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Saudi Arabia to build world's tallest tower that will reach 1km into to the sky

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(CNN) -- Dubai -- long champion of all things biggest, longest and most expensive -- will soon have some competition from neighboring Saudi Arabia.

Dubai's iconic Burj Khalifa -- the world's tallest building -- could be stripped of its Guinness title if Saudi Arabia succeeds in its plans to construct the even larger Kingdom Tower in Jeddah -- a prospect looking more likely as work begins next week, according to Construction Weekly.

Consultants Advanced Construction Technology Services (ACTS) have recently announced testing materials to build the 3,280-feet (one kilometer) skyscraper (the Burj Khalifa, by comparison, stands at a meeker 2,716-feet, or 827 meters).

The Kingdom Tower, estimated to cost $1.23 billion, would have 200 floors and overlook the Red Sea. Building it will require about 5.7 million square-feet of concrete, and 80,000 tons of steel, according to the Saudi Gazette.

Building a structure that tall, particularly on the coast, where salt water could potentially damage it, is no easy feat. The foundations, which will be 200 feet (60 meters) deep, need to be able to withstand the saltwater of the nearby ocean. As a result, ACTS will test the strength of different concretes.

Wind load is another issue for buildings of this magnitude. To counter this challenge, the tower will change shape regularly.

"Because it changes shape every few floors, the wind loads go round the building and won't be as extreme as on a really solid block," Gordon Gill explained to Construction Weekly. Gill is a partner at Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, the design architects for the project.

Delivering the concrete to higher floors will also be a challenge. Possibly, engineers could use similar methods to those employed when building the Burj Khalifa; six million cubic feet of concrete were pushed through a single pump, usually at night to ensure the temperatures were low enough to ensure it would set.

Though ambitious, building the Kingdom Tower should be feasible, according to Dr. Sang Dae Kim, the director of the Council on Tall Buildings.

"At this point in time we can build a tower that is one kilometer, maybe two kilometers. Any higher than that and we will have to do a lot of homework," he told Construction Weekly.

Source: By Daisy Carrington, for CNN April 18, 2014 -- Updated 0218 GMT (1018 HKT)


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Offline kylun

parang tower of babel?? gusto  nila maabot yung langit...

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Offline caligula

Amazing engineering feat. I live in a 40 storey condo at pagbababa ka using the elevator, you have to wait for a long time before the door open. How much more if you're on the 200th floor?

Also, does Jeddah have a high density population area like Tokyo, New York, Shanghai kaya kailangan nilang gumawa ng super tall building? Or is this just to flaunt their wealth to the world?


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nilalapit lang nila ang bansa nila sa mga terrorists.

aba'y magandang target ito sa mga Al-Queda. :think:


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They can used the same 'base' technology as Burj Khalifa to cater 1km tall building...

such engineering feat. but will requires tons of hardwork.
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Offline Lord Nok Von Hauten

Base sa mga kaibigan ko (sabay ganun ano) they will use same materials used in burj khalifa but there will be some option. Iba kasi ang salt content ng sea sa may bandang jeddah. Iba din kasi ang consultant nito.

As far as I remembered this project was started since 2009 then nag announce lang sila ng 2011. Ang may ari kasi nito ay si prince walid di ko lang alam kung meron pagbabago. Dati kasi kasama pa ang bechtel team tapos sa nabasa ko di na pala sila kasali sa consultancy. Baka nga meron pagbabago.

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The folly of mankind : never learns!

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Offline jamesbond

hmmm....air travel hazzard ito if ever... this might be really dangerous...sa terrorism attacks pwedeng pwede at madali hehehe....


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eto ang hindi ko maintindihan, nagtatayo ng matataas na building sa new york, chicago, hongkong, etc mainly because of scarcity of land. wala nang mapagtayuan but up. sa gitnang silangan naman napakalaaaaaaaawak ng disyerto. baket ka magtatayo pataas??
 ??? ???


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eto ang hindi ko maintindihan, nagtatayo ng matataas na building sa new york, chicago, hongkong, etc mainly because of scarcity of land. wala nang mapagtayuan but up. sa gitnang silangan naman napakalaaaaaaaawak ng disyerto. baket ka magtatayo pataas??
 ??? ???

simple lang... iba pa rin ang feat ng isang lugar kung may trademark ka na hindi pa nagagawa ng iba tulad neto....
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tignan nyo yung bagong headquarters ng apple. di nila kelangan ng mataas na building pero wag ka!! haneppp.  :sipol:


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may haka haka na kaya dina kasama ang Becthel as consultant kasi nandiyan na ang SBG....

di lang yan... 2012 nung delayed ng tatlong buwan sahod ng mga SBG people ay dito daw ginamit ang pera for bond.

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wow tallest one.... showing how rich they are... ??? ??? ???


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Offline jamesbond

with the arabs' vast wealth i think this is doable... only perhaps the story of the tower of babel will not re-occur again:.. hmmm....


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