daily menu » rate the banner | guess the city | one on oneforums map | privacy policy | DMCA | news magazine | posting guidelines

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > World Development News Forums > Megatalls

Megatalls Discussions of projects under construction at least 600m/2,000 ft tall.



Global Announcement

As a general reminder, please respect others and respect copyrights. Go here to familiarize yourself with our posting policy.


Reply

 
Thread Tools
Old April 24th, 2014, 03:50 PM   #7441
patrykus
Registered User
 
patrykus's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Poland
Posts: 3,778
Likes (Received): 1794

It would be huge waste if that platform was private, thats for sure. They can call it observation deck and still make it available only to the lucky owner of the skypalace. We don't know it. And lastly all the poorly translated article reveals is "base glass" whatever that means. It doesn't specifically mention The Platform to be the observation deck. It just says it's outdoor. We'll see I guess. Hopefully this great feature will be available to everyone.
__________________
PolishTowersU/CPolishTowersU/CPolishTowersU/CPolishTowersU/CPolishTowersU/CPolishTowersU/C
PolishTowersU/CPolishTowersU/CPolishTowersU/CPolishTowersU/CPolishTowersU/CPolishTowersU/C
PolishTowersU/CPolishTowersU/CPolishTowersU/CPolishTowersU/CPolishTowersU/CPolishTowersU/C
PolishTowersU/CPolishTowersU/CComingSoon/CPolishTowersU/CPolishTowersU/CPolishTowersU/C

patrykus no está en línea   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old April 24th, 2014, 05:03 PM   #7442
j-biz
rasorio caelum civitatem
 
j-biz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 1,309
Likes (Received): 2793

Quote:
Originally Posted by AltinD View Post
They say the outdoor one (the extended platform) will have transparent glass bottom parts also.
Sounds absolutely terrifying...
__________________

ChuckScraperMiami#1 liked this post
j-biz no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 24th, 2014, 05:08 PM   #7443
KingdomTower
Registered User
 
KingdomTower's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 94
Likes (Received): 39

just remaining one day to be LIVE IN

http://www.jec-sa.com/
KingdomTower no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 24th, 2014, 05:58 PM   #7444
ZZ-II
I love Skyscrapers
 
ZZ-II's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Near Ingolstadt in Bavaria
Posts: 33,512
Likes (Received): 6535

Quote:
Originally Posted by patrykus View Post
It would be huge waste if that platform was private, thats for sure. They can call it observation deck and still make it available only to the lucky owner of the skypalace. We don't know it. And lastly all the poorly translated article reveals is "base glass" whatever that means. It doesn't specifically mention The Platform to be the observation deck. It just says it's outdoor. We'll see I guess. Hopefully this great feature will be available to everyone.
I hope there will be a few more floors above the outdoor platform. The tower doesn't look that thin at this height.
ZZ-II no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 24th, 2014, 06:27 PM   #7445
AltinD
The Modecator
 
AltinD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: TIRANA / Dubai / Vienna
Posts: 31,827
Likes (Received): 6071

Maybe there's where the elevator shaft ends, though for sure there will be other mechanical levels accessed by stairs above that.
__________________
I am the eye in the sky, Looking at you
I can read your mind
I am the maker of rules, Dealing with fools
I can cheat you blind.


ChuckScraperMiami#1 liked this post
AltinD no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 24th, 2014, 07:23 PM   #7446
K.S.A
Jeddah Tower Lover
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 1,497
Likes (Received): 4363

__________________

ChuckScraperMiami#1 liked this post
K.S.A no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 24th, 2014, 11:33 PM   #7447
fayzoon
Fayez
 
fayzoon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Jubail - Saudi Arabia
Posts: 1,064
Likes (Received): 2052

Quote:
Originally Posted by KillerZavatar View Post
I love life right now.
you're goddamn right !



it is really awesome when a new record breaker skyscraper is starting to rise

especially when it's the 1st to exceed 1km in height with a massive design like this one ..
__________________
KFUPM Graduate

ChuckScraperMiami#1 liked this post
fayzoon no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 25th, 2014, 01:27 AM   #7448
The-Real-Link
The-Real-Link!!
 
The-Real-Link's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 754
Likes (Received): 300

Quote:
Originally Posted by KillerZavatar View Post
Really hard to say since they keep the final height a secret. But I think it will surely be taller than burj khalifa.
It should be easily higher than BK. If I recall, Level 163 of BK was at 610 meters but that's the topmost occupiable floor; certainly not by any tourists or such. If KT is putting their deck at 660 and topmost floor at 700m, then as was said, that's a solid 100 meters higher, give or take. a 300m spire is gargantuan but I'd argue just like the Burj, this kind of tower shape wouldn't be the same if it was just chopped off.

It may have a lot of vanity height but when your building proper is already taller than anything else, who cares?!

Edit: Oh and I think I found a good scale for those foundations since there are few people shown or anything to relate to. It appears in bright neon yellow, that there are a couple workers inside the formwork to the far left of the structure. But, even if not, barring that, you can see wood planks that are probably used for the workers to safely walk on top of the rebar cage to the left, right, and center of the formwork. Even if we assume it's 3' wide (~1m), I was roughly gauging that that "tiny" wing we see is about 75' per side from center so 150' wide total (~45m-ish). That certainly seems to make sense for at best, two large rooms (one of either side of the central core hall like the Burj.

