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Old November 1st, 2017, 12:27 AM   #17481
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Old November 1st, 2017, 01:37 AM   #17482
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i stand corrected. the renderings for the jeddah tower reminded me of this tower from ho chi minh city on steroids. same with the burj al arab jumeirah. both helipads are an eyesore n the jeddah tower is no exception - viewing platform or not.

I agree. I like the building design and that's why I really hate that flying saucer crashed into its side. The building is angular with sleek beautiful lines, all ruined by that round object stuck in its side. It just does not look good. They should have come up with something angular that matches the rest of the build, and something protruding on all three sides, to balance the building out. Having this thing on one side is just awkward. It looks like a lazy afterthought.
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Old November 1st, 2017, 01:51 AM   #17483
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104Fs to go. (Plus the spire, as noted by ZZ-II)
If we use this as a baseline for further approximations, we can estimate the pace they would have to keep up if they want it finished by a certain date.

Say for instance that there is one wing jump or core jump every 2 days (this seems to be faster than recent pace), they will have all the floors ready around late January 2020. I'd estimate another year for the spire, giving a topping out date in 2021. It'd take another year or two to finish the tower from that point, suggesting an opening date in 2022. That's at a fairly steady pace without any further significant delays.

To be ready in 2020, they would have to do one jump every day (would take 400 days or so, or until New Year's Eve 2018/2019), then finish the spire and the rest of the building in less than two years. Possibly doable, but it would require them to begin speeding up very, very soon, and keeping the tempo up for three years. For a while now, construction seems to have been done in spurts, making quick progress for a short while before stopping for months. I have certain doubts that the current project management would manage to achieve a high tempo and stick to it unless something changed drastically.

If they keep it to two jumps per week, it'd take four years just to top off the concrete. Not sure what implications that would have for the pace of the construction of the spire or internal works in the building, but either way the completion date would be pushed way into the 2020s.

But anyway, it seems like this building will be U/C for a few more years at the least. No need to book any tickets to Jeddah yet, in other words.
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Old November 1st, 2017, 12:51 PM   #17484
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Old November 2nd, 2017, 09:12 AM   #17485
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Old November 2nd, 2017, 02:46 PM   #17486
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Awesome! And so much glass already!
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Old November 3rd, 2017, 12:35 AM   #17487
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Old November 3rd, 2017, 01:06 AM   #17488
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Old November 4th, 2017, 03:08 AM   #17489
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I agree. I like the building design and that's why I really hate that flying saucer crashed into its side. The building is angular with sleek beautiful lines, all ruined by that round object stuck in its side. It just does not look good. They should have come up with something angular that matches the rest of the build, and something protruding on all three sides, to balance the building out. Having this thing on one side is just awkward. It looks like a lazy afterthought.
In it's defense, the design without the viewing platform would have reminded me of the London Shard rather than the Bitexco Tower in Saigon. But damn that pimple ruins it. I feel like for a tower with 200 floors, having a view comes with the package but to each his own i suppose. When this tower is done, I'll be taking pictures without the platform.
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Old November 4th, 2017, 01:59 PM   #17490
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I quite like the saucer thing actually... breaks the monotonous continuity of the spire
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Old November 5th, 2017, 12:16 AM   #17491
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Expect a huge delay on this one
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Old November 5th, 2017, 12:18 AM   #17492
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Prince Alwaleed bin Talal and Baker Bin Laden ( the owners of JT ) are both arrested in curruption cases in Saudi Arabia. ��
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Old November 5th, 2017, 12:22 AM   #17493
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Breaking News



Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal is chraged with money laundering &
corruption, arrested moments ago by the orders of the King.

This might be the end of Kingdom Tower...
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Old November 5th, 2017, 01:09 AM   #17494
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Binladin is not only the contractor building the tower, it is also a shareholder in the developer, holding a 16.66 per cent stake in Jeddah Economic Company.

Qila’a Jeddah Co also holds 16.66 per cent, while Prince Al Waleed bin Talal’s investment company, Kingdom Holding, and Jeddah-based Abrar Holding each own 33.3 per cent.
https://www.thenational.ae/business/...blems-1.173684
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Old November 5th, 2017, 03:33 AM   #17495
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This Tower has so many problems,Im beginning to wonder if it will ever get finished
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Old November 5th, 2017, 04:48 AM   #17496
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Prince Alwaleed bin Talal and Baker Bin Laden ( the owners of JT ) are both arrested in curruption cases in Saudi Arabia. ��
Are these arrests legitimate or is this part of the political shuffle going on in the country?
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Old November 5th, 2017, 05:17 AM   #17497
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Are these arrests legitimate or is this part of the political shuffle going on in the country?
Of course they're... Needless to say, alwaweed can kiss goodbye to his tower-stub @ middle of desert.

Alweed signed his own death-sentence when he tweeted this:



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Not to mention... President Trump & Saudis New king are best buddies, they're both happy to see when that ass-clown is finally arrested!
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Old November 5th, 2017, 07:44 AM   #17498
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The crown prince has his own project for 3 shining cities in the desert, so in his vision for Saudi Arabia there's no place for a competing development such as Jeddah Tower.
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Old November 5th, 2017, 07:51 AM   #17499
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Old November 5th, 2017, 10:24 AM   #17500
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