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Old January 24th, 2015, 06:30 AM   #10101
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Old January 24th, 2015, 06:36 AM   #10102
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will Earth's tallest tower be visible from Earth's poorest continent?
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Old January 24th, 2015, 07:02 AM   #10103
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Old January 24th, 2015, 07:27 AM   #10104
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Old January 24th, 2015, 09:47 AM   #10105
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Wait, so is there still more to be built around the current structure? Because it looks to be just one solid mass of concrete.

Or maybe it's still at a weird podium part
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Old January 24th, 2015, 10:52 AM   #10106
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Can't they more fast?
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Old January 24th, 2015, 12:50 PM   #10107
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Can't they more fast?
They will very soon, trust me. Every tower starts to rise slow.
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Old January 24th, 2015, 01:01 PM   #10108
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Is what we are seeing the core only? Or are floor plates still to come?
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Old January 24th, 2015, 01:08 PM   #10109
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I think we are seeing just the core atm
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Old January 24th, 2015, 04:02 PM   #10110
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Wait, so is there still more to be built around the current structure? Because it looks to be just one solid mass of concrete.

Or maybe it's still at a weird podium part
Here is a video of Burj Khalifa showing the core at the beginning:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEhpcxXDxsg
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Old January 24th, 2015, 08:28 PM   #10111
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Is what we are seeing the core only? Or are floor plates still to come?
Floor plates are still to come. But what you see at the moment is not just the core, it's the whole tower. The floors won't be build arround the core here. Just look at the video above, it'll be the same like at Burj Khalifa some years ago.
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Old January 25th, 2015, 03:05 AM   #10112
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Old January 25th, 2015, 03:43 AM   #10113
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Old January 25th, 2015, 11:36 AM   #10114
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LOL guys, there are no floor plates to be build around what you are already seeing. At max just the outer sections of the wings, just as in case of BK.
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Old January 25th, 2015, 12:21 PM   #10115
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will Earth's tallest tower be visible from Earth's poorest continent?
For an ordinary person the horizon is usually about 5 kilometers away. The building will start to dissappear after 6 to 20 kilometers after that. Perhaps. I'm not sure myself. How far is the African an coast from the Arabia coast?
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Old January 25th, 2015, 02:01 PM   #10116
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For an ordinary person the horizon is usually about 5 kilometers away. The building will start to dissappear after 6 to 20 kilometers after that. Perhaps. I'm not sure myself. How far is the African an coast from the Arabia coast?
6 to 20 kms? I live in a small town called Al-khor which is 35 kms away from Doha. The skyline is almost 38 kms away and I can clearly see it here when the weather is good. All the towers that I see are not very high. The tallest is probably 250M.
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Old January 25th, 2015, 02:59 PM   #10117
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For an ordinary person the horizon is usually about 5 kilometers away. The building will start to dissappear after 6 to 20 kilometers after that. Perhaps. I'm not sure myself. How far is the African an coast from the Arabia coast?
I can see in a clear day in a mountain the 4 towers of madrid at 40 -50 kilometres and the tallest tower is 250 m
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Old January 25th, 2015, 03:08 PM   #10118
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1 km...I wouldn't even come close to such huge object. But it's really cool they're building it.
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Old January 25th, 2015, 04:48 PM   #10119
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For an ordinary person the horizon is usually about 5 kilometers away. The building will start to dissappear after 6 to 20 kilometers after that. Perhaps. I'm not sure myself. How far is the African an coast from the Arabia coast?
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6 to 20 kms? I live in a small town called Al-khor which is 35 kms away from Doha. The skyline is almost 38 kms away and I can clearly see it here when the weather is good. All the towers that I see are not very high. The tallest is probably 250M.
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I can see in a clear day in a mountain the 4 towers of madrid at 40 -50 kilometres and the tallest tower is 250 m
Everyone of you are right in some way.
By this formula the top of 1km tower will be visible(in case of really clear air) at a distance of 113km while standing on the ground zero level.
But the base of the tower at only ~5km if the surface is flat(e.g. - desert.)

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Old January 25th, 2015, 05:29 PM   #10120
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Is what we are seeing the core only? Or are floor plates still to come?
If you take a good look at it, you can see the outsides slopping inward. That's not something you would see if it were just the core.
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