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Old July 17th, 2016, 09:41 PM   #15341
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The same way there are a few savants who can hear a difference between 320kbps mp3 and flac, ten times as many phoneys who claim to, but even combined they are an exception to a general rule. There are outstanding abilities in every human being (though most don't know what their own are), but on average the general rules really do apply to the vast majority.

Studying perception is part of studying psychology, and the "these two towers are going to look similar to the naked eye without reference"-point j-biz brought up was a fascinating example of that.

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Oh, I see: it looks tall to you, huh?
Basic structure = cuboid vs cylindrical vs pyramidal vs (in this case) three-winged.

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Old July 17th, 2016, 09:44 PM   #15342
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Yapp, this guy has a bit of a problem to understand a plain unsugared talk. I hope he's just a kid, and not a meth junkie. It's a pity he litters here too often though, but I learned to take it easy, because this thread consists of 99% thin air. Maybe it should be renamed to "Gasbags corner"... Take it easey, fellaz. Cheers
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+ How come a kid can write in English very well as a 2nd language

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Old July 17th, 2016, 10:36 PM   #15343
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Well, that's exactly the thing: from an adult's POV, you students always play - just like kitten
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Old July 17th, 2016, 11:46 PM   #15344
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This is one of the tricks used in civil architecture to create impressions.
What?!
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Old July 17th, 2016, 11:56 PM   #15345
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Well, that's exactly the thing: from an adult's POV, you students always play - just like kitten
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Old July 18th, 2016, 06:52 AM   #15346
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All I see is bickering and arguing wheres the picture updates?
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Old July 18th, 2016, 08:54 AM   #15347
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Old July 18th, 2016, 10:17 AM   #15348
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Look at my signature (KFUPM). The #1 university in the middle east that I will graduate from soon
In what specialism will you graduate?

(I myself graduated from Delft University in 1987 on Mechanical Engineering - Transportation Technology. Since then, Civil Engineering became my second specialism (mainly by 'training on the job').

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Old July 18th, 2016, 01:49 PM   #15349
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In what specialism will you graduate?

(I myself graduated from Delft University in 1987 on Mechanical Engineering - Transportation Technology. Since then, Civil Engineering became my second specialism (mainly by 'training on the job').

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Old July 18th, 2016, 01:53 PM   #15350
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By the way, I think it is too silly and too early to compare JT to other towers MUCH before it is finished, let it be finished then start comparing
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Old July 18th, 2016, 02:32 PM   #15351
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Right! Who knows, maybe at the end it will be a fuchsia cylinder, or a wooden globe
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Old July 18th, 2016, 06:00 PM   #15352
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I'm losing interest in this project because lack of adjacent projects being built around it. There is no sense of scale or context
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Old July 18th, 2016, 10:38 PM   #15353
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I'm losing interest in this project because lack of adjacent projects being built around it. There is no sense of scale or context
Too early to build anything near it.
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Old July 18th, 2016, 10:41 PM   #15354
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I'm losing interest in this project because lack of adjacent projects being built around it. There is no sense of scale or context
Very true, is there anything else launched in the vicinity? I remember BK had tons of towers and other projects going on at the same time it was rising
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Old July 19th, 2016, 08:06 AM   #15355
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Love how far this has come.
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Old July 19th, 2016, 09:19 AM   #15356
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I'm losing interest in this project because lack of adjacent projects being built around it. There is no sense of scale or context
Look at that pic above you see that bus? That's about 9 Meters long right so compare that to jeddah tower lol on a serious note there's construction going on all through that picture adjacent to the tower
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Old July 19th, 2016, 06:53 PM   #15357
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Old July 19th, 2016, 07:58 PM   #15358
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^ I know this a controversial and touchy subject but if you want to talk about "slavery" used in the middle-east to construct buildings look no further than America pre 1950's. Construction workers in America were worked tirelessly and endlessly for very low wages on projects from the Empire State Building to the Hoover Dam. Infact over 100 workers died on the Hoover Dam project, nothing even close to this brutal and unjust is happening in the Middle East.
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Old July 19th, 2016, 09:10 PM   #15359
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^ I know this a controversial and touchy subject but if you want to talk about "slavery" used in the middle-east to construct buildings look no further than America pre 1950's. Construction workers in America were worked tirelessly and endlessly for very low wages on projects from the Empire State Building to the Hoover Dam. Infact over 100 workers died on the Hoover Dam project, nothing even close to this brutal and unjust is happening in the Middle East.
Yeah look no further than the 1950's the Middle-East construction industry isn't.
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Old July 20th, 2016, 01:59 AM   #15360
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^ I know this a controversial and touchy subject but if you want to talk about "slavery" used in the middle-east to construct buildings look no further than America pre 1950's. Construction workers in America were worked tirelessly and endlessly for very low wages on projects from the Empire State Building to the Hoover Dam. Infact over 100 workers died on the Hoover Dam project, nothing even close to this brutal and unjust is happening in the Middle East.
You're saying the Middle East lags over half a century behind the Western World? Your words.
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