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Old November 7th, 2010, 01:10 AM   #1441
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And we all know how that went.
Because of crisis, we all know that. We probably will have to wait long time before anything over 400m will be proposed again for Duba
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Old November 7th, 2010, 01:14 AM   #1442
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A birdy told me that the tower will have 154 floors and a main structure height of 614 meters, followed by a spire section.

The design is heavily influenced by BK with a central cone-shapped section and three wings that tappers with the height. The other considered design by SOM was also similar. The tower is referred internally as the 1 km tower, however the birdy couldn't see the top height.

As per design the piles should go up to a depth of 40 - 50 meters, however the results of the site tests were negative.
Hi Altin.

OOOH - your a wealth of great info ...

So they haven't picked a design yet. This doesn't bode well for the rumoured construction start this week.

Soil tests negative. I'm presuming you mean 40 to 50 meter (skin friction I presume) piles will need to be longer. Another strike against construction starting right away.

Hopefully I'm not correct.


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Old November 7th, 2010, 01:19 AM   #1443
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No, the design from AS&GG was chosen, but it happened some weeks back and that of SOM was the other contender.

As for the piles, yes ... that's what birdy heard apparently.
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Old November 7th, 2010, 01:56 AM   #1444
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No, the design from AS&GG was chosen, but it happened some weeks back and that of SOM was the other contender.

As for the piles, yes ... that's what birdy heard apparently.
what exactly was the as&gg design?
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Old November 7th, 2010, 03:17 AM   #1445
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True, but I can't believe it will have less floors than BK... That's kinda FAIL...But if design surprise us, and I think it will, that wont be that bad then..
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Old November 7th, 2010, 06:52 AM   #1446
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No, the design from AS&GG was chosen, but it happened some weeks back and that of SOM was the other contender.

As for the piles, yes ... that's what birdy heard apparently.
By any chance does this Birdie know the function of the tower ? Or If the "spire section" will be partially enclosed like the Burj ? Or more Importantly, Will it still take the Title ?
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Old November 7th, 2010, 08:30 AM   #1447
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spire section

will have things like turbines solar cells (something like that) - power

my birdy goes higher =p
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Old November 7th, 2010, 08:35 AM   #1448
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My birdy is telling me we should wait
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Old November 7th, 2010, 10:08 AM   #1449
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By any chance does this Birdie know the function of the tower ? Or If the "spire section" will be partially enclosed like the Burj ? Or more Importantly, Will it still take the Title ?
1. Irrelevant
2. Believed so
3. If you mean taller then BK: Of course
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Old November 7th, 2010, 02:35 PM   #1450
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3. If you mean taller then BK: Of course
i think he meant it because of the spire and like you said the spire and all designs we had from this tower were an official part of the structure and therefor the tip will measure the official height. i really hope the 70 month range is true though, it would be epic to have a tower taller then burj khalifa by 2016 already
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Old November 7th, 2010, 08:32 PM   #1451
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I hope this will be a true mile high tower
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Old November 7th, 2010, 09:45 PM   #1452
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I hope this will be a true mile high tower
would be awesome, but it's only a dream, it most likely will not happen for this project
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Old November 7th, 2010, 11:48 PM   #1453
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I hope this will be a true mile high tower
mile high probably not, kilometer high hopefully.
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Old November 8th, 2010, 04:04 AM   #1454
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Hi all.

Still nothing about this project on AS and GG's site. To be expected I guess.

I liked the SOM vision design and have a sneaking suspicion it's an AS design. Being SOM never got it and AS/GG did I'm sure it will be spectacular.

Hope we get to see it soon ... and some creditable height numbers too ...


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Old November 8th, 2010, 10:18 AM   #1455
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Translated by GulfArabia (page 67 of this thread):
'The announcement of the official launch in building real estate project that includes a skyscraper highest in the world will be in 3 weeks, did not give more details about the subject, which noted that this will be announced at a press conference soon.'
I'm still hoping it will be annouced this week.
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Old November 8th, 2010, 02:39 PM   #1456
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So this is AS+GG's design? Maybe still changed, but this one is the one they released i believe
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Old November 8th, 2010, 02:46 PM   #1457
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I think that's SOM's design...But I would love to see this one built...
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Old November 8th, 2010, 03:07 PM   #1458
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the render is't the one for jeddah. and its really UGLY

Hight is = 1?80 and just like Burj Khalifa, they will keep it a secrete, al we know it ts +1km
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Old November 8th, 2010, 11:21 PM   #1459
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Can someone confirm this is the future location of KT? Right about where the words "Saudi Arabia" are. I just want to be certain. Thanks!


"The Jeddah land site is located in the city's northern area, on northern side of the Obhur Creek and the Red Sea, an area known for its natural beauty and beach facilities. It comprises more than 2 million square metres. It is approximately 20 minutes driving distance from the city centre of Jeddah and 5 minutes north west of the King Abdul Aziz airport. The site consists of relatively level open land which is presently undeveloped. The immediately surrounding area is developed with private residences and club facilities on the waterfront which borders the site on the west and south. The project has acquired adjacent sites to provide access to Obhur creek and the Red Sea." From Kingdom Holding Company's website.


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Old November 8th, 2010, 11:56 PM   #1460
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Yes, it is within that area

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