The next world tallest building will be in Saudi Arabia [engineering]

The Kingdom Tower

The Burj Khalifa in Dubai has officially been the world’s tallest building since its opening early last year, but by 2016-ish Saudi Arabia plans to let the UAE know exactly who the big brother is on the Arabian Peninsula. The Saudis have inked a deal between the Kingdom’s holdings company and a certain Bin Laden Group to build the world’s tallest building, an elegant yet extreme tower that will rise 3,281 feet above the streets of Jeddah.

Total cost: $1.23 billion, another $20 billion will be sunk into the development in Jeddah where the Kingdom Tower will take center stage.

via popsci

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