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Old Posted May 31, 2017, 11:10 AM
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Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) Executive Director Antony Wood took an exclusive tour of the building recently. Here is the article:
http://www.ctbuh.org/Events/ToursVis...S/Default.aspx
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Adrian Smith is realizing Frank Lloyd Wright's dream.
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Old Posted Jun 1, 2017, 11:04 AM
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Adrian Smith is realizing Frank Lloyd Wright's dream.
He is definitely inspired by Wright's Mile High building, but it falls short literally and figuratively in a few ways. Obviously, 1km is shorter than 1 mile, but that is nit picking. Wright's elevators would have been "atomic powered" and been 5 stories each, something that has not been invented even yet, 60 years on.
But the one thing that Smith might have been able to incorporate of Wright's is the cantilevered structural system, and his failure to do this has always bothered me about this project. The tripod system he does use is an important one for megatall buildings, but if you're going to channel Wright then do it.
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I'm not going to get political because I know my post will get deleted, but I have to say that I am sad that I will never get to visit this building. I think it is going to be spectacular.

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Probably wont become an issue until we get closer to completion but are there no health risks to working at such a high altitude?
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Probably wont become an issue until we get closer to completion but are there no health risks to working at such a high altitude?
People live over 12,000 feet up in the Andes and Himalayas. I think a few thousand feet up won't do much. Very few people are going to get altitude sickness under 8,000 feet.
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A great example would be La Paz, Bolivia. It's nearly 12,000 ft above sea level.
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Anyone got any recent pictures? It's been nearly half a year since one was posted.
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Anyone got any recent pictures? It's been nearly half a year since one was posted.
They have a live cam, with nice zoom
http://www.jec.sa/en/3_53/portal/Live_Cam_Feed/
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Old Posted Oct 19, 2017, 7:56 PM
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Glass! Finally. The scale of this thing is insane. This would already be a huge skyscraper in any city. Yet it's all alone.
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This one is going to be tall
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This one is going to be tall
It's already tall, you just can't tell because there is nothing around for perspective.
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How tall is it now?
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How tall is it now?
Looks like it's around 60 floors to me. Not sure how tall that is though.
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63/252, 25% up
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Looks like it's around 60 floors to me. Not sure how tall that is though.
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63/252, 25% up
If this is accurate, they're probably around 850'.

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56th floor? (pic from today - Oct. 20th)

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If this is accurate, they're probably around 850'.

Crazy that they're building a supertall-size spire
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