Kingdom Tower: What Do We Know From The Largest Tower In The World
The building will be finished in 2019, according to the Prince Alwaleed bin Talal
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Now, the prince postponed the project once more: "The project has been delayed, but it will be ready by 2019" he told AFP. Alwaleed is the richest man in Saudi Arabia and president of the Kingdom Holding. In 2015, when the tower was only 26 floors, he reached a financing agreement with Alinma Investment to carry out the landmark building.
The structure of the tower
The tower will have a hotel, apartments, and offices, as well as a large outdoor platform on the top floor to observe the Arab landscapes, which will also work as an "air park". Kingdom Tower will occupy an area of 243.866 square meters and is part of the first phase of the Economic City of Jeddah, an urban project to transform the city into a tourist and business center.
With an exact height of 1005 meters, the building will have 58 ultra-fast elevators that will travel at 10 meters per second, in addition to 12 escalators distributed along the tower. According to estimates, in just one minute and forty seconds, the tourist will go from the subsoil to the top.
According to the Saudi prince, construction will be slow but steady. "The construction of the Jeddah tower will be based on state-of-the-art technology, including heavy-duty reinforced concrete and the pumps used to raise it to record heights," he said from the tower that will be the tallest in the world, but it's barely 30 floors.
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