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Old April 19th, 2011, 02:40 AM   #1841
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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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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.
Kingdom Holdings is the company behind the project. True, the company was founded by a Prince but he's pretty much built it from scratch with little to no help from his family.
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Old April 19th, 2011, 04:18 AM   #1842
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Will Saudi Arabia gradually become a less 'closed' country in the future?
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Old April 19th, 2011, 02:51 PM   #1843
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omg totally misplaced post del
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Old April 19th, 2011, 07:47 PM   #1844
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Old April 19th, 2011, 08:24 PM   #1845
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Very cool video! The prospect of a mile high tower going up is insane!
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Old April 20th, 2011, 01:09 PM   #1846
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that video felt like dubai
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Old April 21st, 2011, 04:35 AM   #1847
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I think the name will be kingdom mile tower
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Old April 21st, 2011, 10:51 AM   #1848
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yay more supertall towers. but wish it was in quatar:
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Old April 21st, 2011, 01:02 PM   #1849
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I think the name will be kingdom mile tower
untill the final height is actually approved i dont think they will give it that name when they are so likely to have to make it shorter to make it feasable
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Old April 21st, 2011, 07:42 PM   #1850
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When construction would begin
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Old April 21st, 2011, 08:30 PM   #1851
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When construction would begin
We aren't so sure yet. but we expect to start in june 11 ..
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Old April 22nd, 2011, 01:59 AM   #1852
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We aren't so sure yet. but we expect to start in june 11 ..
we expect it? i would rather say we dream for it and when it actually will start without more relays we will be as happy as we are surprised x)
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Old April 23rd, 2011, 03:36 PM   #1853
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APPROVED: Saudi Arabia’s Mile High Tower

Riyadh-based Kingdom Holding Company, controlled by Al-Waleen bin Talal, the nephew of the Saudi Arabian King Abdullah, has reportedly received approval for an ambitious proposal to build a $US17 billion “Mile-High” tower to be known as Kingdom Tower.

Located in Obhur, about 30 kilometers north of Jeddah on the Red Sea’s eastern coast, the 1,600m high tower – nearly double the height of the world’s current tallest tower, Burj Khalifa in Dubai – has been designed by a consortium of mega-structure experts, including Emaar (Development Managers), Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill (Lead Architects) and a consortium of Arup and Hyder Consulting (Engineering Consultants). Bechtel are believed to be appointed contractors, however there is speculation that their involvement has been terminated.

The Kingdom Tower will exceed Dubai’s plans for the kilometre-high Nakheel Harbour and Tower, the construction of which was put on hold after the GFC.

The project is reported to involve the construction of a 23 square kilometer city around the Kingdom Tower that can accommodate up to 80,000 residents and approximately 1 million visitors, according to The Age Newspaper. The total cost of the project is estimated at $US30 billion.

According to an announcement made by members of the Saudi royal family this week, the tower will comprise a floor area of 3.53 million square meters and include hotels, offices, apartments and a shopping centre.

Source: http://www.theurbandeveloper.com/201...le-high-tower/
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Old April 23rd, 2011, 05:19 PM   #1854
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Looks like the same bit of fake news that's been buzzing around for a week now.
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Old April 23rd, 2011, 05:46 PM   #1855
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Yes, it starting being really annoying visiting this thread just for another repost of the same fake information
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Old April 23rd, 2011, 11:25 PM   #1856
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Looks like the same bit of fake news that's been buzzing around for a week now.
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Yes, it starting being really annoying visiting this thread just for another repost of the same fake information
I know what you mean guys; and in few days, they will announce the opening celebration!
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Old April 23rd, 2011, 11:44 PM   #1857
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Could you share with us what makes you so certain about opening celebration ?
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Old April 24th, 2011, 01:14 AM   #1858
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Already on the wekipedia : In April 2011 several news agencies report that the plan has been approved and that the building will cost almost 30 billion US dollar.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mile-High_Tower
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Old April 24th, 2011, 02:00 AM   #1859
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lol, Wikipedia.
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Old April 24th, 2011, 12:09 PM   #1860
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Well, all wikipedia says is true:

"several news agencies report that the plan has been approved and that the building will cost almost 30 billion US dollar."

They just didn't add that all these agencies quotes after one fake news produced by some saudi press agency that didn't even give any source of its information. Constructionweekonline mention this:

"The $30bn Kingdom Tower will be located in Obhur, just outside of the port city of Jeddah, The Saudi Gazette said in its report, without revealing the source of the information."

I hope that will stop people from reposting this crap.

Btw, I think article from constructionweekonline is most accurate from that recent "news bubble". Heres the link:

http://www.constructionweekonline.co...lest-building/
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