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Old April 19th, 2014, 02:14 AM   #7381
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CNN: Saudi Arabia to build world's tallest tower, reaching 1 kilometer into the sky




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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 have recently announced testing materials to build the 3,280-feet (1 kilometer) skyscraper (the Burj Khalifa, by comparison, stands at a meeker 2,716 feet, or 827 meters).

The Kingdom Tower, estimated to cost $1.23 billion, would have 200 floors and overlook the Red Sea. Building it will require about 5.7 million square feet of concrete and 80,000 tons of steel, according to the Saudi Gazette.
Building a structure that tall, particularly on the coast, where saltwater could potentially damage it, is no easy feat. The foundations, which will be 200 feet (60 meters) deep, need to be able to withstand the saltwater of the nearby ocean. As a result, Advanced Construction Technology Services will test the strength of different concretes.

"Because it changes shape every few floors, the wind loads go round the building and won't be as extreme as on a really solid block," Gordon Gill explained to Construction Weekly. Gill is a partner at Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, the design architects for the project.

Delivering the concrete to higher floors will also be a challenge. Possibly, engineers could use similar methods to those employed when building the Burj Khalifa; 6 million cubic feet of concrete was pushed through a single pump, usually at night when temperatures were low enough to ensure that it would set.

Though ambitious, building the Kingdom Tower should be feasible, according to Sang Dae Kim, the director of the Council on Tall Buildings. "At this point in time we can build a tower that is one kilometer, maybe two kilometers. Any higher than that and we will have to do a lot of homework," he told Construction Weekly.
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Old April 19th, 2014, 06:08 PM   #7382
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amazing project now begin
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Old April 19th, 2014, 08:09 PM   #7383
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Here's a link to the entire story: http://www.cnn.com/2014/04/17/world/...html?hpt=hp_c3
I really wish these national news agencies would check their stories for accuracy prior to publishing! For instance, they quote the amount of concrete required for this building in square feet instead of cubic feet! Their of course are many other examples like that in the story. In addition this building was announced several years ago and construction started what a while ago. CNN finally caught up with reality. It also would be nice if they provided a link so you could at least contact the author and help them understand terminologies to improve their writing in the future.
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Old April 20th, 2014, 02:38 AM   #7384
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this tower has just hit cnn.
i started at page 300 (reading almost 4 hours now), learned some great things about this tower. I was always just a reader at SCC, today I decided to register just to thank you all. I remember Burj keep coming for updates. being tehnician, this always "calls" me back. had a lot of laughs. that family miami guy was awesome
thanks rody, str, zzsomething, that patryguy that is sometimes the smartest one, riyahg(i think) and all others.. this was nice 4 hours read.. i did backup of all pictures so it will be nice to compare them them with Burj construction.
Keep up the good work,
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Old April 20th, 2014, 02:46 AM   #7385
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Great chance for American engineers to experiment on buildings that much high, and see if the cost of maintenance really does worth it.
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Old April 20th, 2014, 10:15 AM   #7386
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this tower has just hit cnn. i started at page 300 (reading almost 4 hours now), learned some great things about this tower. I was always just a reader at SCC, today I decided to register just to thank you all. I remember Burj keep coming for updates. being tehnician, this always "calls" me back. had a lot of laughs. that family miami guy was awesome thanks rody, str, zzsomething, that patryguy that is sometimes the smartest one, riyahg(i think) and all others.. this was nice 4 hours read.. i did backup of all pictures so it will be nice to compare them them with Burj construction. Keep up the good work, greetings from Croatia!
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Old April 21st, 2014, 12:44 AM   #7387
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And who will live in this building

Just seems like a status symbol to me
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Old April 21st, 2014, 01:53 AM   #7388
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People who buy apartments here will.
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Old April 21st, 2014, 10:28 AM   #7389
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Its awesome congratz
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Old April 22nd, 2014, 04:08 AM   #7390
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close for maintenance and infraction will be given to the trouble makers.
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Old April 22nd, 2014, 04:39 AM   #7391
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The thread is now reopen but the next one post any insulting comment will be brigged.
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Old April 22nd, 2014, 11:34 AM   #7392
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This thread deserves to be sticky and on top of the thread.
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Old April 22nd, 2014, 04:36 PM   #7393
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Looks like the article i linked created a lot of buzz, was hoping for only a good laugh, whoops. But I guess in the thread of the tallest building so close to rising more people and therefor more chaos is ensured. Hope all the doubters leave when it is rising and instead it will be mostly happy comments with hopefully more common updates
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Old April 22nd, 2014, 10:20 PM   #7394
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Hey lols. I'm new in this forum.

A pair of queston 4 u all:

When will it start?

why they haven't begun?

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Old April 22nd, 2014, 10:24 PM   #7395
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is it true that osama bin laden's family is funding this tower?
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Old April 22nd, 2014, 10:25 PM   #7396
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When will it start?
construction has started already, rising will start on 27th april, so this sunday if everything is according to plan.
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why they haven't begun?
it is all going after shedule it seems, so they havn't begun because it's not what they wanted, they also can't rise when the cement of the foundation is still not hardened enough, so they have specific shedules, which they certainly keep by now.
if you mean why the whole building was stuck for years, that is a different issue, but this final design for the former mile height tower is moving forward as it is supposed to.
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Old April 22nd, 2014, 10:26 PM   #7397
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is it true that osama bin laden's family is funding this tower?
yes, you can read more about the bin laden group here, they have done a lot of previous projects.
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Old April 22nd, 2014, 11:32 PM   #7398
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They don't fund it.

It's a construction company.
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Old April 22nd, 2014, 11:59 PM   #7399
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Is it true that most people who join a Middle East thread don't bother to read the history of the thread and ask dumb questions about the Saudi bin Laden Group?
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Old April 23rd, 2014, 12:14 AM   #7400
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Is it not a construction company?
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