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Old January 25th, 2013, 09:09 PM   #4461
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So, actual height, 0,50 m.
And growing up.
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Old January 25th, 2013, 09:55 PM   #4462
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Its the case for any supertall that is built these days.....no big surprise there. But i am here for one reason and that is to follow the worlds tallest and most beautiful buildings and to see architecture advances in ways that once were thought impossible. Really, who cares about the politics of why a tower is built. If that is the case then i'm sure there are many political websites out there to voice ones opinion of why a tower should be 1000m or 300m. The name of this site is skyscrapercity.com last time i checked.
Absolutely agree.
I also have (just like anyone else) my political and/or moral opinion about certain countries where there're skyscrapers about which is spoken in this forum, but, since I consider this forum a place for aestethic/technical/architectural matters only (which basically it is), I think it's a wise thing to keep what I write here within those limits.

On the other hand, the 'big, bigger, biggest' tendency is in the human nature since the time of Ancien Egyptians and all in all is the food for any research and progress the human genre has got until now.

Btw: seems to me that nobody blamed Airbus because they made an aircraft that, after 30+ years, has become the biggest airliner in the world.
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Old January 25th, 2013, 11:54 PM   #4463
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110 meter pilings? Sounds like a job for Super Piler!

Those machines are badass
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Old January 26th, 2013, 12:23 PM   #4464
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Wow so they are really building that?
The first images with just a few cranes on an open empty plane remind me of the time when they started the Burj Dubai. A sweet memories.
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Old January 26th, 2013, 12:30 PM   #4465
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remind me of the time when they started the Burj Dubai. A sweet memories.
the whole construction will be similar to BK i guess
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Old January 26th, 2013, 12:47 PM   #4466
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the whole construction will be similar to BK i guess
Likely yes, since the design is leaning strongly to BK.
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Old January 26th, 2013, 01:54 PM   #4467
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Well there is one small diference though - there wont be any excavation here.
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Old January 26th, 2013, 03:04 PM   #4468
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you mean deep digging
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Old January 26th, 2013, 03:39 PM   #4469
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However you call it There will be just pilling works executed from the ground level.
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Old January 26th, 2013, 05:02 PM   #4470
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However you call it There will be just pilling works executed from the ground level.
I actually meant there won't be deep digging,but some -let's call it- shallow digging. Because I saw them marking the tower's footprint on the ground, which looks so big by the way.
Any way, I was told (by the person who secured the last visit for me) that they have successfully tested the two machines ( The G-40 and G-28 ) on two piling points last Monday, one is in the core and the other one is on the leg pointing towards the south east...so, everything is going as planned so far.
Waiting for the second week of FEB....impatiently.
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Old January 26th, 2013, 09:01 PM   #4471
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I actually meant there won't be deep digging,but some -let's call it- shallow digging. Because I saw them marking the tower's footprint on the ground, which looks so big by the way.
Any way, I was told (by the person who secured the last visit for me) that they have successfully tested the two machines ( The G-40 and G-28 ) on two piling points last Monday, one is in the core and the other one is on the leg pointing towards the south east...so, everything is going as planned so far.
Waiting for the second week of FEB....impatiently.
As far as I know, they have to dig about one floor deep (~3-4 m?) for that foundation plate one floor thick.

Here: http://www.worldofarchi.com/2012/07/...rints-and.html
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Old January 26th, 2013, 09:27 PM   #4472
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Well guys I'm refering to THIS article originally published at enr.com.

There you can read:

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Once the piles are in, there is no excavation. The 4-m-deep mat is one level above grade. That means no digging down into the water table—which is close to the surface because of the proximity to the Red Sea—and no dewatering.
So apparently even concrete slab will be above ground. That is of course if nothing has changed since then.

ps. if there is any digging I guess it will happen after the pilling to prepare the pile connections for the slab, but it shouldn't be more than meter deep excavation if anything.
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Old January 27th, 2013, 05:12 AM   #4473
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So folks, a question from a point of ignorance...

Are they driving preformed piles into the soil/water table/whatever until they hit something solid, or are they coring, dropping some mesh/rebar in and then filling up with concrete around the mesh?

Also not sure if this has been posted...

http://www.kingdomtowerskyscraper.co...in-Jeddah.html
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Old January 29th, 2013, 06:13 PM   #4474
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wow this is crazyyyyy, luv their boldness...cant wait to see this built!
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Old January 30th, 2013, 01:29 AM   #4475
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this is unbelievable i cant believe their now on their way.. this is history again in the making.. and it is a significant height increase compared to the burj... it is unbelievable what mankind can do and how far we are willing to go. Anybody know if they will be needing skilled carpenters from foreign countries???
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Old February 3rd, 2013, 08:26 PM   #4476
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any update i can't wait...
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Old February 4th, 2013, 04:41 AM   #4477
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and it is a significant height increase compared to the burj
Not as much of a jump though.
Before BK was completed, the tallest building was Taipei 101 at 509m, so the BK, at 828m, increased the record by 319m.
The Kingdom Tower at 1007m will increase the record by 'only' 179m

The gap between the Burj and the second tallest is currently 227m (Mecca clock tower, 601m), but in the next few years, that will decrease at least twice!

I definitely can't wait to see this start to rise! It will be interesting watching it right from the start because I missed the start of the Burj Khalifa construction.
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Old February 4th, 2013, 04:15 PM   #4478
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final height will be secret but more than 1000 m
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Old February 4th, 2013, 05:59 PM   #4479
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if all goes right bauer will start drilling the next few days! i'm sure with the next picture update we can move this thread to the U/C section
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Old February 4th, 2013, 10:53 PM   #4480
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Uiuiuiuiui very nice
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