Sunday, July 25, 2021

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KINGDOM TOWER

The Jeddah Tower, a project worth $1.23 billion overlooking the Red Sea will boast of 200 floors and require about 5.7 million square feet of concrete and 80,000 tons of steel. Saudi Arabia’s Alinma Investment and Jeddah Economic Company has come together to build the Jeddah City which includes the tallest tower for a deal worth 8.4 billion Saudi riyals. The 1 kilometer tall skyscraper is scheduled for completion in 2020 and is currently built up to the 26th floor. The iconic project aims to foster a world-class urban center that appeals to people from all walks of life. The building structure which is exposed to challenges of being situated on the coast of the Red Sea has a foundation which is 200 feet deep. To counter the challenges of the wind, the tower changes shape every few floors. The Tower when completed will covet the Guinness record of being the world’s highest tower which is currently held by Dubai’s Burj Khalifa.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MALAYSIA’S TALLEST

Samsung C&T T Corp and its local partner UEM Group Bhd  is currently building KL118 Tower, Malaysia’s tallest building which  is sited at Petaling Hill. It is scheduled to be ready by 2019. It will be 500m taller than the 452m Petronas Twin Towers. Known as Warisan Merdeka earlier, KL118 will soon be a new landmark in Kuala Lumpur city centre and in over five years it is expected to generate a gross development value of more than RM 6 billion. It has a space of 400,000 square metres (4,300,000 square feet). It features 100 storeys of rentable space, including 80 storeys of office space and the net lettable area for office space alone is about 150,000 sq m. It will have 12 storeys of hotel rooms, 5 storeys of hotel residences run by a premium hotel group and also a retail business center. The non-rentable space consists of elevators, recreational and maintenance facilities, as well as parking spaces for up to 5,000 cars. The tower will be connected to a mass rapid transit station.




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