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08 Feb 2018, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Construction on Saudi Arabia’s $1.5 billion Jeddah Tower has reached the 63rd floor, with shell and cladding work to be completed next year. Scheduled for a 2020 completion date, Jeddah Tower will be more than 1,000 meters tall. Read more.
06 Nov 2017, Neom, Saudi Arabia
The promotional video for Neom, Saudi Arabia’s latest desert city project, promises not just a megacity, but a utopian metropolis serving humankind. The scheme will cost $500 billion and span 10,000 square miles (25,900 square kilometers). Read more.
04 Aug 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
For the second time in two years, a large blaze has ripped through the 79-story Torch Tower in Dubai, one of the tallest residential buildings in the world. All residents inside were safely evacuated. Read more.
30 May 2017, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
CTBUH Executive Director Dr. Antony Wood was recently invited to visit the construction site of Jeddah Tower, poised to become the world’s tallest tower and the first 1,000-plus-meter structure ever built. Read more.
19 May 2017, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
The developer of the under-construction Jeddah Tower has reiterated the importance of the upcoming Jeddah Economic City and accompanying tower projects to Saudi Vision 2030, highlighting job opportunities and ongoing development activities. Read more.
31 Jan 2017, Mecca, Saudi Arabia
A competition winning scheme for a hotel and serviced apartments in the heart of Mecca has been revealed. The scheme addresses the shortage of accommodation in Mecca in response to the rapid growth in visitor numbers. Read more.
20 Dec 2016, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The race to the top has just gotten tighter, with two rising structures in the Middle East battling for the world's tallest title. In a recent interview, CTBUH Communications Manager Jason Gabel commented on this competition for the future tallest. Read more.
23 Sep 2016, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Currently under construction, the 64-story Sail Tower in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia will include a Shangri-La Hotel, serviced apartments, and condominiums. The tower's design is inspired by the local dhow ships on the Red Sea. Read more.
18 May 2016, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
The developer behind the one-kilometer-tall Jeddah Tower, set to be the world’s tallest building, has said that it is looking to get back up to speed after funding issues with contractor Saudi Binladin Group caused delays. Read more.
28 Apr 2016, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Located in the city of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Andrew Bromberg of Aedas has designed the corporate headquarters for Abdul Latif Jameel (ALJ), the largest independently owned Toyota distributor in the world. Read more.
16 Mar 2016, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Jeddah Tower in Saudi Arabia, which is set to be the world’s tallest building, is over 20 percent complete, according to developers. The planned one-kilometer tower has already reached the 37th floor and is on track for completion by 2018. Read more.
30 Nov 2015, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
The developer behind Jeddah Tower, set to become the world’s tallest building, has secured new funding to complete its construction. A $2.23 billion fund has been established as principal financing. Read more.
10 Jun 2015, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
A number of real estate developers and investors have accused Jeddah Municipality of obstructing the development of skyscrapers. They believe such buildings are needed to boost the local economy and tourism. Read more.
28 May 2015, Mecca, Saudi Arabia
A UAE-based design firm has won a competition to craft a new master plan for Mecca, Saudi Arabia – the holiest city in the world for Muslims. Engineering consultants Buro Happold also worked to develop the master plan. Read more.
18 May 2015, Mecca, Saudi Arabia
The holy city of Mecca is set to receive yet another mega-hotel development. At almost 686,000 square feet (63,700 square meters), the $3.5 billion Abraj Kudai will be home to 12 separate towers topped with helipads. Read more.
11 May 2015, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Elevator installation preparations have begun at the 1000-plus-meter Kingdom Tower. This work, as well as the eventual installation of the elevator cars, will then progress as the Kingdom Tower’s central structure rises over the coming years. Read more.
23 Mar 2015, King Abdullah Economic City, Saudi Arabia
The Saudi government says it will build a brand-new city, dubbed Kingdom Abdullah Economic City (KAEC), on its western coast. The city would be the size of Washington, DC and cost about $100 billion. Read more.
25 Feb 2015, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Developers have announced that Damac Esclusiva and Damac Tower by Paramount have topped out in the heart of the Saudi capital of Riyadh, less than two years into construction. Handover is expected in 2016. Read more.
29 Oct 2014, Dammam, Saudi Arabia
Work has begun on AKH Tower. The aesthetically commanding tower comprises a seven-story podium and 27 standard office floors, while its envelope combines glazed curtain walls and aluminum composite cladding systems. Read more.
23 Sep 2014, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Riyadh Tower is being showcased this week at Cityscape Global, an international conference for real estate investors. The Riyadh Tower, located in the Olaya business district, is 338 meters tall and consists of 73 levels. Read more.
19 Sep 2014, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Kingdom Tower, poised to be the world's tallest tower upon completion, has reached an important milestone in the project that will set another new world record — the world’s tallest construction crane. Read more.
18 Aug 2014, Mecca, Saudi Arabia
The Makkah Clock Tower, the second tallest building in the world, will open for tourists after Haj 2014, according to officials. Overlooking the Grand Mosque, the Makkah Clock Tower is 601 meters high with 120 stories and 858 suites. Read more.
23 Jul 2014, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabian developer Emaar Middle East says it is developing four projects at its flagship mixed-use Jeddah Gate development in Jeddah's downtown district. Each tower will feature 270 units. Read more.
02 Jul 2014, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
There's no doubt that Saudi Arabia’s 3,280-foot (1,000 meter)-tall Kingdom Tower will be a luxury experience. As it turns out, even the elevators will be VIP. The Kone-supplied elevators will feature a variety of innovative technology. Read more.
05 Jun 2014, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Jeddah Economic Co., the developer of the Kingdom Tower in Saudi Arabia, has selected KONE as the vertical transportation provider to deliver the world's fastest and highest double-decker elevators to the project, which is on track to become the world’s tallest building in 2019. Read more.
21 Mar 2014, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Above-ground work on the 1-kilometer-tall Kingdom Tower in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, will begin next month, according to Building Design. Construction will start on April 27 and will be managed by UK project managers EC Harris and Mace. Construction is set to take 63 months, finishing in 2019. Read more.
24 Feb 2014, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
The kilometer-high Kingdom Tower in Jeddah, currently under construction, is showing new signs of life, as the developer of the project has commissioned engineering and construction consultants to test the required building materials. Read more.
26 Jun 2013, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia's Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal says the project to build the world's future tallest skyscraper in Jeddah is progressing as planned. The prince made the announcement at the fourth board meeting of the Jeddah Economic Company (JEC), the company set up to develop the 1-kilometer (3,280-foot) Kingdom Tower. Read more.
18 Jun 2013, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal announced that plans to build the Kingdom Tower in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia are on schedule, taking the opportunity to express interest in building a higher tower in another city, perhaps as tall as one mile (1.6 kilometers). The board of directors of Jeddah Economic Company (JEC) met in Riyadh to discuss the Kingdom's progress. Read more.
29 Apr 2013, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
The Jeddah Economic Co. has signed a water supply deal for the Kingdom Tower with Saudi Arabia's national water company, Bloomberg reports. For SAR2.2 billion (US$587 million), the company will supply 156,000 cubic meters (5.5 million cubic feet) of treated water and drinking water every day. Read more.