Kingdom Tower برج المملكة‎ Burjul Mamlakah

Kingdom Tower برج المملكة‎ Burjul Mamlakah
The Kingdom Tower or (Arabic: : برج المملكة‎ Burjul Mamlakah), previously known as Mile-High Tower (Arabic: ), is a supertall skyscraper approved for construction in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia at a preliminary cost of SR4.6 billion (US$1.23 billion). It will be the centerpiece and first phase of a SR75 billion (US$20 billion) proposed development known as Kingdom City that will be located along the Red Sea on the north side of Jeddah.

Actual Value - 15billion US Dollar
Client - Jeddah Economic Company (JEC)
Main Contractor - Prince Alwaleed bin Talal
Consultants - Main Consultant: Adrian Smith & Gordon Gill Architecture
Country - Jeddah Saudi Arabia
Category - Tower Building
EStimated finish - 2011 to 2018
Status - under construction

The Scope:
The project calls for construction of a Mile Tower which is a skyscraper in Jeddah, Saudi  Arabia. The height of the skyscraper is around 1600 metres. The Mile Tower is a mixed use tower includes apartments, hotels, commercial shops and malls. The skyscraper will be the tallest skyscraper in the world.

The Remarks:
The partners of JEC are Kingdom Holding Company, Mr. Samaual Bakhsh, Abraar, International Holding Company, prominent Jeddah businessmen Mr. Abdulrahman Hassan Sharbatly and Saudi Bin Laden Group (SBG). The capital of JEC is made up of SR8.8 billion in land value, assets that are SR7.3 billion, plus SR1.5 billion in cash contributed by SBG that further demonstrates their confidence in this extensive project.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Worlds Tallest Building in the World

Worlds Tallest Building in the World

Worlds tallest building in the world
1. Kingdom Tower = is planned to become the new World's Tallest Building upon completion in 2016 with offices, hotel space and luxury residences being the envisioned uses of the tower.

A public viewing deck could be located at around 800 meters from the base of the tower, which is roughly near the height of the current World's Tallest Building, Dubai's 828 meter Burj Khalifa.

World's tallest building since 2009 (eclipsing Taipei's Taipei 101) and now the world's tallest man-made structure.

2. Burj Khalifa = The Height of Burj Dubai, as it was known prior to its renaming as Burj Khalifa, was kept private until the building's completion in 2010. The developer held a tight grip over the buildings final height, although in 2006 a height of 808 meters had been leaked by an individual familiar with the technical aspects of the project. Ultimately in 2009 the official height, 20 meters taller than the leaked figure, was confirmed and the Burj Khalifa would claim the title of World's Tallest Building at 828 meters.

3. World Trade Center = was a proposed 2500 feet (762 m) supertall skyscraper in Chicago, United States. It would have had 210 floors and it was also to look like the original World Trade Center towers in New York that were destroyed on September 11, 2001. The building was designed in 1982 by Harry Weese for Stanley Raskow, Sr. However, the design was never built.

4. Space Needle = is Proposed in 1968 by developer Lee M. Romano as the third phase of a large mixed use development in the Chicago suburb of Schaumburg. Would have been located at the intersection of Interstate 290 and Higgins Road, across the street from Woodfield Mall. The tower would have held 113 stories of office and retail in a squared tube design like the nearby Aon Center or New York's World Trade Center. An off-center antenna and broadcast facilities were planned for the top of the building.

5. Chicago Spire = was a supertall skyscraper project in Chicago, Illinois, which was abandoned in 2008 with only its foundation work completed. The construction was halted after several years of on-going financing challenges, including the global recession that began in 2008. Anglo Irish Bank Corp. filed a US$77 million foreclosure lawsuit against The Spire's Irish developer Garrett Kelleher, claiming that loans made to Kelleher’s development company had been in default for a year. The bank was expected to take possession of the site where the Spire was to have been built.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Kingdom Tower megastructure plans revealed

Kingdom Tower megastructure plans revealed

Kingdom Tower megastructure plans revealed 

A company backed by the Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal will build the world's tallest skyscraper in Jeddah as a "mega structure" building boom returns to the Middle East. original from

Kingdom Holding secured a $1.2 billion (£737 million) deal with the Saudi BinLadin Group to build "Kingdom Tower" - a more than 1,000-metre (3,280ft) skyscraper close to the Red Sea in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia’s second largest city.

At more than a kilometre tall, it will replace the Burj Khalifa, which is at least 172 metres smaller, as the world's tallest building and will be more than 500 metres taller than the Willis Tower in Chicago and "The Shard" in London.

Jeddah Economic Corporation, part of the Kingdom Group and responsible for the development, said that the skyscraper was inspired by the "folded fronds of a young desert plant".

Kingdom Tower, designed by a Chicago architect AS&GG, will house a Four Seasons hotel and apartments, condominiums, offices and the world's highest observation deck.

It was conceived around 2007 as the first phase of a $20 billion urban development, Kingdom City, which marks the gateway to the holy city of Mecca.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Kingdom Tower in Jeddah to be ready in 63 months

Kingdom Tower in Jeddah to be ready in 63 months

Kingdom Tower in Jeddah to be ready in 63 months

Updated Jeddah Saudi Arabia News about Kingdom Tower, set to become the world’s tallest building, will be completed in 63 months, according to Kingdom Holding Company (KHC) Chairman Prince Alwaleed bin Talal.

His remarks came as the Jeddah Economic Company (JEC) yesterday announced a capital increase from SR7.3 billion to SR8.8 billion for the mega project that includes the 1,000m high Kingdom Tower.

Prince Alwaleed, who initiated and has been the driving force behind the decision to build the tower, announced an investment of SR1.5 billion from the Saudi Binladin Group (SBG) for a 16.63 percent stake in Jeddah Economic Company, owner of the Jeddah mega project.

The Kingdom Tower will be the centerpiece and the first construction phase of Kingdom City Jeddah — new urban development of more than 5.3 million sq m of land in the north of Jeddah, overlooking the Red Sea and Obhur Creek.

The contract for construction of the tower was signed with SBG for SR4.6 billion ($1.2 billion) and the overall estimated cost of the entire Kingdom City Jeddah project is anticipated to be SR75 billion ($20 billion).

About Prince Walid bin Talal to build the Tallest tower in the world

About Prince Walid bin Talal to build the Tallest tower in the world

Conference of Prince Walid bin Talal about Kingdom Tower

After rumors were confirmed and denied promised times during the past years, said Prince Walid bin Talal, his intention to build the Kingdom Tower in Jeddah, which will be the tallest tower in the world, up nearly kilometer.

Kingdom Tower and Burj Khalifa compare
You can see from the convergence of design projects in the great constraint Will increase the height of 1,000 meters (the longest of 173 meters at least from the Burj Dubai in Dubai ) and will span an area of 530.000 square meters, the tower will be the first stages of building an integrated project called Kingdom City" on an area of 5.3 million square meters

The tower will cost $ 1.2 billion (around 4.6 billion Saudi riyals), while the project will cost the city when completed, about 20 billion dollars Expected to take 63 months, the establishment of the tower, while the entire project will take about ten years, the company said construction has begun on the construction site already through the Bin Laden Group for Contracting, which will partner in the project

The project may be unique in terms of architecture may be a great addition to the city of Jeddah, although I do not think that the sinking of their homes in floods of Jeddah have a place in this project Kingdom Holding Company announced the issuance of building permit for the project from the secretariat of Jeddah, a step that a further step towards implementation