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Old Posted Oct 17, 2010, 2:52 AM
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JEDDAH | Kingdom City & Kingdom Tower | +1000m | 3280ft+ | Preparations

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Includes the tallest building in the world and more than 1000 meters height
Jeddah Municipality to discuss a preliminary draft of the city of "The Kingdom"


Abdullah bin Hassan - Jeddah: The secretariat of the Jeddah last week in a workshop to outline the primary city project "The Kingdom" which is located north of the city and the developer wishes to take the approval to complete. Workshop was attended by Khalid Al-Aqeel the Deputy Secretary and Assistant Secretary and general managers concerned of the Secretariat and representatives from relevant government departments and representatives of the two reconstruction and Jeddah Economic and advisory company in Canada.

The Director General of the pilot projects in Jeddah, Eng Fawaz Bachtmp formative ones that my team work of the secretariat and the project discussed the Agenda for Action relating to the project by preparing the company for a presentation of one of the phases of development of the draft plan in preparation for awarding the company for initial approval after ascertaining the conformity of the project to all technical requirements and regulatory the size of these projects.
"The presentation dealt with the mechanism of the project in terms of location and methods of linking architectural trends and dynamic of the city of Jeddah, in addition to the concept design of the site's special project and system design spaces and open areas, and optical character to them."

He added that he "discussed the mechanism for traffic regulations, vehicles, pedestrians and the surface structure and infrastructure and urban centers is represented in the services and amenities of urban and social problems such as shopping malls, restaurants, clubs, educational and religious facilities, health and density of the project in human terms."

He reported that the workshop discussed the study on the system heights of the buildings in the project so as to be commensurate with the requirements of the Civil Aviation Authority as well as privacy and the right neighborhood and also to examine the trends of planning and design of each piece of its territory as well as to study parking system in terms of different types of vehicles, as well as discuss the study on the environment which focused on the impact of the project on the sea and air and the direction of the sun in addition to the stages of implementation of the project and discuss the requirements of the relevant government agencies. He pointed out that the secretariat and the project owners will hold several workshops to scrutinize the sequence of previous points, and in detail to gain access to final approval by the general location.

The Bachtmp concern of the secretariat that the project is showing an adequate standard because of its importance is not in the Kingdom, but only at the global level it comprises among other components, the tallest building in the world, which will increase its height of 1000 meters, adding that the project would be a landmark of the city of Jeddah, where is complementary to the system of global projects located on the Red Sea coast, and within the project ordered by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah Economic City and his hometown, sports and King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, as an addition to economic and development boom of Jeddah for the contents of real estate units, shopping centers, administrative offices, as well as health and education services as well as the presence of an artificial lake will contribute to the popularity of tourism in Jeddah.

He was adviser to the Canadian consulting company, "Robert Marshall" admiration for the manner of modern civilization and the methodology pursued by the Secretariat in the discussion of such projects which are equally with the best global experiences.

Structure set to be the tallest building in the world


Saudi investment company Kingdom Holding is approaching more contractors for the deal to design and build its planned 1-kilometre-tall Kingdom Tower in Jeddah.

In September, Kingdom Holding had shortlisted three contracting groups for the deal. They were South Korea’s Samsung Corporation with Dubai-based Arabtec Construction, Australia’s Multiplex, and the Saudi Binladin Group.

Contractors had expected the contract to be awarded within weeks, but according to sources close to the project the developer now wants to consider additional proposals from other contracting groups that may offer a lower price.

Kingdom had also shortlisted various consultancy groups in September. They were the US’ Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Adrian Smith & Gordon Gill Architecture, and US-based Pickard Chilton in partnership with UK-based Hyder Consulting (MEED 11:9:09).

If Kingdom Holding goes ahead with the ambitious project, it will replace the 818-metre Burj Dubai as the world’s tallest building.

The Capital Market Authority is also planning a smaller high-rise project at the King Abdullah Financial District in Riyadh.

It is prequalifying contractors to build a 400-metre-high headquarters building. This structure will be higher than the 309-metre Kingdom Tower, currently the tallest building in Riyadh

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Old Posted Oct 22, 2010, 10:22 AM
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ITS OFFICIAL !! CONSTRUCTION WILL START IN 3 WEEKS !!!!!






http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSLDE69K04T20101021

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Saudi Kingdom to build world's tallest tower- report
Thu Oct 21, 2010 2:25am EDT


* World's tallest tower part of $20 bln project in Jeddah

* Plans another project in Riyadh valued at $6.67 billion

DUBAI, Oct 21 (Reuters) - Saudi-based Kingdom Holding Co 4280.SE plans to build the world's tallest tower as part of a project worth 75 billion riyals in the city of Jeddah, a newspaper report said on Thursday.

Alsharq Al-Awsat newspaper, citing Kingdom's Chairman Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, said the company will officially announce the project at a press conference in three weeks.

The skyscraper will be at the centre of the mixed-use project, which will stretch over 3.5 million square metres of land, the newspaper added.

It also said Kingdom Holding plans another development in the capital city of Riyadh with an estimated investment value of 25 billion riyals. It will include a park, a hotel and other entertainment elements, as well as 10,000 residential units.

