[ Jeddah, SAUDI ARABIA ]
Construction progress continues for the Kingdom Tower in Jeddah, a project of Jeddah Economic Company. Framing of the structure is estimated to reach the 6th floor before the end of 2014. The skyscraper is expected to be completed during 2018.
Designed at 3,280 feet in height, when complete Kingdom Tower will be the world’s tallest skyscraper, edging Burj Khalifa in Dubai. Kingdom Tower will actually be a mixed-use structure, to include a Four Seasons Hotel, office space, Four Seasons serviced apartments, and luxury residential units. An observation deck, the world’s highest, is a prominent feature of the project. The master plan of the Kingdom City and Kingdom Tower project is designed to build a city on an area of 5.3 million square meters supported by an advanced and comprehensive infrastructure. The Kingdom Tower will rise to 170 stories, seven of which will be allocated for the five-star Four Seasons Hotel offering 200 rooms and 121 luxury serviced apartments, along with seven stories for offices. The tower will include 61 floors with 318 varied housing units, along with amenities that include gyms, spas, cafes and restaurants, two sky lobbies and the world’s highest observation decks, located at 644 meters above the ground.
Kingdom Tower is the first phase of Kingdom City, a master-planned project along the Red Sea in North Jeddah.
A piling works contract was awarded to Saudi Bauer Foundation Contractors back in 2012, signalling a first step towards completion of Kingdom Tower. The project was originally slated for completion in 2007.
A development of Jeddah Economic Company, led by partner Kingdom Real Estate Development Co. HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud is chairman of Kingdom Holding Company (KHC) and board member of the Jeddah Economic Company (JEC).