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Old December 13th, 2014, 12:49 AM   #9581
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China is building taller and taller towers, they are just not adding a 300m tall spire just for the sake of it. The towers we have rising basically could have been world's tallest if added such a spire. I think Shanghai tower, ping an, wuhan greenland, goldin finance and zhongnan are all not very far from burj khalifas highest occupated floors. I like how highcliff called it, china is playing with us basically. We probably get a 900m tower to the roof without a spire before getting a world's tallest lol

Also the concept of a 650m tower with a 350m spire is rather ridiculous anyway. As much as I love kingdom tower, I rather see the continuation of the steady growth we are used to in China. Lots of 600m towers and the first 700m one will soon turn into lots of 700m towers and the first 800m or 900m ones anyway, without the need of an excessive spire.
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Old December 13th, 2014, 01:30 AM   #9582
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My understanding of the economics behind both Burj Khalifa and Kingdom Tower is that they were/are being built specifically to attract new people and new investment to a new economic district. When you build in the middle of the desert and you want people to come, you gotta go big. Neither building alone will turn a profit, and weren't designed to. That's not a condemnation from me. The strategy works. SA has 26 million people and over 80% of them already live in cities, so if you want others to come you have to look to the broader region. What's the percentage of foreign workers in SA? It's something crazy high like 30%.

China on the other hand has 1.2 billion people, half of who live in impoverished rural areas and are desperate to leave. There's no need to build the WTB to get hundreds of thousands of willing migrants.
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Old December 14th, 2014, 06:10 AM   #9583
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foreign workers are more than 60% of available manpower which is 15 millions

30% of the population which is 30 millions

Souces: http://www.globalfirepower.com/count...d=Saudi-Arabia

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Old December 14th, 2014, 01:37 PM   #9584
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Old December 14th, 2014, 01:43 PM   #9585
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is it possible to build supertall more than 1 km?? i think when kingdom tower finished the city which previously crowned have the highest supertall (uea) will never willing to hold off his tittle and try to build higher and higher till touch the heaven or the hell over the could,,,wait n see
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Old December 14th, 2014, 02:53 PM   #9586
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is it possible to build supertall more than 1 km??
jesus christ.. stop asking stupid questions..
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Old December 14th, 2014, 03:23 PM   #9587
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is it possible to build supertall more than 1 km?? i think when kingdom tower finished the city which previously crowned have the highest supertall (uea) will never willing to hold off his tittle and try to build higher and higher till touch the heaven or the hell over the could,,,wait n see
It's the tower of Babel all over again!!
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Old December 14th, 2014, 03:40 PM   #9588
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OMG you have mentioned tower of babel,,,the collapse of babble tower was clearly written on al- quran and bib,,,tower bibble reached high approximately 2,4 Km this project show the arrogant of the human to build tower reach heaven but its became scary dissaster.sory if i have mistake
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Old December 14th, 2014, 04:26 PM   #9589
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is it possible to build supertall more than 1 km?? i think when kingdom tower finished the city which previously crowned have the highest supertall (uea) will never willing to hold off his tittle and try to build higher and higher till touch the heaven or the hell over the could,,,wait n see
i think one of the first reactions in dubai after kingdom tower broke ground was nakheel hinting at the possibility of a new world's tallest in dubai. with dubai you never know, i certainly hope that it will be the case that they will want the title back.
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Old December 14th, 2014, 07:34 PM   #9590
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OMG you have mentioned tower of babel,,,the collapse of babble tower was clearly written on al- quran and bib,,,tower bibble reached high approximately 2,4 Km this project show the arrogant of the human to build tower reach heaven but its became scary dissaster.sory if i have mistake
But this time 1km+ buildings won't collapse because it won't be arrogance. It will be becoming technologically advanced. Besides, we will have much stronger materials
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The tower of Babel never existed but the fact that every time a country builds the next tallest building in the world, there is an economic crisis in that country, probably means that... God punishes vainness by using the economic weapon
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Old December 15th, 2014, 12:57 AM   #9592
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The tower of Babel never existed but the fact that every time a country builds the next tallest building in the world, there is an economic crisis in that country, probably means that... God punishes vainness by using the economic weapon
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OMG you have mentioned tower of babel,,,the collapse of babble tower was clearly written on al- quran and bib,,,tower bibble reached high approximately 2,4 Km this project show the arrogant of the human to build tower reach heaven but its became scary dissaster.sory if i have mistake
These two posts easily make it into the top 10 of the most ridiculous comments I have read on SSC... so wrong on so many levels.

To add something of value to my post: The plane shot shows that there is no construction activity anywhere around KT (besides the mall/podium thing attached to it), apparently it will be very lonely for a long time.
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Old December 15th, 2014, 09:51 AM   #9593
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China is building taller and taller towers, they are just not adding a 300m tall spire just for the sake of it. The towers we have rising basically could have been world's tallest if added such a spire. I think Shanghai tower, ping an, wuhan greenland, goldin finance and zhongnan are all not very far from burj khalifas highest occupated floors. I like how highcliff called it, china is playing with us basically. We probably get a 900m tower to the roof without a spire before getting a world's tallest lol

Also the concept of a 650m tower with a 350m spire is rather ridiculous anyway. As much as I love kingdom tower, I rather see the continuation of the steady growth we are used to in China. Lots of 600m towers and the first 700m one will soon turn into lots of 700m towers and the first 800m or 900m ones anyway, without the need of an excessive spire.
Wrong! .... it doesn't work like that.
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Old December 15th, 2014, 10:27 AM   #9594
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Its slightly ridiculous how tall this building is.
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Old December 15th, 2014, 10:51 AM   #9595
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More than 3 times taller than any inhabitable structure in Australia.
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Old December 15th, 2014, 11:46 AM   #9596
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Old December 15th, 2014, 04:40 PM   #9597
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We are not talking about spires (as in masts) stuck on top but as of integral part of the structure that compliment the design and structural integrity. Those spires are simply to narrow be habitable or have proper access (i.e. Lifts).

You can't just put a pole on top of Shanghai Tower and be done with it (alla WTC1) it's not the same thing
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Old December 15th, 2014, 09:26 PM   #9598
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Technically, the spire on 1 WTC IS part of the structure as it was always designed with the tower, not just an afterthought. That's my 2 cents.
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Old December 15th, 2014, 09:32 PM   #9599
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Anyone who thinks a spire isn't real should take a helicopter ride 500m above ground above 1WTC. Good luck!
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