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Old February 12th, 2014, 06:12 AM   #7001
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Duhhh, but it's not bein built cuz its in duh desert
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Old February 12th, 2014, 06:41 AM   #7002
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Old February 12th, 2014, 08:45 AM   #7003
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The project is by SBG, they also built this
I think I've said several times I'm aware of that. But sbg hired bauer for actual foundation works. I'm wondering about saudi construction companies actually working on construction site not just hiring foreign subcontractors. Not saying there will be none I just still don't know about any and I'm genuinely interested what saudi companies will actually work on the construction site there. What about the main structure of the tower? Will binladin hire subcontractor for that as well or will they work on it themselves?

btw the foundation news is not exactly fresh. We know the foundation has been ready already in november. Maybe they mean the raft foundation as well?
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Old February 12th, 2014, 09:41 AM   #7004
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Since there is nobody with digital camera in jeddah to update us here's cross post from saudi section. Nothing special. Just an OLD masterplan for the kingdom city. I think that render was never posted in this thread.

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old concept for kingdom city. Click here to see the final plan.



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Old February 12th, 2014, 06:06 PM   #7005
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I saw a flying pig yesterday , maybe the building will be built in the next 50 years
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Old February 12th, 2014, 06:12 PM   #7006
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thx for that patrykus. I've never seen that before. Looks pretty concept indeed, and maybe for the Mile high version too.
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Old February 12th, 2014, 08:04 PM   #7007
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I saw a flying pig yesterday , maybe the building will be built in the next 50 years
Or maybe the next four years.
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Old February 13th, 2014, 05:07 AM   #7008
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I think I've said several times I'm aware of that. But sbg hired bauer for actual foundation works. I'm wondering about saudi construction companies actually working on construction site not just hiring foreign subcontractors. Not saying there will be none I just still don't know about any and I'm genuinely interested what saudi companies will actually work on the construction site there. What about the main structure of the tower? Will binladin hire subcontractor for that as well or will they work on it themselves?

btw the foundation news is not exactly fresh. We know the foundation has been ready already in november. Maybe they mean the raft foundation as well?
well saudi contractors did most of work on abraaj albait and most of the resources for that building will be used on this
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Old February 13th, 2014, 08:17 AM   #7009
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The bauer case suggest here it could be different. Anyway abraaj is different case since it's located in Mecca. Only muslims can work there, and still even there if I remember right most advanced things like the clock was made by foreign (german?) companies.
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Old February 13th, 2014, 02:12 PM   #7010
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To everyone asking for pictures this what I get if I take pictures







This is an old pictures 3 months ago
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Old February 13th, 2014, 02:20 PM   #7011
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I see huge crack under the fence. Can you get closer and take some pictures trough it (best with zoom) ?

Still I really appreciate your effort. At least someone is trying.
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Old February 13th, 2014, 05:25 PM   #7012
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Old February 13th, 2014, 06:45 PM   #7013
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I see huge crack under the fence. Can you get closer and take some pictures trough it (best with zoom) ?

Still I really appreciate your effort. At least someone is trying.
So you think we would see something when the camera is 25cm off the ground? From that distance?
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Old February 13th, 2014, 08:07 PM   #7014
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I think what he means is that someone should go all rambo on that bitch.
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Old February 13th, 2014, 08:53 PM   #7015
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nah nobody have to go inside. But the hole in my opinion is at least half meter tall, and the area behind is mostly flat with no vegetation. If someone would take some pictures trough it we could most likely at least tell if they are working on raft foundation or not

Although if that was polish project I bet someone would try "crossing the border"
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Old February 13th, 2014, 09:38 PM   #7016
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i guess the fence is to tall to take pics above it. I'm so excitied to know what's happening on the site right now
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Old February 13th, 2014, 09:42 PM   #7017
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We are talking about taking pictures below it Look at the second pic. There's lots of space between the ground and the fence. Plus there are gates on this plot that are see-trough.
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Old February 13th, 2014, 10:06 PM   #7018
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It would be nice if the Russian guys who climbed the Shanghai Tower and got all those great photos would make their way to Saudia Arabia. I'm sure they'd find a way to climb the fence and get some shots!
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Old February 14th, 2014, 02:27 AM   #7019
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It would be nice if the Russian guys who climbed the Shanghai Tower and got all those great photos would make their way to Saudia Arabia. I'm sure they'd find a way to climb the fence and get some shots!
They wouldn't be able to only enter the country.
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The bauer case suggest here it could be different. Anyway abraaj is different case since it's located in Mecca. Only muslims can work there, and still even there if I remember right most advanced things like the clock was made by foreign (german?) companies.
So your question moved from "Will saudi companies build anything in this project?" to "will saudi companies do every single thing in this project?"
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