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Old April 1st, 2013, 05:29 PM   #5001
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Would be amazing if a new WTB could start preperation before Kingdom Tower is even topped out!
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Old April 1st, 2013, 07:01 PM   #5002
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Would be amazing if a new WTB could start preperation before Kingdom Tower is even topped out!
It's possible without a problem, they've time until 2017 or 2018.
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Old April 1st, 2013, 08:14 PM   #5003
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It's possible without a problem, they've time until 2017 or 2018.
yes especially with some projects popping out that actually make sense beside the rather unlikely projects we have like J220 and the one in Baku
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Old April 1st, 2013, 08:34 PM   #5004
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It would more than likely be another somewhat tall spike-looking structure that is 1/3 spire. Not that it's necessarily a bad thing and I can understand why many designs opt for such a shape, but it would certainly be more bold to build something with an inhabitable floor nearly all the way to the maximum height of the tower.
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Old April 1st, 2013, 08:50 PM   #5005
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http://www.ctbuh.org/News/GlobalTall...-It-Again.aspx

article is 6 pages long (nothing new about his plans though, mostly his story at Emaar. he keeps it a secret for now)

now on CTBUH News as well. hope it is not an April's joke (first article was posted before 1st of april, so this is the real deal x))
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Old April 1st, 2013, 09:04 PM   #5006
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It is NOT a April Fool's joke
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Old April 1st, 2013, 10:27 PM   #5007
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It would more than likely be another somewhat tall spike-looking structure that is 1/3 spire. Not that it's necessarily a bad thing and I can understand why many designs opt for such a shape, but it would certainly be more bold to build something with an inhabitable floor nearly all the way to the maximum height of the tower.
Just remember the Burj Mubarak Al Kabir tower proposed for Kuwait, 1001m with far over 200 floors.
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Old April 1st, 2013, 11:35 PM   #5008
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Hmm... if this building has a budget of $1.2 billion, even if it busts its budget by ten percent, it will still only be roughly half as expensive as a single B2 Spirit bomber, of which the US has built 22. Food for thought.

I am aware that the actual manufacturing cost of a B2 is less than that of the tower, but I'm speaking in averages here.
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Old April 1st, 2013, 11:43 PM   #5009
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Those numbers are totally wrong, in the sense they are incomplete and refer only to a certain contract, but what do journalists know.

They also say Burj Khalifa costed 900 Million, when in reality that was the initial contract for the concrete structure only. Even that turned out more to the end, due to design change, plus there were billions more spent on other design, architectural, engineering, foundations, construction, mechanical, plumbing, electrical, fit-out, fire protection, building controls and security, cladding, landscaping, work supervising and managment fees, etc etc
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Old April 2nd, 2013, 01:05 AM   #5010
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Just remember the Burj Mubarak Al Kabir tower proposed for Kuwait, 1001m with far over 200 floors.
Yeah, that tower was huge. In fact impractically huge. I think it was more of an concept design than the actual one they were going to pull off.
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Old April 2nd, 2013, 01:18 AM   #5011
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Old April 2nd, 2013, 06:12 PM   #5013
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Old April 2nd, 2013, 07:37 PM   #5014
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My fear is that we will not see as many u/c pics as we have seen from the old record holder.
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Old April 2nd, 2013, 07:54 PM   #5015
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My fear is that we will not see as many u/c pics as we have seen from the old record holder.
agree, that is for sure. a webcam would be cool for the site
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Old April 3rd, 2013, 12:29 PM   #5016
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My fear is that we will not see as many u/c pics as we have seen from the old record holder.
Agreed, this would indeed seem to be the case.
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Old April 3rd, 2013, 12:59 PM   #5017
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what for do you need a live cam, there's nothing to see
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Old April 3rd, 2013, 03:31 PM   #5018
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For now, but once the building will start rising there will be a lot to see
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Old April 4th, 2013, 12:24 PM   #5019
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What i also fear is that the few pictures will go down in the spam around it.

I hope moderators will keep the thread clean. Discussions about the political system in SA, the reasonabelness of that project or religion bashing will appear for sure...

How about we make two threads? One with necessary dicussion about the project and one where moderators will post only u/c pics?
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Old April 4th, 2013, 12:34 PM   #5020
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Doesn't make any sense to me. Just ban people who go political here and we should be fine. Consider this as Ryugyong Hotel thread on steroids
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