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Old September 17th, 2014, 05:24 PM   #8681
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Old September 17th, 2014, 06:34 PM   #8682
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Company announced Jeddah Economic, developer of the Tower and Kingdom City, the arrival of higher construction cranes tower in the world (Tower Crane), and Gary installation which six lengths 618, 602, 588 402 362 meters at the project site area sailed in the north of Jeddah, in an important step over the course of the project to acquire the title of "world's tallest tower."

These jacks giant that has been specially manufactured for the construction of the Kingdom Tower supplied by each of the company Liebherr and company Wolffkran Germanies, known as "jacks climbing", where it was designed to be able to climb the tower through the hoistway of the Interior, and to contribute to the completion of the construction work of internal and external.

In his comment, said Munib Hammoud, CEO of the Jeddah Economic, "will become the Kingdom Tower, when completed, an important milestone in the Kingdom in general and the city of Jeddah in particular.

Now that the completed foundation works of the tower, we moved to the stage of construction above ground, due to the size and height of the Kingdom Tower, which will exceed one thousand meters, it would require the use of the best equipment and materials and the most effective methods, is certainly lifts my company Liebherr and Wolffkran are best suited for this task.

The longer can these six cranes, a type of Liebherr 357 HC-L, lifting 18 tons at 44 m / min to heights equivalent height of the tower. Cranes are based on the body of the building and on a small base of support stunningly, where the dimensions do not exceed 2.4 m × 2.45 m. "

This distinction does not depend on the length of cranes, but they include the latest technology in heavy lifting and to enable them to withstand the harshest weather conditions, and in particular the strong wind in the high altitude in which they operate these cranes. The operators will be appointed specialists, and licensed to run this kind of jacks.

With the completion of the piling work, kicked off the construction work above ground in September, is expected to be completed by the end of the first ten floors of this year, God willing according to plan.

Kingdom Tower will feature 170-storey, seven of them devoted to the Four Seasons Hotel (200 rooms), five-star, and seven other offices, and the rest Vstandhan 121 luxury apartments.

And will include a tower 61 storeys include 318 housing units, variety and equipped with services and facilities and sports centers, sport and health club, cafes and restaurants, as well as the highest viewing platform in the world at an altitude of 644 meters, to allow visitors to the tower a unique view of the city of Jeddah and the Red Sea coast.

http://www.mubasher.info/TDWL/news/2...5#.VBmlpUDpfmI
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Old September 17th, 2014, 06:54 PM   #8683
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Ten floors by the end of this year...
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Old September 17th, 2014, 07:37 PM   #8684
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when will kingdom tower reach the height 829 m ?
what date approximately?
because at this point we have to celebrate .
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Old September 17th, 2014, 08:00 PM   #8685
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It took Burj Khalifa around 4-5 years to top out. If the Kingdom Tower keeps the same pace, then I guess 2017-2019.
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Old September 17th, 2014, 08:09 PM   #8686
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It took Burj Khalifa around 4-5 years to top out. If the Kingdom Tower keeps the same pace, then I guess 2017-2019.

Bear in mind KT has no varying floor heights so will achieve under 3 day cycles quicker than BK did.
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Old September 17th, 2014, 09:12 PM   #8687
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Ten floors by the end of this year...
wooow that's very fast
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Old September 17th, 2014, 09:15 PM   #8688
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Thanks very much for that photo, Abdulla. For those of us in the industry or at least following as enthusiasts, we can certainly appreciate the size of everything and gauge final areas and such.

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wooow that's very fast
Nah it sounds like a good timeframe though. If it's three to five days for a typical floor, that leaves us with about a floor a week / 4 a month for the largest levels and construction ramp up time. We still have about 14 weeks left until January so 10 floors sounds entirely doable in that time.

But the good news is it looked like in part due to the size, and in part due to programming schedule, that they had to pour the foundation in parts. While they're waiting almost a month for the core mat to cure, whichever is Wing #1 for example, is probably already strong enough to be built on and formed up. This way they're not just sitting around for a month (even if construction might wait less than that for curing). But again I'm just an enthusiast - not in the industry so I can't comment fully on that.
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Old September 17th, 2014, 11:36 PM   #8689
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Crazy to think that what's built now is just the core, considering how huge it is.
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Old September 18th, 2014, 12:03 AM   #8690
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wooow that's very fast
I expected even more, but also 10 floors are great
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Old September 18th, 2014, 12:49 AM   #8691
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What a giant core!
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Old September 18th, 2014, 02:05 AM   #8692
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It still blows my mind that this thing is just sitting on top of the sand. No basement!
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Old September 18th, 2014, 02:17 AM   #8693
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Will the inner core gap be filled with concrete? It looks so strange with a hole in the middle.
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Old September 18th, 2014, 02:18 AM   #8694
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It still blows my mind that this thing is just sitting on top of the sand. No basement!



It's not just sitting on top of the sand. It's anchored to the earth just like any other Skyscraper
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Old September 18th, 2014, 02:56 AM   #8695
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It still blows my mind that this thing is just sitting on top of the sand. No basement!
It's MAGIC!
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Old September 18th, 2014, 02:57 AM   #8696
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Will the inner core gap be filled with concrete? It looks so strange with a hole in the middle.
That's the pool. Diving boards on the 5th floor.

btw, thanks people for getting pics and video of its early stages. Something we rarely got to see with the pioneer Burj Dubai (I'm old school).
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Old September 18th, 2014, 03:09 AM   #8697
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more than 5 years... too many years...
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Old September 18th, 2014, 03:37 AM   #8698
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Is there damper in tower ?
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Old September 18th, 2014, 05:02 AM   #8699
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It still blows my mind that this thing is just sitting on top of the sand. No basement!
Yeah, totally...
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Old September 18th, 2014, 06:57 AM   #8700
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Yeah, totally...
Ok obviously I'm familiar with the jillion piles they jammed 100 meters into the ground. BUT... you have to admit it's kind of a crazy sight to see the base of this huge tower just flush with the sand. Maybe it's just because I did not follow the construction of BK.
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