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Old November 9th, 2010, 12:51 AM   #1461
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Yes, it is within that area
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Old November 9th, 2010, 05:46 AM   #1462
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So this is AS+GG's design? Maybe still changed, but this one is the one they released i believe
Hi Killer.

That is the SOM vision - not specifically for any project. I bet it was done by AS when he was with them but I'm not sure of that.

I would be happy if this was the design for the Kingdom Tower - I like it.
But since AS / GG won it won't be that design. I would think Altin's birdie has some inside info.

Hopefully they just release it already ...
Also hopefully the piling revision won't take too long.


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Old November 9th, 2010, 11:30 AM   #1463
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I hope the birdie has some inside information and this project really gets its go this week. But i still dont know because we get like no more new information at all. they really keep the whole thing secret.
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Old November 9th, 2010, 11:53 AM   #1464
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Wow i just realized that this is tower is actually twice as high as Burj Dubai
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Old November 9th, 2010, 12:24 PM   #1465
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I think this tower will be "the last one"...I doubt we will see anything taller soon...1 km mark will be passed (I think that was most of the motivation..World tallest building and above 1 km), there will be years and years needed to project and build anything taller...
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Old November 9th, 2010, 05:04 PM   #1466
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Maybe, but I think that before 2050 there will be a building more than a mile high. The desire to build higher will always exist, and I think people will always try to beat the record. There is no height limit. If there is enogh money, and enough ego (which there always is )anything can be built.
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Old November 9th, 2010, 05:12 PM   #1467
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I think this tower will be "the last one"...I doubt we will see anything taller soon...1 km mark will be passed (I think that was most of the motivation..World tallest building and above 1 km), there will be years and years needed to project and build anything taller...
with the current development i wouldn't be too sure about it. You see the current development in China and world wide the number of skyscrapers increases more and more.
for supertalls the current world count looks like this as an example:
2006:31
2007:35
2008:38
2009:42
2010:54
2011:73
2012:94
(skyscraperpage data)
it will be only a matter of time untill a building even higher than Jeddah is build and especially after it is build in 2016 or even later there will most likely be similar big projects thought off.
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Old November 9th, 2010, 05:25 PM   #1468
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Bahrain's (Murjan Tower 1) : 1022 Meters (200 floors)
Kuwait's (Burj Mubarak) : 1001 Meters
Dubai's (Nakheel Tower : Al-Burj) : -1400 Meters
Jeddah's (Kingdom Tower : Burj Al-Mamlakah) : 1?80 Meters , (Mile High Tower) : 1600 Meters [same project]

thats the current available 3000ft+ proposals, & they all have the money for it
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Old November 9th, 2010, 05:44 PM   #1469
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Bahrain's (Murjan Tower 1) : 1022 Meters (200 floors)
Kuwait's (Burj Mubarak) : 1001 Meters
Dubai's (Nakheel Tower : Al-Burj) : -1400 Meters
Jeddah's (Kingdom Tower : Burj Al-Mamlakah) : 1?80 Meters , (Mile High Tower) : 1600 Meters [same project]

thats the current available 3000ft+ proposals, & they all have the money for it
for the money, i would say it looks dark for nakheel for the next few years. the other two projects are proposed to be a long term construction for more than 10 years i think. i think one of them was even planned to be build for 20 years if im not mistaken. I think the next over 1000km building might be even in China ater Jeddah of course.
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Old November 9th, 2010, 05:57 PM   #1470
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I think that we need new materials to build higher than 1 mile (I'm not an expert but steel and concrete are just too heavy in my view).
I see future construction industry using carbon nanotubes(graphen) and materials like titanium dioxide nanoparticles.
Something like space elevator can't be build just using steel and concrete.
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Old November 9th, 2010, 06:05 PM   #1471
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Your Birdy I s surely wrong !!! hhhhhhhhh

because the prince alwaleed bin talal his ambition is tooo greeaaat !!! more than you imagine!!
sothat I think the height is : 1300 M & 300 F

any idea ??
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Old November 9th, 2010, 06:07 PM   #1472
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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
You're right
they will keep it secretly !!
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Old November 9th, 2010, 06:08 PM   #1473
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Any News Guys ????
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Old November 9th, 2010, 06:25 PM   #1474
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Any News Guys ????
You are really impatient man.
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Old November 9th, 2010, 06:32 PM   #1475
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I agree there will always be desire to build higher...But then, we need new materials, new technology to build that high...I wonder if we'll see the project where an engineers will say "not possible"...
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Old November 9th, 2010, 07:20 PM   #1476
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Do planes take off/land at King Abdul Aziz airport from the south, north, or both? From the north the flight paths seem very close. KT looks to be about 5.5 km NW of the airport, but only about 2 km west of the flightpath.
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Old November 9th, 2010, 07:45 PM   #1477
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great!,It make me surprised!
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Old November 10th, 2010, 03:45 AM   #1478
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They will be building a new airport (most pilgrims come though this one) it should be a little more to the north
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Old November 10th, 2010, 03:56 AM   #1479
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On hold ?

http://www.zawya.com/projects/projec...60208080028?cc
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Old November 10th, 2010, 04:06 AM   #1480
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I think that we need new materials to build higher than 1 mile (I'm not an expert but steel and concrete are just too heavy in my view).
I see future construction industry using carbon nanotubes(graphen) and materials like titanium dioxide nanoparticles.
Something like space elevator can't be build just using steel and concrete.
But carbon nanotubes don't work wit compression but high resistance to traction. Therefore it's useless in this kind of self-supporting megastructures. Basically carbon nanotube is a cutting edge carbon fiber.
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