Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

Saudi Arabia Related Events/Initiatives

2018 Tall Building Predictions
17 Jan 2018, Chicago – CTBUH News
Check out all of our 2018 Tall Building Predictions, and dive into the full 2017 Tall Building Year in Review data report.
Vertical Transportation: Ascent & Acceleration
12 Sep 2017, Chicago – CTBUH Research
CTBUH partnered with Guinness World Records to identify the commercial building with the fastest elevator speeds and longest vertical runs.
CTBUH Explores Possibility of 2018 Middle East Conference
7-16 May 2017, Dubai – Tour Report
CTBUH Executive Director Dr. Antony Wood recently traveled to Dubai and Jeddah on a fact-finding mission to explore the possibility of holding a conference in the region in 2018.
Council Visit Reveals Insights on “World’s Next Tallest Tower"
14 May 2017, Jeddah – Tour Report
CTBUH Executive Director Dr. Antony Wood recently visited the construction site of Jeddah Tower, poised to become the world’s tallest tower and the first 1,000-plus-meter structure.
Top 12 Happenings of 2016, Month-by-Month
19 Dec 2016, Chicago – CTBUH News
Check out the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat's top stories of 2016 for each month and take a look ahead with the Council’s monthly predictions for 2017.
Twisting Tall Buildings
18 Aug 2016, Chicago – CTBUH Research
CTBUH has released a study that looks at the recent proliferation of twisting towers creating a new generation of iconic buildings throughout the world.
Performance and Behavior of Tall Buildings for Wind Loads
13 Jan 2016, New York City – Event Report
CTBUH YPC hosted an event on wind engineering and understanding its effects on tall buildings as well as to provide insight into the engineering efforts in design of shorter buildings.
CTBUH Releases Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2014
Dec 2014 – CTBUH Journal Paper
An All-Time Record 97 Buildings of 200 Meters or Higher Completed in 2014 and 2014 showed further shifts towards Asia, and also surprising developments in building functions and structural materials.
Richard Witt on How Tall Skyscrapers Can Go
6 May 2014, Toronto – CTBUH In the Media
CTBUH Canada Chair Richard Witt talks with the Jerry Agar Show about the Kingdom Tower, the world's first kilometer high and future tallest building.
CTBUH Releases Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2012
Dec 2012 – CTBUH Journal Paper
For the first time in six years the number of tall buildings completed annually around the world declined as the effects of the global financial crisis became evident.
The Tallest 20 in 2020: Entering the Era of the Megatall
8 Dec 2011, Chicago – CTBUH Research
Within this decade we will likely witness not only the world’s first kilometer-tall building, but also the completion of a significant number of buildings over 600 meters.
CTBUH Releases Analysis of Global Population and Tall Buildings
Apr 2011 – CTBUH Journal Paper
Tall buildings are spreading across the globe at an ever-increasing rate. This study demonstrates the relationship between population and tall buildings across those countries and presents information on the average height and age of each country’s…

Featured Tall Buildings in Saudi Arabia

Al Faisaliah Center

Al Faisaliah Center, Riyadh

The Al Faisaliah Center is square in plan with the four corners joining at the top above a golden glass sphere housing a high-end restaurant and observation deck.

Jeddah Tower

Jeddah Tower, Jeddah

Jeddah Tower reaches new heights as the first building to surpass the 1,000 meter mark while standing as an icon for the country of Saudi Arabia.

Kingdom Centre

Kingdom Centre, Riyadh

Below the observation deck is an inverted parabolic arch that occupies the top third of the skyscraper creating its iconic status in the city.

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Saudi Arabia Members

The work of the Council is only possible through the support of its members, which include most of the world’s leading developers, architects, engineers, contractors and others connected with tall buildings and sustainable cities. Below is the list of current organizational members located in Saudi Arabia, sorted by membership level then alphabetically by organization name.

Supporting Contributor

Jeddah Economic Company Jeddah Economic Company
DEV OWN PROP
Kingdom Real Estate Development Kingdom Real Estate Development
DEV OWN FIN

Donor

Saudi Binladin Group / ABC Division Saudi Binladin Group / ABC Division
CON
Werner Voss + Partner Werner Voss + Partner
STRC ARCH MEP

Contributor

Omnium International Omnium International
COST
Omrania Omrania
ARCH ENGO INTR LAND

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CTBUH Saudi Arabia

2018 Tall Building Predictions

17 Jan 2018, CTBUH News – Check out all of our 2018 Tall Building Predictions, and dive into the full…

Vertical Transportation: Ascent & Acceleration

12 Sep 2017, CTBUH Research – CTBUH partnered with Guinness World Records to identify the commercial…

CTBUH Explores Possibility of 2018 Middle East Conference

7-16 May 2017, Tour Report – CTBUH Executive Director Dr. Antony Wood recently traveled to Dubai and Jeddah on…

