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Old September 18th, 2015, 12:56 PM   #12561
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People are very short-sighted. In 10 years, this building will be about as much in the middle of nowhere as the Burj Khalifa. in other words, there will be a ton of development surrounding it.
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Old September 18th, 2015, 01:19 PM   #12562
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Jeddah is one Thing, Dubai is another ... When BK was a couple of floors above ground, lots of megaprojects and towers were either Under Construction or almost completed. Dubai's goals are different than Jeddah's. That being said the area around the tower will develop but in a slower pace.
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Old September 18th, 2015, 05:23 PM   #12563
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Jeddah is one Thing, Dubai is another ... When BK was a couple of floors above ground, lots of megaprojects and towers were either Under Construction or almost completed. Dubai's goals are different than Jeddah's. That being said the area around the tower will develop but in a slower pace.
Yes, they should start more projects around it soon. It is looking lonely.
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Old September 18th, 2015, 06:57 PM   #12564
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Jeddah is one Thing, Dubai is another ... When BK was a couple of floors above ground, lots of megaprojects and towers were either Under Construction or almost completed. Dubai's goals are different than Jeddah's. That being said the area around the tower will develop but in a slower pace.
BK was in the middle of the City beside the main street, this one is in the middle of a 2 million sq meters megaproject
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Old September 18th, 2015, 08:41 PM   #12565
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Old September 18th, 2015, 09:21 PM   #12566
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I'm sure tourism will change in 180 degrees after this project. Everyone doubts .. wait, see and and remember what I said. A lot of huge gevernment decisions will be made in these coming years ...
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Old September 19th, 2015, 12:40 AM   #12567
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I surely hope so!
SA is a country I would like to visit one day.
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Old September 19th, 2015, 03:24 PM   #12568
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A diagram comparing a 1000m version of Kingdom Tower to other supertalls:

[IMG]http://i52.************/2lcu1j4.jpg[/IMG]
Source: Gizmodo, http://cache.gawkerassets.com/assets...on-gizmodo.jpg


New renderings (as of August 1st 2011):







The observation platform at approximately 675m+














Source: Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture - http://smithgill.com/#/news/kingdom_tower_announcement/


Architect's article:

Source: http://smithgill.com/media/pdfs/Kingdom_for_web4.pdf


The site: Set of photos showing the construction site by the end of 2011 / beginning of 2012 (official construction start scheduled for 1st of January 2012)


Source: Azam, user of the aqarcity forum


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Old Rendering:



In July this was posted on the Saudi forum:










Now we get this:



Kingdom Company (KHC) Announced Bechtel as the Chosen Company to Supervise the Construction of the Massive Jeddah Project, Investment Value Estimated at SR50 billion
(17/09/2007)

Project Master plan received by Pickard Chilton

Click To Enlarge Kingdom Holding Company, Chaired by HRH Prince Alwaleed bin Talal bin Abdulaziz Alsaud, announced today Monday 17th September 2007, that Bechtel (BEKtl) company was chosen to supervise and develop the real estate project in Jeddah. Bechtel company was chosen out of seven other companies that were in a competitive bid to supervise and develop the Jeddah project.

Bechtel is a global engineering, construction and project management company with more than a century of experience on complex projects in challenging locations especially in Saudi. Privately owned with headquarters in San Francisco, they have 40 offices around the world and nearly 40,000 employees.

Kingdom Holding Company received the Jeddah Project Master plan from Pickard Chilton, reputable and renowned designers who have designed some of the world’s significant and recognizable buildings, including Kingdom Center recognized by its iconic tower.

The Jeddah project, one of the major real estate projects planned by Kingdom Holding Company, and other projects in Riyadh, has an area of 5.3 million square meters and is located in the city's northern area on the Red Sea coastline, which is a strategic area for the development of this project. The investment value of the project is estimated at SR50 billion upon completion, comprising of a colossal sky scraper with a surrounding area for other facilities (residential, commercial, construction of a five star hotel and offices). The residential area will be 1.5 million square meters, the size of the commercial area will be 470,000 square meters, education vicinity with an area of 150,000 square meters and the size of the offices area will be 800,000 square meters. The remaining lands will be utilized for leisure facilities, tourism and the construction of four star hotels.

