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Old November 5th, 2017, 09:00 PM   #17521
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Who knows maybe the crown Prince will take over for vision 2030
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Old November 5th, 2017, 10:15 PM   #17522
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Old November 6th, 2017, 09:10 AM   #17523
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Cladding is continuing. So its not on hold yet.
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Old November 6th, 2017, 04:04 PM   #17524
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Its not going to be on hold. Money was already invested. Quit spreading drama
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Old November 6th, 2017, 05:31 PM   #17525
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Naki, your country has more supertalls than all other countries combined, why you worried so much about particularly this one?
Because I love Jeddah Tower,JT is the best building in my heart!
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Old November 6th, 2017, 09:13 PM   #17526
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Bin Ladin Group had a financial crisis lately (and still not recovered)
fyi, Bakr bin Laden, chairman of Saudi Binladin Group is included in the arrested Princes and Ministers.

https://www.argaam.com/en/article/ar...tail/id/513047
Saudi Arabia has arrested 11 princes including billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, as well as 38 former and current ministers, in a sweeping crackdown against corruption.

Saudi Arabia arrests 11 princes, 38 ministers in corruption probe
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The arrests came after the Kingdom on Saturday announced the formation of a new anti-corruption committee, to be headed by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The princes and ministers arrested are as follows:

- Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, businessman and chairman of Tadawul-listed Kingdom Holding
- Prince Miteb bin Abdullah, former head of National Guard
- Prince Turki bin Abdullah, former governor of Riyadh
- Prince Turki bin Nasser, former head of the presidency of meteorology and environment
- Prince Fahad bin Abdullah bin Mohammed, former deputy defense minister
- Khaled Al Tuwaijry, former chief of the royal court
- Mohammed al-Tobaishi , former head of royal protocol
- Amr Al-Dabbagh, former minister of investment
- Saud Al Duwaish, former CEO of Saudi Telecom
- Saleh Kamel and sons, businessman
- Waleed Al Ibrahim, chairman of Middle East Broadcasting Center (MBC)
- Adel Faqih, Minister of Economy and Planning
- Ibrahim Al Assaf, former finance minister
- Admiral Abdullah bin Sultan bin Mohammed, Naval Forces commander
- Khalid Almolhem, former director general at Saudi Arabian Airlines
- Bakr bin Laden, chairman of Saudi Binladin Group
- Mohammed Al Amoudi, businessman

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman on Saturday announced a cabinet shakeup, under which Mohammed al-Tuwaijri will replace Adel Fakieh as Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Economy and Planning, and Prince Khalid bin Abdulaziz bin Ayaf will replace Prince Miteb bin Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz as Minister of National Guard.

The King has also ordered Lieutenant General Abdullah al-Sultan, commander of the naval forces, to step down. He will be replaced by General Fahad al-Ghufaily.

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Old November 7th, 2017, 03:32 AM   #17527
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It's good to see Saudi cracking down on the corruption. The country has a terrible reputation. With the new laws being approved such as women's rights also pushes in the right direction.

As much as this building is record breaking, an amazing achievement and I'm only talking from my point of view. A lot more needs to be done for me personally to consider visiting Saudi Arabia.

Much to do with politics, human rights, LBGTQ rights and general laws. However, a mega tall tower in a low to midrise non tourism, A non major historical (Eg: Rome), nor a non complete modern city (Eg: Dubai). Which also has a history of ignorance towards Westerners is not doing anything for me.

More than happy for the locals who this may help and those tourist it will bring. Amazing building and will be watching for updates, just won't be interested in visiting myself. Wish the project the best of luck however, I'm sure there are plenty of decent people in SA. They shouldn't have to change to please any other nation. At the same time tons of other nations have powerful landmarks and are friendly towards all backgrounds, faiths, sexualities.
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Old November 7th, 2017, 04:00 AM   #17528
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It's good to see Saudi cracking down on the corruption. The country has a terrible reputation. With the new laws being approved such as women's rights also pushes in the right direction.

As much as this building is record breaking, an amazing achievement and I'm only talking from my point of view. A lot more needs to be done for me personally to consider visiting Saudi Arabia.

Much to do with politics, human rights, LBGTQ rights and general laws. However, a mega tall tower in a low to midrise non tourism, A non major historical (Eg: Rome), nor a non complete modern city (Eg: Dubai). Which also has a history of ignorance towards Westerners is not doing anything for me.

