First Images of the World’s NEW Tallest building -Jeddah
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First Images of the World’s NEW Tallest building -Jeddah

Today AS+GG Design Firm in Chicago, announced that they will be designing The Kingdom Tower in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, to be the tallest in the world. At over 1,000 meters (3,280 feet) and a total construction area of 530,000 square meters (5.7 million square feet), Kingdom Tower will be the centerpiece and first construction phase of the $20 billion Kingdom water-front City development in Jeddah, near the Red Sea. It will surpass Dubai’s Burj Khalifa (800 meters) by at least 173 meters.

A Towerograph released by Gizmodo

Expected to cost $1.2 billion to construct, Kingdom Tower will be a mixed-use building featuring a luxury hotel, office space, serviced apartments, luxury condominiums and the world’s highest observatory. More from the designer’s website here

The following images were unveiled today:

[Sources: Dezeen, Gizmodo] [All Renders supplied by AS+GG]

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  • Ayman Wattar

    this design is much better that the first concept! gr8 post!!

  • Amr Amer

    good 1

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003405611746 Thabiso

    What are we to say about it?, their’s nopniios, and like the press these nopniios keep stupid people involved in these everyday situations, we for once need to focus on our problems not anybody elses, just like us they can take care of their problems but we decide not to, thats why thousands die in tragic situations because we’re to focused on everything but us, thats why 9/11 was so easy to accomplished because we we’re again focused elsewhere besides our country.

  • Raul M

    Impressive building. However, it is similar to a building depicted in the popular “Half Life 2″ video game series. In the video game, a conquering alien species defeats earth’s governing human population, and begin to rule from a fictional eastern European city renamed: “City 17″. In the middle of the city, the victorious alien race builds an spectacular building referred to as, the “Combine Citadel”. This building is a spectacle of steel and glass, and shares similarities to the design depicted above. Both are breathtaking designs, I only wish to caution the powers-that-be should there be the possibility for negative association. Thank you.

  • Raul M

    Also, the concave faces could produce very real, very hot concentration of solar rays on the roadside below, essentially creating a giant magnifying glass. I read a story about this phenomenon concerning a building in Las Vegas (I think) that generated such heat, at the pool below, that plastics softened and deformed under the glare…Beautiful design, though.

  • Alpha Sierra8

    No. 6664- Narrated Abu Huraira:  Allah’s Apostle said, “The Hour will not be established (1) till two big groups fight each other whereupon there will be a great number of casualties on both sides and they will be following one and the same religious doctrine, (2) till about thirty Dajjals (liars) appear, and each one of them will claim that he is Allah’s Apostle, (3) till the religious knowledge is taken away (by the death of Religious scholars) (4) earthquakes will increase in number (5) time will pass quickly, (6) afflictions will appear, (7) Al-Harj, (i.e., killing) will increase, (8) till wealth will be in abundance —- so abundant that a wealthy person will worry lest nobody should accept his Zakat, and whenever he will present it to someone, that person (to whom it will be offered) will say, ‘I am not in need of it, (9) till the people compete with one another in constructing high buildings, (10) till a man when passing by a grave of someone will say, ‘Would that I were in his place (11) and till the sun rises from the West. So when the sun will rise and the people will see it (rising from the West) they will all believe (embrace Islam) but that will be the time when: (As Allah said,) ‘No good will it do to a soul to believe then, if it believed not before, nor earned good (by deeds of righteousness) through its Faith.’ (6.158) And the Hour will be established while two men spreading a garment in front of them but they will not be able to sell it, nor fold it up; and the Hour will be established when a man has milked his she-camel and has taken away the milk but he will not be able to drink it; and the Hour will be established before a man repairing a tank (for his livestock) is able to water (his animals) in it; and the Hour will be established when a person has raised a morsel (of food) to his mouth but will not be able to eat it.”

  • NAIMA

    I LIKE BIG HOUSES AND NICE AND BEAUTIFUL

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