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Old December 19th, 2017, 07:15 AM   #17701
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Good find! Yes, "almost, roughly 300 m above BK..." sounds like over 1100 m.

But do we agree that a finishing date of Dec. 2019 is hopelessly optimistic?
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Old December 19th, 2017, 03:12 PM   #17702
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But do we agree that a finishing date of Dec. 2019 is hopelessly optimistic?
Indeed. They still have some 100 floors to go, which means 400 formwork jumps (core + three wings). If they continue at the current pace of two formwork jumps per week (or less - the last reported core jump was two weeks ago), the concrete work alone should take more than two years.
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Old December 19th, 2017, 11:16 PM   #17703
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Well, with the owner/chairman of the developing company allegedly hanging head-down from his feet at the Ritz Carlton in Riyadh and "politely asked" to hand over billions from his fortune, chances are ......
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Old December 22nd, 2017, 09:51 AM   #17704
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YES !!!! They changing the law so i can visit the tower when it`s finished.

https://www.n-tv.de/reise/Saudi-Arab...e20193388.html
Sorry it`s in German but from 2018 they will allow individual tourists in SA.
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Old December 22nd, 2017, 10:19 AM   #17705
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Good find! Yes, "almost, roughly 300 m above BK..." sounds like over 1100 m.

But do we agree that a finishing date of Dec. 2019 is hopelessly optimistic?
This is the most useless question ever.
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Old December 22nd, 2017, 10:25 AM   #17706
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Good find! Yes, "almost, roughly 300 m above BK..." sounds like over 1100 m.

But do we agree that a finishing date of Dec. 2019 is hopelessly optimistic?
I wonder is it 25 additional floors or just 100m of solid concrete?
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Old December 22nd, 2017, 11:59 AM   #17707
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I wonder is it 25 additional floors or just 100m of solid concrete?
hollow concrete I would say
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Old December 22nd, 2017, 01:24 PM   #17708
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cladding is progressing well but no core pour since weeks, really disappointing.
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Old December 22nd, 2017, 03:26 PM   #17709
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I wonder is it 25 additional floors or just 100m of solid concrete?

I would guess steel.
The top 200 m is already planned in steel, so it seems modst logic that a longer steel spire could be constructed.


No idea what this means for the crane plan.
Now, the top crane is planned to rise up to 1000 m.
Probably 100 m can be added to that.


Time will tell...
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Old December 22nd, 2017, 04:01 PM   #17710
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hollow concrete I would say
So it's safe to say that roughly half of building's height will be not habitable. Cheaters!
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Old December 22nd, 2017, 09:38 PM   #17711
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It's safe to say it will have more habitable area than Dubai Creek Tower.
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Old December 22nd, 2017, 10:47 PM   #17712
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We don‘t know how the final plans look like. We just have a floor plan for the 1001m version, so just wait.
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Old December 22nd, 2017, 10:58 PM   #17713
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In English, the language you're posting in, the phrase "in the middle of nowhere" (used by city dwellers) refers to any unpopulated or sparsely populated area outside cities. Before you go on calling people fools, maybe you should understand the language you're saying it in? It does not matter what the population of Jeddah is, Jeddah Tower isn't being built in Downtown Jeddah, it's being built in the middle of nowhere. Simple, no?
Nobody called anyone a fool, to say you are fooling yourself, is not in anyway the same as saying you are fool, that too is in the English language.
Secondly if you look at Bing maps, you will see it is not the middle of no where, it is on a vacant lot on the edge of town. The city is coming down two side of the project, as you can see in many of the posted pictures.
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Old December 22nd, 2017, 11:08 PM   #17714
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Technically, that's true. But it goes to the bigger point about why these megatalls are built in certain locations at all.
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... The only tall buildings in Vegas are commercial buildings and those are mainly casinos.

These buildings are stunts built for a country that has a tiny middle class but many wealthy clients and visitors. So be it. If the developers have confidence that they can sell the space, all power to them.

Wouldn't happen in Vegas because it couldn't be justified economically. Yet there's no shortage of wealth in that city. Nor in New York, or Chicago, or London, or in numerous other places.
Casinos are mostly two story's max, the high building are the hotels which are part of the development. Just as these building in the middle east all have hotels and apartment's in them and there is a reason for that. You don't want a hotel guest or tenant to have to walk too far, so you go tall, and keep the walk from the lift to the room short.
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Old December 23rd, 2017, 03:57 AM   #17715
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It's not in the middle of nowhere.

This apears to be brand new motorway.
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Old December 23rd, 2017, 06:52 AM   #17716
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YES !!!! They changing the law so i can visit the tower when it`s finished.

https://www.n-tv.de/reise/Saudi-Arab...e20193388.html
Sorry it`s in German but from 2018 they will allow individual tourists in SA.
I feel kinda relieved haha
Maybe we'll see us in 2021 (or whenever it will be finished) in front of this magnificent building!
Greets from Hamburg!!
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Old December 23rd, 2017, 08:58 AM   #17717
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This apears to be brand new motorway.
...in 2005, maybe. The main travel lanes show quite a bit of wear. They just don't allow trash there. It is very clean.
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Old December 23rd, 2017, 11:35 AM   #17718
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I think it depends on the viewpoint. This tower is built in an area where there is a lot of empty space around it yes, but that will be developed in the future. And a quick look at google maps can tell us it is located pretty much right on the outskirts of Jeddah, a city with over 3.4 million inhabitants (so definitely not in the middle of nowhere). Same was said for the Lakhta Center in St. Petersburg, but it just depends on the angle you look at it.

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Old December 23rd, 2017, 02:14 PM   #17719
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Old December 23rd, 2017, 04:15 PM   #17720
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http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XMzIzMjc5OTUyMA==.html

BIG NEWS!!!! According to CDO,the final height will be 1100+m!!!!
Someone change the title to 1100+ meters
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