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Old March 2nd, 2015, 12:15 AM   #10541
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I should be able to have drawn my own diagram for this project and posted on the forum by mid-June, a few days after my last AS-level exam.
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Old March 2nd, 2015, 01:10 AM   #10542
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To build the Kingdom Tower they calculated the amount of concrete about 500.000 cubic metres...
source: www.acts-int.com/custom/kingdom-tower/

I can't deal with that number so i "played" a bit with it...

With this you could...

- pour a cube with about 80m edge length

- build (of course not in real) a stab about 3.5x3.5cm reaching from earth to the moon (average distance is about 385.000km

- fill about 8300 swimming pools with size 10x4x1.5m

- build a wall one time around the earth about 1cm thick and 1.20m in hight (the earth's circumference is about 40.000km)

- use the concrete to build the Empire State building about 10 times

- and at least more practical: fill about 24.200 truck mixers from this type:


...incredible stuff...

source for the ESB: http://www.buildings.com/article-det...kyscraper.aspx
source for the truck: http://www.liebherr.com/MT/en-GB/reg...sure-nonMetric
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Old March 2nd, 2015, 01:31 AM   #10543
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To build the Kingdom Tower they calculated the amount of concrete about 500.000 cubic meter...

With this you could...

- pour a cube with about 80m edge length

- build (of course not in real) a column about 1.15x1.15m reaching from earth to the moon (average distance is about 385.000km

- fill about 8300 swimming pools with size 10x4x1.5m

- build a wall one time around the earth 1m thick and 12.50m in hight (the earth's circumference is about 40.000km)

These are wrong. You would only reach 1/1000th of the distance to the moon and 1/1000th of the distance around the earth. You got your units wrong on those and multiply by the numbers in kilometers not meters.
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Old March 2nd, 2015, 02:42 AM   #10544
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These are wrong. You would only reach 1/1000th of the distance to the moon and 1/1000th of the distance around the earth. You got your units wrong on those and multiply by the numbers in kilometers not meters.
Wupps..you're right...thanks for correcting me.
I will edit my post with the right multiply factor.
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Old March 2nd, 2015, 03:05 AM   #10545
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Yisss!! That´s a lot of concrete!!.... I was just about to ask that question you just answer Ch.W

In the city I live we have a bridge almost 9km long made of concrete and 270.000 m³ were used in the bridge... and is only half of the amount needed to build the tower!! GOD!! thah thing is massive!.

here the bridge:
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Old March 2nd, 2015, 08:38 AM   #10546
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Old March 2nd, 2015, 03:07 PM   #10547
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The floor of level 15 is at approx. 58 metres.
(See the KT diagram: floor level 14 is at 57,925 m; level height is 4 meters).
That's the structural height of the floor plate, which means the 15th level should start at around 62 meters (floor)
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Old March 2nd, 2015, 10:24 PM   #10548
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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!
Yep I think the same ...
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Old March 2nd, 2015, 10:31 PM   #10549
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This weirdness shows how great the tower is ..
It makes it look like a masterpiece
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Old March 2nd, 2015, 10:46 PM   #10550
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Old March 3rd, 2015, 03:12 AM   #10551
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I think this diagram might show its height higher than it actually is. If I remember correctly, the first above ground floor is directly above the concrete raft, but in the diagram, the first floor is B2 and the floor labeled 1 should actually be 3. Based on that, I made another diagram with this adjustment, and it shows the tower at a height if 50m.



In my new diagram, the wings rise to just over half the height of the core, which agrees with the picture fayzoon posted above.
(Sorry alsaif for trying to prove your diagram wrong )
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Old March 3rd, 2015, 09:40 AM   #10552
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Great Documentation!
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Old March 3rd, 2015, 12:48 PM   #10553
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To build the Kingdom Tower they calculated the amount of concrete about 500.000 cubic metres...

With this you could...

- pour a cube with about 80m edge length

- build (of course not in real) a stab about 3.5x3.5cm reaching from earth to the moon (average distance is about 385.000km

- fill about 8300 swimming pools with size 10x4x1.5m

- build a wall one time around the earth about 1cm thick and 1.20m in hight (the earth's circumference is about 40.000km)

- use the concrete to build the Empire State building about 10 times

- and at least more practical: fill about 24.200 truck mixers
...
- everybody on the Earth could get a 41mm concrete cube
- a crowd of 7,530,120 full-scale average size human statues (which is an amount of a very large city) could be created

http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=volume+human+body
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Old March 3rd, 2015, 05:39 PM   #10554
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- everybody on the Earth could get a 41mm concrete cube
- a crowd of 7,530,120 full-scale average size human statues (which is an amount of a very large city) could be created
Cool new examples
I have another one:
- fill about 3.570.000 average bathtubes with this concrete
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Old March 4th, 2015, 02:52 AM   #10555
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Hey guys!! how are you? ..... I don´t know what the weather is like in Jeddah and this building will be as high as a mountain, acording to the atmospheric Lapse rate, the temperature decreases 0.65 °C every 100mts... so the temperature difference between the ground and the top of the building will be 6.54 °C, a very significant one! will this be a problem in the winter time?'
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Old March 4th, 2015, 04:07 AM   #10556
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I don't think so.

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Old March 4th, 2015, 02:29 PM   #10557
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The construction is very slow
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Old March 4th, 2015, 02:31 PM   #10558
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Spanish post above

I put through Google translate:

very nice designs if each were to so many buildings designed for poor people who are homeless magnificent and wonderful serious, would be a dream come true for all mankind to live in harmony.

Answer: No. But shares in building companies would rise.
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Old March 4th, 2015, 03:01 PM   #10559
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They have that, it's called social housing
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Old March 4th, 2015, 04:57 PM   #10560
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The construction is very slow
They have to wait till the concrete is dried bevore they can pour another floor.
I don't remember the exact source that scheduled is about 1 floor all 4 days.
That's not slow.
According to CTBUH the estimated end of construction will be 2018.
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