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Bassam Al-Bassam

Country Representative

Bassam Al-Bassam
Rayadah Investment Company, Riyadh

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Mounib Hammoud

CTBUH Trustee

Mounib Hammoud
Jeddah Economic Company, Jeddah

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Jeddah Tower Reaches 63rd Floor as Infrastructure Works Progress
8 Feb 2018 – Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Construction on Saudi Arabia’s $1.5 billion Jeddah Tower has reached the 63rd floor, with shell and cladding work to be completed next year. Scheduled for a 2020…
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New Promo Video Offers Glimpse of Neom, Saudi Arabia's $500 Billion Utopian Megacity
6 Nov 2017 – Neom, Saudi Arabia
The promotional video for Neom, Saudi Arabia’s latest desert city project, promises not just a megacity, but a utopian metropolis serving humankind. The scheme will cost…
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Flames Engulf Dubai's Torch Tower Once Again
4 Aug 2017 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
For the second time in two years, a large blaze has ripped through the 79-story Torch Tower in Dubai, one of the tallest residential buildings in the world. All residents…
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Council Visit Reveals Insights on “World’s Next Tallest” Construction Progress in Jeddah
30 May 2017 – Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
CTBUH Executive Director Dr. Antony Wood was recently invited to visit the construction site of Jeddah Tower, poised to become the world’s tallest tower and the first 1,…
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Developers Highlight Job Opportunities at Jeddah City Development
19 May 2017 – Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
The developer of the under-construction Jeddah Tower has reiterated the importance of the upcoming Jeddah Economic City and accompanying tower projects to Saudi Vision…
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New Luxury Hotel Proposed for Mecca
31 Jan 2017 – Mecca, Saudi Arabia
A competition winning scheme for a hotel and serviced apartments in the heart of Mecca has been revealed. The scheme addresses the shortage of accommodation in Mecca in…
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Dueling Construction Timelines Create Competition for World’s Tallest Structure
20 Dec 2016 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The race to the top has just gotten tighter, with two rising structures in the Middle East battling for the world's tallest title. In a recent interview, CTBUH…
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Construction Progressing on Jeddah’s Upcoming Sail Tower
23 Sep 2016 – Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Currently under construction, the 64-story Sail Tower in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia will include a Shangri-La Hotel, serviced apartments, and condominiums. The tower's design…
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Jeddah Tower Delayed after Contractor Problems
18 May 2016 – Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
The developer behind the one-kilometer-tall Jeddah Tower, set to be the world’s tallest building, has said that it is looking to get back up to speed after funding issues…
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Aedas Master Plans ALJ Headquarters in Jeddah
28 Apr 2016 – Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Located in the city of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Andrew Bromberg of Aedas has designed the corporate headquarters for Abdul Latif Jameel (ALJ), the largest independently…
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Future World’s Tallest is 20 Percent Complete
16 Mar 2016 – Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Jeddah Tower in Saudi Arabia, which is set to be the world’s tallest building, is over 20 percent complete, according to developers. The planned one-kilometer tower has…
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Developer Secures New Funding to Complete Jeddah Tower
30 Nov 2015 – Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
The developer behind Jeddah Tower, set to become the world’s tallest building, has secured new funding to complete its construction. A $2.23 billion fund has been…
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Jeddah Municipality Accused of Obstructing Skyscraper Construction
10 Jun 2015 – Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
A number of real estate developers and investors have accused Jeddah Municipality of obstructing the development of skyscrapers. They believe such buildings are needed to…
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UAE Design Firm Unveils Winning Master Plan Bid for Mecca
28 May 2015 – Mecca, Saudi Arabia
A UAE-based design firm has won a competition to craft a new master plan for Mecca, Saudi Arabia – the holiest city in the world for Muslims. Engineering consultants Buro…
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Mecca Soon to Host Another Mega-Hotel Development
18 May 2015 – Mecca, Saudi Arabia
The holy city of Mecca is set to receive yet another mega-hotel development. At almost 686,000 square feet (63,700 square meters), the $3.5 billion Abraj Kudai will be…
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Elevator Installation Prep Begins at Jeddah’s Kingdom Tower
11 May 2015 – Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Elevator installation preparations have begun at the 1000-plus-meter Kingdom Tower. This work, as well as the eventual installation of the elevator cars, will then…
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Saudi Arabia Progressing With $100 Billion King Abdullah Economic City
23 Mar 2015 – King Abdullah Economic City, Saudi Arabia
The Saudi government says it will build a brand-new city, dubbed Kingdom Abdullah Economic City (KAEC), on its western coast. The city would be the size of Washington, DC…
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Two Towers Topped Out in the Heart of Riyadh
25 Feb 2015 – Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Developers have announced that Damac Esclusiva and Damac Tower by Paramount have topped out in the heart of the Saudi capital of Riyadh, less than two years into…
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Construction Begins on AKH Tower in Dammam
29 Oct 2014 – Dammam, Saudi Arabia
Work has begun on AKH Tower. The aesthetically commanding tower comprises a seven-story podium and 27 standard office floors, while its envelope combines glazed curtain…
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Riyadh Tower Showcased at Cityscape Global
23 Sep 2014 – Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Riyadh Tower is being showcased this week at Cityscape Global, an international conference for real estate investors. The Riyadh Tower, located in the Olaya business…
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Jeddah’s Kingdom Tower to Utilize World’s Tallest Construction Crane
19 Sep 2014 – Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Kingdom Tower, poised to be the world's tallest tower upon completion, has reached an important milestone in the project that will set another new world record — the…
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Makkah Clock Tower in Mecca to Open for Tourists After Hajj
18 Aug 2014 – Mecca, Saudi Arabia
The Makkah Clock Tower, the second tallest building in the world, will open for tourists after Haj 2014, according to officials. Overlooking the Grand Mosque, the Makkah…
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Four Projects Under Design at Jeddah Gate
23 Jul 2014 – Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabian developer Emaar Middle East says it is developing four projects at its flagship mixed-use Jeddah Gate development in Jeddah's downtown district. Each tower…
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New Technologies Emerge for Elevators in Jeddah’s Kingdom Tower
2 Jul 2014 – Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
There's no doubt that Saudi Arabia’s 3,280-foot (1,000 meter)-tall Kingdom Tower will be a luxury experience. As it turns out, even the elevators will be VIP. The Kone-…
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KONE Wins Kingdom Tower Lift Job
5 Jun 2014 – Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Jeddah Economic Co., the developer of the Kingdom Tower in Saudi Arabia, has selected KONE as the vertical transportation provider to deliver the world's fastest and…
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Above-Ground Work to Start on Kingdom Tower
21 Mar 2014 – Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Above-ground work on the 1-kilometer-tall Kingdom Tower in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, will begin next month, according to Building Design. Construction will start on April 27…
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Kingdom Tower Mobilizes Construction
24 Feb 2014 – Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
The kilometer-high Kingdom Tower in Jeddah, currently under construction, is showing new signs of life, as the developer of the project has commissioned engineering and…
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Kingdom Tower Officially Underway and On Schedule
26 Jun 2013 – Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia's Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal says the project to build the world's future tallest skyscraper in Jeddah is progressing as planned. The prince made the…
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Saudi Prince Looks to Pursue Another Supertall
18 Jun 2013 – Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal announced that plans to build the Kingdom Tower in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia are on schedule, taking the opportunity to express…
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Kingdom Tower Secures Water Supply
29 Apr 2013 – Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
The Jeddah Economic Co. has signed a water supply deal for the Kingdom Tower with Saudi Arabia's national water company, Bloomberg reports. For SAR2.2 billion (US$587…
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The National Highlights Kingdom Tower
13 Mar 2013 – Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
A recent article from The National explores the implications of building the world's next tallest building. The article asks industry experts whether the Kingdom Tower…
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The Shard's Project Managers to Oversee Kingdom Tower
25 Feb 2013 – Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
The £780 million (US$1.2 billion) project to build the world's tallest building in Saudi Arabia will be managed by the firm behind the construction of the recently…
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Businessweek Examines Elevator Advancements
4 Feb 2013 – Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
As tall buildings become grow taller, the elevator industry is attempting to refine elevator designs in order to carry people to unparalleled heights. Bloomberg…
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Adrian Smith Talks Kingdom Tower
5 Dec 2012 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Construction Week has posted an interview with Adrian Smith about his work in the field of supertall buildings. He discusses the future world's tallest building, Kingdom…
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Kingdom Tower Signs Foundation Deal
9 Oct 2012 – Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Although there is still no official word on when construction will start on Kingdom Tower, there are signs of progress. Saudi BAUER Foundation Contractors Ltd. this week…

