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Old November 17th, 2017, 01:48 AM   #17581
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Old November 17th, 2017, 05:45 AM   #17582
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Old November 17th, 2017, 07:42 AM   #17583
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Old November 17th, 2017, 07:07 PM   #17584
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Arabia does get a lot of tourists, Muslims. In fact all Muslims are required to make at least one trip in their life time to Mecca, and there are 2billion of them. Jeddah is also where the airport is and where they will arrive. So in essence this project is like a "gateway" to welcome millions of Muslim tourists into the country and the "gateway" for them to head north to Mecca. Their plan might be to make Jeddah more "touristy" since Mecca is all about religion. Kind of like when people visit the Vatican, they spend most of their time, and money, in Rome. At least this is my impression for the plans for Jeddah, but for some reason the Arab posters on here are not being honest and instead choose to be condescending for no good reason what so ever.
Exactly. These reasons and the oil money answers were answered quite a few times but frankly most of us are fed up with the same thing popping up practically every week.
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Old November 17th, 2017, 09:04 PM   #17585
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I thought that new hotel complex had already made Mecca touristy enough. Nothing like a shopping mall overlooking your house of prayer, is there?
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Old November 17th, 2017, 10:19 PM   #17586
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It’s interesting the difference in concept for the cladding, compared to Burj Khalifa. In that case it was designed to enhance de complexity of the shape, its bulb forms, the setbacks... and here it’s a kind of skin, serving to the rotundity of the whole building as a sculpture...
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Old November 18th, 2017, 04:02 AM   #17587
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JEDDAH | Jeddah Tower | 1000m+ | 3281ft+ | 167 fl | U/C

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Old November 18th, 2017, 03:44 PM   #17588
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Old November 18th, 2017, 03:46 PM   #17589
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Old November 18th, 2017, 07:00 PM   #17590
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Exactly. These reasons and the oil money answers were answered quite a few times but frankly most of us are fed up with the same thing popping up practically every week.
I understand that, but remember, there are 7 billion people on this earth and some are just now finding out about this building. The questions will never end. So you can either ignore them, give them an honest answer, or insult them which will only perpetuate the negative image of the region.
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Old November 18th, 2017, 08:51 PM   #17591
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Good job, Naki. That proves cladding is progressing - what about at the top, is there any work going on there too?
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Old November 18th, 2017, 11:00 PM   #17592
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Good job, Naki. That proves cladding is progressing - what about at the top, is there any work going on there too?
Yeah all cranes were moving last Wednesday
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Old November 19th, 2017, 08:42 AM   #17593
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Old November 19th, 2017, 08:24 PM   #17594
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This one should also make people happy... as of 8 pm on the 19th of November, there is a concrete pour going on at the top of the core:




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Old November 19th, 2017, 09:00 PM   #17595
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I hope they‘ll come back to one floor per week.
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Old November 20th, 2017, 08:36 PM   #17596
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site looks busy. Can´t wait to see the endresult.
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Old November 20th, 2017, 09:36 PM   #17597
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I understand that, but remember, there are 7 billion people on this earth and some are just now finding out about this building. The questions will never end. So you can either ignore them, give them an honest answer, or insult them which will only perpetuate the negative image of the region.
Luckily, Google is not into microtransaction yet. I think it it safe to assume the overwhelming majority of responses will be 'Interesting concept .. EXIST ARTICLE.' The few who are interested in the tower and emotionally invested in the country's economy should google it. I bet they will find great answers from analysts as supposed to city skyscraper junkies.
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Old November 20th, 2017, 09:53 PM   #17598
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Luckily, Google is not into microtransaction yet. I think it it safe to assume the overwhelming majority of responses will be 'Interesting concept .. EXIST ARTICLE.' The few who are interested in the tower and emotionally invested in the country's economy should google it. I bet they will find great answers from analysts as supposed to city skyscraper junkies.
True but you've got it backwards. These people hear about the building on the news, or other sources and they do exactly as you suggest, they go to Google, and guess what, this thread is actually one of the top Google responses. Like it or not this thread is the "expert source" for the most up to date and accurate information on the building. So that's why they ask here, yet instead of getting an answer they get an insult.

By the way, this is how I discovered SSC, when I was searching about the Burj Kalifa. I knew nothing about it and there was no more accurate source than the SSC thread on it's construction at the time.
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Old November 20th, 2017, 11:26 PM   #17599
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Old November 20th, 2017, 11:52 PM   #17600
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mavbe just my (wrong) feeling, bu i feel like the slope of the wing is getting less steep for sbout last 3-5 floors, if so, perhabs the building will be taller
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