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Old March 3rd, 2017, 10:26 PM   #16421
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London, proudly, I may add, has never had the biggest palace, the tallest tower, or the biggest or tallest whatever, because it simply didn't need it: so why should it try to compete with the Middle-Of-Nowhere-In-The-Desert in that respect?
To each their own.
I believe London will at some point get more supertall towers. It does not need any though. The quality of the city lies elsewhere indeed
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Old March 4th, 2017, 12:04 AM   #16422
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Did they start extending the basement floors?
Indeed something is happening over there.
The many columns show that there is progress on the concourse around the tower.
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Old March 4th, 2017, 04:12 PM   #16423
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Indeed , all the cranes are idle now(cam 1 is running) ,What happened?

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Old March 4th, 2017, 08:06 PM   #16424
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Old March 5th, 2017, 10:28 AM   #16425
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I donīt think the progress around the concourse is any indicator that this project goes fluently. If everything was in place, financially and from other standpoints, it would be more logical for them to concentrate all effort into making progress at the tower and therefore making it rise to get the title of the WTS as fast as possible.

Logically speaking, the very slow progress is an indicator that something is going wrong behind the stage of this project.
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Old March 5th, 2017, 01:42 PM   #16426
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Are there any official terms for completion of this tower? Or at least some estimations?
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Old March 5th, 2017, 07:56 PM   #16427
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I donīt think the progress around the concourse is any indicator that this project goes fluently. If everything was in place, financially and from other standpoints, it would be more logical for them to concentrate all effort into making progress at the tower and therefore making it rise to get the title of the WTS as fast as possible.

Logically speaking, the very slow progress is an indicator that something is going wrong behind the stage of this project.
OR, they have a few major leases, like the hotel that do not start right away, so need to finish and sit empty for a couple years, when you can simply slow the build.
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Old March 5th, 2017, 08:05 PM   #16428
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The prince, owner of this tower is the only one interested in it, while the ruling government is very much investing into renewable energy, almost every day their is a press release about it and how the country is moving towards this goal. This tower on the other hand is the last thing the country cares about. I maybe once saw a press release about it years ago and that was it.

my guess is simply Saudi Arabia doesn't care much for tourism or building the tallest tower, so the lack of support for this district is translating into this tower's speed of construction (I said many times that the gov still did not give the permission for anything other than this tower to rise).

So most probably this tower won't speed up anytime soon and basically no one cares about it, except us fans. The owner can be a trillionaire still it won't help if there is no support from the government itself.
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Old March 5th, 2017, 08:14 PM   #16429
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Is it still due to be completed before The Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour?
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Old March 5th, 2017, 11:28 PM   #16430
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Is it still due to be completed before The Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour?
It is due to be completed in 2020 but, without a more specific time. It depends on the construction speed in the following years. But, this one and the new tower in Dubai are both supposed to finish in 2020
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Old March 6th, 2017, 04:33 AM   #16431
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It looks like we got another "Ryugyong Hotel" over here.
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Old March 6th, 2017, 06:36 AM   #16432
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It looks like we got another "Ryugyong Hotel" over here.
Oh no no no!!!!
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Old March 6th, 2017, 07:51 AM   #16433
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anybody has an idea when the tower is to be completed? hope i can go see it before leaving KSA.
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Old March 7th, 2017, 03:38 AM   #16434
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The work on the tower will be back after all this digging is finished and maybe this is why the cranes are idle, it's because of the digging in the surroundings
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Old March 7th, 2017, 11:27 AM   #16435
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The work on the tower will be back after all this digging is finished and maybe this is why the cranes are idle, it's because of the digging in the surroundings
It seems like no relationship.
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Old March 7th, 2017, 01:46 PM   #16436
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The work on the tower will be back after all this digging is finished and maybe this is why the cranes are idle, it's because of the digging in the surroundings
I hope you're right with that
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Old March 7th, 2017, 06:19 PM   #16437
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London, proudly, I may add, has never had the biggest palace, the tallest tower, or the biggest or tallest whatever, because it simply didn't need it: so why should it try to compete with the Middle-Of-Nowhere-In-The-Desert in that respect?
To each their own.
London has a height limit imposed by the CAA (Civil Aviation Authority) due to London City Airport and the flight paths to Heathrow,tall City buildings would interefere with approach radars (according to the CAA).
So unless changes occur we are stuck with a 300m ish height limit.
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Old March 7th, 2017, 09:29 PM   #16438
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I believe London will at some point get more supertall towers. It does not need any though. The quality of the city lies elsewhere indeed
I thought the Shard was already a supertall.
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Old March 7th, 2017, 09:50 PM   #16439
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No, that's just a piece of one.
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Old March 8th, 2017, 10:45 AM   #16440
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The work on the tower will be back after all this digging is finished and maybe this is why the cranes are idle, it's because of the digging in the surroundings
I donīt think they stop work on a building thats already 220m tall because some digging occurs close to it. It makes no sense.
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