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Old February 15th, 2015, 10:57 PM   #10381
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Old February 16th, 2015, 01:39 AM   #10382
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Old February 16th, 2015, 02:38 AM   #10383
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Old February 16th, 2015, 07:29 AM   #10384
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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
The thing is, a tall tower is not suitable for a business like Apple's. They're fast-paced, and try to stay on anybody's path with their aggressive "Patently Apple". Apple is a shark, and tall towers are no aquariums for this kind of fishes.
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Old February 16th, 2015, 09:37 AM   #10385
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What has apple to do with the kingdom tower? Let them build their campus or what else and throw away this apple.
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Old February 16th, 2015, 01:06 PM   #10386
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Old February 16th, 2015, 01:28 PM   #10387
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Old February 16th, 2015, 02:39 PM   #10388
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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
They could, but a tower would not be usable for them. Companies like Apple , Facebook and Google want large open floor spaces to have better interaction between workers. Imagine having to split up the R&D department with all the special equipment over 10 floors in a skyscraper. It wouldn't work. Thats why you would never see a Google or Facebook skyscraper either. It's one of their keystones to have large open floors where people can interact with each and feel as one group.
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Old February 16th, 2015, 03:27 PM   #10389
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They could, but a tower would not be usable for them. Companies like Apple , Facebook and Google want large open floor spaces to have better interaction between workers. Imagine having to split up the R&D department with all the special equipment over 10 floors in a skyscraper. It wouldn't work. Thats why you would never see a Google or Facebook skyscraper either. It's one of their keystones to have large open floors where people can interact with each and feel as one group.
I know Apple would never buid a 1km skyscraper, I was just showing that they have the deepest pockets of any company and the $5 Billion they are spending on their new headquarters is pocket change for them.
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Old February 16th, 2015, 05:43 PM   #10390
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Old February 16th, 2015, 11:25 PM   #10391
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7 floors of #KingdomTower will be allocated to The Four Seasons Hotel ( 200 Keys ) , It's happening ...


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Old February 17th, 2015, 01:13 AM   #10392
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Old February 17th, 2015, 02:56 AM   #10393
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I would love having a cluster of buildings around that height
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Old February 17th, 2015, 03:09 PM   #10394
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Am I the only one around here, who thinks the structure looks similar in hight and just the spire of the Kingdom Tower is way taller?
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Old February 17th, 2015, 03:48 PM   #10395
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^That's partly very true and partly because Burj Khalifa's "true" spire is very well camouflaged to make it look like there are useable floors to the very top. Kingdom Tower appears more "honest" about the fact that the spire comprises roughly the top third of the building, which is true for both of them.
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Old February 17th, 2015, 04:00 PM   #10396
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Old February 17th, 2015, 08:00 PM   #10397
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Old February 17th, 2015, 10:20 PM   #10398
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Wow - they are certainly getting apace with the jumpforming of the concrete superstructure!

This summer (once I have got my AS exams out of the way!), I hope to be contributing a regular progress diagram for this project, as I have done with a few odd projects around London during the past 4 years:

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Old February 17th, 2015, 10:39 PM   #10399
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Old February 17th, 2015, 11:43 PM   #10400
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Am I the only one around here, who thinks the structure looks similar in hight and just the spire of the Kingdom Tower is way taller?
Not if you look at both above 500 meters.
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