Kingdom Tower - Stunning new images of world's tallest tower

Mounib Hammoud, Jeddah Economic Company’s (JEC) new CEO, has announced the completion of the piling work for the tallest tower in the world Kingdom Tower. The $1.2 billion Kingdom Tower, which will stretch 3,280ft into the Saudi Arabian sky, has so far only been illustrated through concept sketches and a rendering showing the bank-busting building from afar.

  • Facts:
  • Official Name: Kingdom Tower
  • Status: Under Construction
  • Country: Saudi Arabia
  • City: JeddahStreet
  • Address: Kingdom CityBuilding
  • Function: residential / hotel / officeStructural
  • Material: concrete
  • Proposed: 2011
  • Start of Construction: 2014
  • Completion: 2019
  • Official Websites: Kingdom Tower
The Kingdom Tower in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

The Kingdom Tower will contain 59 elevators, with the quickest travelling at a rate of 10 metres per second, and have a Four Seasons hotel. Prince Alwaleed bin Talal signed a deal to build the tower north of the Red Sea city of Jeddah. By comparison, the tallest building in the United States, the Willis Tower in Chicago, stands at 1,451 feet, although counting its antenna towers it rises to 1,729 feet. The One World Trade Center tower being built in New York on the site of the twin towers destroyed on September 11, 2001, will measure 1,776 feet with its antenna spire. It is due for completion in 2013. After several months of testing and preparation work a date was announced for the start of the Kingdom Tower: April 27th.

Kingdom Tower in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Photo: Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture