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Old March 30th, 2012, 06:49 PM   #3621
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I think it is an old design for Kingdom Tower, cuz if you notice carefully you will see it looks like a hybrid between Burj Khalifa and Kingdom Tower (Current design). May be Adrian Smith started out with a Burj Khalifa's design since its design is really compatible with megatall heights and then he slowly evolved it.
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Old March 30th, 2012, 10:54 PM   #3622
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you mean tallest
It's large too.
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Old March 31st, 2012, 09:38 AM   #3623
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Hello
Does anyone knows if this model is shown an old version of kingdom tower?
Is so similar to Burj Dubai and like it was designed by Adrian Smith.
Or would be the new design?

[IMG]http://i42.************/2s8hh1x.jpg[/IMG]


OLD or NEW ¿?
It's nothing related the Burj or Kingdom. It's AS+GG's conceptual mile high tower. Smith's firm has been working on what a mile high tower could look like. It's more of a research project.
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Old March 31st, 2012, 11:38 AM   #3624
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well.. kingdom tower is what's evolved from mile hight tower concept so you can call it early conceptual design for kingdom tower.

Unless this AS+GG research has nothing to do with the Kingdom Holdings project which I doubt cause such researches cost lots of money and I don't thing they would spend it without the hope of selling it.
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Old April 2nd, 2012, 08:20 PM   #3625
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Old April 9th, 2012, 05:31 AM   #3626
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Hey guys, I made a new video on the Kingdom tower, do you think all the info is correct? Please tell me if you do find any mistakes.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Ggtk...kHW6BwI8tC8%3D
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Old April 9th, 2012, 06:34 PM   #3627
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Nice vid, a good message.
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Old April 11th, 2012, 04:06 AM   #3628
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This tower is 3 times higher than Burj Dubai now !!!
Somebody got to learn their math~....
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Old April 11th, 2012, 09:23 PM   #3629
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Somebody got to learn their math~....
that was posted long ago when burj khalifa still was a construction site and with the "now" the user meant the size of the by that time current height of the construction.
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Old April 12th, 2012, 12:07 AM   #3630
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Wasn't construction supposed to start in the first quarter of 2012? What the hell happened?!
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Old April 12th, 2012, 12:13 AM   #3631
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well the construction did start as in preparations are going, piling started. it is normal progressing speed i think.
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Old April 12th, 2012, 12:20 AM   #3632
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well the construction did start as in preparations are going, piling started. it is normal progressing speed i think.
Main Piling = U/C, not Prep. I am under the assumption that the main piling (not test piling) had not started yet.
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Old April 13th, 2012, 04:01 PM   #3633
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Kingdom set for bank talks on 1km Saudi mega-tower

Kingdom Holding, an investment company controlled by billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, plans to hold a meeting with banks on April 15 to discuss financing for the world’s tallest tower in Jeddah, it was reported on Wednesday.

The $1.22bn (SAR4.6bn) skyscraper, which will be taller than Dubai’s Burj Khalifa – the current holder of the world’s tallest building title – will be the centrepoint of Kingdom City, Jeddah’s new 530ha urban development.

Located on land in the north of Jeddah overlooking the Red Sea, initial construction work at the $20bn development began last month.BNP Paribas, the financial adviser to Kingdom Holding, was reportedly arranging the meeting in Riyadh, MEED said without saying where it got the information.

Kingdom Holding said on March 28 it received shareholder approval to sell as much as $1bn (SAR3.75bn) of bonds inside Saudi Arabia or abroad.

In February, the final licence to build the Kingdom Tower was awarded.

Prince Alwaleed confirmed the paperwork required to start construction of the 1km tower had been received from authorities.
The original article by meed is here, but I don't have full account here so can't read it.
http://www.meed.com/kingdom-holding-...133239.article
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Old April 13th, 2012, 07:18 PM   #3634
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!!! Stunning video !!!!

LOOK NOW



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t90zu...eature=related





Its really amazing.
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Old April 13th, 2012, 07:35 PM   #3635
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Yes it is... and old too
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Old April 13th, 2012, 10:29 PM   #3636
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The original article by meed is here, but I don't have full account here so can't read it.
http://www.meed.com/kingdom-holding-...133239.article
Here's another source:

http://www.arabianbusiness.com/kingd...er-453584.html

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Old April 14th, 2012, 12:59 AM   #3637
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Well I know. I just thought meed full article includes some more interesting informations. At least I suppose so.
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Old April 14th, 2012, 05:49 AM   #3638
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Hi all.

I'm a little surprised to hear of "a meeting to discuss financing" at this point.

This opens up a possibility that it could be some time before the actual piling program begins.


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Old April 14th, 2012, 11:35 PM   #3639
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Oi sou do Brasil, e estou acompanhando suas postagens e estou encantado com esse projeto grandioso ai na terra de vocês!!!!!!
Obrigado pelos Posters!!!!!!!
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Old April 15th, 2012, 12:38 AM   #3640
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Kingdom set for bank talks on 1km Saudi mega-tower

Kingdom Holding, an investment company controlled by billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, plans to hold a meeting with banks on April 15 to discuss financing for the world’s tallest tower in Jeddah, it was reported on Wednesday.

http://www.meed.com/kingdom-holding-...133239.article
LOL. They didn't even secure the financing for this baby yet? Not sure, but that doesn't feel like we're seeing this baby really go up too fast.
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