Jeddah Tower update 2024


Jeddah Tower

The restart of construction is doubtful, the latest information appeared in November 2023 that it is not certain that it will continue. In this video, we can get an insight into what the construction site looks like.

Although it will not continue, the location has looked the same since 2017 and we can only hope that it will be completed one day.

Jeddah Tower “Kingdom Tower” redirects here.

Jeddah Tower
Burj Jeddah
برج جدة
Jeddah Tower in May 2021
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General information
Statusin development[1]
TypeMixed-use: office, hotel, residential, apartments, observation, retail
Architectural styleNeo-futurism
LocationJeddah, Saudi Arabia
Construction started1 April 2013
CostSR4.45 billion (US$1.23 billion)[2] (preliminary)
OwnerJeddah Economic Company; Kingdom Real Estate Development
ManagementCBRE Group
ArchitecturalAt least 1,008 m (3,307 ft)
RoofAt least 1,008 m (3,307 ft)
Top floor668 m (2,192 ft) (if completed as planned)
Observatory652 m (2,139 ft)
Technical details
Structural systemReinforced concrete and steel, all-glass façade
Floor count165[3][4]
Floor area243,866 m2 (2,624,950 sq ft)
Lifts/elevators59 (55 single deck and 4 double deck),[5][6] made by Kone[7]
Design and construction
DeveloperJeddah Economic Company (JEC)[9]
EngineerLangan International (sub-grade and transportation planning)[8]
Structural engineerThornton Tomasetti

Jeddah Tower or Burj Jeddah (Arabic: برج جدة),[10] previously known as Kingdom Tower (برج المملكة), is a skyscraper construction project in JeddahSaudi Arabia. It is planned to be the first 1 km (3,281 ft) tall building and would be the world’s tallest building or structure upon completion, standing 180 m (591 ft) taller than the Burj Khalifa.[11][12] Located in the north side of Jeddah, it is the centerpiece of the Jeddah Economic City project. After almost five years of inactivity, development work on the project resumed in 2023.[13]

The design, created by American architect Adrian Smith, who also designed the Burj Khalifa, incorporates many unique structural and aesthetic features. The creator and leader of the project is Saudi Arabian prince Al-Waleed bin Talal,[14] a grandson of Ibn Saud, and nephew of the Kings of Saudi Arabia after Ibn Saud. Al-Waleed is the chairman of Kingdom Holding Company (KHC), which is a partner in the Jeddah Economic Company (JEC), which was formed in 2009 for the development of Jeddah Tower and City.[15]

Progress towards construction was halted in January 2018, when building owner JEC stopped structural concrete work. At the time, the tower was about one-third of the way completed. The development halt stemmed from labor problems with a contractor following the 2017–2019 Saudi Arabian purge. No firm timeline for completion has been provided,[16] but in September 2023, a new request for proposals was issued to a multinational group of construction firms to complete the project.[17]

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