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Old November 17th, 2010, 12:13 PM   #1541
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love the height, the proposed design not so much... i'll take shanghai tower any day
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Old November 17th, 2010, 03:32 PM   #1542
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and still no real news on start of construction it makes me afraid this project will again delay for a long time
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Old November 21st, 2010, 09:38 PM   #1543
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Besix: we expect Binladin to win Kingdom Tower

Besix: we expect Binladin to win Kingdom Tower


The Belgian contractor in the running for the world’s tallest tower contract has said it expects its Saudi-based competitor to win the deal.


Dubai-based firm Besix in partnership with El Seif Engineering & Contracting, is up against the Saudi Binladin Group for the 1-km high ‘Kingdom Tower’ in Jeddah, and is hoping to hear back from the decision-makers soon.

The contractors, which are both renowned for their flagship projects, were actually meant to find out which firm had been awarded the contract in September, but as yet as still waiting.

Speaking about the firm’s geographical expansion plans, Philippe Dessoy, general manager of subsidiary firm Six Construct, told Construction Week: “For more than a year we have been looking at Saudi Arabia.

"We put a tender together for the Kingdom Tower, and we’re on the shortlist with Binladin, but I expect the job to go to Binladin.”

That said, the GM of the Burj Khalifa builder, and firm responsible for Abu Dhabi’s recently-completed Sheikh Zayed Bridge, did add that he hoped to win a contract in Saudi by the middle of next year.

“We hope to win a project in Saudi as soon as possible, but we don’t expect anything for another few months. We hope to have a project before summer next year.”

With more than 200 floors, Kingdom Tower will stand higher than the Burj Khalifa, which is currently the world's tallest man-made structure at 828m.

Last year, developer Emaar, also responsible for the Burj Khalifa, was selected by Kingdom Holdings Company (KHC) to supervise construction of the tower and surrounding city development, estimated to cost a massive US$40 billion to build.

In September, the two contractors competing for the project had to revise their prices due to changes to the design.

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Old November 21st, 2010, 09:44 PM   #1544
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the design is nice. I have a feeling that this tower will be pleasant to the eyes at night. I mean, it will look like a beam of light puncturing the sky. How cool is that?
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Old November 22nd, 2010, 02:33 AM   #1545
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...one cousin knocks down skyscrapers, the other one is building them (referring to the Binladin Group, once called Bin Laden Group). Change is good for family business !
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Old November 22nd, 2010, 05:50 AM   #1546
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Well if that's not irony, I don't know what is.
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Old November 22nd, 2010, 11:34 AM   #1547
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200 floors, huh?
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Old November 22nd, 2010, 08:31 PM   #1548
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so it seems to take some more time before it starts
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Old November 22nd, 2010, 08:56 PM   #1549
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When will this building be approved already?!?! It's starting to confuse me lol
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Old November 22nd, 2010, 09:14 PM   #1550
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insider source says the project will be launched any day now

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Old November 22nd, 2010, 10:11 PM   #1551
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lets hope the best . I really can't wait
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Old November 23rd, 2010, 12:41 AM   #1552
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i hope they built a 1600 meters high skyscraper.Dubai had some plans of 2 km +
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Old November 23rd, 2010, 02:16 AM   #1553
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Dubai didn't have plans of a 2 km skyscraper
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Old November 23rd, 2010, 11:52 AM   #1554
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i hope they built a 1600 meters high skyscraper.Dubai had some plans of 2 km +
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Dubai didn't have plans of a 2 km skyscraper
I know what Dubai had... Just a big vision to place whole city in one tower...

But hey..You never know what the future brings..
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Old November 23rd, 2010, 02:28 PM   #1555
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i'm talking about the past, but who knows, if Dubai wants to break the record 2km is too short
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Old November 23rd, 2010, 02:53 PM   #1556
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That is what he's talking about: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1193257 - not working link
[EDIT] I can't find this topic now but here is what wikipedia says about it: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dubai_City_Tower

But it won't be built anytime soon. When we are able to build something that tall, we'll probably have better projects.
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Old November 23rd, 2010, 03:29 PM   #1557
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cool...
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Old November 23rd, 2010, 03:34 PM   #1558
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Thats MENTAL!!!
Im surprised the tectonic palte its on wouldn't start to sink
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Old November 24th, 2010, 06:27 AM   #1559
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i'm talking about the past, but who knows, if Dubai wants to break the record 2km is too short
Dubai will strike back once immediately after Kingdom Tower is built. Dubai must always have the tallest tower in the world, and especially the tallest in the ME. So Kingdom Tower will be surpassed one-two years after construction by a mega tower. 2km is all that's needed.
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Old November 24th, 2010, 07:04 AM   #1560
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i believe that dubai will retake the tallest at some point in time, but definitely not 1-2 years after this is completed.
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