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Old October 29th, 2015, 01:39 PM   #12881
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I can't believe this obelisk will have such a massive megalith on the top! Are we still in the stone age, fellaz?
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Old October 29th, 2015, 02:21 PM   #12882
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The cam1 stop working for a while.
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Old October 29th, 2015, 02:55 PM   #12883
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The cam1 stop working for a while.
I'm using cam2 to take every day an image for making a construction timelapse
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Old October 29th, 2015, 05:10 PM   #12884
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Old October 30th, 2015, 02:35 AM   #12885
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I can't believe this obelisk will have such a massive megalith on the top! Are we still in the stone age, fellaz?
if they would have built a 1 km tower in the stone age then i wish i was there
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Old October 30th, 2015, 08:45 AM   #12886
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Fun fact, despite being twice the height of the Sears Tower. Sears still trumps this building by a million square feet in terms of floor area.
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Old October 30th, 2015, 03:42 PM   #12887
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Fun fact, despite being twice the height of the Sears Tower. Sears still trumps this building by a million square feet in terms of floor area.
Interesting. But i never for a second thought they would fill this tower. It is all about ego not actually profit.
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Old October 30th, 2015, 05:44 PM   #12888
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Fun fact, despite being twice the height of the Sears Tower. Sears still trumps this building by a million square feet in terms of floor area.
Abraj Al Bait is much taller than Willis Tower and has four times the floor area at 16,961,930 sq ft.
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Old October 30th, 2015, 08:51 PM   #12889
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Abraj Al Bait is much taller than Willis Tower and has four times the floor area at 16,961,930 sq ft.
But the whole complex and not the 600m Clock tower alone. That's a difference.
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Old October 30th, 2015, 10:48 PM   #12890
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Willis Tower has a design that looks like a complex. In fact, it is so ugly I hate this design but, it was built for its size (floor area) as a main purpose .. the same case with abraj al bait
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Old October 31st, 2015, 01:00 AM   #12891
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Abraj Al Bait is much taller than Willis Tower and has four times the floor area at 16,961,930 sq ft.
While you are correct, that is for the complex as a whole. The actual tower itself has 3.3 million square feet, so Sears still trumps the tower by a solid 1 million square feet despite the tower eclipsing it by ~450 feet. I did a quick search, and Sears still continues to be one of the most functional office towers in the world, having an exceptional height to square area ratio in contrast to other towers.

There are a few other single complexes in them with square area much higher than Sears, but as far as single supertall towers go, Sears still reigns supreme. Even against large towers such as Burj Khalifa, Shanghai World Financial Center, Shanghai tower, and Taipei 101.

That being said, I may be wrong, as I only did a quick search. This may be disproved easily.
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Old October 31st, 2015, 03:28 PM   #12892
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The wings are jumping!
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Old October 31st, 2015, 09:41 PM   #12893
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The wings are jumping!
I just checked the webcam a few moments ago, and the floor signs still read 014/023 - I guess they are slow in updating them. It looks like the core jumped to 024 a few days ago.
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Old November 1st, 2015, 12:09 AM   #12894
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I just checked the webcam a few moments ago, and the floor signs still read 014/023 - I guess they are slow in updating them. It looks like the core jumped to 024 a few days ago.
in fact the core jumped twice and they still didn't change the sign
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Old November 1st, 2015, 12:59 AM   #12895
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Well, according to the diagram by alsaif2012 the construction hits 100 m now.

Imagine that the highest building in my country is only 165 m.
They are struggling for years to get a project of 200 m. financed...
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Old November 1st, 2015, 01:08 AM   #12896
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Well, according to the diagram by alsaif2012 the construction hits 100 m now.

Imagine that the highest building in my country is only 165 m.
They are struggling for years to get a project of 200 m. financed...
thats fkd up
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Old November 1st, 2015, 05:45 AM   #12897
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Well, according to the diagram by alsaif2012 the construction hits 100 m now.

Imagine that the highest building in my country is only 165 m.
They are struggling for years to get a project of 200 m. financed...
Well you could have the govt build it like China and the Middle East but western voters aren't big on super expensive vanity projects with public money
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Old November 1st, 2015, 10:16 AM   #12898
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what does it take to change the floor signs ? how hard could that be
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Old November 1st, 2015, 12:53 PM   #12899
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in fact the core jumped twice and they still didn't change the sign
It almost seems they changed the sign before the jumps already. It was 21 and then they changed it to 23. after that the core jumped 2 times.
So i guess it's at 23 right now as the sign shows.
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Old November 1st, 2015, 01:39 PM   #12900
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