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Old June 2nd, 2017, 03:17 AM   #16881
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Dubai 1991 vs 2017

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Old June 2nd, 2017, 03:22 AM   #16882
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Technically Paris was, already held developed status by the time you were born(or when you first immigrated)... Should ask the question to your older generations how they developed these western cities before, you will surprise, it was not much different from how Jeddah or any other new cities in Asia is undergoing now...
you build something THAT IS ATTRACTIVE first/or there is something valuable like gold in it first that attract peoples, then comes the peoples, then only comes the transportation facilities...

L-O-G-I-C 101!
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Old June 2nd, 2017, 11:04 AM   #16883
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Wow, amazing video!

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Old June 3rd, 2017, 01:04 PM   #16884
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I hope this is a joke? Strictly as a resident of Paris (no, I'm not French...) I'd say that public transport is a deal-breaker for large urban construction projects. Even the Saudis could not have been fools enough (???) to plan such a building before first ensuring nearby metro and crossrail stations.
Yes, I know. But here's the thing: Metro and railway stations in Kingdom City have not been constructed yet, so right now, the tower is very remote. I don't claim though that it won't change in the future
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Old June 3rd, 2017, 02:15 PM   #16885
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Awesome video, thanks for posting

Once there was a discussion about the floor space. This video shows that there`s enough free space, take a look at min. 2:44 (the scene with the lot of workers)
This gives a good perspektive of the real floor size
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Old June 3rd, 2017, 05:14 PM   #16886
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Old June 4th, 2017, 02:43 AM   #16887
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Many people here are just jeolous. Talking about middle of nowhere etc crap. So according to their logic, if you want to build a new city, you should build it in the middle of an already developed city...?
If I get permanent residence in Saudi Arabia, I'll sell my house and corner shop in England to buy a flat in this tower. I am sick of thieves and shop lifters where I live and peaceful sunny Saudi Arabia is gateway to heaven.
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Old June 4th, 2017, 07:55 AM   #16888
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Nobody is jealous.

People are jealous of world-class cities like New York, Paris, and Montreal, nobody is jealous of a random mega tall in the desert.
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Old June 4th, 2017, 12:02 PM   #16889
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Many people here are just jeolous. Talking about middle of nowhere etc crap. So according to their logic, if you want to build a new city, you should build it in the middle of an already developed city...?
If I get permanent residence in Saudi Arabia, I'll sell my house and corner shop in England to buy a flat in this tower. I am sick of thieves and shop lifters where I live and peaceful sunny Saudi Arabia is gateway to heaven.
A city in a city?

Remember than vatican is a country in a city
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Old June 4th, 2017, 02:31 PM   #16890
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Great Tower! When it is finished, i will visit Jeddah!
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Old June 5th, 2017, 01:47 AM   #16891
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Jeddah needs Formula E race in future.
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Old June 5th, 2017, 02:54 AM   #16892
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Many people here are just jeolous. Talking about middle of nowhere etc crap. So according to their logic, if you want to build a new city, you should build it in the middle of an already developed city...?
If I get permanent residence in Saudi Arabia, I'll sell my house and corner shop in England to buy a flat in this tower. I am sick of thieves and shop lifters where I live and peaceful sunny Saudi Arabia is gateway to heaven.
This has nothing to do with being jelous...
In fact it is true you should build it in the center. See new york, londen, paris...
They could also build skyscrapers 20 miles out of the center, but then you just ruin your own city center AND the new skyscraper
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Old June 5th, 2017, 03:52 AM   #16893
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Nobody is jealous.

People are jealous of world-class cities like New York, Paris, and Montreal, nobody is jealous of a random mega tall in the desert.
Do you get your cookies trolling this forum ?
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Old June 5th, 2017, 10:43 AM   #16894
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I wonder when they'll start installing some facade, I really want to know how will it look like.
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Old June 5th, 2017, 07:12 PM   #16895
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Old June 5th, 2017, 10:21 PM   #16896
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Idc if this is in the middle of the desert or not, I'm really just excited to see a new World's Tallest Building!!! Also, it is none of our business where this tower is since we are not paying for it. Of course, it is debatable whether or not this building is actually economically feasible but they are building it and that's that! Although I do agree that a good city needs to have public transport but Dubai has shown us that this is possible, and I do have to remind people that other cities such as L.A. have a much worse public transport system yet no one questions that L.A. has skyscrapers. I do hope though that this will be nicely incorporated with its surroundings and that Saudi Arabia will open up to tourists more as it seems like a very nice area to go for a holiday in terms of the ocean and the landscape and to see this tower of course! Also a question: are there any mock up facades showing the cladding of this tower as was done with 111. W. 57th street for example?
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Old June 5th, 2017, 10:29 PM   #16897
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Technically Paris was, already held developed status by the time you were born(or when you first immigrated)... Should ask the question to your older generations how they developed these western cities before, you will surprise, it was not much different from how Jeddah or any other new cities in Asia is undergoing now...
you build something THAT IS ATTRACTIVE first/or there is something valuable like gold in it first that attract peoples, then comes the peoples, then only comes the transportation facilities...

L-O-G-I-C 101!
If this counts as l-o-g-i-c then I'd like to see m-a-d-n-e-s-s. Yes, the lowrise parts of London and Paris (5-8 stories) were developed well before the tube/metro in those two cities. But the urban redevelopment of high rise business districts (La Defence; Canary Warf ...) was held back for decades until the developers had convinced the urban planners that sufficient tram/metro/crossrail capacity was in the works.

Plus, in Paris there were 13 metro lines in the central city before the first license was granted to build above 100 metres. But here I have to confess my ignorance as I don't know Jeddah all that well. Perhaps there's already more than 13 metro lines in central Jeddah?
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Old June 6th, 2017, 12:06 PM   #16898
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Old June 6th, 2017, 03:28 PM   #16899
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Can't wait to see this overwhelming tower finished. Imagine the view from the top.
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Old June 7th, 2017, 02:49 AM   #16900
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surprisingly it looks quite small against the NY skyline! 56 leonard is 243m high.
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