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Old October 25th, 2010, 01:56 PM   #1401
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Alwaleed has good taste, and he has the best people designing the tower for Jeddah. i trust that its going to be "21st century" Hopefully
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Old October 25th, 2010, 02:29 PM   #1402
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I seriously hope that design would be something ultra modern, ecological, something that says "21st century"...
ala greenland plaza.

but i think they will stay to the round form that keeps getting thinner to the top like either a drop or a needle. but at the moment its not important how they built it but that they built it
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Old October 26th, 2010, 09:02 PM   #1403
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Hope this building will not like the Makkah stalinist one. Harbour Tower was a good example of islamic style with "21st century" style.
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Old October 27th, 2010, 03:55 AM   #1404
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It's in preparations now
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Old October 27th, 2010, 12:31 PM   #1405
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World Architecture News


'Mile-High Tower' in Jeddah to go ahead says official source



Plans are still in motion for the world's tallest man-made structure - the Kingdom Tower -an anonymous source told Gulf News yesterday. The UAE newspaper claims its unnamed official source said: "The Kingdom Tower in Jeddah is one of the many huge real estate projects Kingdom Holding plans to develop. Jeddah Al Eqtisadiah, a subsidiary of Kingdom Holding, has signed an agreement with the Emaar Group of the UAE to develop a city and the huge tower in Jeddah."

If the skyscraper was to be seen through to completion it would eclipse the Burj Khalifa as the world's tallest building at an incredible 1.6km high. Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture was entrusted with the design of the tower in March this year, with Smith drawing on his experience designing the Burj Khalifa in Dubai.

The Kingdom Tower is part of a massive project for Kingdom Holding Company (KHC), which intends to generate an extensive development on an area of over 23million sq m in northern Jeddah. Offering a mix of commercial, residential, retail and educational facilities, the project will also include a new infrastructure network including a bridge across Obhur Creek.

Reports suggested that the project was put on hold due to the global economic crisis, a claim that KHC was quick to refute. An estimated cost on the KHC website is placed in excess of SR55bn, however external reports have seen this figure rise to an estimated SR100bn.


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Old October 27th, 2010, 04:06 PM   #1406
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It's in preparations now
but we still dont have a final design. =/
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Old October 27th, 2010, 06:39 PM   #1407
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New roumers in Saudi says 1180 - 1280 meters+

1?80
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Old October 27th, 2010, 06:49 PM   #1408
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Old October 27th, 2010, 06:51 PM   #1409
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New roumers in Saudi says 1180 - 1280 meters+

1?80
that would be an awesome size i think
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Old October 27th, 2010, 06:54 PM   #1410
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Time is goin' too slow..
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Old October 27th, 2010, 07:05 PM   #1411
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Time is goin' too slow..
it will be slow when construction is in process, right now its pretty interesting to wait for final renders and project details and when completition is supposed to complete
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Old October 27th, 2010, 10:47 PM   #1412
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I have a bad feeling that they will cancle this project somewhy
yeah i have the same doubts and fears. i really hope they stick to the 3 week date and dont push it to a later date like twice and then cancel the whole thing. But i think very soon we will actually find out how this is going to end
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Old October 28th, 2010, 06:49 AM   #1413
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the designs are ready, its just that Al Waleed wants to announce it at the time he wants...


with in 2 weeks now
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Old October 28th, 2010, 12:35 PM   #1414
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I wonder how long it'll take to build this.
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Old October 28th, 2010, 12:45 PM   #1415
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I wonder how long it'll take to build this.
kingdom holding wants the tower finished in 70 months

and kingdom city within 120 months
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Old October 28th, 2010, 12:54 PM   #1416
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Greaaaat one!
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Old October 28th, 2010, 01:12 PM   #1417
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Would be great if they build it that fast

Also building a whole city in 10 years, that sounds pretty optimistic to me!
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Old October 28th, 2010, 01:20 PM   #1418
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Would be great if they build it that fast

Also building a whole city in 10 years, that sounds pretty optimistic to me!
I'm Sure My Friend It's will Be Very Fast
You KNow Why ??
I will answer

It's For the saudi Billionare ( prince alwaleed bin talal )
He Can Move Every Thing easily by his great fortune !!
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Old October 28th, 2010, 01:30 PM   #1419
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Lets hope so!
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Old October 28th, 2010, 06:13 PM   #1420
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kingdom holding wants the tower finished in 70 months

and kingdom city within 120 months
so let's say they start this November, then it will be finished September 2016
that means Burj Khalifa will hold its title for at least 6 years

edit: cause im stupid
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