifa costs half as much as 1WTC did. When you consider all these things, it finally makes a bit more sense, yet its still crazy and out of mind, but it starts sounding possible
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Old February 12th, 2012, 06:54 AM   #3297
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this tower is only bigger than burj khalifa because the top point is extended, from the pics I see their is no livable area beyong 800-810 meters.
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Old February 12th, 2012, 07:17 AM   #3298
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And you think that there is liveable space in BK's spire? The highest liveable floor in BK is around 620m........so this IS a lot taller in any term......
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Old February 12th, 2012, 07:45 AM   #3299
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That building is sick :O Over one kilometer... terrific!!
just when I thought I had seen everything
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Old February 12th, 2012, 04:24 PM   #3300
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More pics and other material...

Construction of piles and barrettes for the Kingdom Tower.

We have just won our first contract in Saudi Arabia. It concerns a preliminary trial involving two piles and two barrettes, at depths of 45 and 75 m, for the Kingdom Tower in Jeddah (this tower will be taller than the tallest building in the world: The Burj Khalifa Tower in Dubai).

These piles and barrettes have been fitted with Osterberg cells that are already being used on the test barrettes for the Nakheel Tall Tower (Dubai) and the Gazprom Tower (Saint-Petersburg).

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Adrian Smith Talks About Kingdom Tower (the tallest in the world).





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