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Old October 22nd, 2015, 03:01 AM   #12801
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I find it just baffling that this colosal tower grows amid so much free space. How could we possibly explain that?
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Old October 22nd, 2015, 03:12 AM   #12802
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I find it just baffling that this colosal tower grows amid so much free space. How could we possibly explain that?
All of that free space around the Tower will be developed. If you go to the beginning of this tread you will see the massive development that is planned. The same was the case in Dubai when the Burg Khalifa was built.
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Old October 22nd, 2015, 03:17 AM   #12803
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I am loving this tower the more I see it. Not only will it advance the country in so many ways including economically when Kingdom City is built up with towers all around the skyscraper, but I know for a fact it will be a game changer for Saudi Arabia. Just think, a tower like this will surly bring in millions of potential tourists, so it would pressure the Saudi government to open their country more to tourists. Last year a new department for international tourism was created, so change can already be seen. Not only that, but when the Saudi government open their country to tourist, they will have to make changes in policies and promote further advancement for Saudi Arabia not only on the economic side but also on the Social issues side too. All this benefit everybody, especially me who is dying to see Saudi Arabia and explore such a historic region with so much history and culture and at the same time so much advancement. Saudi literally shows the past and the future. Ancient History and Future[/FONT]

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Old October 22nd, 2015, 03:22 AM   #12804
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What is being built are just the cores (central and wings). The floor plates around the cores have not even started yet! This tower is MASSIVE!
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Old October 22nd, 2015, 05:23 AM   #12805
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The floor plates dont go far beyond the core. You can see some built on the main core halfway up.
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Old October 22nd, 2015, 06:06 AM   #12806
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I am loving this tower the more I see it. Not only will it advance the country in so many ways including economically when Kingdom City is built up with towers all around the skyscraper, but I know for a fact it will be a game changer for Saudi Arabia. Just think, a tower like this will surly bring in millions of potential tourists, so it would pressure the Saudi government to open their country more to tourists. Last year a new department for international tourism was created, so change can already be seen. Not only that, but when the Saudi government open their country to tourist, they will have to make changes in policies and promote further advancement for Saudi Arabia not only on the economic side but also on the Social issues side too. All this benefit everybody, especially me who is dying to see Saudi Arabia and explore such a historic region with so much history and culture and at the same time so much advancement. Saudi literally shows the past and the future. Ancient History and Future[/FONT]


thank you Officials already are planning to open the tourism fully as they work to develop tourism now and then opened to foreigners ,
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Old October 22nd, 2015, 11:16 AM   #12807
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275!
Where did this come from? I thought there will be 167
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Old October 22nd, 2015, 11:27 AM   #12808
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probably he meant spire floors

well, ive tried to find something about cancellation of Azerbaijan Tower in the web and had nothing... so if they decide to build it, the KT not going to be the tallest in the world as it supposed now

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Old October 22nd, 2015, 03:23 PM   #12809
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probably he meant spire floors

well, ive tried to find something about cancellation of Azerbaijan Tower in the web and had nothing... so if they decide to build it, the KT not going to be the tallest in the world as it supposed now
Well, even if the Azerbaijan tower was built, this would be completed long before that would. This would have at least a couple years as the WTB. No building holds that title very long these days.
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Old October 22nd, 2015, 03:44 PM   #12810
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Old October 22nd, 2015, 08:07 PM   #12811
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Old October 22nd, 2015, 08:26 PM   #12812
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Old October 22nd, 2015, 11:56 PM   #12813
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Hey, that's good news, on the far right! That wing is up to floor 15!
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Old October 23rd, 2015, 06:20 AM   #12814
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I love how no one seems to complain that this has a 1100' spire.
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Old October 23rd, 2015, 06:40 AM   #12815
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Since this building tapers, and it's so tall, it will have a lot of unusable space at the top because the floor plates would be too small.
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Old October 23rd, 2015, 08:07 AM   #12816
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I love how no one seems to complain that this has a 1100' spire.
Probably because the spire is totally integrated in the design instead of the spire of 1WTC for example.
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Old October 23rd, 2015, 11:32 AM   #12817
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Old October 23rd, 2015, 11:45 AM   #12818
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great update
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Old October 23rd, 2015, 12:42 PM   #12819
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I think the real reason is cranes jumps:

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Else the jump of th wolf crane had been very slow ( one week between the steal beam and the jump instead of one day). May be some materal issues.
And i don t undersand why they don t have erected a third crane on the core??
Yes, the management of the cranes on this project has been unimpressive. It gives the impression they can't make their minds up what to do, or how to optimise the cranes to achieve production.

I can only assume they allow this to carry on because there is some other constraint (maybe rate of spend) that is in control here.
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Old October 23rd, 2015, 01:21 PM   #12820
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Aren't there any other buildings near ? Looks like it stands alone there in the desert.
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