Saudi Arabia will build a 2 km . high building
Saudi authorities are inviting design firms for a new record-high building expected to be located near Riyadh.
The construction cost of the 2 km tall building is about 5 billion USD. Photo: MEED
Saudi Arabia will build a 2 km high skyscraper in Riyadh, MEED on December 7 reported. The super-tall building will be located in an 18 square kilometer extension north of Riyadh and is being considered by the Saudi Public Investment Fund (PIF). Authorities have identified a construction site near King Khalid International Airport and are conducting a feasibility study.
The tallest building in the world today is the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, 828 m high. Any 2km-tall towers in the region would cost upwards of $5 billion, according to contractors. Many developers, architects, construction professionals and project managers from eight firms Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill Architecture, Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF), Gensler, 10Design, Killa Design was invited to participate in a competition to design a record-high building. Construction of super-tall buildings like Burj Khalifa can be a catalyst for development and attract more investment projects.
Saudi Arabia is conducting many large-scale construction projects. King Salman International Airport will soon rank among the largest airports in the world with an area of 57 square kilometers, including six parallel runways and terminals named after King Khalid. In addition, Saudi Arabia is constructing a super city worth 500 billion USD and the straight city (The Line) 170 km long.
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