Previously known as Mile-High Tower (Arabic: برج الميل) now entitled Kingdom Tower (Arabic: برج المملكة Burj al Mamlakah) is the architectural object that will soon hit all architectural magazines,and which soon will claim the world tallest building status in the world. Located along the Read Sea the extraordinary architecture and engineering masterpiece is the first world building planned to pass the one kilometer high mark. The initial concept of the building had a height two times bigger then Burj Khalifa, the actual tallest building in the world, but sadly the geology in that particular area proved that such a height could not be obtained there. The design has been envisioned by world renowned american architect Adrian Smith, the thought process behind the design including unique structural features and aesthetics ones that would emphasize the height as much as possible. The project has been created on the demand of the wealthiest Arab in the Middle East, Saudi Arabian Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal, a nephew of King Abdullah.
The project is very controversial as you would expect, it has financial and socioeconomic motives to be criticized, being praised at the same time for the culturally significant icon that would become , symbolizing the extraordinary power and wealth of the nation.
Photo Courtesy to Adrian Smith