Kingdom Holding, the investment firm of the Saudi billionaire prince, posted a 52.6 percent rise in third-quarter earnings on Monday, driven by higher investment returns. [ID:nLDE69H1MA]

Kingdom, 95-percent owned by the nephew of Saudi ruler King Abdullah, has minority stakes in some of the world's top companies the most valuable of which is Citigroup (C.N).

The world's tallest building at present is Dubai's 828-metre Burj Khalifa, developed by Emaar Properties (EMAR.DU). (Reporting by Tamara Walid; Editing by Dinesh Nair)







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Saudi Kingdom to build world's tallest tower
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Saudi tycoon Prince Alwaleed bin Talal speaks during a press conference in Riyadh. Photograph: AFP


DUBAI - Saudi-based Kingdom Holding Co plans to build the world's tallest tower as part of a project worth 75 billion riyals in the city of Jeddah, a newspaper report said on Thursday.

Alsharq Al-Awsat newspaper, citing Kingdom's Chairman Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, said the company will officially announce the project at a press conference in three weeks.

The skyscraper will be at the centre of the mixed-use project, which will stretch over 3.5 million square metres of land, the newspaper added.

It also said Kingdom Holding plans another development in the capital city of Riyadh with an estimated investment value of 25 billion riyals. It will include a park, a hotel and other entertainment elements, as well as 10,000 residential units.

Kingdom Holding, the investment firm of the Saudi billionaire prince, posted a 52.6 percent rise in third-quarter earnings on Monday, driven by higher investment returns.

Kingdom, 95-percent owned by the nephew of Saudi ruler King Abdullah, has minority stakes in some of the world's top companies the most valuable of which is Citigroup.

The world's tallest building at present is Dubai's 828-metre Burj Khalifa, developed by Emaar Properties.


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http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-1...dom-tower.html

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Alwaleed Picks Burj Khalifa Architect Adrian Smith to Design Kingdom Tower
Oct 22, 2010 3:01 PM GMT+0800


* World's tallest tower part of $20 bln project in Jeddah

* Plans another project in Riyadh valued at $6.67 billion


Kingdom Holding Co. has awarded the design contract for its mile-high Kingdom Tower in Jeddah to Adrian Smith & Gordon Gill Architecture, Dubai-based Gulf News reported, citing an official it did not identify.

The development of the tower is being managed by Emaar Properties PJSC, the United Arab Emirates’ biggest real-estate company by market value, the newspaper said, citing the official. Emaar is the developer of Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, currently the world’s tallest tower and which the Kingdom Tower will overtake.

Adrian Smith designed Burj Khalifa when he was working for Skidmore Owings & Merrill, Gulf News said.

To contact the reporters on this story: Arif Sharif in Dubai at asharif2@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Edward Evans at Eevans3@bloomberg.net


Final Design will be reviled within the next 3 weeks
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just cant wait for the final design and seeing the foundations getting down that is gonna become one enormous hole to start with
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just cant wait for the final design and seeing the foundations getting down that is gonna become one enormous hole to start with
yes indeed, plus we need lots a photos on this bad boy when it gets going
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does this tower have any tenants...? or... will it ever...?
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does this tower have any tenants...? or... will it ever...?
good question, i imagine eventually one day haha
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Hi all.

OK - not sure what this design from AS is for but the guy who took these pics had some vids of "Kingdom City" site from a year ago as well. (nothing to see - no activity at all - and no mention of any relation to the pics)

These are from May of this year. Altin did say it was a 3 lobed design that was chosen ...

Could it be the KT design ?

Draw your own conclusion ...

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I could certainly live with this if it turns out to be the KT design.
Discussion ... thoughts ...?


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i wonder what the cladding will look like
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very sweet! I like the final design that is shown better then the first one.
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What is the exact design of the kingdom tower, and why does it have different design in each photo ?!

I just want to know if the kingdom tower is under construction now ..?!
And how long will it take to build ??
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This is the current design. The other designs were just preliminary.

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Is this going to be built?
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I say it will be built.
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In August 2011, the Chicago-based project architect Gill Gordon commented that groundbreaking was expected toward the end of 2011. You have to be an optomist to design something like this.

Resemblence to Wright's design for the mile-high Illinois Tower is undeniable.
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Wow! I never ever heard a super tallest tower. It's unbelievable! What floor is that? Maybe it is 200 floors.
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nice hope it gets built
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any recent pics guys? just wanna kinda see where they are at. kinda wanna know when they will actually start forming up this monster
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Being a mile up, now wouldn"t the differences in air temp be a real problem, super hot at the base and cooler at the top, the thermal differences I would think would be massive, besides the wind shear this sucker would have to take. All though it would be empty as we all know these Kings build these just to up the other. So I am sure another Oil baron if this is built will top it as well lol. Hate to ever see a war in the middle east as these would be very east targets.
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So this is still being built right
After all, there is supposedly construction on site?
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Would be great to see a construction update on this. Sounds pretty interesting. Humanity's first tower to break the kilometer mark.
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