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Old May 2nd, 2014, 01:09 AM   #7541
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Old May 2nd, 2014, 04:12 AM   #7542
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How is that possible? Isn't Kingdom Tower just as wide as Burj?
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Old May 2nd, 2014, 04:32 AM   #7543
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How is that possible? Isn't Kingdom Tower just as wide as Burj?


Not sure that's correct. If I remember correctly, Burj is around 309,000m² and Kingdom tower is to be around 320,000m². I'm not 100% though.
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Old May 2nd, 2014, 07:43 AM   #7544
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I also thought KT will have more space than BK.
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Old May 2nd, 2014, 11:16 AM   #7545
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It's really need more space, not just height, I guess..
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Old May 2nd, 2014, 12:29 PM   #7546
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kt footprint is almost identical in size to the burj's, occupied floors goes less than 100m higher than in burj, the slopping shape very likely doesn't help adding more space so frankly i wouldn't be surprised if the space of those two towers would end up almost equal to each other. But hey, it's not like the owner was particularly focused on usable space when choosing this design to begin with
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Old May 3rd, 2014, 03:24 AM   #7547
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kt footprint is almost identical in size to the burj's, occupied floors goes less than 100m higher than in burj, the slopping shape very likely doesn't help adding more space so frankly i wouldn't be surprised if the space of those two towers would end up almost equal to each other. But hey, it's not like the owner was particularly focused on usable space when choosing this design to begin with
Rather, this footprint works well for shallow uses like residences, small offices and the like. Depends on what someone wants out of a building. But even if it's less square-foot / meter efficient than a boxy building, like you said they don't seem to care and will pay for it. If KT was strictly office use only, you'd probably see a different plan and different height.
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Old May 3rd, 2014, 03:58 AM   #7548
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Thanks for questioning my post, folks. I appreciate that as it creates controversy which will lead go better accuracy.

Here was my source for KT GFA: http://www.skyscrapercenter.com/jeddah/kingdom-tower/2/

Possible that info is outdated.

I will look further into this and report back what I find this week.
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Old May 3rd, 2014, 05:59 AM   #7549
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Hi all.

Here are the figures I have for the BK.

Total area - 465,000 square meters.

Tower and Base - 279,000 square meters.

Podiums - 186,000 square meters.


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Old May 3rd, 2014, 12:41 PM   #7550
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Rather, this footprint works well for shallow uses like residences, small offices and the like. Depends on what someone wants out of a building. But even if it's less square-foot / meter efficient than a boxy building, like you said they don't seem to care and will pay for it. If KT was strictly office use only, you'd probably see a different plan and different height.
This tower is pretty much attention ***** for the kingdom city project. It doesn't matter how much space does it offer. It just needs to be the tallest.
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Old May 3rd, 2014, 02:01 PM   #7551
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and i am totally fine with that
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Old May 3rd, 2014, 02:42 PM   #7552
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I'm sure, that Dubai will make a 1200m+ proposal in near future. But it will be hart to beat this amazing design of KT!
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Old May 3rd, 2014, 04:16 PM   #7553
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Amazing design?! Not really .. the only great thing about this tower is its height .. but in terms of design, it is not bad but it can be beaten
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Old May 3rd, 2014, 04:36 PM   #7554
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Old May 3rd, 2014, 04:41 PM   #7555
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Old May 3rd, 2014, 04:52 PM   #7556
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Are you sure this is the tower construction? the 3rd picture is definately from Jeddah airport
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Old May 3rd, 2014, 04:56 PM   #7557
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Are you sure this is the tower construction? the 3rd picture is definately from Jeddah airport
Ah, I wasn't sure about that. Anyway i've deleted it now. Sorry about that.

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Old May 3rd, 2014, 05:08 PM   #7559
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Old May 3rd, 2014, 05:15 PM   #7560
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Has it started its a tiny base are we sure it's the actual site otherwise it's very weird
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