World’s Tallest Skyscraper

© Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

Over 1,000 meters (that’s 3,280 feet!) with a total construction area of 530,000 sqm Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture are currently in design development phase for . Slated to surpass Burj Khalifa by 173 meters (coincidently which Adrian Smith also designed while at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill) Kingdom Tower is the centerpiece of the $20 billion dollar Kingdom City Development, with the tower itself expected to cost $1.2 billion dollars. Featuring a luxury hotel, office space, serviced apartments, luxury condominiums and the world’s highest observatory the tower’s foundation drawings are complete with the piling currently being tendered.

More renderings of the world’s largest tower which will be located near the Red Sea in , Saudi Arabia following the break.

© Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
© Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
© Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
Cite: Minner, Kelly. "World’s Tallest Skyscraper" 02 Aug 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 25 May 2015. <>
  • ale gaddor

    please stop of making this kind of project,,, there’s nothing up there,, why u archinepts continue with this nonesense,,, in this case, tall is not a reason,,, it’s a whim.

    • cl

      certainly it wasn’t the idea of the architect to come up with a kilometer high tower.
      Mostly the client (investor/developer) asked the architect to design this.

      • Charles Detilleux

        Oh then it’s cool, the architect’s good … only the client is a bored 12 years old.

  • iikka K

    Looks like somebody has discovered Frank Lloyd Wright’s “Illinois” plans… Just switched the height from a mile to a kilometer.

    • Kev

      Thank you im glad someone caught the steal.

    • Sabas

      Yep, that’s exactly what I was contemplating..hmmmm where did I see this design over sixty years ago????

  • Ornament and Crime

    It’s futile yes, but it’s beautiful. Just like the pyramids of Giza.

    • Pierre

      Oh burn!