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Old April 15th, 2011, 06:57 AM   #1821
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KINGDOM TOWER: Paid for by the oil the Europeans and Americans learned the locals to pump up from the underground. Kingdom Tower then designed by the Europeans and build by the Europeans and Americans

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Old April 15th, 2011, 09:51 AM   #1822
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Old April 15th, 2011, 02:04 PM   #1823
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I don't think anyone posted this article yet:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...-building.html
April 12, dailymail.co.uk
I'm sure it's just the same news

Edit, oh yeah I've definitely seen that already, anyway I like the render it shows in the comparison diagrram the best, where it has the two buildings next to it connected to it.
1.6km seems to be the height here, which, suffice to say, is frakkin huge.

luv it!
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Old April 15th, 2011, 11:47 PM   #1824
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Lol, this tower is going to be twice as big as Burj Khalifa in Dubai, which is the tallest structure now :P

This will be the first 1KM+ tower, I think we're going towards a futuristic world, like you see in SF movies. I think we will see towers of 3KM+ in 50 years from now.
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Old April 16th, 2011, 01:51 AM   #1825
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What are the chances of this actually being built? I'm a little skeptical myself.
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Old April 16th, 2011, 09:53 AM   #1826
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Old April 16th, 2011, 10:27 AM   #1827
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It is possible that we will see a milehigh in RSA but definitely not in this decade. And I have a nice sum that i am willing to put on bet, if there is anyone who is ready to take the risk.
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Old April 17th, 2011, 11:11 PM   #1828
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It is possible that we will see a milehigh in RSA but definitely not in this decade. And I have a nice sum that i am willing to put on bet, if there is anyone who is ready to take the risk.
Well, a conservative estimate for the amount of time it would take to build a mile high tower is 10 years, and they haven't started yet, so I'd say that's a fairly safe bet.
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Old April 18th, 2011, 05:25 AM   #1829
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just watch....this thing will be built by the time the 2020s come, alot can happen in the time it takes to get there in terms of technology, economy etc.
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Old April 18th, 2011, 05:38 AM   #1830
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Notwithstanding some healthy scepticism from other posters on this thread, I strongly suspect that this tower will get built.

Firstly, this is partly a "trophy" project by the ruling Saudi Royal Family, not a private company which needs to have a rock solid business case before financing is approved. So no pesky investors, planners or objectors to worry about.

Secondly, last year the Saudis earnt the best part of $500 billion in oil receipts, the vast majority of which is controlled by, you guessed it, the same Saudi Royal Family, so even $30 billion spread over 10 years is pretty much peanuts, and;

Finally, the Saudi Royal Family are not fools - they know how much cheap oil is left for extraction within their kingdom and have seen the success Dubai has with attracting foreign tourists, so this is a big investment for their future when the oil starts to run low. And because it is not being built in Mecca, means no potentially tricky religious considerations to stifle the rich Western tourist inflows.

I would say that if it is officially announced in June, then its gunna get built...
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Old April 18th, 2011, 11:00 AM   #1831
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I don't think a 1.6km tower is going to happen, serve no purpose at all.

No one will want to live that high anyway, if the building caught fire, and you have to run downstairs, it will take you 4 hours, you might as well just jump down.
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Old April 18th, 2011, 11:14 AM   #1832
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Well there is no use for all the skyscapers in Dubai either, still they got build.
Maybe will find out how much our current materials en technologie can take. Maybe when building it they sudenly decide this is impossible and then top it of early or leave it as a ruin because oil ran out or...

Lets just wait...
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Old April 18th, 2011, 11:44 AM   #1833
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I like the bleeding obvious caption 'Visitors will use elevators to get to the top'

No, I thought I might take the stairs...
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Old April 18th, 2011, 11:44 AM   #1834
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I am quite interest to know what are the sales like in all these tall building in Dubai, the sales will be very low, but what about the top few floor of each building, did they actually get sold, anyone live in these top floor (even only for a couple of days).
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Old April 18th, 2011, 05:45 PM   #1835
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I think nobody here knows about this ..

http://www.smh.com.au/world/milehigh...417-1djg4.html
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Old April 18th, 2011, 06:12 PM   #1836
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Now the news said that it was RECENTLY APPROVED !!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMBpfTftLA0
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Old April 18th, 2011, 06:21 PM   #1837
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I'm all for skyscrapers and mega tall ones at that, however with a ridiculous price tag of $28.5 billion dollars... why don't they spend that money on lowering the unemployment rate in SA from the high of 10% what it is now. Create some new industry or technology, not just build a bigger *****.

I agree that this is an old fashioned way of thinking, not to mention a waste of resources and available credit.
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Old April 18th, 2011, 08:05 PM   #1838
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the $28.5 billion dollars is for the development of the Kingdom City , not just the tower







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Old April 19th, 2011, 02:04 AM   #1839
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We r not sure yet if it's a tower or a city ..
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Old April 19th, 2011, 02:38 AM   #1840
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no ,they have specified that in the Saudi press many times..it's the total investments in the whole project (Kingdom City+Kingdom Tower) "Estimated"
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