Saudi Arabia to build World tallest building

Saudi Arabia will build a building that has a height of 5280 feet or 1 mile or 1.6kilometers. This building is well past the current world’s tallest building, Burj DubaiKhalifa in 2717 feet high. As reported by RIA Novosti, the construction of the building to be located in Jeddah was estimated to cost U.S. $ 30 billion, or Rp260trillion. When finished, it will take 12 minutes with an elevator to reach the top ofthe building to be built in Obhur, 32 kilometers north of Jeddah that.
Members ofthe Kingdom of Saudi Arabia revealed plans to build this building is the secondweek of April 2011. This building will be a hotel, offices, apartments, and shopping centers. The extent to reach 38 million square feet, so it will be able toaccommodate 80 thousand inhabitants and one million visitors each year. Designbuilding called the Tower of Empire made ​​the American architect Adrian Smith,who also designed the Burj Khalifa.
Construction of this building is expected tostimulate the development of an area of ​​8.9 square miles around it. Rory Olcayto,deputy editor of The Architects Journal, UK, criticized this development. “The race to build tallest skyscraper is rather useless where it will stop?” he said. “This building is a symbol of the old ways of thinking

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