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Old April 28th, 2012, 12:57 PM   #3701
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the government is not going to spend a dime on the building. this all started by one business man...
Prince Alwaleed is the government! =P
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Old April 28th, 2012, 01:49 PM   #3702
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you're just so right, if they ever made a HL movie I know where they can shoot the citadel scenes, imagine gordon freeman with a gravity gun in there xD
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Old April 28th, 2012, 09:29 PM   #3703
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Prince Alwaleed is the government! =P
he is not spending government money.
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Old April 29th, 2012, 07:36 AM   #3704
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that's right
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Old May 1st, 2012, 12:10 AM   #3705
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you're just so right, if they ever made a HL movie I know where they can shoot the citadel scenes, imagine gordon freeman with a gravity gun in there xD
Take my money!
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Old May 3rd, 2012, 09:44 PM   #3706
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I am very nervous, when they will start to build it. I hope it will be soon.
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Old May 4th, 2012, 08:02 AM   #3707
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sure they are working on the foundation and car parking spaces ( UNDER THE GROUND LEVEL ) .. but the problem is that the area is CLOSED NOW !!
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Old May 4th, 2012, 08:36 AM   #3708
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no, there will be no underground levels. At least not under the tower. And also we don't know if the foundation is u/c right now. The last confirmed information was about test piles being constructed. And yeah the site is closed, but there is no problem to take pictures from outside the fence. Not much probably has change visually from that perspective but new update since several months wouldn't harm. Damn if this was being build in my country it would have been updated every single day
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Old May 4th, 2012, 10:21 AM   #3709
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Probably the tower is 10 floors above ground already in the next update
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Old May 4th, 2012, 10:28 AM   #3710
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haha yeah, since we got like one or two updates per year for this one
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Old May 4th, 2012, 11:53 AM   #3711
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Do you have some skyscraper near this closed area, from where you can photo it?
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Old May 4th, 2012, 01:56 PM   #3712
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Nope, nothing near it at all. This tower isn't the only thing getting built it's pretty much a new city with this as the center piece.
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Old May 4th, 2012, 04:05 PM   #3713
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Old May 4th, 2012, 04:17 PM   #3714
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150,000,000,000 weird currency!!!!! This is a mega costly project, I wonder if I could make a diagram for this!
What type of cranes could they use? They can't suspend a Derrick crane 1 kilometre up can they?
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Old May 4th, 2012, 04:31 PM   #3715
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I wonder if I could make a diagram for this!
I hope you will Shard Baby, your job on the London section is simply great mate, your contribution really is valuable. And to say that you're only 14...
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Old May 5th, 2012, 12:57 AM   #3716
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haha yeah, since we got like one or two updates per year for this one
The lack of pics for this project is very annoying.

Even if it's just more foundation work, at least show us what's going on Saudis!
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Old May 5th, 2012, 01:57 AM   #3717
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The lack of pics for this project is very annoying.

Whats annoying is people constantly asking for pics of the site There is nothing to take a picture of.....yet.
the few pictures i have seen basically show a several thousand acre, FENCED AREA in the middle of the desert. If someone cant get right up on the build site, then pics are pointless at this time anyways. Its going to be several months until something is viewable from a distance. There are no other buildings or TREES anywhere close to the build site to take pictures from.
i'm sure we can search google for some pictures of a desert and photoshop in a few contruction trucks if that will make you guys happy
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Old May 5th, 2012, 02:51 AM   #3718
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150,000,000,000 weird currency!!!!! This is a mega costly project, I wonder if I could make a diagram for this!
What type of cranes could they use? They can't suspend a Derrick crane 1 kilometre up can they?
I just thought of that, are they gonna build a crane that goes a mile in the air ?
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Old May 5th, 2012, 03:09 AM   #3719
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I just thought of that, are they gonna build a crane that goes a mile in the air ?
No!! Why would they?
The tower is only going to be 1007 meters (1 kilometer-ish) or so tall so thats only 3300 ft. A mile is 5,280ft, approx. 600 meters taller then this tower will be.

Maybe one day we will see the "mile high" tower built but not this time.
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Old May 5th, 2012, 03:58 AM   #3720
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I just thought of that, are they gonna build a crane that goes a mile in the air ?
They will do it just like they do every other tall building! The cranes will rise with the building. That's one of the simplest things about building a building like this.
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