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Old September 12th, 2016, 10:15 PM   #15721
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Old September 13th, 2016, 01:10 AM   #15722
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Change title on hold?
Nope, it's Eid Al Adha this week. Wait til October to get the clearer situation with the developer's current problems
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Old September 13th, 2016, 01:53 PM   #15723
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Ok guys I was given some more power to moderate this section so please make my job easier! Any post that is not related to this tower will be immediately DELETED.
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Old September 13th, 2016, 07:18 PM   #15724
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Work has started on Dubai Creek Harbour and once again the first money-making buildings are already being built before the signature tower is even started, just how it was with Downtown Burj Dubai. So once again I don't understand why there is no work being done on any other building in Kingdom City. Kingdom Holdings will surely know that Jeddah Tower itself won't make any profit, so why is there nothing around it rising yet? Is there any officially released timetable for the whole Kingdom City development?

(If this is considered off-topic - there is no specific Kingdom City thread, so I figure it belongs here - I won't complain if it's deleted.)
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Old September 13th, 2016, 11:35 PM   #15725
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I believe, Droneriot, that JEDEC said they need Jeddah Tower to be around 40 floors first to finalize the soil stabilization impact from the tower itself, then the surrounding development can commence. Not sure what proportion of the weight that floors 40 and below carry but those are the largest so it'd make sense for it to settle first.

As to if it's really required, well, I'm no geotechnical engineer but if that's what was proposed for the plan by civil experts then we'll just have to wait and see.

Comparatively The Tower in Dubai probably won't have anywhere near as much total weight as JT so they could start "lowrise" / surrounding construction and infrastructure more readily.
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Old September 13th, 2016, 11:53 PM   #15726
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I believe, Droneriot, that JEDEC said they need Jeddah Tower to be around 40 floors first to finalize the soil stabilization...
JEDEC is an electronics standardization committee.
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Old September 14th, 2016, 01:53 AM   #15727
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Old September 14th, 2016, 03:42 AM   #15728
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I always had doubts about this project... Was a great design tho!
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Old September 14th, 2016, 04:44 AM   #15729
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The tower shud advance rapidly az it gits higher due the fact its floor area is smaller on the way up , its spear dicing also makes it more resistant towards its waght.
Your post gave me cancer.


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Old September 14th, 2016, 09:49 AM   #15730
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Lights on that's a good sign right?
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Old September 14th, 2016, 02:22 PM   #15731
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Old September 14th, 2016, 04:09 PM   #15732
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Old September 15th, 2016, 05:03 AM   #15733
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JEDEC is an electronics standardization committee.
Sorry meant Jeddah Economic Development Company which I think has a different abbreviation. Then again maybe just have computer parts on the mind because yeah JEDEC specifies RAM speed timing standards and such. My mistake
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Old September 15th, 2016, 08:37 AM   #15734
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Work has started on Dubai Creek Harbour and once again the first money-making buildings are already being built before the signature tower is even started, just how it was with Downtown Burj Dubai. So once again I don't understand why there is no work being done on any other building in Kingdom City. Kingdom Holdings will surely know that Jeddah Tower itself won't make any profit, so why is there nothing around it rising yet? Is there any officially released timetable for the whole Kingdom City development?

(If this is considered off-topic - there is no specific Kingdom City thread, so I figure it belongs here - I won't complain if it's deleted.)
They haven't got the approval from the local authorities for the masterplan as yet. Hence they can't commence work on anything else.

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Old September 15th, 2016, 05:50 PM   #15735
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This is probably why there is no work in jeddah tower

http://akhbaar24.argaam.com/article/...مس

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Old September 15th, 2016, 06:10 PM   #15736
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...there is no specific Kingdom City thread, so I figure it belongs here...
There is, already: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...hp?p=135389547

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They haven't got the approval from the local authorities for the masterplan as yet. Hence they can't commence work on anything else.
AFAIK, no workable and detailed urban design has been proposed yet. There were some JT mock-ups surrounded by placeholders on numerous displays, but there's no single picture or a valid and genuine plan available for public access.
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Old September 16th, 2016, 03:13 AM   #15737
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In my opinion, this project needs a consistent cash flow as its being built, like revenue from other projects in the development. This can't work the way it is, people won't but into a tower without any amenities nearby. The reason burj Khalifa worked was because there was a mall, old town, residential towers, business park, a main attraction (fountain), roads, and let's not forget an existing scenario. The post below me said that there is no approved design for the district yet. If true then this has very little chance of completion. Time will tell but the planning behind this doesn't fell refined
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Old September 16th, 2016, 06:21 AM   #15738
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In my opinion, this project needs a consistent cash flow as its being built, like revenue from other projects in the development. This can't work the way it is, people won't but into a tower without any amenities nearby. The reason burj Khalifa worked was because there was a mall, old town, residential towers, business park, a main attraction (fountain), roads, and let's not forget an existing scenario. The post below me said that there is no approved design for the district yet. If true then this has very little chance of completion. Time will tell but the planning behind this doesn't fell refined
without any amenities nearby!

What in hell are you talking about??

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Old September 16th, 2016, 09:10 AM   #15739
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Looks like the site is being engulfed in a sandstorm in the photo above
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Old September 16th, 2016, 09:38 AM   #15740
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without any amenities nearby!
What in hell are you talking about??
More and more people are getting impatient about KT.
I still have confidence that it will be completed as planned.
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