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Old August 17th, 2014, 04:54 PM   #8381
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... a well detailed supertall in Mecca and most people dislike it.
Don't answer for all of the "most people"! Who disliked? - Hadid's freaky students?
Abraj Al Bait complex - is a good, valid and very architectural building. Unlike KT, for that matter.
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Old August 19th, 2014, 02:52 PM   #8382
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Lets agree to disagree. KT will have something that no other complex will have and that's what people talk about. At least for some time when something taller comes about..
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Old August 19th, 2014, 03:57 PM   #8383
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I think people will talk about the Kingdom Tower for quite some time. It's design, even though quite simple, is still interesting, architecturally.
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Old August 20th, 2014, 04:52 PM   #8384
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It is pointless to argue about "architectural value." Abraj Al Bait is an accomplishment and beautiful in it's own right, but it is also a huge mass of buildings that don't quite fit the surroundings (in my opinion). KT is a simple design, but it's slender beauty is inspiring as it reaches for the sky. Both projects, indeed all projects, make a statement and create new possibilities that are necessary for the the next inspiring project.
Burj Khalifa made KT possible. I am excited to see what the innovations of KT make possible next!
The only thing I know for sure is that it won't be built in the western hemisphere.

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Old August 21st, 2014, 12:19 AM   #8385
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There is nothing innovative on KT's structural design. Actually it is simplier than Burj Khalifa structurally. The only novelty would be if they build the spire out of concrete and pump it that high, although is more likely the spire design will be adapted to a steel structure.
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Old August 21st, 2014, 08:10 PM   #8386
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Old August 21st, 2014, 09:09 PM   #8387
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Old August 21st, 2014, 09:18 PM   #8388
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I spy some crane starter legs! Any ideas what type of cranes are going to be used??!!
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Old August 21st, 2014, 10:01 PM   #8389
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Awesome alsaif

Anybody still think we can't watch it outside the fence?
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I spy some crane starter legs! Any ideas what type of cranes are going to be used??!!
That red tower looks like favco crane tower. Dunno about the yellow one, but it looks like a light crane most likely installed outside the tower (similar/same as the one that was on site before).
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Old August 21st, 2014, 10:13 PM   #8391
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That large mesh of rebar to the left looks like an exterior column ready to form.
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Old August 21st, 2014, 10:19 PM   #8392
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great progress! and thx again for the pics alsaif

soon the tower cranes will be ready and they'll speed up alot i think.
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Old August 21st, 2014, 10:24 PM   #8393
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Old August 22nd, 2014, 12:32 AM   #8394
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Old August 22nd, 2014, 12:33 AM   #8395
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Old August 22nd, 2014, 03:25 AM   #8396
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Ha ha! Very good alsaif2012. Somehow I doubt that the Sydney City Council would change its height limits - but then again we can all dream.

Still, there is an Aussie connection to the KT. If that is a Favco crane then it has Aussie heritage.
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Old August 22nd, 2014, 08:06 AM   #8397
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It‘s means the same to PINGAN’s crane?
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Old August 22nd, 2014, 12:07 PM   #8398
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Setting up the cranes allready?
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That red tower looks like favco crane tower. Dunno about the yellow one, but it looks like a light crane most likely installed outside the tower (similar/same as the one that was on site before).
SBG(Saudi Bin Ladin Group) deals with Manitowoc, so I would assume it's a Potain. And the other red ones looks to be an aussie Favco for sure.
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Old August 22nd, 2014, 12:54 PM   #8400
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That red crane looks like a beast!
I've never seen a crane with such thick beams on it, any thicker and it would be a solid structure!

Fantastic photos, well done! Hope to see more from you soon
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