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Old January 11th, 2013, 10:05 AM   #4381
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A couple silly questions: Are the test piles within the footprint of the building? If so, will the test piles help support the building?
As far as i know the test pile will be part of the foundation.
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Old January 11th, 2013, 08:13 PM   #4382
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I find it amazing they are allowing this structure so close to the airport. In other cities such a tall building would have to be built at least 30 km away from the airport.
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Old January 12th, 2013, 03:03 AM   #4383
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I find it amazing they are allowing this structure so close to the airport. In other cities such a tall building would have to be built at least 30 km away from the airport.
They are so full of money they could easily just build new airport 30 km away from the building.
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Old January 13th, 2013, 03:31 AM   #4384
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They are so full of money they could easily just build new airport 30 km away from the building.
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Old January 14th, 2013, 04:55 PM   #4385
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a first time on the internet render (view from the "Kingdom Tower Boulevard-west")






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Old January 14th, 2013, 05:11 PM   #4386
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The entire world hopes and prays this futuristic miracle is slated for construction start in early 2013. A German contractor is hired to do the piling, but I cannot find any confirmation the drilling already started yet. We cannot wait to see this piece of desert being turned into the science-fiction wonder. The design is stunningly beautiful and the (minor) mistakes made at Burj (the Outrigger problem!) are solved in this new design. Powerful, sleek, elegant, and a tribute to all mankind!
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Old January 14th, 2013, 05:43 PM   #4387
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At least from those two renders it doesn't look like there will be lots of tall buildings next to the Kingdom Tower.

Anyway, thanks for posting Rody
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Old January 14th, 2013, 06:35 PM   #4388
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The entire world hopes and prays this futuristic miracle is slated for construction start in early 2013. A German contractor is hired to do the piling, but I cannot find any confirmation the drilling already started yet. We cannot wait to see this piece of desert being turned into the science-fiction wonder. The design is stunningly beautiful and the (minor) mistakes made at Burj (the Outrigger problem!) are solved in this new design. Powerful, sleek, elegant, and a tribute to all mankind!
We know that Bauer is on site, and they're working already. Can't take very long until pilling will start.
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Old January 14th, 2013, 07:05 PM   #4389
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Jesus christ, that render is amazing, it looks so unbelievably tall
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Old January 14th, 2013, 07:28 PM   #4390
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It is awesome indeed. Even though It is a sharp-edged pyramid, the sheer size of It makes me dizzy.
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Old January 14th, 2013, 08:15 PM   #4391
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Jesus christ, that render is amazing, it looks so unbelievably tall
Because it is .

Imo the spire looks a bit too tall here. I prefer floors going higher up.
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Old January 14th, 2013, 11:06 PM   #4392
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Half of the tower is spire
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Old January 14th, 2013, 11:07 PM   #4393
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Half of the tower is spire
So true.
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Old January 14th, 2013, 11:36 PM   #4394
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the spire indeed is oversized, but even without the spire this building is amongst the tallest in the world, if not the tallest
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Old January 14th, 2013, 11:42 PM   #4395
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If this ends up well, it might be a suitable tower to fill the gap left by the cancellation of Russia Tower. There are seriously not enough three-pointed star-shaped buildings in the world and this one just looks great.
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Old January 15th, 2013, 02:13 AM   #4396
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Half of the tower is spire
i think 1/3 is a spire
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Old January 15th, 2013, 02:49 AM   #4397
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a first time on the internet render (view from the "Kingdom Tower Boulevard-west")






old render but with higher resolution:

Yeah,cant wait to built

Jeddah is also the Place where Adam´s wife Eva landed on earth when they were banned from paradise.

Adam landed somewhere in Africa ( Somalia ).And they had to wait almost 500 years for meeting again.
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Old January 15th, 2013, 10:39 AM   #4398
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i think 1/3 is a spire
~300m i believe. At least i think i read somethink like that
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Old January 15th, 2013, 12:14 PM   #4399
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Old January 15th, 2013, 07:45 PM   #4400
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Yeah,cant wait to built

Jeddah is also the Place where Adam´s wife Eva landed on earth when they were banned from paradise.

Adam landed somewhere in Africa ( Somalia ).And they had to wait almost 500 years for meeting again.
lmao
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