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Old March 27th, 2014, 11:17 PM   #7301
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I din't say (or meant) anything about going 'off-topic'
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Old March 28th, 2014, 12:05 AM   #7302
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Then what's your problem altin?
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Old March 28th, 2014, 12:38 AM   #7303
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messing you up
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Old March 28th, 2014, 12:47 AM   #7304
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My bad, I thought you were actually trying making some point
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Old March 28th, 2014, 02:46 AM   #7305
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With the post you quoted in 7301, I did .... so don't go on an ego trip just yet
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Old March 28th, 2014, 04:23 AM   #7306
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You proved what? That pm thread was removed PERMANENTLY? That only dubai threads gets archived? Stop crying already will ya?

The bottom line is, sticking this thread when there are no regular updates makes it only worse. Thankfully we still have mods here who understand this.
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Old March 28th, 2014, 06:22 AM   #7307
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Old March 28th, 2014, 03:41 PM   #7308
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Old March 30th, 2014, 05:21 PM   #7309
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After several months of testing and preparation work a date was announced for the start of the building: April 27th.

After this date there will hopefully be more updates regarding the construction and later this year pictures of the rising building.

No new estimates about the ending of the construction were given, but a 2017 or 2018 deadline is highly unlikely at this point.


source : http://www.kingdomtowerskyscraper.co...pril-27th.html
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Old March 30th, 2014, 05:51 PM   #7310
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Well, I doubt that anyone here actually thought this was going to be completed in 2017-2018.
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Old March 31st, 2014, 02:16 AM   #7311
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Shouldn't this still be in the proposal section if construction hasn't really started?
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Old March 31st, 2014, 07:39 AM   #7312
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But it has. Underground rebar counts as part of the building.
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Old March 31st, 2014, 01:55 PM   #7313
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Shouldn't this still be in the proposal section if construction hasn't really started?
Ground work is completed, what more do you want ..... or they only count when they are on countries with "freedom, democracy and high standards of human rights"?
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Old March 31st, 2014, 05:40 PM   #7314
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you're almost right!!
all of these works are going to be finished including the raft by 24th April 2014, the plan is to start the works above the ground level before the end of april.
the thing I couldn't have an answer for, was the big Pentagon shaped "Five sided shaped" hole they are digging at the center of the tower (I believe that there is a massive core going to rise from there
as you can see here:





Details of floor slab.





Concrete compressive cube strengths required to realize the tower structure are not expected to exceed 115 MPa, and 60 to 80 MPa at significant heights. Advances in concrete mix designs and concrete pumping technology will be brought to bear in order to place high strength concrete in the upper portions of the tower.

The foundations for the tower are a raft supported on bored circular piles located approximately 2.5 meters below existing grade due to site modifications raising the base of the tower (see Figure 5). This modification minimizes the amount of potential dewatering required on the site during construction of the lower levels.



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Old March 31st, 2014, 05:55 PM   #7315
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Like said before here on the thread...

For the non-believers.

The start of the tower itself will begin on April 27 !!!

link: http://www.kingdomtowerskyscraper.co...pril-27th.html



THE +1000m TOWER WILL RISE MY FRIENDS !!!

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Old March 31st, 2014, 06:11 PM   #7316
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Old March 31st, 2014, 06:35 PM   #7317
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Old March 31st, 2014, 06:50 PM   #7318
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Building world's tallest tower to start in April

Work to build the world’s first 1km-high building, the Kingdom Tower in Saudi Arabia, is set to begin on 27 April.

The $1.2bn (RM4bn) project has been plagued by setbacks since it was first proposed in 2011, but above-ground work on the Jeddah super skyscraper will commence next month.

The centerpiece and first construction phase of the Kingdom City development, located along the Red Sea on the north side of Jeddah, Kingdom Tower is designed to be over 1,000m tall (3,280ft), encompassing a total construction area of 530,000m2 (5.7mn ft2).

The building will have 200 floors in total, 160 of which are habitable. The slender structure will be more than three times bigger than Europe’s tallest building, The Shard, and will overtake the 828m Burj Khalifa in Dubai to become the tallest building in the world.

The complex will contain 59 elevators, including five double-deck elevators. Designed by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, the tower is slated to reach completion over a timescale of 63 months. Foundation work began in December 2013.
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Old March 31st, 2014, 07:05 PM   #7319
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What is the use of 40 floors then? They will store water, electrical works, elevator control room and what else?
And why aren't they habitable?
Can't they control the atmospheric pressure and other technical parameters?
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Old March 31st, 2014, 10:00 PM   #7320
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Building world's tallest tower to start in April

Work to build the world’s first 1km-high building, the Kingdom Tower in Saudi Arabia, is set to begin on 27 April.

The $1.2bn (RM4bn) project has been plagued by setbacks since it was first proposed in 2011, but above-ground work on the Jeddah super skyscraper will commence next month.

The centerpiece and first construction phase of the Kingdom City development, located along the Red Sea on the north side of Jeddah, Kingdom Tower is designed to be over 1,000m tall (3,280ft), encompassing a total construction area of 530,000m2 (5.7mn ft2).

The building will have 200 floors in total, 160 of which are habitable. The slender structure will be more than three times bigger than Europe’s tallest building, The Shard, and will overtake the 828m Burj Khalifa in Dubai to become the tallest building in the world.

The complex will contain 59 elevators, including five double-deck elevators. Designed by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, the tower is slated to reach completion over a timescale of 63 months. Foundation work began in December 2013.
"The slender structure will be more than three times bigger than Europe’s tallest building, the Shard," .........................oops.
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