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Old February 24th, 2014, 07:56 AM   #7061
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These quotes show perfectly how unreliable this article is. The lack of news has nothing to do with lack of demand. And we all know this tower isn't getting built for demand whatsoever...
True the article isn't exactly the best I've read (for instance they say it will have 200m deep foundation). But hey, at least the media are still interested in this and that's a good thing. Also I like the pictures from burj khalifa. I don't think I ever saw the one with mighty putzmeister pump. Cool stuff
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Old February 24th, 2014, 08:35 AM   #7062
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I think he meant that none of those towers were actually in top 10
LOL, a 355 and a 328 meters tall towers were never in the Top 10 in the year 2000?
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Old February 24th, 2014, 08:36 AM   #7063
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When was the last photo of construction?
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Old February 24th, 2014, 10:03 AM   #7064
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LOL, a 355 and a 328 meters tall towers were never in the Top 10 in the year 2000?
And wrong again You must have forgotten about the twins
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Old February 24th, 2014, 10:03 AM   #7065
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construction? pilling at the most....
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Old February 24th, 2014, 10:31 AM   #7066
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When was the last photo of construction?
We have 3 month old pictures of the fence, and about 5 months old construction photos by Rody.
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Old February 24th, 2014, 12:07 PM   #7067
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LOL, a 355 and a 328 meters tall towers were never in the Top 10 in the year 2000?
yes, they were never in the top ten in that year. top ten in year 2000:

1,2: Petronas; 3:Sears, 4:Jin Mao; 5,6:WTC; 7:Citic; 8:Shun Hing; 9:ESB; 10:Central Plaza

emirates office tower is #12

however it was shortly in the top ten on place ten in the year 2001 after 9/11, but lost the place again in 2003
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Old February 24th, 2014, 06:12 PM   #7068
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Foundation works complete

Recently the German company Bauer contracted to lay the foundation for the Kingdom Tower finished its work the company reports.

The work involved installing very long piles deep into the desert ground. Thus 72 piles that were 1.5 meters in diameter were laid at a depth of 110 meters another 154 piles at various depths and another 44 piles of 1.8 diameters were laid 50 meters deep.

After this initial phase of the construction work is over it is expected that we will see the tower rise from the ground soon although there are no reports about the construction’s schedule.


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Old February 24th, 2014, 06:14 PM   #7069
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Quality control works commissioned for Kingdom Tower

Lebanese firm, Advanced Construction Technology Services (ACTS) has been appointed for quality control works on the Kingdom Tower.

The company will be responsible for testing the half million cubic meters of concrete and the 80,000 tons of steel that will be required for the massive construction.

Advanced Construction Technology Services will set up a laboratory on the site of the construction where over 100 professionals will be deployed.

The Lebanese company which was founded in 1996 has extensive area of expertise and was also responsible for quality control at the construction of the King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah.


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Old February 24th, 2014, 07:16 PM   #7070
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construction? pilling at the most....
pilling is finished already.....you should read the news.
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Old February 24th, 2014, 07:29 PM   #7071
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pilling is finished already.....you should read the news.
"The news" lies when it suits them...

Lets see some pictures of this thing then we all might believe it is actually happening. Pictures of a fence aren't very convincing.
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Old February 24th, 2014, 07:50 PM   #7072
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"The news" lies when it suits them...

Lets see some pictures of this thing then we all might believe it is actually happening. Pictures of a fence aren't very convincing.
Go there and take pictures yourself if you are so obsessed with them. I do absolutely trust the current press releases, these companies are very reliable. When Bauer says the piling is done, it is done. No doubt.
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Old February 24th, 2014, 07:59 PM   #7073
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Go there and take pictures yourself if you are so obsessed with them. I do absolutely trust the current press releases, these companies are very reliable. When Bauer says the piling is done, it is done. No doubt.
Isn't that kind of the point I'm making? I CAN'T go there and take pictures, apparently no one can. If anyone could, someone would. For cripes sake, some nuts scaled the cranes on Shanghai Tower and got pics but no one can get pics of what's behind that fence?!? Begs the question, "why is no one getting pictures"?

The whole thing just seems a little too super-secret. Truthfully, isn't building this thing in the first place partly a monster ego-trip? So why not have the photogs in and document it? Who hides their monster ego trip? Doesn't pass my common sense test. I'll be thrilled when/if it rises, until then I'll remain skeptical.
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Old February 24th, 2014, 10:26 PM   #7074
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just believe that pilling is finished. Beside the news on the internet i've a personal source which works at Bauer HQ in Germany . It's 100% right that pilling is finished. According to the last news about Doka it seems the superstructure will start to rise in april.
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Old February 25th, 2014, 12:44 AM   #7075
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Although I think that making it "officially" on hold would be good motivation for updaters. I say there should be rule out there to move any thread to proposed section and change status to on hold if there is two or three months without pictures showing construction. After all, u/c status should be proved. So if there is no prove the status should be changed.
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Old February 25th, 2014, 03:27 AM   #7076
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Looks like the Burj Khalifa is going to have a good long run as the world's tallest building.
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Old February 25th, 2014, 07:48 AM   #7077
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Old February 25th, 2014, 10:58 AM   #7078
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i hope we see more pictures
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Old February 25th, 2014, 01:30 PM   #7079
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seems like bots have learned how to overcome these new upgraded security rules
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Old February 25th, 2014, 03:32 PM   #7080
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you mean sexyamanda isn't real??
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