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Old December 5th, 2013, 09:15 PM   #6661
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Hum! am i the only one who is highly concerned about the potential risks and the safety regulations? did people already forget the 9/11 matter?
sry, but are you stupid?
first, everyone who hav a brain know, no skyscraper collaps because of fire, Earthquakes, hurrikans.....

Modern skyscraper are the safest structure in the world.
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Old December 5th, 2013, 09:53 PM   #6662
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sry, but are you stupid?
first, everyone who hav a brain know, no skyscraper collaps because of fire, Earthquakes, hurrikans.....

Modern skyscraper are the safest structure in the world.
the old twin towers didn't collapse because of the impact, but because of the fire inside. But of course all the new towers currently U/C or recently completed won't have this problem. So yes, Kingdom Tower is safe i would say
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Old December 6th, 2013, 05:23 AM   #6663
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G20, sure, I mean we all may ask and wonder. But no, with all supertalls / skyscrapers today being "over" engineered and reinforced with concrete, I don't think a risk ala 9-11 is at issue here.

Back in the day I was absolutely worried that nothing tall would ever go up again, and yet, barely 10 years later we already have a WTB nearly twice as tall as anything before it. I think Kingdom Tower will be fine.
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Old December 6th, 2013, 01:20 PM   #6664
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the old twin towers didn't collapse because of the impact, but because of the fire inside. But of course all the new towers currently U/C or recently completed won't have this problem. So yes, Kingdom Tower is safe i would say
in that im not sure .... but I think skyscraper dont collapse because of something like fire or other
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Old December 6th, 2013, 01:27 PM   #6665
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in that im not sure .... but I think skyscraper dont collapse because of something like fire or other
they do. The twin towers collapsed due to the melting of the steel caused by the heat of the burnig kerosine.
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Old December 6th, 2013, 02:35 PM   #6666
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they do. The twin towers collapsed due to the melting of the steel caused by the heat of the burnig kerosine.
yes the twin tower collapse, but burning kerosine can't melt steel
steel melts on 1500°C, kerosine burns at 800°C - 1000°C
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Old December 6th, 2013, 03:17 PM   #6667
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^The strength of metals is affected (greatly) by temperature. Structural steel would lose more than 50 % of its strength several hundred degrees below its melting point. Just look up pictures of major fires in steel-framed buildings. Sagging and deformed beams everywhere.
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Old December 6th, 2013, 04:14 PM   #6668
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Guys, everyone has a different perspective or theory on this (hundreds of studies and documentaries made to discuss it), if we start pouring all that here, we could ruin the thread. Lets please stay on topic
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Old December 6th, 2013, 06:52 PM   #6669
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Yes ..... instead, let's celebrate the fact I was right when I said many months ago, that the piling will be completed by December, and not October as you all were hoping, based on what the developer said
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Old December 6th, 2013, 07:39 PM   #6670
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i luv this tower
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Old December 6th, 2013, 08:26 PM   #6671
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Yes ..... instead, let's celebrate the fact I was right when I said many months ago, that the piling will be completed by December, and not October as you all were hoping, based on what the developer said
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Old December 7th, 2013, 11:34 AM   #6672
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^The strength of metals is affected (greatly) by temperature. Structural steel would lose more than 50 % of its strength several hundred degrees below its melting point. Just look up pictures of major fires in steel-framed buildings. Sagging and deformed beams everywhere.
yur right

by 800°C maybe 60%
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Old December 9th, 2013, 11:07 AM   #6673
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Has anyone got any photos of this building ??
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Old December 9th, 2013, 01:49 PM   #6674
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Has anyone got any photos of this building ??
No, because there's no building yet . And we don't know when we'll get the next construction update of the foundation.
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Old December 9th, 2013, 07:07 PM   #6675
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Trust Saudi Arabia to try and trump the UAE with its Burj Khalifa. Battle of the Buildings, commence!
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Old December 14th, 2013, 09:52 AM   #6676
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I am currently building a model of Kingdom Tower in Maya as accurately as possible, and I have found a few interesting things.
First, there are a lot of straight lines, which makes things quite a bit easier. The two shorter wings have straight lines from the base right to the tips, the sides are vertical. The sides of the third wing is vertical a lot of the way up, but it starts tapering inwards just under the observation deck.
Second, the three sides are obviously different heights, but less obviously, the sides are slightly different slopes! The shortest wing has the shallowest slope, and the tallest wing has the steepest slope. The outside walls are straight from the bottom to the top of each wing, including the tallest one, which tapers only along the sides.
Third, the bits that stick in seem to be all identical, some mirror images of the others, and consist of two straight segments, and one convex curved segment. Some of the top parts seem to be just two straight bits.
I have been using the massive structure image on this page
I will post a render once I have a basic model built in Maya.
My aim is actually to build a 1:100 scale Kingdom Tower out of LEGO!
Here is the Burj Khalifa I made at about 1:200 scale. That was 5 years ago, and I have considerably more now!
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render of my current progress. I just wish there were more official renders for reference, there are very few at the moment.
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Old December 15th, 2013, 11:56 AM   #6677
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Yes ..... instead, let's celebrate the fact I was right when I said many months ago, that the piling will be completed by December, and not October as you all were hoping, based on what the developer said
it was finished on the 21st of November 2013
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Old December 15th, 2013, 11:59 AM   #6678
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Hi again,,

I really apology for not being able to update you guys,but I have been in London since mid November...
I'll try to visit the site and to bring some update as soon as I go back to Jeddah..

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Old December 15th, 2013, 12:02 PM   #6679
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Hi again,,

I really apology for not being able to update you guys,but I have been in London since mid November...
I'll try to visit the site and to bring some update as soon as I go back to Jeddah..

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no stress Rody . The longer we've to wait the more progress we'll see!
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Old December 15th, 2013, 02:55 PM   #6680
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I really apology for not being able to update you guys,but I have been in London since mid November...
I'll try to visit the site and to bring some update as soon as I go back to Jeddah..

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