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Old May 7th, 2015, 01:54 PM   #11341
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Old May 8th, 2015, 12:35 AM   #11342
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Time lapse

Hey every body, I'bvejust made a very short time lapse of the construction
You can search ''kingdom tower time lapse'' on youtube, if you want to see it
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Old May 8th, 2015, 03:39 AM   #11343
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Hey every body, I'bvejust made a very short time lapse of the construction
You can search ''kingdom tower time lapse'' on youtube, if you want to see it
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Old May 8th, 2015, 03:58 AM   #11344
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I give it almost 70m high by now
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Old May 8th, 2015, 09:34 AM   #11345
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What a massive core..!!
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Old May 8th, 2015, 09:55 AM   #11346
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I give it almost 70m high by now
That would be level 18 or 19.

It's difficult to see. But I think you are right.
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Old May 8th, 2015, 09:55 AM   #11347
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70m?
What's so funny about that...?
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Old May 8th, 2015, 11:57 AM   #11348
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What a massive core..!!
That's the core AND the building itself
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Old May 8th, 2015, 12:33 PM   #11349
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So, anyone know how they got this tower for such a low price? Much shorter towers have had much higher budgets than this one. like double the price.
A mix of several factors, I guess. "Cheap labour" would be the one most immediately springing to mind, though I don't think that's the only reason (maybe not even the biggest). The groundworks on site were rather limited since the tower has no basement (compare and contrast with the groundworks for Goldin Finance 117, for instance). Purchasing and preparing the site wouldn't be that expensive either, since there were no existing buildings to buy/demolish. There are no neighbours who'd complain either, no traffic to divert around the site, and it could maybe also be that the definition of what constitutes "costs" is different from other projects. Not sure how high the bureaucratic costs would be either, given how important this project is to the Saudi government, but those wouldn't account for a large part of the costs anyway.
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Old May 8th, 2015, 12:59 PM   #11350
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land cost is rather cheap as well, with the tower being outside of the city a bit
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Old May 8th, 2015, 02:05 PM   #11351
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Thank you, I could not post it because of my recent inscription !
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Old May 8th, 2015, 03:09 PM   #11352
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I like to make a list for such buildings with a set of milestones starting where I live, and moving further and further away where buildings are taller. For example, Kingdom Tower has surpassed the tallest building in my home town of Oldenburg, which is around 40m.
Next will be the tallest building in the nearest bigger city of Bremen, 80m.
Then the tallest building in Northern Germany, in Hamburg, 110m.
Then the tallest building in Germany, in Frankfurt, 259m.
Then the tallest building in the EU, in London, 306m.
Then the tallest building in Europe, in Moscow, 352m.
Then the tallest building in the Western World, in NYC, 541m.
Then the tallest building in the world, in Dubai, 828m.

Try it with where you live, it's kind of cool to have a set of milestones you can relate to when watching Kingdom Tower grow.
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Old May 8th, 2015, 03:38 PM   #11353
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Old May 8th, 2015, 04:00 PM   #11354
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I like to make a list for such buildings with a set of milestones starting where I live, and moving further and further away where buildings are taller. For example, Kingdom Tower has surpassed the tallest building in my home town of Oldenburg, which is around 40m.
Next will be the tallest building in the nearest bigger city of Bremen, 80m.
Then the tallest building in Northern Germany, in Hamburg, 110m.
Then the tallest building in Germany, in Frankfurt, 259m.
Then the tallest building in the EU, in London, 306m.
Then the tallest building in Europe, in Moscow, 352m.
Then the tallest building in the Western World, in NYC, 541m.
Then the tallest building in the world, in Dubai, 828m.

Try it with where you live, it's kind of cool to have a set of milestones you can relate to when watching Kingdom Tower grow.
For me the list would be rather similar, since I am also in Germany. Here in essen where I study is a 162m highrise to the tip, which I use as reference to other buildings in my mind quite often. I understand the reasoning behind your western world grouping, but couldn't really do it for myself, since dubai is not only closer to Germany, but I have visited it before as well and have never been to the americas altogether, so although the culture is different, I feel closer to it myself.

When thinking of how tall a building is, I like to compare it to buildings I have seen with my own eyes as well, so rather than comparing it to the shard, I would compare it to the gate of the orient or deji plaza or another tower in China, which is much further away, but which I have seen myself. Also more recently would be fresher in my memory, so I can compare the complete building better to Shanghai tower, which I have seen this year than to burj Khalifa, which I have seen 5 years ago. it is however a really nice way to illustrate how tall the tower is at a given time and gives you the really sad fact of "there is no tower as tall in a radius of ****km around my home"
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Old May 8th, 2015, 05:52 PM   #11355
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I like to make a list for such buildings with a set of milestones starting where I live, and moving further and further away where buildings are taller. For example, Kingdom Tower has surpassed the tallest building in my home town of Oldenburg, which is around 40m.
Next will be the tallest building in the nearest bigger city of Bremen, 80m.
Then the tallest building in Northern Germany, in Hamburg, 110m.
Then the tallest building in Germany, in Frankfurt, 259m.
Then the tallest building in the EU, in London, 306m.
Then the tallest building in Europe, in Moscow, 352m.
Then the tallest building in the Western World, in NYC, 541m.
Then the tallest building in the world, in Dubai, 828m.

Try it with where you live, it's kind of cool to have a set of milestones you can relate to when watching Kingdom Tower grow.

Nice idea but for me the list would be rather short and I will need to wait awhile for KT to be on it:
Tallest building in my city (Atlanta), 317m.
Then the tallest building in my country, 541m.
Then the tallest building in the world, 828m.

It is astronomical to think that KT will be more than three times as tall as the Bank of America Tower in Atlanta though.
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Old May 8th, 2015, 06:45 PM   #11356
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Old May 8th, 2015, 07:23 PM   #11357
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Then the tallest building in the EU, in London, 306m.
Why does everybody seem to think that the height of the Shard is 306m, it's 309.6768m - 1016 feet!

Recently I have started to subsume a great irrational hatred towards Google for spreading this rumour in the first place - it may have been 306m when plans were first published in 2003, but many subtle changes have happened since then and these make all the difference when sources are seen to be misquoted from the truth because I can't take it!

Let's hope this doesn't come to the Kingdom Tower, as I have had people blindly argue with me that the height is 818m when it is not!

Back to the Kingdom Tower, there hasn't been any crane movement today at all, so I presume that the wind was too high for any operations to take place.
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Old May 8th, 2015, 07:36 PM   #11358
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I don't have it from Google, I just remembered it wrong.
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Old May 8th, 2015, 07:37 PM   #11359
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So true TSB...it's just so true.

Are they going to build any core landings anytime soon?
I think Burj Khalifa was built in a similar way where they cast the core first and then cast the exterior floors afterwards.
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Old May 8th, 2015, 07:44 PM   #11360
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Are they going to build any core landings anytime soon?
I think Burj Khalifa was built in a similar way where they cast the core first and then cast the exterior floors afterwards.


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