Facts

Population

29,195,895 (2012)

Area

2,206,714 km² • 852,012 mi²

Density

13.2 people per km²

34.3 people per mi²

GDP

$718.47 billion (2013)

First 150m+ Building

Tallest Building

Tallest City

Rankings

by no. of 150m+ completed buildings

#
20

Tallest City in

the World

#
3

Tallest City in

Middle East

Buildings

RANK
Name
Status

Completed

Architecturally Topped Out

Structurally Topped Out

Under Construction

On Hold

Proposed

Vision

Never Completed

Demolished

Competition Entry

Canceled

Proposed Renovation

Under Renovation

Renovated

Under Demolition

Height
1 Makkah Royal Clock Tower
601 m / 1,972  ft
2 PIF Tower
385 m / 1,263  ft
3 Sumo Tower 1
322 m / 1,056  ft
4 Burj Rafal
307.9 m / 1,010  ft
5 KAFD World Trade Center
304 m / 997  ft
6 Kingdom Centre
302.3 m / 992  ft
7 Sumo Tower 2
293 m / 961  ft
8 Abraj Al Bait ZamZam Tower
279 m / 915  ft
9 Abraj Al Bait Hajar Tower
276 m / 906  ft
10 Al Faisaliah Center
266.9 m / 876  ft

CTBUH People & Events

2018 Tall Building Predictions

17 January 2018

Vertical Transportation: Ascent & Acceleration

12 September 2017

Videos

16 March 2017

Building Tall Skyscraper Lecture Series: How High Can We Go?

Thursday, March 16, 2017. Chicago, United States of America. Hosted in collaboration with the Chicago Architecture Foundation, the first lecture of the series Building Tall...

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Research

22 December 2023

Remembering Charles H. Thornton, 2012 Fazlur Khan Lifetime Achievement Awardee

This edition of Talking Tall is an interview from the CTBUH archives. The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat would like to remember Charles...

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Global News

15 May 2024

Construction Continues for Iconic Skyscraper in Jeddah

The Jeddah Tower in Saudi Arabia has been years in the making. Construction originally began in 2013 but was paused in 2018 due to geopolitical...

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