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Old October 9th, 2012, 12:13 AM   #4061
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both articles mention a height of 1001m and they do not say "over 1001m", however german websites are not always good known for their research on skyscraper news
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Old October 9th, 2012, 12:40 AM   #4062
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Just posted in saudi section:

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massive site works and preparations (including digging and some artificial canal works) will start late this month or no longer after mid November, followed by the foundation works
So it begins really soon
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Old October 9th, 2012, 01:29 AM   #4063
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Yeaah....Exciting. This tower deserves to be built as soon as possible. When did they say the deadline is? If my memory serves right, it is 2018?....That is a long time. But I guess it a KM tower so, it will take 6 years or more.
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Old October 9th, 2012, 07:49 AM   #4064
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both articles mention a height of 1001m and they do not say "over 1001m", however german websites are not always good known for their research on skyscraper news
Indeed .

But the project is finally starting after a long time
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Old October 9th, 2012, 12:13 PM   #4065
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Indeed .

But the project is finally starting after a long time
yeah and in 12 months it would be ready to rise finally
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Old October 9th, 2012, 11:00 PM   #4066
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Old October 10th, 2012, 03:45 PM   #4067
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I don't know why there are always naysayers like Blauzahn. Any construction is good, especially ones such as this, on a showcase scale. The services and industries that are employed always benefit many!
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Old October 10th, 2012, 09:14 PM   #4068
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Fine to hear it will begin. Should be nice to follow the construction because there was never build something like this before.
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Old October 10th, 2012, 09:36 PM   #4069
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not sure, but maybe it will be similar to the Burj Khalifa construction. Just a bit taller
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Old October 10th, 2012, 09:57 PM   #4070
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not sure, but maybe it will be similar to the Burj Khalifa construction. Just a bit taller
it would only make sense, same architects, similar design, same region.
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Old October 11th, 2012, 06:58 PM   #4071
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it would only make sense, same architects, similar design, same region.
same universe...
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Old October 11th, 2012, 07:02 PM   #4072
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same universe...
Yes, and an Alien friend of me who lives in Universe 12C88A told me they use the same construction methods like in our own Universe. That's ******' Amazing .


Joke away...i really hope they'll install a webcam so that the whole world can watch the construction like it's done in NYC at park ave or WTC !
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Old October 11th, 2012, 07:32 PM   #4073
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That would be awesome. Those 6 years sound far more realistic than the 7 months of Sky City, though then again, even foundations are still no sign of a building being definitely on its way. Many buildings have been cancelled even after the foundations were laid. Though I hope this won't be the case of the Kingdom Tower
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Old October 11th, 2012, 11:56 PM   #4074
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Well we won't see anything above ground for at least another year.

http://www.bauer.de/en/investor_rela...gdomtower.html

http://www.ctbuh.org/News/GlobalTall...tion-Deal.aspx
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Old October 12th, 2012, 01:13 PM   #4075
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yeah and then probably at least another 5 years of growing.
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Old October 13th, 2012, 01:34 AM   #4076
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That will certainly keep us going, watching it over 5 years as it surpasses the height of every single existing building/skyscraper one by one
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Old October 13th, 2012, 11:42 AM   #4077
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German company Bauer was awarded the foundation work for the Kingdom Tower. Bauer will start working on the contract which is valued at 25,000,000 euro in December and work is estimated to last 10 months.

Bauer will build 270 bored piles of 1.5 – 1.8 meter in diameter and the depth of the foundation will be 110 meters. Two BG28 and two BG40 piling rigs will be employed during the work. You can further read about it on Bauer’s official site.

On the official press release from Bauer it is mentioned that the tower will have 1,001 meters. However, we speculate that the height provided in the article might not be the final one.

http://www.kingdomtowerskyscraper.co...dom-Tower.html
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Old October 13th, 2012, 12:29 PM   #4078
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Whats up guys
i work by Bauer, since 5years and i can say it starts very soon:-)
The deepest piles are ~200metres deep and over 1,8 diameter.
The foundation planning isn't soo finished.
We made pile tests with very high weight.

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The deepest piles are ~200metres deep and over 1,8 diameter.
That doesn't seem to be consistent with the data posted on Bauer's website.
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Old October 13th, 2012, 01:18 PM   #4080
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It is planned, the final piles are not build or finally tested
but it will be 1,8-1,9
We have now some problems with some soft sediments.
Jeddah isn't the best place to build ultra high
The most problems are in the red sea. It's a concrete destructor
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