I can't find any old photo notes in my Burj folder but it seems like this tower will be slightly thinner overall than the Burj.

Maybe I'm mistaken but we can wait for more detailed information to come out then I suppose.
__________________

ChuckScraperMiami#1 liked this post

Last edited by The-Real-Link; April 25th, 2014 at 01:38 AM.
The-Real-Link no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 25th, 2014, 02:39 AM   #7449
NeverMindPl
Zdradziecka morda
 
NeverMindPl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Suwerenne Państwo
Posts: 2,968
Likes (Received): 1515

Well, this is a breakthrough. Can't wait to see it at an advanced stage. Good luck
__________________
"Bardzo mądry i życiowy cytat po łacinie, który zmienił twoje postrzeganie na otaczającą cię rzeczywistość. Aż poszło ci w pięty" ~Wybitny człowiek
NeverMindPl no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 25th, 2014, 03:01 AM   #7450
Riyadh Crusher
Registered User
 
Riyadh Crusher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Riyadh
Posts: 805
Likes (Received): 2295

One thing that makes me excited is that as the tower progresses, more picture are coming online. And more media groups(newspapers nd websites) are covering the news of it's construction with pictures.
And hopefully, more Jeddah residents would notice that this masive tower is being constructed in their neighborhood.
__________________

ChuckScraperMiami#1 liked this post
Riyadh Crusher no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 25th, 2014, 03:50 AM   #7451
CrazyDave
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Waterbury - CT
Posts: 1,058
Likes (Received): 192

I'm sure that once the construction is in full swing, there will be some of the construction workers finding their way the SSC.
CrazyDave no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 25th, 2014, 04:27 AM   #7452
mad1910
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Fortaleza
Posts: 19
Likes (Received): 7

This is what I use to call engeneering!!!
mad1910 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 25th, 2014, 09:01 AM   #7453
naki
Registered User
 
naki's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: xian
Posts: 359
Likes (Received): 1341


It's very good,HAHAHA!
__________________
naki no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 25th, 2014, 01:56 PM   #7454
il fenomeno
♥ helfen statt hetzen ♥
 
il fenomeno's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: milão - mas eu sou do brasil!
Posts: 7,444
Likes (Received): 22440

Quote:
Originally Posted by KillerZavatar View Post
I love life right now.
so true. i cried tears of joy when i saw the pictures.
__________________

ChuckScraperMiami#1, Zaz965 liked this post
il fenomeno no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 25th, 2014, 02:22 PM   #7455
ZZ-II
I love Skyscrapers
 
ZZ-II's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Near Ingolstadt in Bavaria
Posts: 33,512
Likes (Received): 6535

10 years ago a 1km tall building was so far away from reality....and now it's will become reality
ZZ-II no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 25th, 2014, 02:25 PM   #7456
JeddahKingdomTower
BANNED
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 19
Likes (Received): 23

Quote:
Originally Posted by KingdomTower View Post
just remaining one day to be LIVE IN

http://www.jec-sa.com/
WOW





__________________

Zaz965 liked this post

Last edited by JeddahKingdomTower; April 25th, 2014 at 02:31 PM.
JeddahKingdomTower no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 25th, 2014, 02:52 PM   #7457
Gabriel900
Super Mod
 
Gabriel900's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Dubai, Beirut
Posts: 7,835
Likes (Received): 29264

Finally!! to be honest I am happy to see all these pics but I am not as excited as when they started Burj Khalifa!! to me both are in the same range (800m -1000m) and the first to break such a high altitude was BK! I am waiting for the next (1100m-2000m) tower, and hopefully it will be located in Dubai
Gabriel900 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 25th, 2014, 03:24 PM   #7458
KillerZavatar
also known as Wally
 
KillerZavatar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Düsseldorf
Posts: 11,354
Likes (Received): 8244

We do not even know the final height, might as well get close to 1100m in the end, after all burj khalifa started rising and we thought it was 750m or something in that range.
__________________

ChuckScraperMiami#1 liked this post
KillerZavatar no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 25th, 2014, 05:49 PM   #7459
ZZ-II
I love Skyscrapers
 
ZZ-II's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Near Ingolstadt in Bavaria
Posts: 33,512
Likes (Received): 6535

Quote:
Originally Posted by KillerZavatar View Post
We do not even know the final height, might as well get close to 1100m in the end, after all burj khalifa started rising and we thought it was 750m or something in that range.
The old height was 725m when i remember right.
ZZ-II no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 25th, 2014, 09:11 PM   #7460
alsaif2012
El Seif Engineering
 
alsaif2012's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: jeddah
Posts: 551
Likes (Received): 6789



http://www.jec-sa.com/#/-1/
__________________
alsaif2012 no está en línea   Reply With Quote


Reply

Tags
hypertall, jeddah economic city, jeddah tower, kingdom tower, megatall, tallest

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Related topics on SkyscraperCity


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 10:33 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us | privacy policy | DMCA policy

Hosted by Blacksun, dedicated to this site too!
Forum server management by DaiTengu