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Old August 19th, 2015, 01:03 AM   #12321
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Why is a random building in Belgium a milestone?
Not a random building. It's the same as saying that the petronas towers are random now. Tour midi was the tallest in europe in the last years of the 60's. At least I have something to look out to.

Why so negative?
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Old August 19th, 2015, 10:33 AM   #12322
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Not a random building. It's the same as saying that the petronas towers are random now. Tour midi was the tallest in europe in the last years of the 60's. At least I have something to look out to.

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Since 1953, tallest building in Europe is MV Lomonosov State University (239m, Moscow). Your West-European "tallest" Tour du Midi (148m) . Let's see beyond your nose
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Old August 19th, 2015, 10:45 AM   #12323
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And a world's tallest and a Europe's tallest is a big difference. Can't put that buolding and petronas in the same room, just ridiculous.
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Old August 19th, 2015, 01:54 PM   #12324
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Since 1953, tallest building in Europe is MV Lomonosov State University (239m, Moscow). Your West-European "tallest" Tour du Midi (148m) . Let's see beyond your nose
Ok west european then I recon my mistake. My bad. But Still it's the first Milestone to me.
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Old August 19th, 2015, 03:01 PM   #12325
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Ok west european then I recon my mistake. My bad. But Still it's the first Milestone to me.
Not trying to be negative but it is random because neither Western Europe nor any part of Europe have anything to do with Jeddah or the Kingdom Tower. This is going to be tallest in the world so a not random milestone would be comparing it to other world's tallest or regional current tallest.
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Old August 19th, 2015, 09:38 PM   #12326
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The first milestone is yet the double of the hight it has now. When it passes 151m, it's higher than the Tour Midi in Brussels, which was once in the late 60's the tallest building in Europe, and yet the tallest in Belgium today.
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http://www.skyscrapercenter.com/buil...r-du-midi/4101

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Old August 19th, 2015, 09:57 PM   #12327
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Not a random building. It's the same as saying that the petronas towers are random now. Tour midi was the tallest in europe in the last years of the 60's. At least I have something to look out to.

Why so negative?
Tour Midi IS quite arbitrary. Here's a waaaay to broad list of significant height milestones. I suggest sticking to the buildings in red maybe.

World's Tallest Buildings by Continent
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Old August 19th, 2015, 10:55 PM   #12328
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The only milestones that are relevant to the Kingdom Tower are:

Tallest in Jeddah - The headquarters (240m)
Tallest in Hijaz - Mecca clock tower (601m)
Tallest in Saudi - as above
Tallest in MENA - BK (830m)
WTB - as above.

It hasn't reached any of the milestones
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Old August 20th, 2015, 04:45 AM   #12329
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As I said guys, it was a personal milestone. We're getting way to deep in this than we should. Let us just sit back again and enjoy seeing it grow.
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Old August 20th, 2015, 08:45 AM   #12330
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Tour Midi IS quite arbitrary. Here's a waaaay to broad list of significant height milestones. I suggest sticking to the buildings in red maybe.

World's Tallest Buildings by Continent
I looked through the list and it is definitely a noble effort but it does have some glaring errors in it.
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Old August 20th, 2015, 10:20 AM   #12331
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Tour Midi IS quite arbitrary. Here's a waaaay to broad list of significant height milestones. I suggest sticking to the buildings in red maybe.

World's Tallest Buildings by Continent
shows how great Burj Khalifa and how even greater Kingdom Tower will be ..
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Old August 20th, 2015, 02:18 PM   #12332
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50 celsius... omg... how can they work???



meanwhile red tower crane jumped!
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Old August 20th, 2015, 04:33 PM   #12333
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They probably did what they did with the Burj Dubai and only work at night during the week when it was cooler and they could get the trucks in and out easier. 150 degrees or 50 degrees Celsius is way too hot for people to be working in. Great to see the cranes growing again.
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Old August 20th, 2015, 04:36 PM   #12334
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My friend, it actually reaches more than 50Cº.

sometimes it reaches 55Cº.
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I have often lived and worked in over 50 c tempertures as an electrician in the desert in Central Australia and in NW Western Australia and Central Queensland for 12 hours a day 28 days straight on different construction projects,oil and gas refinerys and copper extraction plants and coal mines

Is still 40 c 11pm at night sometimes

I have seen people collaspe to the ground whislt standing up working many times

When its really hot and your doing physical work you need drink up to 15 litres of water a day,work for 10 mins and rest for 5mins and drink water

You need the wear long sleeve shirts and long trouses which hold moisture from you sweating,the moist clothes help keep you cooler and keep the sun off

Need to wear a broad brim hat,hard hat and sunglasses

Its not easy to work in extreme heat but its possible to still be productive

I was on at Moonba Oil and Gas Refinery 1200 km north of Adelaidle in South Australia after a big explosion and fire rebuilding it,was 53 c in the shade,could probably add another 5 c if the reading was in direct sunlight

Hats off to the guys working on this tower ,would not be much fun in this heat
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Old August 20th, 2015, 05:55 PM   #12336
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Today was the hottest day in jeddah that ever recorded it reached 50c also its the hottest day iv ever witness it caused by a strom as i read in the news, the noraml temperature in the summer here it goes something between 29-39 so its way cooler here comparing to other cities in the GCC like riyadh kuwait and manama its always around 45c in the summer
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Old August 20th, 2015, 07:06 PM   #12337
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The first milestone is yet the double of the hight it has now. When it passes 151m, it's higher than the Tour Midi in Brussels, which was once in the late 60's the tallest building in Europe, and yet the tallest in Belgium today.
Only in Westeurope.
  • Lomonosov Moscow State University 240m Moscow
  • Palace of Culture and Science 231m, Warsaw
  • Ukraine Hotel 206m Moscow
  • BT Tower 188m London
  • Building on Kotelnicheskaya Embankment 176m Moscow
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs 172m Moscow
  • Kudrinskaya Square 160m Moscow

are in the 60's taller than Tour du Midi.

source--->http://skyscraperpage.com/diagrams/?...9552746&page=1
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Old August 21st, 2015, 11:01 AM   #12338
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Old August 22nd, 2015, 03:59 AM   #12339
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My friend, it actually reaches more than 50Cº.

sometimes it reaches 55Cº.
Holy crap.
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Old August 22nd, 2015, 09:34 PM   #12340
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