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.
LocationKingdom Tower, Obhur Al Shamaliah, Jeddah 23813, Saudi Arabia
ClientJeddah Economic Company
Project ManagersEC Harris and Mace
ContractorSaudi Binladin Group
Structural EngineerThornton Tomasetti
Supervision ConsultantDar Al-Handasah
PhotographsAdrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture