Archinect - News 2015-12-01T06:07:23-05:00 Kingdom Tower megaproject secures new funding to complete long-delayed construction Alexander Walter 2015-11-30T13:33:00-05:00 >2015-11-30T19:10:16-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The developer behind the Kingdom Tower, set to become the world&rsquo;s tallest building, has secured new funding to complete its construction. [...] The company said that 26 of the planned 252 floors of the tower had been completed by contractor Saudi Binladin Group (SBL). The tower would overtake the 828-metre Burj Khalifa in Dubai as the world&rsquo;s tallest building when it is expected to be completed in 2018.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related news on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Work to start next month on 1km Kingdom Tower in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AS+GG Designs Kingdom Tower, to Be the World&rsquo;s Tallest Building</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Saudi Arabia's uneasy relationship with its cultural heritage of Mecca and Medina</a></li></ul> Work to start next month on 1km Kingdom Tower in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Archinect 2014-03-24T16:00:00-04:00 >2014-04-15T15:08:50-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="727" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Once complete the tower will be the world&rsquo;s tallest, beating current record holder the 828m-tall Burj Khalifa in Dubai. Client Jeddah Economic Company has not yet confirmed the exact height of the tower, but has indicated it will be over 1km tall. In December, contractor Saudi Bauer completed piling work for the tower, including sinking 270 piles up to a depth of 110m.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> AS+GG Designs Kingdom Tower, to Be the World’s Tallest Building Alexander Walter 2011-08-02T20:26:00-04:00 >2012-11-02T23:32:23-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="727" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>News broke that Chicago firm Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture is designing Kingdom Tower, to be the world&rsquo;s tallest building, in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, near the Red Sea. [...] It has been reported that the tower&rsquo;s height will be at least 173 meters (568 feet) taller than the world&rsquo;s current tallest building, Dubai&rsquo;s 828-meter-tall Burj Khalifa, which was designed by Adrian Smith while at Skidmore, Owings &amp; Merrill.</p></em><br /><br /><p> We just received a few more images of the proposed tower from Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture:</p> <p> <img alt="" src=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src=""></p>