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Old October 1st, 2007, 03:31 AM   #161
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already done, see previous posts.
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Old October 1st, 2007, 03:54 AM   #162
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already done, see previous posts.
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...3&postcount=35

is that the only one, or did I miss one? I'd like to see it compared to some completed supertalls like the Sears Tower and other older buildings.
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Old October 1st, 2007, 04:34 AM   #163
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This has always been a bad idea, imagine you have to transport goods from wherever they are made to the tower, then you have to transport them up the tower using a lot of energy. Imagine pumping water to the top floors and moving people constantly up and down. This building will require more electrical power then all the cities in saudi arabia combined already, it's a pipe dream. The middle east should start preparing for life after oil, because these countries have little resources otherwise, even if they aggressivly diversify in industry, they are going to be hurting when the oil age is over.
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Old October 1st, 2007, 04:42 AM   #164
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A mile is 5280 ft, there is an extra foot in the title.
If this is the "Mile High Tower," the title needs to be changed. A mile is 5280 ft, which is 1609 m, not 1600.
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Old October 2nd, 2007, 05:26 AM   #165
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is that the only one, or did I miss one? I'd like to see it compared to some completed supertalls like the Sears Tower and other older buildings.
Yah that's the one i was referring too.. I think it pointless to put it next to the sears tower because as it is, it dwarfs Burj Dubai and makes it look like a midget...
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Old October 2nd, 2007, 05:29 AM   #166
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I agree with you about the amount of energy needed to move people... Nevermind even people.. The energy it will require for workers (constructing it) to work with oxygen masks beyond 1000 meter level... Nonetheless, i think
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Old October 2nd, 2007, 05:31 AM   #167
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If this is the "Mile High Tower," the title needs to be changed. A mile is 5280 ft, which is 1609 m, not 1600.
Don't worry the thread will eventually be closed anyway, chances of this tower being built is slim to none.

And for the record everyone can count, who cares about a 9.3 meter difference!
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Old October 2nd, 2007, 05:37 AM   #168
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I will believe this when it's built.
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Old October 2nd, 2007, 05:45 AM   #169
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I agree with you about the amount of energy needed to move people... Nevermind even people.. The energy it will require for workers (constructing it) to work with oxygen masks beyond 1000 meter level... Nonetheless, i think

is far fetched.
They will not need oxygen masks at that altitude, unless this is on a high plateau like where Denver or Lhasa is located.
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Old October 2nd, 2007, 06:59 AM   #170
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If one more person talks about oxygen masks at 1000 meters I'm going to rip out my hair. Come on guys don't be ridiculous.
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Old October 2nd, 2007, 07:08 AM   #171
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i have been 4,000 metres up the alps and didn't need a oxygen mask. Didn't see anyone gasping for air either in the restaurant built at the top of the mountain

back on topic, this is just mad, would love to see it built though
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Old October 2nd, 2007, 05:29 PM   #172
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YES PLEASE!!!

We had enough of this ignorant crap in the Al Burj thread.

Hmmm....maybe there is some connection with fantasy buildings that will never happen and ignorance of basic science.
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Old October 2nd, 2007, 08:28 PM   #173
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In fact, I'll close it now and reopen it when more news comes out
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Old December 9th, 2007, 12:09 PM   #174
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This was posted a few minutes ago in the Saudi forum.
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anyway,the same guy who's working for the KHG sent me this images.and I don't have to say much,the photos are enough
-this is the master plan for the project:


-this is a view for the canal:



_the tower's marina:


and as he told me the work is gonna starts as soon as "Bechtel" will finish their office in Jeddah witch is suppose to be on the first days of February
btw,this rendering is by HOK so it must be with a good dimensions

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Old December 9th, 2007, 12:32 PM   #175
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wow, impressive! but the tower doesn't look like 1600m in the renders....more like 1000
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Old December 9th, 2007, 01:00 PM   #176
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yes it looks like it but its acctully 1600m ! 1MILE !!!!!! that out does the 1kilometers !!

great work jeddah you might aswell become better than dubai !
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Old December 9th, 2007, 01:21 PM   #177
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Different sources of the large project.

http://www.kingdom.com.sa/index.asp?id=63&invid=23

http://ikuwait.blogspot.com/2007/10/...-in-world.html

http://dotsson.blogspot.com/2007/10/...s-tallest.html

http://kingdom.com.sa/index.asp?id=73&prlsid=33



SOURCE: http://urbanity.es/foro/showthread.php?t=3187

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mile_High_Tower
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Old December 9th, 2007, 01:23 PM   #178
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is there any date for construction start yet?
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Old December 9th, 2007, 07:48 PM   #179
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I like it. Its amazing project.
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Old December 9th, 2007, 08:38 PM   #180
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what sort of materials are they going to use for this build, would it be a muilti use tower or anything else. world record stair climb for the future?
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