Furthermore, there are plans for the development of a diplomatic quarter on the Jeddah land. The site plans for the land were developed by HOK, a Canadian company that has world wide recognition. The project will also connect the Red Sea coastline of the area to Sharm Obhur, an environment of natural beauty. KHC is also currently in cooperation with the Jeddah municipality and other administrations to ensure that all the appropriate requirements are met for the success of the project. KHC is known for the high quality of their real estate projects that have won international awards.





http://kingdom.com.sa/index.asp?id=73&prlsid=33

50B will be enough to pay entirely the debt of one of the poor country

no counting how much will cost annually the maintenance and the insurance of the building
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Old September 19th, 2015, 05:12 PM   #12569
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The date is 2007 and we are in 2015 and you are talking about it ? Really??

BTW, this SR50 billion was for the mile high tower but, after the soil test failure the plan changed into a city of SR75 billion cost. YOU MUST BE SO OUT OF DATE !
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Old September 19th, 2015, 08:38 PM   #12570
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About the current height: the wing on the right in the main webcam view has read 010 for at least a month, but it looks like it's really on floor 12. I wonder why they don't change the floor number?
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Old September 20th, 2015, 02:44 AM   #12571
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The floor numbering has always been confusing on this project.
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Old September 20th, 2015, 08:45 PM   #12572
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Is this correct? I just google mapped Kingdom Tower and it seems like it's just 2 km away from the end of the runway of the King Abdulaziz Airport.

See this link: https://www.google.ca/maps/place/Kin...073e4f58292231
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Old September 20th, 2015, 08:59 PM   #12573
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I'm sure tourism will change in 180 degrees after this project. Everyone doubts .. wait, see and and remember what I said. A lot of huge gevernment decisions will be made in these coming years ...
That's what I'm thinking too, and I hope you're right.
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Old September 20th, 2015, 09:30 PM   #12574
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Is this correct? I just google mapped Kingdom Tower and it seems like it's just 2 km away from the end of the runway of the King Abdulaziz Airport.

See this link: https://www.google.ca/maps/place/Kin...073e4f58292231
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Old September 20th, 2015, 09:53 PM   #12575
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One concrete pump at the core is working right now it seems
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Old September 21st, 2015, 01:02 AM   #12576
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This tower is going to look amazing.

I'd like to visit it one day. Hopefully Saudi Arabia is better for tourism by then.
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Old September 21st, 2015, 03:00 AM   #12577
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This tower is going to look amazing.

I'd like to visit it one day. Hopefully Saudi Arabia is better for tourism by then.
It's obvious that it will be better for tourism, otherwise they wouldn't be building all this huge thing ..


Take it from me, everyone thinks that the Saudi Government doesn't have good future planning but, I'm a citizen living in this country and its government has a better future planning than any outsider could imagine !
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Old September 21st, 2015, 03:48 AM   #12578
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yeah hows that oil economy going?
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Old September 21st, 2015, 05:26 AM   #12579
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Jeddah is one Thing, Dubai is another ... When BK was a couple of floors above ground, lots of megaprojects and towers were either Under Construction or almost completed. Dubai's goals are different than Jeddah's. That being said the area around the tower will develop but in a slower pace.

It seems you do not have an idea of ​​the giant projects Jeddah and King Abdullah Economic City which lies about little
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Old September 21st, 2015, 09:46 AM   #12580
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It seems you do not have an idea of ​​the giant projects Jeddah and King Abdullah Economic City which lies about little
King Abdullah Economic City is located in Riyad, isn't it ? It's a big project but Dubaï have alot more projects.
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