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Old August 28th, 2017, 01:19 PM   #17221
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We're coming up to Eid, so don't expect much action for the next couple of weeks.
However there's clearly construction problems plaguing this build. Maybe there's ground settlement or some structural issues, they keep changing the build order.
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Old August 28th, 2017, 02:03 PM   #17222
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Eid vacation is only 4 days in the UAE

Edit: sorry though this's dubai creek tower thread
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Old August 28th, 2017, 04:40 PM   #17223
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Weekly progress:
One wing jumped, some floor added.
This question may have been raised before (this is a very long thread...), but I am puzzled by the construction methods applied for this tower. Almost everywhere, when the builders have finished a couple of new floors they rush to put on windows and wall panels in order to "close it to the outside". Here, they let the building shoot up beyond the 300m mark without doing any such thing. Does anyone know why?
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Old August 28th, 2017, 08:47 PM   #17224
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Can someone give us a graph of a progress? Height over time.
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Old August 29th, 2017, 02:59 AM   #17225
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Construction Time Lapse
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_N_Zt75rDgs
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Old August 29th, 2017, 10:44 PM   #17226
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Just felt like sharing this pic =) Can't wait to see this tower being finished
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Old August 30th, 2017, 12:54 AM   #17227
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it is growing so slowly...there are really tiny progresses through the months
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Old August 30th, 2017, 04:52 AM   #17228
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Can someone give us a graph of a progress? Height over time.
Here is a graph I made earlier ( a month ago) depicting height change over time. Each blue line represents a point midway through a year (the last day of June) and each orange line represents the start of a new year. The y axis represents floors while the x axis represents weeks (since the beggining of 2015)
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Old August 30th, 2017, 07:38 AM   #17229
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Here is a graph I made earlier ( a month ago) depicting height change over time. Each blue line represents a point midway through a year (the last day of June) and each orange line represents the start of a new year. The y axis represents floors while the x axis represents weeks (since the beggining of 2015)
Awesome graph. Thanks for sharing it and please keep posting it ever 6 months or so.
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Old August 30th, 2017, 03:40 PM   #17230
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Old August 31st, 2017, 03:50 PM   #17231
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Wowww!!! Every each day its becoming more and more beautiful! Love it!
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Old September 1st, 2017, 02:36 PM   #17232
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Here is a graph I made earlier ( a month ago) depicting height change over time. Each blue line represents a point midway through a year (the last day of June) and each orange line represents the start of a new year. The y axis represents floors while the x axis represents weeks (since the beggining of 2015)
Really good graph that, answers a lot of questions. Particularly that there is no evidence yet of the build (floor / height) speed increasing. Got to be more than five years yet to go even until topping out at this rate.
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Old September 1st, 2017, 02:50 PM   #17233
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it is growing so slowly...there are really tiny progresses through the months
It's a kilometer of constructing, what do you expect?
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Old September 1st, 2017, 04:50 PM   #17234
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Any Updates? Thanks in advance
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Old September 1st, 2017, 06:16 PM   #17235
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It's a kilometer of constructing, what do you expect?
Burj Khalifa is almost 1km tall and the tower had a pace of one floor every 3 days in its best times. Burj Khalifa was simply shooting up.

The design of Kingdom Tower isn't more complicated to build but it's way slower. But no idea why.
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Old September 1st, 2017, 06:38 PM   #17236
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Burj Khalifa is almost 1km tall and the tower had a pace of one floor every 3 days in its best times. Burj Khalifa was simply shooting up.

The design of Kingdom Tower isn't more complicated to build but it's way slower. But no idea why.
BK took 6 years from 2004 to 2010 and it is 828 m high

JT started in April 2013 and has 1000+ m which leads to 2020 or 2021 to be constructed in the same speed

So, keeping in mind that the finished volume is almost 45%, it is not way slower when we compare the whole thing but, what may answer your question is the constructor financial crisis that slowed it down

Let's hope next year it will rise faster, and I expect it to start looking crazy soon
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Old September 1st, 2017, 08:10 PM   #17237
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It already looks crazy!
With "only" 250 m, it is already an impressive building.


Any news when the cladding will start?
I hope soon!
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Old September 2nd, 2017, 12:49 AM   #17238
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This thing even looks slow in time lapse.
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Old September 2nd, 2017, 11:12 AM   #17239
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As Fayzoon explained above, construction seems not really much slower than Burj Khalifa over the total period.


But we are so impatient to see the tower completed...
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Old September 2nd, 2017, 12:20 PM   #17240
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I get it some of u are very excited for this to finish but comparing it to Burj Khalifa speed is laughable .. BK was 10 times faster and 4 years in the tower was almost in its last floors while this one is still not even halfway there, while keeping in mind that both towers are almost the same expect this one have a higher spire.

Fayzoon is right on the fact that this tower is having major issues because of the crisis so let's cross our fingers for it to speed up.
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