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Kingdom Tower in Saudi Arabia

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Video of Kingdom Tower 1 Mile High

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"No sooner did pro spiderman Alain Robert scale Burj Khalifa in Dubai, currently the world's tallest tower, did the port city of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, decide to stick it to the poor guy. Just greenlight: the Kingdom Tower, which, when complete, will stand one mile high—it takes 12 minutes to ascend to the top via elevator—and be filled with a mix of commercial, residential, and hotel space. As far as building teetering skyscrapers in the Middle East goes, developer Kingdom Holding knew exactly who to turn to: Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture—architect Adrian Smith had a hand in the design of Burj Khalifa. Turns out Kingdom Tower will be the very obvious, hulking, and hard-to-miss epicenter of a larger urban development expected to accommodate 80,000 people and cost more than $26B. Architizer has a video of a scale-model tour"

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Frank Lloyd Wright called this height madness when he drew a sketch of a 500 story mile high tower back in the 1950's.

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Wow, that IS crazy high. Not fair, we just want something in Nashville to break the 500 ft mark! tongue.gif

edit: THAT should be called the space needle!

Isn't there another one going up somewhere in that region that is around 3000 ft?

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The 3000+ foot tower was canceled in Dubai after the real estate market crashed and the new towers sat vacant.

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