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Old August 15th, 2016, 04:17 AM   #15561
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The building looks pretty cool but looks a bit crap without a proper skyline. I'm sure that will come in time but it's quite underwhelming in those pictures. I also think the lack of a skyline in those pictures removes the perspective of how much bigger it is than other skyscrapers and supertalls, which gives the illusion of it not being as tall as it really is.


Would prefer to see this in shanghai or something but we'll see how it goes a few years from now
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Old August 15th, 2016, 07:39 AM   #15562
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When was the last goddamn jump?
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Old August 15th, 2016, 12:33 PM   #15563
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Not sure, but definitely more than 2 weeks ago.
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Old August 15th, 2016, 04:23 PM   #15564
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Wow. Amazing
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Old August 15th, 2016, 11:36 PM   #15565
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When was the last goddamn jump?

Seems like, in... 1984?



(This was from the video for van Halen's JUMP song)
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Old August 16th, 2016, 08:34 AM   #15566
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17 Jul
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Old August 16th, 2016, 09:43 AM   #15567
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The cranes never stopped moving, I'm really wondering why they are moving!
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Old August 16th, 2016, 11:54 AM   #15568
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Cranes are moving with freely the wind if they're not operating.
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Old August 16th, 2016, 03:17 PM   #15569
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in the middle of nowhere...
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El edificio se alzaba, alto y brillante, con sus 125 plantas, desde el suelo hasta el mástil de la radio y televisión que se clava agudo en el cielo. En comparación con las masas gemelas del cercano centro de comercio, el edificio parecía delgado, casi delicado, pero con ocho sótanos bajo la calle, sus raíces estaban profundamente clavadas en el suelo rocoso de la isla; y su núcleo y esqueleto externo, cuidadosamente diseñados, tenían la fuerza del acero de muelles laminado....


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Old August 16th, 2016, 07:32 PM   #15570
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7 p.m. local time, Tuesday. It looks like the cranes were in use today, not just swaying in the breeze:


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Old August 16th, 2016, 09:20 PM   #15571
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People in this post makes me wish I was a crane.

Chill people!
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Old August 17th, 2016, 10:12 AM   #15572
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My photoshop tallest skyscraper, buildings in the history of ever offers.





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Old August 17th, 2016, 12:12 PM   #15573
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A good read only for those who are interested,

The Soft Pinch of Austerity in Saudi Arabia Could Backfire

The impact could have been worse. “The Saudis have avoided a crisis so far because of large reserves,” Riedel said.

The kingdom burned through about $175 billion of the central bank’s foreign assets since they peaked at $737 billion in August 2014 as the government sought to finance a budget deficit that reached 16 percent of economic output.

It was the sheer pace at which reserves were disappearing that made action so urgent, according to Prince Mohammed and his team.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articl...for-its-prince

Basically to make a long story short what good is it to sell five percent of Aramco in an IPO to raise 100 billion USD if that's what the country's economy is burning every year to stay afloat?

Now what we need to watch is for construction to resume. If they said funds were raised to see this project through to the end then much needed funds should start trickling in.
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Old August 17th, 2016, 03:59 PM   #15574
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Awesome project !
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Old August 17th, 2016, 06:54 PM   #15575
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A good read only for those who are interested,



The Soft Pinch of Austerity in Saudi Arabia Could Backfire



The impact could have been worse. “The Saudis have avoided a crisis so far because of large reserves,” Riedel said.



The kingdom burned through about $175 billion of the central bank’s foreign assets since they peaked at $737 billion in August 2014 as the government sought to finance a budget deficit that reached 16 percent of economic output.



It was the sheer pace at which reserves were disappearing that made action so urgent, according to Prince Mohammed and his team.



http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articl...for-its-prince



Basically to make a long story short what good is it to sell five percent of Aramco in an IPO to raise 100 billion USD if that's what the country's economy is burning every year to stay afloat?



Now what we need to watch is for construction to resume. If they said funds were raised to see this project through to the end then much needed funds should start trickling in.

Again, this project is not funded by the government. It's funded by three private companies.
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Old August 17th, 2016, 08:16 PM   #15576
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Floor 44 !!!.. ....Are you sure ?? people are very optimist.
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Old August 17th, 2016, 09:28 PM   #15577
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So where is this tower, anyway? It looks like it's in the middle of the desert.
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Old August 17th, 2016, 10:34 PM   #15578
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So where is this tower, anyway? It looks like it's in the middle of the desert.

Well it depends on how you see it.
The whole City of Dubai was, not a long time ago, in the middle of the desert.

This tower is located on a huge land north of Jeddah City on the coast of the Red Sea and it's the location where most future development and expansion of the city is happening.
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Old August 17th, 2016, 10:37 PM   #15579
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stop comparing it to Dubai!!! It doesn't work! IT IS NOT THE SAME! Dubai is one thing, Jeddah is something esle .. go back 1 or 2 pages and read instead of saying such things that will trigger boring repetitive discussions!

The financing of this tower is in place but the prince who is behind it can't build it with his own hands, contractors, engineers & architects are involved and if economy is severely impaired, it will no doubt affect the speed of construction. the good thing is till now there is no sign of total on hold status. We'll see how things go, oil prices are going up lately so that's a positive sign.
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Old August 17th, 2016, 10:40 PM   #15580
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So where is this tower, anyway? It looks like it's in the middle of the desert.
Not quite the middle of the desert, but definitely away from the city center.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Ki...7!4d39.0828764
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