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Old July 26th, 2008, 02:51 AM   #21
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King Abdullah Economic City Wind Towers
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Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
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Client: EMAAR Properties PJSC

Design Completed: 2006

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Wind Towers anchor each corner of the Financial Island.

A 120-story landmark tower is visible throughout the city. The highly sustainable tower includes a photovoltaic exterior wall and is oriented and formed to take advantage of the winds from the Red Sea to generate energy. The tower rises above the surrounding development and sets a new standard for environmental design in the region.

On the eastern edge is a hotel tower standing at approximately 80 stories. This facetted tower takes advantage of harbor views and is designed with a face that is folded to glimmer in the sun.



Looks similiar to proposed ones in Dubai



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Old August 18th, 2008, 01:25 PM   #22
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this tower is not in jeddah...................this is in KAEC.
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Old November 19th, 2008, 12:58 PM   #23
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Wind Towers

Yes, you are right.It is in KAEC. Are there any body know who is the main contractor.
and what stage is this project?
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Old November 27th, 2008, 03:02 PM   #24
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The 2nd design looks like a squeezed version of the One Dubai.
I like it
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Old May 22nd, 2009, 06:20 AM   #25
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Very interesting work on facade !
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Old October 1st, 2009, 12:18 AM   #26
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Old October 1st, 2009, 12:27 AM   #27
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Isn't this in Dubai?
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Old October 1st, 2009, 12:28 AM   #28
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Old October 1st, 2009, 01:10 AM   #29
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The 2nd design looks like a squeezed version of the One Dubai.
I like it
that's what I thought.
I love towers with this smooth skin style. shanghai tower is a bit like this too.
i hope this one gets built, as well as One Dubai some day.
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Old October 1st, 2009, 01:12 AM   #30
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that's what I thought.
I love towers with this smooth skin style. shanghai tower is a bit like this too.
i hope this one gets built, as well as One Dubai some day.
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Old October 4th, 2009, 03:12 PM   #31
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good

good to see middle east turning into scyscrapers hub...
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Old January 9th, 2012, 08:04 PM   #34
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Old January 10th, 2012, 12:02 AM   #35
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After a year and a half, obviously not. There was no need to bump a dead thread. If there is new info, someone will post it.
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Old February 27th, 2012, 10:18 PM   #36
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120 floors. 450m to 500m maybe?
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Old February 28th, 2012, 09:07 AM   #37
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It looks like only in paper this tower any update?
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Old February 28th, 2012, 12:27 PM   #38
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this tower is part of new city being build to the north of Jeddah ( King Abdullah Economic City "KAEC" / Skyscrapercity Link)
, which is a city being built from scratch since late 2006, with time frame of 20 years to build the 260 million m2 city
(Three time the size of Manhattan and double the size of Kingdom of Bahrain.
and these towers are in phase 2 (2012-2017)






------------some updates of the city----------------------

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some renders and progress photos from phase 1 witch finishes at DEC 2010:

-Industrial zone:








progress on the Industrial zone (phase1)





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-Esmeralda (residential beach & golf course villas) :





progress on Esmeralda:



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-Baylasun (mixed use area) :

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a- Baylasun mosque:


the progress




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b-Marina Towers








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-progress on Marina Towers:









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c- Baylasun mall and hotel:






progress on Baylasun's Mall and Hotel:





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d-Baylasun's bridge:





progress on Baylasun's bridge:








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e-business park:







progress on Baylasun's Business park:






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progress on the boulevard:




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they are working on the seaport at the moment..so I don't think we will see any big progress with phase 2
(phase 1 is set to finish by the end of 2012 which is 1 year behind the original plan) until they finish with
phase 1 of the seaport in late 2012 or early 2013.
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Old February 28th, 2012, 12:54 PM   #39
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when it is in the north of jeddah, how far is it from kingdom tower then, which is also on the northern edge of the city.
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yup..this city is on northern edge of Jeddah city (as a Province)

have a look

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