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Old January 28th, 2010, 07:41 PM   #1041
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Let`s hope they will build it, we will get many updates during the construction and they will make it more easy to get visas for KSA. I am 100% sure that i would visit it, when it`s completed.
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Old January 28th, 2010, 08:09 PM   #1042
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People can climb mt rainier w/o oxygen and its 14,410ft. After a while your body gets used to it as well, because more red blood cells are created to process the lesser amount of oxygen. Mt Everest climbers have to wait at base camp for two weeks just so the red blood cells can build up.
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Old January 29th, 2010, 02:16 PM   #1043
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People can climb mt rainier w/o oxygen and its 14,410ft. After a while your body gets used to it as well, because more red blood cells are created to process the lesser amount of oxygen. Mt Everest climbers have to wait at base camp for two weeks just so the red blood cells can build up.
in other words that means that is possible to breath in over 1 mile high???in the sky??
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Old January 29th, 2010, 05:18 PM   #1044
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in other words that means that is possible to breath in over 1 mile high???in the sky??
Yes, people have actually climbed Everest without supplimental oxygen. 5,000 ft won't be very noticable for healthy people. You would only find yourself getting out of breath faster under exertion. Once your body became acclimated you wouldn't notice it al all.
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Old January 29th, 2010, 05:59 PM   #1045
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parinacota in chile is at an altitude of 4400 meters, current technology doesn't let us build that high.
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Old January 29th, 2010, 09:30 PM   #1046
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in other words that means that is possible to breath in over 1 mile high???in the sky??
How old are you ? Do you know that your question is pathetic?
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Old January 31st, 2010, 01:02 AM   #1047
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doesn anyone know when they plan to start building?
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Old January 31st, 2010, 02:09 AM   #1048
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march or so? thats when someone said they would start the driving the pillings. we should see the final design any day now.
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Old January 31st, 2010, 10:39 AM   #1049
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Isn't that strange, I just realized that the current worlds tallest and the next worlds tallest (if a kilo tall isn't built this decade) are designed by the same person
@WiGgLz01,

The land entitlement and permitting process is as convuluted in Dubai as it is here in Seattle. You saw what a pain it the a$$ it was getting the light rail parcels, including ROW. IMHO cities like NYC, Tokyo, Shanghai, HK, even LA and San Francisco would be better suited for a 1KM+ supertall, but we'll most likely see one or two built in the middle east first.

Before the end of this decade we can probably expect to see three 1KM+ built (Kuwait Jeddah, and Dubai), but before 2030 I envision a few dozen around the world. We can also expect to see several more 700m+ in Asia, especially China.
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Old January 31st, 2010, 10:15 PM   #1050
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IMHO cities like NYC, Tokyo, Shanghai, HK, even LA and San Francisco would be better suited for a 1KM+ supertall.
LA and San Francisco are in a very dangerous earthquake zones, and in New York, a +1Km supertall would only F#&K up the skyline...
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Old January 31st, 2010, 10:46 PM   #1051
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Last time I checked when LA and SF had big earthquakes and their towers still standing. 1KM towers will be fine there.
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Old January 31st, 2010, 10:51 PM   #1052
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Yeah but if one came during construction it'd be bad.
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Old January 31st, 2010, 11:36 PM   #1053
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Last time I checked when LA and SF had big earthquakes and their towers still standing. 1KM towers will be fine there.
Right, but you know the cost?

The same tower, in LA or SF is much more expensive than New York or Chicago.
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Old January 31st, 2010, 11:53 PM   #1054
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@WiGgLz01,

The land entitlement and permitting process is as convuluted in Dubai as it is here in Seattle. You saw what a pain it the a$$ it was getting the light rail parcels, including ROW. IMHO cities like NYC, Tokyo, Shanghai, HK, even LA and San Francisco would be better suited for a 1KM+ supertall, but we'll most likely see one or two built in the middle east first.

Before the end of this decade we can probably expect to see three 1KM+ built (Kuwait Jeddah, and Dubai), but before 2030 I envision a few dozen around the world. We can also expect to see several more 700m+ in Asia, especially China.
i see, and also by 2030 cities over here in the US should have a few of them in the 600m range. at least i hope so...
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Old February 1st, 2010, 12:44 AM   #1055
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Right, but you know the cost?

The same tower, in LA or SF is much more expensive than New York or Chicago.
The cost is vary depending on the location, permits, fees, construction, etc.
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Old February 1st, 2010, 01:26 AM   #1056
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Didn't someone say that the final design would be shown before the end of January? The suspense is killing me!!
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Old February 1st, 2010, 07:05 AM   #1057
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The suspense is killing me!!

i love how childish them two are, mythbusters is probably the best tv show from discovery. dirty jobs is good too

anywho, i am really really psyiced to see the design. and minute it could be released.
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Old February 1st, 2010, 03:05 PM   #1058
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The cost is vary depending on the location, permits, fees, construction, etc.
On the "etc." you left out one of the most important factor. Earthquakes. (and taifuns, but is not the case of US).

Is one thing to build a supertall to resist a 6.5 earthquake in a "calm area" like New York, and other thing to build-it in LA, with a structure to resist a 8.5 earthquaqe. Keep in mind that the higher you go, all earthquake's effects are multiplied.

On the esthetic side, a +1km high tower, would ruin any NA skyline, so keep them in the gulf area.
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Old February 1st, 2010, 04:30 PM   #1059
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Old February 1st, 2010, 08:36 PM   #1060
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On the "etc." you left out one of the most important factor. Earthquakes. (and taifuns, but is not the case of US).

Is one thing to build a supertall to resist a 6.5 earthquake in a "calm area" like New York, and other thing to build-it in LA, with a structure to resist a 8.5 earthquaqe. Keep in mind that the higher you go, all earthquake's effects are multiplied.

On the esthetic side, a +1km high tower, would ruin any NA skyline, so keep them in the gulf area.
For "etc." part, I meant different types of fees/costs to get everything to get build in one cost. The cost is vary depending on location, fees, and labors. Engineering is included that focus on earthquakes or any natural disasters as well.

Here in Seattle, Space Needle can handle up to 9.1 earthquake which is known as one of world's strongest structures. We are getting off topic here. Let's get back to the topic.
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