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Old April 24th, 2011, 03:02 PM   #1861
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never quote wikipedia but look at their sources if they are accurate and right now i would say there is no other trustful source then time. so let's wait till something real official gets announced
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Old April 24th, 2011, 06:25 PM   #1862
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Hmmm, while I am hoping that this one does get built, I am keeping a healthy pinch of salt handy for the time being.

That said, this project already seems to have competition from Qatar, according to this report in Construction World, which states that Ezdan Real Estate is planning to build the "world's tallest building". I am not sure how big the company is, perhaps some of our members from the Mid-east can shed some light on how credible this is. Thanks!
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Old April 24th, 2011, 06:29 PM   #1863
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"Ezdan reported a net profit of $33million in 2010."

Doesn't look to me like a competitor to Kingdom Holding
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Old April 25th, 2011, 11:13 PM   #1864
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We can't say that ALL of these news are LIES ,So we just need a little bit more patience and it must be started soon ...

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Old April 30th, 2011, 06:49 AM   #1865
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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
I can change Wikipedia to say it costs 30 million or 300 billion, use real sources not Wikipedia,

Wikipedia is just for referencing
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Old May 2nd, 2011, 01:22 AM   #1866
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I can change Wikipedia to say it costs 30 million or 300 billion, use real sources not Wikipedia,

Wikipedia is just for referencing
1. I know that anyone can change it on wikipedia

2. We r not talking about if it's 30 billion or 30 trillion, we r talking about if it's going to be built or not ..

3. I copied this from wikipedia because it says that several newspapers announced that it was approved and this is real ..
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Old May 2nd, 2011, 05:08 AM   #1867
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Old May 2nd, 2011, 05:22 AM   #1868
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Old May 3rd, 2011, 01:41 PM   #1869
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Old May 3rd, 2011, 01:47 PM   #1870
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next month we know if fayzoon was right with his optimism about the restart on June 11th for the cityscape. let's all cross our fingers that they really do, although i'm also sceptic
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Old May 3rd, 2011, 02:41 PM   #1871
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next month we know if fayzoon was right with his optimism about the restart on June 11th for the cityscape. let's all cross our fingers that they really do, although i'm also sceptic
june 11th I'm waiting for it ..
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Old May 3rd, 2011, 06:29 PM   #1872
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june 11th I'm waiting for it ..
We're all waiting. But there's a small hitch, I'm not sure if the final project looks like a tremendous toothpick, I will be happy about it...
Burj Khalifa is a masterpiecie of art and architecture, it's also the highest building in the word and will stay as one for at least 7 more years. This one looks too simple to be the tallest, biggest building made by humanity.
Anyway I still want it to be built
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Old May 3rd, 2011, 08:53 PM   #1873
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I was asked to stay away from this thread,by my friend who works in (KHC). but I couldn't resist
this is not the final design for the tower,although..once a "very" similar design was posted at some point here at this forum.and BELIEVE me it's going to be THE master of all master pieces

@ Faizon:
for me I don't think it's going to be declared in CityScape-Jeddah,because at the 15 th of June (KHC) is going to finish it deal with Zain to buy Saudi Zain.So I guess Q4 2011 will be more realistic date to lunch the project
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Old May 3rd, 2011, 09:22 PM   #1874
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Are you talking about this:




or this: ?






The first one is by S&G so that could be the one you are talking about since they won the design contract. Or is it not?
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Old May 3rd, 2011, 09:39 PM   #1875
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I don't know
but the first one looks very beautiful
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Old May 3rd, 2011, 10:17 PM   #1876
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Awesome..Rody, you helped a lot.. Thanks..
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Old May 3rd, 2011, 10:34 PM   #1877
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I knew he was talking about the first one!
Thanks Rody, that's the best piece of information we got in months. (hope it's true)

any idea when it will be announced if not in CityScape Jeddah?
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Old May 3rd, 2011, 10:35 PM   #1878
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that's the best piece of information we got in months.
Well that's what we suspected long time allready, but good to know this project is still alive, and the possible start date. It surely will save a lot of nerves around here
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Old May 4th, 2011, 12:22 AM   #1879
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@ Mesch:
all he told me it's some times after Eid ( the Eid day this year sometimes between 2-4 SEP),so that's why I said "So I guess Q4 2011 will be more realistic date to lunch"
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Old May 4th, 2011, 04:20 AM   #1880
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Hi all.

Some news is better than none - even if it is a bit hazy ... - thanks Rody.

Pat, both those designs are probably from Adrian Smith (just a guess). The first is, as you said, after he moved to start AS & GG - the second while he was still at SOM.

I posted both of them.
- The 3 lobed design I found from a guy who also had pics of the site. He had the long distance shots of the site area labelled Kingdom Tower, but the pics of the model had no label. There is some showing AS holding the model while giving a presentation to a dozen or more people - some obviously Arab (they were dressed in the traditional white sheet thing - sorry, I don't know the name of it). As I posted then - it may or may not have anything to do with this project (although I kinda think it does).
- The SOM vision, as it is called, only looks close to some of the earlier renders we have seen. I posted it because of that, saying - maybe this is it ?

Let's also bear in mind these are both for a km.+ high structure - not the mile high. We've seen the few drawings of the mile high that are obviously very preliminary. IMO this project, once it moves ahead, will be just over a km. - not near a mile. I hope I'm wrong, but I don't see the preverbial mile high for some decades yet.

I will be more than happy to see the 1,000 meter height record broken with this project.


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