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Dubai Creek Harbour to Hand Over First Homes in Early 2019
28 Aug 2018 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Dubai Creek Harbour has announced that it will open residences to the first 4,000 residents in early 2019, with the first wave located in Creek Island Dubai. The…
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Foundation Works Proceed on First of Two Uptown Dubai High-Rises
27 Aug 2018 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Foundation works have begun for the first of two high-rise towers in a Dubai complex. The scheme includes hotel rooms, restaurants, grade-A office space, and 237…
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Dubai World Trade Center to be Preserved Under New Initiative
10 Aug 2018 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The Dubai Municipality has announced a new initiative to preserve landmark buildings from the 1960s and '70s, including the Dubai World Trade Center, the first tall…
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Second of Two Lattice-Lined Twin Towers Debuts in Kuwait City
8 Aug 2018 – Kuwait City, Kuwait
Both towers of a twin-tower complex featuring a three-dimensional lattice façade have officially completed in Kuwait City. The 42-story office tower and 22-story hotel…
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30-Story Residential Tower of The Atria Complex Reaches Completion in Dubai
26 Jul 2018 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The 30-story residential tower of a two-tower complex has reached completion in Dubai. The building houses 219 units, while the accompanying 31-story tower will feature a…
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Plans Announced for a “Retail Metropolis” at Dubai Creek Harbour
25 Jul 2018 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
A 2.6 million-square-meter retail facility master plan in Dubai has been revealed. Part of the Dubai Creek Harbour mega-development, Dubai Square includes retail,…
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Dubai's Supertall DAMAC Heights Welcomes First Tenants
23 Jul 2018 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
A 335-meter residential tower in Dubai has opened the doors to its first tenants. The 640-unit high-rise, which features a view of Palm Jumeirah island, has an estimated…
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Construction Plans for Kuwait's $86 Billion “Silk City” Revealed
17 Jul 2018 – Madinat Al Hareer, Kuwait
A project company will be established to implement Kuwait’s $86 billion Silk City development, as revealed by construction plans. The project includes a 1,001-meter tower…
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Designs Unveiled for Tel Aviv Tower Wrapped in Modular Arcades
3 Jul 2018 – Tel Aviv, Israel
Designs have been revealed for a 116-meter modular tower in Tel Aviv, featuring “cascading” archways and garden terraces. The residential building is expected to begin…
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Banking Giant Confirms New Dubai Headquarters to Open Next Month
20 Jun 2018 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
A British banking giant expects to open its $250 million Middle East headquarters in Downtown Dubai in July 2018. The 20-story tower, reportedly built by Multiplex, was…
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Residential High-Rise in Dubai Designed to Look Like an iPod
19 Jun 2018 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
A 26-story building designed to look like an iPod is due to open in Dubai by the end of 2018. The 256-unit residential high-rise will feature technological amenities such…
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Contract Signed to Build 54-Story Hotel on Dubai's Sheikh Zayed Road
13 Jun 2018 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
A $136 million contract has been awarded to build a 534-room high-rise hotel in Dubai. The building has been pre-approved as a five-star facility and will include hotel…
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Kaslik Resort to Begin Construction
6 Jun 2018 – Kaslik, Lebanon
A mixed-use resort is scheduled to rise along the Kaslik seafront north of Beirut. The project features a 28-floor, 120-room hotel, as well as retail, restaurants,…
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Dubai's Address Downtown Opens Doors After Two-Year Closure
4 Jun 2018 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The 63-story Address Downtown has completed renovations and reopened, after a fire damaged the building in 2016. The revamped hotel features a new interior, additional…
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Dubai Creek Tower Pile Cap Construction Complete
30 May 2018 – Dubai, UAE
The Dubai Creek Tower has surpassed a construction milestone, the completion of the pile cap, two months ahead of schedule. The concrete placement work to date weighs 120…
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Beirut's Burj El Murr, An Unfinished Skyscraper, Has Been Decorated
29 May 2018 – Beirut, Lebanon
An unfinished 34-story skyscraper in Lebanon’s capital, abandoned since 1975, has been adorned with brightly-colored, striped curtains in a temporary art installation by…
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Construction to Begin on Dubai's Dubawi Project
21 May 2018 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Construction on a mixed-use tower in Dubai will begin soon. Located on Sheikh Zayed Road, the $410 million Dubawi project will include 500 hotel rooms and more than 500…
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Dubai High-Rise Badly Damaged by Fire
15 May 2018 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
A fire broke out in The Zen, a residential high-rise in Dubai Marina, on May 13. No injuries were reported, as many were away at work at the time, but the tower appears…
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Developer Begins Handover of Dubai Marina Project Homes
2 May 2018 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The developer of The Residences at Marina Gate 1, a 52-story high-rise that recently completed in Dubai, has begun handover of the tower’s 399 units to buyers. The…
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Developer Says Dubai Marina Project Set for 2019 Completion
18 Apr 2018 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The developer of LIV Residence Dubai Marina, a 28-story waterfront high-rise, has announced that the project is set for completion in 2019. The development will offer…

