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Old October 20th, 2017, 07:45 PM   #17381
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Extremaly slow in comparison to Burj Khalifa:





And there is no other building in U/C at all. They will build Jeddah Tower in 2021 and what next? Jeddah City won't be ready in 2020 or 2025, look how long does it take to build all plots around the Burj Khalifa it's not fast job.
Not the same, Jeddah Tower will be much taller by 564 ft .

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Old October 20th, 2017, 07:48 PM   #17382
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I agree, it is not the same, but I challenge you to find one measurement that proves this is going faster or at least in the same speed as BK.

I agree comparisons are kind of worthless but the (lack of) speed on this one is at least intriguing, I must say.
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Old October 20th, 2017, 08:04 PM   #17383
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Is this a drag race to you ? What is your point ? It is what it is.
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Old October 20th, 2017, 09:40 PM   #17384
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is this reached 230m in height or not ??
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Old October 20th, 2017, 09:54 PM   #17385
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Finally some progress on top of the tower

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Old October 21st, 2017, 01:00 AM   #17386
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So there must be small movements upwards, but I wonder why the cranes always look like they are just sitting idle all the time - never bringing anything up?
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Old October 21st, 2017, 02:41 AM   #17387
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So slow...
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Old October 21st, 2017, 10:58 AM   #17388
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Ok... a bit of progress, but still very slow. If the tower is getting thinner, why this not speed up? Progress on cladding but not on the core
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Old October 21st, 2017, 04:24 PM   #17389
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A radio tower posing as a skyscraper. Not impressed.
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Old October 21st, 2017, 05:19 PM   #17390
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Old October 21st, 2017, 05:36 PM   #17391
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omg, you ppl are complaining how slow this project is lol

where i come from i takes more than a year to build 17 storey building - and that's considered quick actually! lol
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Old October 21st, 2017, 08:27 PM   #17392
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A radio tower posing as a skyscraper. Not impressed.
Radio tower ? Really ? Are you trying to be funny or what? Jeddah Tower will have 2,625,167 sq ft of floor space with hotel rooms etc.

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Old October 21st, 2017, 11:27 PM   #17393
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Radio tower ? Really ? Are you trying to be funny or what? Jeddah Tower will have 2,625,167 sq ft of floor space with hotel rooms etc.



Can you get some floor plans? Iím not convinced
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Old October 22nd, 2017, 12:13 AM   #17394
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Can you get some floor plans? Iím not convinced
Oh! please be convinced
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Old October 22nd, 2017, 02:59 AM   #17395
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FFS
Yes they're not massive floor plates, but they're appropriate for the primary use of the building (residential). You're not going to have massive open plan offices at JT.

Here's a floor plan. Can we move on now?

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Old October 22nd, 2017, 04:24 AM   #17396
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Oh! please be convinced


I support the tower and have no issues with it. I was just wondering how efficient the footprint is.

Just an observation, for a hotel and residential the footprint is good. Just not sure about an office given the super structure but that is life.

For a tower this big I would have thought there would be more lifts but there are also four stairs. Maybe itís just the way itís done in Saudi. It would be the other way around if this were in Australia.
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Old October 22nd, 2017, 05:14 AM   #17397
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Could someone explain floors 89, 79, 64 and 47 listed as "Refuge Areas." What is a refuge area? Emergency shelter in case of fire?
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Old October 22nd, 2017, 06:51 AM   #17398
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Could someone explain floors 89, 79, 64 and 47 listed as "Refuge Areas." What is a refuge area? Emergency shelter in case of fire?


In the event of a fire. Very common in tall buildings.
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Old October 22nd, 2017, 12:26 PM   #17399
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FFS

Here's a floor plan.

If you have plans of more different floors, I think any forum members will be very interested...
(If you are allowed to post them here, off course).
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Old October 22nd, 2017, 01:46 PM   #17400
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Is this a drag race to you ? What is your point ? It is what it is.
Progression speed is a good indicator of the state of a construction project. If things are going slowly, it can be a symptom of things having gone wrong somewhere. After all, things like staff wages, construction equipment, site security, and even contract management costs money per day regardless of the progress of the project, so most contractors would want to keep the tempo as high as possible. As the saying goes, "Time is money", and this is especially true in construction. The building will only begin to make money when it is completed, so the owner will strive to make that day arrive as quickly as possible. For every day completion is pushed back, the owner has one more day of costs and one less day of income.

It is evident that this project is costing a lot of money, while the value of the project is increasing very slowly. It is a very undesirable situation that no owner would want to find himself in. So the question is: Why is it still going so slowly?

The concern about construction speed is an expression of worry. This is a situation that should be avoided if possible, and the project probably employs people whose job is to avoid it, so if the situation is a reality, something has evidently gone wrong. We do not know how wrong, or why, or whether it will have an impact on the project as a whole.

We've seen Pentominium come to a grinding halt and staying there for seven years and counting. We've seen India Tower and Chicago Spire die after foundation pits were dug. Ryugyong Hotel looms above Pyongyang, almost finished when construction stopped. In Mumbai, World One is displaying the same symptoms. Dubai Pearl progressed more and more slowly until one day in 2012, when it reached a height it has had since. This site has plenty of examples of great, promised projects that one day ground to a halt and hasn't moved since. We're all hoping Jeddah Tower won't join that list. I know the project is far from dead, but it's undeniably sick, and we're concerned about how bad it is.
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