When we just got used to the astonishing height of the Burj Khalifa and its supremacy in the tallest building’s race to the sky, here it comes a new incredible challenge for engineering and architecture.
We are talking about Saudi Arabia’s Kingdom Tower, a building that once finished will be 3,280 feet (1 kilometer!) high at its top, overcoming the current world record holder, Dubai’s Burj Khalifa.
Its construction started exactly one year ago, and in the next weeks the building will begin its rise from the ground level, that will stop only when it will reach the 200th floor. The architects estimate that the Kingdom Tower will be completed in 2019.
Located in Jeddah, the architect firm behind this astonishing tower is Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, already famous for many top-level works realized all around the world.
The Kingdom Tower will certainly be an expensive challenge, as its estimated cost will be around $1,2 billion.
Take a look at how it will be once completed in the following in the following images.
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