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Old February 10th, 2010, 03:04 PM   #1081
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yeah exactly. Why even bother if they can only get 800m - 900m </sarcasm>

its been built up as the mile high tower knocking 700 meters off is considerablly below expectations don't you think.
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Old February 10th, 2010, 03:07 PM   #1082
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its been built up as the mile high tower knocking 700 meters off is considerablly below expectations don't you think.
Did you HONESTLY (and I mean *really* *really* HONESTLY) think that this was ever likely to go one mile high?

That's why they call it a concept. They come up with an awesome idea, then scale it back until it's economically feasible.
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Old February 13th, 2010, 03:10 AM   #1083
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Wish you had taken some pics my friend
yeah i regret not snapping one real quickly. it was in one of the intro slides.
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Old March 13th, 2010, 10:54 PM   #1084
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OMG its incredible this building and the burj dubau look so small.
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Old March 14th, 2010, 12:12 AM   #1085
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even if the original design got built what would they of done about the altitude?
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Old March 16th, 2010, 08:55 PM   #1086
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US firm to design world's tallest tower in Saudi

FINALLY Great choice IMO.
US-based Adrian Smith & Gordon Gill Architecture has been selected by Saudi investment firm Kingdom Holding as the architect for its 1-kilometre-high tower on the outskirts of Jeddah, Meed has reported. The company has also asked contractors to submit revised prices for the contract to build the record-breaking tower. Dubai-based Emaar Properties is managing the development of the tower for Kingdom Holding. Emaar is also managing the entire 23-square-kilometre Jeddah Kingdom City, which will be built around Kingdom Tower, the magazine reported.



Link:http://www.ameinfo.com/226876.html
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Old March 16th, 2010, 09:08 PM   #1087
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That's great news! Looking forward to see the design!
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Old March 17th, 2010, 01:11 AM   #1088
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Nice
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Old March 17th, 2010, 01:47 AM   #1089
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Really nice, have good news ! Thanks helghast (Hell Ghost...)
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Old March 17th, 2010, 02:18 AM   #1090
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Quite the feather in the cap for Adrian Smith and SOM. Hopefully more renders will follow later this year.
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Old March 17th, 2010, 05:35 AM   #1091
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Hi all.

- Smith has so many feathers in his cap its looking more like an (North American) Indian headdress. - and He's not with SOM anymore.

Fantastic news.
I was told last week to expect some news on a project taller than the BK - I guess this is it.

Emaar is managing the project - interesting ...

Still a long ways off yet but I hope we have some forummer photogs getting geared up for this one once it gets going.

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Old March 17th, 2010, 06:08 AM   #1092
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Forgot A.S. left SOM. I should read more carefully...
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Old March 17th, 2010, 03:05 PM   #1093
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yeah he left almost 4 years ago shoot i still have that article in my room
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Old March 17th, 2010, 03:35 PM   #1094
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great news
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Old March 18th, 2010, 01:01 PM   #1095
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Oooh congratulations Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill! Their designs are mind blowing. Should be good
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Old March 18th, 2010, 01:18 PM   #1096
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'History rising' - we've all seen this motto many times, but this time it's for real I wonder if they are going to install maglev elevators
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Old March 19th, 2010, 10:40 PM   #1097
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Good news
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Old March 20th, 2010, 07:17 AM   #1098
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i noticed there are 2 super talls ??



need a new one i guess



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Old March 21st, 2010, 03:02 AM   #1099
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This is old stuff, isn't it? I liked that design though.
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Old March 21st, 2010, 04:54 AM   #1100
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The diagrams looks supposingly like more than a year old.
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