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Old August 30th, 2013, 01:21 PM   #5981
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Any construction sites pictures?????????
Rody took some pics not long ago. I guess the next update will be in september or october.
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Old August 30th, 2013, 02:44 PM   #5982
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80 -90 maximum, but the good news is the core is of the tower is almost done..

by the way,, did you notice anything here?





ps: the first six photos of my update is from the center point of the Tower or the core of it.
That was taken on August 12th, 2013
Thanks So Very Much To Rody69, Our SSC Family Photo Update every 1 -2 Months, sometimes sooner, its hard getting in there and counts up too how many times he can get past the Gate ,
I say He's doing a Great Job of pictures and Rody69 could have an update by the end of September, That would be Perfect !!
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Old August 30th, 2013, 04:50 PM   #5983
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sorry to bring this to you, but that tower will most likely never be built
really? ok, sorry for that
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Old August 30th, 2013, 06:45 PM   #5984
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This is under construction, so it will most likely be built.
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Old August 30th, 2013, 08:22 PM   #5985
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This is under construction, so it will most likely be built.
i was referring to another building. don't take the quote out of context :P
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Old August 30th, 2013, 08:39 PM   #5986
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what a waste of money just to go high when you can go flat. your not running out of space! really you want to build the most magestic centerpiece?
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Old August 30th, 2013, 08:52 PM   #5987
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what a waste of money just to go high when you can go flat.
are you a skyscraperfan or not?
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Old August 30th, 2013, 09:39 PM   #5988
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i was referring to another building. don't take the quote out of context :P
Yes, very true KillerZavatar, Our SSC Family Friend, I double read the back posts and Yes, IMO, you were referring to the 1001 M. " Burj Mubarak al-Kabir " building " will most likely never be built " Onewtclover , our SSC Family Friend was a " Little " confused reading the past posts, But he's right , too, Thank God The 1007 M. " Kingdom Tower " in Jeddah at least IMO at 3,280 feet last checked Wow !! is Under Construction for sure
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Old August 30th, 2013, 09:45 PM   #5989
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yes no doubt that this project is serious and going well without any problems.
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Old August 30th, 2013, 11:18 PM   #5990
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what a waste of money just to go high when you can go flat. your not running out of space! really you want to build the most magestic centerpiece?
Buildings like these can improve land prices around it to let others build up more.
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Old August 31st, 2013, 04:46 AM   #5991
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what a waste of money just to go high when you can go flat. your not running out of space! really you want to build the most magestic centerpiece?
It's funny to see this comment like this from some one that would join a Site called SkyscraperCity.
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Old August 31st, 2013, 08:16 AM   #5992
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It's funny to see this comment like this from some one that would join a Site called SkyscraperCity.
Hah, that's exactly what i thought when i saw this post.
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Old September 1st, 2013, 02:17 PM   #5993
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I don't understand how someone would question a building like this being built, yes it's expensive, but the reality is that in the skyscraper world, the height has become competition to earn it a title, therefore a better landmark which we can all enjoy and be amazed at! And on top of that, as pointed out, having this will attract a lot of people to that area, giving a better chance of buildings actually not being left dormant or empty!
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Old September 1st, 2013, 07:27 PM   #5994
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what a waste of money just to go high when you can go flat. your not running out of space! really you want to build the most magestic centerpiece?
This is Skyscrapercity! What a waste of words...
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Old September 1st, 2013, 07:58 PM   #5995
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i can see the giant from mecca clock tower....
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Old September 2nd, 2013, 06:46 AM   #5996
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I think it's awesome living in an era where these supergiants are becoming a reality.And with the internet,even from the greatest distances we can be updated on their progress. Ahhh The Illinois Mile High types may soon be a reality.
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Old September 2nd, 2013, 09:16 PM   #5997
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i can see the giant from mecca clock tower....
there is a mountain in between, but i think on a very very clear day it can be possible to see far far in the distance. in Google Earth Kingdom Tower was already only one pixel wide though when i tried it, so you may need binoculars
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Old September 2nd, 2013, 09:51 PM   #5998
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there is a mountain in between, but i think on a very very clear day it can be possible to see far far in the distance. in Google Earth Kingdom Tower was already only one pixel wide though when i tried it, so you may need binoculars
distance between mecca and jeddah 80 km , mountains between mecca and jeddah not tall , you can see burj khalifa from 95 km but kingdom tower i think more than 100 km
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Old September 2nd, 2013, 10:04 PM   #5999
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i took this pic last year. the alps were arround 150-170km away from me. if Kingdom Tower would stand in Garmisch Patenkirchen i could see the spire of it on a clear day maybe

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There is a simple way to calculate how far the horizon is from given height, or conversely, from how far you can see the top of a tower when standing on the ground:
1) divide the height in meters by 5
2) take the square root
3) multiply by 8. The result is the distance in km.
So for a height of 1000 m:
1) 1000/5 = 200
2) sqrt(200) = 14.14
3) 14.14*8 = 113 km
So that's how far you can see the KT.
Doing the same for the Makkah Clock Tower, say 600m, gives 88 km.
So you would be able to see the tip of one from the top of the other if they were a respectable 113+88 = 201 km apart. That is, with no mountains in between on a very very clear day.
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