The Burj Khalifa is poised to surrender its title as the world’s tallest building or structure, as construction on Saudi Arabia’s Jeddah Tower has resumed.
The development work on the project resumed in 2023 after several years of inactivity. Its construction has faced a number of challenges, including financial difficulties and technical problems. In addition to these, the COVID-19 pandemic has also caused further delays to the project.
The Jeddah Tower, formerly known as the Kingdom Tower, will be at least 1,008.2 meters (3,308 ft) tall upon completion, standing 180 m (591 ft) taller than the Burj Khalifa. The exact height is being kept private while in development, similar to the Burj Khalifa.
Once completed, the Jeddah Tower will be a truly iconic building!
Located on the north side of Jeddah, it is the centerpiece of the Jeddah Economic City project. It will be a major tourist attraction for Saudi Arabia. It will also be a symbol of the country’s growing economic and technological prowess.
The construction will embrace eco-friendly technology and sustainable materials, with a primary emphasis on reducing energy consumption.
Its crowning glory will be the world’s highest observatory, offering breathtaking vistas.
The Jeddah Tower is an ambitious mixed-use structure, featuring a diverse array of functions within its soaring frame. This iconic skyscraper will house a luxurious Four Seasons hotel, with elegant apartments, cutting-edge office spaces, and opulent condominiums.
Inspired by the graceful fronds of a native flower emerging from the arid desert sands, the tower’s design showcases a slender, tapered form accentuated by a gleaming glass façade.