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Old November 10th, 2010, 04:07 AM   #1481
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Assuming that's accurate which it certainly should be it appears so! Certainly an interesting development.
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Old November 10th, 2010, 12:08 PM   #1482
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Put on hold because there are problems with the initial pile design, which failed during the latest testing? Problems that might lead to the redesing of the piles?
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Old November 10th, 2010, 12:39 PM   #1483
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this site wasn't updated, and like us, they don't know
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Old November 10th, 2010, 03:13 PM   #1484
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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.
I 'm thinking about strengthening the concrete and other materials by carbon nanotubes, arranged in properly way.
I don't know how but I assume that when they're properly arranged they can be as well resistant to compression and traction.
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Old November 10th, 2010, 03:36 PM   #1485
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Carbon fiber was already used to strengthen the lower part of the Burj Khalifa structure.
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Old November 10th, 2010, 04:25 PM   #1486
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Carbon fiber was already used to strengthen the lower part of the Burj Khalifa structure.
Was it used in the concrete as reinforcement or was it used to encase the concrete?
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Old November 10th, 2010, 04:37 PM   #1487
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i really hope those on hold rumors won't be confirmed though. i guess we will see very soon
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Old November 10th, 2010, 07:35 PM   #1488
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i really hope those on hold rumors won't be confirmed though. i guess we will see very soon
Damn...I think we're gonna have to wait a bit more...
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Old November 10th, 2010, 08:20 PM   #1489
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there are no roamers, that website posts what it finds int he news, the last thing on the news about this tower is what al waled announced. one week left to know for sure.
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Old November 10th, 2010, 10:42 PM   #1490
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Was it used in the concrete as reinforcement or was it used to encase the concrete?
The former, it was done halfway through the construction.
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Old November 13th, 2010, 10:31 AM   #1491
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an old animation , from the Saudi forum :

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Hey guys I am not sure if you already have seen this video before. However, I think it's worth to share it here.

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Old November 13th, 2010, 11:37 AM   #1492
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an old animation , from the Saudi forum :
Great Video !!!! Hope it be soon !!

we must wait

it's worth waiting !!!thanks JH1
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Old November 14th, 2010, 07:49 AM   #1493
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Hi all.

OK - not sure what this design from AS is for but the guy who took these pics had some vids of "Kingdom City" site from a year ago as well. (nothing to see - no activity at all - and no mention of any relation to the pics)

These are from May of this year. Altin did say it was a 3 lobed design that was chosen ...

Could it be the KT design ?

Draw your own conclusion ...

Picasa - Hisham Fouad









I could certainly live with this if it turns out to be the KT design.
Discussion ... thoughts ...?


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Old November 14th, 2010, 07:53 AM   #1494
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It does match the description that has been given and it looks great Lets hope it is!!
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Old November 14th, 2010, 08:50 AM   #1495
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Isn't he Adrian Smith (Adrian Smith & Gordon Gill)??


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Old November 14th, 2010, 09:00 AM   #1496
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IT DOES MATCH !!! :O

Edit: { both building and guy } :p
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Old November 14th, 2010, 09:05 AM   #1497
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OK, so now we know it's a 3-lobed building design with Adrian Smith holding it in the last picture (He likes that black shirt).
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Old November 14th, 2010, 10:21 AM   #1498
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I like the last design.
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Old November 14th, 2010, 10:35 AM   #1499
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Hi all.

OK - not sure what this design from AS is for but the guy who took these pics had some vids of "Kingdom City" site from a year ago as well. (nothing to see - no activity at all - and no mention of any relation to the pics)

These are from May of this year. Altin did say it was a 3 lobed design that was chosen ...

Could it be the KT design ?

Draw your own conclusion ...

Picasa - Hisham Fouad









I could certainly live with this if it turns out to be the KT design.
Discussion ... thoughts ...?


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i wonder what the cladding will look like
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Old November 14th, 2010, 11:03 AM   #1500
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To me too it matches the desription I heard, also the extended legs on the ground/lower levels.
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