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View Poll Results: Kingdom Centre, Riyadh
10 287 31.50%
9.5 134 14.71%
9 162 17.78%
8.5 54 5.93%
8 75 8.23%
7.5 36 3.95%
7 53 5.82%
6.5 15 1.65%
6 29 3.18%
5.5 8 0.88%
5 7 0.77%
4.5 5 0.55%
4 9 0.99%
3.5 4 0.44%
3 or less 33 3.62%
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Old June 20th, 2004, 05:01 PM   #81
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Old June 30th, 2004, 03:33 AM   #82
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With ONLY 30 floors that means there's 33 FEET between each floor!!

MUST BE VERY LUXURIOUS!!
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Old July 15th, 2004, 10:33 PM   #83
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8/10

Stunning, breathtaking design. Truly a great shape, nice colors, astonishing work, original (no longer unique). The side profile is amazing, and the curvature great, although the length of it is a little too big for my taste and its a little inpractical. Plus, I wouldnt want a skyline with only these guys.
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Old July 16th, 2004, 02:50 PM   #84
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So I know this may be opening a can of worms and folks are very vehement about the whole height thing but here is a question:

What is so different about Kingdom Centre, One Emerites Tower, the Domiko Building (I know I spelled it wrong, but Tokyo's tallest), and other such "buildings" that are just ornamental in half their height...that is, why does a spire not count, but if you enclose the space like Kingdom Centre does, it counts towards the overall height?

I can see the opposing point to this, it is technically still a building, but then the question is -- how is this not "cheating" to attain height, whereas folks just barrage poor Freedom Tower calling it a cheat for having all the lattice work...I hate Freedom Tower's design, so I am not sticking up for it...I do kinda feel badly for the building...it is like a handicapped child born prematurely...it was not the kids fault, it is just how the dice rolls in life ;-)

But anyone care to comment on if they think Kingdom Centre etc are "cheats" as well just as badly as say Freedom Tower and Petronas

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Old July 16th, 2004, 05:58 PM   #85
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I just realized that but the biggest cheater by far is Burj Al Arab, that thing isn't even 700 feet tall.
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Old July 16th, 2004, 11:13 PM   #86
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I know, they all do it really, even Taipei101 has the top floors above the occupational space, SWFC has the ornamental top with the hole, why is that not cheating in the true sense that people use cheating when describing Freedom Tower since it is all the same
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Old July 16th, 2004, 11:16 PM   #87
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I think if we change the official height to the height of the highest occupied floors, things would be better.

Unless China makes each story 40 feet high.
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Old July 16th, 2004, 11:25 PM   #88
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Really nice 9/10
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Old July 16th, 2004, 11:38 PM   #89
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I agree Naptown.

Thats been my idea (although I never suggested it here) for a long long time. People will still find loopholes, but it more accurately describes a building, in my opinion.
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Old July 17th, 2004, 07:44 PM   #90
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Old August 10th, 2004, 03:45 AM   #91
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one of the best symbol for Saudi Arabia, 9.5
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Old August 14th, 2004, 10:52 AM   #92
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Just great.

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Old August 14th, 2004, 11:18 AM   #93
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One of the Best Scrapers Around 10/10

Are there floors or any habitable areas surronding that hole???, perhaps the floors only go up untill the hole and that's how they were able to evade the 30 story rule.
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Old August 24th, 2004, 01:02 AM   #94
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Quite possibly the most elegant skyscraper in the world. 10/10!!!
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Old August 26th, 2004, 11:43 PM   #95
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Old August 27th, 2004, 01:05 AM   #96
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crazy tower! great creativity! 10
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Old September 10th, 2004, 02:23 AM   #97
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the best office skyscraper in middle East!!!



le doy un 9,5/10.....si hubiera sido tan alto como Taipei 101 o como el Two International centre de Hong Kong....le hubiera dado su 10......

definitivamente el Kingdom Centre es uno de los mas bellos edificios del mundo,se parece mucho a el futuro Shaghai International Finance Centre que aun se construye en Shanghai,pero en definitiva....es el edificio mas espectacular de oficinas.....y la cadena de hoteles Four Seasons no se equivocó a escogerlo para ubicar su hotel en Riyadh.....y este edifico tiene de todo,desde Tiendas,el hotel,oficinas...lo maximo,.,......

ocupa el Puesto 5 como mejor skyscraper of the world.......solo superrados por

1 Petronas Towers
2 Taipei 101
3 shung Hing Square en Shenshen
4 Burj al Arab Hotel en Dubai.....y el 5 puesto para Kingdom centre..jeeee

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Old September 12th, 2004, 01:32 PM   #98
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Old September 13th, 2004, 06:10 PM   #99
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absolutely 10/10!!
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Old September 25th, 2004, 03:31 PM   #100
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7/10

I'm not a huge fan of this, I must admit.

Shanghai World Financial Centre will look 10 times better I think.
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