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Construction Slated to Begin on 1km Kingdom Tower

Construction Slated to Begin on 1km Kingdom Tower
Construction Slated to Begin on 1km Kingdom Tower, Kingdom Tower. Image © Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
Kingdom Tower. Image © Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

Work on Kingdom Tower is moving forward, as above-ground construction is slated to begin April 27. Rising over 1000 meters (3,280 feet), the $1.2 billion skyscraper is expected to be the world’s tallest, surpassing the 828 meter tall Burj Khalifa upon completion in 2017.

Designed by US-based Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, the tower will be the centerpiece and first phase of a $20 billion mixed-use development, known as “Kingdom City,” north of Jeddah in Saudi Arabia. Once complete, it will house a variety of offices spaces, as well as apartments, a hotel, and a 157th floor observation deck. 

Reference: Times of Israel, BDOnline

Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "Construction Slated to Begin on 1km Kingdom Tower" 27 Mar 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/490768/construction-slated-to-begin-on-1km-kingdom-tower/>
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Reder!c · April 29, 2015

The man doing this project is a Saudi prince, Alwaleed. He is reported to be 5'4" tall.

Thinker · March 09, 2015

anyone noticed that the contractor of such project is Binladin's family company? :D

sundown · April 01, 2014

I think it'd beautiful.

sum1 · March 30, 2014

Will the Saudi Arabian dictatorship allow women in? The building itself reminds me of the architecture of Stalinism.

John · March 29, 2014

What's the point?

Construction Company in Maryla · March 28, 2014

very nice blog i get lot of information from this blog.

Maciej · March 28, 2014

It's huge and beautiful...

steve · March 28, 2014 07:31 PM

that's what she said

Willie Dean · March 28, 2014

This thing looks a whole lot like Frank Lloyd Wrights "Mile High Illinois" from 1956. Hopefully the designers are taking deep inspiration from Wright's ideas and working on some atomic-powered elevators that can carry 100 people too!

Natasha · March 27, 2014

The equivalent of buying a Porsche during a mid life crisis....

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