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Old October 23rd, 2010, 08:23 PM   #1381
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also, i wonder if other skyscrapers are planned together with this project directly next to the main building, since it's a big empty plot they have, considering i looked at the right place on google earth
* World's tallest tower part of $20 bln project in Jeddah

the tower will be the Center of a new city called "Kingdom City" and its not going to be the only tower:



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Old October 23rd, 2010, 08:29 PM   #1382
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but it looks like there are no other details on the Kingdom City projects, yet. From what i see it looks like quite a few supertall structures though. And this other ultra big tower if it will still be in the new design looks like 500+ at least
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Old October 23rd, 2010, 09:34 PM   #1383
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* World's tallest tower part of $20 bln project in Jeddah
believe me at the time this finishes the cost of this tower alone will be around $ 13-14 billion so $20 billion is a history....
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Old October 24th, 2010, 04:09 AM   #1384
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Al-Waleed is still stubbornly pushing through this folly? The commercial real estate market is already saturated in Jeddah, where are they going to get the tenants/strata sales from?

I guess al-Waleed can twist the arm of the companies he owns or has a shareholding in like Savola to move their Jeddah offices to his new tower :shrug:

BTW I don't think the project is called kingdom city. The holding company that owns this project (which BTW al-Waleed only has a 40% stake in) is called Jeddah Economic company. I expect it will be branded "Jeddah Economic City".
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Old October 24th, 2010, 05:21 AM   #1385
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Al-Waleed is still stubbornly pushing through this folly? The commercial real estate market is already saturated in Jeddah, where are they going to get the tenants/strata sales from?

I guess al-Waleed can twist the arm of the companies he owns or has a shareholding in like Savola to move their Jeddah offices to his new tower :shrug:

BTW I don't think the project is called kingdom city. The holding company that owns this project (which BTW al-Waleed only has a 40% stake in) is called Jeddah Economic company. I expect it will be branded "Jeddah Economic City".
he has 95% stalks in his own company, i'm not sure where u get your info from but that was completely wrong
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Old October 24th, 2010, 06:20 AM   #1386
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Kingdom Holding Company (KHC) has a 40% stake in Jeddah Economic Company. The latter is the owner of the project.

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Old October 24th, 2010, 07:01 AM   #1387
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Old October 24th, 2010, 05:35 PM   #1388
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Old October 24th, 2010, 08:54 PM   #1389
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It 's really great
hope it finish sooooooon!!
and I guess it's will be 1250 M
and 270 F !!
Any Idea guys ??
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Old October 24th, 2010, 08:58 PM   #1390
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there are over 6 towers under-construction that are taller than 200m and other super talls.. oldest one is:

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Jeddah Fountain, is the tallest water fountain in the world. Located in the coast of Jeddah, west coast of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The fountain jets water 312 metres (1,024 ft) above the Red Sea. It was donated to the city of Jeddah by King Fahd, hence its name. The fountain is visible throughout the entire vicinity of Jeddah. The water it ejects can reach a speed of 375 kilometres (233 mi) per hour with a weight exceeding 18 tons. It was constructed between 1980 and 1983 and began operating in 1985. The fountain uses saltwater taken from the Red Sea instead of freshwater. It uses over 500 spotlights to illuminate the fountain at night.

On Wednesday, 17th February 2010, Othar Lawrence (USA), Red Bull Air Force Sky Diving base-jumper (35 years), achieved a unique global record through a historic leap along King Fahad fountain on Red Sea Corniche, in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

On 27th March 2010, the fountain's lights were turned off in a support for Earth Hour 2010.

I love that fountain
it's really great
by addition for the towers on the seafront ! ( Farsi & Diar al bahr & Lamar & Headquarters business par & .............................) Towers
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Old October 24th, 2010, 09:30 PM   #1391
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It 's really great
hope it finish sooooooon!!
and I guess it's will be 1250 M
and 270 F !!
Any Idea guys ??
you hope it finishs soon? first it has to begin before it can finish
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Old October 24th, 2010, 09:33 PM   #1392
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you hope it finishs soon? first it has to begin before it can finish
Nice Joke
It's now preparing
and if you look at the translation of the newspaper
that it will be declared in 3 weeks Dear!!
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Old October 24th, 2010, 09:50 PM   #1393
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ups double post

edit: yeah i know i hope in 3 weeks it will be under construction and not the date changed, since we still need final design and i'm not sure if preparation is completed on the plot
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Old October 24th, 2010, 10:10 PM   #1394
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so we still don't know about the final height? We will know it in 3 weeks or no?
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Old October 24th, 2010, 10:25 PM   #1395
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so we still don't know about the final height? We will know it in 3 weeks or no?
probably they will keep it secret
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Old October 24th, 2010, 11:13 PM   #1396
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probably they will keep it secret
I hope the will...It's more interesting..
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Old October 25th, 2010, 12:48 AM   #1397
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Yeah, i don't think that we will know the final height for some time to come!
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Old October 25th, 2010, 12:14 PM   #1398
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Emaar Sign Agreement For 1000m Tower.


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Despite an economic slowdown in much of the world and falling oil prices design work has continued on the Smith and Gill penned Kingdom Tower in Jeddah.

The scheme will be the landmark building for a new urban quarter called Kingdom City that's being developed via a subsidiary of Kingdom Holding, Jeddah Al Eqtisadiah. The company has signed a development agreement with Emaar, the construction company that has built much of Dubai, to continue the development of the scheme and reunite the team that constructed the Burj Khalifa, formerly the Burj Dubai, in Dubai.



The intentions are to create what will be the tallest building in the world, although as of yet no one has much idea of just how tall it will be. Heights mentioned have gone all the way from 1,001 metres upwards.

One possible answer to these could be the same approach as taken to be Burj Khalifa that grew and grew in height as it was constructed with the public having an idea of how tall it would be precisely until the spire was finally erected.

This isn't the first time that the world's tallest building has been shrouded in mystery - the Chrysler Building was erected under similar circumstances with the developer mindful that if the height was publicized before completion someone else may have wanted to beat them to the title.

The vague plans that have so far surfaced, which are no doubt at an early stage, show a needle shaped building above it rising to a pinprick at 1001 metres.

Within the scheme could be something similar to the plan the architects previously did at Skidmore Owings and Merrill. That contained office space, a hotel, serviced apartments, and three groups of residential apartments plus penthouses up to 694.4 metres with a function room at the height of 781.5 metres.

Smith and Gill have long seen supertall buildings as more than just standard skyscrapers full of accommodation. Here the plans could include some clever power generation by harnessing the speeds at the top of the tower to provide it with power, something that would have dramatic results if you have 300 metres of space to install a vertical wind farm in.

At the same time, the height of the building guarantees that the air temperature at the top of it is significantly lower than at ground level, and this too can be exploited and recycled around the structure to reduce the need for air conditioning.

Of course, much of this is theoretical and subject to change as the project gets fleshed out but if Kingdom City does go ahead, the models have always shown the megatall building at its very heart that will finally push mankind above 1 kilometre.

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Old October 25th, 2010, 12:26 PM   #1399
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Great News ! thanks Buyckske
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I seriously hope that design would be something ultra modern, ecological, something that says "21st century"...
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