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Old February 22nd, 2012, 01:14 AM   #3401
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Alwaleed bin Talal, announces receiving the final license for the giant tower of Jeddah





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Old February 22nd, 2012, 01:44 AM   #3402
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No one can enter

There is a fence around the land of the project

I shoot photos from behind the door by zoom


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Old February 22nd, 2012, 01:50 AM   #3403
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quite sad, but well it's understandable. still amazing updates on this project finally these days
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Old February 22nd, 2012, 01:52 AM   #3404
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Reminds me of Nakheel tower construction site which never happened.
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Old February 22nd, 2012, 02:01 AM   #3405
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This portal along with the land of the project

The front gate of the land of the project is open
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Old February 22nd, 2012, 02:12 AM   #3406
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Reminds me of Nakheel tower construction site which never happened.
well let us all hope that this project will be different. which i am very positive at the moment that it will.
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Old February 22nd, 2012, 03:39 AM   #3407
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I was looking through news about it in English and I found some. But it is 2:35 AM here and I should be sleeping now, so posting them below:

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Okaz/Saudi Gazette has learnt from sources that work on the project is expected to begin soon.
Source: http://www.saudigazette.com.sa/index...20120221118026

Other English articles about it:
http://www.arabianbusiness.com/final...er-446405.html
http://arabnews.com/saudiarabia/article578390.ece

I was just looking through it, did not see anything new, that would be worthy to update the site, so will inspect more Arabian newspapers tomorrow.

Sorry if any of the above articles were posted before, I did not have time to look thoroughly through the thread this evening.
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Old February 22nd, 2012, 05:16 AM   #3408
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What's the point of building a worlds tallest if no one can come to see it due to how bigtoed this country is?

There are no other skyscrapers around it either, it will look silly being a lone supertall in the desert. Burj Khalifa at least has plenty of company.
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Old February 22nd, 2012, 05:24 AM   #3409
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Learn to read!!!! As has been mentioned hundreds of time in this thread there is a whole new city/town being planned around this tower "just like the Burj Khalifa"...........If your new to a thread its usually good to go back and read a few pages before posting.....
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Old February 22nd, 2012, 12:31 PM   #3410
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What's the point of building a worlds tallest if no one can come to see it due to how bigtoed this country is?

There are no other skyscrapers around it either, it will look silly being a lone supertall in the desert. Burj Khalifa at least has plenty of company.

It's a huge city and around the Kingdom Tower many of the towers

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Old February 22nd, 2012, 03:01 PM   #3411
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It say 161 habitable floors
that's right !! so it's 161 floors ,guys
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Old February 22nd, 2012, 03:17 PM   #3412
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Kingdom Tower project in Jeddah gets final go-ahead


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Published: Feb 22, 2012 00:01 Updated: Feb 22, 2012 00:01

JEDDAH: A Jeddah-based project to build the tallest tower in the world has been given the go-ahead after it received its final license, Chairman of Kingdom Holding Company (KHC) Prince Alwaleed bin Talal confirmed

The SR4.6 billion Kingdom Tower, which will stand over 1,000 meters tall, is the centerpiece and the first construction phase of Kingdom City, Jeddah Economic Company’s (JEC) new urban development covering more than 5.3 million square meters of land in the north of Jeddah overlooking the Red Sea and Obhur Creek. Work on the project began on Jan. 1.

Partners of JEC include KHC, Samaual Bakhsh, Abraar, International Holding Company, prominent Jeddah businessman Abdulrahman Hassan Sharbatly and Saudi Binladin Group (SBG).

“This project will provide sustainable profits to shareholders,” said Prince Alwaleed.

He also thanked various supporters of the project, including Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, Minister of Municipal and Rural Affairs Prince Mansour bin Miteb, Jeddah Mayor Hani Aburass, and Gen. Adil Zamzami and Lt. Gen. Abdalah Jedawi from the General Directorate of the Civil Defense.

“The vision of constructing the tallest tower in the world in Jeddah belongs to Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, who was closely involved in the selection of the scheme currently under design,” said Talal Al-Maiman, a board member of KHC and Jeddah Economic Company, which was formed in 2009 to develop Kingdom City in Jeddah.

“Kingdom Tower’s height is remarkable, obviously, but the building’s iconic status will not depend solely on that. Its form is brilliantly sculpted, making it quite simply the most beautiful building in the world of any height. The decision of the partners to build the world’s tallest building further demonstrates their belief in investing in this nation.”

Five contractors were invited to offer proposals for the Kingdom Tower and a shortlist of three firms submitted final offers for the tower construction. SBG was chosen for the project.

SOURCE : http://arabnews.com/saudiarabia/article578390.ece

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Old February 22nd, 2012, 03:31 PM   #3413
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Officially start work yesterday

Today Tuesday, February 21








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Old February 22nd, 2012, 03:48 PM   #3414
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It's a huge city and around the Kingdom Tower many of the towers

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surrounding towers

looks like two of them could be about 250m tall. Although i think that the surrounding towers aren't really planned yet, so we will see

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Old February 22nd, 2012, 05:43 PM   #3415
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Old February 22nd, 2012, 05:46 PM   #3416
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Old February 22nd, 2012, 06:00 PM   #3417
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wow this monster is approved to built... so excited on this one!
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Old February 22nd, 2012, 07:48 PM   #3418
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Great news, I hope this huge project will not be delayed.
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Old February 22nd, 2012, 08:02 PM   #3419
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It's a huge city and around the Kingdom Tower many of the towers

Nice video, I though the side round circle extended from building is a helipad. But turn out is restaurant, very interesting.
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Old February 22nd, 2012, 08:20 PM   #3420
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Nice video, I though the side round circle extended from building is a helipad. But turn out is restaurant, very interesting.
it's an observation deck and a very open one can't imagine the wind there .
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