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Saudi British Bank Future Head Office Breaks Ground in Riyadh
22 Dec 2017 – Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
The competition-winning design for the Saudi British Bank (SABB) has broken ground in Riyadh.The building will be a 46,544-square-meter commercial office development…
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Dubai Court Dismisses Arbitration Against Real Estate Firm in Burj Daman Case
18 Dec 2017 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
A real estate firm has won a favorable judgment in the Dubai Courts of Appeal in its long-running dispute with a contractor, relating to the Burj Daman real estate…
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Dubai’s Gate Avenue Aims to Lease 90% of Units Before Completion
14 Dec 2017 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Dubai International Financial Centre, the emirate's financial free zone, aims to lease 90 percent of units at its Dh1billion (US$272 million) Gate Avenue retail…
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New Pixel Project Precinct Makes Splash in Abu Dhabi
7 Dec 2017 – Abu Dhabi, United Arabs Emirates
An upcoming 76,000-square-meter tower precinct will become the centerpiece of the new Makers District in Abu Dhabi. Called Pixel, the project will facilitate a range of…
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Dubai's Jumeirah Beach Hotel to Undergo Major Renovations in 2018
6 Dec 2017 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Jumeirah Beach Hotel in Dubai will be shutting its doors for a few months next year while it undergoes major renovations from mid-May to early October 2018. The hotel…
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New Residential Development in Beirut Completed
5 Dec 2017 – Beirut, Lebanon
Designed to respond directly to the site and culture of Beirut, Lebanon, the 3Beirut residential tower has completed, and will create a sustainable residential and retail…
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Dubai’s Langham Opens to Buyers Ahead of 2020 Completion
2 Nov 2017 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Modeled after The Langham hotel and residences in London, Langham Place Residences in Downtown Dubai will start selling units on Monday, November 6, ahead of opening its…
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Upcoming Dubai Luxury Resort + Spa Secures Contractor
18 Oct 2017 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The developer of the Address Residences Jumeirah Resort + Spa development in Dubai has secured a construction contractor, which has commenced mobilization for the…
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Dubai’s Bellevue Towers Achieve Major Construction Milestone
2 Oct 2017 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The raft casting has been completed for the AE$200 million (US$54 million) Bellevue Towers residential project, a two-tower complex located near the Marasi Business Bay…
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World’s Tallest Solar Tower to Go Up in Dubai
19 Sep 2017 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority announced the $3.8 billion fourth phase of its flagship solar park, which will include a 260-meter-high concentrating solar…
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New Mixed-Use Development Planned for Dubai’s Sheikh Zayed Road
11 Sep 2017 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Plans have been revealed for a new skyscraper in one of Dubai’s most dynamic neighborhoods. The project was designed to address demand in the United Arab Emirates’…
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Dubai Skyscraper “Sky Walk” Attraction Set to Launch
1 Sep 2017 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
A global property developer has announced the launch of Sky Walk, a 200-meter-high cantilevered observation corridor affixed to one of the two towers in Downtown Dubai’s…
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Local Construction Firm Wins Dubai Tower Contract
23 Aug 2017 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
A local construction company has been awarded an AED175-million (US$47.6-million) contract to build a 34-story residential building, West Bay Tower, in Dubai’s 5.9-…
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New Pictures Emerge of Dubai Creek Tower
17 Aug 2017 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
New photos have emerged of the Dubai Creek Tower's foundation under construction. The tower broke ground in October 2016. When completed, the cable-supported tower will…
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New Video Gives First Look at Dubai’s Upcoming Waterfront District
11 Aug 2017 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
A new video showcases Dubai’s upcoming waterfront district, Dubai Creek Harbour, which will cover 550 hectares and comprise mall retail, cultural space, and residential…
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107-Story TV Tower Planned for Istanbul
9 Aug 2017 – Istanbul, Turkey
Fabrication of the façade of Istanbul’s 356-meter Küçük Çamlica TV Tower (KCTV) has commenced. The tower is set to become a new city landmark, with 125 broadcasting…
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Proposed 111-Story Ramat Gan Tower Could Become Israel’s Tallest
26 Jul 2017 – Ramat Gan, Israel
A 111-floor high-rise office complex has been approved by the Ramat Gan Local Planning and Building Committee. When completed, the 440-meter-tall tower could become…
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Contractor Selected for Massive Multi-Tower Districts in Dubai
26 Jul 2017 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
A developer has awarded a US$163 million contract to a Dubai-based engineering and contracting company to build the first two districts of its Midtown project in Dubai…
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Contractor Selected to Develop Emirates Business Park in Dubai
25 Jul 2017 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
A contractor has been selected to develop the mixed-use US$1.4 billion Emirates Business Park project, unveiled earlier this month, which will expand the emirate's…
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Seventy-Floor Tower to Rise Along Dubai’s Sheikh Zayed Road
3 Jul 2017 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Construction is set to commence on a US$272.48 million skyscraper along Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai. The tower will rise 70 stories next to Al Habtoor City and Aykon City…

