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Old June 7th, 2017, 06:54 PM   #16901
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I think by the time this is finished and open for use, there will have been plenty of time to build civic infrastructure, buildings etc around it. I'm assuming this project is years away from being finished?

Haven't been on this site in ages now and last time I looked I don't think this had even got above ground level so it's pretty cool to see this some 60 floors(?) up now!
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Old June 8th, 2017, 08:29 PM   #16902
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Old June 9th, 2017, 12:42 AM   #16903
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even if it ever built in NY, this monster will look so lonely... that pic made me realise there that most NY buildings are actually midgets in comparison to the Jeddah tower. ---No chance at all for anything that below 300m
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Old June 10th, 2017, 02:46 AM   #16904
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Old June 10th, 2017, 10:08 PM   #16905
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even if it ever built in NY, this monster will look so lonely... that pic made me realise there that most NY buildings are actually midgets in comparison to the Jeddah tower. ---No chance at all for anything that below 300m


Yes but the Jeddah Tower is still only 1 skyscraper whereas New York City has 10,000 skyscrapers already. The new World Trade Center is 4 skyscrapers. Also, the Jeddah Tower has only risen 40 floors in the last 4 years and the building is planned to be 167 floors. If construction continues at the same pace, it will take another 12 years (2029) just until the concrete reaches the top, then a few years for the glass windows and everything else to be completed.
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Old June 11th, 2017, 01:23 AM   #16906
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Yes but the Jeddah Tower is still only 1 skyscraper whereas New York City has 10,000 skyscrapers already. The new World Trade Center is 4 skyscrapers. Also, the Jeddah Tower has only risen 40 floors in the last 4 years and the building is planned to be 167 floors. If construction continues at the same pace, it will take another 12 years (2029) just until the concrete reaches the top, then a few years for the glass windows and everything else to be completed.
Was there really a need to create a new account to express your envy?
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Old June 11th, 2017, 05:00 AM   #16907
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Well seems like he joined 2 months before that comment was made. Guess he was just waiting for the moment to post lol.
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Old June 11th, 2017, 07:34 PM   #16908
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Yes but the Jeddah Tower is still only 1 skyscraper whereas New York City has 10,000 skyscrapers already. The new World Trade Center is 4 skyscrapers. Also, the Jeddah Tower has only risen 40 floors in the last 4 years and the building is planned to be 167 floors. If construction continues at the same pace, it will take another 12 years (2029) just until the concrete reaches the top, then a few years for the glass windows and everything else to be completed.
So they would finish this somewhere early / mid 2030's. I think that's more realistic than Alwaweeds most recent promise, that it will be finished was it 2019.
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Old June 11th, 2017, 08:55 PM   #16909
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Yes but the Jeddah Tower is still only 1 skyscraper whereas New York City has 10,000 skyscrapers already. The new World Trade Center is 4 skyscrapers. Also, the Jeddah Tower has only risen 40 floors in the last 4 years and the building is planned to be 167 floors. If construction continues at the same pace, it will take another 12 years (2029) just until the concrete reaches the top, then a few years for the glass windows and everything else to be completed.
Actually NYC "only" has 262 skyscrapers above 150 meters in height, not 10,000. The previous renderings show why I think that it is good the world's tallest building is not built in U.S. cities anymore, since they would just stand out too much and would ruin the balance of the skyline. It is unlikely any city in the world in the near future (10 years) will have a cluster of buildings in the 700 meter+ range because it is impractical to build any taller, so I think it is great that this tower is built in an area where one can focus on it and it won't overshadow any other great buildings near it(as it would in for example NYC).

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I donīt wanna rule out such a tower in NYC ever. It sure would stand out, but so did even the RCA building in the Rockefeller Center upon itīs completion in 1933, so did the ESB and the Chrysler. Towers up to 630m could be done in Manhattan in the next supertall cycle without sticking out too much, IMO. IF there is the chance for a tower of the height of this tower, which might be very hard in the US because of the huge regulations over there, then I think Queens or so would be ideal locations, or Red Hook. Where there are basically only lowrise neighborhoods and both established skylines, Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn are in a good distance.

