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Old June 13th, 2010, 11:03 AM   #1201
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People, is there any update on this tower. Can anyone living close check the location?
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They're still in soil test.
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Old June 14th, 2010, 10:53 PM   #1202
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Woah imagine if they actually build this.
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Old June 25th, 2010, 02:07 AM   #1203
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I heard Jeddah broke an all time record yesterday. Temperatures in the shade exceeded 50 C. Now that is hot!
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Old June 25th, 2010, 01:49 PM   #1204
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if they build this they need really good ingenieurs for the sandstorms and heat i guess
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Old June 26th, 2010, 05:03 AM   #1205
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Hi all.

I would have expected some news on the main tower contractor being chosen by now. May 2nd was when six construct put in their bid and I believe they were the last of the 3 groups.

Waiting ... impatiently ...

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Old June 26th, 2010, 06:14 AM   #1206
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I heard Jeddah broke an all time record yesterday. Temperatures in the shade exceeded 50 C. Now that is hot!
I have an Inova LED flashlight that gets that hot after a few minutes. I had to turn it off and put it down. I could no long hold it without burning my hand. I can't even begin to image living in place where the air gets that hot.
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Old June 26th, 2010, 04:27 PM   #1207
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Hi all.

I would have expected some news on the main tower contractor being chosen by now. May 2nd was when six construct put in their bid and I believe they were the last of the 3 groups.

Waiting ... impatiently ...

Yeah, this saudi guys likes to play with us a lot. They say one, and do opposite. They announced, they will award contractor at the end of may, but still nothing is announced. What cheers me up is that they may start works on foundations on month or two, so sooner or later they will have to announce something.
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Old June 28th, 2010, 08:43 AM   #1208
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Yeah, this saudi guys likes to play with us a lot. They say one, and do opposite. They announced, they will award contractor at the end of may, but still nothing is announced. What cheers me up is that they may start works on foundations on month or two, so sooner or later they will have to announce something.
or maybe they started already LOL
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Old June 28th, 2010, 10:25 AM   #1209
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No way At least that is quite certain. It has been said they suppouse to work on soil testing for 3 or more months. So the nearest date they could eventually start with foundations is August. But for this there was no official news as well.
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Old June 28th, 2010, 03:45 PM   #1210
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if they start to build it will take decades to finish
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Old June 28th, 2010, 04:55 PM   #1211
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Well not really decades. I don't remember where I red this but I'm sure they said the city will be ready around 2020 or something, but the tower would be finished even before that. I don't know how real this predictions could be but I think 10 years is probably max for 1000m tower.
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Old June 28th, 2010, 06:24 PM   #1212
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it has taken 4 years for Bruj Khalifa to finish

i bet 6 years for this one
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Old June 28th, 2010, 06:30 PM   #1213
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it has taken 4 years for Bruj Khalifa to finish
You mean after fundations done? Burj has started in 2004 with foundations, and still isn't complately done (office bit is still under preparation).
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Old June 28th, 2010, 07:43 PM   #1214
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it has taken 4 years for Bruj Khalifa to finish

i bet 6 years for this one
yes the visible process from starting to rise to topped out won't be too long.
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Old July 1st, 2010, 01:08 PM   #1215
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This info of Wikipedia:
In March 2010, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture were selected as architects.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mile-High_Tower
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Old July 23rd, 2010, 12:28 AM   #1216
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Another update from aqarcity forum. This time no pictures. Just information about some helicopter full of egineers seen landing on the kingdom tower site. Heres exactly what Sultan said ( translated by google):

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Landed on a helicopter carrying a number of engineers in the Kingdom of the Kingdom Tower project and the time it landed about 10 am
I hope to have news about it let us know all of you greetings
Good to see they keep going forwarld with this project
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Old July 23rd, 2010, 04:09 AM   #1217
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also i heard yesterday the owner of this project got a huge profits this year
and he tended and insisted to did it soon,"BUT" we heard that ALOOOOT
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Old July 23rd, 2010, 01:28 PM   #1218
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Al waleed is not the owner "alone" any more,after increasing the project size from $ 13.1 B to $27 B .
the project's owner now is (Jeddah economical company)
which owned by:
-40% Samaual Bakhsh.
-40% Kingdom Holding.
-20% Abdul Rahman Shurbatly.
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Old July 23rd, 2010, 02:35 PM   #1219
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well , that interesting
but what take them so long to start
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Old July 23rd, 2010, 03:35 PM   #1220
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the site had a mental activity last Tuesday and Wednesday,but I couldn't figure out what was going on exactly (2 Helicopters,dozens of buses and cars,engineers...etc)
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