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Old June 28th, 2014, 11:04 PM   #8041
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Designing three wings is also the easiest way to get light into all the interior, rather than building a thick-enough-to-stand boxy or abstract tower that is dark inside.
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Old June 28th, 2014, 11:34 PM   #8042
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I see what you're saying but I think most of the similarity comes from the fact that they're both tapering three-winged designs, which are still rare as it's only necessary beyond a certain height. But within that framework I think they're formally pretty different, with this being all hard masculine lines, and the Burj is basically all curves.

Architects are still figuring out what to do with these things, aesthetically. As more towers are built above 700-800m that adopt the three-wing form, I think we'll start to see a whole new design vernacular come into being, and much more variety.
Insightful opinion! Hopefully they will figure out how to make such sky scrapers that don't all follow the basic needle like form. Still cool though.
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Old June 29th, 2014, 04:54 AM   #8043
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It's literally in the middle of nowhere
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Old June 29th, 2014, 05:46 AM   #8044
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Middle of Nowhere? Yes, But "Build it and they will come!" This has the pretty same footprint as Burj, and in the middle of nothing, but "if" ( and, all us, skyscraper fans want it to) if it does go full height, it will be like Vegas,, or Dubai, everything will blossom around it!
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Old June 29th, 2014, 06:36 AM   #8045
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It's literally in the middle of nowhere
Because they plan to build a city around it.
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Old June 29th, 2014, 12:42 PM   #8046
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...and thanks to the Burj, cheaper to build.
cheaper and faster
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Old June 29th, 2014, 11:51 PM   #8047
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The debate is not about about whether I care that the Saudi's get their money from oil... the debate is about whether the Kingdom Tower, which I believe to be funded by oil, is a worth while investment and whether it's a good example of how to spend a nations unspent wealth.
well the use of term OIL over and over tells us a lot that what are you arguing about but lets just get back to the topic.
I believe they are not crazy that they would spend billions on a project which is financially not viable for the investors or even for the Government. not one would.
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Old June 30th, 2014, 01:38 AM   #8048
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It's literally in the middle of nowhere
Dubai was in the middle of nowhere too, but now it is the middle of everywhere. If you build it they will come.
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Old June 30th, 2014, 04:51 AM   #8049
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Rememeber that first half-floor on the BK? I know Fury does. I wonder if the new BKv2.0's "hole" eliminated that?
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Old June 30th, 2014, 07:47 AM   #8050
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Rememeber that first half-floor on the BK? I know Fury does. I wonder if the new BKv2.0's "hole" eliminated that?
We'll see . They've learned alot from BK so why not.
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Old June 30th, 2014, 04:05 PM   #8051
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Stewppy-boy .... go away please, and come back after a year or so.
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Old June 30th, 2014, 08:46 PM   #8052
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I thought the half-height lowest floor of BK was meant as storage? Or did they actually end up putting the ceiling of Floor B2 too low? ;p

Anyway since this is starting at or above grade, I can't imagine them having that issue here.
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Old July 1st, 2014, 02:02 AM   #8053
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The tallest building in my country ís 1.102 ft
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Old July 1st, 2014, 02:49 AM   #8054
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1.102 ft? Holy cow, you must be a Smurf
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Old July 1st, 2014, 03:53 AM   #8055
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when open?

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when open?
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Old July 1st, 2014, 05:38 AM   #8056
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when open?
when it's done
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Old July 1st, 2014, 06:18 AM   #8057
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when open?
Or when the crane up?
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Old July 1st, 2014, 03:22 PM   #8058
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when open?
when it's done
When the tower is done? hmm I think there is a slight chance
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Old July 1st, 2014, 11:09 PM   #8059
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Uhm... they are indeed building it to show off in hopes of tourists.. that's the point. Like I mentioned before tourism is increasing between arab states and not of westerners or others traveling to see these buildings partly because they just started issuing tourist visas in 2013. I guarantee however that they will soon realize all these projects would be a waste of effort as tourism will never grow to a rate enough to replace their fountain black gold. [IMG]file:///C:\Users\William\AppData\Local\Temp\msohtmlclip1\01\clip_image002.gif[/IMG]
1) Your arguing semantics with the 'show off' thing obviously my post was about this building being an investment and not just for kicks.

2) You should actually read about these projects and the economics involved instead of making ridiculous claims like 'Saudi Arabia is trying to replace the majority of their countries income with tourism.'

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On that note, I think it's too much of a rip off of the Burj Khalifa.
Burj and Kingdom tower are quite similar for a number of reasons... mostly because it's the same architect and because of structural constraints. can an architect rip off his own design?
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Old July 1st, 2014, 11:32 PM   #8060
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when open?
I'm guessing you're on about the website, which noone else seems to have gathered... but sadly none of us know here (I assume), will hopefully be soon, but we don't exactly know when 'soon' is

Also I automatically try and see the tower below the clouds on that website but I never can
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