More than happy for the locals who this may help and those tourist it will bring. Amazing building and will be watching for updates, just won't be interested in visiting myself. Wish the project the best of luck however, I'm sure there are plenty of decent people in SA. They shouldn't have to change to please any other nation. At the same time tons of other nations have powerful landmarks and are friendly towards all backgrounds, faiths, sexualities.
Main issue now is visa as well. It’s expensive and hard to get.
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Old November 7th, 2017, 04:11 AM   #17529
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Height is 258 M
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Old November 7th, 2017, 06:59 PM   #17530
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Old November 7th, 2017, 07:28 PM   #17531
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It's good to see Saudi cracking down on the corruption. The country has a terrible reputation. With the new laws being approved such as women's rights also pushes in the right direction.
It's not about corruption, it's about deeming people corrupt so there is an excuse to have them purged. The consolidation of bin Salman's autocracy.
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Old November 7th, 2017, 08:11 PM   #17532
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why?
because of the last jump (+4m)
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Old November 7th, 2017, 08:56 PM   #17533
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It's good to see Saudi cracking down on the corruption. The country has a terrible reputation. With the new laws being approved such as women's rights also pushes in the right direction.

As much as this building is record breaking, an amazing achievement and I'm only talking from my point of view. A lot more needs to be done for me personally to consider visiting Saudi Arabia.

Much to do with politics, human rights, LBGTQ rights and general laws. However, a mega tall tower in a low to midrise non tourism, A non major historical (Eg: Rome), nor a non complete modern city (Eg: Dubai). Which also has a history of ignorance towards Westerners is not doing anything for me.

More than happy for the locals who this may help and those tourist it will bring. Amazing building and will be watching for updates, just won't be interested in visiting myself. Wish the project the best of luck however, I'm sure there are plenty of decent people in SA. They shouldn't have to change to please any other nation. At the same time tons of other nations have powerful landmarks and are friendly towards all backgrounds, faiths, sexualities.
I agree. Stay where you are and enjoy the show via forums instead. We do have quite enough brits living here at around 250,000, let alone the thousands that visit to compensate losing you.
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Old November 7th, 2017, 09:07 PM   #17534
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Amazing updates for the tallest in the world!
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Old November 7th, 2017, 09:52 PM   #17535
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Jeddah has no history? lol It's been populated since the stone age and is renowned for being the gateway to the holy city of Makkah. In the heart of the city is Al-Balad, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Jeddah is also located beside one of the most spectacular coral reef in the word. This is just the tip of the iceberg.
http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1361

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Old November 7th, 2017, 10:10 PM   #17536
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I agree. Stay where you are and enjoy the show via forums instead. We do have quite enough brits living here at around 250,000, let alone the thousands that visit to compensate losing you.
You mean 250,000 in UAE? As Saudi has ten times less Brits:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/shared/spl/h...l/mid_east.stm

Can you visit KSA easily yourself? I bet not.
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Old November 7th, 2017, 10:11 PM   #17537
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Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority: Freezing the personal accounts of the accused persons does not include the companies

https://sabq.org/KvfVkW

So, no more drama
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Old November 8th, 2017, 12:00 AM   #17538
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Well, that's going to make this region a mess for awhile. If people at this high of a level are being arrested or their funds held, I wonder what will go forward with the tower? Part of me would hope that they'd see it as being too important to not finish, but it's also not that far up yet and could just go on hold. Ouch.

Edit - Thanks Fayzoon. Nevermind. Still a big mess for the people though ;p
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Old November 8th, 2017, 12:15 AM   #17539
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Well, that's going to make this region a mess for awhile.
The Middle East has been a mess to various degrees since the Planck Epoch or so. I don't think this case will have much of an impact in the grand scheme of things.

That being said, it has become quite a bit more orderly in recent decades, so there's a good chance they'll finish this development, draw some tourism and business, and maybe even actually sort things out if we give them enough time.
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Old November 8th, 2017, 03:08 AM   #17540
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Well, that's going to make this region a mess for awhile. If people at this high of a level are being arrested or their funds held, I wonder what will go forward with the tower? Part of me would hope that they'd see it as being too important to not finish, but it's also not that far up yet and could just go on hold. Ouch.

Edit - Thanks Fayzoon. Nevermind. Still a big mess for the people though ;p
Ironically the only way to finish this tower now is "by corruption". Either start spending government money on what is a "confiscated" private project, or continue using the money of the arrested people and their companies, which is stealing. I really hoped this construction surge in SA would be a path towards modernization like in Dubai, but now this is a massive step backwards. And if this coup/purge fails, Arabia could turn into the next Syria.
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