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Connected Residential Towers Planned for Pearl-Qatar Island in Doha
20 Dec 2016 – Doha, Qatar
The developer behind the Pearl-Qatar has secured financing of up to USD$ 200.5 million to fund the construction of the connected Al Mutahidah Towers on the man-made…
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Contractors Selected for Dubai’s Heart of Europe Development at The World Islands
7 Dec 2016 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Plans to develop a group of islands at The World Islands off Dubai’s coastline have taken a major step forward after the project developer appointed three main…
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Construction Begins for 290-Meter Tower in Dubai’s Jumeirah Beach
5 Dec 2016 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Construction work on a 290-meter tower at Jumeirah Beach has started, with Emaar appointing Middle East Foundation Group as enabling works contractor for 74-story The…
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The Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour Undergoes Ground Engineering Testing
23 Nov 2016 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The world’s future tallest supported-tower – dubbed The Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour – which is currently under construction in Dubai has undergone an extensive ground…
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Architecture Firm Wins Master Planning for Mashhad Retail Project
21 Nov 2016 – Mashhad, Iran
The practice behind MediaCity UK in Salford has won master planning for a massive multi-tower shopping center scheme in Mashhad, Iran – its first project in the country.…
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India-Based Developer Reveals Imperial Avenue Project for Dubai
18 Nov 2016 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
A Mumbai-based developer has already begun piling works on the US$350 million, 45-story Imperial Avenue residential tower to be located in Dubai's Business Bay. The…
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Construction Contractor Selected for Dubai’s Paramount Tower Hotel & Residences
2 Nov 2016 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
A construction contractor has been awarded a contract by a developer to build the residential floors of the Paramount Tower Hotel & Residences in Dubai. Residences are…
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Architect Wins Design for Beirut Museum of Art
14 Oct 2016 – Beirut, Lebanon
A Paris-based Lebanese architect has been selected to design the Beirut Museum of Art, which will feature a 124-meter-tall, campanile-like tower housing 1,000 works of…
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Tel Aviv Tower Set to Become Israel's Tallest Building
13 Oct 2016 – Tel Aviv, Israel
Ron Arad Architects has unveiled images of an office complex underway in Tel Aviv, which is expected to include the tallest building in Israel. Currently under…
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Groundbreaking Held for The Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour
11 Oct 2016 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Work on The Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour, which will soar above the Burj Khalifa as the world’s tallest supported-tower, is set to commence following an official…
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Developer sells 65 Percent of New Dubai Marina Project Ahead of Launch
4 Oct 2016 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
A Dubai developer has presold about 65 percent of its latest Dubai Marina project ahead of its launch. The building will be on a site on the western side of the Marina,…
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Twin-Towered Hotel and Residential Project Proposed in Dubai
26 Sep 2016 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Plans have been revealed for a beachfront hotel project in Dubai, dubbed The Address Jumeirah Resort and Spa at Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR). The project includes a…
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Dubai Property Developer Reveals Ultra-Luxury Palm 360 Project
8 Sep 2016 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Property developer Nakheel recently unveiled Palm 360 – a two-tower hotel and residential project on Dubai's Palm Jumeirah featuring 1,100-square-meter branded penthouses…
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Developer Resumes Work on $1 Billion Al Maryah Project in Abu Dhabi
1 Sep 2016 – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Developer Farglory is to resume work on a high-profile residential project billed as Abu Dhabi’s answer to London’s ultra-luxury One Hyde Park after a complete redesign…
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Construction Scheduled to Begin on Abu Dhabi’s Meera Shams Towers
29 Aug 2016 – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
A developer has announced that construction work on its two 26-story Meera Shams towers, located in the Shams area of Reem Island in Abu Dhabi, will start immediately.…
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Competition-Winning Design Selected for New Beirut Bank Headquarters
11 Aug 2016 – Beirut, Lebanon
An Oslo- and New York-based studio has won a competition to design the new headquarters of Banque Libano Francaise – the firm's first project in Lebanon. The design…
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Emaar Unveils Two-Tower Apartment Project in Dubai Opera District
8 Aug 2016 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Dubai’s Emaar Properties has unveiled another two-tower project in the Opera District in Downtown Dubai. The towers, called Act One and Act Two, will be 52 stories and 46…
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Phase Two of Bellevue Towers Complex Launched in Dubai
28 Jul 2016 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Dubai Properties has launched phase two of its Bellevue Towers development citing strong demand. The second phase includes a 26-story tower which will house 23…
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Wind Tests Complete on World’s Future Tallest Supported-Tower Structure
27 Jul 2016 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The developer behind the upcoming Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour, which is set to be 100 meters taller than the 828-meter Burj Khalifa, currently the world’s tallest…
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Fire Breaks out in Dubai’s Sulafa Tower
20 Jul 2016 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
A 76-story residential skyscraper in Dubai caught fire in the densely populated Marina district, sending plumes of smoke into the air. It took firefighters three hours to…

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New Residential Tower Proposed for Beirut
7 Dec 2015 – Beirut, Lebanon
Lebanese architecture practice PARALX has won the AIA in Los Angeles' Merit Design Award for its T3 high-rise tower in Beirut. The tower is a part of a larger development…
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Supertall Tower Tops Out in Dubai
2 Dec 2015 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
One of the tallest buildings under construction in the United Arab Emirates reached a major milestone after the developer, Damac, confirmed that its 94-story Damac…
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Master Plan Vision Adds Vertical Density and Extreme Height to Basra
17 Nov 2015 – Basra, Iraq
An architecture firm has revealed a vision for vertical high-rise living in the southern Iraqi city of Basra. Home to a bulk of Iraq’s oil reserves, the area is becoming…
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Dubai to use Jetpacks for High-Rise Firefighting
11 Nov 2015 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
On November 10, Dubai Civil Defense signed a memorandum of understanding with Martin Aircraft for the intended future delivery of jetpacks to be used for targeted…
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Civil Defense Authorities to Increase Building Inspections in Sharjah
2 Nov 2015 – Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
The Sharjah Civil Defense authority has committed to increasing the number of inspection visits to buildings in the emirate after a massive fire gutted all residential…
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Dubai’s Most Expensive Apartment on the Market for $74.5 million
26 Oct 2015 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Dubai’s most expensive apartment is now on the market for a whopping $74.5 million. The 4,000-square-meter penthouse of the One at Palm Jumeirah will have seven bedrooms…
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Dubai’s Royal Atlantis Project Named Top Influencer for Luxury Development
14 Oct 2015 – Dubai, United Kingdom
The $1.4 billion Royal Atlantis Resort and Residences in Dubai has been named in the top 10 global influencers for new luxury developments, Knight Frank said in its “…
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Proposed Dubai Tower Complex Would Feature an Artificial Rainforest and Beach
13 Oct 2015 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Dubai, the city of superlatives, is set to get a new tower complex on Sheikh Zayed Road that will have an artificial beach and a rainforest-like landscape development on…
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Three High-Rises Approved for Tel Aviv Seafront Redevelopment
8 Oct 2015 – Tel Aviv, Israel
The local Tel Aviv-Jaffa planning and building commission has recommended a new municipal construction plan for the multi-level Kikar Atarim site in central Tel Aviv. The…
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Construction Contractors Named for the Palm Tower in Dubai
5 Oct 2015 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Developers announced on October 2 a $223 million contract to build The Palm Tower, a 52-story, five-star hotel and residential building at Palm Jumeirah in Dubai. The 240…
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Fire Erupts at Sharjah High-Rise
1 Oct 2015 – Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
A massive fire erupted at the 36-story Nasser Tower building on King Fasial Street in Sharjah around 2 pm on October 1. The fire was still raging two hours later, with…
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Builder Pulls Out of $267 Million Meena Plaza Project in Abu Dhabi "After Not Being Paid"
23 Sep 2015 – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
A Malaysian construction company that was supposed to be building a multi-tower mixed-use project in Abu Dhabi, has said it is terminating its construction agreement…
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Preliminary Design of Burj 2020 Revealed at Cityscape Global in Dubai
11 Sep 2015 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
A preliminary design was revealed for Burj 2020, a skyscraper that could potentially reach up to 700 meters in height. The master-planned Burj 2020 District will comprise…
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Twin Towers Proposed for the Dubailand Mega-Development
8 Sep 2015 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
A Riyadh-based developer has unveiled plans to build Dubailand’s tallest towers. The Saudi investment company and property developer said that it planned to complete the…
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Hotel Operator Named for Jumeirah Business Bay Tower
2 Sep 2015 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
A local hotel company has been appointed to operate a mixed-use development in Business Bay. The Jumeirah Business Bay will include a 200-room luxury hotel as well as 350…
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Dubai Developer Launches First Phase of Massive Midtown Development
31 Aug 2015 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
A local developer has announced the launch of the first phase of its Midtown master plan in Dubai’s International Media Production Zone. Sales for the district will begin…
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Sharjah Unveils $5 Billion Waterfront City
25 Aug 2015 – Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
A new waterfront city is being built in Sharjah at the cost of around $5 billion that will accommodate 200,000 people in over 200 towers upon completion of 10 natural…
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Abu Dhabi’s Urban Planning Council Green Lights Slew of High-Rise Projects
17 Aug 2015 – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
The total floor area of projects approved by Abu Dhabi’s Urban Planning Council more than tripled in the second quarter of 2015 with the amount of land under development…
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Fire Breaks Out in Sharjah High-Rise
14 Aug 2015 – Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
A fire broke out the evening of August 13 in a high-rise under construction in the Al Khan area of Sharjah. The fire gutted the 21st and 22nd stories of the building and…
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25-Floor Tel Aviv Mixed-Use High-Rise Approved
5 Aug 2015 – Tel Aviv, Israel
The Tel Aviv District Planning & Building Committee, chaired by Gila Oron, decided at its August 3 meeting to pass the plan for the Eldan Tower, a development near the…

