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Old January 1st, 2014, 04:46 AM   #6761
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Tirana isn't middle east...
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Old January 1st, 2014, 10:26 AM   #6762
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I have, Tirana.
Certanly not to a city that does just as good, if not better, then Phoenix does it ..... cough, cough .... Dubai


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Tirana isn't middle east.
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He's taking a page from the SSC's 'booed off stage' "comedian" kappa21. I don'k know how he can sleep at night, knowing where he got his insiration from
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Old January 1st, 2014, 10:51 PM   #6763
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I have not been, but I have scoured many pictures over the net and while it is true that Dubai is in pretty good shape the same can not be said for the rest of the Middle East, even Israel. My biggest disappointment is Saudi Arabia. With all the money they have I really expected their cities to look nicer, but so many look third world. On the other hand the "mud-Manhattans" of Yemen are fantastic! Their small cities are all mud, yet they are clean and tidy, and generally beautiful, even though they have nowhere near the money that Saudi Arabia does.
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Old January 1st, 2014, 11:33 PM   #6764
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SA also had a big population
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Old January 1st, 2014, 11:50 PM   #6765
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I have not been, but I have scoured many pictures over the net and while it is true that Dubai is in pretty good shape the same can not be said for the rest of the Middle East, even Israel. My biggest disappointment is Saudi Arabia. With all the money they have I really expected their cities to look nicer, but so many look third world. On the other hand the "mud-Manhattans" of Yemen are fantastic! Their small cities are all mud, yet they are clean and tidy, and generally beautiful, even though they have nowhere near the money that Saudi Arabia does.
Keep going and tell me when you are done because I am going to have a lot of fun replying.
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Old January 2nd, 2014, 01:18 PM   #6766
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I will try in English .. I've seen many people compare between Saudi Arabia and Dubai .. First Saudi Arabia must be the development of more than 8 major cities .. Emirates has not developed, but only two cities! Secondly .. Saudi Arabia suffer from large area .. Beside it wants to provide the utmost villages north and the far south and far west roads fast .. Also must originate rail .. The United Arab Emirates did not do this .. Finally, Saudi Arabia targeted country from Israel, Iran and even Iraq .. Should be pumping money to the Saudi army .. Emirates not targeted.
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Old January 2nd, 2014, 01:45 PM   #6767
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Please people we here want to talk about the project not the city

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Old January 2nd, 2014, 05:07 PM   #6768
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OK OK OK calm down every one
Finally, the project is in my country and my country is one of the greatest 20 economies in the world and the greatest in the middle east
How proud I am
any updates ?
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Old January 2nd, 2014, 05:32 PM   #6769
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Old January 2nd, 2014, 07:30 PM   #6770
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It is that moment when you start doubting the truth behind this tower ... you know it is happening, you want it to happen but there is this side in you asking for visual proofs but they aren't any! and you go back on wondering why, which adds on the list of ur doubts
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Old January 2nd, 2014, 07:53 PM   #6771
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there are projects with few updates that really concern me and make me doubtful. this however is not one of them.
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Old January 3rd, 2014, 04:10 AM   #6772
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Old January 3rd, 2014, 05:34 AM   #6773
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heres the paper model
this is a cool miniture when asembled
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Old January 3rd, 2014, 08:44 PM   #6774
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The reason there aren't any updates is because in order for there to be pictures, there would have to be a person who:
1. is really interested in skyscrapers
2. is really interested in the Kingdom Tower
3. lives in Saudi Arabia
4. lives in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
5. lives somewhere near the kingdom tower (zip code, something like that)
6. has some kind of camera
7. wants to take pictures of the site
8. knows (and wants) to post them here

The second requirement really kills everything. Since this tower is still in its early stages of construction, there really isn't buzz going around about this tower. Once it gets to the 15th floor or so, buzz will start to occur. People will be interested in this tower and give us updates.
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Old January 3rd, 2014, 10:20 PM   #6775
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The reason there aren't any updates is because in order for there to be pictures, there would have to be a person who:
1. is really interested in skyscrapers
2. is really interested in the Kingdom Tower
3. lives in Saudi Arabia
4. lives in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
5. lives somewhere near the kingdom tower (zip code, something like that)
6. has some kind of camera
7. wants to take pictures of the site
8. knows (and wants) to post them here

The second requirement really kills everything. Since this tower is still in its early stages of construction, there really isn't buzz going around about this tower. Once it gets to the 15th floor or so, buzz will start to occur. People will be interested in this tower and give us updates.

9.Rody now in london not in jeddah.
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Old January 3rd, 2014, 11:42 PM   #6776
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What?!?!?!?!?! But he's pretty much the only one who gives us updates. Hope he will be back soon
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Old January 4th, 2014, 12:00 AM   #6777
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I'm really excited what we'll see in the next update, but i can wait.
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Old January 5th, 2014, 05:25 PM   #6778
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are they even start to make the base yet ? ?
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Old January 5th, 2014, 07:25 PM   #6779
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Guess we won't know until someone decides to take a picture.
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Old January 6th, 2014, 05:06 PM   #6780
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OK, I'm gonna get a lot of hate over this, but it's just my personal opinion. I just don't see a REAL reason why this tower should be built in the first place. I mean yes Saudi Arabia is a VERY wealthy place and YES it has enough money to build 20 of these things easily. BUT you do NEED a reason to build such things because an empty 1000m tower wouldn't be nice. I'm not saying that it WOULD be empty, but usually foreign companies prefer not to go to Saudi Arabia because of the social and political climate. Even the climate itself. Yes, Dubai too had no VALID reason for BK, but they did it to increase tourism and place Dubai and the UAE on the map to become a global business, trade, travel and leisure hub. With it's MORE relaxed laws it was easier for it to become so. Saudi Arabia has no tourism in terms of foreigners going there for pleasure. A mere 3-4 day business trip is the norm in SA. What I'm saying is that I don't see the point in Kingdom Tower being built because Jeddah isn't a global financial and tourism hub (in my opinion and according to my research), and to build a 1000+m tower in your city, you have to be sure that people COME to it, otherwise it's pointless. Sure this hype from building the first 1000m tower will benefit Jeddah and place it on the global map (maybe but not definitely), but people would still PREFER not to come because of Saudi Arabia's "hostile" environment towards non-muslims and foreigners. This is my PERSONAL and HUMBLE opinion on an issue. I am NOT hating and I am NOT ridiculing, all I am doing is portraying an opinion on something. Don't hate. Thank you.
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