Jeddah Tower: Latest News From The World Leader In Skyscraper Construction
Originally, the Jeddah Tower was envisioned as a “novel engineering marvel, one of the most ambitious projects in construction history.” The planned 3,281 ft high skyscraper is expected to be completed in 2019 and is among the tallest skyscrapers ever built. Jeddah Tower, the Kingdom Tower once planned to be the world’s tallest building is now re-named as simply The Kingdom Tower. When complete it will stand 171 floors up, 1km high.
The Jeddah Tower would be the tallest tower on earth at 3,281 feet upon completion. It will also reach more than 1,000 meters higher than Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, currently the world’s tallest building.
Purpose of the Jeddah Tower
Jeddah Tower is mainly a mix of residential and commercial spaces. It also serves as the tallest building in the entire country. The Jeddah Tower will be about 3 times as tall as Burj Khalifa, the current world’s largest skyscraper that stands 829 m.
The structural work of the Jeddah tower was recently stressed during a visit by His Royal Highness Prince Khaled bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz. Approximately 35% of the tower’s steel structure has been erected, according to this BBC Report.
Who is the Leading Company behind the Project?
Jeddah Tower is a revolutionary project by Jeddah Malls Company. This construction company is a leader in global skyscraper construction and development field.
Preliminary Cost Estimate
The Jeddah Tower will be the tallest building in Jeddah and Saudi Arabia. It will also be the world’s first out of this world high-rise tower, which will provide residents and visitors with an unparalleled view of Earth and outer space. The development of the tower is scheduled to commence soon.
The Jeddah Tower will be the world’s first 1 km skyscraper, making it the tallest. For a comparison, Burj Khalifa in Dubai is 163 meters or 571 feet tall. This tower has a really unique design because of its mixed-use. They say that this skyscraper will provide ample residential space. It will have luxury apartments, private homes for expatriates in Saudi Arabia, and all sorts of financial facilities.
Jeddah Tower will provide easy accessibility to an unprecedented level of luxury for any business or individual looking to occupy the building. Jeddah district represents the gateway into Mecca; this project will open up new experiences and possibilities for future pilgrims visiting the world’s most revered site.