Monday, October 13, 2008

Saudi Arabia going for the whole kilometer

One of the many billionaire Saudi princes, Al-Waleed bin Talal, has announced his companies plan to build the worlds tallest building in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Kingdom City (the name of the project) will be 1 kilometer tall, taller than the nearly finished Burj Dubai (800-some meters); however, the same height that world-renowned developer Nakheel's Nakheel Tower to be built in Dubai. 

Below is an artists depiction of what the Nakheel Tower will look like.
Here are the worlds tallest structures that are currently in construction and the years expected to be finished. From left to right, the Burj Dubai, Dubai UAE (2009), the Chicago Spire, Chicago Illinois (2010), and Arbaj Al Bait Towers, Mecca, Saudi Arabia (2010)

For a look at the current rankings and pictures of the worlds tallest skyscrapers check out

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