Archinect - News 2014-12-21T17:21:38-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/96415206/work-to-start-next-month-on-1km-kingdom-tower-in-jeddah-saudi-arabia 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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/42/4287daa1b5685e475dca387e67fa7d96.jpg" 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" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/15559727/as-gg-designs-kingdom-tower-to-be-the-world-s-tallest-building 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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/co/comitsm0w2g5onjk.jpg" 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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/lc/lcazty9veyt0altj.jpg"></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zg/zgu2forw4gfio72p.jpg"></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xh/xhq8qxk3agqpaph8.jpg"></p>