The Jeddah Tower as known as Kingdom Tower is currently under construction. World’s first one Kilometer (1000 meter) tall skyscraper is located in north Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The construction started in April 2013 and planned to complete last of 2019 or 2020. Jeddah tower progress currently is about 60% in 2019. After 2020 it’s going to cross famous ultimate Burj Khalifa, by the year 2020 jeddah tower is going to be tallest building in the world. The tower is currently developing under Jeddah economy Company which is owned by kingdom Holding company. The architecture of Jeddah tower is Adrian Smith (Architect) from AS+GA, who also designed the Burj Khalifa.
01. Structure Size and Area overview:
The Jeddah Economic City Project building in very large area of 5 square kilometers. The tower planned to build 1 kilometer high. Jeddah tower is 180 meter (591ft) taller than Burj Khalifa in Dubai, UAE. The Jeddah economy city is located 23 km north of the port city Jeddah.
02. Jeddah Tower Elevator most powerful and fastest in the world:
Jeddah tower will have 59 different elevators designed and made by KONE. Whole new types of elevator technologies are being used in Jeddah tower. There’s no doubt that the 1 kilometer (3,280-feet) tall structure will be a luxury experience. The elevators will reach the record of height 660 meters (2,165 feet). The elevators will be the world’s fastest double-decker lifts – traveling at speeds of 10 meters (30 feet per) second.
03. Estimated Cost:
Only Jeddah Tower budget is $1.23 billion and the whole Jeddah economy city project estimated cost over $20 billion.
04. The shape:
The Jeddah Tower is aerodynamic Triangular shape and the sloping exterior of the tower help in reducing the wind load. The shape is inspired by the desert plant leaves.
05. Tower Uses:
The tower will be using for multiple purposes. Such as four season hotel, residential apartments, Office spaces or showroom.
06. The Economic City:
The tower will be the most interest in Jeddah economic city. It will be surrounded by schools-universities, malls and hoses and hospitals.
Each foundation pile is more than 360 feet in length. The pile diameter is about 10 feet tall and in some part of concrete is few meter thick. The world tallest skyscrapers Jeddah Tower estimated steel requires are more than 80,000 tons.
08. Temperature Reducer:
The temperature of Middle East desert can reach up to 50 degree Celsius in summer season. Exterior of the tower glass can reduce the temperature and save power.
09. Highest Balcony:
The Jeddah towers observatory and hanging balcony will above the sea level of 652 meters. This is the highest building in the World.