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Old February 9th, 2015, 08:59 AM   #10281
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I don't know why everyone think whole of Saudi arabia is desert
First of all, most people did not pay enough attention during geography lessons in high school.
Secondly, I think that many people in the (mainly) western world still think that the Middle East does not have the means or technology to build such large skyscrapers. That the Middle East is still in the middle ages, or something.
Third point: many people in the (mainly) western world do not like it that the highets building is not in their territory at the moment. Some kind of jealousy.

And I think that 2nd and 3rd point are highly influenced by the western media, who are in general unreasonably negative about the Middle East.


But this is all politics.
Let's stay on-topic and enjoy the construction of KT !
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Old February 9th, 2015, 09:01 AM   #10282
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I suppose Rahmah will be the second one ?
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Old February 9th, 2015, 12:09 PM   #10283
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Jeddah city isn't located on Desert land
It located on Plain lands "Flat area"
I don't know why everyone think whole of Saudi arabia is desert
Of course not all of it is desert. But, to be fair, the pictures here show a lot of sand

Btw, fun fact: Saudi Arabia has the largest sand desert of the world: the Rub' al Khali desert, which is part of the larger Arabian desert.
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Old February 9th, 2015, 01:10 PM   #10284
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Jeddah city isn't located on Desert land
It located on Plain lands "Flat area"
I don't know why everyone think whole of Saudi arabia is desert
You use a height map to make your point?

You rather check the Köppen's Climate Classification index. Saudi Arabia has the Dry climate classification. Which considers the area to be mainly arid/semi-arid. And to be honest, Saudi Arabia is known because of it's big deserts.

@oud-Rotterdammer You are forgetting a lot of foreigners are helping Saudi Arabia (and other middle eastern countries) to help build and design these towers....

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Old February 9th, 2015, 02:17 PM   #10285
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You use a height map to make your point?

You rather check the Köppen's Climate Classification index. Saudi Arabia has the Dry climate classification. Which considers the area to be mainly arid/semi-arid. And to be honest, Saudi Arabia is known because of it's big deserts.

@oud-Rotterdammer You are forgetting a lot of foreigners are helping Saudi Arabia (and other middle eastern countries) to help build and design these towers....
True..
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Old February 9th, 2015, 02:58 PM   #10286
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Yes.
And some businessmen (and the Prince) in SA have the guts to invest the money.
Not always based on economic feasibility, as too often happens in our art of the world. It's more a vision or a dream, whatever you call it.
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Old February 9th, 2015, 03:36 PM   #10287
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Old February 9th, 2015, 03:38 PM   #10288
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Old February 9th, 2015, 05:58 PM   #10289
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what a great pics
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Old February 9th, 2015, 08:33 PM   #10290
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This tower is 3 times higher than Burj Dubai now !!!
Amazing...
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Old February 9th, 2015, 08:48 PM   #10291
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1. That post is from 2007. 2. This tower was said to be a mile high then. 3. A mile is not three times the height of 828m.
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Old February 9th, 2015, 09:22 PM   #10292
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Dam that is Massive..... will be even more amazing when this really starts to gain height.
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Old February 9th, 2015, 09:26 PM   #10293
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Wouldn't it already be one of the tallest structures in your country?
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Old February 9th, 2015, 10:49 PM   #10294
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Awesome pics! The core looks so gigantic!
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Old February 9th, 2015, 10:53 PM   #10295
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Lol:-) in my hometown for sure:-)
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Old February 10th, 2015, 12:13 AM   #10296
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First of all, most people did not pay enough attention during geography lessons in high school.
Maybe you should have been more attentive in high school. A desert is ANY place with very little precipitation. For example Antarctica is considered a desert because it doesn't rain or snow there often.
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Old February 10th, 2015, 02:28 AM   #10297
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1. That post is from 2007. 2. This tower was said to be a mile high then. 3. A mile is not three times the height of 828m.
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Old February 10th, 2015, 04:03 AM   #10298
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Old February 10th, 2015, 04:12 AM   #10299
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Guys,

The whole area in saudi arabia is a desert in the summer

But in winter, the desert has some green plants in the green area in the picture and still considered a desert but, not hot and only sands to be seen like in the summer

So, the area is fully a desert but, with some small changes in the four seasons
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