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Old February 18th, 2012, 09:21 AM   #3361
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Power source from were? And where would you put it? And it just won't happen......
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Old February 18th, 2012, 11:51 AM   #3362
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Indeed, there is no place yet to put a webcam.
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Old February 18th, 2012, 02:47 PM   #3363
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Will there be a webcam?
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Old February 19th, 2012, 04:24 AM   #3364
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Look, observatory deck it's 157 floor. Count how many more
[IMG]http://i52.************/2lcu1j4.jpg[/IMG]
I'd like to see the side mounted observatory deck cancelled,It's so Star Trek.Replace it with a fully enclosed wrap around OB deck at 812M (12 representing Dhu al-Ḥijjah)?.

Perhaps a smaller internal lift can transport people from the Star Trek deck to this height.I'd imagine it would look similar to the top OB deck located on the CN Tower.
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Old February 19th, 2012, 05:17 AM   #3365
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I love how they count the spires of Burj and Kingdom but 1 WTC is "417 meters"
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Old February 20th, 2012, 12:34 AM   #3366
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That's an exception usually. Most fan-sites or other press I've personally seen have credited 1WTC with being the full height.
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Old February 20th, 2012, 01:33 AM   #3367
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Gizmodo is shite for the masses, not a skyscraper fan site, so you shouldn't worry about that

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Will there be a webcam?
I expect them to be rather closed-off to the public. New York is an exception here, because it's a completely different culture and mindset.
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Old February 20th, 2012, 02:02 PM   #3368
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The owners has finished all the legal stuff..they have received the license to start with the construction works just this morning..
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Old February 20th, 2012, 02:09 PM   #3369
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Excellent news Rody!
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Old February 20th, 2012, 04:15 PM   #3370
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Great, please keep us updated, we need to know everything
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Old February 20th, 2012, 04:25 PM   #3371
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The owners has finished all the legal stuff..they have received the license to start with the construction works just this morning..
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الأمانة تصدر رخصة بناء برج المملكة
الإثنين 28 ربيع الأول 1433هـ - 20 فبراير 2012م
صرح معالي الدكتور هاني بن محمد أبو راس أمين محافظة جدة بأن الأمانة قد أصدرت يوم الأثنين رخصة بناء برج المملكة في أبحر الشمالية وقد تم تسلمت شركة جدة الاقتصادية المحدودة مالكة البرج رخصة البناء الخاصة بالمشروع.
الجدير بالذكر أن برج المملكة في أبحر الشمالية بجدة سيتكون من 161 دور وهو مخصصا للاستخدمات الادارية والتجارية بحسب رخصة البناء التي أصدرتها أمانة محافظة جدة.
It will be 161 floors
Burj Khalifa (162 floors) has more floors than Kingdom Tower

This is the link:
http://www.jeddah.gov.sa/MediaCenter...hp?NewsId=2883
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Old February 20th, 2012, 04:26 PM   #3372
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@SirAdrian:
it says on the license that the tower is mixed use tower, has 161 "habitable" floors (sky villa/office on 161).
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Old February 20th, 2012, 04:51 PM   #3373
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It will be 161 floors
Burj Khalifa (162 floors) has more floors than Kingdom Tower

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161 habitable floors..then you have the mechanic floors and some facilities.. Although there is a rumor () says that there is an additional floors going to be added. for two sky-villas and a "sky palace!!"
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Old February 20th, 2012, 05:15 PM   #3374
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161 habitable floors..then you have the mechanic floors and some facilities.. Although there is a rumor () says that there is an additional floors going to be added. for two sky-villas and a "sky palace!!"
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Old February 20th, 2012, 05:33 PM   #3375
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Maybe the 161 floors figure is just a teaser. They have released it so everyone knows how much space it will have but then they increase the number to 180? It would be great to have a 200 floor building but I guess it is not this one. Yet
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Old February 20th, 2012, 06:27 PM   #3376
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WOW


Amazing news


Google Translation
Secretariat issued a building permit the Kingdom Tower



HE Dr. Hani ibn Muhammad Abu Ras, Mayor of Jeddah that the Secretariat had issued a building permit on Monday, the Kingdom Tower in the North have been sailed company received the Jeddah limited economic owner of the tower building permit for the project.

It is worth mentioning that the Kingdom Tower in Jeddah sailed North will consist of 161, a role reserved for the administrative and commercial uses of the building permit as issued by the Jeddah Municipality.



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Old February 20th, 2012, 06:32 PM   #3377
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so how many habitable floors does Burj Khalifa have?
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Old February 20th, 2012, 06:45 PM   #3378
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This is the best news by far in a long time. Thanks Rody for the news and KingdomTower for the link. Going to update the site with this news, thanks a lot!

I followed Saudi Arabian newspapers but I did not see any news about it (yet). I will watch them and if I see any other news, I will make sure to post it.
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Old February 20th, 2012, 07:02 PM   #3379
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from Riyadh newspaper two hours ago
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Jeddah Municipality issued a building permit in the world's tallest tower



Jeddah - Saleh Al Ruwais:
Jeddah Municipality has issued today a building permit in the Kingdom Tower sailed north, the Secretary said the province Hani Abu Ras: Company received the Jeddah limited economic owner of the tower building permit for the project.

The Kingdom Holding Company announced last August signed a contract for the construction world's tallest tower in Jeddah, $ 4.6 billion riyals, up more than 1000 meters, within the first phase of the project Kingdom City north of Jeddah area of ​​5.3 million square meters, overlooking the Red Sea and Gulf of sail . Also entered into a partnership agreement to enter the Bin Laden Group, Saudi Arabia as a partner in a company Jeddah Economic share 16.63%, as the company begins work in the construction of the tower.

The Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, chairman of the company at the time that the cost of the project the city of the Kingdom about 75 billion rials, adding that the actual length of the tower will not be announced until after the voting has been completed through 63 months ahead, he said, adding that the project is profitable for the shareholders of the Kingdom for the years to come.

It made Prince Alwaleed that the project was delayed for 4 years he has received extensive study and adequate to all requirements and key allies, indicating that the entry of Bin Laden in the company's need for more than two years, which will be implemented by the tower after entering a share equal to one billion and a half billion rials, stressing that the political circumstances of regional current not impede the real estate business in the Kingdom, but an oasis to attract foreign investment and a source of reassurance to investors.

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Old February 21st, 2012, 12:05 AM   #3380
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WOW! Great news Rody!

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The owners has finished all the legal stuff..they have received the license to start with the construction works just this morning..
Great news Rody! Thanks a lot, you convinced me indeed today is the starting point of the building!

I am flying to Dubai next month, and -of course- I am going to visit Burj Khalifa, to see and enjoy this marvel! When I have seen the Burj, it will show me what 1 kilometer or more actually means visually!

I will be at the observation deck (122th floor) so if ASGG is talking about 160 livable floors it must be just staggering to make the ride there in 2017 again!

I will blog you my experiences in Dubai, and compare all of this to the upcoming rise of the Jeddah Kingdom Tower! In 2017 I will be in Jeddah to marvel the great Tower there! Warmest regards to everyone from Holland!
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