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Old May 18th, 2011, 03:44 PM   #1901
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The residential area will be 1.5 million square meters, the size of the commercial area will be 470,000 square meters, education vicinity with an area of 150,000 square meters and the size of the offices area will be 800,000 square meters. The remaining lands will be utilized for leisure facilities, tourism and the construction of four star hotels.
when mecca royal tower gets completed it will have the biggest floor space in a single building complex with 1.5million m². the residental area of that building is alone already near the record, wow
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Old May 18th, 2011, 06:12 PM   #1902
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Just my opinion :)

1000 metres might be pretty cool, but I wonder if the tower´s economical production from selling apartmens, renting office space to tenants etc. will repay such a huge investment. This highly resembles ancient pyramides, just a big building, but it´s just a monument to oil money. I am curious what these sheiks will do with this tower when nuclear fusion or some highly efficient energy gathering system will be developed. I am pragmatical person, building such a thing is irrational to me, but the design is beautiful and it will be ofcourse technical milestone!

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Old May 18th, 2011, 11:38 PM   #1903
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You are right, this is just a project to show off oil wealth, following the trend Dubai set. Just as the USA built the Empire State Building, and Malaysia built the Petronas twins (when they weren't even needed), Saudi Arabia will show off newfound power by pulling off this project, and take the prestigious record for world's tallest! It's happened before and will happen again.

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Old May 20th, 2011, 12:47 PM   #1904
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its a business man building it, not the government
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Old May 20th, 2011, 03:49 PM   #1905
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but the chairman of the Kingdon Holding Company is Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal, nephew of the King Abdullah so he is directly linken with the House of Saud. Despite being an investor, he is still related to the petroleum industry.
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Old May 30th, 2011, 01:07 PM   #1906
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is this really on prep stage???
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Old May 30th, 2011, 01:59 PM   #1907
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Well, it was some time ago.. Right now I guess the site is pretty empty.
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Old May 30th, 2011, 10:39 PM   #1908
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That's tooooo big. I wonder how long it would take to build it
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Old June 1st, 2011, 12:00 PM   #1909
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but the chairman of the Kingdon Holding Company is Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal, nephew of the King Abdullah so he is directly linken with the House of Saud. Despite being an investor, he is still related to the petroleum industry.
he is part of the family, but not apart of the government, there is a big difference, i have 7 friends from al-saud ... its a big family.
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Old June 1st, 2011, 07:03 PM   #1910
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OK guys ,10 days left 4 the june 11th ,the right day 4 the advertisement .. let's hope
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Old June 2nd, 2011, 05:19 PM   #1911
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OK guys ,10 days left 4 the june 11th ,the right day 4 the advertisement .. let's hope
i wish your bubble wont burst, something official would be epic
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Old June 5th, 2011, 01:04 AM   #1912
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Burj khalifa was such a barrier breaker with it's extreme height surpassing Taipei 101 by so much

It would be incredible to see another record-breaker go up so quickly and being larger than bk by so much
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Old June 5th, 2011, 02:36 AM   #1913
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Is that kind of building as tall as a kilometer sustainable? The people planning to construct the building have to put it in a better perspective and look at the advantages weighing them against the disadvantages. From a general perspective, I think it will be more challenging to maintain.
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Old June 8th, 2011, 11:54 AM   #1914
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2 days remaining to this historical moment? Let's hope
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Old June 8th, 2011, 05:48 PM   #1915
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2 days remaining to this historical moment? Let's hope
well there is always hope for that. i stay sceptical
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Old June 9th, 2011, 05:57 AM   #1916
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Hi all.

Here is a vid interview with Andy Davids of Hyder consulting.
He was the structural director for the BK project.

Although the interview is not on the KT, it may be relevent and this thread is where I thought it belongs.

I don't think this project will be much more than a km. high but this interview is discussing a mile high structure.




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Old June 9th, 2011, 06:36 AM   #1917
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Very good video. Thanks for sharing. Sounds to me like he at least is pretty set on a mile.
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Old June 9th, 2011, 09:32 PM   #1918
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hey everybody new here, my first post

i really hope this gets built, and notice in the vid around the 3:10 he says project and then changes it to projects, a sign perhaps, i hope so
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Old June 9th, 2011, 11:05 PM   #1919
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oh wow thanks ray for posting, this was very interesting
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Old June 10th, 2011, 02:06 AM   #1920
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Just for fun, I made a quick model and uploaded a diagram to SSP. For those without access to the pending approval section, here it is.
I went with 1100m, per the recent rumors.

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