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Old January 31st, 2014, 10:56 AM   #6941
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....Wow.....just wow.





wow.


This is crazy.
nice images whats about your thinking of HD images
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Old January 31st, 2014, 11:32 AM   #6942
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in these forum i am getting error when i am trying to do reply
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Old February 1st, 2014, 11:37 AM   #6943
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Between pasta and pizza we're enlarging the Panama Canal, building Doha metro and other big infrastructure projects, but it's wasn't meant to be a personal attack. Your reaction seems to be coming from a lack of argumentations.

I was pointing out the need of local technical know-how, given the huge investments on Real Estates. It's been a while since skyscrapers and such are being built in the Middle-East but still it needs international skills. The Saudi Arabian government is pushing on the diversification of the economy, I hope to see some expertise coming from these places.
That's exactly what I'm talking about ..... I guess you don't even know neither pasta, nor pizza are of Italian origine

Oh, and the contractor building this tower, is a Saudi engineering company.
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Old February 1st, 2014, 03:02 PM   #6944
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It depends on how you define pasta and pizza. Though there have been precursors created by the cultures we've drawn from in our history, what the Romans ate was not exactly Pizza..

And its name is Saudi Binladin Group right? But then there's Thornton Tomasetti, Langan International and non-Saudi architects. That's my point.
Let's enjoy the construction now.
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Old February 1st, 2014, 03:41 PM   #6945
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plus there are subcontractors who actually build stuff there - ie german bauer.
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Old February 2nd, 2014, 06:15 PM   #6946
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IMO, this building makes more sense than BK. Saudi Arabia is the demographic giant in the region and Jeddah is already a metropolis not some little town trying so hard to be the new thing a la Dubai, Doha...

I don't get all the criticisms about the lack of international appeal. Most people are confusing Western recognition with general appeal. Did Taipei had some Western recognition before (and even after) Taipei 101? Many Westerners still mistake Taiwan for Thailand or cant locate Taipei on a map but that doesn't mean that it has no national or regional appeal.
Another example is apartheid South Africa which built one of the best infrastructures in Africa despite the isolation.

Jeddah is the most liberal city (I don't know the place though) in a country of 30 M people and 17 M tourists (in 2011, UNWTO). Sure, the 'tourists' go there for religious reasons but they can enjoy other things if the authorities let them. Besides, we don't build such projects for tourists but mostly for offices, retail or residential space ; there must be a demand in such a big city.

Anyway, this thing is huge and the thought of seeing this completed in my lifetime is already arousing!
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Old February 2nd, 2014, 07:22 PM   #6947
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Old February 2nd, 2014, 09:46 PM   #6948
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Guys I'm not being funny, but hoping for Rody to come back anytime soon is like hoping for England to win the World Cup.
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Old February 2nd, 2014, 11:15 PM   #6949
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KSA have a tremendous potential when it comes to tourism since the country has a lot to offer. There is a lot of ignorance when it comes to KSA but that's mainly the fault of KSA itself.

I suggest taking a look at this thread below to see some sights of KSA that are probably unknown to 99,9% of all members here. Many of the areas pictured are not far away from Jeddah.

Somehow I cannot post URLs so I cannot link directly to it but search "The Arabian Peninsula - شبه الجزيرة العربية" on the General Photography section to see what I am talking about.

KSA is G-20 major economy member state and the economy is booming forward. Moreover KSA are among the main "trade surplus" nations in the world, and also amongst the world's largest creditor nations. The laws are bound to change but it will take some time.
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Old February 2nd, 2014, 11:31 PM   #6950
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Continuation of my last post (number 6952) since I cannot somehow write more in that post nor post any links. The tourism sector is bound to grow as well since the government has officially declared the introduction of tourism

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Old February 3rd, 2014, 12:47 AM   #6951
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well some of us dont like it because of it having soo much vanity height that its just cheating for height
Many Tall Towers all over the world use tall Spires for extra Height. Look what the Freedom Tower did to get the 1776 number.
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Old February 3rd, 2014, 01:00 AM   #6952
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Old February 3rd, 2014, 12:37 PM   #6953
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Continuation of my last post (number 6952) since I cannot somehow write more in that post nor post any links.
Seems like this is a measure to combat spambots. We've been pretty badly plagued by them on this forum. Please excuse any inconvenience, the limit will probably be lifted once your post count goes up a little.
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Old February 4th, 2014, 01:59 PM   #6954
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Continuation of my last post (number 6952) since I cannot somehow write more in that post nor post any links. The tourism sector is bound to grow as well since the government has officially declared the introduction of tourism
What does that mean in practical terms that the government has declared the introduction of tourism?
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Old February 4th, 2014, 05:27 PM   #6955
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Seems like this is a measure to combat spambots. We've been pretty badly plagued by them on this forum. Please excuse any inconvenience, the limit will probably be lifted once your post count goes up a little.
Thanks for that explanation. Well, this means that my next few posts will be quite hard to detect. Like some kind of encoded message. Still have the problem. Can't post links, photos nor reply to Maximalist's post.

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Old February 4th, 2014, 09:34 PM   #6956
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Jeddah Economic City continues talks with banks
Plans to raise at least billion dollars in short-term financing

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Old February 6th, 2014, 12:53 AM   #6957
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KSA have a tremendous potential when it comes to tourism since the country has a lot to offer. There is a lot of ignorance when it comes to KSA but that's mainly the fault of KSA itself.

I suggest taking a look at this thread below to see some sights of KSA that are probably unknown to 99,9% of all members here. Many of the areas pictured are not far away from Jeddah.

Somehow I cannot post URLs so I cannot link directly to it but search "The Arabian Peninsula - شبه الجزيرة العربية" on the General Photography section to see what I am talking about.

KSA is G-20 major economy member state and the economy is booming forward. Moreover KSA are among the main "trade surplus" nations in the world, and also amongst the world's largest creditor nations. The laws are bound to change but it will take some time.
It is hardly appealing to potential tourists when there are so many restrictions vis a vis women rights and non-muslims.
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Old February 6th, 2014, 12:57 AM   #6958
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I'll bet most people who don't like this building, for the country it's in, have western media-based opinions.
Or maybe they are not fond of dick-measuring projects that are characteristic for ME?
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Old February 6th, 2014, 01:11 AM   #6959
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Boo!!!

We're here to marvel at this feat of human invention, are we not?
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Old February 6th, 2014, 02:10 AM   #6960
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Some people don't see it as a marvel because they're too stuck-up about its location.
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