Page 1 of 5 12345 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 66
  1. #1
    Facebook Knows All
    Points: 277,787, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 15.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    cycloneworld's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    NE Oklahoma
    Posts
    16,524
    Points
    277,787
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 431
    Given: 186

    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.



  2. #2
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 79,354, Level: 87
    Level completed: 56%, Points required for next Level: 796
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    twojman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Clive
    Posts
    4,483
    Points
    79,354
    Level
    87
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 29
    Given: 50

    Re: Saudi Price to Build Mile High Skyscraper

    Is it the tower of Babel all over again?



  3. #3
    Pro
    Points: 119,141, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    balken's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    2,643
    Points
    119,141
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 4
    Given: 0

    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.



  4. #4
    cyclONEnation
    Points: 236,684, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    C.John's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    15,441
    Points
    236,684
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 57
    Given: 52

    Re: Saudi Price to Build Mile High Skyscraper

    UKú 5 billion = 9.9995 billion US$


    That's a ton of oil money.



  5. #5
    Addict
    Points: 84,913, Level: 90
    Level completed: 65%, Points required for next Level: 637
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience PointsSocial
    cstrunk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Longview, TX
    Posts
    8,165
    Points
    84,913
    Level
    90
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 44
    Given: 2

    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.



  6. #6
    cyclONEnation
    Points: 236,684, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    C.John's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    15,441
    Points
    236,684
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 57
    Given: 52

    Re: Saudi Price to Build Mile High Skyscraper



    There's a joke here somewhere.



  7. #7
    Pro
    Points: 119,141, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    balken's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    2,643
    Points
    119,141
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 4
    Given: 0

    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.



  8. #8
    Speechless
    Points: 443,759, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialRecommendation Second ClassVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Ames
    Posts
    23,931
    Points
    443,759
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 193
    Given: 25

    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...



  9. #9
    Addict
    Points: 165,720, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 7.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    ISUKyro's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Houston, TX
    Posts
    9,882
    Points
    165,720
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 186
    Given: 464

    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



  10. #10
    Starter
    Points: 11,549, Level: 32
    Level completed: 43%, Points required for next Level: 401
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Wichita, KS
    Posts
    657
    Points
    11,549
    Level
    32
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1
    Given: 1

    Re: Saudi Price to Build Mile High Skyscraper

    Compensating for something?



  11. #11
    Legend
    Points: 182,091, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 41.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Marshalltown
    Posts
    10,089
    Points
    182,091
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 165
    Given: 139

    Re: Saudi Price to Build Mile High Skyscraper

    Lord Farquaad?



  12. #12
    cyclONEnation
    Points: 236,684, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    C.John's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    15,441
    Points
    236,684
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 57
    Given: 52

    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?



  13. #13
    Addict
    Points: 136,389, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    clones_jer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    IA
    Posts
    8,337
    Points
    136,389
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 4
    Given: 0

    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?



  14. #14
    Speechless
    Points: 443,759, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialRecommendation Second ClassVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Ames
    Posts
    23,931
    Points
    443,759
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 193
    Given: 25

    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...



  15. #15
    Speechless
    Points: 443,759, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialRecommendation Second ClassVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Ames
    Posts
    23,931
    Points
    443,759
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 193
    Given: 25

    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!



Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • TV: FS1
  • Iowa State vs. Oklahoma
  • November 1, 2014
  • 11:00 AM