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Old May 13th, 2014, 12:17 AM   #7721
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btw. the website isn't counting the days backwards anymore: http://www.jec-sa.com/comingsoon/index.htm

It's still not online, but it's showing that render with the clouds in a bigger version.

Maybe because of the addition of 3 more floors, Could be taller then 3,304 feet, Maybe ZZ-II, Our SSC Friendly family Kingdom Tower thread moderator and Friend

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Old May 13th, 2014, 12:35 AM   #7722
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The Master Plan of Kingdom City (the Tower here is just for illustration...the Tower's design didn't change:

صور المخطط العام لمدينة المملكة،شكل البرج هنا فقط للتوضيح ولم يتم تغييره.












These Rendering Pictures are so cool from a year ago by Rody69, Our SSC Friendly Family Lives in Jeddah / London taking inside site photos Friend,
ZZ-II, I'll delete if I have too, some of these past pictures if I have too, please let me know, okay, thanks

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Old May 13th, 2014, 12:39 AM   #7723
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It looks only 400 meters tall in the second render...
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Old May 13th, 2014, 02:37 AM   #7724
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Nice raw video find, Riyadh. Looks meant for a news article to be dubbed over. But great to see more foundation work done in earnest.
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Old May 13th, 2014, 09:57 AM   #7725
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btw. the website isn't counting the days backwards anymore: http://www.jec-sa.com/comingsoon/index.htm

It's still not online, but it's showing that render with the clouds in a bigger version.
Huge progress they've made weeks after deadline

Well at least they posted new render. Here without clouds:

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Old May 13th, 2014, 11:51 AM   #7726
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It looks only 400 meters tall in the second render...
It's off-scale on all of them!
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Old May 13th, 2014, 12:20 PM   #7727
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Not really



It's just an illusion plus the design here is different than the final one.
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Old May 13th, 2014, 12:48 PM   #7728
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X-plain your point. Why woud the horizontal line be 702m, and hence - the width of the smallest surrounding buildings would be 71m? (your line measures 199pix, the buildings are 20pix wide)
Not a "not really"
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Old May 13th, 2014, 12:59 PM   #7729
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The horizontal line is circa 200px. On google earth you'll find that distance is 702m. So one pixel on that render is 702/200=3.51m. The tower is around 287px tall so it has 287x3.51=1007.37m. Exactly the height revealed some time ago.
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Old May 13th, 2014, 02:10 PM   #7730
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what exactly have you seen on Google Earth?
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Old May 13th, 2014, 02:16 PM   #7731
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You could almost say that it's a 700 meter tower with a 300 meter spire...

I wonder... What altitude is the highest usable floor in it...?
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Old May 13th, 2014, 03:03 PM   #7732
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what exactly have you seen on Google Earth?
The site shown on the renders, and spot where the tower is being constructed. If you're not sure where exactly is the tower on the google earth you can calculate it's position based on the renders. Either way you will get similar numbers.

Here is the exact location in google maps:
https://www.google.pl/maps/place/D%C...59579737b118db
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Old May 13th, 2014, 05:01 PM   #7733
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You could almost say that it's a 700 meter tower with a 300 meter spire... I wonder... What altitude is the highest usable floor in it...?
Arround 660m when i remember right.
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Old May 13th, 2014, 05:55 PM   #7734
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Yes it has a 300m spire, but it is constructed to hold that spire aloft.
Put a 300m spire on top of ST or Ping'An and you will have problems.
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Who cares about the functional height? All that matters is that it has a cool design and an amazing visual height to match it.
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Old May 13th, 2014, 07:44 PM   #7736
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Too bad,only a few millions in the arab world will see this tall structure.
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Old May 13th, 2014, 07:51 PM   #7737
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You do know that Jeddah is open to visit for basically everybody, right? It's only Mecca that is not accessible for non-Muslims.
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You do know that Jeddah is open to visit for basically everybody, right? It's only Mecca that is not accessible for non-Muslims.
If by everybody you mean people traveling there for business then you're right. Try getting tourist visa though
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Old May 13th, 2014, 08:55 PM   #7739
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251 Floors

Jeddah Economic Co. to raise funds for Kingdom City project



Jeddah Economic Co. is in talks with local Saudi banks to raise funds for the 14-billion ($3.73 billion) first phase of its Kingdom City project, says a top official.

If completed, the project’s over one kilometer tall Kingdom Tower will replace Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, 828 meters tall, as the highest in the world.

Kingdom City in Jeddah will also include mixed-use residential and commercial developments, the chief executive of the Jeddah Economic Co. said at a construction conference in Dubai.

“The financial requirement is for 14 billion riyals to complete phase one by 2020,” Mounib Hammoud, said at the sidelines of the conference.

“Our owners have already invested about 8.7 billion riyals into this project, which is a huge investment. The remaining will be financed and we are closing a financing deal with banks which will be announced soon.”

He added that the funding would be through local Saudi banks but did not reveal how much will be raised.

Hammoud said some funds for the project would also come from sale of land plots to other investors.

The first phase of the project is over an area of 1.4 million square meteres, centered around the Kingdom Tower. The tower is expected to be completed by 2018 and will cost the company SR6 billion, Hammoud said. Dubai’s Burj Khalifa was built by Emaar Properties for a total cost of $1.5 billion.

“We will hand over the tower with 251 floors completed by 2018.”

Jeddah Economic Co., is 16.63 percent owned by the Saudi Bin Laden Group, while Kingdom Holding holds a 33.35 percent stake in the venture.

Abrar International Holding Co. also has a 33.35 percent stake while businessman Abdurrahman Sharbatly will own 16.67 percent.

Hammoud said the next phases of the project would be driven largely by market demand.

BNP Paribas is advising the company on its finances, he said, adding that the company is also looking at raising finance through the bond markets.

“We are looking at the bonds and sukuk market but this will need a structure in place, which we are working on.”

Source:Arabnews
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Old May 13th, 2014, 09:10 PM   #7740
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Who cares about the functional height? All that matters is that it has a cool design and an amazing visual height to match it.
I personally think that the functional height is what really matters. Visual height is nice but in reality is only for show. Many times designers fake the buildings over a height by adding frivolous ornamentation that contribute nothing to the design such as 1 WTC but other times like in this building the additional visual height actually contributes to the overall design of the building.
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