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Old June 18th, 2013, 01:20 PM   #5541
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Thanks a lot for those great pics Rody69... I'm willing to bet my next 2 pay cheques that even that evidence won't silence some of the doubters on here.

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Old June 18th, 2013, 01:51 PM   #5542
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Still anyone who believes this tower is not U/C?
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Old June 18th, 2013, 05:24 PM   #5543
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Still anyone who believes this tower is not U/C?

There are going to be non-believers of this tower until the day it tops out
And those same people will feel the need to stop by here along the way and let us know how pointless this tower is and how ugly it is, Blah-Blah-Blah....
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Old June 18th, 2013, 07:55 PM   #5544
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People must be weird thinking this isn't U/C. How could anyone think the pictures aren't real. They should visit the site of the building so that we could prove that the building is reality.
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Old June 18th, 2013, 11:53 PM   #5545
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But where are all the construction workers?...
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Was wondering the same. But when you realize there is probably like 50 Celsius degrees in shadow, I really wouldn't be surprised if they are working during the night shifts only.
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looks great but..... where are the workers?

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Just to let know that now in Saudi Arabia it reached 50 Celsius degrees and it is very very hot out there. People not allowed to work between 12 to 3 PM and probably he got the pictures durning that time (and maybe also that's why he was able to take the pictures).
it's not about the temperature or anything else, it actually was 32 C on the site yesterday, besides the law of preventing the workers to work under the direct sun light between 12-3 pm (the lawMr soltanalharbi was talking about) is right, but he actually didn't know that this law is valid from 1st of July to 31st of august of every year. so it's not valid....yet

the reason is because they were on the "Lunch break" , and it was the only free time me and my friend had to visit the site..so it's just a coincidence nothing more or less .

@Mr soltanalharbi:
I don't need to wait for the site to be empty to be able enter to the site check my previous updates and you will see workers and engineers.
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Old June 18th, 2013, 11:57 PM   #5546
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Rody, How many piles have been complete?
I'm not sure but I think it was around 20 finished piles.
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Old June 19th, 2013, 02:23 AM   #5547
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It won't matter in 5 or 6 years. The building will be done or nearly done, and we shall have a new tallest.
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Old June 19th, 2013, 03:09 AM   #5548
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Thanks 4 the update!
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Old June 19th, 2013, 10:52 AM   #5549
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I'm not sure but I think it was around 20 finished piles.
So still alot to go
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Old June 19th, 2013, 12:26 PM   #5550
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Great to see some pics of the site
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Old June 19th, 2013, 05:11 PM   #5551
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Whilst there is no denying that construction has begun, the site seems pretty dead to me and it hasnt been established properly. Maybe its just how things are done there?
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Old June 19th, 2013, 05:50 PM   #5552
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Whilst there is no denying that construction has begun, the site seems pretty dead to me and it hasnt been established properly. Maybe its just how things are done there?
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it's not about the temperature or anything else, it actually was 32 C on the site yesterday, besides the law of preventing the workers to work under the direct sun light between 12-3 pm (the lawMr soltanalharbi was talking about) is right, but he actually didn't know that this law is valid from 1st of July to 31st of august of every year. so it's not valid....yet

the reason is because they were on the "Lunch break" , and it was the only free time me and my friend had to visit the site..so it's just a coincidence nothing more or less .

@Mr soltanalharbi:
I don't need to wait for the site to be empty to be able enter to the site check my previous updates and you will see workers and engineers.
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Old June 19th, 2013, 06:04 PM   #5553
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The fact that this is near Mecca (where the big clock tower is), suggests that this will no doubt be well underway into early next year. At least that's my logic.
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Old June 19th, 2013, 07:12 PM   #5554
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Whilst there is no denying that construction has begun, the site seems pretty dead to me and it hasnt been established properly. Maybe its just how things are done there?
Pretty dead? What are you talking about?

Look at all the machines, steel cages etc...
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Old June 19th, 2013, 08:56 PM   #5555
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Still anyone who believes this tower is not U/C?
From the previous photos, we can say that this project not only is U/C but also i believe the major works will start soon.
About the works of this tower, will be underground levels right? I assume that will be at least 3 or 4 underground floors, levels.
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Old June 19th, 2013, 09:35 PM   #5556
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There will be none Part of the reason why people saying this site looks not very active is that there is none at the moment and most likely won't be any excavation at all. Looking at the concrete skeleton 3d models I'd say there may be some levels below the lobby/entrance but if so it's only because everything will be elevated above the ground. In short: there won't be any underground floors in this tower as strange that may sound for a kilometer tall tower

Btw the reason why there won't be any underground floors is that they want to avoid ground water related problems.
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Old June 20th, 2013, 12:22 AM   #5557
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Well guys I'm refering to THIS article originally published at enr.com.

There you can read:



So apparently even concrete slab will be above ground. That is of course if nothing has changed since then.

ps. if there is any digging I guess it will happen after the pilling to prepare the pile connections for the slab, but it shouldn't be more than meter deep excavation if anything.
patrykus, my friend, this is good to know, and it gets better on that site that was posted then back in January, this year Check it out http://www.worldofarchi.com/2012/07/...rints-and.html This makes me believe the Kingdom Tower will get built and completed by 2020 !!

sorry everyone, its not coming right , I'll have to try again , but its a good article about the foundation piling blueprints Layout work being done.

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Old June 20th, 2013, 12:26 AM   #5558
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I think it'll be completed at around 2018
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Old June 20th, 2013, 12:35 AM   #5559
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First tough wich ran in my mind was:insane.So let it be, if it is what it is, not impossible.But, a an architect, i have some serious questions about some structural and functional details of this thing.
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Old June 20th, 2013, 01:01 AM   #5560
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Sorry for the misunderstanding

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it's not about the temperature or anything else, it actually was 32 C on the site yesterday, besides the law of preventing the workers to work under the direct sun light between 12-3 pm (the lawMr soltanalharbi was talking about) is right, but he actually didn't know that this law is valid from 1st of July to 31st of august of every year. so it's not valid....yet

the reason is because they were on the "Lunch break" , and it was the only free time me and my friend had to visit the site..so it's just a coincidence nothing more or less .

@Mr soltanalharbi:
I don't need to wait for the site to be empty to be able enter to the site check my previous updates and you will see workers and engineers.

Sorry for the misunderstanding
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