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Old July 25th, 2013, 02:28 AM   #5781
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The design helped making the cost a little bit low
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Old July 25th, 2013, 04:19 PM   #5782
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The design helped making the cost a little bit low
It's just half truths pushed by clueless people.

THey kept saying Burj Khalifa was 900,000 million, yet that was only the initial construction cost of the main structure, and nothing else. The tower was estimated to have been build (including everything) for 4 billions
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Old July 25th, 2013, 10:25 PM   #5783
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It's just half truths pushed by clueless people.

THey kept saying Burj Khalifa was 900,000 million, yet that was only the initial construction cost of the main structure, and nothing else. The tower was estimated to have been build (including everything) for 4 billions
Actually the design is only one of the reasons why KT will cost much less then burj Khalifa , if you can read Arabic this link may be informative for you .

http://burnews.com/news-action-show-id-32298.htm
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Old July 25th, 2013, 10:28 PM   #5784
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Saudi is cheaper then Dubai, but still that would not be the number
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Old July 26th, 2013, 10:45 PM   #5785
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if it would reach 1200m i wonder if the tallest floors would be still at arround 600m
That would make the spire 50% of the buildings height. That would be insane. I hope it is NOT the case.
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Old July 26th, 2013, 11:10 PM   #5786
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I don't think you can stretch JUST the spire without destroying the design of the tower. If you stretch the spire you have to make everything else a little bit wider. Look at those renders. Those sloping walls are perfectly flat. I you would extend just the spire an noticeable angle would appear at some point destroying the effect of flat walls.



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Old July 27th, 2013, 01:56 AM   #5787
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Wow, this will be amazing !!

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Old July 27th, 2013, 04:37 PM   #5788
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I have to admit, the tower's design is growing on me - a lot.
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Old July 28th, 2013, 05:32 PM   #5789
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I have to admit, the tower's design is growing on me - a lot.
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Old July 28th, 2013, 09:19 PM   #5790
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the render where the Kingdom Tower pokes out of the clouds is just darn amazing!
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Old July 28th, 2013, 11:55 PM   #5791
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so is this thing getting built or what?
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Old July 29th, 2013, 12:04 AM   #5792
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so is this thing getting built or what?
yes it is, but it will not be above ground until late next year.
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Old July 29th, 2013, 03:38 AM   #5793
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yes it is, but it will not be above ground until late next year.
I thought it would start rising after the foundation is done in October.
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Old July 29th, 2013, 07:56 AM   #5794
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In october pilling should be done. Then you still need to construct and pour concrete slab on top of the piles and wait till it cures. For tower this big it sure will take some months. At least 2 or 3 I'd say.
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Old July 29th, 2013, 10:10 AM   #5795
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In october pilling should be done. Then you still need to construct and pour concrete slab on top of the piles and wait till it cures. For tower this big it sure will take some months. At least 2 or 3 I'd say.
Agree, early 2014 we'll see more activity when this monster starts to rise.
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Old July 29th, 2013, 10:44 AM   #5796
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oh totally forgot for the moment that this monster has no under ground floors, then of course it will rise earlier
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Old July 29th, 2013, 07:36 PM   #5797
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The looking-up render is incredibly beautiful !!! Hope design do not suffer any change, it doesnt need it, looks too good!
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Old July 30th, 2013, 09:51 PM   #5798
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I am still not sure about the October deadline given. Those press releases are always way too optimistic. Maybe Rhody can give us some insight where they are according to plans, and what a more realistic time would be.
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Old July 30th, 2013, 10:54 PM   #5799
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The october deadline was given by Rody, not press.
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Old July 31st, 2013, 10:11 AM   #5800
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The october deadline was given by Rody, not press.
Probably by asking workers on site i guess
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