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Old April 28th, 2014, 12:24 PM   #7481
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Another one...

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Old April 28th, 2014, 12:24 PM   #7482
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What they gonna do with this? No functionality, just hugeness.
These guys really got a lot of money to throw out.
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Old April 28th, 2014, 04:24 PM   #7483
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Well crap. Was this an established fact already?

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Visitors to the tower will have 58 lifts to choose from that will travel at a rate of 10 metres per second. At that speed an express lift would reach the top floor in less than two minutes. Some of the best views will be from the sky terrace, which will stick out the side of the tower at level 157. The terrace is intended for use by the penthouse owner.
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Old April 28th, 2014, 07:43 PM   #7484
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What they gonna do with this? No functionality, just hugeness.
These guys really got a lot of money to throw out.
House apartments (functional) offices (funtional) and hotel (funtional)
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Old April 28th, 2014, 08:59 PM   #7485
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There's one more function reserved for that kind of trolls
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Old April 28th, 2014, 09:14 PM   #7486
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Old April 28th, 2014, 10:12 PM   #7487
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At JEC's office in Jeddah.
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Old April 28th, 2014, 10:16 PM   #7488
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Old April 28th, 2014, 10:29 PM   #7489
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At JEC's office in Jeddah.
Good thing they didn't build the model underneath the airconditioning.... Then it would only reach 700 meters
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Old April 28th, 2014, 10:30 PM   #7490
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thanks for update. It will be fun to watch this one grow

I used to follow Bhurj Dubai photo updates almost every day
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Old April 28th, 2014, 10:33 PM   #7491
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Finally it's starting to go up!
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Old April 28th, 2014, 10:37 PM   #7492
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Is the blue part the occupied part or does it continue past that?
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Old April 28th, 2014, 10:46 PM   #7493
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Is the blue part the occupied part or does it continue past that?
Occupied part actually continue past the blue part, till little above the sky terrace.
As the sky terrace is at 157th floor and the building contains 170 habitable floors.
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Old April 28th, 2014, 10:47 PM   #7494
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Great photos!!
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Old April 28th, 2014, 10:49 PM   #7495
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thanks for update. It will be fun to watch this one grow
Me too, although my comments deleting here with no reason
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Old April 28th, 2014, 11:06 PM   #7496
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When have these pics been taken?
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Old April 28th, 2014, 11:47 PM   #7497
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Exciting to see the photos - makes it seem a little more real.
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Old April 28th, 2014, 11:59 PM   #7498
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Me too, although my comments deleting here with no reason
Mine too. what's going on here...

A couple of months ago I passed by a scientific video on youtube, explaining that when you cross a certain height on a building, gravity and the rotation of the planet would keep the building up. If we find out how to pass that border within a few years, our cities on earth would look very different. They would go up to unlimited heights. There would be no more need in reinforcing them for their height, except for when the soil beneath the building is weak of course... The only obstacle we would then have in high buildings is providing oxygen to the higher floors.

Kingdom tower is paving the ways to this in my opinion. what do you guys think?

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Old April 29th, 2014, 12:24 AM   #7499
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Old April 29th, 2014, 12:30 AM   #7500
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I hate to say it, but the design does not convince me at all. It's a building to be constructed solely for its height and nothing else. From the drawings, it looks like the top 350 meters is just a massive unoccupied spire. In architecture merit, the Kingdom Tower will not come close to Burj Khalifa. At least in BK, the triangular footprint was new, they used architectural elements inspired from the Gulf, and it also looks pleasing to the eye, even if its massive spire is just as artificial. The Kingdom Tower doesn't even look good. Even if they build a 1,000 meter building, what's the point - in another few years, someone will build something taller, it's not going to end. A building should be (i) functional, (ii) economical to construct, and (iii) aesthetically beautiful. I don't see KT fulfilling any of these criteria. In fact, the whole project is only "sustainable" (still a question mark) because of the economically efficient low-rises they are constructing around the giant phallic symbol.
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