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Old October 13th, 2008, 01:10 AM   #341
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W-O-W!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


It's all going so fast....... first Burj Dubai was a SHOCKER to top the WTB by 300m, then Al Burj / now Nakheel Tower bursting through the 1km mark

And now THIS!!!!!!!!!???????????!!!!!!!!!

1 F***ING MILE?????????

Someone pick me up from the floor..........
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Old October 13th, 2008, 01:18 AM   #342
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This would definetly put Jeddah on the map.
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Old October 13th, 2008, 01:28 AM   #343
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I counted the floors of the highest side tower, it's around 90 floors, so I guess 450- 500 meters. That makes the Kingdom Tower around 1000-1100 meters as a guess

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Old October 13th, 2008, 01:29 AM   #344
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LOL this would take 50 years to build maybe 50 years Minimum. They dont have the workforce, the infrastructure for this is too big... if The new airport in Dubai takes 25-50 years to finish, this would take double that!

Pretty cool vision though!
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Old October 13th, 2008, 01:31 AM   #345
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I'm pretty confident this is much further than a vision. I expect this to be constructed.

I LOVE IT! great pinnacle, great masterplan, amazing side towers
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Old October 13th, 2008, 01:34 AM   #346
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Old October 13th, 2008, 01:45 AM   #347
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why did you guys change the title can you please change it back to 1609
its not going to be 1609m, so there no point in putting it back
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Old October 13th, 2008, 02:15 AM   #348
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you're gonna change your signature anyway, whether if its will be 1609m or 701
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Old October 13th, 2008, 02:18 AM   #349
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When they begin construction on this tower THEN i might be excited, but until now it are just plans, nothing more nothing less.
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Old October 13th, 2008, 02:19 AM   #350
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Still looks plain boring to me.

so did the twin towers in NY, but they became an icon (even though people thought it was an eyesore at first).
I think it is an awesome building.
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Old October 13th, 2008, 02:25 AM   #351
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WHO will go and live there?? Nobody would go to Saudi Arabia. With all the laws and the terrorism issue. So why bother with this? Maybe they can get the folks who live in the dessert to live there. I know its kinda harsh comment but Saudi Arabia?? Jeddah? Are you kidding? Even with this there I would be scared and skeptical to visit such an unstable place, and if I can find it on the map. So they can dream on, but I am not certain from where are they going to fill all of these buildings when everybody is flocking to Dubai.

Dubai- The business capital of the region.
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Old October 13th, 2008, 02:25 AM   #352
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LOL this would take 50 years to build maybe 50 years Minimum. They dont have the workforce, the infrastructure for this is too big... if The new airport in Dubai takes 25-50 years to finish, this would take double that!

Pretty cool vision though!
hey for your info..

Hyder Consulting and Arup are the consultors and the project manger is Bechtel and project architect is Pickard Chilton. so do u still think that all those big names will be involved in just a "Vision"??
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Old October 13th, 2008, 02:30 AM   #353
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To build the tower yes, its possible, and it will get built, but for a whole complex with this size... where are people going to come from? Where are workers going to come from? Hey if I am still alive when this is finished, I will be glad to visit someday.
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Old October 13th, 2008, 02:31 AM   #354
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Foster was involved in the "tokyo millenium tower" project, and was it built?
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Old October 13th, 2008, 02:33 AM   #355
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Thats my point, Saudi Arabia? One of the most hostile regions, with the harshest laws. I am sorry, I see this as a vision. The tower is possible to build, but i doubt the whole complex will, they can build it, but I don't think people will find this particular region attractive, especially with all the bad news coming out of there.
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Old October 13th, 2008, 02:37 AM   #356
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WHO will go and live there?? Nobody would go to Saudi Arabia. With all the laws and the terrorism issue. So why bother with this? Maybe they can get the folks who live in the dessert to live there. I know its kinda harsh comment but Saudi Arabia?? Jeddah? Are you kidding? Even with this there I would be scared and skeptical to visit such an unstable place, and if I can find it on the map. So they can dream on, but I am not certain from where are they going to fill all of these buildings when everybody is flocking to Dubai.

What an ignorant statement?? This only proves to me how uneducated you are !! The population of Jeddah is almost the same as the population of the the whole UAE!!
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Old October 13th, 2008, 02:39 AM   #357
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things are changing though!
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Old October 13th, 2008, 02:43 AM   #358
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but they all must have homes currently, places for work, cultural facilities etc. but who will move to Jeddah to use this NEW created space? I have nothing against Jeddah but i am realistic thinking and everything says to me THIS WON`BE BULD!
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Old October 13th, 2008, 02:51 AM   #359
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I meant for people coming from outside (other countries).Not local people. In Dubai that is possible since thankfully there are no bombings, no violence and no negative media coverage. Which makes it 1000 times more attractive than Saudi Arabia. And only because I don't know your country well enough other than harsh laws and media covering terrorist attacks there, doesnt make me uneducated. Just stating the facts. I see this as the glass half empty, you see it as half full. Simple as that. Nobody will GO there to live from outside countries. People are skeptical, I like to be an optimist, but now i am a realist! That project is a big waste of money, if it was the tower... Go ahead build it, but a whole complex is just too much, good luck finding people to fill these buildings in Saudi Arabia. Just doesnt sound too appealing to me, but again its just me.
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Old October 13th, 2008, 03:11 AM   #360
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WOW looks very nice up close. Thanks Saudi Guy.
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