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Old October 25th, 2014, 03:39 PM   #9081
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The illuminated ceiling design is still under design phase.These pictures are for illustration purposes only.
I wonder why would they do such a thing. A while ago we all enjoyed watching King's Road Tower in Jeddah. The huge led media facade by Citiled made the small tower noticeable. You can't even tell the difference as it looks exactly like regular cladding. I thought that KT would benefit from that successful idea. Why sticking with one design forever









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Old October 25th, 2014, 07:00 PM   #9082
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Didn't anyone note that ?!
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Old October 25th, 2014, 07:06 PM   #9083
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Tower cranes are designed to sway and not stay rigid or else they'll snap easily especially when lifting at max capacity. Watch a timelapse video of tower cranes, you'd be surprised how much they might sway when lifting. Also probably the angle of the photo as well...
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Old October 25th, 2014, 07:21 PM   #9084
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You're right...last year I climbed to a tower crane for first time and I was pretty much impressed (and frightened) about how much it swayed (it was a LOT)...
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Old October 26th, 2014, 01:01 AM   #9085
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I was wandering, do crane operators have parachutes? You know, in case something goes wrong...
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Old October 26th, 2014, 01:13 AM   #9086
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Highly doubt it. It's still too low for a parachute to function well i think.
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Old October 26th, 2014, 01:42 AM   #9087
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I was wandering, do crane operators have parachutes? You know, in case something goes wrong...
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Old October 26th, 2014, 01:44 AM   #9088
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You are probably right about that. I was wandering about something else too. When we have so many cranes like here, how do crane operators avoid collision. I mean, one crane goes left, one goes right, another one goes left, and so on...Is there any traffic control between those cranes...?
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Old October 26th, 2014, 04:06 AM   #9089
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You are probably right about that. I was wandering about something else too. When we have so many cranes like here, how do crane operators avoid collision. I mean, one crane goes left, one goes right, another one goes left, and so on...Is there any traffic control between those cranes...?
It is crazy, you look at how many Cranes are working close together in Mecca for example. And you just have to wonder how they don't hit each other occasionally.
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Old October 26th, 2014, 05:17 AM   #9090
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Yes, little of crane to crane bumping from time to time.And i was also wandering, do they call police when they eventually hit each other.
ok, i've been little joking with this parachute thing, but it must have been not easy to operate and coordinate those cranes. They have very long front branch, which can also go up and down in case of this trolley cranes, then they have posterior branch they need to watch all the time. Cranes are placed at different heights, so operators need to watch up and down, and if we consider that cranes are swaying too, it really must have not been easy for them...
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Old October 26th, 2014, 05:53 AM   #9091
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Old October 26th, 2014, 10:45 AM   #9092
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You are probably right about that. I was wandering about something else too. When we have so many cranes like here, how do crane operators avoid collision. I mean, one crane goes left, one goes right, another one goes left, and so on...Is there any traffic control between those cranes...?
Main contractor employs crane spotters for each crane.
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Old October 26th, 2014, 12:48 PM   #9093
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Old October 26th, 2014, 03:00 PM   #9094
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omg ..if they could do this to KT it will be EPIC !
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Old October 26th, 2014, 05:16 PM   #9095
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Old October 26th, 2014, 08:45 PM   #9096
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CB radios?
Radios yes, CB radios no. While they certainly do use radios, each crane and each spotter has one and in some cases other people to they are definitely not CB radios which are too undependable for something this critical. They use much more sophisticated radios like those used by emergency responders, much higher-priced and much more dependable. Radios are also used in many cases for conventional cranes too.
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Old October 27th, 2014, 05:08 PM   #9097
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Old October 27th, 2014, 06:43 PM   #9098
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Can't wait until it's starting to rise finally
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Old October 27th, 2014, 07:16 PM   #9099
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well technically it already rose off the ground a few floors
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Old October 27th, 2014, 08:09 PM   #9100
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well technically it already rose off the ground a few floors
Just 1 or 2 floors to make the way free for the climbing formworks. The real start of the rising is missing yet . But as it seems to me it's just a matter of 1-3 weeks.
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