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Old February 21st, 2012, 12:19 AM   #3381
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well how about that, crazy feat of engineering.

I wonder how long it would take to build
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Old February 21st, 2012, 01:25 AM   #3382
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Great news.
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Old February 21st, 2012, 04:24 AM   #3383
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so how many habitable floors does Burj Khalifa have?
Hi Killer.

The BK has 163 plus 2 lower levels.
The council doesn't count one mezzanine and calls level B1 an above ground level because they start their measurements there - so 163 plus 1 lower level.
Bear in mind these are all the named levels and the count includes MEP levels and mezzanines that aren't open to the public.

If by using the term habitable they mean tenant levels then the BK has 145 counting the MEP levels that have tenant storage plus 2 lower levels.

So, if habitable means tenant then 161 sounds about right for this project - with ~ 180 named levels.

Awesome news to hear the process is moving forward.


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Old February 21st, 2012, 08:33 AM   #3384
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well how about that, crazy feat of engineering.

I wonder how long it would take to build
Burj Khalifa took 6 years to build.

Since this is taller, I would say 7 or even 8 years.

So it will be finished by 2019 or 2020.
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Old February 21st, 2012, 01:40 PM   #3385
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I always had a good feeling with this project...and now it will become reality
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Old February 21st, 2012, 02:38 PM   #3386
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Hi Killer.

The BK has 163 plus 2 lower levels.
The council doesn't count one mezzanine and calls level B1 an above ground level because they start their measurements there - so 163 plus 1 lower level.
Bear in mind these are all the named levels and the count includes MEP levels and mezzanines that aren't open to the public.

If by using the term habitable they mean tenant levels then the BK has 145 counting the MEP levels that have tenant storage plus 2 lower levels.

So, if habitable means tenant then 161 sounds about right for this project - with ~ 180 named levels.

Awesome news to hear the process is moving forward.


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thanks for clearing that up.
even if kingdom tower had not more levels at all i wouldn't mind too much. But around 180 seems legitimite
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Old February 21st, 2012, 05:10 PM   #3387
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I hope they will start soon.
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Old February 21st, 2012, 06:41 PM   #3388
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Tallest tower project gets govt permit
JEDDAH – The proposed Kingdom Tower, which when built is expected to become the world’s tallest building, has been okayed by Jeddah Mayoralty.

Jeddah Mayor Dr. Hani Abu Ras announced that the mayoralty issued a license on Monday for constructing the tower in North Obhur. He said that the Jeddah Economic Company has received the permit.

The 161-storey tower is projected to be completed in 63 months.

Okaz/Saudi Gazette has learnt from sources that work on the project is expected to begin soon. The tower will be over 1000 meters in height and it will be the heart of the project located over an area of 5 million sq. meters.

Kingdom Holding Company (KHC) had earlier announced its signing of a contract with Jeddah Economic Company and Saudi Binladin Group to carry out the tower project at a cost of SR4.6 billion.

Prince Waleed Bin Talal, Chairman of KHC, recently said: “The tower is a socio-economic and political message to the world that we, as Saudi investors, invest our money in our country.” – Okaz/SG __

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Old February 21st, 2012, 07:04 PM   #3389
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so mid 2017. sounds very optimistic to me, but well when we get delays i dont care aslong we have steady progress forward or better upward during that time x)
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Old February 21st, 2012, 07:57 PM   #3390
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Google Translation

He promises lucrative returns for the shareholders of the "Kingdom Holding"

Alwaleed bin Talal, announces receiving the final license for the giant tower of Jeddah





Prince Alwaleed bin Talal bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, Chairman of Kingdom Holding Company, on Tuesday, for get (Jeddah Economic Company (JEC on the final license to create the world's tallest tower in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, $ 4.6 billion riyals in the Jeddah project Giant increase over 1000 meters.

Work has begun already in the Kingdom Tower on 7 February last in the first phase of the city of the kingdom, which is located north of Jeddah and occupies an area of ​​5.3 million square meters, overlooking the Red Sea and Gulf of sailing.

Prince Alwaleed commented: "Project Jeddah giant promises lucrative returns to shareholders of Kingdom Holding Company." He Prince Alwaleed, who took part in the selection of design and Smoal Mr. Bakhsh and Mr. Abdulrahman Sharbatly impressed with courage and simplicity of design made by Smith Gordon Gill Adrian architecture. Tower height and features a remarkable and attractive design simple, making it one of the most beautiful and finest buildings in the world.

Five companies were invited to apply for the establishment of the project, including the trade-off where it was left in the competition for the three companies a major, was chosen Bin Laden Group to build the Kingdom Tower, in view of cost, quality and schedule to complete the project.

The area of ​​the tower flat 500,000 m 2, consisting of Four Seasons Hotel and Apartments Four Seasons hotel and residential apartments and offices of category A, in addition to special housing units and the highest observation tower in the world also includes several other facilities.

The cost of the Kingdom Tower at 4.6 billion Saudi riyals (1.2 billion dollars) and the total project cost of Kingdom City about 75 billion Saudi riyals (20 billion dollars).


And supervised the design of the Kingdom Tower architect specialized engineering team, led by Adrienne Gordon Smith and the bulk of Smith Gordon Gill Adrian, based in Chicago, USA.

It also includes the design team Tomaseta Thorton Thorton Tomasetti Engineer is responsible for the design of three towers within three tallest towers in the world.

Was chosen as Smith Gordon Gill Adrian by the company after the Jeddah Economic competition included all of Pickard Chilton and Kohn Pederson Fox and Billy Clark Billy Fosters and their partners.



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Old February 21st, 2012, 09:36 PM   #3391
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Officially start work yesterday

Today Tuesday, February 21








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Old February 21st, 2012, 09:46 PM   #3392
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Thanks for the update, much appreciated
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Old February 21st, 2012, 10:07 PM   #3393
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finally some new photos, thanks naif
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Old February 21st, 2012, 10:08 PM   #3394
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Good to read.


Aren't there any roads leading to the site? Could you actually reach the site or is it all closed to the public?
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Old February 21st, 2012, 10:19 PM   #3395
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I understand it's being fenced.
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Old February 21st, 2012, 10:20 PM   #3396
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A picture update!
The work has officially started on the tallest building to be!
Which is soon to be beaten by mine!
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Old February 21st, 2012, 10:25 PM   #3397
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Picture of the actual official permit to build this monster :

[IMG]http://i41.************/55p90.jpg[/IMG]

source : https://twitter.com/#!/JKhashoggi/st...919489/photo/1
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Old February 21st, 2012, 10:44 PM   #3398
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Good to read.


Aren't there any roads leading to the site? Could you actually reach the site or is it all closed to the public?
All you can see on the naif's pictures IS The Site It's simply huge. So yeah, no roads yet since the whole kingdom city is yet to be build from scratch

And as far as I remember the site is (at least partially) fenced quite some time already.
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Old February 21st, 2012, 11:13 PM   #3399
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wow brilliant news, so now this beast is officially under construction ?
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Old February 22nd, 2012, 12:27 AM   #3400
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It say 161 habitable floors
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