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Old August 1st, 2014, 02:19 AM   #8261
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Most buildings, especially skyscrapers are designed to take the strain and weight of a much taller/heavier tower than what the tower will actually be!
For example I saw a documentary on the Shard and the actual strength of it could support a tower of almost twice the height (or something along those line), this is all for safety reasons so that the tower will most likely never be pushed to the absolute limits otherwise it could have severe consequences

So don't expect a drastic height change in anyway, although one can hope
I thought that this even became an international rule in constructing this kind of structures. I think because of this: In the late 80's there was a skyscraper somewhere in Asia that collapsed under the weight of adding two more floors and a heavy airco system.
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Old August 1st, 2014, 05:05 AM   #8262
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I thought that this even became an international rule in constructing this kind of structures. I think because of this: In the late 80's there was a skyscraper somewhere in Asia that collapsed under the weight of adding two more floors and a heavy airco system.
That happened in Singapore.

April 15, 1986 (if I'm not mistaken). 33 people died when the 6-story Hotel New World collapsed at 11:30AM local time.
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Old August 1st, 2014, 07:30 AM   #8263
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A 6 story skyscraper?
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Old August 1st, 2014, 08:19 AM   #8264
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That happened in Singapore.

April 15, 1986 (if I'm not mistaken). 33 people died when the 6-story Hotel New World collapsed at 11:30AM local time.
15 March 1986

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Collaps...otel_New_World
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Old August 1st, 2014, 09:04 AM   #8265
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In London they are adding 11 floors to a 1970s skyscraper. Clearly the one in Singapore was structurally deficient.
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Old August 1st, 2014, 09:58 AM   #8266
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Aerial pics from Google Earth is photographed in October,2013. So it is old Construction pics...
If they are old pics could it could we see near the first floor or second?
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Old August 1st, 2014, 10:43 AM   #8267
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Photos from April
In pictures: History is made at Kingdom Tower
Records already broken at new world's tallest building


JEC achieved new world records using latest technologies for high rise buildings' foundation construction - 270 piles were cast in situ reaching 105m below the natural ground level and with diametre that varies between 1.5–1.8m.


The raft is considered one of the world’s largest one-piece reinforced steel foundations with thickness ranging between 4.5–5m.


Both piles and raft are supported with anti-corrosion technologies to preserve the steel reinforcement using a constant electric current system known as the Cathodic Protection.


In addition, strain gauge instrumentation and load cells have been built-in to detect any changes in the soil and provide continuous readings about any environmental changes to the area around the foundations.
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Old August 1st, 2014, 12:40 PM   #8268
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No any more updates,disappointed。。。。。。。。。
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Old August 1st, 2014, 12:49 PM   #8269
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The works seems more advanced than thought
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Old August 1st, 2014, 03:26 PM   #8270
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Is Jeddah seismically stable? Heard many times news of minor earthquakes there.
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Old August 1st, 2014, 05:10 PM   #8271
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Minor earthquakes shouldn't damage or destroy anything
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Old August 1st, 2014, 08:21 PM   #8272
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Minor earthquakes shouldn't damage or destroy anything
Especially not a tower of this size.
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Old August 3rd, 2014, 10:33 PM   #8274
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Old August 4th, 2014, 03:02 PM   #8275
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Old August 4th, 2014, 04:01 PM   #8276
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Old August 4th, 2014, 05:31 PM   #8277
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Old August 4th, 2014, 08:18 PM   #8278
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Wrong/old superimposed diagram
+1 I saw the exact same thing! It's the old design before they increase the number of piles and get rid of the barrettes.
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Old August 5th, 2014, 12:03 AM   #8279
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Old August 5th, 2014, 12:46 AM   #8280
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hugest foundations in the world....
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