Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Kingdom Tower

Kingdom Tower
Kingdom Tower

The Kingdom Tower is previously known as Mile-High Tower, 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. 

The building has been scaled down from its initial 1.6 km about one mile proposal, which was never fully designed, to a height of at least 1,000 metres 3,280.84 ft the exact height is being kept private while in development, similar to the Burj Khalifa, which, at about one kilometre, would still make it by far the tallest building or structure in the world to date, standing at least 173 m 568 ft taller than the Burj Khalifa in Dubai.

Former names =Mile-High Tower
Type= office, hotel, residential, apartments, observation, retail,
Country: Jeddah Saudi Arabia
Cost = 20 Billion
Antenna spire = 3,281 ft
Management = CBRE Group
Owner = Kingdom Holding Company, Abraar Holding Company, Abdulrahman Hassan Sharbatly, Saudi Binladin Group and Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal
Architect = Adrian D. Smith, Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill, from the Chicago, USA
Structural engineer = Thornton Tomasetti