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Old May 20th, 2013, 01:40 AM   #5381
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after reading your post in the J220 thread i also played around with this model just now and it is amazing from how far away it would still be possible to be seen as a silhouette in the distance. Yet it is also quite far away from anything else, but with the whole Kingdom City kicking in the appearance will not render it as a needle in the desert as much as it looks like in current models.
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Old May 20th, 2013, 04:10 AM   #5382
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Old May 20th, 2013, 03:41 PM   #5383
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Old May 20th, 2013, 06:16 PM   #5384
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Very nice video, i like it a lot!!!
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Old May 20th, 2013, 07:55 PM   #5385
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Exactly like a student's graduation work! (esp. the proportions of the tower's elements and some details of the stylobate)
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Old May 21st, 2013, 01:28 PM   #5386
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I have a question.... How do you wash the windows on such a tall structure? Robot? The winds that high up can get over 100 mph easily.......
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Old May 21st, 2013, 01:53 PM   #5387
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I have a question.... How do you wash the windows on such a tall structure? Robot? The winds that high up can get over 100 mph easily.......
I saw a documentary about the Burj Khalifa some months ago. There were no robots to clean the windows, just a few men hanging on ropes.
But it also depends on the facade if you can use robots or not.
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Old May 21st, 2013, 03:18 PM   #5388
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^ Actually, there are "robots" for the lower and mid floors, however it's cheaper AND faster to just use the rope-men
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Old May 22nd, 2013, 01:27 AM   #5389
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This is the kind of tower i wanna see...
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Old May 23rd, 2013, 01:32 AM   #5390
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If this was built in Denver, Colorado the elevation at the top would be a stagering 8,734ft (1.65 miles or 2662 meters)
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Old May 23rd, 2013, 12:46 PM   #5391
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By the same principle, if this would be built in Tibet... Or Mount Everest... Or Olympus Mons... What's the point?
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Old May 23rd, 2013, 11:32 PM   #5392
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Everyday the same thing.

Guys, please get it now: This tower is U/C!
u/c means there is a crane on site and steal/concrete is rising. prep means foundations ar being dug
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Old May 23rd, 2013, 11:50 PM   #5393
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And content of your post means you're very wrong sir
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Old May 24th, 2013, 03:24 PM   #5394
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u/c means there is a crane on site and steal/concrete is rising. prep means foundations ar being dug
I'm sorry to say my friend, But u/c really means construction has started on the said property of prep project already planned at the site, for example, the WTC1 was u/c when they started digging the hole for the foundation IMO. Welcome to the SkyscaperCity forums my newly member friend
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Old May 24th, 2013, 03:32 PM   #5395
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If this tower is really U/C then we need some pics to prove it other than those 3 or 4 pics posted previously on old pages. For a Building that high, this page should be buzzing with pics and info concerning its construction but all I see discussions and comments about the truth of it being U/C


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Old May 24th, 2013, 03:57 PM   #5396
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Why don't you fly to Jeddah and take some pics yourself
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Old May 24th, 2013, 04:04 PM   #5397
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Why don't you fly to Jeddah and take some pics yourself


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Old May 24th, 2013, 04:24 PM   #5398
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I'm sorry to say my friend, But u/c really means construction has started on the said property of prep project already planned at the site, for example, the WTC1 was u/c when they started digging the hole for the foundation IMO. Welcome to the SkyscaperCity forums my newly member friend
That's wrong too. U/C means that any structural part of the tower is u/c. That means for thread to have this status it is required that at least foundation is under construction. Digging the hole is not considered as such. But drilling and pouring the foundation piles is, and that's exactly what takes place at kt site right now. It would be much easier if one mod wouldn't have edited statuses description in report thread to wrong. I guess only because of mods solidarity rules remains wrongly described misleading people even though all threads are moved to u/c according to correct rules I just described.

And I agree this thread should have receive much more updates. It is hard to believe that the tallest tower on the world rising next to city with 5 mil people gets attention from literally single guy - Rody. Thanks to him we have at least updates every couple weeks. And frankly I'm glad that it is how it is because last year when they prepared pile load tests it was much worse - we haven't an update in over a six months. Not even a spoken report of the activity on site and we had to guess if tests are over or not.
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Old May 24th, 2013, 05:22 PM   #5399
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Why don't you fly to Jeddah and take some pics yourself
If only I'm free I would love to but I got my own busy life
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Old May 24th, 2013, 07:28 PM   #5400
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This tower will be awesome!
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