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    Saudi Prince to Build Mile High Skyscraper

    Mile-high tower: Saudi prince promises £5bn desert spire TWICE as tall as nearest rival being built | the Daily Mail

    It would be twice as tall as the world's tallest building in Dubai and cost over $10 billion.



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    Re: Saudi Price to Build Mile High Skyscraper

    Is it the tower of Babel all over again?



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    Re: Saudi Price to Build Mile High Skyscraper

    Nothing says practical like a mile-high building. Sucks if the fire alarm goes off and you have to use the stairs.



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    Re: Saudi Price to Build Mile High Skyscraper

    UKú 5 billion = 9.9995 billion US$


    That's a ton of oil money.



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    Re: Saudi Price to Build Mile High Skyscraper

    He can do whatever he wants with his oil. I mean gold. I mean liquid diamonds. I mean money.


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    Re: Saudi Price to Build Mile High Skyscraper



    There's a joke here somewhere.



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    Re: Saudi Price to Build Mile High Skyscraper

    Quote Originally Posted by C.John View Post


    There's a joke here somewhere.
    Okay, I'll try. Everyone in this picture is the same height standing up.



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    Re: Saudi Price to Build Mile High Skyscraper

    I thought living on the 8th floor of M-W-L would suck during a fire alarm...dear god...



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    Re: Saudi Price to Build Mile High Skyscraper

    That's to the point that it's almost hard to wrap the mind around just how high up that is



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    Re: Saudi Price to Build Mile High Skyscraper

    Compensating for something?



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    Re: Saudi Price to Build Mile High Skyscraper

    Lord Farquaad?



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    Re: Saudi Price to Build Mile High Skyscraper

    I want to know how much sway will be expected at the top. Correct me if I'm wrong, but skyscrapers sway a tiny amount with the wind, correct?



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    Re: Saudi Price to Build Mile High Skyscraper

    Quote Originally Posted by C.John View Post
    I want to know how much sway will be expected at the top. Correct me if I'm wrong, but skyscrapers sway a tiny amount with the wind, correct?
    Towers sway ... and they're what? 9 floors?

    how many standard floors in a mile?



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    Re: Saudi Price to Build Mile High Skyscraper

    Quote Originally Posted by C.John View Post
    I want to know how much sway will be expected at the top. Correct me if I'm wrong, but skyscrapers sway a tiny amount with the wind, correct?
    I'm wondering what kind of materials they're using that won't have problems with the extremes in temperature...



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    Re: Saudi Price to Build Mile High Skyscraper

    Quote Originally Posted by clones_jer View Post
    Towers sway ... and they're what? 9 floors?

    how many standard floors in a mile?
    Wouldn't it just be 5,250 (height of proposed building) / 10? 525 floors...that's a lot of elevator buttons!



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