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Old April 18th, 2015, 09:12 AM   #11121
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KSA you involve in this project?

May I know who is the facade contractor?
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Old April 18th, 2015, 12:07 PM   #11122
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Then how come that I'm seeing a lot of tourists in everywhere in Saudi Arabia !!

Sorry guys but, no way a country among the G20 countries could be ruled this much foolishly like what you are saying

Please, any one wants to reply to me should give us reliable and trusted sources or he will be talking only to himself
Maybe because they are muslims? From what i read so far it is not possible to get an Tourist visa for me to Jeddah.
If you know otherwise, please tell me how to do that and i will visit the City. I really want to see the building with my own eyes.
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Old April 18th, 2015, 01:11 PM   #11123
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Old April 18th, 2015, 05:14 PM   #11124
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I really want to see the building with my own eyes.
Meh. Once they reach a certain height, tall is tall. Other than height there is nothing really that special about the tower. The interesting thing is the construction, and you'd never get within half a mile of it while it's being built.

Plus, it's in the middle of nowhere. So you travel thousands of miles (by plane where you get a view from 30,000 feet, not 3000), crane your neck, and proceed to "ohhh" and "ahhh" for 2 minutes. Then what?
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Old April 18th, 2015, 06:50 PM   #11125
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Meh. Once they reach a certain height, tall is tall. Other than height there is nothing really that special about the tower. The interesting thing is the construction, and you'd never get within half a mile of it while it's being built.

Plus, it's in the middle of nowhere. So you travel thousands of miles (by plane where you get a view from 30,000 feet, not 3000), crane your neck, and proceed to "ohhh" and "ahhh" for 2 minutes. Then what?
yeah this tower is lame, burj khalifa is way better :/
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Old April 18th, 2015, 10:53 PM   #11126
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Meh. Once they reach a certain height, tall is tall. Other than height there is nothing really that special about the tower. The interesting thing is the construction, and you'd never get within half a mile of it while it's being built.

Plus, it's in the middle of nowhere. So you travel thousands of miles (by plane where you get a view from 30,000 feet, not 3000), crane your neck, and proceed to "ohhh" and "ahhh" for 2 minutes. Then what?
Oh man...
Please get informed yourself before telling such things
I have heard that the KT thread is a good source for that
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Old April 19th, 2015, 12:03 AM   #11127
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Meh. Once they reach a certain height, tall is tall. Other than height there is nothing really that special about the tower. The interesting thing is the construction, and you'd never get within half a mile of it while it's being built.

Plus, it's in the middle of nowhere. So you travel thousands of miles (by plane where you get a view from 30,000 feet, not 3000), crane your neck, and proceed to "ohhh" and "ahhh" for 2 minutes. Then what?
And Willis Tower looks like an old generic black office building in Chicago compared to what is being built today. I was up to the top observation deck of the old Sears Tower in March of 1977 and was not impressed compared to the inside or outside observation decks of the South Tower of the WTC back then.
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Old April 19th, 2015, 02:07 AM   #11128
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And Willis Tower looks like an old generic black office building in Chicago compared to what is being built today.
to be fair it is 40 years older than anything built today, so it looks old, because it is.
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Old April 19th, 2015, 02:34 AM   #11129
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to be fair it is 40 years older than anything built today, so it looks old, because it is.
The ESB is not a generic looking office building like the Willis Tower and it's 84 years old.
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Old April 19th, 2015, 02:43 AM   #11130
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And Willis Tower looks like an old generic black office building in Chicago compared to what is being built today.
Agreed. But once you've finished looking at it for a few seconds, you're still in CHICAGO, baby!
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Old April 19th, 2015, 02:48 AM   #11131
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In what world is the Sears Tower generic?
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Old April 19th, 2015, 09:05 AM   #11132
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Meh. Once they reach a certain height, tall is tall. Other than height there is nothing really that special about the tower. The interesting thing is the construction, and you'd never get within half a mile of it while it's being built.

Plus, it's in the middle of nowhere. So you travel thousands of miles (by plane where you get a view from 30,000 feet, not 3000), crane your neck, and proceed to "ohhh" and "ahhh" for 2 minutes. Then what?
Jeddah is a City with 3 mio People. I see the Tower, the area they build around it, Jeddah and i would get the first time into Saudi Arabia. That are enough reasons for me to spend my Money for the trip.
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Old April 19th, 2015, 11:15 AM   #11133
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I have heard that the KT thread is a good source for that
Indeed it is. My ignore list has really grown thanks to this thread. (Just added another one too)
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Old April 19th, 2015, 03:50 PM   #11135
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Old April 19th, 2015, 03:51 PM   #11136
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Old April 19th, 2015, 03:59 PM   #11137
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Jeddah is a populated city no doubt and the location of this tower is not bad but what I am questioning is how mentally ready locals are to welcome tourists? UAE was always very opened and welcoming to Westerns and Christians wayyy before the building boom while Saudi Arabia isn't really! Plus in order to transform Jeddah to a touristic city, they need to change major laws and regulations they have. Unless this tower and the biggest mall and performing fountains planned with it (Carbon copy of Downtown Dubai) are aimed only for locals!
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Old April 19th, 2015, 04:07 PM   #11138
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...So you travel thousands of miles (by plane where you get a view from 30,000 feet, not 3000),...
First try to even access the country normally. This takes already some doing.

Because of this and the conservative laws and the overall appearance of the country, Kingdom Tower will not be an option to travel to for me. Burj Khalifa/ the UAE / Dubai is the real deal.

I hope to see a change of the attitude of Saudi-Arabia in the near future. Kingdom Tower is great, no doubt, but I wait until it is no problem to travel to SA anymore.
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Old April 19th, 2015, 05:12 PM   #11139
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In what world is the Sears Tower generic?
Lego world.
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And?

Just because it's minimalist doesn't mean it's generic.
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