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Old March 21st, 2010, 08:07 AM   #1101
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Hi all.

Eagerly awaiting the design and height.
Should be good coming from AS & GG.

Not sure if this was AS's design while he was still at SOM but it most likely was.
I could definately live with something close to this.
1001 would be good but a height increase would be bonus too ...



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Old March 22nd, 2010, 04:35 AM   #1102
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This is incredible news that Adrian Smith is going to design the next worlds tallest building xD
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Old March 25th, 2010, 12:10 AM   #1103
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Chicago architects, Smith and Gill, selected to design kilometer-high tower, which would be world's tallest building, in Saudi Arabia

http://featuresblogs.chicagotribune....i-arabia-.html
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Old March 25th, 2010, 02:57 AM   #1104
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Good news! Off topic but what an absolutely ignorant and arrogant comment from that negative brainwashed idiot. Western women visiting? How about rephrasing that to women of the world. An utter trailer park hillbilly.
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Old March 25th, 2010, 12:20 PM   #1105
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hope we seen it up soon
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Old March 25th, 2010, 06:10 PM   #1106
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I'm actually so impatient that i keep wondering how long it would take to design such a tower for them, half a year? maybe more? Unless they've started some time ago, witch may be the case since we've seen design of SOM witch was one of design competitor.
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Old March 25th, 2010, 06:46 PM   #1107
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Kingdom Holding and Emaar select US firm Smith and Gordon Gill.







Wednesday, 17 Mar 2010MEED reported that Saudi investment firm Kingdom Holding has selected US based Adrian Smith & Gordon Gill Architecture as the architect and is asking contractors for revised prices for the construction contract for its 1 kilometer high tower on the outskirts of Jeddah.

Smith & Gill has been selected after Kingdom shortlisted the US based firm and the Chicago office of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill for the role at the end of last year. US based architects Pickard Chilton; in partnership with UK based Hyder Consulting had also submitted a proposal for the scheme but dropped out of the contest in the middle of last year.

According to sources close to the project, Smith & Gill has been selected for the design but a formal contract has not yet been finalized. With an architect on board, Kingdom Holding has asked contractors to submit revised prices for the contract to build the record breaking tower.

Last year it received bids from South Korea’s Samsung Corporation with Dubai based Arabtec Construction, the local El Seif Engineering & Contracting and Belgium’s Six Construct, Australia’s Multiplex and the local Saudi Binladin Group.

Dubai based Emaar Properties is managing the development of the tower for Kingdom Holdings. Emaar is also managing the entire 23 square kilometers Jeddah Kingdom City, which will be built around Kingdom Tower.

The Burj Khalifa was designed by SOM before Adrian Smith left the firm to set up Smith & Gill. The tower was also built by three firms that are bidding for the contract to build the kilometer tall tower. A JV of Samsung, Six Construct and Arabtec was awarded the construction contract in late 2004.

Kingdom’s tower will also be more than 400 meters taller than Saudi Arabia’s tallest building, the 577 meters tall Makkah Clock Royal Tower, which will be finished in August this year. It is being built by another bidder for the Kingdom tower scheme, SBG. Construction on 70 of the hotel’s 76 stories has now been completed.

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Old March 25th, 2010, 08:49 PM   #1108
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Yesss!!!!!!!!
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Old April 6th, 2010, 10:47 PM   #1109
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The roof will be at 799,5 meter and the total height 1001 meter?

200 meter of NOTHING ??

Reminds me of the Eifel Tower. But in 1889 a 200 meter high contruction was a challenge, today it isn't. Even the construction of a mile high tower wouldn't be a big challenge, only its funding would.

IMO this building is just a big phallus and I still hope they never build it, but sooner or later they will.

If they build it, at least I hope they choose a design, which will set new ecological standards. Otherwise this building will be a kind of crime against humanity. Just think of all the good things you could do with all those billions of dollars
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Old April 6th, 2010, 11:37 PM   #1110
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How can they build this thing in the world????????
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Old April 7th, 2010, 01:52 AM   #1111
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why not?
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Old April 7th, 2010, 02:06 AM   #1112
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The roof will be at 799,5 meter and the total height 1001 meter?

200 meter of NOTHING ??

Reminds me of the Eifel Tower. But in 1889 a 200 meter high contruction was a challenge, today it isn't. Even the construction of a mile high tower wouldn't be a big challenge, only its funding would.

IMO this building is just a big phallus and I still hope they never build it, but sooner or later they will.

If they build it, at least I hope they choose a design, which will set new ecological standards. Otherwise this building will be a kind of crime against humanity. Just think of all the good things you could do with all those billions of dollars
Actually building a mile high Tower today would be a very big challenge. The cost of getting materials up the Tower beyond 600 Meters becomes very costly.
With BD they jacked up this part of the Tower, that's why they were able to do it.
Also, getting the Elevator System planned out and built would be a nightmare.
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Old April 7th, 2010, 08:50 AM   #1113
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Actually to answer your question about the top 300m or so, that will be wind turbines. Not on the out side, but inside a lattace of some sort to keep the design pretty to the top.
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Old April 7th, 2010, 07:58 PM   #1114
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Don't mean to be pessimistic, but this building is never going to see the light of day.
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Old April 7th, 2010, 08:34 PM   #1115
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Actually to answer your question about the top 300m or so, that will be wind turbines. Not on the out side, but inside a lattace of some sort to keep the design pretty to the top.
Interesting, I'm always impressed with this kind of insider information, I wish you'd tell us a little more though, like what the hell the building will look like? Are you a personal friend of Adrian Smith?

.... or did you just pull that information out of your ass?
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Old April 8th, 2010, 01:20 AM   #1116
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Interesting, I'm always impressed with this kind of insider information, I wish you'd tell us a little more though, like what the hell the building will look like? Are you a personal friend of Adrian Smith?

.... or did you just pull that information out of your ass?
well if you read the first post then you would know there is renewable energy plants at the top (wind, as in wind turbines) and all of the designs have no turbines on the outside, so no i am not pulling this out of my ass
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Old April 8th, 2010, 01:25 AM   #1117
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Don't mean to be pessimistic, but this building is never going to see the light of day.
They said it too about the Burj. Any second thoughts?
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Old April 8th, 2010, 02:35 AM   #1118
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well if you read the first post then you would know there is renewable energy plants at the top (wind, as in wind turbines) and all of the designs have no turbines on the outside, so no i am not pulling this out of my ass
The first post was from 2007, it is now 2010, Adrian Smith has just been announced as the architect for this project, and the first renders may be released soon. We have no information at all other than this. Everything we have seen so far is from previous designs and/or speculation.
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Old April 8th, 2010, 03:05 AM   #1119
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Jeddah will turn into another Dubai.

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Old April 8th, 2010, 03:25 AM   #1120
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They said it too about the Burj. Any second thoughts?
Dubai was and is having a building boom. Jeddah on the other hand ain't. More realistically, they should consider building a pair of 500m towers.
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