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Old February 2nd, 2016, 08:59 PM   #13921
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What's really happening?

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When will we get the truth about this very slow project. The posts about how these floors are more difficult to pour etc. just don't make sense. Oil is so low right now, why don't they just say that they have slowed construction to manage costs until oil rebounds? I think that if this ever gets finished we will get the real story.
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Old February 2nd, 2016, 09:20 PM   #13922
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buddy there speed is normal not very slow this tower is covering a large area and they have to construct three tower at a movement so the core and the two large wings so the work was distributed all most totally 10 floor they were building in a month three core three three wings
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Old February 2nd, 2016, 10:11 PM   #13923
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When will we get the truth about this very slow project. The posts about how these floors are more difficult to pour etc. just don't make sense. Oil is so low right now, why don't they just say that they have slowed construction to manage costs until oil rebounds? I think that if this ever gets finished we will get the real story.
This is a Private project and Fall in Oil prices do not effect this project. Please Understand that!
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Old February 2nd, 2016, 10:15 PM   #13924
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When will we get the truth about this very slow project. The posts about how these floors are more difficult to pour etc. just don't make sense. Oil is so low right now, why don't they just say that they have slowed construction to manage costs until oil rebounds? I think that if this ever gets finished we will get the real story.
MAN .. OIL has nothing to do with this project .. this is a private project not from the government ..
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Old February 2nd, 2016, 11:25 PM   #13925
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Oil prices are falling

In the middle of nowhere

It is very slow

When will we get the truth

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Some silly replies that I don't know why some incest on repeating them here
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Old February 2nd, 2016, 11:26 PM   #13926
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Between those two photos, I count an increase of three floors total: in the core, in each of the three wings, and on all the floors slabs. Seems like a respectable amount for a month.
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Old February 2nd, 2016, 11:43 PM   #13927
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By Jeddah's standards, construction speed is fast !
It should pick up a little bit as well I think because they're doing more regular floors now. Fewer form changes.
And also there might be some speed benefit when they switch to more conventional concrete higher up which have a shorter curing time.

On another note, an article about the project in the WSJ:
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Saudi City of Jeddah Aims to Build World’s Tallest Tower

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia—The builder of the world’s future tallest tower hopes it will redefine the cityscape in this desert region and project the Saudi kingdom’s ambition to be a global powerhouse.

The skyscraper, which will comprise condominiums, office space and hotel rooms, is expected to open by 2019. But Saudi Arabia’s economy heavily depends on petroleum revenue and has been hurt by the steep drop in oil prices. That has raised questions about whether the estimated $20 billion needed to complete the sprawling development around the tower will materialize, and whether demand for space might dry up.

Jeddah Economic Company, the private joint venture developing the project, has financing to complete the $1.5 billion tower at the center of the site. Most of the remaining 57 million-square-foot project in northern Jeddah—which will include a supersize mall, housing units and an artificial lake—could face delays.

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Old February 3rd, 2016, 12:02 AM   #13928
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Only costs 1.5 billion total?
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Old February 3rd, 2016, 12:13 AM   #13929
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Only costs 1.5 billion total?
Fell for that signature. Didn't remember clicking like

On topic, "phase 1" has a budget of around $2-2.5bn
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Old February 3rd, 2016, 07:08 AM   #13930
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Hi all.

Finally some reasonable budget numbers...

The construction cost for the BK was also widely touted to cost 1.5 billion USD - funny how the number for the 2 projects is the same. I have numbers well before some major revisions at 3.8 and the final number is surely over 5 billion.

I'm sure the final tally for this project will be at least that - but we will probably never see it from behind the veil of secrecy.


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Old February 3rd, 2016, 09:34 AM   #13931
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Some silly replies that I don't know why some incest on repeating them here
Such silly replies will be coming every few pages, I forecast.
My estimate for the reason: some people in the "Western World" (whatever that is...) seem to be a little bit jealous on SA and this tower...

We all should feel happy that KT is actually being built.
It will be a technical accomplishment, as never seen before.
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Old February 3rd, 2016, 09:39 AM   #13932
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looking forward for the completion. it will be absolutely a stunning building.
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Old February 3rd, 2016, 10:18 AM   #13933
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It will be a technical accomplishment, as never seen before.
AAMOF, this technical accomplishment is very minor, when compared to LHC.
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Old February 3rd, 2016, 10:20 AM   #13934
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core is rising now
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Old February 3rd, 2016, 11:54 AM   #13935
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core is rising now
1th of the month! I'm guessing four more this month To a total of 5 new floors!
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Old February 3rd, 2016, 12:43 PM   #13936
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1th of the month! I'm guessing four more this month To a total of 5 new floors!
Don't think so. 3 more is max i think.
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Old February 3rd, 2016, 12:54 PM   #13937
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Now isn't that just beautiful?
I see why it is so tall...land is very scarce around here ?
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Old February 3rd, 2016, 12:59 PM   #13938
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Old February 3rd, 2016, 01:53 PM   #13939
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What a lovely neighbourhood.
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Old February 3rd, 2016, 02:04 PM   #13940
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2/3/2016
Sorry that there is some tad errors in this Timelapse.
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