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Old September 18th, 2014, 07:00 AM   #8701
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Ok obviously I'm familiar with the jillion piles they jammed 100 meters into the ground.
Just making sure
You never know, with these threads...
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Old September 18th, 2014, 04:14 PM   #8702
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Kingdom Tower buys world's tallest crane


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The developers behind Kingdom Tower, which aims to become the tallest building, said they have bought the world’s highest construction crane.

The crane would be able to reach the tower’s ultimate height of 1km and lift up to 18 tonnes at a speed of 44 metres per minute, Saudi Gazette reported.

Known as a “climbing crane”, the machine is designed to extend as construction of the tower progresses. Created by Germany’s Liebherr & WolffKran, the crane would be attached to the body of the building but sit atop a narrow support tower 2.4m by 2.45m wide.

The crane also features the latest in heavy-lifting technology that allows it to withstand harsh weather conditions, in particular the strong winds common at such heights.

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Old September 18th, 2014, 04:59 PM   #8703
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Old September 18th, 2014, 05:27 PM   #8704
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Kingdom Tower buys world's tallest crane
Come again? How can a building buy a crane? More likely they are being leased by the structure contractors or by SBL.
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Old September 18th, 2014, 05:30 PM   #8705
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where exactly does it say that exact quote in the quote 2 posts above you?
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Old September 18th, 2014, 05:37 PM   #8706
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The title of the article above and a few other non-construction orientated news site are reporting the same. It also reports the developers 'have bought the world's highest construction cranes', which is entirely false. Construction Week Online of course is not using that phrase. http://www.constructionweekonline.co...-world-record/

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"Construction of the skyscraper, which will stretch to a height of more than a kilometre, is being assisted by custom-built cranes from Germany’s Liebherr & WolffKrann."
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Old September 18th, 2014, 07:11 PM   #8707
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you know those saudis...
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Old September 18th, 2014, 07:36 PM   #8708
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Saudi Media is basically dumb... take it from me.. a Saudi.
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Old September 18th, 2014, 11:52 PM   #8709
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Saudi Media is basically dumb... take it from me.. a Saudi.
You should see Croatian media. That's where i come from. Croatian media are so dumb, that i don't even want to talk about that....Saudis are at least smart enough to build world's tallest building. Croatians are so smart, that they can barrely put three floors together....
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Old September 19th, 2014, 12:02 AM   #8710
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every media is dumb... journalists have to be ready to write about any topic possible, so it is only natural they do not know specifics about skyscrapers or space or medicine or anything for that matter in detail. Just something out of a random field breaks records or gets discovered and they have to write about that thing with limited amount of time to inform themselves on these matters.
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Old September 19th, 2014, 12:06 AM   #8711
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Does anyone know how deep these foundations are?
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Old September 19th, 2014, 12:12 AM   #8712
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Does anyone know how deep these foundations are?
The deepest piles are 110m in the ground.
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Old September 19th, 2014, 12:22 AM   #8713
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The deepest piles are 110m in the ground.
Oh hell no! really? that's deep.
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Old September 19th, 2014, 01:34 AM   #8714
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I guess it's time for a repost:

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Old September 19th, 2014, 01:52 AM   #8715
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Old September 19th, 2014, 02:15 AM   #8716
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oops, double post....

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Old September 19th, 2014, 02:21 AM   #8717
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Burj khalifa :

piling : 192 piling

deepest piles : 50 m

Kingdom tower :

piling : 270 piling

deepest piles : 105 m


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Old September 19th, 2014, 02:23 AM   #8718
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So, it has no foundations at all? I mean, instead of foundations it has piles...? Is it really possible that building just stands on piles without foundations? There are lot of buildings in New York that have piles, but they also have foundations...Jeddah tower has only this 4-5 metres thick raft foundation besides piles, but can it be enough?
I mean, what will prevent building from bending on one side?
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Old September 19th, 2014, 02:27 AM   #8719
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I envy kingdom tower. seoul must built like a tremendous tower in seoul. china middle east amazing
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Old September 19th, 2014, 02:27 AM   #8720
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anyway burj khalifa remains standing lol
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