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Old March 24th, 2013, 05:12 PM   #4841
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Very futuristic indeed, I feel that I watch a sci-fi movie.....
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Old March 24th, 2013, 05:37 PM   #4842
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What do you think? Will/can dubai strike back with a higher tower?
Probably not. And I think it will shatter their ego.
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Old March 24th, 2013, 05:56 PM   #4843
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For keeping the tallest structure (of any kind) title for a decade?
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Old March 24th, 2013, 05:59 PM   #4844
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That looks so much like the Dubai creek, although BK is not really near it, due to the DXB location and the flight paths from and into it.
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Old March 24th, 2013, 07:05 PM   #4845
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Old March 24th, 2013, 07:07 PM   #4846
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That looks so much like the Dubai creek, although BK is not really near it, due to the DXB location and the flight paths from and into it.
you can see jeddah's airpot is not that far too.. the new airport (phase 1) is under construction at the moment

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Old March 24th, 2013, 07:14 PM   #4847
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50 years from now the climate in arabia will be totally uninhabitable, so it's not going to matter.
This already tells us how much you understand of climate change.
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Old March 24th, 2013, 07:59 PM   #4848
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=t90zu387Rzs
So Structure on top which look like helipad is not actually helipad.
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Old March 24th, 2013, 08:01 PM   #4849
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Old March 24th, 2013, 08:28 PM   #4850
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So Structure on top which look like helipad is not actually helipad.
Nope. Wind speeds at that height makes it completely unsafe to be used as such
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Old March 24th, 2013, 09:03 PM   #4851
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needle buildings are boring now..who cares if it reaches the sky, the design is bland, what happened to architecture? even the shard is better looking.
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Old March 24th, 2013, 09:12 PM   #4852
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It's a three legged design, plus the Shard is more of a needle (shape wise) then this .... but yes, what happened to Architecture, why we can't design 1 km tall buildings looking like Sydney's Opera House or some Gugenheim museum. I tell you what happened: GRAVITY "happened"
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Old March 24th, 2013, 09:17 PM   #4853
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Although, I have my objections about the smooth slopes. If in BK they had to re-arrange the setbacks based on the wind-tests, I would presume we will some sslight, but noticeable changes on the design here as well. I predict the smooth slopped sides will be cut or things added to address the wind and vortexes problem.
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Old March 24th, 2013, 10:07 PM   #4854
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It's a three legged design, plus the Shard is more of a needle (shape wise) then this .... but yes, what happened to Architecture, why we can't design 1 km tall buildings looking like Sydney's Opera House or some Gugenheim museum. I tell you what happened: GRAVITY "happened"
It seems you forged about one tower once u/c in "your" city...
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Old March 24th, 2013, 10:20 PM   #4855
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These buildings are all a bit dumb though, no need to build so tall. 2000ft should be the limit. Like the Shanghai tower.
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Old March 24th, 2013, 10:20 PM   #4856
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Senior Planning Manager needed for KT project .

Things finally start to move in the right direction with the Kingdom Tower. A job announcement was posted on a recruitment site.

The position that needs to be filled is Senior Planning Manager. If you are interested in working in one of the most exciting projects of this decade, you can submit your CV by following this link

In the near future it is expected that more positions will be available in Jeddah.

source: http://www.kingdomtowerskyscraper.co...T-project.html
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Old March 24th, 2013, 10:56 PM   #4857
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Although, I have my objections about the smooth slopes. If in BK they had to re-arrange the setbacks based on the wind-tests, I would presume we will some sslight, but noticeable changes on the design here as well. I predict the smooth slopped sides will be cut or things added to address the wind and vortexes problem.
I highly doubt that. They already wind-tested current design. This is the best proof that things really can be done differently from project to project.
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Old March 24th, 2013, 11:03 PM   #4858
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It seems you forged about one tower once u/c in "your" city...
How tall ... which one?
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I highly doubt that. They already wind-tested current design. This is the best proof that things really can be done differently from project to project.
They tested the BK design as well, but kept testing it and changed it while the tower was half way through construction
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Old March 24th, 2013, 11:10 PM   #4860
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They tested the BK design as well, but kept testing it and changed it while the tower was half way through construction
It was significantly increased over the time so obviously they tested it many times. This starts from 1000m+ though so I think they would know already whats needed and what not. Especially with the previous experience from bk.

Oh and I meant the tallest one.
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