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Old February 12th, 2015, 08:24 PM   #10341
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I'm not interesting to live at that supertall..
If earthquake happen what should people do in that skycrapper to stay alive...
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Old February 12th, 2015, 09:39 PM   #10342
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So, how we see the Jeddah area is not high dangerous about hazard of earthquake
If there ever were, hope you aren't prone to seasickness if you're near the top. That thing is going to sway.
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Old February 12th, 2015, 09:46 PM   #10343
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Is this building needed on the desert?
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Old February 12th, 2015, 09:50 PM   #10344
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Old February 12th, 2015, 10:16 PM   #10345
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Does anybody know how many elevators, its capacity/velocity are in this project??
Take a look at this:
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Jeddah Economic Co - the owner and developer of the World's Tallest Tower - Kingdom Tower and Kingdom City - in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, chaired by HRH Prince Al Waleed Bin Talal Al Saud, Chairman of Kingdom Holding Co, has selected KONE as the vertical transportation provider to deliver the world's fastest and highest double-decker elevators to Kingdom Tower...
Here's the link to their website with the whole article:
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Old February 12th, 2015, 10:25 PM   #10346
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Old February 12th, 2015, 11:48 PM   #10347
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Old February 13th, 2015, 12:22 AM   #10348
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Old February 13th, 2015, 12:29 AM   #10349
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I've found another really interesting article about the elevators. Enjoy...
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The Tallest Elevators On Earth Are Being Tested In an Old Mineshaft...

Jeddah's Kingdom Tower will be taller than any other structure ever built. At more than one kilometer high, this supertall will require feats of engineering that, until now, have been the stuff of science fiction. Like the world's tallest, longest, and fastest elevators—which are being developed in a mine shaft in Finland...


The link: http://www.gizmodo.com/the-tallest-e...n-o-1588181296
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Old February 13th, 2015, 12:52 AM   #10350
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Sorry but your explanation makes no sense at all...
I agree with this. Take a look at the pictures of the official renderings at the first page of this thread.
For me there's no way that the cladding will be instaled directly on the concrete core. And when theese renders are accurate you see that beetween the core and the cladding is floorspace.
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Old February 13th, 2015, 01:44 AM   #10351
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Looks like the floors cantilever a little bit?
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Old February 13th, 2015, 02:40 AM   #10352
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Sorry but your explanation makes no sense at all. There is no way they are going to add cladding to that concrete facade. There will be floors extending from those cores especially linking the wings and extending out from the central core. Maybe not from the wings' outer core.

Just look at this google image.



The three side wings would be too thin. They will definitely be surrounded by floorspace and then cladding. Otherwise it would be just a giant concrete bunker in the way you describe it. What would be the point of building a giant building with almost no floorspace, and the floor space that is available, within concrete walls with hardly any view out of the all glass outer wall. The Burj Kalifa is not built that way. I can't imagine they would do this here. But time will tell.
that is exactly my thought but many on here denied that.
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Old February 13th, 2015, 05:00 AM   #10353
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Old February 13th, 2015, 07:35 AM   #10354
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Would be nice if the images on the first page actually loaded.

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Old February 13th, 2015, 10:12 AM   #10355
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Gotcha. Fine, simple mistake.

Either way we wait and let the floor slabs catch up, then we know. Sorry for rustling people.
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Old February 13th, 2015, 01:52 PM   #10356
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Is this building needed on the desert?
Yes it's needed, because there won't be a desert anymore by the time the KT goes up
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Old February 13th, 2015, 02:26 PM   #10357
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Yes it's needed, because there won't be a desert anymore by the time the KT goes up
If the information is still correct, it will take a bit of a time until anything urban will appear in the tower's neighborhood.

The 'Kingdom City' project is divided into 3 phases:
1. Building the Tower
2. Building the infrastructure around the tower
3. Building the rest of Kingdom City.

So i guess we will see lots of emptiness and sand around the tower for quite a long time. But lets see
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Old February 13th, 2015, 03:54 PM   #10358
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If the information is still correct, it will take a bit of a time until anything urban will appear in the tower's neighborhood.

The 'Kingdom City' project is divided into 3 phases:
1. Building the Tower
2. Building the infrastructure around the tower
3. Building the rest of Kingdom City.

So i guess we will see lots of emptiness and sand around the tower for quite a long time. But lets see
So they will do the KT before do the Kingdom city ? So the tallest building in the world will be in the midfle of sand and nothing ? They must finish the rest of the Kingdom City or at least do the half of it before the KT finishes
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Old February 13th, 2015, 03:55 PM   #10359
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I wish people would stop saying this is being built in the middle of the desert and that there is nothing urban surrounding it. The pictures included here from the previous page, show that it is actually very close to the ocean and urban happenings are already there(unless the boats and people are all a mirage). Sure, the whole Kingdom City project, will turn the area into a metropolis, but to continuously say it's in the middle of the desert and there is nothing already going on near the tower is just idiotic at this point



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If the information is still correct, it will take a bit of a time until anything urban will appear in the tower's neighborhood.

The 'Kingdom City' project is divided into 3 phases:
1. Building the Tower
2. Building the infrastructure around the tower
3. Building the rest of Kingdom City.

So i guess we will see lots of emptiness and sand around the tower for quite a long time. But lets see

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Old February 13th, 2015, 04:56 PM   #10360
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Answer is here:
Interesting map. It almost looks like certain borders were drawn according to this map. Particularly Iran's eastern border seems to be defined as "Where the earthquakes start" (or stop, depending on which direction which you're travelling).

It also seems like Tajikistan was created to encompass the area with the most severe earthquake risk. Finland is cut almost perfectly in half by the risk zones. Ireland is also remarkable in its full whiteness next to Britain's complete green-ness.
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