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Old July 8th, 2018, 01:06 PM   #18381
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Throw off please the latest pictures of construction.
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Old July 9th, 2018, 01:02 AM   #18382
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Throw off please the latest pictures of construction.
The latest pictures showing actual construction were posted in January or so. The site is apparently completely dormant at the moment.
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Old July 9th, 2018, 06:25 AM   #18383
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Are all the Mecca construction projects still going? I haven’t seen posts about them forever.
I know the two 420m minarets have been cancelled, i have no clue about the circumstances in regard to other projects in Mecca and especially around the Clock Tower.
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Old July 9th, 2018, 11:54 PM   #18384
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I know the two 420m minarets have been cancelled, i have no clue about the circumstances in regard to other projects in Mecca and especially around the Clock Tower.
Alot is active, i just think that we don’t have alot of active saudi members in this forum as much as it used to..... there is a twitter acount called ‘saudi projects’ with enough details that people don’t need to check SSC as much...
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Old July 14th, 2018, 01:05 PM   #18385
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Oil money cannot buy you happiness or the tallest building in the world apparently.
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Old July 14th, 2018, 11:19 PM   #18386
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This situation reminds me of the Tower of Babel...

Humans worked together to build a tower that would reach the sky. But they lost their ability to communicate because of God's punishment and the tower could never be finished.

The Jeddah Tower is more or less the same story, but here, people lost their ability to find a financial agreement that would let the construction resume...
And it's not God, it's the economy!


Sorry if that message sounds crazy to you It suddenly crossed my mind...
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Old July 15th, 2018, 10:00 AM   #18387
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Old July 15th, 2018, 02:19 PM   #18388
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I beginning to seriously wonder if this tower will get any taller than in the 2 photos above.
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Old July 15th, 2018, 03:53 PM   #18389
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Why do they leave the cranes rusting there instead of taking them down?
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Old July 15th, 2018, 08:38 PM   #18390
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If you see the webcam you'll see that there are some activities on the surroundings but, in the tower, no activity at all. I wonder why!
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Old July 17th, 2018, 01:04 AM   #18391
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If you see the webcam you'll see that there are some activities on the surroundings but, in the tower, no activity at all. I wonder why!

Could be a separate contract. Just the contractor fulfilling his obligations after being paid in advance (or having an iron-clad contract guaranteeing payment for work done regardless of the financial state of the project) or something like that.


Also, no matter how tall the tower ends up being, those amenities at ground level around it would probably be required for its operation anyway. So one might as well focus on finishing them even if the future of the tower is uncertain, at least the infrastructure will be in place to serve the tower regardless of how tall it turns out.
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Old July 20th, 2018, 06:11 PM   #18392
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Why do they leave the cranes rusting there instead of taking them down?
The desert probably doesn't have humid conditions that would tend to promote rust. They leave unused airplanes in the desert portions of the US for similar reasons...
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Old July 20th, 2018, 06:18 PM   #18393
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Well, it seems to be very very delayed for completion...
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Old July 21st, 2018, 04:06 PM   #18394
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Why do they leave the cranes rusting there instead of taking them down?

It will be much more expensive to take them down, and eventually erect them again when construction resumes (if ever; but I expect it will).


Also, for taking the cranes on the core down in this stage, a plan does not exist.
Crane dismantling plans by Liebherr/Wolff were made, but only based on a normal construction and completion of the Tower.
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Old July 22nd, 2018, 02:34 AM   #18395
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Thanks for the explanation, makes sense. Did not know that it was impossible at this stage. There is a tower in Dubai called pentominium, which is kind of in a similar state with cranes just left there
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Old July 22nd, 2018, 03:56 AM   #18396
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Old July 23rd, 2018, 01:39 AM   #18397
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This is gonna be the new pyongyang tower lol
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Old July 23rd, 2018, 06:15 PM   #18398
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DeZeen magazine claims the tower is back under construction, per officials...

https://www.dezeen.com/2018/03/12/wo...h-gordon-gill/
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Old July 23rd, 2018, 06:15 PM   #18399
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DeZeen magazine claims the tower is back under construction, per officials...

https://www.dezeen.com/2018/03/12/wo...h-gordon-gill/
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Old July 23rd, 2018, 08:11 PM   #18400
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The article is from March 2018....nothing happened since then. It‘s not U/C again.

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