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.
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