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Old March 5th, 2014, 02:44 PM   #7121
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I agree with you guys as well. I 'unstuck' the thread for now
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Old March 6th, 2014, 05:10 AM   #7122
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Hi all.

Since this structure is being built in the ME there will never be a glut of pics and info filtering out to the rest of the world.

That being said, this remains the next WTS and first to break the 1000 meter mark. These things should merit a permanent sticky during the construction phase as it was for the BK.


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Old March 6th, 2014, 11:25 AM   #7123
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You are right with WTS status deserving stickyness but just have a look a this cluster**** of rubbish comments on it. I think it is better to just let the thread live its own life.
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Old March 6th, 2014, 11:34 AM   #7124
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This thread being stickied only makes it worse, regardless of what wts deserves or not. And leaving it unstickied (ideally moving it to proposed) would only improve it. I mean sooner or later someone will feel provoked to post some update to move the thread up and plus as a bonus there will be much less of classic "are there new pics yet" posts So there is absolutely no good reason to leave this thread stickied at the moment.
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Old March 6th, 2014, 07:57 PM   #7125
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Since this structure is being built in the ME there will never be a glut of pics and info filtering out to the rest of the world.
You mean SA.

UAE is also in the ME and we do get a glut of pics and info.
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Old March 6th, 2014, 08:12 PM   #7126
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according to the news about Doka the Tower will start to rise in April. Lets hope we'll see some pics then.
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Old March 7th, 2014, 05:34 AM   #7127
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I would really like to see pictures of layers of rebar forming the thick foundation
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Old March 7th, 2014, 04:33 PM   #7128
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according to the news about Doka the Tower will start to rise in April. Lets hope we'll see some pics then.
I guess on April 1st ...
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Old March 10th, 2014, 11:59 AM   #7129
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'We need to pump concrete half a MILE into the sky'.

Engineers puzzled by how to build the world's next tallest skyscraper.

The Kingdom Tower will measure 3,280ft (1km) tall if it is built in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to provide views of the Red Sea
Foundations will be 200metres deep and able to withstand salt of Red Sea.

Engineers are currently testing materials, such as concrete and steel, out of which the massive skyscraper could be constructed
Once of the biggest challenges is the pouring of concrete thousands of feet off the ground - and a thin pressurised tube could be the answer


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencete...#ixzz2vY4FyhJy
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Old March 10th, 2014, 04:08 PM   #7130
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I wonder if they could somehow mix the concrete "in situ", for instance having a relatively small "blender" some 3-500 metres up for the concrete works really high up. It must be easier to transport water, cement and crushed rock up separately, then mix it and pump the finished concrete from there. The reduced distance from mixer to pouring would lessen the risk of concrete curing in the pipe.
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Old March 10th, 2014, 10:37 PM   #7131
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Because RODY was the only guy who were sending photos about the project may be they sent him away to keep every thing in secret .
the other Competitors collecting every single Information about KINGDOM TOWER.
In my opinion this why RODY disappeared.
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Old March 11th, 2014, 01:31 AM   #7132
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Rody hasn't posted in any thread on SSC since December 28, not just the KT thread. So he's probably just still living in the UK.
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Old March 11th, 2014, 01:47 AM   #7133
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I'm not that surprised that this isn't stickied anymore. However, I'm actually surprised it's still on the first page. I mean, there hasn't been much "progress" recently. (I mean, I'm pretty sure there has, but we just can't see it because we don't get pictures).

Speaking of progress, has there been any work since a few months ago? It seems a little odd for there to be progress that's not documented.
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Old March 11th, 2014, 02:14 AM   #7134
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You are helping it stay there!

And now am I...
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You are helping it stay there!

And now am I...

Need help, guys?
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Old March 11th, 2014, 04:06 AM   #7136
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Hmm. I wouldn't be greatly surprised if when we get an update, it turns out to still be under prep/piling. Initial stages for buildings like this always seem to drag on forever.
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Old March 11th, 2014, 08:18 AM   #7137
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Hmm. I wouldn't be greatly surprised if when we get an update, it turns out to still be under prep/piling. Initial stages for buildings like this always seem to drag on forever.
Yes, piling and foundation work for 1km buildings will take just a little bit more time than other structures...
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Old March 11th, 2014, 03:59 PM   #7138
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