The coming “King” of mega-skyscrapers


Kingdom Tower - Source: en.wikipedia.org

Kingdom Tower – Source: en.wikipedia.org

Move over Burj Khalifa, soon there will be a new King of the Hill when it comes to supertall skyscrapers. When completed in 2019, the Kingdom Tower in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia will soar a staggering 3,280 feet or nearly 2/3’s of a mile into the sky. Jeddah is rapidly becoming the planet’s newest sky-highrise capital, as it is home to the world’s tallest airport control tower at 446 feet and the world’s tallest harbor control tower at 431 feet.

Source: skyscrapercity.com vis gizmodo

Source: skyscrapercity.com vis gizmodo

Advertisements
This entry was posted in architecture, art, cities, downtown, economic development, geography, history, infrastructure, land use, pictures, placemaking, planning, product design, skylines, skyscrapers, spatial design, Statistics, technology, urban planning and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

3 Responses to The coming “King” of mega-skyscrapers

  1. Grumpy Gus says:

    “… Kingdom Tower in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia will soar a staggering 3,280 feet or nearly 2/3′s of a mile into the sky.”

    Or simply 1,000 metres (1 kilometre) like the rest of the world would say. 😉

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s