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Old April 7th, 2015, 10:35 PM   #11001
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Old April 7th, 2015, 10:38 PM   #11002
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Old April 7th, 2015, 11:12 PM   #11003
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Old April 7th, 2015, 11:21 PM   #11004
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What do you think how long can stand this building? 100, 200, 300 years? 1000? It is able to stand as much as the pyramids in Egypt?
If people care for the building it can stay forever basically, for the simple fact that you can slowly exchange nearly anything in the building piece by piece over long periods of time. it might get more expensive over time who knows. If not cared for by people, the building would come down one day, unlike the pyramids this buildings is not solid stone thruout, it has a lot of hollow interior, which is expected from a building that actually has a use for all its size (the pyramids just serve as a grave).

if people just left the building after it is finished and stop maintanance, don't repair broken windows, don't repaint, don't remove rust, the building would stand quite some time (few hundret years) as this video suggests: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkAMJepZQH0
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Old April 7th, 2015, 11:51 PM   #11005
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"Illuminati confirmed" It's a joke, a well known meme.
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Old April 8th, 2015, 12:06 AM   #11006
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"Illuminati confirmed" It's a joke, a well known meme.
"And any meme that must say, 'I am well known' is no true well known meme at all."
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Old April 8th, 2015, 12:25 AM   #11007
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What do you think how long can stand this building? 100, 200, 300 years? 1000? It is able to stand as much as the pyramids in Egypt?
I know it's a bit off topic but...here's a little personal experience i made this day.
There is a very very little town near by my hometown called "Immerath". This town is almost a ghost town because "Rheinbraun" a german hard cole mining company will excavate the cole resources below.
Today i was there with my best friend. Tomorrow night we will come back there...
It was a realy weird feeling because only a few people are there yet. The point is i could see how fast buildings beginn to rotten, how fast nature comes back and destroys faccades and so on.
Like KillerZavatar said it depends on how much energy men invest in keeping a building useable.

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Old April 8th, 2015, 12:30 AM   #11008
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So I have seen a number people post that the floor plates will not extend beyond the concrete we see now, and that the ends of each leg will be the concrete wall see now. I think this is wrong for several reasons, first if you look at the end walls, they have a very rough finish, and tarnish the exterior appearance. Second is that concrete has a very different thermal quality than glass, and that end wall would become a giant heat sink.
Third, if you go back a number of pages to the aerial shots from the web at the base the floor seems to surround the whole structure several feet from the concrete core.

Last money, in a build of this size every inch of window space is worth money, people buy high floors for the views, to have no view in three directions would cost a lot of money. Just think what a suite could get parked on the corner of each floor.
I think that they are going to extend the floor plates out on the inside of the wings, but the sloping wall on the outside of the wings looks like it will be the ede of the wings, somewhat similar in a s slight way to the Ryugyong in NK (I admit not the best example), although that one does have landings but most likely no direct windows for any of the inside units and the edge.. On BK, you had that dome shaped floor plate on the end. I wish the floor plates did extend from the outer edge wall, and I hope I am wrong about this but we shall see in the next month or less. At the very least, I think they would have glass on the cladding, and the whole outer edge wall will be lit up nicely.



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Mostly it‘s multiple diagrams such as this one:



Then there are the visuals. And now, when we can see some formworks for the floor plates at the construction site and they are still not at the edges, I am totally sure. Still might be wrong though but it is not very likely. The odds are against common sence in this case. I don't think I've ever seen a diagram with the plates at the edges. And speaking of visuals I've seen just one with lights turned on at the edges.
I saw this a while back as well, though I forgot where it was. But this combined with staring at the render (and drooling over the Skyscraper porn), led me to think that they are terminating the floor plates at the very outer wall edge on the wings. For this very reason, it almost seems like the wings will actually be a little shorter than the BK wings.


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We know the wings do not set back in any way. The whole building is essentially three right angle triangles put together.

Thus, I think it would be rather simple to find out the final height of this building using just the 'tan' calculation. You just need to know the length from the wing's outer edge to the center of the core, and the angle of the tallest wing.

So tan(a)° =height/length of wing

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The length of the wings is exactly what I am very curious about! I am going to dig around to see if I can get that info. It would answer all those questions after running a tan calculation, which would be extremely helpful.
I thought a while back I read somewhere that the length measurement across 2 of the opposing wings was 90 meters, but it does not quite feel right.

I really like the pic of the interior of the central core, where its pointed upward. It shows that there is quite a bit more space in there, than what it appears to be when looking from the outside. Should be able to fit quite a few elevators in there!
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Old April 8th, 2015, 01:56 AM   #11009
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I dissagree about the pyramids. Nobody knows what they realky served for. We still dont know how the old egyptians moved such huge pieces of stone, how they could build it so you cannot even stick a razor blade in between, why they used a different kind of limestone for the outside of the building. And guess what? All of these along with the purpose of the pyramids are gone since egyptian culture was destoyed.

I mean egyptians, with the little we know about them, were so unpredictable, really inteligent culture which if was still here would probably know how to space travel inerstellar, but also was a culture who had cats as holy animals, so the pyramids could be either some awesome device, or a giant grave, which is not very likely considering the amount of hallways, tunnels and stairs inside.
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Old April 8th, 2015, 02:02 AM   #11010
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I think I read the lenght between opposing wing will be 100m, which in BK case was just 80.
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Old April 8th, 2015, 02:32 AM   #11011
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I mean egyptians, with the little we know about them, were so unpredictable, really inteligent culture which if was still here would probably know how to space travel inerstellar,...
I doubt it
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Old April 8th, 2015, 02:35 AM   #11012
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Old April 8th, 2015, 02:55 AM   #11013
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Old April 8th, 2015, 02:57 AM   #11014
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I dissagree about the pyramids. Nobody knows what they realky served for. We still dont know how the old egyptians moved such huge pieces of stone, how they could build it so you cannot even stick a razor blade in between, why they used a different kind of limestone for the outside of the building. And guess what? All of these along with the purpose of the pyramids are gone since egyptian culture was destoyed.

I mean egyptians, with the little we know about them, were so unpredictable, really inteligent culture which if was still here would probably know how to space travel inerstellar, but also was a culture who had cats as holy animals, so the pyramids could be either some awesome device, or a giant grave, which is not very likely considering the amount of hallways, tunnels and stairs inside.
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Old April 8th, 2015, 04:56 AM   #11015
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I dissagree about the pyramids. Nobody knows what they realky served for. We still dont know how the old egyptians moved such huge pieces of stone
Actually we know exactly how they were built.
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Old April 8th, 2015, 10:06 AM   #11016
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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

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Construction works Update video (March 2015)

Awesome! Off topic, but is there any separate threads for the Transport system and the Airport?
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Actually we know exactly how they were built.
Tell me then, as far as I know, nobody knows how they truly built it.
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There's plenty of documentaries out there go into detail. One man managed to build a Stonehenge replica in his yard with primitive techniques, so thousands of people could easily build the pyramids.
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Old April 8th, 2015, 02:51 PM   #11019
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Old April 8th, 2015, 03:36 PM   #11020
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All right never mind. My info is probably a bit out of date. Lets get back on the topic.
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