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Old October 27th, 2017, 02:24 AM   #17421
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End 2019 is only 2 years from now.
If they want to reach that goal, they really have to pick up speed !
I don't think 2 years is enough

With the current crisis of the main constructor, if they can finish in 2020, we would be lucky

But, let's hope it won't be later than 2020
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Old October 27th, 2017, 10:04 AM   #17422
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Old October 27th, 2017, 10:10 AM   #17423
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Great photo update !


Good to see cladding also started on a higher floor, too.


The cladding in itself is simple, and therefore very stylish.
It is enhancing the shape of the Tower.
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Old October 27th, 2017, 11:06 AM   #17424
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Everyone here wants the tower to build fastly, but I think that if the construction is slow, it's better for the concrete to solidify! Here in France, most of the new buildings are built very fast, and about 5~10 years there are a lot of problems like cracks and rifts, floor and wall tile are breaking and falling... Let the concrete heat, dry and solidify we don't want a 10 years tower, this one is made for centuries, I hope
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Old October 27th, 2017, 11:47 AM   #17425
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Everyone here wants the tower to build fastly, but I think that if the construction is slow, it's better for the concrete to solidify! Here in France, most of the new buildings are built very fast, and about 5~10 years there are a lot of problems like cracks and rifts, floor and wall tile are breaking and falling... Let the concrete heat, dry and solidify we don't want a 10 years tower, this one is made for centuries, I hope
That is something I wonder about though.. even if it were built extremely well, nothing lasts forever right? What exactly would happen once this building reaches a point where it is structurally unsound?
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Old October 27th, 2017, 01:31 PM   #17426
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Great photo update !


Good to see cladding also started on a higher floor, too.


The cladding in itself is simple, and therefore very stylish.
It is enhancing the shape of the Tower.
I could not agree more..
Plus, they started cladding on an irregular part of the facade.. Let's see what it will look like.
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Old October 27th, 2017, 04:05 PM   #17427
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Good to see this thing has cladding and looks like its going up fairly quick
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Old October 27th, 2017, 09:46 PM   #17428
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Good to see this thing has cladding and looks like its going up fairly quick
What I find strange is that there is no visible plumbing or HVAC work going on before the cladding. I would thing that with no duct work for venting, it will get mighty hot behind that cladding. If you look back at BK, or just at buildings around any city you live in, you will most likely see HVAC going before the building is clad.
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Old October 27th, 2017, 10:54 PM   #17429
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Old October 27th, 2017, 10:54 PM   #17430
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Looks like a great building, but if it stays below the Shanghai Tower that suits me!!!!
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Old October 28th, 2017, 02:52 AM   #17431
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Old October 28th, 2017, 05:12 AM   #17432
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This is a beautiful modern building. It will be iconic burj kalifa.
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Old October 28th, 2017, 11:19 AM   #17433
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amazing comparisons, thank you!
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Old October 28th, 2017, 11:58 AM   #17434
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look, the building looks great and i know this is nitpicking why oh WAAHYY put a helipad there..
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Old October 28th, 2017, 01:13 PM   #17435
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Because it is NOT a helipad...
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Old October 29th, 2017, 01:16 AM   #17436
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Damn.. this building would fit perfectly in Dubai's marina block.
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Old October 29th, 2017, 02:09 AM   #17437
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I really hope this project gets finished, but.... with the excellent analysis done by other forum members, it's clear the build has not picked up pace at all.
It will take at least another five years at this rate, and I just don't see how topping it out can make commercial sense any more.

From a money point of view, I would just accept defeat, finish at 300m or so (i.e. Most of the useable floor space) and get some tenants in.

Long term (i.e. In at least ten years) when there is more of a city district in the area, maybe the project can be restarted.
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Old October 29th, 2017, 05:36 AM   #17438
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maybe if saudi arabia want to be more clean up again from politic and economic aspect to become more open country could become solution of slump from oil price that plummeted.
Saudi Arabia's economy is bigger supported by oil as a great source of income, but Saudi Arabia also has to think long-term about their economies because of the impact of oil prices that continue to fall.
many large projects are also affected by the economic downturn of Saudi Arabia may also be a long-standing project so economic and political reforms must be done so that major projects continue.
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Old October 29th, 2017, 12:07 PM   #17439
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we were doing fine until late 2014, the good thing is by 2020 the non oil and oil revenue will be equalized.
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Old October 29th, 2017, 12:45 PM   #17440
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we were doing fine until late 2014, the good thing is by 2020 the non oil and oil revenue will be equalized.
Interesting graph. I'm not an economist, but I was curious what 'non oil revenues' actually are.
Turns out it is the introduction of VAT and luxury and other taxes. I know that tax is not unusual in the rest of the world, but it suggests to me that the Saudi economy and reduction of deficit can only come from oil directly, or taxes on the money earned by oil.
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