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Facts
Official Name Kingdom Tower
Type building
Status Under Construction
Country Saudi Arabia
City Jeddah
Street Address Kingdom City (Map)
Building Function residential / hotel / office
Structural Material concrete
Proposed 2011
Start of Construction 2013
Completion 2019
Official Websites Kingdom Tower
Kingdom Tower
Figures
Height: Architectural 1000.0 meter / 3281 feet
Height: To Tip 1000.0 meter / 3281 feet
Height: Observatory 502.0 meter / 1647 feet
Floors Above Ground 167
Floors Below Ground 4
# of Elevators 59
Top Elevator Speed 10 m/s
Tower GFA 258,000 m² / 2,777,089 ft²
Development GFA 8,127,000 m² / 87,478,300 ft²
# of Apartments 530
# of Hotel Rooms 200
# of Parking Spaces 3190
Companies Involved
Owner Jeddah Economic Company
Developers Jeddah Economic Company; Kingdom Holding Company
Architects
Design Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
Architect of Record Dar al-Handasah Shair & Partners
Structural Engineer Thornton Tomasetti
MEP Engineer Environmental Systems Design, Inc.
Project Managers EC Harris; Mace
Main Contractor Saudi Bin Laden Group
Other Consultant
• Wind RWDI
Videos
From Jin Mao to Kingdom: Search for an Asian Supertall Vernacular
CTBUH Shanghai Congress

Technical Papers
Case Study: Kingdom Tower, Jeddah
Weismantle, P. & Stochetti, A. (Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture), CTBUH Journal
Kingdom Tower: A New Icon for Saudi Arabia
Talal Al Maiman (Kingdom Real Estate Development), CTBUH Shanghai Congress

News Articles
Above-Ground Work to Start on Kingdom Tower
CTBUH Global News, 2014-03
Kingdom Tower Mobilizes Construction
CTBUH Global News, 2014-02
Kingdom Tower Piling Work Completes
CTBUH Global News, 2013-12
Adrian Smith for Design Intelligence
CTBUH Global News, 2013-09
AS+GG Partner Discusses Supertall Construction on Chinese Radio
CTBUH Global News, 2013-08
Kingdom Tower Officially Underway and On Schedule
CTBUH Global News, 2013-06
Saudi Prince Looks to Pursue Another Supertall
CTBUH Global News, 2013-06
Saudi Water Company Signs $587 Million Jeddah Tower Deal
Bloomberg, 2013-04
Kingdom Tower Secures Water Supply
CTBUH Global News, 2013-04
The Man Behind the Burj Khalifa Seeks to Do It Again
CTBUH Global News, 2013-04
The National Highlights Kingdom Tower
CTBUH Global News, 2013-03
Saudi shoots for the stars as 1km-tall Kingdom Tower set to rise
The National, 2013-03
The Shard's Project Managers to Oversee Kingdom Tower
CTBUH Global News, 2013-02
Businessweek Examines Elevator Advancements
Bloomberg Businessweek, 2013-01
Adrian Smith Talks Kingdom Tower
CTBUH Global News, 2012-12
Kingdom Tower Signs Foundation Deal
CTBUH Global News, 2012-10
Prince Alwaleed: World's Tallest Building Finished in 2017
arabianBusiness.com, 2012-04
Kingdom Tower Designers Apply Lessons from Burj Khalifa
Engineering News-Record, 2012-03
Kingdom Tower Project Gets Final Go-ahead
Arab News.com, 2012-02
Work on 1km-tall Kingdom Tower set to begin in January
The National, 2011-11
Four Seasons could be world's highest hotel
HotelierMiddleEast.com, 2011-08
AS + GG Architecture Designs Kingdom Tower, to be the World's Tallest Building
CTBUH, 2011-08
Getting real
arabianBusiness.com, 2011-01
AS+GG Selected to World's Tallest in Saudi Arabia
Chicago Tribune, 2010-03
Top 8 Skyscrapers That Will Push the Limits of Design
Popular Mechanics, 2010-01
World's Tallest Skyscraper to be Built in Saudi Arabia
ynet news.com, 2009-06
Saudi's Kingdom Hires Emaar for Kilometre-high Skyscraper
The Sydney Morning Herald, 2009-06
Middle East Projects Vie For Tallest Tower Title
Site Selection, 2008-11
King Abdullah Inaugurates the Tallest Tower in the World
Kingdom Holding Company, 2008-10