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Old May 6th, 2014, 11:55 AM   #7641
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Imaging this tower with 4WTC's cladding
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Old May 6th, 2014, 04:09 PM   #7643
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Old May 6th, 2014, 04:26 PM   #7644
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Is the tower concrete all the way or is there a significant part of the tower in steel, like the Burj Khalifa's upper 100m sections.
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Most likely the top portion will be steel. I can't see it happening any other way.
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Old May 6th, 2014, 06:41 PM   #7646
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Look at the 3d model reposted on the previous page. The top of the tower in that model is indeed steel structure.
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Old May 6th, 2014, 07:40 PM   #7647
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It's really amazing, how cheap and plain the 3D model is.
Also, incredibly careless architectural design. Just take it easey, fellaz - Adrian & Gorgon But you could spend another half-an-hour to add more sense into it's design
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Old May 6th, 2014, 07:51 PM   #7648
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A diagram comparing a 1000m version of Kingdom Tower to other supertalls:

[IMG]http://i52.************/2lcu1j4.jpg[/IMG]
Source: Gizmodo, http://cache.gawkerassets.com/assets...on-gizmodo.jpg


New renderings (as of August 1st 2011):







The observation platform at approximately 675m+














Source: Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture - http://smithgill.com/#/news/kingdom_tower_announcement/


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Source: http://smithgill.com/media/pdfs/Kingdom_for_web4.pdf


The site: Set of photos showing the construction site by the end of 2011 / beginning of 2012 (official construction start scheduled for 1st of January 2012)


Source: Azam, user of the aqarcity forum


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Old Rendering:



In July this was posted on the Saudi forum:










Now we get this:



Kingdom Company (KHC) Announced Bechtel as the Chosen Company to Supervise the Construction of the Massive Jeddah Project, Investment Value Estimated at SR50 billion
(17/09/2007)

Project Master plan received by Pickard Chilton

Click To Enlarge Kingdom Holding Company, Chaired by HRH Prince Alwaleed bin Talal bin Abdulaziz Alsaud, announced today Monday 17th September 2007, that Bechtel (BEKtl) company was chosen to supervise and develop the real estate project in Jeddah. Bechtel company was chosen out of seven other companies that were in a competitive bid to supervise and develop the Jeddah project.

Bechtel is a global engineering, construction and project management company with more than a century of experience on complex projects in challenging locations especially in Saudi. Privately owned with headquarters in San Francisco, they have 40 offices around the world and nearly 40,000 employees.

Kingdom Holding Company received the Jeddah Project Master plan from Pickard Chilton, reputable and renowned designers who have designed some of the world’s significant and recognizable buildings, including Kingdom Center recognized by its iconic tower.

The Jeddah project, one of the major real estate projects planned by Kingdom Holding Company, and other projects in Riyadh, has an area of 5.3 million square meters and is located in the city's northern area on the Red Sea coastline, which is a strategic area for the development of this project. The investment value of the project is estimated at SR50 billion upon completion, comprising of a colossal sky scraper with a surrounding area for other facilities (residential, commercial, construction of a five star hotel and offices). The residential area will be 1.5 million square meters, the size of the commercial area will be 470,000 square meters, education vicinity with an area of 150,000 square meters and the size of the offices area will be 800,000 square meters. The remaining lands will be utilized for leisure facilities, tourism and the construction of four star hotels.

Furthermore, there are plans for the development of a diplomatic quarter on the Jeddah land. The site plans for the land were developed by HOK, a Canadian company that has world wide recognition. The project will also connect the Red Sea coastline of the area to Sharm Obhur, an environment of natural beauty. KHC is also currently in cooperation with the Jeddah municipality and other administrations to ensure that all the appropriate requirements are met for the success of the project. KHC is known for the high quality of their real estate projects that have won international awards.





http://kingdom.com.sa/index.asp?id=73&prlsid=33
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Jeddah Economic Company Board of Directors Appoints New CEO JEC Announces Completion of Pilling of Tallest Tower in the World



Mr. Mounib Hammoud Jeddah Economic Company’s (JEC) new CEO 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 this regard, Eng. Talal Al Maiman, Executive Director Development and Domestic Investments, Kingdom Holding Company (KHC) Chairman and CEO of Kingdom Real Estate Development Company (KRED), a board member of KHC and a board member of JEC that is chaired by HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud, Chairman of KHC announced the appointment of the new Jeddah Economic Company (JEC) CEO, Mr. Mounib Hammoud.

Mr. Hammoud joins JEC at an important stage of its operation. He will lead the company to achieve its goals, especially in developing an integrated modern city that includes the tallest tower in the world (more than 1000 meters high), which will give Jeddah and Saudi Arabia a unique modern landmark of a world class standard.

Mr. Hammoud has more than 20 years of experience in urban planning and real estate development in the MENA region. Mr. Hammoud has also held various executive positions at Solidere and Solidere International where he played a pivotal role in their success.

Eng. Almaiman commented: “Mr. Hammoud joins us at an important stage of the project where we trust that he will lead this stage and continue the journey in line with the vision of HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal and our partners in JEC”. He also added: “JEC will enter a new and thriving era and it will play a pre-eminent role in developing the real estate sector in Saudi Arabia and, more specifically, in Jeddah.”

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HoneyDaddy, Our SSC Friendly Family Friend Here's a better rendering of The Kingdom Tower up close, There's No Doubt about the Under Construction Of this Tallest of the World Tower Completed in my opinion only and The 5 Star " Four Seasons Hotel " Opened to the public in 2020 for sure
And I Still believe it will be the tallest till at least 2025 IMO !!
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Old May 6th, 2014, 08:51 PM   #7650
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Old May 6th, 2014, 08:57 PM   #7651
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Well alot depends on how the WTC spire plays out, but propotionally, at least with the old one there was not a lot of difference compared to the building size.

The last 250 meters of this tower are just empty spire... not saying it's not impressive, even 750 meters is beyond amazing, but still. A spire is a spire. But granted, the buildings shape does taper into a spire much better than the WTC does.

Wow !! Wow !! Wow !! Jay, Our SSC Friendly Family Friend, This gets better all the time, Fantastic Find Here, My Best of all the renderings I have seen up to date,
This rendering Rocks !!
Thanks Again Jay for posting this Sensational rendering,

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found this stunning render, just wish it was in a better quality.

source (also a good read)
KillerZavatar, Our SSC Friendly Family World Forums Moderator and Friend, This Rendering rocks at Night, Looks so real, too, its like being there outside your 5 star " Four Seasons Hotel " room and taking a photo of the light on in your room
Great Find and Thanks Again for posting this fantastic photo

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Old May 6th, 2014, 10:10 PM   #7653
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Cool pictures you brought back up chuck!
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Old May 6th, 2014, 10:40 PM   #7654
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yeah best render of the tower, but there still is no better quality picture of it.
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Old May 6th, 2014, 10:57 PM   #7655
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yeah best render of the tower, but there still is no better quality picture of it.
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The render is good, just the tower is somehow poorly detailed when looked up close. It's just boring flat glass. Hopefully final versions will show higher level of detail.
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Less is more with a design like this. It's not boring flat glass, it's elegant smooth surfaces.
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Old May 6th, 2014, 11:24 PM   #7658
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Actually it is reversed. With simple designs cladding is everything. That's why twins were brilliant and 1wtc is just ok.

But let's wait how the final design will turn out.
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All those renders on the other page are wrong. Below is the actual final design.
































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