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Old March 20th, 2015, 09:33 PM   #10761
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For all "newcomers" not familiar with this thread and especialy all our London friends to compare there own city skyscrapers...
The Kingdom Tower is as high as...
Sorry to say this, but that diagram is wrong...The Shard is actually 309.6768 metres tall (1016ft) [EDIT: And 110 Bishopsgate/The Heron Tower (Salesforce were denied the right to name the landmark) has a full height of 230 metres] - believe me I would know :

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That brings the total height of those buildings to just under a kilometre!
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Old March 21st, 2015, 12:49 AM   #10762
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Old March 21st, 2015, 01:27 AM   #10763
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Are you saying that all these four buildings' total combined height is still under a kilometer !!!
309.6768 + 230 + 235.1 + 224.9 = 999.6768 metres, yes...just - but that is only because there is a outright outrageous awful height limitation here in London, whereby the CAA (Civil Aviation Authority - basically air traffic control) won't allow any buildings in London to surpass a height of 300 metres above sea level - unless it is The Shard, which is otherwise 16ft below sea level.
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Old March 21st, 2015, 01:59 AM   #10764
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because there is a outright outrageous awful height limitation here in London
Oh, i can't believe it This limation concerns only London? What about other cities in UK?
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Old March 21st, 2015, 03:55 AM   #10765
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There were two brothers from the Midlands who planned to build what would have been the tallest tower in the world at the time at 2000 ft. The plans were scrapped in 1992 however. There is still the requirements of the Civil Aviation Authority to comply with in the other regional cities though.



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Having built Europe's biggest shopping centre, the twins plan on producing the world's tallest building: a £100 million, 2,000-foot steel monolith, intended to stand on a ridge behind the existing Merry Hill site. The building, with a hotel at its base and a restaurant half way up, will be three times as high as the NatWest Tower, nearly twice as high as the Empire State.
http://www.managementtoday.co.uk/new...ODS-MERRY-HILL
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Old March 21st, 2015, 05:00 AM   #10766
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Why do people compare Kingdom Tower to The Shard?

I live in a 16 floor highrise and I don't compare that to The Shard.

No offence intended but it's just different leagues.

Go Jeddah!

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Old March 21st, 2015, 10:10 AM   #10767
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It's natural to compare the WTB to whatever is naturally tallest in one's own city. I mean, one could say the Renaissance Center here in Detroit shouldn't be compared to KT, but the hotel is Detroit's tallest after all.

Did my own photo manipulation of it as well, too ;p. It may not be NYC, but it's what WE have here.

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Old March 21st, 2015, 07:15 PM   #10768
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Old March 21st, 2015, 07:48 PM   #10769
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are they installing new cranes for the core right now?
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Old March 21st, 2015, 08:21 PM   #10770
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are they installing new cranes for the core right now?




Good question. It actually looks like the typical Doka concrete pumps, except these are a lot bigger. They look too small to be cranes
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Old March 21st, 2015, 09:27 PM   #10771
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Good question. It actually looks like the typical Doka concrete pumps, except these are a lot bigger. They look too small to be cranes
yes, on top are just the two concrete pumps at the moment. Maybe the first cranes weren't the final tower cranes for the core.
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Old March 22nd, 2015, 12:39 AM   #10772
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Old March 22nd, 2015, 01:59 AM   #10773
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When do people think we will see the first lot of glazing and glass ?

Im guessing in about a year and a half so 15/July/2016

What do others think?
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Old March 22nd, 2015, 02:02 PM   #10774
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Mooi een betonnen spriet van 300m lang!!!
Dat is 2x zo lang als t hoogste kantoorgebouw van Nederland.
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Old March 22nd, 2015, 02:55 PM   #10775
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When do people think we will see the first lot of glazing and glass ?

Im guessing in about a year and a half so 15/July/2016

What do others think?
Maybe, maybe not. It took a long time before windows were first installed on Burj Dubai/Khalifa.
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Old March 22nd, 2015, 03:24 PM   #10776
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At Burj Khalifa there was a massive delay with the windows. If all goes right at Kingdom Tower it's possible cladding starts until august or so i think.
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Old March 22nd, 2015, 05:28 PM   #10777
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Old March 22nd, 2015, 08:38 PM   #10778
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It's natural to compare the WTB to whatever is naturally tallest in one's own city. I mean, one could say the Renaissance Center here in Detroit shouldn't be compared to KT, but the hotel is Detroit's tallest after all.

Did my own photo manipulation of it as well, too ;p. It may not be NYC, but it's what WE have here.

KT in Detroit makes a pretty nice skyline though
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Old March 22nd, 2015, 08:40 PM   #10779
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Mooi een betonnen spriet van 300m lang!!!
Dat is 2x zo lang als t hoogste kantoorgebouw van Nederland.
zorgt anders wel voor een mooi plaatje, niet?
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Old March 22nd, 2015, 09:41 PM   #10780
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KT in Detroit makes a pretty nice skyline though
Haha thanks. It'd make the skyline really more of a one-wonder building but I think KT would do that to nearly any city short of Dubai.

I did the same image for a BK comparison awhile ago and have certainly made friends think that there's no way that it could be to scale. While of course not perfect, I think I got both versions fairly close. Detroit just doesn't have (extraordinarily) tall buildings, but does have some Art Deco gems for sure.
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