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Old September 6th, 2014, 01:11 AM   #8521
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the infographic is more informed than most infographics we have from people outside CTBUH or another skyscraper related media. i don't mind them inclusing projects that might not be likely to get built or featuring the wrong design for century plaza / Zhongnan Center, i actually think they used the design for Suzhou IFS instead.
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Old September 6th, 2014, 02:40 AM   #8522
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I think it is only used as a reference. So it's nothing weird about this graphic.



Yeah, I know. I was just being funny. I never count anything out until it's officially cancelled.
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Old September 6th, 2014, 04:12 AM   #8523
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No! I think it's simply because Sky City is in the graphic
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Old September 6th, 2014, 07:26 AM   #8524
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I thought Burj khalifa, dubai was the tallest of all the buildings in the world. Thanks for updating my knowledge.

Kingdom towers 1000m jeddah
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Old September 6th, 2014, 07:39 AM   #8525
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I thought Burj khalifa, dubai was the tallest of all the buildings in the world. Thanks for updating my knowledge.

Kingdom towers 1000m jeddah
The Burj Khalifa is 163 floors, The Jeddah Kingdom Tower is 167 floors tall. Only a 5 floor difference. I'm not amazed, I would be if it was like 50, 25 or even ten floors higher but 5? Really?(!) Plus it looks taller because of it's spire, Cause every building has to have deceiving spire (sacarsm). The spire makes it 1000m, same thing the did with WTC1 in new york to make it 1776m (so it would match their independence date.) It really doesn't impress me. Something like the sky city on the otherhand, that's impressive but it's structures looks weak.

Also can we thank Fazrul Kahn, he's a Bangladeshi architectural engineer who came up with the concept of TUBULAR design, which is now prevalent in all modern skyscrapers, even this, he is the grand farther of all skyscrapers 100 floors and above. It's his genius idea that bought us to new heights (no pun intended)
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Old September 6th, 2014, 07:45 PM   #8526
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And the Sky City in Changsha isn't even under construction yet.

It still being just another Hypertall proposal.
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Old September 6th, 2014, 10:27 PM   #8527
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The Burj Khalifa is 163 floors, The Jeddah Kingdom Tower is 167 floors tall. Only a 5 floor difference. I'm not amazed, I would be if it was like 50, 25 or even ten floors higher but 5? Really?(!) Plus it looks taller because of it's spire, Cause every building has to have deceiving spire (sacarsm). The spire makes it 1000m, same thing the did with WTC1 in new york to make it 1776m (so it would match their independence date.) It really doesn't impress me. Something like the sky city on the otherhand, that's impressive but it's structures looks weak.

Also can we thank Fazrul Kahn, he's a Bangladeshi architectural engineer who came up with the concept of TUBULAR design, which is now prevalent in all modern skyscrapers, even this, he is the grand farther of all skyscrapers 100 floors and above. It's his genius idea that bought us to new heights (no pun intended)
thats why i want the chicago spire to be built. it may not be "taller" but a person can be higher up in it than the burj.
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Old September 6th, 2014, 10:42 PM   #8528
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The spire makes it 1000m, same thing the did with WTC1 in new york to make it 1776m (so it would match their independence date.) It really doesn't impress me. Something like the sky city on the otherhand, that's impressive but it's structures looks weak.
The tapering design leaves little rentable space up that high, so naturally they would create a spire. If they wanted usable space at such a height it would have to be a very fat building.
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Old September 6th, 2014, 11:07 PM   #8529
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The Burj Khalifa is 163 floors, The Jeddah Kingdom Tower is 167 floors tall. Only a 5 floor difference
167 - 163 = 4

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Old September 7th, 2014, 01:53 PM   #8530
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thats why i want the chicago spire to be built. it may not be "taller" but a person can be higher up in it than the burj.
there are two observation decks currently open that are higher than the burj's. the shanghai world financial center, and the canton tower in guangzhou
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there are two observation decks currently open that are higher than the burj's. the shanghai world financial center, and the canton tower in guangzhou
The Mecca Royal Clock Tower has an observation deck at 558m. Also the ST will have a higher deck than Burj Khalifa.
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Old September 7th, 2014, 04:28 PM   #8532
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The observation deck on this is going to be around 650m isn't it?

That will be incredible especially with a glass floor!
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Old September 7th, 2014, 09:34 PM   #8533
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Old September 7th, 2014, 09:59 PM   #8537
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The Burj Khalifa is 163 floors, The Jeddah Kingdom Tower is 167 floors tall. Only a 5 floor difference. I'm not amazed, I would be if it was like 50, 25 or even ten floors higher but 5? Really?(!) Plus it looks taller because of it's spire, Cause every building has to have deceiving spire (sacarsm). The spire makes it 1000m, same thing the did with WTC1 in new york to make it 1776m (so it would match their independence date.) It really doesn't impress me.

Also, the 1WTC is 541m tall, not 1776m.
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it almost seems that the raft of the core wasn't poured yet on september 1st
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