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Construction Slated to Begin on 1km Kingdom Tower

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. 

  • Architects: Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
  • Location: Kingdom Tower, Obhur Al Shamaliah, Jeddah 23813, Saudi Arabia
  • Client: Jeddah Economic Company
  • Project Managers: EC Harris and Mace
  • Contractor : Saudi Binladin Group
  • Structural Engineer : Thornton Tomasetti
  • Quantity Surveyor : Omnium
  • Supervision Consultant : Dar Al-Handasah
  • Area: 530000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

Reference: Times of Israel, BDOnline

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