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Old February 24th, 2012, 11:57 PM   #3461
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as I said few minutes ago, the closest pass by point is a whole 3 Km (horizontal distance = 3 Km) and that will be on the height level of 8000 feet (or 2400 m) (the vertical distance is around 4500 feet or 1372m)
that's ofcourse if we're talking about the closest runway to the project
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Old February 25th, 2012, 12:34 AM   #3462
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I can't believe it Oo.

Wonderful, Looking foward to see the first pics' pilling zone.

Someone knows about how long it will takes to build ?
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Old February 25th, 2012, 12:40 AM   #3463
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63 months for the tower.. 10 years for the whole "Kingdom City"
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Old February 25th, 2012, 02:52 AM   #3464
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63 months for the tower.. 10 years for the whole "Kingdom City"
That's pretty ambitious!
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Old February 25th, 2012, 03:30 AM   #3465
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let's hope for the best
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Old February 25th, 2012, 03:34 AM   #3466
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Yeah it will be longer then that! It would take them 63 months to build just the 161 floors at 1 floor every 1 and a half weeks. So add the foundation construction, observation deck and a few more floors that this tower will have and the spire, I would add another 2 years onto that!

I would be very happy to be proved wrong though.
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Old February 25th, 2012, 03:39 AM   #3467
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Don't really like this tower. It would be nice if the world's tallest had SOMETHING going for it besides height. I see nothing interesting in it.
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Old February 25th, 2012, 03:55 AM   #3468
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Hi all.

Thanks for the info Rody.

So there was cause for a change in plans because of the studies / surveys then. Being one of the parameters of the assesment was soil quality, the previous news of the failed soil test may have some merit.

Regardless, the assesments may be normal proceedure but the results warranted changes that although aren't abnormal, they did cause delays.

That's my take on it.


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Hello Ray...and sorry for the late response...
lets talk about this in details

actually the parameters were made of the collected samples made them make some changes to the master plan, not the tower it self, in particular some changes to the shape and depth of the lagoon and the canals.
In fact, the Geotechnical engineers were the happiest on site, as they reached a solid rocky plain on the depth of 17m, with relatively low humidity for the soil in the the way down (0.84 - 1.17 Inches/Ft)
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Old February 25th, 2012, 05:09 AM   #3469
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Hi all.

Hi Rody.
Thanks for the details.
It will be nice to see some more plans when they slip out through the cracks.
A barrett / pile layout including depth would be great.

I see that just like the early days of the BK, the haters seem to come out of the woodwork ...

Oh well, each to their own. I think this is yet another fantastic project and being the next WTS makes it even better.


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Old February 26th, 2012, 01:46 AM   #3470
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Actually there are two departures from 34L that involve a left turn that gets the planes uncomfortably close to the tower. I used to have the Jeppessen chart, unfortunately I can't find it.

If it wasn't for pressure from up top, the project site would be in the "inner horizontal zone".
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Old February 26th, 2012, 06:29 AM   #3471
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Well looking at that jut-out of land there, KT must be very near the coast indeed if it's to hit the 1KM zone. It's at least good to know it is carefully allowed by the zoning / flight paths though. I wonder other than the old Chai Lap Kok (spelling) airport if there are any others so near skyscrapers or supertalls?

I'm sure it's safe. It's just unusual to have a relatively close distance between an airport and a tower of this size. Even the old Las Vegas Tower proposal once posted here was moved numerous times or tried to get lots of zoning waived and it was I thought, planned to be 15-20 KM (~10MI or so) from Vegas' airport - and that was cutting it close. Then again, from my understanding, that particular project had a lack of funding so was never built. I don't know if LVT was parallel to the runways though or perpendicular.
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Old February 26th, 2012, 01:11 PM   #3472
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Hi there just found it. Masterplan of the city with the exact towers location:



Btw it seems the canals won't be connected with the see as on the original plans.
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Old February 26th, 2012, 01:47 PM   #3473
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Great project. MODs plz now move this thread to "Supertall" from "Proposed Supertall"...
No. We said this for like hundred times. As long as KT is in preparation phase, the thread remains in this section.
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Old February 26th, 2012, 01:48 PM   #3474
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this is old..came out in 2008..The final master plan was done by AS+GG + omrania.co "which is owned by kingdom holding"..
any way (HUTA) is doing the marine works and I heard their contract starts in June.

ps: this one was done by ibiGroup
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Old February 26th, 2012, 01:58 PM   #3475
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Oh I see. Is at least the towers location correct (I mean exact location)? because if not I will remove it from my post.

Btw are you talking about some huta's contract in particular? I'm asking this because we already seen huta's equipment on site back in November.



Btw2 are there any ongoing preparations directly for the tower? We figured out they are preparing soil grouting for the tower but now I'm not so sure... Do you know for certain what was the huta's job on site back in november?
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Old February 26th, 2012, 02:21 PM   #3476
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I was actually reading on a Saudi forum (I'm translating letter by letter ) replying on a guy asking about the foundation works:
"We will start to see some foundation works as soon as they finish with drilling..maybe a month..two?"
any way, I cant confirm it at the moment, but hopefully I'll be able to catch something when I go back to Jeddah in Mid March
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Old February 26th, 2012, 02:39 PM   #3477
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Oh I see. Is at least the towers location correct (I mean exact location)? because if not I will remove it from my post.

Btw are you talking about some huta's contract in particular? I'm asking this because we already seen huta's equipment on site back in November.
yup, I guess is right

regarding Huta.. Huta is one of the biggest frames in Saudi, specially in the marine works.
they own one of the largest drilling ships in the world (they are using it at the moment in King Abdullah Economic City).. official KAEC Website
this is one of their works.. Durrat AL-Arus


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Old February 26th, 2012, 03:15 PM   #3478
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I was actually reading on a Saudi forum (I'm translating letter by letter ) replying on a guy asking about the foundation works:
"We will start to see some foundation works as soon as they finish with drilling..maybe a month..two?"
any way, I cant confirm it at the moment, but hopefully I'll be able to catch something when I go back to Jeddah in Mid March
don't forget to provide us with photos when you are back in jeddah x)
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Old February 26th, 2012, 08:05 PM   #3479
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Hi there just found it. Masterplan of the city with the exact towers location:

Btw it seems the canals won't be connected with the see as on the original plans.
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this is old..came out in 2008..The final master plan was done by AS+GG + omrania.co "which is owned by kingdom holding"..
any way (HUTA) is doing the marine works and I heard their contract starts in June.

ps: this one was done by ibiGroup
Hi guys.

Perhaps this masterplan is old Rody but this is the kind of stuff that makes this forum great. Thanks for posting Pat and thanks for your insight Rody.


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Old February 27th, 2012, 02:18 AM   #3480
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When the construction will begin??
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