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Old April 29th, 2014, 12:46 AM   #7501
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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.
The triangular base is one of the most efficient and strongest bases for a tower of this size... a spire starting from around 700m tall to over a kilometer is a technical marvel in itself, as well as constructing one...


And you could say the same thing about the Burj Khalifa, why build a building so high when it will be surpassed one day?
The same could be said as to why the Empire State building was built as well as Lincolnshire Cathedral, etcetc...

It's called progress.

Your posting on a skyscraper forum, what are you doing here?
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Old April 29th, 2014, 01:07 AM   #7502
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"The Kingdom Tower features 170 stories, seven stories of which will be allocated for the five-star Four Seasons Hotel offering 200 rooms, eleven stories for 121 luxury serviced apartments, and seven stories for offices".

Mods kindly change the title from 167 to 170 floors.
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Old April 29th, 2014, 01:11 AM   #7503
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It's called progress.

Your posting on a skyscraper forum, what are you doing here?
It's called jealousy/prejudice.
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Old April 29th, 2014, 02:20 AM   #7504
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Wow, it really is exciting that a kilometer tall building is rising! What a treat that we all get to see this rise.
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Old April 29th, 2014, 02:48 AM   #7505
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At JEC's office in Jeddah.
That model would look nice in my living room
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Old April 29th, 2014, 03:45 AM   #7506
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Old April 29th, 2014, 03:46 AM   #7507
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kingdom tower site

http://www.kingdomtowerskyscraper.com/
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Old April 29th, 2014, 04:45 AM   #7508
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Old April 29th, 2014, 04:47 AM   #7509
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It's called jealousy/prejudice.
Not necessarily, he could just be expressing his honest opinion. I think this building looks cool but it doesn't really do more for me than the Burj or Shanghai Tower, but it's still a feat of engineering and you have to respect that.
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Old April 29th, 2014, 07:27 AM   #7510
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I would argue there. Shanghai Tower introduced some design elements and construction techniques never seen before. KT, while obviously tall, doesn't introduce anything ground braking really. Even slopping walls technology was afaik first developed for india tower, which btw even though similar design-wise was still way more innovative than kt. If this tower is progress as some people want it then it is as progressive as building yourself a bigger house - in both cases it's "just" a matter of . That being said it's still my most favorite thread right know to follow (probably along with st), but I won't lie to myself there's much more for this project then it's scale, which IS impressive
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Old April 29th, 2014, 09:56 AM   #7511
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The website would look nice in 1995 :S
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Old April 29th, 2014, 10:32 AM   #7512
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The website would look nice in 1995 :S
It's called a Forum their are hundreds of them on the internet, I think the website looks just fine. What does this have to do with the Kingdom Tower anyway?
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Old April 29th, 2014, 10:39 AM   #7513
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Old April 29th, 2014, 11:02 AM   #7514
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dire qu'à la réunion la plus haute tour fait 49 mètre et le plus haut projet 80 mètres ><
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Old April 29th, 2014, 11:35 AM   #7515
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It's called a Forum their are hundreds of them on the internet, I think the website looks just fine. What does this have to do with the Kingdom Tower anyway?
I guess he's talking about this website:

http://www.kingdomtowerskyscraper.com

In which case it's worth to know it isn't official website, just a funpage.

Official is this one

http://www.jec-sa.com

And it looks nice, the only problem is that apparently nobody is running it
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Old April 29th, 2014, 02:57 PM   #7516
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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.
You would need to have it built of a material that could withstand the tension forces that the mass above the "Lagrange point" where N=O would place upon the structure.

Not an easy fix, though nanotubes seem promising.
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Old April 29th, 2014, 03:22 PM   #7517
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Plus it would have to be strong enough to support it's own weight up until you reach the lagrange point.
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Old April 29th, 2014, 04:28 PM   #7518
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It's called a Forum their are hundreds of them on the internet, I think the website looks just fine. What does this have to do with the Kingdom Tower anyway?
I mean on kingdom tower website, how you couldn't connect
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Old April 29th, 2014, 09:37 PM   #7519
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Already started?

hey, on the website is written it would start on 27th april 14. :

http://www.kingdomtowerskyscraper.com/

Today its 29th april 14, Have they already started the construction of the tower?
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Old April 29th, 2014, 09:41 PM   #7520
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Your comment will not make rise a 1000mt tower in your city
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