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Old April 5th, 2013, 12:33 AM   #5021
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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?
If there are no pix on a page you can quote them from a recent one.
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Old April 5th, 2013, 11:10 PM   #5022
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We want photos of work
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Old April 6th, 2013, 01:07 AM   #5023
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why don't they just build a supertall building that is so outrageous (1 mile high or 1600m+) that no other developers in the world will dare to challenge it. It is painful to spend billions of USD dollars and then the title is stolen by someone else a few years later.

well, i guess it is a good thing now coz skyscraper fans like us will be bored to death if there is no more competition.
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Old April 6th, 2013, 01:41 AM   #5024
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i guess it is a good thing now coz skyscraper fans like us will be bored to death



We will never get bored to death coz we have the forums to read
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Old April 6th, 2013, 01:51 PM   #5025
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I think that this building is dead, we haven´t photos and any info
I think that this tread maybe stay on the proposed section
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Old April 6th, 2013, 05:15 PM   #5026
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why don't they just build a supertall building that is so outrageous (1 mile high or 1600m+) that no other developers in the world will dare to challenge it. It is painful to spend billions of USD dollars and then the title is stolen by someone else a few years later.

well, i guess it is a good thing now coz skyscraper fans like us will be bored to death if there is no more competition.
I don't think you understand why skyscrapers are built.
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Old April 7th, 2013, 02:15 AM   #5027
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Weird a under construction project that does not have photos . It makes you think.
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Old April 7th, 2013, 11:51 AM   #5028
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I don't think you understand why skyscrapers are built.
Enlighten the local mob, if you have a unique vision!
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Weird a under construction project that does not have photos.
An opinion that nobody can raise objections to
I'll tell you some more, if you promise to keep my secret: (whispering) this tower does not have any concept as well, except ****-measurements
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Old April 7th, 2013, 08:32 PM   #5029
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i cant wait for it to finish!
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Old April 7th, 2013, 08:49 PM   #5030
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I found those: http://www.kingdomtowerskyscraper.co...tion-site.html

didn't add them because it writes all rights reserved.
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Old April 7th, 2013, 09:22 PM   #5031
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I found those: http://www.kingdomtowerskyscraper.co...tion-site.html

didn't add them because it writes all rights reserved.
these are from last year. they're just doing pile testing there.
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Old April 7th, 2013, 09:30 PM   #5032
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We want photos of work
This. I'm surprised by the lack of users here from SA. Only Rody69 and maybe a few others. I guess all the expats in Dubai are the reason we got lots of photos of the BK as it was beginning construction. It just sucks that we can't have regular weekly updates on the progress of this project
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Old April 8th, 2013, 03:10 AM   #5033
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Weird a under construction project that does not have photos . It makes you think.
Indeed. The lack of info around a tower that seems to be under construction feels kind of fishy.

Specially when is set to be the tallest building in the world, and the first one to surpass the 1000 meters tall mark.
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Old April 8th, 2013, 03:20 AM   #5034
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there are several reasons for only few photos.

1. saudi arabia is a big country and the cities are very very far from each other, so the only people who could give us updates regullary have to be from Jeddah itself.
2. The location of this tower is in a new zone that will be build with it. since this tower will take many years to build infrastructure comes with it, which means two things =>
a) the location is quite far away from the city center or even the city itself and
b) it is not easy to get to the location, because of said unfinished infrastructure.
3. the tower is in the earliest stages of construction. i am sure people know there is going to be a building. but i don't think many people are interested in taking pictures of cranes. Once the core is rising and people see how massive this thing actually is, then people will get motivated to actually go to the site to take pictures, until then we have to hope for a few people who can go there from time to time to keep us updated and press photos.

so just be patient, guys. this building will rise soon enough for us to see
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Old April 8th, 2013, 11:17 AM   #5035
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I agree. Assuming that a project of this scale is fake just because we haven't received any information for a few weeks is ridiculous. Be patient!
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Old April 8th, 2013, 11:23 AM   #5036
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Besides this building too much, and will begin to rise above the ground not soon
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Old April 8th, 2013, 01:26 PM   #5037
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Besides this building too much, and will begin to rise above the ground not soon
But we people of the Earth, the soil of which is going to support this "merveille de l'quelque chose", demand to see at least a hole in the ground!
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Old April 8th, 2013, 04:52 PM   #5038
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But we people of the Earth, the soil of which is going to support this "merveille de l'quelque chose", demand to see at least a hole in the ground!
Please go some page behind and you will see the holes...that picture is already there...

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Old April 8th, 2013, 09:10 PM   #5039
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Weird a under construction project that does not have photos . It makes you think.
This thread is beginning to raise a classic question of subjective idealism — If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? Ah, I can remember when the air was clean, sex was dirty, and photographs were scarce — and thus historical.

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Old April 9th, 2013, 03:01 AM   #5040
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[QUOTE=Prince Valium;101468446].


this is the only proof that a 1km tall building is under construction?
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