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Old December 29th, 2015, 05:41 PM   #13541
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Many times, when a building height record is set (or short before or after), a big crisis takes place (and i think it is not by accident, a thing like a world record building can be preceded by overconfidence and overspending)

Chrysler/Empire State -> 1929, Great Depression

Sears tower + Twin Towers -> 1973, petrol crisis

Petronas towers -> 1996, Asian tigers crisis

Dubai Tower -> 2008, Housing/subprime bubble crisis

This tower could bring a new level in crisis. By end of this year, Saudi Arabia anounced a recor deficit of $98 billion.
So this is the oil prices collapse!
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Old December 29th, 2015, 06:43 PM   #13542
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Old December 29th, 2015, 06:48 PM   #13543
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So this is the oil prices collapse!
No problem, this tower is the right thing to do!

Diversify the economie in Saudi-Arabië is very needed!

Tourism, port terminals and so on...
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Old December 29th, 2015, 07:34 PM   #13544
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best video here

Hey Ive just found this video with complete simulation of whole construction of the Kingdom Tower!
Its great, only pitty its not in higher definition.
sorry if it was posted here before but Its quite new video
and its realy spectacular...
actualy we can see there they are about 9 months late from the schedule
shown there and they are working much slower....
but anyway enjoy the video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_daRI882D-M
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Old December 29th, 2015, 08:22 PM   #13545
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There is a second simulation video, about the steelworks in KT.
Does anybody know if that is also on youtube?
Or can anybody upload it?

It has been on this forum too, only short before it was deleted.

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Old December 29th, 2015, 09:29 PM   #13546
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Very nice update! Changes are really needed since combustible won´t last forever nor for the next few decades. Vision is correct.
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Old December 29th, 2015, 09:44 PM   #13547
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No problem, this tower is the right thing to do!

Diversify the economie in Saudi-Arabië is very needed!

Tourism, port terminals and so on...
Ports for what?
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Old December 29th, 2015, 11:39 PM   #13548
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Many times, when a building height record is set (or short before or after), a big crisis takes place (and i think it is not by accident, a thing like a world record building can be preceded by overconfidence and overspending)

Chrysler/Empire State -> 1929, Great Depression

Sears tower + Twin Towers -> 1973, petrol crisis

Petronas towers -> 1996, Asian tigers crisis

Dubai Tower -> 2008, Housing/subprime bubble crisis

This tower could bring a new level in crisis. By end of this year, Saudi Arabia anounced a recor deficit of $98 billion.
This topic has actually been discussed many times. It was the subject of quite some researches.

See image below for skyscrapers and the crises that followed them.



But with all that in mind doesn´t mean this skyscraper will lead to a new crises per definition. I could just as easily make a graphic of skyscrapers and periods of prosper that followed them.
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Old December 30th, 2015, 03:36 AM   #13549
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Old December 30th, 2015, 06:26 AM   #13550
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Clouds are everywhere :P
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Old December 30th, 2015, 07:54 AM   #13551
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using of Equitable Life Building and Auditorium Building is nice way to rewrite history of skyscrapers mostly wierd. somebody can think, that revolution in construction was not by steel frame, but elevators. where is first skyscraper Home Fire Insuranse Building? if this go on, in lists will be included something like New York Tribune Building and etc.
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Old December 30th, 2015, 12:28 PM   #13552
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ALERT! ALERT!
CORE JUMPING SOON!
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Old December 30th, 2015, 01:45 PM   #13553
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Was there even a pour this week?
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Old December 30th, 2015, 03:55 PM   #13554
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Was there even a pour this week?
Yes.
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Old December 30th, 2015, 04:10 PM   #13555
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Ah great . I watch the cam several times a day, winder why i didn't see it
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Old December 30th, 2015, 04:23 PM   #13556
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Compared to what was going on here at SSC following the construction of Burj Dubai, people don't seem very emotional about the Jeddah Tower. Guess even the "fanatic kids" are somewhat spoiled and saturated now. This just doesn't seem to excite all that much.

And admittedly, the upcoming incredibly thin and tall high-end towers of Manhattan are much more thrilling, construction-wise.. Also China is delivering so many astounding large scale projects.

Add to that the fact that Saudi-Arabia is super conservative, super religious, and not fit or welcoming to international tourists.
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Old December 30th, 2015, 06:56 PM   #13557
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Old December 30th, 2015, 07:11 PM   #13558
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Great shot!

Jeddah Tower is rad! What a great gif. It is awesome to see night and day!
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Old December 30th, 2015, 08:33 PM   #13559
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Those who think that Kingdom tower is Progressing too slowly (Including my self :P), Burj khalifa got almost the same progress in 1 year. Actually... it got less progress than KT.
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Old December 30th, 2015, 09:31 PM   #13560
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It's a huge tower, it will take long
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