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Old September 30th, 2014, 10:48 PM   #8841
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1000m height, then the horizon is at 112.8km away according to this website. So it is impossible to see it from Sudan, which is over 200km away. From the top of the Mecca Clock Tower however or the other way around it might be possible. there is however a mountain in the way, so i am not sure about that.
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Old September 30th, 2014, 11:04 PM   #8842
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I wonder if you'll be able to see it from Sudan
well i doubt that, but maybe you'll able to see the tower from mecca cmiiw
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Old September 30th, 2014, 11:23 PM   #8843
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Old October 1st, 2014, 12:54 AM   #8844
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The distance between jeddah and mecca is 80 km ( 50 mi ) so i think you can see KT from mecca clock tower, will see that's if complete this monster .....
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Old October 1st, 2014, 01:16 AM   #8845
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tried it with google maps adding a scale model. could see kingdom tower, but only because it was rounded up to one pixel it will be really hard to see for sure.
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Old October 1st, 2014, 02:25 AM   #8846
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I wonder if someone take pic from this place after few years, can we see whole tower ?

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Old October 1st, 2014, 03:34 AM   #8847
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Made this up after a few minutes and that horizon post above.

It's not exact, of course, and I'm using miles, but I generally put the tower at the "e" in Jeddah for the closer map, and right above the white dot for the city in the larger map so positioning may be slightly off there. As was said above, we get a radius of just under 70 miles or ~110 KM for the height.

In other words, if we stood on top of KT, here's a good estimate at how far we can see.

Since we're cutting down the distance to around 600m, that would indeed appear to put Mecca / Makkah right at the edge of what'd be viewable. But since that clock tower itself is so high, I do wonder if we could see it...

But now I'm sure we can just convince the royals to build a tower 2,000m high. That might just be high enough to put the horizon as far as the landmasses of Egypt and Sudan. ^_^



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Old October 1st, 2014, 04:00 AM   #8848
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Oh and while this is slightly OT, the US is naturally far more constrained than Saudi Arabia. Or rather, not quite as much desert. I also did some horizon estimates a bit closer to home for those of us on this side of the world, and speaking of that, the world as a stage. It's quite amazing to see how much can be seen, presuming we could get 1KM up on a platform.





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Old October 1st, 2014, 04:40 AM   #8849
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Basically if you would build it in Brussels you would be able to see whole Belgium and even a part of Holland and France? Neat
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Old October 1st, 2014, 09:30 AM   #8850
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Old October 1st, 2014, 10:11 AM   #8851
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They're pretty fast with the climbing formworks at the wings. Just the core section isn't ready yet to install it.
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Old October 1st, 2014, 11:13 AM   #8852
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Old October 1st, 2014, 12:27 PM   #8853
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Can you fellaz stop quoting multiple pics?
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Old October 1st, 2014, 05:01 PM   #8854
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They're pretty fast with the climbing formworks at the wings. Just the core section isn't ready yet to install it.

The formwork you see at the wings aren't climbing formwork or the Doka SKE100 either. They are being held up by props and not through shear keys...
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Old October 1st, 2014, 05:46 PM   #8855
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Just look at the raft!. It is such a remarkable achievement. Think of the rebar inside of there. The whole structure will rest on this raft. Yes, I know it is really on the piles, but think of the pressure that this raft is going to face between the weight of the tower and the resistance of the piles. It is this internal engineering and design that I find so incredible.
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Old October 1st, 2014, 06:24 PM   #8856
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The formwork you see at the wings aren't climbing formwork or the Doka SKE100 either. They are being held up by props and not through shear keys...
What we see until now are platforms i would say. But all the stuff they're installing on the concrete walls of the first floor will be part of the climbing system.
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Old October 1st, 2014, 06:39 PM   #8857
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The main lavels are the biggest and more complicated ones, past this ponit and the tower will go up faster. It seams that this proyect will get us captives and passionates.
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Old October 1st, 2014, 09:46 PM   #8858
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I found this Wolffkran. It's model 1250 B. It has capacity of lifting 60 tons.

Wolffkran 1250 B

Yet, i can't find hight of crane. It seems it can be composed of elements to desired hight.

WOLFF 355B
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Old October 2nd, 2014, 04:24 AM   #8859
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The distance between jeddah and mecca is 80 km ( 50 mi ) so i think you can see KT from mecca clock tower, will see that's if complete this monster .....
Your most likely right, but it will probably be easier to see the Clock Tower from the Top of KT.
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Old October 2nd, 2014, 04:28 AM   #8860
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I was hoping that i will be able to see it with my binocculars from Croatia. Well, too bad, nothing of that....
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