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Old March 24th, 2013, 11:12 PM   #4861
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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
Yea, from 705m to 828m when i'm not wrong. That's a massive height increase during construction....but it works fine.
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Old March 25th, 2013, 12:08 AM   #4862
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waww amazing project !!
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Old March 25th, 2013, 12:59 AM   #4863
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Yea, from 705m to 828m when i'm not wrong. That's a massive height increase during construction....but it works fine.
705 to 818 actually, those last 10 meters were added because of the rules by CTBUH (where the measurements starts)

.... plus, they have tested models for heights stretched to above 1 km, and they found them structurally sound AND by those tests they also revised the design by changing the setbacks on each wings.

Those wind tunnel tests have changed the BK design considerably, and they can do the same with KT
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Old March 25th, 2013, 01:03 AM   #4864
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Oh and I meant the tallest one.
moot argument. Burj Khalifa has the same design elements as Kingdom Tower, those same elements the post I replied to, said are ignoring of good architecture
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Old March 25th, 2013, 01:57 AM   #4865
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errr... the Tallest Ever U/C aka Nakheel Tower.
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Old March 25th, 2013, 04:17 AM   #4866
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The Owner of the Kingdom Tower and chairman of Kingdom Holding Company

Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal





He also owns an AIRBUS A380 as private jet

He also looks like that guy. A Bulgarian chalga music singer called Milko Kalaidjiev.



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Old March 25th, 2013, 04:30 AM   #4867
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Seriously, where can I find the official website for this wonderful building?
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Old March 25th, 2013, 10:56 AM   #4868
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There is none yet. But you can be sure whenever they'll start one it will be under kingdomtower.com or kingdomtower.sa url
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Old March 25th, 2013, 02:45 PM   #4869
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If I understand it right, a 300m+ high building is called supertall, a 600m+ building is called megatall. So what kind is this it is 900m+ . Could we call it gigatall or ultratall ?
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Old March 25th, 2013, 02:49 PM   #4870
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If I understand it right, a 300m+ high building is called supertall, a 600m+ building is called megatall. So what kind is this it is 900m+ . Could we call it gigatall or ultratall ?
There's nothing "official" yet for towers above 1000m. But it's not unrealistic in my eyes that these towers will be called ultratall or gigatall in the future.
I personally would prefer ultratall.
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Old March 25th, 2013, 03:00 PM   #4871
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There's nothing "official" yet for towers above 1000m. But it's not unrealistic in my eyes that these towers will be called ultratall or gigatall in the future.
I personally would prefer ultratall.

I agree with ultratall.
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Old March 25th, 2013, 03:22 PM   #4872
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If I understand it right, a 300m+ high building is called supertall, a 600m+ building is called megatall. So what kind is this it is 900m+ . Could we call it gigatall or ultratall ?
Noooo... First of all, if we classify a thing as megasomething, then there has to be a kilosomething, and it has to be 1,000 times shorter! But with your +=300 arithmetic progression, we should have a 0m category classified as hi-rise
I propose to call 150+m high-rises, 300+m supertalls, 600+m ultratalls. And after 10-20 yrs, when there will be at least half a dozen of 1Ks, we can simply revise this nomenclature, and change the numbers
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Old March 25th, 2013, 03:27 PM   #4873
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Or moonscraper.

btw, HoneyDaddy, i don't believe there will be dozens of 1km towers in 2030.
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Old March 25th, 2013, 03:53 PM   #4874
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He is helping designing some of them
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Old March 25th, 2013, 03:54 PM   #4875
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errr... the Tallest Ever U/C aka Nakheel Tower.
Are you saying Nakheel Tower looked like:
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Sydney's Opera House or some Gugenheim museum
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Old March 25th, 2013, 04:17 PM   #4876
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You know it's rather hard to discuss with a guy who forgets what he was responding to few posts ago
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Noooo... First of all, if we classify a thing as megasomething, then there has to be a kilosomething, and it has to be 1,000 times shorter! But with your +=300 arithmetic progression, we should have a 0m category classified as hi-rise
I propose to call 150+m high-rises, 300+m supertalls, 600+m ultratalls. And after 10-20 yrs, when there will be at least half a dozen of 1Ks, we can simply revise this nomenclature, and change the numbers
Yeah I know about kilo, mega, gigs, tera, peta, exa. But like we see we also can't find super in this list so I think this names don't follows science rules and are chosen really arbitrarily
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Old March 25th, 2013, 05:03 PM   #4878
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it doesn't but lets be honest here I really don't think ctbuh would ever introduce kilo or gigatalls
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Old March 25th, 2013, 05:21 PM   #4879
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You know it's rather hard to discuss with a guy who forgets what he was responding to few posts ago
Do you need a refresh? Go back and look ... though i don't keep any hope high, judging by your previous countless antics


... but since I'm generous and don't want to waste your time, here's how it went:

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Old March 25th, 2013, 05:22 PM   #4880
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Yeah I know about kilo, mega, gigs, tera, peta, exa. But like we see we also can't find super in this list so I think this names don't follows science rules and are chosen really arbitrarily
So you just made yourself a really smart guy! Congrats, but you still have to learn to read and write carefully.
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