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Old June 16th, 2015, 01:29 AM   #11761
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One of the owners of this tower is Saudi Binladin Group. Is this group related to Osama Bin Laden. He was a rich Saudi with family business in real estate.
Yup same family, and now you understand. They don't have a choice. Since one of them tore some towers down, now the rest of the family have to build some up. Its a "yin-yang" thing. Its true, I tell you.
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Old June 16th, 2015, 02:07 AM   #11762
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Old June 16th, 2015, 07:03 AM   #11763
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June 15, 2015 - 12:30pm The middle wing jumped!
how tall is the structure at the moment?
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Old June 16th, 2015, 12:00 PM   #11764
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The current height of the Kingdom Tower is 66.18m / 217.14ft
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Old June 16th, 2015, 04:06 PM   #11765
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Any idea, when will this project complete? It seems a mega project, i hope they'll complete it at any cost. Best of Luck.
With luck it'll top out in the end of 2018. Complete finishing 2019/2020.


Btw. Did the core formwork rise already after the last pour?
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Old June 16th, 2015, 04:20 PM   #11766
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It sure looks taller than 66 meters.
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Old June 16th, 2015, 05:22 PM   #11767
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It sure looks taller than 66 meters.
I counted arround 18 floors, which means it's between 70m and 80m. As long as i counted right of course.
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Old June 16th, 2015, 06:14 PM   #11768
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The 3 basement floors are visible above the ground at the moment, the basement structure is yet to be built around this.

So it is 66.18 metres above what is to become the ground level.

Then, in the case that you were to count these basement floors towards my current height figure then the total height of the built structure is 73.755m / 241.98 ft.
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Old June 16th, 2015, 06:25 PM   #11769
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The 3 basement floors are visible above the ground at the moment, the basement structure is yet to be built around this.

So it is 66.18 metres above what is to become the ground level.

Then, in the case that you were to count these basement floors towards my current height figure then the total height of the built structure is 73.755m / 241.98 ft.
Please add a total height number on your signatures,thx
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Old June 16th, 2015, 08:13 PM   #11770
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Which leads to a continuous increase in speed
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Old June 16th, 2015, 09:59 PM   #11771
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The 3 basement floors are visible above the ground at the moment, the basement structure is yet to be built around this.

So it is 66.18 metres above what is to become the ground level.

Then, in the case that you were to count these basement floors towards my current height figure then the total height of the built structure is 73.755m / 241.98 ft.
Interesting.

Counting building height of course starts at ground level.

If basements are dug they of course don't count.

But what if the basement levels are build from the ground (as here) and there is then tossed dirt around them so they end "up" under ground?

Shouldn't they count as part of the buildings height?

The basement floors are artificially hidden from the spectators view, but they are still at what is the natural ground level in their surroundings...

I know they won't be counted as part of the height. But it's an interesting thought.
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Old June 16th, 2015, 11:16 PM   #11772
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hmm thats a hard one to argue. most of the chicago downtown loop would gain height if that was applied. the "street level" is about 5 stories above actual ground level.
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Old June 16th, 2015, 11:44 PM   #11773
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hmm thats a hard one to argue. most of the chicago downtown loop would gain height if that was applied. the "street level" is about 5 stories above actual ground level.
I guess Rahmah means street level.
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Old June 17th, 2015, 12:01 AM   #11774
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[QUOTE=fayzoon;124839548] Which leads to a continuous increase in speed[/QUOTE ]

But as the tower gets higher, logistics will take more time (hoisting, the construction elevators, etc.).
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Old June 17th, 2015, 08:47 AM   #11775
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I guess Rahmah means street level.
He is thinking the current G level will stay just "G level" (like in low-rise bdgs.) when finished. Of course the lobby will be at some kind of "street level", which will be raised, just like in Etihad Towers complex, or BK.
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Old June 17th, 2015, 01:14 PM   #11776
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Old June 17th, 2015, 03:05 PM   #11777
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So if the mods don't delete your post as well the idiotic spam will be visible forever because of you quoting it.

Smart thinking.
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Old June 17th, 2015, 04:39 PM   #11778
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So if the mods don't delete your post as well the idiotic spam will be visible forever because of you quoting it.

Smart thinking.
absolutely correct, we should never quote the spam contents, you could got banned too as if the mods delete all the spams post in a rush.

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Old June 17th, 2015, 06:19 PM   #11779
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Old June 17th, 2015, 11:11 PM   #11780
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http://uk.mobile.reuters.com/article...50510?irpc=932
As the article says the whole Kingdom Tower will have about 250.000 square metres available floor space. I didn't know this fact before.
This is a joke!
A 1000m building with such few floor space. Burj Khalifa has about 520.000sm (twice as much) The not even half as high Willis Tower has about 420.000 sm, the Shanghai WFC about 380.000 sm.
And even the 300m Yokohama Landmark Tower has about 390.000 sm.
That's insane
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