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Old April 27th, 2013, 10:37 PM   #5221
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unlikely by 2018, possibly 2019, probably by 2020
ouch, that's a long way to go. Let's see what happens with China's recrod breaking supertall. If it ever gets constructed.
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Old April 28th, 2013, 02:28 AM   #5222
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Cool, you seem to have some inside news here. Surprise us with some exciting pictures from your recent visit to Jeddah?
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Old April 28th, 2013, 07:08 AM   #5223
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Old April 28th, 2013, 10:34 AM   #5224
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Surprise us with some exciting pictures from your recent visit to Jeddah?
Rody posted pics from this month, what do you need more ?
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Old April 28th, 2013, 01:50 PM   #5225
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Old April 28th, 2013, 06:19 PM   #5226
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Rody posted pics from this month, what do you need more ?
So judging from the pictures you can tell us this project will not be downsized in the future? Interesting!
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Old April 28th, 2013, 07:25 PM   #5227
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So judging from the pictures you can tell us this project will not be downsized in the future? Interesting!
no, i just can say that it is U/C from these pics. but why should they downsize it?
the sense of this project is to build the WTB and to build the first 1000m+ tower, and at the moment i see no problem with financing or anything else.
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Old April 28th, 2013, 07:27 PM   #5228
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What I think is that this tower will be downsized, I might be wrong but they will shrink it to a level not less than 830m so it will always break the record on surpassing Burj Khalifa's threshold.
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Old April 28th, 2013, 09:20 PM   #5229
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i don't think it will be downsized. i expect a height at around ~1050m
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Old April 28th, 2013, 10:18 PM   #5230
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Do you know what would make this better? A live webcam at the site...
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This is the biggest piece of nonsense I've seen since... SkyOne?
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Old April 28th, 2013, 10:50 PM   #5232
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Indeed, that would be perfect
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Old April 28th, 2013, 10:57 PM   #5233
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no, i just can say that it is U/C from these pics. but why should they downsize it?
the sense of this project is to build the WTB and to build the first 1000m+ tower, and at the moment i see no problem with financing or anything else.
My point being, that it is pointless to throw out forecasts in a certain way of confidence about matters that only insiders have information of. Thus answering questions asked by others here like you know everything without any single support of arguments. I admire your enthusiasm very much, I just think it shouldn't cloud your or anyone else's judgement. That's all
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Old April 28th, 2013, 11:40 PM   #5234
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considering burj dubai was planned to be quite under 800m and surprised us in the end makes me enthusiastic as well.
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Old April 30th, 2013, 07:35 AM   #5235
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Saudi Water Company Signs $587 Million Jeddah Tower Deal


Saudi Arabia’s national water company agreed to a 2.2 billion-riyal ($587 million) supply deal with Jeddah Economic Co. for the Kingdom tower project in the Red Sea port of Jeddah, Saudi Press Agency reported.
The state-owned news agency said the 25-year agreement to supply 156,000 cubic meters of treated and drinking water a day, enough for 62 Olympic-size pools, was signed by the chief executive of the Jeddah-based developer, Waleed Batraji, and Loay al-Musallam, head of National Water Co.
Jeddah Economic Co. is developing the Kingdom Holding (KINGDOM) project, which includes plans to build a 1 kilometer-high (0.62 mile) skyscraper in Jeddah that would surpass the Burj Khalifa in Dubai as the world’s tallest tower.
Saudi Arabia, the biggest oil producer with the Arab world’s largest economy, plans to build the biggest desalination plant in Rabigh on the Red Sea. National Water plans to spend $66 billion on water projects over 10 years.

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Old April 30th, 2013, 09:29 PM   #5236
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I am looking - checking this thread almost every day, and its really great that Kingdom Tower is officially U/C.
About the tower, as concrete preparations are not started yet in which level are we now? I assume that we are in some kind preparation work (measures, checking the soil, perhaps some ground excavations).
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Old April 30th, 2013, 09:31 PM   #5237
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Since you are checking this thread every day you should know that foundation construction is undergoing as we speak
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Old May 2nd, 2013, 02:28 AM   #5238
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good idea, but i don't think you will see any thing interesting in drilling phase
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Emaar 'considering' tower higher than 1km-tall Kingdom Tower Will Dubai also be home to the next tallest tower in the world? ByStaff Published Wednesday, May 01, 2013 Burj Khalifa is currently the world’s tallest tower (FILE) Dubai can accommodate a tower taller than Burj Khalifa, said Mohammed Alabbar, Chairman of Emaar Properties. Dubai is already home to the world’s tallest tower Burj Khalifa, which attracts millions of visitor every year. Speaking at a conference in Dubai on Wednesday, Alabbar said he’s considering to build a tower which will be taller than Burj Khalifa and the Kingdom Tower which is under construction in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He said: "Technology has really improved the value of tall buildings which are really important commercially. We have learned how to make money out of tall buildings." The Burj Khalifa, nestled in the world's largest mall, Dubai Mall, has become a major tourist attraction, and reaffirmed Dubai's name on the global tall towers map when it was unveiled in 2010. Dubai is also home to the tallest residential skyscraper cluster in the world. Not only does Dubai boast of the tallest building in the world, the imposing Burj Khalifa, but also the tallest residential tower (Princess Tower), the tallest hotel in the world (JW Marriott Marquis Dubai), among many more. According to Emporis, a global provider of building information, Dubai has 909 high-rise buildings , including 448 skyscrapers (comprising 40 floors or more). According to SkyscraperPage.com, Dubai has 387 towers that are more than 99 metres in height, of which 84 are more than 202 metres tall and 26 are 301 metres or more in height. Speaking at the Africa Global Business Forum 2013 being held in Dubai, Alabbar said Emaar will continue to launch new projects and properties on a regular basis. Outlining Emaar’s vision, Alabbar said the property company intends to “keep launching projects every week,” and that the developer is doing all it can to control flipping of properties in the market. Flipping, or resale of off-plan properties at a higher rate to make quick gains, has been blamed for the property price crash of 2008-09. Currently under construction, Kingdom Tower will overtake 830-metre tall Burj Khalifa to become the world’s tallest over the next five years.
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