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Old March 5th, 2015, 11:10 PM   #10581
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I wonder why the core is hollow.
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Old March 6th, 2015, 12:06 AM   #10582
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I wonder why the core is hollow.
It's all a big scam, and the tower will never be inhabited after completion

Jokes aside, I'm curious too. The only reason I can think of is that they can raise the outer walls of the core faster by seperating these processes...?
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Old March 6th, 2015, 12:08 AM   #10583
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Mhmm maybe the elevators will instaled in the core
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Old March 6th, 2015, 12:09 AM   #10584
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Of course but you don't need a giant open space for that.
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Old March 6th, 2015, 12:21 AM   #10585
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Oh god... Maybe they need floorspace in this tower and because they needed such a big core they decided to make it hollow to put a part of the floorspace in the core...
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Old March 6th, 2015, 12:23 AM   #10586
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Perhaps this is stupid but is it possible that the elevators are so big and so much they need this huge open space?
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Old March 6th, 2015, 12:23 AM   #10587
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Those wing edges look pretty dark. How disappointing...
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Old March 6th, 2015, 12:29 AM   #10588
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Those wing edges look pretty dark. How disappointing...
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Old March 6th, 2015, 12:29 AM   #10589
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Those wing edges look pretty dark. How disappointing...
But the rest looks bright and very good imo
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Old March 6th, 2015, 04:58 AM   #10590
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I thought the core was hollow for an atrium at the base, kinda like in the Min mao. Also an Adrian Smith building.
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Old March 6th, 2015, 08:04 AM   #10591
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Those wing edges look pretty dark. How disappointing...
That's just a model, i don't think it'll be that dark at the edges in reality.
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Old March 6th, 2015, 08:46 AM   #10592
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The wings are just a "blind" concrete wall (so: no openings), with the cladding directly mounted on it.

So they will be dark in the night.
Unless some backlighting will be installed. But we don't know such details yet!
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Old March 6th, 2015, 08:49 AM   #10593
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Mhmm maybe the elevators will installed in the core
That's for sure.
Most will be steel structure (the guide rails for the elevators and the support structure for these).
Can't wait to see an elevator plan!
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Old March 6th, 2015, 12:00 PM   #10594
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I was hoping this one will be unique but according to the master plan it will be a rip off of downtown Dubai! I got from the plan that it will basically be aimed for tourists (since they will do biggest mall ... water shows ..) but the question is if this turned out to be a copy of Dubai and nothing unique to make the place one of a kind, will people prefer to visit SA instead of UAE just because the tower is a couple of meters higher than Burj Khalifa?

Another question is will this tower look bigger and mightier than Burj Khalifa or the same if I stood directly in front of it? The tower and its crown to me looks way thinner than BK, wouldn't this cause it to lose its grandeur? in other words I mean wouldn't both BK and KT look the same for a human eye since KT compensates in height what BK has in width?
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Old March 6th, 2015, 12:52 PM   #10595
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in other words I mean wouldn't both BK and KT look the same for a human eye since KT compensates in height what BK has in width?
Wait till 2020, make vacation in dubai and jeddah and than you will know it
Or try to make a scale model (50m shoud be enough) of both an place them together...
Seriously comparing both will be difficult because there's no way to compare them directly.
But i think Kingdom Tower will look bigger not only it's higher but also because of the huge spire part which is at about 700m very much mightier than this part of Burj Khalifa.
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Old March 6th, 2015, 02:01 PM   #10596
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Nice

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Old March 6th, 2015, 02:02 PM   #10597
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Old March 6th, 2015, 05:48 PM   #10598
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Old March 6th, 2015, 06:41 PM   #10599
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I want that scale model!!!
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