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Fairmont Residences on Abu Dhabi Breakwater Go On Sale
11 Dec 2014 – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Luxury serviced apartments on the Abu Dhabi breakwater near Marina Mall are now available to purchase. The 249 apartments at the Fairmont Marina Residences are part of…
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Construction on Apartments at Dubai Maritime City Begins
9 Dec 2014 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Construction work has finally started on the first apartment block to be built at the long-awaited Dubai Maritime City. Ground was broken on the 48-story Anwa Tower,…
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Offshore Hotel in Gulf Planned for Qatar 2022 World Cup in Doha
8 Dec 2014 – Doha, Qatar
Designs have been unveiled for the Silver Pearl Hotel, a 1,000-room luxury resort and conference facility for the Qatar 2022 World Cup, located 1.5 kilometers off the…
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Qatar World Cup Memorial Tower Raises Awareness of Rising Construction-Death Toll
4 Dec 2014 – Doha, Qatar
A conceptual Qatar World Cup Memorial tower was recently designed to represent the grim statistics of the nation’s increasing laborer death toll, which currently stands…
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Builders Sought to Construct The Palm Gateway in Dubai
4 Dec 2014 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
A tender has been floated for the construction of The Palm Gateway on Palm Jumeirah Island in Dubai. The project consists of three towers to be constructed on an existing…
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Tender Issued for Iconic Katara Towers in Doha
2 Dec 2014 – Doha, Qatar
Katara Hospitality has issued a tender for the substructure and basement works at the Katara Towers, in Doha. The pincer-shaped twin towers in the Lusail district will…
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Work on Dubai Pearl to Restart in December
25 Nov 2014 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
After a series of delays since it was announced in 2003, work on the Dubai Pearl will restart in December, with the $6 billion megaproject set to be completed “by 2018”,…
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Emirates Pearl Hotel Taking Shape in Abu Dhabi
24 Nov 2014 – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Construction is progressing steadily on the twisting Emirates Pearl Hotel in its location at the heart of Abu Dhabi. In close proximity to the Emirates Palace, the…
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Two Years Later, Cost to Repair Fire-Damaged Dubai Tower Soars to $21M
17 Nov 2014 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The cost of repairing the fire-damaged Tamweel Tower has reached $21.2 million according to the latest assessment. Two years after a fire partially gutted the 34-story…
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Damac Towers Continue Upward Rise in Dubai
12 Nov 2014 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
One of the largest construction projects in Dubai is now heading skywards. The $1 billion Damac Towers by Paramount resort is to include more than 1,800 serviced suites…
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Developers Moot Plans for Dubai Twin-Tower Record Breakers
5 Nov 2014 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Proposals to construct the “tallest twin towers in the world” as part of a 600-hectare development in Dubai have been floated by developer Emaar Properties. To claim the…
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Hard Rock Hotel to Open in Dubai’s Marina 101
28 Oct 2014 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Dubai’s Marina 101 will soon house the Middle East’s first Hard Rock Hotel, it was announced on October 27. The hotel will occupy the first 33 floors of the building and…
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Emaar Properties Unveils Plans for “City of the Future” in Dubai
27 Oct 2014 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Emaar Properties, Dubai’s largest developer, will launch two 40-story residential towers in the multi-billion-dollar Dubai Creek Harbor at The Lagoons, a 6.5 million-…
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Canal Views Luxury Hotel Opens in Dubai
20 Oct 2014 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Lying just a couple of minutes from the world’s busiest shopping mall, the new Canal Views luxury hotel enjoys views over the Business Bay canal, looking towards the…
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Crystal-Inspired Towers Launched in Dubai
15 Oct 2014 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The emirate’s first crystal-themed project, Sparkle Tower, has officially launched. The towers, situated in Dubai Marina, will have a jeweled décor that includes…
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Dubai’s Burj Khalifa Opens Highest Observation Deck in the World
14 Oct 2014 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The Burj Khalifa now has the world’s highest observation deck, following the unveiling of a new viewing level on the 148th floor. With its floor at 555.7 meters, it…
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Work Begins on Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah Project
10 Oct 2014 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Omniyat Group and Drake & Scull International (DSI) announced that they have begun construction on their megaproject in Palm Jumeirah, breaking ground on the first…
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Construction Has Begun on the Tallest Residential Tower in Bat Yam
7 Oct 2014 – Bat Yam, Israel
Construction has started on the Ashdar Tower project, which will have 164 housing units in a building that will be one of the tallest residential towers in Bat Yam. The…
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Rotana Announces Istanbul Hotel Project
1 Oct 2014 – Istanbul, Turkey
An Abu Dhabi-based hotel chain said that it has agreed to work with a Turkish developer to build Tri G, a 30-story glass and steel tower in the Günesli neighborhood on…
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Emaar’s Five-Bedroom High-Rise Penthouse in Dubai Sells for $6.2 Million
29 Sep 2014 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Emaar Properties, Dubai’s largest developer, has sold 72 units in The Address Residence Sky View in Downtown Dubai, with a five-bedroom penthouse selling for Dh $23…

