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Old January 3rd, 2015, 11:32 AM   #9801
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hi guys,. It's fine. As long as 1 km..
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Old January 3rd, 2015, 12:45 PM   #9802
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Keep in mind from shots that Fury, Fayzoon, Imre and others posted back of the Burj that once the foundation was in place, the bulk of the concrete construction was completed after about two years.

In other words, yes this tower will take 5-7 years to build, but that's from the design and planning phase. If some of it was already started conceptually around the time that the Burj was completed, then give or take a year to do the foundation alone, we're well along now.

2-3 years of planning (presumed), a year and a half for piling and foundation, now the about two years of concrete work structurally, and a year to two to do interiors and be occupied thus = 7-8 years.

Now that the core is moving upward, even if we gauge a floor and a half a week, that's about 80 floors by next Christmas, 160+ by the year after, or if speed increases, perhaps a structural top out in under two years' time.

I'd imagine some public opening of parts of the tower in late 2017 or early 2018, with it fully open by end of 2018 or early 2019.
I fully agree with you, however it took well over a year from topping out the concrete part of the Burj to the actual topping out at 828m. So 3 1/2 years for topping out the KT sounds reasonable to me

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it was really on going,,,but its not located in CBD area so that makes this building Unbalance, Uncomparing... what a worth for building stand alone??? very very stupid STUPID projects doesnt think about esthethitice, similiraty, assembly point Area
I wonder what would be if SSC had a voteban function...
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Old January 3rd, 2015, 03:58 PM   #9803
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For those who are saying that the tower is in the middle of desert, You didn't have a look on the area! The bridge, that connects Jeddah to the Tower location, is under construction. Also, when people know that the tallest tower in the world is really under construction, they will invest near its location.
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Old January 3rd, 2015, 07:30 PM   #9804
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For those who are saying that the tower is in the middle of desert, You didn't have a look on the area! The bridge, that connects Jeddah to the Tower location, is under construction. Also, when people know that the tallest tower in the world is really under construction, they will invest near its location.
It is not on the middle of the desert of course but the buildings around arent started so it make the sense. Butvthe rest of the buildings must be started
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Old January 3rd, 2015, 07:59 PM   #9805
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The tip of Burj Khalifa sweeps about 2 m in a heavy storm, as I can remember.
But this is OK.
Expect a similar value for KT, maybe little more, like 2,5 m.



Concerning the sand itself: I expect that hardened glass should be used for windows in these environments.
On our Dutch/European beaches, standard glass can get ruined (= become matte) due to sand in 1-2 years.

Somebody from SA or UAE can tell more about th the glass qualities used in a sandy environment?
Thanks Oud.

2m? owaw! that's huge. I don't know how much it takes to move 2m. How fast the tower reacts to the wind.

For the sand, I can tell you that aircraft engines suffer a lot here.

Otherwise, what is the need for a tower in a huge country like KSA? I know this is not the topic here.
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Old January 3rd, 2015, 09:59 PM   #9806
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Is a triangle-shaped base the most suitable base for a hypertall skyscraper?

Both Burj Khalifa and Kingdom Tower have a triangle-shaped base...
As well as CN Tower and Tokyo Skytree
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Old January 3rd, 2015, 10:12 PM   #9807
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Another render of the KT
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Old January 3rd, 2015, 10:18 PM   #9808
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nice render ...
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Old January 4th, 2015, 12:41 AM   #9809
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nice render ...
Yeah but I cant found more renders.. different ones
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Old January 4th, 2015, 04:05 AM   #9810
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I've been seeing it since I first heared about the project in 2011

But since your Join Date: Dec 2014 I've been seeing why you reposted it, too
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Old January 4th, 2015, 04:09 AM   #9811
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I've been seeing it since I first heared about the project in 2011

But since your Join Date: Dec 2014 I've been seeing why you reposted it, too
I posted it because I saw it and I like it because I was always seeing the same renders and I heard about KT a long time ago too
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Old January 4th, 2015, 05:20 AM   #9812
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Is a triangle-shaped base the most suitable base for a hypertall skyscraper?

Both Burj Khalifa and Kingdom Tower have a triangle-shaped base...
As well as CN Tower and Tokyo Skytree
Let me ask some ancient Egyptians
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Old January 4th, 2015, 05:41 AM   #9813
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Is a triangle-shaped base the most suitable base for a hypertall skyscraper?
Adrian Smith certainly seems to think so. Much like the "tendons" between the wings discussed earlier, this is mainly a wind load issues. But the triangular footprint also allows for a ton of surface area, meaning many more residences will have windows (think Las Vegas hotel design). Maximizing views is certainly an economic priority which, in this case, also lines up with the engineering needs of the tower.
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Old January 4th, 2015, 10:43 AM   #9814
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Old January 4th, 2015, 11:58 AM   #9815
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At what height will the highest usable floorspace of this tower be?
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Old January 4th, 2015, 01:12 PM   #9816
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The triangle in the middle is the core of KT?
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Old January 4th, 2015, 01:52 PM   #9817
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The three outer legs don't look joined to the middle triangle "core", am I missing something here?
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Old January 4th, 2015, 03:47 PM   #9818
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Old January 4th, 2015, 05:48 PM   #9819
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great pics ...
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Old January 4th, 2015, 05:55 PM   #9820
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It is not on the middle of the desert of course but the buildings around arent started so it make the sense. Butvthe rest of the buildings must be started
Because all the are near the tower is for Kingdom holding company! So, that makes sense. After they top out the tower, they will start the rest towers.
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