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Old April 19th, 2015, 05:55 PM   #11141
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i love sears tower but this thread is about kingdom tower
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Old April 19th, 2015, 06:52 PM   #11142
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And?

Just because it's minimalist doesn't mean it's generic.
DFDalton said this about the Kingdom Tower :
"Meh. Once they reach a certain height, tall is tall. Other than height there is nothing really that special about the tower. "

And since he uses Willis Tower as his Avatar his post was click bait in this thread IMHO. I said it looks like a generic office building and not a generic building. When I was in the Sears Tower in March 1977 when new the lobby looked like any other skyscraper and the lobby in the north and south towers of the WTC was much more impressive along with the 200ftx200ft observation deck compared to the much smaller 75x150 Sears Tower observation deck. The north tower did not have an observation deck but had Windows on the World Restaurant were my sister had her wedding reception before September 11 2001 and her birthday is September 11.
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Old April 19th, 2015, 06:59 PM   #11143
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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?
When! Will! People! Stop! Saying! That! Especially! Since! We've! Said! The! Answer! Like! A! Quadrillion! Times!
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Old April 19th, 2015, 07:29 PM   #11144
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This metal model looks awesome, though sadly I think it might be quite expensive. I have bought metal models of the Willis Tower and the Twin Towers of the WTC from ebay. They were smaller models and had a good affordable price. But I saw that larger pewter models can cost up to 200 USD. That's the reason why I started with constructing my own models. For rectangular buildings like the Hong Kong ICC, or 432 Park Avenue a metal hand saw and a rectangular steel beam from an ironware shop are enough, though I plan on starting creating skyscraper models out of concrete too. I plan on inserting large screws into the concrete models to make them essentially indestructible - I want them to be arround long after I'm gone, something like my artistic legacy for future generations to come
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Old April 19th, 2015, 08:10 PM   #11145
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have one bulding more tall in ibague colombia, in a montain subjet ibague have 500000 h
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Old April 19th, 2015, 09:25 PM   #11146
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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!
Jeddah and Mecca are very multicultural, the people are very welcoming and open, and its the least conservative region in KSA. If you were talking about Riyadh, then yeah, I would say you were right.

The tourism laws are gradually changing, they go hand in hand with enhancements in tourism infrastructure, which is still not ready.
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Old April 19th, 2015, 11:03 PM   #11147
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Old April 19th, 2015, 11:41 PM   #11148
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they're installing 5th crane ... wow awesome
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Old April 19th, 2015, 11:49 PM   #11149
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When! Will! People! Stop! Saying! That! Especially! Since! We've! Said! The! Answer! Like! A! Quadrillion! Times!
I would bet a beer that the next question comes in no more than 2 weeks.
For sure you don't can ask one to read the whole thread before posting questions but this is indeed a really needless question. Next time i won't react on such questions.
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Old April 20th, 2015, 02:16 AM   #11150
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Nice progress, thanks for the update. Good to see the wings become more substantial and caught up a little.
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Old April 20th, 2015, 10:06 AM   #11151
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When! Will! People! Stop! Saying! That! Especially! Since! We've! Said! The! Answer! Like! A! Quadrillion! Times!
Calm down. He's right in some ways. This is just another example of a human scaledicking.
Plus, thousands of years after the Babylon tower myth, people just have to eventually build a F**kin huge tower - at least to annoy all 3,800+ gods there are.
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Old April 20th, 2015, 02:20 PM   #11152
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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!
1) What does tourism have to do with this project? It's a mixed use development, not a resort. It's success hinges on finding tenants willing to pay the premium, and the target market is mostly local (GCC). Western tourists taking photos of the tower are completely irrelevant.

2) "Mentally ready to welcome tourists"???? Trade and tourism is a cornerstone of Hijazi society and has been for millennia. Millions of pilgrims to Mecca and Medina, ships docking in the main port of the red sea (Jeddah), foreign legations. The Hijaz has always been diverse and cosmopolitan.
Traditionally people worked in either trade or hospitality.
So please don't condescend with the "are the locals ready" talk.

BTW Jeddah had 2 churches, a Greek orthodox (there was a sizeable community of Greeks and Lebanese) and an Anglican church that was built by the British. The remains of the British church are still there.
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Old April 20th, 2015, 03:02 PM   #11153
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For my opinion, no need to have churches to be "opened and welcome" for tourism! And our laws are really good! No need to take others' laws to have a good tourism.
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Old April 20th, 2015, 03:59 PM   #11154
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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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1) What does tourism have to do with this project? It's a mixed use development, not a resort. It's success hinges on finding tenants willing to pay the premium, and the target market is mostly local (GCC). Western tourists taking photos of the tower are completely irrelevant.

2) "Mentally ready to welcome tourists"???? Trade and tourism is a cornerstone of Hijazi society and has been for millennia. Millions of pilgrims to Mecca and Medina, ships docking in the main port of the red sea (Jeddah), foreign legations. The Hijaz has always been diverse and cosmopolitan.
Traditionally people worked in either trade or hospitality.
So please don't condescend with the "are the locals ready" talk.

BTW Jeddah had 2 churches, a Greek orthodox (there was a sizeable community of Greeks and Lebanese) and an Anglican church that was built by the British. The remains of the British church are still there.
and just a little reminder for Mr Gabriel900..
according to the World Tourism Ranking Jeddah (as a city) was visited by more than 14 million "international tourist" last year not to mention visitors from inside the Kingdom, while the whole U.A.E was visited by around 10 million (and according to the U.A.E numbers guess what! more than 30% of them were Saudis )
We are not here to compare any city with another, specially the U.A.E cities as we "As Saudis" love the U.A.E as if it's our own country for many many reasons.
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Old April 20th, 2015, 04:20 PM   #11155
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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!
I am really sorry to say this, but this shows a narrow and a little bit racist mind for many reason:
1- you're talking about The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as a little village while its a 2.5 million square meter and more than 33 million living in the country in more than 16 major city and more than a hundred smaller cities and villages .
2- The world is not only consist of western people and Christians, and I guess there are more than 1.8 billion person are dreaming to come and visit (no offense to any race or religion)

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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.
Bla...Bla...Bla
Are you even an Emarati? because I don't think so
by the way, your statement about accessing the country "Normally" was just funny LMFAO
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Old April 20th, 2015, 07:57 PM   #11156
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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!
omg how many times do we have to repeat this, Jeddah is the Gateway to Mecca !

mecca doesn't have an airport, the airport lays in jeddah a few kms away.

you may not be a potential tourists (at the moment) but 2 Billion muslims are.

who knows what the future holds, Dubai is not far..
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Old April 20th, 2015, 09:58 PM   #11157
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they're installing 5th crane ... wow awesome
It seems not to be just another crane K.S.A ... Tower Crane 5 (TC5) appears to be suspended in that picture!
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Old April 20th, 2015, 10:17 PM   #11158
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Old April 21st, 2015, 02:07 AM   #11159
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they're installing 5th crane ... wow awesome
And look at the very base: seems they are starting with the 1st floor slab!
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Old April 21st, 2015, 08:39 AM   #11160
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Even with thick reinforced walls, not sure how high the core and wings can get without lateral support. I'd imagine that while it could go pretty high on it's own, floors are structurally necessary soon enough. Nice to see the starting of floors
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