Is there any indication, that beside the contractor issues that we know of, other reasons might be the cause why this is rising so slow?
Edit:Yes, I agree that NYC should definitely have some buildings in the 600m+ range, but remember Jeddah Tower is 400 meters taller than that, it is like stacking the Twin Towers on top of each other with over 200 meters left to spare. And I really don't think a kilometer tall tower would look good in Brooklyn or Queens, unless there were a few 600m beasts around it. Flatbush tower is a step in the right direction, but that is also in the Art Deco style. Give me a 600 meter Art Deco tower and I'll think about it
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Old June 11th, 2017, 10:10 PM   #16910
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I donīt wanna rule out such a tower in NYC ever. It sure would stand out, but so did even the RCA building in the Rockefeller Center upon itīs completion in 1933, so did the ESB and the Chrysler. Towers up to 630m could be done in Manhattan in the next supertall cycle without sticking out too much, IMO. IF there is the chance for a tower of the height of this tower, which might be very hard in the US because of the huge regulations over there, then I think Queens or so would be ideal locations, or Red Hook. Where there are basically only lowrise neighborhoods and both established skylines, Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn are in a good distance.

Is there any indication, that beside the contractor issues that we know of, other reasons might be the cause why this is rising so slow?
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Old June 11th, 2017, 10:31 PM   #16911
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Actually NYC "only" has 262 skyscrapers above 150 meters in height, not 10,000. The previous renderings show why I think that it is good the world's tallest building is not built in U.S. cities anymore, since they would just stand out too much and would ruin the balance of the skyline. It is unlikely any city in the world in the near future will have a cluster of buildings in the 700 meter+ range because it is impractical to build any taller, so I think it is great that this tower is built in an area where one can focus on it and it won't overshadow any other great buildings near it(as it would in for example NYC).
That's a good point that a tall building doesn't have to be in Manhattan. There are skyscraper clusters in Brooklyn, Queens, Jersey City, Newark, and up-and-coming in Fort Lee. Long Island City currently has two but in 10 years they could merge into one big cluster.
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Old June 12th, 2017, 01:31 AM   #16912
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Hong Kong tops NYC with 3266 skyscrapers above 90m vs only 938 for NYC.


118th floor Ritz-Carlton Hotel Hong Kong swimming pool at 1,600 ft is much higher than the roof of One World Trade Center

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Old June 12th, 2017, 02:54 AM   #16913
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Old June 12th, 2017, 10:23 AM   #16914
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Yes but the Jeddah Tower is still only 1 skyscraper whereas New York City has 10,000 skyscrapers already. The new World Trade Center is 4 skyscrapers. Also, the Jeddah Tower has only risen 40 floors in the last 4 years and the building is planned to be 167 floors. If construction continues at the same pace, it will take another 12 years (2029) just until the concrete reaches the top, then a few years for the glass windows and everything else to be completed.
Well the base take time, they will create the upper floors more fast.
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Old June 12th, 2017, 04:23 PM   #16915
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This actually doesn't look so bad
It would look ridiculous if you could imagine the rest of the skyline with it
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Old June 12th, 2017, 05:42 PM   #16916
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Even the Burj Khalifa looks kind of ridiculous in NYC's skyline and the Jeddah Tower would stand out even more

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Old June 12th, 2017, 06:01 PM   #16917
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Well the base take time, they will create the upper floors more fast.
The base? The base is surpassed already, this is at about 240m already. Itīs just painfully slow.
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Old June 12th, 2017, 08:54 PM   #16918
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Even the Burj Khalifa looks kind of ridiculous in NYC's skyline and the Jeddah Tower would stand out even more

And now?

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Old June 12th, 2017, 08:54 PM   #16919
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Great project, very impressive. Go Saudies!
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Old June 12th, 2017, 10:16 PM   #16920
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I love this megatall, +1km it's a unique building! I hope to see more photos of this skyscraper.
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