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Old March 27th, 2013, 11:09 AM   #4921
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no way the saudis are building this. updates anyone?
Look a few pages back and look at the pics. They're working on the foundation right now
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Old March 27th, 2013, 12:11 PM   #4922
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This is ready to go

For all the "nah sayers", the progress will be very fast, and very soon. 1st April is probably realitic for serious work. The primary construction company is issuing financial bonds and they are actively being sold in the market in Saudi.

The new airport has a timeline of end of 2014 - and that is on schedule or very close to it. You can see a massive number of cranes on the Airport site -- a lot of those cranes will move to the KT site (same builder - Saudi Bin Laden)

As bizzare as this sounds, the most probable cause of delay would be the availability of concrete. There is a shortage of cement in Saudi at present because of the huge number of projects being undertaken and the cement companies simply cant keep up. They are stretched to the limit.
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Old March 27th, 2013, 01:30 PM   #4923
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i think that they will have enough concrete. if you look back to dubai in the times the burj was constructed 50% of dubai's today was constructed in that time so they had enough concrete.
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Old March 27th, 2013, 04:14 PM   #4924
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There were shortages of concrete and steel, as well as workforce in Dubai back then, as well
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Old March 27th, 2013, 05:19 PM   #4925
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Crazy they are building this. And again, in the middle of a desert
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Old March 27th, 2013, 07:24 PM   #4926
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There were shortages of concrete and steel, as well as workforce in Dubai back then, as well
shortages of workforce? a though they had enough with people from pakistan?
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Old March 27th, 2013, 09:36 PM   #4927
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Mostly indian .... but yeah, there were really shortages at the peak
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Old March 27th, 2013, 09:37 PM   #4928
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Crazy they are building this. And again, in the middle of a desert
Would you prefer it in a middle of a swamp?
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Old March 27th, 2013, 09:53 PM   #4929
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You do realize places like pudong once were (and underground still are) pretty much a swamp
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Yes .... and?
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Old March 27th, 2013, 10:58 PM   #4931
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Nothing really.. it just makes your joke weak.
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Old March 27th, 2013, 11:16 PM   #4932
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Would you prefer it in a middle of a swamp?
Nope, I just don't think building such a tower miles from the actual city downtown looks good. That's all.
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Old March 27th, 2013, 11:26 PM   #4933
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Actually they will build downtown along with the tower. Another thing is though that it will still look alone unless they will surraund it with forest of megatals
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Old March 28th, 2013, 09:55 AM   #4934
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I know some people will said Kingdom Tower is overrated soon...
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Old March 28th, 2013, 03:54 PM   #4935
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Nothing really.. it just makes your joke weak.
How do you know? Are you josham?



.... and yes, we two go a long way elsewhere in the forum, but you are right: I should have said 'a fruit garden' instead
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Old March 28th, 2013, 05:43 PM   #4936
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I know some people will said Kingdom Tower is overrated soon...
Exactly, despite its amazing shape and architecture, people will simply dislike it for its location.
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Old March 28th, 2013, 05:53 PM   #4937
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So it is located to the ghost district.....
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How do you know? Are you josham?
it was kinda obvious
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Old March 28th, 2013, 06:13 PM   #4939
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Exactly, despite its amazing shape and architecture, people will simply dislike it for its location.
Not for location per se. More for being kinda pointless, build in a place that isn't exactly a skyscraper paradise by a nation that is known of spending large amounts for show off which this tower, lets be honest, is build for. I myself, being skyscraper fun, don't really care but there will be individuals who won't appreciate a tower that won't pay for itself directly meaning from sales of the space but (eventually) from selling everything around it.
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Old March 28th, 2013, 06:56 PM   #4940
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what tall, huge and enormous building....


would dubai feel envy for this building?
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