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Old December 3rd, 2010, 11:42 PM   #1601
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Don't you know that Saudis are to lazy to take pictures? Most of their projects gets one, two at the most, updates per year. Maybe abral al bait is one exception..
lazy ???? Abraj al - bait ??

First : YOu MUst REspect the laws of Skyscrapercity
second : WE Have lot's of projects faster than abraj albait and have more updates !!

before you talking chech them up !!!!

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Old December 4th, 2010, 04:33 AM   #1602
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I believe they have ditial cameras in Jeddah. they just don't bother going out of their air conditioned cars to take pictures for some hobbysts
i dont believe you have ever posted a pic yourself? there are plenty of pics on the Saudi forums

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Old December 4th, 2010, 04:40 AM   #1603
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Don't you know that Saudis are to lazy to take pictures? Most of their projects gets one, two at the most, updates per year. Maybe abral al bait is one exception..
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I believe they have ditial cameras in Jeddah. they just don't bother going out of their air conditioned cars to take pictures for some hobbysts
oh, please....ban this idiot
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Old December 4th, 2010, 05:58 AM   #1604
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oh, please....ban this idiot
I actually agree with Patry. It's December, it's no longer the hot season. It should be known what exactly is going on at the site. Then there's Rody69, who kept on talking of taking photographs, but ends up leaving and not posting anything. It's rediculous!
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Old December 4th, 2010, 07:46 AM   #1605
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While I agree as well, projects like this that aren't close to a city don't get many updates because people aren't driving/walking past on there way to work like other projects in say, New York, London or Shanghai. Don't forget not every one is a skyscraper nerd like us, so just be happy with what updates we get.
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Old December 4th, 2010, 04:37 PM   #1606
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lazy ???? Abraj al - bait ??

First : YOu MUst REspect the laws of Skyscrapercity
second : WE Have lot's of projects faster than abraj albait and have more updates !!

before you talking chech them up !!!!

ooooooh that sleepy post ~~!!
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i dont believe you have ever posted a pic yourself? there are plenty of pics on the Saudi forums


uh did you mean that literally?
Actually the the last update on this thread has been posted by me. I digged it up from some arabian board even though I can't say a single word in arabic. Still it was like maybe half year back... //correct, it was least but one


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While I agree as well, projects like this that aren't close to a city don't get many updates because people aren't driving/walking past on there way to work like other projects in say, New York, London or Shanghai. Don't forget not every one is a skyscraper nerd like us, so just be happy with what updates we get.
Well maybe you are partialy right, but there is many posts like "yes I went by the site today, many actions going on", or "I've seen the site nothing new" but it seems nobody can take a single pic...

Well then, Ithought I could provoke arabian society to prove how strong their support is for ssc. I still hope they will
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Old December 4th, 2010, 05:45 PM   #1607
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Well then, Ithought I could provoke Jeddan society to prove how strong their support is for ssc. I still hope they will
Fixed. The country is large with many cities, not everyone lives in Jeddah.
& BTW - the citizens of KSA are called Saudi Arabian and not Arabian.
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Old December 4th, 2010, 11:31 PM   #1608
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Unfortunately we don't have many people from Jeddah here so we can't count on them too much. But I'm sure that when the true construction starts, Arabian folk will start posting photos. That would be just too interesting not to take pictures.
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Old December 5th, 2010, 05:42 AM   #1609
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Great find Fury!
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Hi all.

OK - not sure what this design from AS is for but the guy who took these pics had some vids of "Kingdom City" site from a year ago as well. (nothing to see - no activity at all - and no mention of any relation to the pics)

These are from May of this year. Altin did say it was a 3 lobed design that was chosen ...

Could it be the KT design ?

Draw your own conclusion ...

Picasa - Hisham Fouad




I could certainly live with this if it turns out to be the KT design.
Discussion ... thoughts ...?


Ray.
From looking at the first picture, I've noticed there seems to be some kind of helipad. Notice the renders on the left hand side. It show something similar to the helipad on the burj al arab. Even the model shows something extruded outwards at around 600m+/-. So what else could it be ?

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I could certainly live with this if it turns out to be the KT design.
Discussion ... thoughts ...?


Ray.
Same here But I think the only difference will see in the design is the base. But who know's, it's still early.
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Old December 5th, 2010, 02:41 PM   #1610
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it was supposed to be under construction last month, what happened?
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Old December 5th, 2010, 02:59 PM   #1611
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it was supposed to be under construction last month, what happened?
they said that they're going to start in 3 weeks, then they did some soil testing in these three weeks,so I think they had a problem in the soil test !!
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Old December 5th, 2010, 03:18 PM   #1612
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testing happened before these weeks
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Old December 5th, 2010, 06:58 PM   #1613
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Hi all.

OK - not sure what this design from AS is for but the guy who took these pics had some vids of "Kingdom City" site from a year ago as well. (nothing to see - no activity at all - and no mention of any relation to the pics)

These are from May of this year. Altin did say it was a 3 lobed design that was chosen ...

Could it be the KT design ?

Draw your own conclusion ...

Picasa - Hisham Fouad


I could certainly live with this if it turns out to be the KT design.
Discussion ... thoughts ...?


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Old December 5th, 2010, 09:42 PM   #1614
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My vote for the last one, others are out of competition
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Old December 5th, 2010, 11:01 PM   #1615
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so because all towers three sided, and thin they are similar
it seems that the burj khalifa is the same, i guess this is the best way to build tall?
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Old December 6th, 2010, 12:44 AM   #1616
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Hi all.

Hi Boschb.
The 3 lobed design allows more window area and gives the best views unobstructed by the other lobes. Perhaps THE best design for residential buildings.

Hi Helghast.
I would like if that is the KT design. It is from a while ago so it may be one of the proposals that could be revised considerably. Or it could just be another great AS vision though it looked like it was being presented to someone.
As for the heipad - it does look like it alright but I would be reluctant to say it will be included on the actual structure. Its location on the side like that would make taking off and landing from it - dangerous at best.

Altin had some not so good news on the failed soil tests for the planned pile/barette program. This means a new foundation plan must be drawn up.
This matter may mean changes to the main design though not necessarily.


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Old December 6th, 2010, 10:31 AM   #1617
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You're right, such helipad landing would be only for top pilots because of the horizontal wind blows. Besides, I'd rather have it on the top of the spire
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Old December 7th, 2010, 10:54 PM   #1618
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saudi population now is 27 million with 60% under 18 of age, and its going to double to 60 million in less than 10 years, plus saudi is in need with more than 1.5 million house units per year. so why not build a new city (kingdom city, KAEC + 7 more economic cities under construction + 40 new universities 10 giants are under construction) + one really huge skyscraper kingdom tower
guys, he was right :-

the Riyadh’s population has significantly expanded from some 150,000 in 1960 to over 5 million today and is expected to exceed 10 million by 2021


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Old December 8th, 2010, 06:40 PM   #1619
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so no recent information on this? is it still prep? or did the hold it because there were problems with soil testing?
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Old December 8th, 2010, 07:19 PM   #1620
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so no recent information on this? is it still prep? or did the hold it because there were problems with soil testing?
cityscape riyadh is after 4 days, let's hope they didn't start yet because they want to show the project in the cityscape showroom !!!
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