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Old May 14th, 2014, 12:17 AM   #7741
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I know the location, I thought you know some hidden features of Google Earth.
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But hey, if we measure on the 5th picture (night view), taking this distance as a correct measurement (it's clearly seen on the render), we get around 750m!
Take the distances I've used and you'll get again 1000m on that night render as well It's one set of renders so there's one model used on all of them. It can't have different hight on each take... Unless the graphic guy was on lsd that is
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Old May 14th, 2014, 01:29 AM   #7742
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Old May 14th, 2014, 03:13 AM   #7743
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251 floors? If only the lower ~700 meters of the towers are habitable, that would leave a bit under 2.8 meters per floor, which sounds extraordinarily low for even a modest tower, let alone a luxury one.
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Old May 14th, 2014, 03:45 AM   #7744
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251 floors? If only the lower ~700 meters of the towers are habitable, that would leave a bit under 2.8 meters per floor, which sounds extraordinarily low for even a modest tower, let alone a luxury one.
May be they have increased the number of floors as well as the habitable height.
Mechanical floors are also included in it, but how many mechanical floors do they need 50, 60 or 70..?
I am pretty sure that it would have more than 170 habitable floors.
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Old May 14th, 2014, 04:12 AM   #7745
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Very Interesting Shaddorry, Our SSC friendly family friend, This is a great Rendering Display to date, and Its for real in just 5 and a half Years for sure IMO, In 2020, the " Four Seasons Hotel " open for business IMO, and The Tallest Tower in the world for at least 5 Years after that, till 2025 For Sure IMO !!!

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Old May 14th, 2014, 08:19 AM   #7746
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For the 1km tower to have 250 floors, it would have to look like this:

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Old May 14th, 2014, 08:38 AM   #7747
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I think the 251 floors isn't actually the floor count, it's just how much the total building could basically have

For example The Shard has around 71 floors to its highest floor, but right to the tip they say it has 90+ floors despite just being a spire.
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Old May 14th, 2014, 09:15 AM   #7748
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Counting unusable floors the total floor count could reach 200 floors or more easily. But it for sure won't have more than 200 habitable floors. I think the 170 floor number is pretty realistic.
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Old May 14th, 2014, 09:40 AM   #7749
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Wow over 200 floors!
Just can't wait for the tower rising around 400m
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Old May 14th, 2014, 10:26 AM   #7750
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Ah, much like how contractors used to say the Burj would (be) in the 200 floor range; ie. have the structural height of a 200 floor building, even though a bit less than that is actually usable and habitable space. 250 x 4m a floor is on target for typical floor heights so perhaps that article is just choosing to describe total height in a different way.

If you visit the CN tower, they'll also say a similar thing at the sky pods or decks. Such as you're at ~1,150 feet above the ground or ~360 meters or 114 building stories (when clearly a skyscraper would probably have higher than 10 foot floor to floor heights).

The upper pod is something I always recalled mentioning being at 147 building stories (and a tad close to 1,450 feet / Sears aka Willis), give or take 30 feet or so.

But if we've figured out the pixel measurements (good job on that btw), then sure, usable space of ~170 floors would be great even if it still ends up with a huge spire.

Unless they've simply increased the height but for some reason like others said, with this tower I can't see them propagating it radically upwards like how the Burj went. Maybe we will be all excitedly proven wrong but yeah, I'll guess 1,100 / 1,200m, tops.

200 floors (habitable) would be SICK, though
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Old May 14th, 2014, 11:14 AM   #7751
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You do know that Jeddah is open to visit for basically everybody, right? It's only Mecca that is not accessible for non-Muslims.
Medina is also closed to non-Muslims.
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Old May 14th, 2014, 03:27 PM   #7752
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When has this pic been taken? Looks very recent.

It gives a great overview!
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Old May 14th, 2014, 04:11 PM   #7754
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amazing update
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Really nice photo!
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Old May 14th, 2014, 07:17 PM   #7756
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Still putting 2 floors in 6 meters would be like



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This is Great !! 200 Floors, Same Height, Could be Done ,

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it's a last google map update


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There You Go , Compare The Two Updates , this one from January, 2014, the Post was, probably a lot older Photo Here ??

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Old May 14th, 2014, 07:38 PM   #7758
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Yes there was quite a deep hole, but the site was so vast that the depth was hardly noticeable from afar.



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So The Kingdom Tower will almost have the Same Raft Design, Its very close to what it's going to be By This Mid to Late Summer 2014 for Sure, Maybe sooner , I Hope ??

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Old May 15th, 2014, 10:40 AM   #7760
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Great perspective there! Now we know from history and early photos that the foundation for the Burj was all flat to the same level and built up. But here we have a ~20 foot or so deep central core hole. I wonder if they'll also be filling this up, too? The rebar for piles and layout seems to be too close to suggest any use for a "basement" level. Thus I'd go out on a guess and imagine they'll concrete the hole up, then build an equally thick rebar cage on top of the core like they're doing with the wings right now.

But hey I'm only guessing. Anyone is free to elaborate

If they're concreting both parts, this certainly must hold some record then as one of the thickest mats for a building in history.
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