OMG you ain't gonna believe this !!

Posted by: DLC

OMG you ain't gonna believe this !! - 04/19/14 04:19 PM

World's Tallest Building to be built in Saudi Arabia

> 3200 feet tall - Is this the modern "Tower of Babel" ?

Can you imagine if this collapses or falls over ?? cry ouch !! . . . it'd make 9-11 look like tinker toys !!

FYI USA has #4 of the tallest and that's the only 1 in the top 10... well except Donald Trump's head !! (lucky that guy can breathe ! ) laugh Talk of Tower of Babel !!

China has 4 of the top 10 (#2, #6, #7, & #10) .... not that that's anything to crow about !
What's the deal with height? can't be most efficient office space ... building costs, pumping water up 1000's of feet !! AND what if you have a fire !! 1000s trapped.... unless you equip them with parachutes or parasails !!

I can see someone flipping over their desk chair cushion and it says- "In case of emergency, this cushion may serve as a flotation device." OOPS !! wrong floatation !! eek

Posted by: steveg

Re: OMG you ain't gonna believe this !! - 04/19/14 05:02 PM

Almost twice the height of the Freedom Tower! But coming from CNN — these days, anyway — methinks the tale may be taller than the building. wink
Posted by: DLC

Re: OMG you ain't gonna believe this !! - 04/19/14 06:51 PM

Well, they're to begin construction next week !

Must be a "man thang"… who's got the biggest blush

laugh
Posted by: Celandine

Re: OMG you ain't gonna believe this !! - 04/20/14 12:58 AM


Sure..Y Knot?

...WE Paid 4 It! mad

sooner or later it just MIGHT occur
to the Sista'(DRILL BABY DRILL)Sarah & the Right-Wing
Conspiracists, that Internal Combustion IS NOT OUR FRIEND!
Posted by: steveg

Re: OMG you ain't gonna believe this !! - 04/20/14 03:40 AM

Then I would ask if there will be beverage service and packages of peanuts on the elevators. And at the ground-breaking ceremony, Ann-Margret will sing Bye Bye Birjee! grin
Posted by: DLC

Re: OMG you ain't gonna believe this !! - 04/20/14 06:01 AM

Originally Posted By: steveg
Then I would ask if there will be beverage service and packages of peanuts on the elevators. And at the ground-breaking ceremony, Ann-Margret will sing Bye Bye Birjee! grin

Yeah I'm going to ask my brother about that- he services elevators… got to be a huge challenge. Got to be tough to get those motors up to the service level on top !! …and the danger of cables that long !!! eek I sure wouldn't want to work on them.. 'course he does have a 40+ story building on his watch.

Told me several months ago, another company in Dallas lost a man… didn't put on his safety belt… you can imagine the rest. frown It's NOT pretty !
Posted by: Celandine

Re: OMG you ain't gonna believe this !! - 04/20/14 08:08 AM


As far as I recall
in the extra extra tall sky scrapers in NYC
they handle that very real concern by having
passengers CHANGE ELEVATORS To Get to the
Upper Levels. (I think there are "Locals" &
"Express" like waiting for a bus or subway)

Only been that high working for Ziff-Davis
on Park Ave. didn't think twice @ the time.

Funny.. like most NuYawkas, I've never been
up in the Empire State Building, even though
I'd walked directly passed it dozens of times,
nor up into the WTC, even though I'd been in
and under it hundreds of times... just never
had any call to do so.
Posted by: DLC

Re: OMG you ain't gonna believe this !! - 04/20/14 11:58 AM

Yes true, but even with that you need more motors to get to the top… i.e.. instead of 1 motor pulling a car (elevator) 150 floors, you have 3 motors, pulling 3 cars (1 @) 50 floors… see how it gets very complicated quickly ?? shocked

maintenance costs increase dramatically eek
now you have 3 cars and 3 motors instead of 1.
Posted by: Celandine

Re: OMG you ain't gonna believe this !! - 04/20/14 03:03 PM


multiple that times X?

One car would not only be dangerous
but would cause the WAIT TIME longer
between car-loads of workers trying
to get to their offices every morning.

With a building that tall... Allah knows
how many workers that would involve. eek
therefore 3X how many lifts? complicated indeed.
the maintenance crew would be busier than
a one-armed poster-hanger in a hurricane! tongue
Posted by: DLC

Re: OMG you ain't gonna believe this !! - 04/20/14 07:31 PM

Yep - you nailed it !! laugh
Posted by: musicalmarv7

Re: OMG you ain't gonna believe this !! - 04/21/14 03:25 AM

Saudi Arabia can afford to build this giant building. This really would be amazing.