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Al-Bidda Workers Going Hungry
19 Dec 2013 – Doha, Qatar
Migrant laborers, who have worked for almost a year without pay on Qatar’s Al-Bidda Tower, are running out of food and are prohibited from leaving the country or seeking…
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Mövenpick Opens Sixth Hotel in Jumeirah Lakes
11 Nov 2013 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Lakes Towers has opened its doors, marking the Swiss operator's sixth Dubai hotel. The mixed-use property will contain 475 units, including 168…
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Rosewood Hotel Opens in Abu Dhabi
11 Nov 2013 – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Rosewood Abu Dhabi became the first ultra-luxury hotel to open in Al Maryah Island, the new Central Business District (CBD) of Abu Dhabi. The hotel, designed by Handel…
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Arabtec Wins Mysterious Tower Contract
8 Nov 2013 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Arabtec Holding, Dubai's largest publicly listed construction firm, has been awarded an AED1.8 billion (US$500 million) contract to build a 77-story mixed-use tower in…
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"Not Planning Megatall," Says Emaar
7 Nov 2013 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Emaar Properties has issued a statement announcing that it currently has no plans to build a new tower that is taller than the Burj Khalifa. In the statement, a…
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Marina 101 Gets Dreamy Rename
11 Oct 2013 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Real estate company Dream has announced its next international hotel project, Dream Dubai, in the under-construction Marina 101. Dream officials disclosed that the hotel…
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MAG Steams Ahead with Four Major Developments
10 Oct 2013 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Dubai-based MAG Group said on Sunday it will unveil four new Dubai freehold residential and retail leasing projects this month, with a combined sales values of AED3.25…
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Lagoon Revival Arrives with a Splash
9 Oct 2013 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The world's largest manmade lagoon is to be constructed in Dubai as part of the planned Mohammed Bin Rashid City District One development. Meydan Group and Sobha Group,…
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Sales Begin for Advancing Entisar Tower Project
8 Oct 2013 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The Dubai-based Meydan Group today released 444 serviced apartments for sale in the 110-story Entisar Tower on Sheikh Zayed Road. The mixed-use supertall tower, at an…
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Branding Tall Buildings as Luxurious
6 Sep 2013 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Arabian Business profiles the process of marketing tall buildings in a recent article, including the man responsible for branding the Burj Khalifa. John Brash of Brash…
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SOM Designs Bank HQ in Dubai
4 Sep 2013 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill has won the commission to design the Mashreq Bank Headquarters in Dubai. The 32-story office building features a cantilevered volume at the top…
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Why Turkey's Building Boom May Be Ending
21 Aug 2013 – Istanbul, Turkey
The New York Times chronicles the tentative financial futures of the building industry in Istanbul. "Cheap loans" from the US facilitated a tall building boom in the city…
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Bloomberg Weighs In on the Next Tallest Tower
20 Aug 2013 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
June marked the announcement by Ahmed Bin Sulayam, Chairman of the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) announcement of his project to build the world's future tallest…
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Nation’s Towers Open, Featuring World's Highest Suspended Suite
19 Aug 2013 – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
The second St. Regis Luxury Hotel in the Nation's Towers in Abu Dhabi is now ready to welcome guests, after an eight-month delay of initial inauguration plans. The hotel…
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AS+GG Partner Discusses Supertall Construction on Chinese Radio
12 Aug 2013 – Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture partner Robert Forest was interviewed by China Radio International English about the rising number of supertall skyscrapers,…
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Israel's Tallest Approved as Part of Four-tower Plan
2 Aug 2013 – Tel Aviv, Israel
The Tel Aviv Local Planning and Building commission has approved the Keren HaKirya plan for an 80-story mixed-use tower, which could be Israel's tallest skyscraper, The…
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Richard Meier Tower Nears Completion in Tel Aviv
25 Jul 2013 – Tel Aviv, Israel
In anticipation of the completion of the Meier-on-Rothschild tower in Tel Aviv, Haaretz has published an interview with Pritzker Prize-winning architect Richard Meier.…
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Dubai Creek Harbor Is Happening
19 Jul 2013 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Emaar Properties and Dubai Holdings have begun construction of their new central business district project, the Dubai Creek Harbor. The companies created the venture to…
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Banks to Fund Completion of Burj Al Salam Towers
16 Jul 2013 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
UAE banks Emirates NBD and First Gulf Bank have signed an AED900 million (US$245 million) loan to fund the development of a three-tower project in Dubai. The topped-out…
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Site Chosen for World's Next Tallest Commercial Tower
10 Jul 2013 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The site of what could be the world's next tallest commercial tower has been revealed to Emirates 24/7. Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Executive Chairman of Dubai Multi Commodities…

