Since 1999, SkyscraperPage.com's forum has been one of the most active skyscraper enthusiast communities on the web. The global membership discusses development news and construction activity on projects from around the world, alongside discussions on urban design, architecture, transportation and many other topics. SkyscraperPage.com also features unique skyscraper diagrams, a database of construction activity, and publishes popular skyscraper posters.
Anyways. . . had to prune this thread again. . . can we keep this on topic[/rhetorical]. . . and by on topic I mean about the building and not your pedestrian observation or conspiratorial rants. . . thanks for your cooperation. . .
. . .
__________________ Tom in Chicago
. . . Near the day of Purification, there will be cobwebs spun back and forth in the sky.
hey so anybody have latest news or pictures of onsite prep on this monster........ be good to get this thread going seen as in Saudi Arabia they are going through with it......pile testing is happening and foundation design is now out
I was actually in Smith + Gill's office this weekend for a tour. No less than three times was the host asked how tall this building would be. He refused to answer every time, basically only saying it would be over 1000m and the final height isn't that specifically known to them. I know this is probably nothing new, but I found it amusing.
The most exciting thing I did learn is that the building isn't using dampers.
--SSP's 10th Kewlest Forumer of 2004
Tom, there appears to be a few supertalls near the wind test model it in that photo. Are some of those actual proposals (except the one partially behind the tower, which appears to be a regular model) for the area around Kingdom Tower?