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Old April 4th, 2015, 08:08 AM   #10941
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just a head up to those members having more than one account, its better to stop using the duplicate clone account now or both accounts will be banned, you have been warned.
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Old April 4th, 2015, 08:13 AM   #10942
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You might be forgetting some of the most basic laws of geometry and physics, think of your vision as the hypotenuse of a triangle.

And considering how far away you'll have to stand to get the whole tower in the frame you might as well consider the curve of the earth as adding to this effect
Alright I think you won't ever get it
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Old April 4th, 2015, 10:48 AM   #10943
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I tried to estimate more accuratly how the final tower should look like but once again (because we had this discussion already) the distance is a major factor here. You cannot calculate the final height by stacking 50m lines on top of each other.

Here what i did, i took the floor diagram and put it on top of alsaif picture. I used the top of the core (floor 12) and the top of the wings (floor 6) as a reference. Here is the result:

hpics.li/5f31f6f (copy link in your browser as i don't have enough post count yet -.- )

Then i took the same picture and put it next top alsaif diagram. Once again i used the top of the core and the top of the wings as a reference.

hpics.li/4c93fd7 (copy link in your browser as i don't have enough post count yet -.- )

Still, i am pretty sure i am wrong :p

(please don't post ultra strech picture again)
Fixed.


http://img11.hostingpics.net/pics/998678KT1.jpg


http://img11.hostingpics.net/pics/362310KT2.jpg

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Old April 4th, 2015, 11:41 AM   #10944
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I think that on some towers, they lift up portable bathrooms up via crane. But if any workers are really far from one, then I am pretty sure that they have a port a potty, similar to what small pop-up campers have.
At BD. a complete facility for the workers was created about half-way.
This included sanitary units, eating facilities, rooms for a short nap, probably a room for praying, etc.
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Old April 4th, 2015, 05:55 PM   #10945
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A very nice beautiful tower!
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Old April 5th, 2015, 12:51 AM   #10946
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Old April 5th, 2015, 12:54 AM   #10947
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Today i was outside with a good friend. We shoot some pictures from our "skyline" as far as i can call it so
To be honest the skyline is made of one single building: our church.
The next days i will try to make a collage and fix the KT into this picture. So you will see both the gigantic height of KT and my silent almost cemetary like hometown
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Old April 5th, 2015, 01:00 AM   #10948
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Old April 5th, 2015, 01:25 AM   #10949
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There are just two problems with this projet.

1): It is in Saudi Arabia. Problem is just that the western people thinks that the country is poor & dangerous, and because of that don't go there for tourism like Dubai.

2): Location: I feel like it is defenetly built i the middle of nothing. I mean why can't they build it in the city centre like Burj Khalifa?



I'll start with #1, yes, most westerners think the country is poor and dangerous, because some of it is, especially for a White non-Muslim American. I would never go anywhere besides the UAE, in Saudi Arabia. Then the 2nd part of #1 has nothing to do with tourism. Outside of the UAE, tourism visa's currently are NOT ACCEPTED for non-Muslim people, under normal circumstances. Hopefully that will change in the future, but still, there are a lot of poor radical Muslims that would love to kidnap a white american person and demand ransom.

And to answer #2, go look at the Burj Khalifa thread during the very early stages of pilings and ground work. There wasn't a whole lot going on around it then, and what was already there, was just constructed in the few years before that. Find a picture of Dubai in the late 80's to mid 90's. It also looked like a ghost town. In 10 years, Jeddah will look like a whole different place, trust me.
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Old April 5th, 2015, 01:38 AM   #10950
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NYC downtown skyline for scale:
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Old April 5th, 2015, 05:48 AM   #10951
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Fixed.
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Thank you

Here is what happen if you put stick on top of each other:

hpics.li/33d2d3f ( Copy in your browser as i don't have enough post count yet)
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Old April 5th, 2015, 12:15 PM   #10952
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Hello guys
what a great job going at this thread specially by AL-Saif, K.S.A and all the other guys

just checking on you guys, and I hope to see the tower rising to the 52 floor before the end of December with some cladding works,plus the massive works on other components and infra-structure works

enjoy the project
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Old April 5th, 2015, 12:31 PM   #10953
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the greatest news lately that Kingdom City will be connected to Jeddah public transport system witch got signed last week, and Foster + Partners was appointed for the Job (Phase-1 will be ready late 2018)
enjoy the Vid:





plus have a look at Jeddah new Airport wich will start operations (Phase-1) early 2016

the vision:






Construction works Update video (March 2015)

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Old April 5th, 2015, 01:14 PM   #10954
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As a reminder for some new members:

Kingdom City, is a 5.3 million sq m area of land to the north of Jeddah is to be transformed into a buzzing new community.











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Old April 5th, 2015, 01:31 PM   #10955
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Old April 5th, 2015, 01:39 PM   #10956
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We still have no details about the surrounding buildings. They are a lot shorter than the main tower sure, but if prep works don't start within next year it's still doubtful for them to complete before KT tops out.
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Old April 5th, 2015, 01:44 PM   #10957
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Now that is going to take a whole hell load of money to get built!
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Here is what happen if you put stick on top of each other:

hpics.li/33d2d3f ( Copy in your browser as i don't have enough post count yet)
All credit to lecool3


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