Insane Mile High ‘Kingdom Tower’ Given Green Light by Saudi Arabia

by , 04/07/11
filed under: Architecture

mile high tower, kingdom tower, jeddah, saudi arabia, adrien smith, skyscraper

We’re all in favor of urban density, but why do we need a skyscraper that’s a mile high? Saudi Arabia-based Kingdom Holding Company, headed by Prince Al Waleed Bin Talal, has given the green light to build a 1 mile high tower in the Red Sea port city of Jeddah. Designed by Adrian Smith of Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, the “Kingdom Tower” will be twice as tall as the Burj Khalifa, include 12 million cubic feet of space and it will take 12 minutes for a regular elevator to reach the top! We’re flabbergasted.

Via Architizer Via SingularityHub and Gulfnews

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  1. lazyreader April 12, 2011 at 7:57 am

    What, your for density and now your against it. Density is a matter of opinion. I doubt the tower will have a huge market. Probably cheaper to build smaller somewhere else. No one at Inhabitat will be happy until Earth looks like Coruscant.

  2. caeman April 7, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    Because it can be built. That is why.

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