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Old April 23rd, 2013, 11:01 PM   #5181
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I don't get it? Why is this U/C if construction hasn't even started, only prep work. At same time "Related Hudson Yards" is in PREP section even through they started working at platform which will act as foundation for the tower. This should get moved at least for now...
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Old April 24th, 2013, 12:00 AM   #5182
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Most of us don't care, really... Not me at least.
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Old April 24th, 2013, 03:55 AM   #5183
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Why is no one reading the thread

Because it's being built in the middle of nowhere in my opinion, which in terms is gaining very little excitement if it where built in a much well know place,and also there are some that doubt this building will get built.
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Old April 24th, 2013, 04:11 AM   #5184
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Because it's being built in the middle of nowhere in my opinion, which in terms is gaining very little excitement if it where built in a much well know place,and also there are some that doubt this building will get built.



I think you misunderstood my post
It gets irritating listening to people post the same questions over and over again when 90% of the time the answer is a few posts above theirs. Ever since this thread went to U/C, it has brought more people to the thread which is understandable, but the least they can do is read a page or 2 before asking a question. It's kind of like me going over to the 1WTC thread and posting a question like, when they are going to start the enclosure around the mast/spire?
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Old April 24th, 2013, 05:18 AM   #5185
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Watch this thing get canceled like all the other megatalls proposed...
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Old April 24th, 2013, 05:32 AM   #5186
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This one has a realistic chance unlike the other pipe dreams. And there's nothing suggesting it will be cancelled.
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Old April 24th, 2013, 10:13 AM   #5187
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Watch this thing get canceled like all the other megatalls proposed...
Maybe in your dreams...

Just get it that this one is U/C already!
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Old April 24th, 2013, 10:15 AM   #5188
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I don't get it? Why is this U/C if construction hasn't even started, only prep work. At same time "Related Hudson Yards" is in PREP section even through they started working at platform which will act as foundation for the tower. This should get moved at least for now...
No, because bauer is working on the foundation already. So it's clearly U/C now.
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Old April 24th, 2013, 10:38 AM   #5189
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This project reminds me of KAFD in Riyadh. It was a big enclosed area and we couldn't get enough info or pics for almost a year. However, when the towers started to raise everyone knew about progress being made.
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Old April 24th, 2013, 01:14 PM   #5190
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I don't know who moved this thread here in the first place, and I don't really care. However, this thread is quite inactive for being the 'next tallest in the world' and there is very little visual evidence suggesting this is under construction. I'd say judging from the images we've seen, it is still ground, excavation and prep work. I don't see why the WDN rules for prep and u/c statuses go for every single project here except this one.. One of the main reasons that this section of the forum is doing so great (especially in unique visitors and guests on a daily basis), is because of a certain reliability we provide in terms of information and building statuses (thanks to our huge community). I think it isn't smart to in some sort of way ruin this trust and reliability that others have in this website by speculating and suggesting things which aren't true or actually happening. It has happened many times in the past, we all sure remember the Dubai proposals and the Nakheel tower. People tend to get ahead of themselves by creating hypes about structures and record breaking buildings which aren't a reality as of the moment.

I'm not saying this is not a reality, I am just saying that compared to previous and current happening projects, there is zero to nothing in terms of evidence that this is actually happening. Usually our community is on top of it with tens of posts per day in such threads (Burj Khalifa, One WTC, Shanghai Tower, etc.), not in this one. I mean, what?! The tallest structure on earth right?! This just makes me doubt things on this project.

I think we should keep things clear and most importantly: real. My 2 cents as being a moderator of this forum and have been for almost 4 years. Now if anyone can provide us with fresh pics and info, that would be great. We can compare it to other projects in the same stage and decide if it should stay in this subforum. Anyone agree?
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Old April 24th, 2013, 03:53 PM   #5191
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I don't know who moved this thread here in the first place, and I don't really care. However, this thread is quite inactive for being the 'next tallest in the world' and there is very little visual evidence suggesting this is under construction. I'd say judging from the images we've seen, it is still ground, excavation and prep work. I don't see why the WDN rules for prep and u/c statuses go for every single project here except this one.. One of the main reasons that this section of the forum is doing so great (especially in unique visitors and guests on a daily basis), is because of a certain reliability we provide in terms of information and building statuses (thanks to our huge community). I think it isn't smart to in some sort of way ruin this trust and reliability that others have in this website by speculating and suggesting things which aren't true or actually happening. It has happened many times in the past, we all sure remember the Dubai proposals and the Nakheel tower. People tend to get ahead of themselves by creating hypes about structures and record breaking buildings which aren't a reality as of the moment.

I'm not saying this is not a reality, I am just saying that compared to previous and current happening projects, there is zero to nothing in terms of evidence that this is actually happening. Usually our community is on top of it with tens of posts per day in such threads (Burj Khalifa, One WTC, Shanghai Tower, etc.), not in this one. I mean, what?! The tallest structure on earth right?! This just makes me doubt things on this project.

I think we should keep things clear and most importantly: real. My 2 cents as being a moderator of this forum and have been for almost 4 years. Now if anyone can provide us with fresh pics and info, that would be great. We can compare it to other projects in the same stage and decide if it should stay in this subforum. Anyone agree?
i don't agree, sorry.

This project is U/C, there's no doubt. and we've pics from this month where it's clearly visible that Bauer Saudi is working on site with drilling machines. That means they're working on the foundation and that's evidence enough to me to say it's U/C.
the reason why this thread isn't that "inactive" is just the fact that we don't have the big amount of Construction updates for now. but believe me, that will change dramatic when they poured the raft foundation and the tower will start to rise...just wait

and just remember Burj Khalifa at the beginning, there were almost no pics from the foundation too. but not long after it started to rise there were tons of pics everywhere.

my two cents here
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Old April 24th, 2013, 04:18 PM   #5192
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Who knows what this vehicle in the middle of the previous images is used for?
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Old April 24th, 2013, 04:31 PM   #5193
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Pile load test?


BTW Ni3lS, are those pics enough for ya?
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Old April 24th, 2013, 04:37 PM   #5194
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and just remember Burj Khalifa at the beginning, there were almost no pics from the foundation too. but not long after it started to rise there were tons of pics everywhere.
Actually we had absolutely no pictures of the piling and the making of the raft foundation of Burj Khalifa at the time. Only the site perimeter and of the hole that was dug for the entire site.

Only after the raft was poured and the construction of the floors started, some guys found the possibility to climb the roof of a just completed tower (Chelsea Tower) and could snap some pics. A few weeks later I made it there as well. It was June or July 2005
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Old April 24th, 2013, 04:50 PM   #5195
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Old April 24th, 2013, 05:05 PM   #5196
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thx for the pics Rody .

are they from your last visit to the site a week ago or so?

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Actually we had absolutely no pictures of the piling and the making of the raft foundation of Burj Khalifa at the time. Only the site perimeter and of the hole that was dug for the entire site.

Only after the raft was poured and the construction of the floors started, some guys found the possibility to climb the roof of a just completed tower (Chelsea Tower) and could snap some pics. A few weeks later I made it there as well. It was June or July 2005
i've a handful pics from pilling . but these pics are indeed quite rare.

[IMG]http://i37.************/4q5w8.jpg[/IMG]
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All those pics were traced and found years later, many years later
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Old April 24th, 2013, 05:21 PM   #5198
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All those pics were traced and found years later, many years later
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Old April 24th, 2013, 06:57 PM   #5199
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this building is Triple One, a project in Seoul, not Kingdom Tower
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Old April 24th, 2013, 07:04 PM   #5200
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Yeah I was wondering what that was, clearly wasn't Kingdom Tower.
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