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Old January 10th, 2018, 06:32 AM   #17801
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Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman was born in Jeddah.

Even if Alwaleed Bin Talal is in prison, Bin Salman would never want this project to stop or end up unfinished.

You can all count on it being finished eventually. Maybe the slow progress with the tower might have something to do with the nearby buildings and landscaping around the tower, as seen on google earth.

Hopefully at least it will speed up as the tower gets slimmer and higher up, which might be possible if they have enough concrete pumps to compensate for the time it takes for the concrete to reach higher and higher.
This argument makes zero sense.
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Old January 10th, 2018, 10:13 AM   #17802
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Generally speaking, skyscraper construction times vary according to the amount of money that is available. Usually a skyscraper rises between 150-200 meters per year in a normal construction speed, but some developers hire a lot more workers and as shown for example by the Exchange 106 in Kuala Lumpur, a building can rise almost 400 meters in one year. However, I am not trying to make any claims regarding the financial aspects of this project, since it is clearly progressing. I'm not one to complain of slow progress, as long as it is steadily rising (which it is). Also, there can be many other factors that can speed up or slow down a project. It could just be that there are not a huge amount of workers on site so the project won't progress super fast. However, I feel like recently it has been going faster and more steadily again so I'm happy.
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Old January 10th, 2018, 02:07 PM   #17803
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12:45 pm, January 10, pretty quiet at the top:

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Old January 11th, 2018, 05:46 AM   #17804
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What I mean, is that if Alwaleed Bin Talal no longer funds the project, there is a great possibility that Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman (Since he was born in Jeddah, he wouldn't want his home city to stagnate in any way, especially since this city is also the gateway to Mecca), and his government would just take over the project and fund it themselves, and $2B is not a lot considering what the Saudis have.
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Old January 11th, 2018, 08:30 AM   #17805
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What I mean, is that if Alwaleed Bin Talal no longer funds the project, there is a great possibility that Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman (Since he was born in Jeddah, he wouldn't want his home city to stagnate in any way, especially since this city is also the gateway to Mecca), and his government would just take over the project and fund it themselves, and $2B is not a lot considering what the Saudis have.
Saudi Vision 2030 logo is on the main gate of the area, I saw it myself



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Old January 11th, 2018, 10:16 AM   #17806
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Interesting clip, thanks. It made me wonder, are the workers mostly Saudis, or do they have Indians working too, like they do in Dubai?
Saudis working on a building site? Don't make me laugh!
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Old January 11th, 2018, 10:54 AM   #17807
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Old January 11th, 2018, 11:43 AM   #17808
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Hardly. Goldin Finance 117 in Tianjin, Lokhandwala Minerva and World One in Mumbai, Ryugyong Hotel in Pyongyang, or Dubai Pearl and 106 Tower in Dubai, are all technically under construction, but moving a lot slower than 13 floors per year.You could also use Sagrada Familia in Barcelona as an example, that one has been under construction for well over a century.
E.g. Cologne Cathedral needed over 600 years to complete : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cologne_Cathedral
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Old January 11th, 2018, 11:59 AM   #17809
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E.g. Cologne Cathedral needed over 600 years to complete : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cologne_Cathedral


It was started 800 years ago and is built of stone.
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Old January 11th, 2018, 01:33 PM   #17810
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Old January 11th, 2018, 02:45 PM   #17811
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Hope the situation improves and quick decisions are made.As of now the pace of work is very slow.
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Old January 11th, 2018, 04:52 PM   #17812
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CNN recently reported about the tower with also a visit to the site.

http://edition.cnn.com/videos/tv/201...uare-meter.cnn
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Old January 11th, 2018, 04:56 PM   #17813
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This picture clearly shows how much the surrounding canīt be the cause of the slow progress. There are even roads leading directly to the towers base.
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Old January 11th, 2018, 08:20 PM   #17814
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reuters: Saudi state taking control of Binladin construction giant

Saudi Arabia is taking managerial control of Saudi Binladin Group and discussing a possible transfer of some of the giant construction group's assets to the state while its chairman and other family members are in detention, sources told Reuters.
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Old January 11th, 2018, 08:42 PM   #17815
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CNN recently reported about the tower with also a visit to the site.

http://edition.cnn.com/videos/tv/201...uare-meter.cnn


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MP_d...ature=youtu.be
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Old January 11th, 2018, 10:14 PM   #17816
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My only guess is the location of the concrete batching plant, is it off site or on site?
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Old January 12th, 2018, 01:15 AM   #17817
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This picture clearly shows how much the surrounding canīt be the cause of the slow progress. There are even roads leading directly to the towers base.
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Old January 13th, 2018, 08:52 PM   #17818
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Here's a nice, detailed pic from today, 8 pm local time:

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Old January 14th, 2018, 03:02 AM   #17819
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100% literacy by 2024: Saudi Arabia

Jeddah — Saudi Arabia plans to eradicate illiteracy by 2024.

The illiteracy rate in the Kingdom was 60% in 1972, but in 2018 the illiteracy rate is less than 5.6%, according to government data.

The Kingdom has made great strides in adult education and literacy programs over the years.

The Kingdom established the Adult Education and Literacy System in 1972. It established the General Secretariat for Adult Education and Literacy in 1977.

These moves paid dividends as the Kingdom won the King Sejong Prize for Literacy in 1986, the Unesco Prize for the Eradication of Cultural Illiteracy in 1996 and the Noma Literacy Prize in 1997.

Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 is now the driving force behind a number of education reforms.

This year’s budget allocated SR192 billion on the education sector.

This year Saudi students will take part in the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) for the first time. The test is issued every three years by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) to 15-year-olds across the globe to measure reading, maths and science comprehension.

On Jan. 8 of each year, the Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (ALECSO) celebrates Arab Literacy Day, proclaimed by the Arab League in 1970 as part of its major projects designed to provide universal primary education, combat illiteracy, and raise awareness of the need to enhance girls’ education and to promote the family and society.

The proclamation of the Arab Literacy Day coincided with the establishment of a special literacy body called “Regional Literacy Organization”. This body, which was later developed and annexed to ALECSO, and whose name was changed, in July 1972, into the “Arab Literacy and Adult Education Organization”, has established various relevant strategies, plans and scientific references.

http://saudigazette.com.sa/article/5...4-Saudi-Arabia
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Old January 14th, 2018, 08:15 AM   #17820
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Good find! Yes, "almost, roughly 300 m above BK..." sounds like over 1100 m.
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I wonder is it 25 additional floors or just 100m of solid concrete?

In my opinion,to increase height, the only way is adjust this point.
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