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Old April 29th, 2014, 10:28 PM   #7521
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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?
Check previous page please

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Old April 29th, 2014, 11:30 PM   #7522
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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 chrysler building erected its spire merely for height, there was a race back then for conquering the sky of New York city. Now were witnessing the same thing three times bigger and worldwide, why should it be wrong? It's not my money being spent anyways
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Old April 30th, 2014, 12:13 AM   #7523
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We live in exciting times ... now this will officially start to rise, there is the tallest Azerbaijan Tower that is believed will break ground on 2015 .. it seems KT won't enjoy being the tallest for long!
That being said .. I am waiting for Dubai to propose an even taller tower than both, maybe Dubai city tower (2400m) then let the party begin
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Old April 30th, 2014, 01:16 AM   #7524
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We live in exciting times ... now this will officially start to rise, there is the tallest Azerbaijan Tower that is believed will break ground on 2015 .. it seems KT won't enjoy being the tallest for long!
That being said .. I am waiting for Dubai to propose an even taller tower than both, maybe Dubai city tower (2400m) then let the party begin
I'm skeptical about whether Azerbaijan tower is a real proposal... the renderings look like they were made by a teenager on MS paint in 25 minutes.

I'd say Kingdom tower would be the tallest for a long time, it already has a 300+ meter spire anyway and you would need a larger one than that to get much past that. In terms of occupied height we won't likely see many buildings past 600 meters or so for quite a while, at least that would be my guess.
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Old May 1st, 2014, 01:16 AM   #7525
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Kingdom Tower project in Jeddah progressing as planned





Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, chairman of Kingdom Holding Company (KHC), headed the fifth board of directors meeting of Jeddah Economic Company (JEC) in Riyadh with the board members.
The board members are Abdulrahman Hassan Sharbatly, Saleh Bin Laden, Samaual Bakhsh, Talal Almaiman, executive director development and domestic investments, chairman and CEO of Kingdom Real Estate Development Company (KRED), a board member of Kingdom Holding Company and Jeddah Economic Company (JEC) and Hassan Sharbatly.
The meeting was also attended by Mohamed Fahmy, Kingdom Holding Company’s CFO and Fahad bin Saad bin Nafel, executive assistant to the chairman.
During the meeting, Talal Al-Maiman updated the board about the latest developments relating to agreements of operating the tallest tower which will be more than 1,000 meters high with value of SR4.6 billion.
Mounib Hammoud, CEO, Jeddah Economic Company (JEC), briefed the board about the status of the project and presented them with the progress of infrastructure and services for the project including electricity, water and district cooling.
The board has expressed their satisfaction with how the project is progressing and the completion of piling works.
In December 2013, Hammoud announced the completion of the piling works for the tallest tower in the world (Kingdom Tower).
This achievement is considered to be the base of works over ground.
In November 2013, JEC appointed a British company EC Harris Mace to provide Project Management services for the Kingdom Tower project in Jeddah.
The contract value is SR162 million and includes the management of all aspects of the project’s delivery with specific emphasis on the management of the program and cost.
Prince Alwaleed said: “This contract further confirms that the Jeddah project continues on its strategic path.”
Talal Al-Maiman added: “The selection of the working team has been completed to realize the vision of the investors and the city of Jeddah for this world-class standard national project. Also, I would like to reiterate that Jeddah Kingdom Tower piling works has been completed by Saudi Bauer Company.”


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Old May 1st, 2014, 01:25 AM   #7526
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Old May 1st, 2014, 01:25 AM   #7527
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I mean on kingdom tower website, how you couldn't connect
Oh sorry I didn't see the website you were talking about.
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Old May 1st, 2014, 02:49 AM   #7528
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This is taking ages.
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Old May 1st, 2014, 02:58 AM   #7529
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Riyadh linked more photos from the 28th in his post a few pages back. Thanks!
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Old May 1st, 2014, 06:34 AM   #7530
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Everything is slow in saudi.....
But once it gets started it will not stop and will go fast....

this is my experience with anything saudi.
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Old May 1st, 2014, 07:41 AM   #7531
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Everything is slow in saudi.....
But once it gets started it will not stop and will go fast....

this is my experience with anything saudi.
That's bureaucracy for you.
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Old May 1st, 2014, 09:35 AM   #7532
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I'm skeptical about whether Azerbaijan tower is a real proposal... the renderings look like they were made by a teenager on MS paint in 25 minutes.

I'd say Kingdom tower would be the tallest for a long time, it already has a 300+ meter spire anyway and you would need a larger one than that to get much past that. In terms of occupied height we won't likely see many buildings past 600 meters or so for quite a while, at least that would be my guess.
It's a real proposal, however an official design hasn't been released for the actual tower yet. The renders floating around for it are just concept designs, the final design probably won't resemble the concept at all.
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Old May 1st, 2014, 10:40 AM   #7533
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This is taking ages.
Still a month or so until the can pour the raft foundation but that's not very long.
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Old May 1st, 2014, 12:29 PM   #7534
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Part of the core of KT (Kingdom Tower)?
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Old May 1st, 2014, 02:38 PM   #7535
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Part of the core of KT (Kingdom Tower)?
Yes . What you see will be the raft foundation for the tower in a few weeks.
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Old May 1st, 2014, 07:18 PM   #7536
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this is will be superb tower that man have ever made on the future....
probably will become 7 wounder of the world on 2020??
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Old May 1st, 2014, 07:33 PM   #7537
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Old May 1st, 2014, 09:20 PM   #7538
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great news...
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Old May 1st, 2014, 09:29 PM   #7539
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and whos become the first person will have unit penthouse on top floors later? *level 167
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Old May 2nd, 2014, 01:00 AM   #7540
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