Posted: 03 Aug 2011 05:49 AM PDT
By the end of this decade the Kingdom tower will replace Burj Khalifa as the world’s tallest building. The structure will extend to a mind boggling height of 1 kilometer(3280 feet) and will be constructed in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Designed by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, the building will house a Four Seasons hotel & apartment area, office space, luxury condos and the world’s highest observatory.
The building’s spire shape was not a random choice. The architect explains:
The tower is expected to cost $1.2 billion which forms only a small fraction of the total Kingdom city budget of $20 bilion.
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