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Old May 19th, 2016, 09:19 PM   #15041
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I believe the sears tower was. Sears wanted to consolidate 350k workers in one location.
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It should be a mistake with this number. 350k pax is a figure way too high, even for a large block of a densely stuffed towers.
35K is probably a more likely number

Edit: 350K is the total number of employees of the Sears Corporation at the time. The building accommodates approximately 12,000 workers, and another 10-12K visitors each day.
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Old May 20th, 2016, 03:28 AM   #15042
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...Look, the Middle East has existence other than the rest of the world...let them do what they want...as long as they stay there and enjoy what only they can enjoy. This is not negative or racist or bad...it's just that the rest of the world is different and long may it stay that way...I think they will agree so this shouldn't be a problem. Go in peace my friends.
No. Since this tower is not being built in my country or city, I'm going to go on endlessly about it being built in the middle of no-where, by slave labor, and being an unnecessary giant trophy.

But once my country tries to build something like this, you won't hear a peep from me.
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Old May 20th, 2016, 07:29 AM   #15043
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Look at that sun shining off the concrete!
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Old May 20th, 2016, 12:55 PM   #15044
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Floor count anyone?
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Old May 20th, 2016, 01:07 PM   #15045
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No. Since this tower is not being built in my country or city, I'm going to go on endlessly about it being built in the middle of no-where, by slave labor, and being an unnecessary giant trophy.

But once my country tries to build something like this, you won't hear a peep from me.
We live in interesting times...just hope how we die has nothing to do with it ?
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Old May 20th, 2016, 04:06 PM   #15046
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I am having a feeling the construction cost will definitely double before the completion.
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Old May 20th, 2016, 06:23 PM   #15047
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I am having a feeling the construction cost will definitely double before the completion.
If build in germany, then for sure
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Old May 20th, 2016, 06:58 PM   #15048
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If build in germany, then for sure
i am no clairvoyant but i would bet everything i have that such a building never sies the light in my lifetime in Germany. Sad but true that here alone the permits would last longer as they build the whole tower...for everybody who wants to laugh should take a look a the EDDB, Berlin-Brandenburg International Airport a financial desaster...
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Old May 20th, 2016, 09:07 PM   #15049
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This building is awesome!!!
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Old May 21st, 2016, 04:03 AM   #15050
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i am no clairvoyant but i would bet everything i have that such a building never sies the light in my lifetime in Germany. Sad but true that here alone the permits would last longer as they build the whole tower...for everybody who wants to laugh should take a look a the EDDB, Berlin-Brandenburg International Airport a financial desaster...
Same in Belgium. Belgium is a lot denser populated too and yet everyone wants to buy their own land/house and can do that pretty cheap for such a dense country. flats and skyscraper and other shared buildings arent very popular and actually they should be, as there is lesser and lesser greenery to be found and land is getting very expensive. Problem is people don't like such buildings because they fear to lose privacy. Getting permits is also very hard and half of our soil is swampy, making it difficult and expensive to build such projects. Also: this small country has more than 5 very busy airports very close to each other, which makes a suitable location for such a project very rare.

For these reasons I regret not living in usa or ksa or other supertall skyscraper countries.
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Old May 21st, 2016, 05:35 AM   #15051
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I am having a feeling the construction cost will definitely double before the completion.
The BK was touted at 1.5 billion USD but I have a financial spreadsheet from long before completion showing 3.78 and I figure the final number at 5 billion.

This will surely end up at that same number or higher.

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Old May 21st, 2016, 09:56 AM   #15052
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Old May 21st, 2016, 03:14 PM   #15053
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Well.. another month is coming to an end and i predict 2 floors for this month aswell.
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Old May 22nd, 2016, 02:57 AM   #15054
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None of the Worlds Tallest Buildings that were built during the past 100 years were built because lack of space on the site.
um.... that is not correct. Midtown and Downtown Manhattan were very dense when their world tallest were built. Same with the loop in Chicago. I cant speak for Kuala Lumpar back in the 90s, but I know it was densely populated, I just dont know how vertical it was. Taipei is very dense. Dubai it kinda made due to the smaller state it is built in, that said you can see hundreds of unused acres there. I have no idea how Burj Kalifa is doing economically. I am not saying the worlds tallest were always the best investment they could have done, but they were at least economically sound plans.

Kingdom tower will be the 1st world's tallest to be built in the middle of nowhere. It just backwards economically. Typically towers rise high because because land values are high enough to make it cheaper to go up than out. Then after a while one developer goes all in and decided to splurge to gain some extra notoriety. That is not the case here at all.

Now in the past there has been one-upsmanship in the worlds tallest game, but it was not at the expense of building something economically viable.

Essentially they are betting that everyone will want to come to this spot in the middle of nowhere and spend money at the entire complex because the worlds tallest tower is there. They are also betting that no one will one up them before they can get their return on investment, because if they are passed up one year later they could be screwed. I mean people are not just going fly around the world to Jeddah, to see the "world's second tallest tower". It needs a good decade holding the title then it can survive.
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Old May 22nd, 2016, 03:32 AM   #15055
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Wow, i have heard of this plan before but always thought it was just a vision and it will stay a vision. But now it looks like this is actually a serious plan!
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Old May 22nd, 2016, 05:22 AM   #15056
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I'm starting to think fayzoon is a bot. He's just that predictable.
......... The revenue for this project will come from all the surrounding development. Jeddah Tower is literally a sales tool for the rest of Jeddah Economic City. Not how we do it in the US, but it sometimes works in other parts of the world.
Have you ever been to place like Charlotte, or the Phoenix area in Arizona? In both cases they have built huge projects just outside of the city where plenty of land can be had. Ballantyne and Sun City to south in Charlotte are two example, now the just announced a new project, near the airport.
In Phoenix, they built the stadium in the empty dirt out in the west, today it is all built and thriving. To the north Anthem was built in a pile of sand, but not before the built a pipeline over a mountain to bring in water, now it is home thousand of people.
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Old May 22nd, 2016, 02:39 PM   #15057
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Old May 23rd, 2016, 10:55 AM   #15058
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Wow, i have heard of this plan before but always thought it was just a vision and it will stay a vision. But now it looks like this is actually a serious plan!
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Old May 23rd, 2016, 02:29 PM   #15059
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Choi will then accompany Alwaleed on his trip to Beijing on Tuesday for discussions with Chinese leaders about the so-called Jeddah project, a massive construction scheme to build a gigantic city in Jeddah centered on Jeddah Tower, which will rise to 1,007 meters to become the tallest building in the world. Choi's companies, Suncore and KT Roll, which are listed on the Korea Exchange, will join the project as part of the Korea-China consortium.
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Old May 23rd, 2016, 02:42 PM   #15060
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When the towers around it gonna be built?
Looks like nobody believe in this project. Just compare to booming in Dubai 10 years ago.
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