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Old May 30th, 2013, 01:52 PM   #5441
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....Wow.....just wow.





wow.



This is crazy.
It seems that the race between the arabs has just started
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Old May 30th, 2013, 04:14 PM   #5442
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By the time this is completed, laws might be relaxed. After all, Jeddah is the most liberal region in Saudi Arabia.
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Old May 30th, 2013, 05:53 PM   #5443
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Most of us can't even visit it...
It's okay though you can always see it.

1. Buy Binoculars.
2. Find a flight to Egypt or Sudan.
3. ...
4. Camp by the red sea opposite to jeddah and observe.
5. Profit!!!!
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Old May 30th, 2013, 06:26 PM   #5444
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just tried it on google earth. after a third the distance it is already merely one pixel wide. however it might be visible from Mecca on a clear day. There is a mountain in the way, but the pinnacle would stick over that mountain.
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Old May 30th, 2013, 06:34 PM   #5445
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Being in Abby's observation deck might remove that mountain as an obstacle
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Old May 30th, 2013, 06:54 PM   #5446
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Being in Abby's observation deck might remove that mountain as an obstacle
i did already have my view from the top of abby from the ground there is no chance at all
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Old May 30th, 2013, 08:33 PM   #5447
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$587 million water contract signed for the Kingdom Tower

The national water company of Saudi Arabia recently signed a contract worth $587 million USD (2.2 billion rials) to supply water for the Jeddah Economic Company.

Details of the deal were made public by the Saudi Press Agency. According to the contract signed, the National Water Company will supply 156,000 cubic meters of water daily for 25 years. The amount of water that is equal to over 41 million gallons will be supplied for the whole Kingdom City project.

source: http://kingdomtowerskyscraper.com/$5...dom-Tower.html
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Old May 31st, 2013, 09:37 AM   #5448
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I haven't seen any pics for ages!
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Old May 31st, 2013, 10:59 AM   #5449
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i'm curious! there could never be enough pics!
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Old May 31st, 2013, 06:19 PM   #5450
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Fantastic building in the world,it becomes taller and taller,crazy world with crazy metal!
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Old June 1st, 2013, 12:02 AM   #5451
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MEP contractors

anyone have any idea who the mechanical contractors/subcontractors assigned are?

I know bin laden group is the concrete contractor, but what about the MEP/finishing?
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Old June 1st, 2013, 02:44 AM   #5452
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MEP: Environmental Systems Design, Inc.
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Old June 1st, 2013, 01:33 PM   #5453
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how much piling have they done?
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Old June 1st, 2013, 09:49 PM   #5454
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MEP: Environmental Systems Design, Inc.
thanx for the info on the design firm, http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/...011+BW20110805

however, I was asking if any MEP main contractor/subcontractors have been announced.

any info?
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Old June 2nd, 2013, 09:40 AM   #5455
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Sorry don't no ;( I think it may be still too soon to chose mep subcontractors. After all they probably have like two years time before first mep works starts. But it's just my wild guess.
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Old June 2nd, 2013, 11:00 AM   #5456
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do they work on this tower every day ? can we get reg pics to wet the appitite .
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Old June 3rd, 2013, 07:49 PM   #5457
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Sorry don't no ;( I think it may be still too soon to chose mep subcontractors. After all they probably have like two years time before first mep works starts. But it's just my wild guess.
well usually the mechanical contractor has to be present since the beginning for providing shop drawings for the raft foundation.

I can't imagine the basement floors and lowest slab being casted without an MEP contractor on site proving sleeves and drainage piping.
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Old June 3rd, 2013, 09:24 PM   #5458
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But we are talking about mep executive contractor. Mep design firm is known and probably already designed what was in their contract. So can't the raft foundation be constructed with cooperation of foundation contractor and firm responsible for mep design?

Not saying you're wrong just throwing some thoughts

Anyway this question is best to be directed to Rody69. Apparently he is close to the main contractor. He may know more of this or maybe he can ask if he will have the opportunity. He's busy guy so pm him if he will miss this little conversation of ours
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Old June 9th, 2013, 01:16 PM   #5459
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DO have any idea about tower base wide ? burj khalifa 93 m but this tower i don't know
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Old June 9th, 2013, 10:48 PM   #5460
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By the time this is completed, laws might be relaxed. After all, Jeddah is the most liberal region in Saudi Arabia.
I hope so. They will get a lot of attention when the Tower starts to rise.
The media maybe will Focus on the visa topic and that will put some pressure on the officials.

It`s not a bad thing if tourist come to Jeddah and visit the tower. That will bring some money into the country.
If I can visit the completed tower, I will do it.
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