At 3,280 Feet High, Kingdom Tower Riyadh Becomes Tallest Building in The World
There is something to be said about buildings on the rise especially in the case of the Kingdom Tower, set to be the world’s tallest building in 2016. Saudi Arabia is getting a major gem of architecture as the Kingdom Tower will soar 3,280 feet tall.
The mastermind behind this behemoth is none other than Adrian Smith, who designed the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. Smith currently owns bragging rights to the world’s tallest building, and is if that wasn’t enough, he went on to top his own current record with the Kingdom Tower.
The Kingdom Tower, once completed in 5 years, will break all records for its soaring height. Not to mention, this puppy is absolutely beautiful with its futuristic design and pinnacle pointy peak. Its sleek design and shiny silver color is an emblem of architectural beauty with a futuristic trend to boot.
This new tower will be the home to 5.7 million square feet and be used for a multitude of purposes including: office space, a luxury hotel, apartments, and condominiums. Not only does this gargantuan gorgeous looker defy gravity, but it also boasts a hefty price tag of $1.2 billion dollars. Can we say, chaching?!
Personally, I am uber excited for this new tower to be built. I never thought I would say that due to my extreme case of acrophobia. Oh well, I guess I’ll have to admire it from the ground. This modern marvel sets the tone for the future of architecture and the 2000’s we all dreamed of, and all I have to say is, Saudi Arabia, you done good, son. You done good, but being a Chicago boy, the Sears Tower will always and forever be the tallest building in my heart.