Steel: Reaching new heights

Carbon Steel SMC

Expected to be completed in five years, construction on what will be the world’s tallest building in the Saudi Arabian coastal city of Jeddah is under way. At a height of over 1,000 metres and a total construction area of 530,000 square metres, the Kingdom Tower is expected to cost US$1.2 billion.

Kingdom Tower, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
An estimated 80,000 tonnes of steel will be required in the building’s construction with the 160 floors accommodating a mix of residential, office space and commercial units. Furthermore, the 1 kilometre high building will feature the world’s highest observation deck on the 157th floor.

Sources: Project architects: Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill 
Images: © Jeddah Economic Company/Adrian Smith&Gordon Gill Architecture

Elle T. // SMC Editor

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