Saudi’s Kingdom Tower gets a nod to go twice the height of Dubai’s Burj Khalifa

The Burj Khalifa is tall, and really tall – being the tallest building in the world and all. But now, Jeddah in Saudi Arabia wants to show they are not far behind in opulence and have unveiled plans to build a tower twice the height of the Burj. The Kingdom Tower, estimated at the cost of almost $30 billion, will be one mile high and will contain almost 12 million cubic feet of space. Dubai-based Emaar has been signed up as a developer and Burj’s team, ex-SOM staffer Adrien Smith of Adrien Smith, and Gordon Gill Architecture to design the tower. The building will apparently be able to house about 80,000 people. It is said that it will take 12 minutes to reach the zenith.

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