The only way is up
Boldly going where no building has gone before, Saudi Arabia’s Jeddah Tower is set to be crowned the world’s tallest skyscraper. At over one kilometre high, it will dwarf The Shard in London – at over three times the height. In fact the Jeddah Tower's 337m unoccupied Spire is taller than The Shard and, when complete, will stand over 500 feet taller than Dubai’s Burj Khalifa.
Jeddah Tower Project summary
Jeddah Economic Company
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, Thornton Tomasetti, Omnium International Limited
With two decades of experience delivering high-rise, supertall and megatall buildings across the world, our industry leading experts were the perfect fit to deliver this ambitious, record-breaking skyscraper in Saudi Arabia.
Providing project, commercial and design management services – through the Mace EC Harris JV – since winning the appointment in 2012, our team has relished the unique challenges that come with delivering the world’s single tallest structure.
But with plans for the fastest ever double-decker lifts – travelling at 12.5 metres per second – the world’s highest observatory and, as part of the Kingdom City development, the focal point of the entire 5.3 million square metre site, Jeddah Tower’s title as the world’s highest building is just one of many fascinating facts about the project.