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Old February 18th, 2013, 08:49 PM   #4561
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but if KT is only in early construction and sees rival projects coming up, then i see a chance for a secret height increase, also it would be amazing to see the title being held for only a short amount of time But realistically i think KT will rise and all other projects rising with it are smaller. I can imagine another 900m building in china maybe within the next few years, but over 1000m somewhere else than KT, i don't know, so i think KT will be the next tallest structure and hold the title for at least 5 years after completition.
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Old February 18th, 2013, 09:54 PM   #4562
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i guess Bauer is working on the foundation already. so Kingdom Tower will be the WTB for a while. No other Project in that height-class is anywhere near to start construction in the near future, except Kingdom Tower!
It was clear that BK wouldn't be the tallest forever, and the same counts for KT. But it definitely will be the tallest for a while
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Old February 18th, 2013, 10:55 PM   #4563
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Indeed, if there are others, like the one in Karachi, they are years behing the Kingdom Tower in stage.
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Old February 19th, 2013, 09:22 AM   #4564
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The tallest tower in Karachi will be tallest than every under const. building in the world, even more tallest than Kingdom tower but at first Kingdom tower will be tallest if built early.
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Old February 19th, 2013, 06:48 PM   #4565
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From this image it looks like the top floor will be somewhere around the 650m mark, which leaves one third of the building being nothing more than an empty spire. The design is inspiring, but for me the true height of a building is it's top floor, anything above that is just "cheap" ostentation. The burj Kalifa already cheated us with this cheap trick, and I really don't want to see more supertalls, "cheating" their way to the top. First and foremost this is a BUILDING, and the purpose of a building is to HOUSE PEOPLE so if you claim to be building a structure that is 1000m, than I want a floor at at-least 990m, otherwise all you have is a 650m tall building, with a ridiculous antenna on top.
Yes but if you do that you get this:

[IMG]http://i46.************/11ah1sl.jpg[/IMG]

Do you REALLY think it looks better this way? I don't.
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Old February 19th, 2013, 07:24 PM   #4566
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Yes but if you do that you get this:
[IMG]http://i46.************/11ah1sl.jpg[/IMG]
Do you REALLY think it looks better this way? I don't.

That would look good in NYC after you chop off 2 of it's toes.. then turn the observation deck into a big swimming pool and have a diving board at the top level and pray that the wind doesn't catch you on the way down
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Old February 19th, 2013, 07:45 PM   #4567
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Yes but if you do that you get this:

Do you REALLY think it looks better this way? I don't.
It looks more like rusia tower and i like it also with no spire but in jedha a spire will fit
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Old February 19th, 2013, 08:49 PM   #4568
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It looks like the Shard a bit like that.
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Old February 20th, 2013, 02:02 AM   #4569
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Ok fine, whipped this up in Photoshop in a few minutes. The scale was locked and I just went up until the terrace is at ~1KM. As you can see even if the concept of the slanted / buttressed design held up, the tower would then have nearly a 600m spire and be 1.66x as wide...ish. IE, HUGE. But a neat comparison for sure.

Get rid of that unnecessary spire and it is perfect. Who needs a gigantic pin cushion anyway.

Oh, and also switch the observation platform to the other side.



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Old February 20th, 2013, 05:13 AM   #4570
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I personally find the design perfect as it is, the three wings and the clean design(no setbacks for 1km will be an amazing sight from below)
I don't care whatsoever for the height as long as the design matches it! And this one does
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Old February 20th, 2013, 09:01 PM   #4571
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I am expecting a NEW DELAY !!
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Old February 20th, 2013, 09:04 PM   #4572
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I am expecting a NEW DELAY !!
Why? just because we've no new pics atm?
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Old February 20th, 2013, 09:18 PM   #4573
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Is this building being constructed??? I think it'd be eve better than dubai
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Old February 20th, 2013, 09:37 PM   #4574
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Is this building being constructed??? I think it'd be eve better than dubai
foundation works. so yeah it is being made. we are just waiting for pictures to move it
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Old February 21st, 2013, 05:12 AM   #4575
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Hey OldBlackMarble

I do like the chopped off look that you did give the bigger diagram, but that still doesn't preclude the fact that the tower would then be like, 500-600 feet wide at the base to hold the slant in check. There's a good amount of space in the current design as is. Could they fill all the units if the tower suddenly had 2-2.5x the amount of square footage (meterage)?

I'd say but forget all that because the ob deck is at 825m so wooo! Haha.

Maybe just contact Adrian Smith and encourage him to do a redesign. For this shape though I'd argue that aesthetically it needs the spire. Just having it lopped off doesn't look right. The slant is nice though.
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Old February 21st, 2013, 07:05 AM   #4576
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Ok fine, whipped this up in Photoshop in a few minutes. The scale was locked and I just went up until the terrace is at ~1KM. As you can see even if the concept of the slanted / buttressed design held up, the tower would then have nearly a 600m spire and be 1.66x as wide...ish. IE, HUGE. But a neat comparison for sure.



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Old February 21st, 2013, 08:33 AM   #4577
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So the height of Kingdom tower is reduced??
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Old February 21st, 2013, 08:42 AM   #4578
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I do like the chopped off look that you did give the bigger diagram, but that still doesn't preclude the fact that the tower would then be like, 500-600 feet wide at the base to hold the slant in check. There's a good amount of space in the current design as is. Could they fill all the units if the tower suddenly had 2-2.5x the amount of square footage (meterage)?

I'd say but forget all that because the ob deck is at 825m so wooo! Haha.

Maybe just contact Adrian Smith and encourage him to do a redesign. For this shape though I'd argue that aesthetically it needs the spire. Just having it lopped off doesn't look right. The slant is nice though.
Yes, the dimensions would need to be altered. Just "blowing it up" like I did with Photoshop would not be practical. Honestly, I think one of the reasons they put such a huge spire on it, and the same with the one in Dubai, is because if it had floors all the way to the top, it would be far more expensive, both to build and maintain, more elevators required, just overall a much more complex building. I think the way it is now, they can get the world record height, which I think is the MAIN reason they are building it, without the complexity and cost. So in essence they are cheating, which is the Exact thing I don't like about it. But that's just my thing.
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Old February 21st, 2013, 08:46 AM   #4579
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I have to say, on pure esthetics, the Illinois is still better looking. Maybe at some point in the future someone will actually build it, since we've already been waiting for it for over fifty years.
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Old February 21st, 2013, 09:04 AM   #4580
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don't expend too much of your money to build something you don't need
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