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Old April 17th, 2014, 08:07 PM   #7361
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Never the less, great shot. I don't think we could see the hexagonal core clearly on the previous update
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Old April 17th, 2014, 08:27 PM   #7362
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Thx for that pic! Looks it's a little older than the pics from Rody.
I think it is a newer pic.As you can see the installed rebar for the concrete slab.
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Old April 17th, 2014, 08:53 PM   #7363
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amazing shot! And only 10 days left until the big day, can i get some HYPE?
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Old April 17th, 2014, 09:38 PM   #7364
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I think it is a newer pic.As you can see the installed rebar for the concrete slab.
I believe that in rodys pics they installed rebar at the core already. At this shot there's nothing yet.
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Old April 18th, 2014, 12:26 AM   #7365
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I believe that in rodys pics they installed rebar at the core already. At this shot there's nothing yet.
May be you are r8...
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Old April 18th, 2014, 12:30 AM   #7366
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finally some proves of construction. i am very curious about the final high. but i think we have to wait a long time till we know
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Old April 18th, 2014, 12:34 AM   #7367
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There were proves of construction here for at least a year actually
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Old April 18th, 2014, 12:51 AM   #7368
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finally some proves of construction. i am very curious about the final high. but i think we have to wait a long time till we know
I personally don't think it will be far over 1000m.
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Old April 18th, 2014, 12:54 AM   #7369
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i think it will be over 1007m and under 1100m most likely.
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Old April 18th, 2014, 02:29 AM   #7370
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Awesome! I'm waiting for some news!
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Old April 18th, 2014, 02:38 AM   #7371
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This building is going to look so lonely
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Old April 18th, 2014, 02:57 AM   #7372
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Old April 18th, 2014, 03:16 AM   #7373
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Well well, I expect it to rise above the ground by the end of this year. Bit too optimistic?
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Old April 18th, 2014, 11:04 AM   #7374
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Well well, I expect it to rise above the ground by the end of this year. Bit too optimistic?
No, pessimistic . It'll start to rise above ground on April 27th 2014
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Old April 18th, 2014, 12:16 PM   #7375
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Saudi Arabia to build world's tallest tower that will reach one kilometer into the sky.

http://edition.cnn.com/2014/04/17/wo...html?hpt=hp_c4
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Old April 18th, 2014, 12:32 PM   #7376
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Saudi Arabia to build world's tallest tower that will reach one kilometer into the sky

Dubai -- long champion of all things biggest, longest and most expensive -- will soon have some competition from neighboring Saudi Arabia.

Dubai's iconic Burj Khalifa -- the world's tallest building -- could be stripped of its Guinness title if Saudi Arabia succeeds in its plans to construct the even larger Kingdom Tower in Jeddah -- a prospect looking more likely as work begins next week, according to Construction Weekly.

Consultants Advanced Construction Technology Services (ACTS) have recently announced testing materials to build the 3,280-feet (one kilometer) skyscraper (the Burj Khalifa, by comparison, stands at a meeker 2,716-feet, or 827 meters).

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Old April 18th, 2014, 12:36 PM   #7377
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Step inside the Kingdom Tower


It is expected construction of the tower will require 5.7 million square-feet of concrete and 80,000 tons of steel.


For buildings of this stature, wind load could also put stress on the structure. To battle this, the design of the structure will change every few floors.


There are plans for a 98-feet sky terrace on the 157th floor. When completed, it will be the highest terrace in the world.


The structure will overlook the Red Sea -- posing additional challenges to the building process. It's particularly important that the foundations -- 200 feet deep -- won't be affected by saltwater from the ocean.


Like the Burj Khalifa, the Kingdom Tower will have a flower-shaped footprint.


The project is expected to cost $1.2 billion.


Engineers will also need to design a pump to help deliver concrete to high levels.


According to Construction Weekly, construction will start on the Kingdom Tower -- slated to be the world's tallest at 1 km ( 3,280 feet) tall -- next week.
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Old April 18th, 2014, 01:06 PM   #7378
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i feel like see movie star wars city...
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Old April 18th, 2014, 01:27 PM   #7379
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No, pessimistic . It'll start to rise above ground on April 27th 2014
Which means the sunday after the next
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Old April 18th, 2014, 07:29 PM   #7380
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Lets hope we will get some pics next week as construction will start!
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