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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

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Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "Construction Slated to Begin on 1km Kingdom Tower" 27 Mar 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/490768/construction-slated-to-begin-on-1km-kingdom-tower/> ISSN 0719-8884
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