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Old February 26th, 2015, 05:36 PM   #10501
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The golden rule is "keep calm, and watch".
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Old February 26th, 2015, 05:58 PM   #10502
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The golden rule is "keep calm, and watch".
...That's right...i try not to loose my patience
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Old February 26th, 2015, 06:21 PM   #10503
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Old February 26th, 2015, 06:36 PM   #10504
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It seems abundantly clear from this image, when looking at the wings in profile, that the floors do extend a short distance away from the core at the outer edges (as you'd expect, in order to preserve those unobstructed views).

The edge directly facing the "camera" probably looks unadorned either because of a rendering quirk in which shadows do not appear properly when viewed directly from the front... or more likely, because someone "cleaned the image up" for publicity purposes. You've got to remember that renders are first and foremost intended to sell the tower, or the idea of the tower, rather than providing the most accurate structural information.

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Old February 26th, 2015, 07:50 PM   #10505
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In that image it's only the side floors that are sticking out and look like that from that angle. There isn't anything drawn to the edges, it's like in this picture also:
Lacking...
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Old February 26th, 2015, 08:08 PM   #10506
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Oh interesting, I hadn't seen that one. That does complicate the question.
Someone want to fire an email to AS+GG?
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Old February 26th, 2015, 08:42 PM   #10507
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Oh interesting, I hadn't seen that one. That does complicate the question.
Someone want to fire an email to AS+GG?
O.k. guys i will do it!
I don't expect an really clarifying answer but who knows...?
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Old February 26th, 2015, 09:07 PM   #10508
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Old February 26th, 2015, 09:30 PM   #10509
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Old February 26th, 2015, 10:02 PM   #10510
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This is my mail to Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture.
I hope my english was good enough. Let's see when and what they will answer...

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Dear sirs,

since the beginning of the first releases i follow your spectacular achitectual project building the highest man made structure on earth: the Kingdom Tower.
I'm a member in a well known forum of skyscraper enthusiasts.
My friends there and me are happy every day seeing the Kingdom Tower more rising.
New releases with more details are always welcome.
I'm writing you because it's one open discussion about the available floor space of this building.
I some pictures there are floor space at the edge of the wings, especially the night time picture.
In others it seems that the cladding is instaled directly on the concrete on the edges without seperate space for floors.
We would be very pleased if you could clarify this open question.

Yours sincerely

Christian Wirtz
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Old February 27th, 2015, 02:36 AM   #10511
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There will be no floorspace beyond the wings. This diagram and the ones posted before prove it. The night render is not accurate and the lights that are shown on the wing edges are false advertising.

I hope this helps clear things up.
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Old February 27th, 2015, 06:59 AM   #10512
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Hello, I am assuming that they will be placing tower cranes on top of the core fairly soon, since the existing cranes will soon be too short to lift loads high enough.
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Old February 27th, 2015, 07:08 AM   #10513
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Its so weird there is one skyscraper going up[kingdom tower] and all around the kingdom tower it is just dirt and 1-2-3 storey buildings!

I am used to seeing skyscrapers going up near other skyscrapers!
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Old February 27th, 2015, 07:46 AM   #10514
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Its so weird there is one skyscraper going up[kingdom tower] and all around the kingdom tower it is just dirt and 1-2-3 storey buildings!

I am used to seeing skyscrapers going up near other skyscrapers!
Build it and they will come?!
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Old February 27th, 2015, 08:36 AM   #10515
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Hello, I am assuming that they will be placing tower cranes on top of the core fairly soon, since the existing cranes will soon be too short to lift loads high enough.
I think that they have a changeable size cranes. And it's not the time for put it above the tower!
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Old February 27th, 2015, 08:41 AM   #10516
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There will be no floorspace beyond the wings. This diagram and the ones posted before prove it. The night render is not accurate and the lights that are shown on the wing edges are false advertising.

I hope this helps clear things up.
Are you 100% sure ?
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Old February 27th, 2015, 09:40 AM   #10517
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Its so weird there is one skyscraper going up[kingdom tower] and all around the kingdom tower it is just dirt and 1-2-3 storey buildings!

I am used to seeing skyscrapers going up near other skyscrapers!
look out land before Burj Khalifa...then now...
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Old February 27th, 2015, 09:47 AM   #10518
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I think that they have a changeable size cranes. And it's not the time for put it above the tower!
That's exactly how it works.
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Liebherr has won the contract to supply four HC-L series tower cranes to the Kingdom Tower project in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Three 280 HC-L 16/28 cranes and one 357 HC-L 18/32 Litronic will be supplied to the project, with jib lengths of 40 - 45 m and lifting capacities of 11 - 12 tonnes at a radius of 35 m. The 280 HC‑L luffing cranes will be used to build the side wings of the Kingdom Tower, with hook heights reaching some 400 m. The 357 HC-L will be on the main tower, with a hook height of some 1,000 m.

To reach these heights the cranes will move upwards in several climbing stages. They will be positioned on the sky terrace of the building or on various cantilever platforms mounted on the outside of the building...
source: http://www.khl.com/magazines/interna...-Kingdom-Tower
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Old February 27th, 2015, 11:42 AM   #10519
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Are you 100% sure ?
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Old February 27th, 2015, 11:50 AM   #10520
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And since we are at it, let me re-post the piling diagram again:


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