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Old December 8th, 2014, 11:41 AM   #9521
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when will they announce the height? When the first outer-diagonal walls ar placed, it can be calculated pretty easy how tall it will be, so what would be the point of waiting?

Are there any schedules on when they will start to built the surrounding city?
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Old December 8th, 2014, 11:46 AM   #9522
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Height was announced to be 1007 m some time ago.

Drawings prove that this is the actual design. I have no doubt that it will actually become 1007 m.

If they want to change this during the building process, they have to change the angle in the end awalls, or make stepts in it.
I don't expect so.
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Old December 8th, 2014, 12:39 PM   #9523
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when will they announce the height?
Not before finishing 99.9% of it. But most probably, strictly after completing 100% of the height!
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Old December 8th, 2014, 01:16 PM   #9524
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On a competitive forum, on Dec 4th., the height was approx. 7 m (sub-terrain floors) + 29 m (above terrein).
So total approx. 36 m.

But as it is rising quickly, this 36 m. is "old news".

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...135116&page=35


I think that the postings by forum members like "alsaif2012" are reliable!
great, i was close! yes it depends if you count sub-terrain height, I understand... I wonder what is the height of one floor? then it will be easier to count the current height... well soon it surpases our church in my town when i was born, height aprox 45... i would like to know about all milestones, when it will surpasses other skyscrapers...
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Old December 8th, 2014, 01:52 PM   #9525
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... I wonder what is the height of one floor?...
Looking at some diagrams, most standard floors are exactly 4.000 meters each.
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Old December 8th, 2014, 03:38 PM   #9526
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The prince said that it will be secret. I mean the height.
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Old December 8th, 2014, 03:43 PM   #9527
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Obvious troll is obvious. Or did you never hear about Kingdom City, that will be build all around this tower? Or Jeddah respectively, which is just a few hundred meters from the construction area?
I want to see this building completed its a testament to human achievement and might help to boost Saudi Arabia's global standing; but I doubt the developer will make his money back; this projects makes no logical financial sense; the demand just isn't there. Jeddah isn't a tourist centre like Dubai nor is it a financial centre like Newyork.
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Old December 8th, 2014, 04:35 PM   #9528
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Judging by the photos posted taken from the 5th and 7th, this has risen another floor! (well risen by another yellow floor anyway)
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Old December 8th, 2014, 06:22 PM   #9529
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I want to see this building completed its a testament to human achievement and might help to boost Saudi Arabia's global standing; but I doubt the developer will make his money back; this projects makes no logical financial sense; the demand just isn't there. Jeddah isn't a tourist centre like Dubai nor is it a financial centre like Newyork.
It will help boost land value for the rest of the Kingdom City project
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Old December 9th, 2014, 12:39 AM   #9530
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True that. But if KSA ever wants to really get on the international scene for anything other than oil, they're gonna have to liberalize/secularize their laws a bit.
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Old December 9th, 2014, 10:48 AM   #9531
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Burj Khalifa : December 2005

The core of Burj Khalifa looks much more smaller than the one of the Kingdom Tower, or it's just muy impression?
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Old December 9th, 2014, 11:02 AM   #9532
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Difficult to see from the photo's.
For this, you need to compare the floor plans.
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Old December 9th, 2014, 01:43 PM   #9533
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The core of Burj Khalifa looks much more smaller than the one of the Kingdom Tower, or it's just muy impression?
It is smaller but, not that much
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Old December 9th, 2014, 03:45 PM   #9534
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Jeddah is the gateway to Mecca, it has the airport.... the potential is there.
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Old December 9th, 2014, 06:27 PM   #9535
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how long does this gonna take to build?
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Old December 9th, 2014, 06:48 PM   #9536
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how long does this gonna take to build?
wait a few years dude,stuff takes time,i think by this time next year we could be seeing a supertall already
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Old December 9th, 2014, 07:09 PM   #9537
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how long does this gonna take to build?
4 to 5 years from now if nothing goes wrong.
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Old December 9th, 2014, 10:16 PM   #9538
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Boy, people sure are impatient. "When will it be finished?" "How tall will it be?" If we knew how it ended it wouldn't be so much fun watching it go up. Just sit back and enjoy. When Michelangelo painted the Sistine Chapel, the Pope kept asking him "When will it be done?" His answer was always "When I am finished." Same thing for the Kingdom Tower. It will be done when it is finished. It will be as high as it is when they stop working.
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Old December 9th, 2014, 10:36 PM   #9539
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Jeddah i the gateway to Mecca, it has the airport.... the potential is there.
I thought that new economic city they're building will be the major hub/gateway, or is jeddah that dominant?
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Old December 10th, 2014, 12:51 AM   #9540
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Boy, people sure are impatient. "When will it be finished?" "How tall will it be?" If we knew how it ended it wouldn't be so much fun watching it go up. Just sit back and enjoy. When Michelangelo painted the Sistine Chapel, the Pope kept asking him "When will it be done?" His answer was always "When I am finished." Same thing for the Kingdom Tower. It will be done when it is finished. It will be as high as it is when they stop working.
If you followed it's older brother, the Burj Dubai, it's nothing new.
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