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Old May 2nd, 2013, 10:55 AM   #5241
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Since you are checking this thread every day you should know that foundation construction is undergoing as we speak
foundation construction? the normal water-well drilling rigs?
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Old May 2nd, 2013, 10:06 PM   #5242
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foundation construction? the normal water-well drilling rigs?
Oh please, cut it off
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Old May 2nd, 2013, 10:47 PM   #5243
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please update, that's so boring
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Old May 2nd, 2013, 10:58 PM   #5244
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how long wait ? construction in the site very slow ......i'm pessimistic
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Old May 3rd, 2013, 12:23 AM   #5245
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Old May 5th, 2013, 12:46 AM   #5247
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Who is the Main Constructor of this tower?
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Old May 5th, 2013, 12:50 AM   #5248
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First post of the entire thread shall give you the info your seeking
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Old May 5th, 2013, 10:06 AM   #5249
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foundation construction? the normal water-well drilling rigs?
Yes, actually the advertised pile sizes are immense... And those on the pics here - are like for a G+8
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Old May 5th, 2013, 07:46 PM   #5251
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Old May 7th, 2013, 03:15 AM   #5252
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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.
I'm sorry but that is simply idiotic. Is there demand for such a tower? I feel like most of these buildings are just superficial skins just for show.
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Old May 7th, 2013, 03:39 AM   #5253
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I will also be built to increase the value of the land around it, and to create publicity for Jeddah in the international business world.
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Old May 7th, 2013, 06:32 AM   #5254
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I'm sorry but that is simply idiotic. Is there demand for such a tower? I feel like most of these buildings are just superficial skins just for show.
As skyscraperfan i don't care mich about demand...i just love to see such towers build
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Old May 7th, 2013, 10:43 AM   #5256
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This tower is an architecture-shattering sculpture for the Saudis and has always meant to be just that. It is not meant to be a for-profit venture. People stuck in the capitalist demand-supply mindset have to understand that.
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Old May 7th, 2013, 01:23 PM   #5257
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As skyscraperfan i don't care mich about demand...i just love to see such towers build
on the other hand, if there is too much vacancy, then you could end up with something like Pentominium, Chicago Spire, or Waterview.

I doubt that would happen with this tower though.
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Old May 7th, 2013, 05:04 PM   #5258
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As skyscraper fan, I don't care much about demand...I just love to see such towers built


Amen to that. I could care less about whether a tower needs to be built versus whether someone wants it to be built. It's not my money, so why would I care. I'm just a fan who wants the tallest, most beautiful architecture of our time to be built. If I had Bill Gates money, I would march my ass right into the AS+GG office and tell them I wanted the tallest and largest tower possible in the world and I would put that shit in my backyard if possible. Then I would sit back and not give a shit about what the occupancy rate was or if I was making money from it or not. My thoughts are, if you build the tallest, biggest tower, they will come.....eventually
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Old May 7th, 2013, 05:08 PM   #5259
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I completely agree with you. I hope that a SSC or SSP forumer will one day become a billionaire. Then there will be a true revolution in skyscraper construction
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Old May 7th, 2013, 08:49 PM   #5260
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Well if one became billionaire it is exactly because he/she DO NOT spend billions on a project just for fun Even burj and kingdom tower are planned with some sort of return in mind. Sooner or later or much much later but still
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