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Old May 27th, 2012, 06:12 AM   #3801
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that's because of slave labor, in the US they have to pay their workers well.
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Though they are not slaves, they get paid about 1/100th as much as american steelworkers. (30 cents an hour vs 30 dollars an hour)

how is that any different from what US companies do Bangladesh or Vietnam or whereever , at least the workers in saudi are not underage, or as long as they are not Americans it's ok ?!
beside , don't you people use your own prisoners as cheap labour against your own unions ?! ,, how low is that ,,

glass hows people , glass hows
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Old May 31st, 2012, 01:32 PM   #3802
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how is that any different from what US companies do Bangladesh or Vietnam or whereever , at least the workers in saudi are not underage, or as long as they are not Americans it's ok ?!
beside , don't you people use your own prisoners as cheap labour against your own unions ?! ,, how low is that ,,

glass hows people , glass hows
I guess the difference is U.S Company's seeking opportunity to minimize fiscal outgoings in Vietnam.Persons who are employed by Arabic nations are those whom are displaced nearby.Pakistan.India.These people want to work for for money they can only dream of
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Old June 1st, 2012, 12:52 PM   #3803
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So I guess not much news or progress... Huh?
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Old June 1st, 2012, 01:19 PM   #3804
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So I guess not much news or progress... Huh?
You got it

But i think until the end of the year we'll hear something again
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Old June 1st, 2012, 01:42 PM   #3805
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Since you guys demands teasers so here you go. This has been posted today on arabic board. Not sure if this information has any value at all but anyways here's what it says:

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المشروع في الطريق لاتذهبوا بعيدا ستسمعون الاخبار وتشاهدون الرافعات قريبا



مجرد احساس ليس إل
Can anybody confirm if it has been translated "correctly" ?
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Old June 1st, 2012, 05:45 PM   #3806
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Until the project start groundbreaking, the design and robust information will become clear!
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Old June 3rd, 2012, 12:13 PM   #3807
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I agree with all of you who think the design of the Azarbaijan Tower is not the final design. Since... 6 years in the world of real estate is an eternity and a lot can happen. Jeddah Kingdom Tower changed a lot too over time. These mega-projects are iterating processes, -as often in engineering/design- but one thing is for sure: the final assault on the 1 km barrier has started right now and that is a spectacular fact. I look forward to see the Jeddah kingdom Tower rendered into the smallest details, so a photo-realistic version is available soon. Sure hard working is being done right now, Jeddah Kingdom Tower will be ready to make history in 2017!
Only 6 year for complete finish ! Thats quite fast if you ask me for such a suptertall building !
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Old June 3rd, 2012, 12:42 PM   #3808
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that's because of slave labor, in the US they have to pay their workers well.
Look who's talking bout slavery lol! !!!
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Old June 3rd, 2012, 01:50 PM   #3809
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Jay is right. I'd rather have a 419 meter building built by sufficiently payed workers than a 1007 meter building built by workers who are treated like shit
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Old June 3rd, 2012, 01:55 PM   #3810
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Treated like shit ! Oh people here are so blined.if you really want to know if workers here are treated shit then you should come to see fo
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Old June 3rd, 2012, 01:56 PM   #3811
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There's not much pride involved with the construction if it's built by under payed workers, tbh...

If it comes to that, I hope the world will dedicate the building to the workers at least, not anything else.
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Old June 3rd, 2012, 01:56 PM   #3812
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OH GOD ..

THIS IS SO CRAZY !!!
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Old June 3rd, 2012, 03:29 PM   #3813
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This Project is really amazing.
We have opened a file for this project , but as there are a lot of buildings U/C in your area, would be interesting to share them with us...It's easy to open a file and Update photos or so...

Ciao e grazie...from Italy!

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Old June 4th, 2012, 02:56 AM   #3814
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Look who's talking bout slavery lol! !!!
Yes, I am, very observant, Saudi Arabia does use slaves to build its buildings.


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Jay is right. I'd rather have a 419 meter building built by sufficiently payed workers than a 1007 meter building built by workers who are treated like shit
Funny how you don't count the spire of 1WTC but count the ENORMOUS spire of this tower in the height figure.
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Old June 4th, 2012, 03:41 AM   #3815
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There's not much pride involved with the construction if it's built by under payed workers, tbh...

If it comes to that, I hope the world will dedicate the building to the workers at least, not anything else.
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Old June 4th, 2012, 03:50 AM   #3816
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Yes, I am, very observant, Saudi Arabia does use slaves to build its buildings.




Funny how you don't count the spire of 1WTC but count the ENORMOUS spire of this tower in the height figure.
The spire on 1 WTC is thin, and adds 0 visual height, Kingdom towers spire is massive, and makes it look like a 1007m building, not to mention that the Kingdom tower spire is constructed like the rest of the building, it is really just an empty part of the building, compared to 1 WTC where it is a thin piece of steel sitting on the roof.
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Old June 4th, 2012, 03:55 AM   #3817
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The spire on 1 WTC is thin, and adds 0 visual height, Kingdom towers spire is massive, and makes it look like a 1007m building
Well alot depends on how the WTC spire plays out, but propotionally, at least with the old one there was not a lot of difference compared to the building size.

The last 250 meters of this tower are just empty spire... not saying it's not impressive, even 750 meters is beyond amazing, but still. A spire is a spire. But granted, the buildings shape does taper into a spire much better than the WTC does.

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Old June 4th, 2012, 03:59 AM   #3818
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Well alot depends on how the WTC spire plays out, but propotionally, at least with the old one there was not a lot of difference compared to the building size.

The last 250 meters of this tower are just empty spire... not saying it's not impressive, even 750 meters is beyond amazing, but still. A spire is a spire. But granted, the buildings shape does taper into a spire much better than the WTC does.

It looks like part of the building. I created a measurement system to deal with this. The spire must cover 50% of the area under it, and the spire must have a width of more then 30 feet/9m. The system is still WIP, but so far it has produced perfect results, click the link in my sig to see.
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Old June 4th, 2012, 04:01 AM   #3819
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Funny how you don't count the spire of 1WTC but count the ENORMOUS spire of this tower in the height figure.
What enormous spire? Please review the posts below.

Btw, you realize Kanto was coming to your help right?

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which "GIGANTIC SPIRE" are talking about?!!
do you call this little cute spire gigantic? (look at the spire which appears clearly in this render)



unless it's going to shoot up when the construction reaches this part, to reach 1?51m


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You can also see the short spire clearly in this photo, marked with distinctive colours of the spire and (probably) the facade. Also, am i seeing light coming out of the windows just below the base of the spire? Will it mean walkable area or rooms?
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Old June 4th, 2012, 04:05 AM   #3820
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What enormous spire? Please review the posts below.

Btw, you realize Kanto was coming to your help right?

The one in the picture I just posted.

I know he was trying to help, I wasn't crticizing him really, just poiting out how it was funny since he is such a roof height crusader as his signature says.
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