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Official Name Kingdom Tower
Type building
Status Under Construction
Country Saudi Arabia
City Jeddah
Street Address Kingdom City (Map)
Building Function serviced apartments / residential / hotel / office
Structural Material concrete
Proposed 2011
Start of Construction 2013
Completion 2019
Official Websites Kingdom Tower
Kingdom Tower
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 57
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
Owners/Developers Jeddah Economic Company; Kingdom Holding Company
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 Consultants
• Civil Langan Engineering & Environmental Services
• Geotechnical Langan Engineering & Environmental Services
• Landscape SWA
• Wind RWDI
Material Supplier
• Elevator KONE
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

Other CTBUH Links
Kingdom Tower, Jeddah
CTBUH Featured Tall Building, 2013
Eighty Iconic Asian Skyscrapers
CTBUH Shanghai Congress, 2012
Tallest 20 in 2020: Entering the Era of the Megatall
CTBUH Report, 2011
Tallest 20 in 2020 Poster
CTBUH Poster, 2011

News Articles
New Technologies Emerge for Elevators in Jeddah’s Kingdom Tower
CTBUH Global News, 2014-07
Allianz Report Sets Out Risks of Supertall Towers
CTBUH Global News, 2014-06
KONE Wins Kingdom Tower Lift Job
CTBUH Global News, 2014-06
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
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