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Old May 13th, 2012, 06:04 PM   #3761
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Nice video of kingdom city. Although must be old as it includes old design of the tower.

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Old May 13th, 2012, 06:42 PM   #3762
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Wow....fantastic
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Old May 14th, 2012, 06:15 PM   #3763
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Why even bother surrounding such a huge tower with those... dwarfs? Seriously.

It's repeating the same failures Dubai did it seems.
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Old May 14th, 2012, 06:25 PM   #3764
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If just one of those buildings were in my city, they'd tower over everything and become a focal point! XD
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Old May 15th, 2012, 05:22 AM   #3765
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Well, there has to be some attempt at human scale and a flow to the skyline. Even the Burj has surroundings of course. Now, whether it is better to have "quick" man-made jobs or "slow" progression over time can of course be debated. While I can't fault these great cities for doing the former, I feel many of us would wish the latter. Though, that would probably take a few hundred years

It is pretty neat though that Kingdom City does have quite a large cluster of supertalls and so forth in a bit more of a grid form. It looks good and feels dense, at least to me. But again, Dubai and other cities have developed different ways due to their unique circumstances. The cluster of towers next (behind) the KT look nice. It's no NYC, but again, it seems to be a case of doing the best with what you have, which in this case, isn't much of anything at all to start from.
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Old May 17th, 2012, 03:05 AM   #3766
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Both great videos!

Fantastic CGI graphics! Nice video, and indeed it shows the older version of Jeddah Kingdom Tower, the 1 mile high design. I guess however the waterfront will be like shown here, it adds fantastic near such a Tower. And in the desert culture water symbolizes prosperity.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t90zu387Rzs

Here is a newer video, with great music, I do not know if anyone of you already posted this video here.

Don't worry about photos on the site or not... Kingdom Tower now stands where Burj Khalifa was in 2004, the financing is solid, the design ready, soil testing completed and last but not least ASGG confirms the building could start any moment now (-update of may 7th). So all is ready, all is set to begin. And keep in mind: This is in architecture what Apollo was in manned space-flight. An enormous endeavour requires enormous preparation, so it takes patience. The project will be incredible, and another one might arrive on the horizon too, the Baku Tower (slated to be completed in 2025). So lots of good things are happening in the Eastern part of the world! Warmest greetings to everyone from Holland!

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Old May 20th, 2012, 05:54 AM   #3767
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so wait is it not actually u/c?
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Old May 20th, 2012, 06:38 AM   #3768
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maybe the foundation work should be in the Prep stage !!!
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Old May 20th, 2012, 10:12 AM   #3769
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When they're piling they should better be careful about not disturbing the surronding buildings foundations.
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Old May 20th, 2012, 11:07 AM   #3770
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I like the old rendering better.
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Old May 20th, 2012, 12:02 PM   #3771
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When they're piling they should better be careful about not disturbing the surronding buildings foundations.
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Old May 20th, 2012, 02:56 PM   #3772
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Old pics...

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

http://kingdomtowers.blogspot.com/20...tion-site.html

but still nice
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Old May 20th, 2012, 02:58 PM   #3773
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Yeah. We have them here posted alright. But thanks anyway
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Old May 21st, 2012, 09:54 PM   #3774
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When they're piling they should better be careful about not disturbing the surronding buildings foundations.
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Old May 23rd, 2012, 12:05 PM   #3775
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why under construction?
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Old May 24th, 2012, 10:57 AM   #3776
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This is actually on little "hold" according to kingdomtowerskyscraper.com. As we know they were lately testing for the foundation configuration. Now that those tests are most likely over contractor waits for the final design from Adrian Smith.

I'm surprised nobody posted it yet. It is month old so there is hope they will start soon.


19.04.2012
More news about Kingdom Tower construction
According to our sources, currently work is halted on the Kingdom Tower until the final design from Adrian Smith arrives.

In the meantime though, some other news appeared about the Kingdom Tower in the press.

According to Arabian Business Kingdom Holding held a meeting with the banks to discuss financing of the project.

Another announcement was made by Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal to inform that the Kingdom Tower will be completed in 63 months from now. Here we also find out that the constructor of the Kingdom Tower - the Bin Ladin Group acquired a 16.63% stake in the project. Source: arabiangazette.com

Construction is bound to start soon, now that all permits are obtained, so we hope we will be able to supply some pictures with our next update.

Source: kingdomtowerskyscraper.com
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Old May 24th, 2012, 01:40 PM   #3777
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I wonder what parts of the current design will be changed.
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Old May 24th, 2012, 02:29 PM   #3778
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It doesn't say it will be changed. At least how I understand it. Just that it will be final. For example foundation design requires tests results so now that they have it they can finish foundation design. Also they maybe worked lately on details of the tower. I don't know if you guys noticed but a latest visualizations even though in high resolution tower still lacks many little details imo. Cladding for example looks like just random flat grid imposed on the structure. And so on. I don't think there will be major changes in structure shape.
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Old May 24th, 2012, 02:29 PM   #3779
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I wonder what parts of the current design will be changed.
Taller height I hope
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Old May 24th, 2012, 02:31 PM   #3780
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Taller height I hope
Oh eventually this may be the only change for the structure
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