Skip to comments.Saudi Arabia to begin building world’s tallest skyscraper
Posted on 04/18/2014 4:55:51 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
Saudi Arabia is scheduled to begin building the worlds tallest tower next week, which will soar 1km in to the sky when completed.
The Kingdom Tower in the coastal city of Jeddah will measure 3,280 feet (1km), some 568 feet (173 meters) taller than the current Guinness world record holder, Dubais Burj Khalifa, which stands at 2,716 feet (827 metres).
At an estimated cost of $1.23bn, the tower in Saudi will require approximately 5.7 million square feet of concrete, 80,000 tonnes of steel for its 200 floors and will take five years to complete, according to The Saudi Gazette.
The tower, overlooking the Red Sea, will feature a five-star Four Seasons hotel, apartments, office space and an observatory.
But constructing the tower is not without its many challenges.
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So we can fly a plane into it?
Good thing they don’t have to wade thru a bunch of American bureaucracy and enviro impact statments and stuff. Saudi builds stuff ,americans now shuffle papers .and file lawsuits.
Gee, what could go wrong with that?
Probably just because they CAN.
Embargo Steel to SA.
We used to be on top and build the most impressive and tallest. Now the best a lot here can do is go ‘why?’ and not give a crap. Sad state, the rest of the world is leaving us quickly behind.
just wait till the day comes when after the 76th floor it collapses because they forgot to hire that dude that makes sure it’s always level as each story gets done.Oops!
Should get a nice view of all the sand from up there.
Ragheads having the tallest building does nothing to put America behind.
True, true ... however, people keep wanting knock our tall buildings down.
Taller than the WTC, no doubt.
Hello, who do you think is building it ?
Why? A.Because they can. B. Because if they don’t do it, China will and take all the bragging rights with it. C. Because since Saudi Arabia is usually the instigator. checkwriter or online inspriation and recruiter agent of Tower Bomb Style Terrorists, they can make this Leaning Tower of Babel and rest assured that Hamas would not dare to bomb it. D. You gotta put all those extra wives and extra mother-in-laws somewheres, right? This way, everbody has the same address. There will even be room for all the lawyers, and their families too.
The Arab countries are all competing with each other for tallest building. Better than spending the money on bombs, I guess.
It’s a Guy Thing
The average person just does not “get” the money flows.
“McFly” just can’t think.
We can’t even have the nicest stuff anymore. They gimped up the new WTC because they know it’ll be target #1. We’re cowering and falling behind in fear and poverty while they can boast and take off. We used to be able to go to the moon and now we can’t put a person in orbit.
I guess to some luddites and so on types may so whatever, we’re making progress on legal pot. So down the toilet we go.
Great answer! LOL! ;-)
Doesn’t matter who is building it, we’re not the ones having it. The arabs and Chinese are leaving us in their dust.
You think they’re trying to compensate for something?
nearly twice as tall...
Great lets wait until they’re finished and crash an airliner into it.
Dollars go to SA in exchange for oil.
Those dollars have to come BACK somehow.
This is one of the ways.
European and American companies sell TONS of stuff to the mideast.
Trucks, powerplants, management consulting, airplanes, heavy equipment, engineering services, etc., etc.
Then dollars go from SA back to US companies as sales.
We have to sell them something in exchange for buying from them.
They knocked down our 2nd tallest buildings and we’re supposed to cheer them on when they build taller than we can now? Uh huh
by the time they finish it,most of us here on free republic will be between 100 and 125 years old.
No, but instead of sitting around and whining about it, we should go ahead and build a few of our own.
We can’t. We’re too poor and too afraid cause they’ll be targets for the Saudis to knock down anyway.
Well, then we get what we deserve then.
The problem is they have to build it on sand
Its missing the call-to-prayer loudspeakers.
Maybe to make it easier for their wahabbi folks to knock down a building with an airplane
Absolutely right. Engineering company I work for has been doing preliminary foundation testing on this site for a year. And we don’t work cheap. If the Saudis have penis envy or whatever the reason for building this monstrosity, I’m happy to help them get over it at $1,500/ day.
“No, but instead of sitting around and whining about it, we should go ahead and build a few of our own.”
They can use it to train the next group of Saudi one-way, 9/11, terrorist pilots.
It’ll definitely be designed and built by top firms from the USA, UK, Japan and/or Korea
The Tower of Bab Allah.
I didn’t think they had erections that big in Saudi.
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Itll definitely be designed and built by top firms from the USA, UK, Japan and/or Korea
and maybe one of the 57 states?
Better they spend money on this than suicide bombers and madrases.
From what I saw in the Middle East, I'd say Indians, Pakistanis, Chinese, Koreans, and Filipinos.
Arabs don't work, they hire others. (Then confiscate their passports and never let them quit.)
A ‘tower of babble’, in a land of unintelligible phlegm removing nasal and throat soundings.
(There! I said it, and I meant it!)
Heh ...heh ...heh.
The one in Dubai is so tall you can view the curvature of the earth.
Can we fly an airplane into it? Please...
My thoughts exactly...