The World's Tallest Building, SOON

Who says there is a global recession? Well, true enough for US and Europe, but here in saudi Arabia, that is a lie. This oil-rich kingdom is planning to construct a $20-billion worth building, the Kingdom Tower! It is a supertall skyscraper approved for construction in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. It will be the centerpiece and first phase of a new development known as Kingdom City located along the Red Sea on the north side of Jeddah.

The building will stand over 0.62 miles (one kilometer) tall, which will allow it to overshadow the 2,717 ft. (828 m) Burj Khalifa in Dubai to claim the title of the world's tallest building.

Kingdom Tower will contain 59 elevators, some designed to travel 10 meters per second! Including 54
single-deck and five double-deck elevators, as well as 12 escalators. At level 157, it has an awesome "Sky Terrace" which will become the world's tallest observatory as well.

The construction is estimated to be completed by 2017.

I will be 28years old then, and if I decided not to go back to the Philippines until is fully-constructed, it means that I will live here in Saudi Arabia for 6 years which is just enough to adhere to the Nitaqat System. (p.s. > Saudization: Yellow companies may renew work visas for up to six years for each foreign employee, but I actually don’t know the status of my company.) 

Let me think…,uhm,.. nah, I don't really plan to stay here for that long, I will miss the Philippines, but who knows? My brother was in Dubai for 5 straight years, now, he is in Qatar, and has no plans of going home yet. Haha 

Check the photos below...click on it to zoom, use your arrow keys to move from one pic to another..

The Tower is in Cloud Nine

An aerial view

An Awesome Architecture

The Sky Terrace

A very ambitious project

World's Highest Observatory

The Perfect View

Soon to be the Tallest Building in the World.

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