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World’s tallest building, Mile-high Kingdom Tower in Saudi Arabia

World’s tallest building, Mile-high Kingdom Tower in Saudi Arabia
Construction of the Kingdom Tower in the Red Sea port city of Jeddah is expected to cost £12billion and will comprise 275 floors, making it twice as high as the current tallest building, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. Hotels, offices, luxury apartments and a shopping centre will all feature in the giant structure, which is to be financed by the Saudi royal family-owned Kingdom Holding Company. American company Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture has been employed to design and oversee development of the project. The same group was responsible for the construction of the Burj. However, the scale of the project has attracted criticism from some experts.

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