Saudi Arabia To Build World’s Tallest Tower – Twice The Height Of Burj Khalifa

Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) is planning to build a tower that is double the height of the world’s tallest building – Dubai’s Burj Khalifa. The new mega tall tower will be 2-kilometre high, as part of an 18-square-kilometre masterplanned development to the north of Riyadh.

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Saudi Arabia To Build World’s Tallest Tower

The Burj Khalifa is 828 metres tall, while the new building is expected to be 2000 metres tall. Contractors say that the construction is expected to cost USD 5 billion. The project site is located west of the existing King Khalid International airport.

About eight firms have been invited to participate in a design competition with a participation fee of USD 1 million. The prospective participants include US-based firms Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), Adrian Smith & Gordon Gill Architecture, Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF) and Gensler; 10Design, which is part of France’s Egis; and Dubai-based Killa Design.

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Mecca Makkah Clock Tower 601 2012 Saudi Binladin Group
Dubai Marina 101 Tower 425 2018 TAV
Dubai Princess Tower 413 2012 Arabian Construction Company (ACC)
Kuwait City Al-Hamra Tower 413 2011 Ahmadiah Contracting & Trading Company
Dubai 23 Marina 392 2012 Dubai Civil Engineering
Riyadh PIF Tower 385 2021 Saudi Binladin Group
Abu Dhabi Burj Mohammed bin Rashid 382 2014 ACC
Dubai Elite Residence 380 2012 ACC
Dubai The Address The BVLD 368 2017 Brookfield Multiplex