Tallest building in the world

Adrian Smith + Gordon Jill Architecture just presented their proposal for the new tallest skyscraper in the world. At over 1,000 meters (3,280 feet) and a total construction area of ​​530,000 square meters (5.7 million square feet), the Kingdom Tower will be the centerpiece and first construction phase of the Kingdom City development on a 5.3 million square meter site in northern Jeddah. … The tower will be at least 173 meters high, 568 feet taller than the current tallest building in the world, Dubai’s Burj Khalifa 828 meters high, which was designed by Adrian Smith while at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. Kingdom Tower will feature Four Season hotels, Four Seasons serviced apartments,

Classify office, luxury condominiums and tallest observatory in the world. Tower design is well under way with construction to begin inevitably. Foundation drawings are complete and stowage for the tower is currently being proposed. The Kingdom Tower will cost approximately $ 1.2 billion to build, while the entire Kingdom City project is expected to cost $ 20 billion. AS + GG leads an interdisciplinary design team that also includes utilities development consultants Environmental Systems Design. Inc. (ESD) and Thornton Tomasetti Structural Technical Consultants. Kingdom City developer, Jeddah Economic Company (JEC), chose AS + GG after a long process of competition in which SOM, Pickard Chilton, Cohn Pedersen Fox, Pelly Clark Pelly and Foster + also participated as Partners. “Our vision for the Kingdom Tower is one that represents the new spirit of Saudi Arabia, ”said Smith, whose expertise in super-tall tower design at SOM also includes the Jin Mao Tower in Shanghai, Nanjing Greenland Financial Center in Nanjing, China, Trump International Hotel & Tower at the Chicago Tower and Pearl River, now in advanced stages of construction in Guangzhou, China. “This tower symbolizes the Kingdom as an important global business and cultural leader, and demonstrates the strength and creative vision of its people. This represents new growth and high performance technology fused into one powerful iconic form. ”

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