Jeddah Tower: This will be the tallest skyscraper in the world

When we talk about big skyscrapers, we can not fail to mention Burj Khalifa, in Dubai, which with its 829.8 meters (2,722 ft) high heads the ranking as the tallest building in the world.

But 1,700 kilometers away, emerges on the sands of the desert a mega project that will remove it from the post in a short time. This is the Jeddah Tower, which will dominate the landscape of Jeddah City, in Saudi Arabia, since 2020.

Map of Saudi Arabia and Jeddah city location.

This project will demand more than 1,230 million US dollars and began on April 1, 2013, raising what will be the first man-made construction to exceed one kilometer in height.

The Jeddah Tower will be a skyscraper at least 1,008 meters high (3,307 ft), 167 floors and two basements. Its use will be for offices, apartments, a hotel, a shopping center and several observation terraces.

Jeddah Tower

The megaproject belongs to the Kingdom Holding Company and is run by Adrian Smith, of the architecture firm Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, who also worked at the Burj Khalifa of Dubai.

The tower will have a triangular floor to withstand the force of the winds and will cover an area of 243,886 square meters (2,625,167 square feet).

Street of Jeddah Tower

Its parking will have capacity for 2,205 vehicles. Meanwhile, the hotel will have 200 rooms, the residential floors will be composed of about 439 apartments and will have 59 elevators that move at 10 meters per second.

It is expected that the Jeddah Tower is completed in 2020, becoming the tallest skyscraper in the world.

Jeddah Tower under construction November 2017

Source: Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture / CTBUH, Kingdom Holding Company, Ammar Shaker, Visual House Film.
Iani Nikolov
News Reporter

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