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Old March 11th, 2012, 07:04 AM   #3501
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Yes, the location is not in Jeddah proper. It's a resort area to the north of the city.

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5 days since the last post on this topic. Is it the location of the site or the lack of interest from the locals that contribute to this dearth of information?
There's a bit of truth to this part as well. Many of us think it's a huge waste of money.
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Old March 11th, 2012, 05:02 PM   #3502
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is not far from everybody!! it depends where you live in the city, the closest nieghborhood from the project is less than one Km away, for instenet I live in AL-Murjarn Dis, which is less than 10-15 min driving, but the thing is I'm not in Jeddah.
plus if some of the other members live in central or south Jeddah, you can't ask him to drive 50-65 Km (the round-trip journey is 120 -130 Km) every few days for an update, don't forget to mintion that the whole site is fincied (5,5 million m2) with the tower in the middle is kinda hard to take photos if you don't have a super zoom or if you don't know how to get to the site from the un-finced corner
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Old March 11th, 2012, 06:33 PM   #3503
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yes people seem to forget that this city has as many inhabitants as Berlin, but not as in a round city, but more a long stretched city around the coast, so from south to north is an extremely long distance
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Old March 11th, 2012, 07:17 PM   #3504
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is not far from everybody!! it depends where you live in the city, the closest nieghborhood from the project is less than one Km away, for instenet I live in AL-Murjarn Dis, which is less than 10-15 min driving, but the thing is I'm not in Jeddah.
plus if some of the other members live in central or south Jeddah, you can't ask him to drive 50-65 Km (the round-trip journey is 120 -130 Km) every few days for an update, don't forget to mintion that the whole site is fincied (5,5 million m2) with the tower in the middle is kinda hard to take photos if you don't have a super zoom or if you don't know how to get to the site from the un-finced corner
Yes I agree with you
All that was true

I live in the east of Jeddah
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Old March 11th, 2012, 07:38 PM   #3505
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It was the same thing with BK, when they started the piling, no one was able to get close to the construction to take pictures.
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Old March 11th, 2012, 11:28 PM   #3506
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very sad

http://sabq.org/Fbefde

Tower of Azerbaijan "displace" Kingdom Tower "on the throne of the highest skyscraper in the world
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Old March 11th, 2012, 11:43 PM   #3507
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Something new about this skyscraper?
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Old March 11th, 2012, 11:52 PM   #3508
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Tower of Azerbaijan "displace" Kingdom Tower "on the throne of the highest skyscraper in the world
Do not forget that Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal not announce the final height of the Kingdom Tower

Kingdom Tower may be higher than 1100 m



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Old March 12th, 2012, 08:54 AM   #3509
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2000 metres?
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Old March 12th, 2012, 10:47 AM   #3510
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Tower of Azerbaijan "displace" Kingdom Tower "on the throne of the highest skyscraper in the world
Because that building is obviously going to get built... please
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Old March 12th, 2012, 11:20 AM   #3511
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2000 metres?
No chance
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Old March 12th, 2012, 11:26 AM   #3512
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Because that building is obviously going to get built... please
its approved and is financed by a private investor so I don't see why not
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Old March 12th, 2012, 11:52 AM   #3513
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New photos...
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Old March 12th, 2012, 04:49 PM   #3514
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Old March 12th, 2012, 05:20 PM   #3515
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Old March 12th, 2012, 05:59 PM   #3516
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^ Riyadh i assume....

So i take it there are no highrises or such nearby usable to get a better overview? Maybe only from airplane?
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Old March 12th, 2012, 06:03 PM   #3517
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Do not forget that Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal not announce the final height of the Kingdom Tower

Kingdom Tower may be higher than 1100 m

i have to agree, all in all the architects are the same as for Burj Khalifa and they didn't announce the final height until the building was nearly topped out. So i think we can expect that we may get a surprise for the final height.

Also i wouldn't take the Baku project to seriously now, if it still stands the same when it is about to start in 4 years then it can be taken seriously and then it will be an amazing race of who might be the tallest in the end.
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Old March 12th, 2012, 06:21 PM   #3518
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Agree about baku project. With the information we have now and with the developers actions we had the chance to observe (increasing height week after week etc) I wouldn't give it more than 10% chance of getting build. It simply doesn't seem to serious now. But this for today, tomorrow anything can happen
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Old March 13th, 2012, 03:49 AM   #3519
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i have to agree, all in all the architects are the same as for Burj Khalifa and they didn't announce the final height until the building was nearly topped out. So i think we can expect that we may get a surprise for the final height.
Hi Killer.
I agree we may see height increases like the BK but that comes from the developer, not the architect. It was Emaar that wanted the height increases from the original 518 meter plan. The architect then has to come up with new designs while working closely with the engineers. Also the BK foundation was over engineered from the start which allowed the height increases. I would hope the KT foundation will be over engineered as well.

The BK height announcement by Emaar wasn't untill the inauguration - a full year after top out. I expect the KT may be the same.

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Also i wouldn't take the Baku project to seriously now, if it still stands the same when it is about to start in 4 years then it can be taken seriously and then it will be an amazing race of who might be the tallest in the end.
I agree that much can (and probably will) change between now and the start of construction.


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Old March 13th, 2012, 04:03 PM   #3520
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WOuldn't be suprised if they raised the tower mast by a few metres to get it higher.
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