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Old February 13th, 2015, 05:17 PM   #10361
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Old February 13th, 2015, 05:45 PM   #10362
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Old February 13th, 2015, 05:49 PM   #10363
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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. ....
Yes, there are some villas and boats not far away.
But we are talking about the close neighborhood of the tower and whats happening directly next to it. Compared to other supertall projects there isn't really much more than sand within a radius of 500-1500m.

Not the typical metropolis-area where supersized buildings are usually built, and that's what distinguishes this project from most others
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Old February 13th, 2015, 06:56 PM   #10364
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Old February 13th, 2015, 08:01 PM   #10365
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No it's a forest
A sand forest.

But like someone already said. This whole complex is near the city, near built up areas, so the claim that it is in "the middle of nowhere" is just trolling now.
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Old February 14th, 2015, 12:20 PM   #10366
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no its still desert. a city in a desert is still in a desert...
Yeah, but you'd hardly notice
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Old February 14th, 2015, 03:28 PM   #10367
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Hello everyone greetings from far away! One question, when is this building scheduled to be finished?
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Old February 14th, 2015, 05:47 PM   #10368
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Guys the sand that you're seeing is the kingdom city itself!

Of Course we don't have a green land like the Amazon rainforest, but it's not considered as a desert.
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Old February 14th, 2015, 07:07 PM   #10369
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Hello everyone greetings from far away! One question, when is this building scheduled to be finished?
Arround 2019
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Old February 14th, 2015, 07:55 PM   #10370
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Thanks ZZ-II..... by that time will still be the tallest in the world?
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Old February 14th, 2015, 08:04 PM   #10371
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Yes, this will be the tallest in the world when completed (actually long before that, should be quite a time span between passing 828m and being fully completed), and it will stay the tallest in the world for at least a few years because there's nothing taller anywhere near even being in the woodworks.
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Old February 14th, 2015, 08:16 PM   #10372
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We need something like this in New York City...
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Old February 14th, 2015, 08:20 PM   #10373
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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
Have you heard of California City? It was supposed to be the next LA in the middle of the desert. All the land was flattened, roads built.... then the project failed and left a big empty city. Hope this doesn't happen and leave this lonely tower in the middle of the desert.
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Old February 14th, 2015, 09:21 PM   #10374
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Yes, this will be the tallest in the world when completed (actually long before that, should be quite a time span between passing 828m and being fully completed), and it will stay the tallest in the world for at least a few years because there's nothing taller anywhere near even being in the woodworks.
My guess is that it will hold the title as the WTB at least 8 years if not 10+.
Except they really build sky city, but that's not very likely.
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Old February 14th, 2015, 10:50 PM   #10375
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My guess is that it will hold the title as the WTB at least 8 years if not 10+.
Except they really build sky city, but that's not very likely.
I agree. The "problems" with such megatalls are not only the hight. And the technical aspects, the static etc. It's also a problem to find the right location.
Burj Khalifa, the Kingdom Tower (and perhaps Azerbaijan Tower and the Ciry of Silk), they all rise in a completely new district, instead of using ground beetween existing buildings like so many supertalls 300m or even 400m+.
A building up to 1000m and higher doesn't fit in the skyline and existing infrastructure in most of the "million citys" around the world. So the challenge is solving technical problems and economical rentability and also find (or better create) a place where it fits in. That's another reason that Kingdom Tower will hold the title for many years imo.
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Old February 15th, 2015, 01:32 PM   #10376
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Even if plans were arranged for a successor, whether in Dubai or elsewhere, they only seem to gain force once the previous tower is nearing completion. Coupled with how long it takes to logistically plan and build these things, 10 or so years minimum is a good bet for the KT as the WTB.

But at the rate towers are eclipsing each other (aside from highest floor, perhaps), I think we'd have to see a mile high building to really "wow" the world again. Similar to how the Burj really caught the fascination of so many of us, both in and out of the architectural world.

But then a tower toward the height of the old Nakheel Tower, or even higher runs into the same issues. New technology needed or current technology radically adjusted. A separate area / city to be developed with the project, and usually tens of billions invested amongst everything that Ch.W and others suggested.
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Old February 15th, 2015, 01:57 PM   #10377
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This kind of buildings, this megatalls being build in the last 15 years are a complete diferent thing from regular architecture... they are not built to fulfill a need of any kind, but just to fascinate, amaze, and show off what mankind is able to do, and in that purpose they deliver very well.
Years ago no one would have ever thought that we'd see this kind of structure in the places they are..... 1km tall tower in the middle of the desert, surrounded almost by nothing.
So there are two options you either love them or hate them. ... in my case they just fascinate me.

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Old February 15th, 2015, 03:26 PM   #10378
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These buildings are also built to attract, though I don't believe this tower will have the same "wow"-factor as Burj Khalifa, and if Burj Mubarak-something is built, a lot of people will probably be less impressed with the whole idea altogether.

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Old February 15th, 2015, 04:13 PM   #10379
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Apple with the most profit ( $18 Billion in 3 months) and cash ($170 Billion ) of any company on the planet could have built a 1km tower instead of their current Apple Campus 2 that is under construction for $5 Billion.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZTRTv56k58
http://www.bloomberg.com/bw/articles...ions-nightmare
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Old February 15th, 2015, 07:49 PM   #10380
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Yes droneriot...... the most common a thing is, the less impresive it becomes, and also, this megatall buildings have almost the same design.
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