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Burj Khalifa Struck by Lightning
11 Dec 2012 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Photos have emerged of a lightning bolt striking the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. The tallest building in the world was hit during a rare electric storm that passed through the…
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Jordan’s Future Tallest Tower Tops Out
7 Dec 2012 – Amman, Jordan
DAMAC Properties has announced its tower in Amman, Jordan is now topped out. The Heights, which will be the tallest residential tower in the country when it is completed…
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Dubai's Impending Building Boom
6 Dec 2012 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The Wall Street Journal questions the next wave of construction projects announced for Dubai, given that the emirate is still $100 billion in debt from its 2008 boom-…
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Israel's Capital Encourages Vertical Projects
13 Nov 2012 – Tel Aviv, Israel
Foundation work has begun on a 110-meter (360-foot) high-rise in Tel Aviv, which will include the country's most expensive penthouse. The city is also moving to encourage…
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Dubai Announces Wind Code Revisions
8 Nov 2012 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The Dubai Municipality hopes to soon mandate the use of wind tunnel testing in the design of the region's tall buildings. The revised Wind Code requires designers to…
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Tall Tower Project Resurrected in Qatar
6 Nov 2012 – Doha, Qatar
Qatar-based Lusail Real Estate Development Company (LREDC) has announced plans to restart work on the 112-story Doha Convention Centre Tower (DCCT) two years after its…
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Qatar Aims to Become a Leader in Sustainability
31 Oct 2012 – Doha, Qatar
Architecture Source's article A Tale of Contradictions: Qatar's Green Building Movement reports on fast-growing Qatar's advancements in the green building movement, which…
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Photos Released of Burj Khalifa in a Fog
19 Oct 2012 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The Daily Mail offers exclusive photos of Burj Khalifa at sunrise rising above an engulfing fog. German photographer Bjoern Lauen captured the images of the 828-meter (…

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CTBUH Resources on Saudi Arabia

Building Tall Skyscraper Lecture Series: How High Can We Go?

16 Mar 2017 – Building Tall Skyscraper Lecture Series
Antony Wood, CTBUH; Richard Tomasetti, Thornton Tomasetti; Ian Smith, thyssenkrupp, Gordan Gill, Adrain Smill + Gordon Gill Architecture

Lighting the Next Tallest Building in the World, the Jeddah Tower

18 Oct 2016 – CTBUH 2016 China Conference
Pierre Marcout, Prisme Entertainment

Saudi Arabia, Jeddah City and Jeddah Tower

18 Oct 2016 – CTBUH 2016 China Conference
Mounib Hammoud, Jeddah Economic Company

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The Global Tall Building Picture: Impact of 2017

Feb 2018 – CTBUH Journal, 2018 Issue I
CTBUH Staff, CTBUH

Improving Energy Performance In Gulf-Region Residential High-Rises

8 Aug 2017 – CTBUH Journal, 2017 Issue III
Noura Ghabra & Dr. Lucelia Rodrigues, University of Nottingham; Dr. Philip Oldfield, The University of New South Wales

Stack Effect in High-Rise Buildings: A Review

1 Dec 2016 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 5 Number 4
Sergey Mijorski, SoftSim Consult Ltd.; Stefano Cammelli, BMT Fluid Mechanics Ltd.

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Building Tall Skyscraper Lecture Series: How High Can We Go?
16 Mar 2017 – Building Tall Skyscraper Lecture Series; Antony Wood, CTBUH; Richard Tomasetti, Thornton Tomasetti; Ian Smith, thyssenkrupp, Gordan Gill, Adrain Smill + Gordon Gill Architecture
Thursday, March 16, 2017. Chicago, United States of America. Hosted in collaboration with the Chicago Architecture Foundation, the first lecture of the series Building Tall features presentations by Antony Wood of CTBUH; Richard Tomasetti of…
Lighting the Next Tallest Building in the World, the Jeddah Tower
18 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Pierre Marcout, Prisme Entertainment
Following experience around the world with tall buildings and monuments, Pierre Marcout has sought to transmit his passion for highlighting monuments for new constructors and their iconic buildings. After testing monuments such as the Burj Khalifa…
Saudi Arabia, Jeddah City and Jeddah Tower
18 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Mounib Hammoud, Jeddah Economic Company
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has embarked on an ambitious project to construct the world’s tallest building, Jeddah Tower. Surrounding the kilometer-plus building will be a new city built out of the desert on the outskirts of Jeddah. Together, Jeddah…
Jeddah Mall: The Connection Between Jeddah Tower and the Urban Environment
18 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Denis Valode, Valode & Pistre Architects
The Jeddah Economic City Mall and Exhibition Center is a multi-functional installation that rises up to the challenge of making the city walkable around the Jeddah Tower. This presentation featured a discussion of what makes this project unique,…
CTBUH 2016 China Conference Jeddah City & Jeddah Tower Q&A
18 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Julian Chen, Henning Larsen Architects; Mounib Hammoud, Jeddah Economic Company; Denis Valode, Valode & Pistre Architects; Piere Marcout, Prisme Entertainment
Tuesday October 18, 2016. Shenzhen, China. Julian Chen, Henning Larsen Architects; Mounib Hammoud, Jeddah Economic Company; Denis Valode, Valode & Pistre Architects; Piere Marcout, Prisme Entertainment answer questions at the end of 2016 China…
CTBUH Video Interview – Mounib Hammoud
18 Oct 2016 – 2016 China Conference Interviews; Mounib Hammoud, Jeddah Economic Company
Mounib Hammoud of Jeddah Economic Company is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2016 CTBUH China Conference. Mounib discusses the Jeddah Economic City development centered around the Jeddah Tower.
Mega Size Mixed-Use Projects: Redefining Vertical Urbanism
17 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Dennis Poon, Thornton Tomasetti
Monday October 17, 2016. Shenzhen, China. Dennis Poon of Thornton Tomasetti, presents at the 2016 China Conference Session 4c: Structural & Geotechnic Engineering. As the draw to urban centers increases drastically with financial growth and global…
Interview: Nicholas Billotti
12 Nov 2015 – 2015 Awards Ceremony/Symposium Interviews; Chairman, Turner International LLC
Nicholas Billotti, Chairman, Turner International LLC, discusses the contruction industry with Chris Bentley, during the 2015 CTBUH Awards Symposium at the Illinois Institute of Technology. Billotti is the 2015 recipient of the Fazlur R. Khan…
Kingdom Tower/Kingdom City: History in the Making
27 Oct 2015 – Presentation at CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; H.E. Abdulrahman Al-Shaikh, Ministry of Municipalities & Rural Affairs; Mounib Hammoud, Jeddah Economic Company
Jeddah Economic Company's mission to envision, to design, to build, and to manage – in short, to master plan in the fullest sense – an unprecedentedly vibrant urban center is discussed. Kingdom Tower will establish the city of Jeddah as a functional…
Interview: Mounib Hammoud
27 Oct 2015 – 2015 New York Conference Interviews; Mounib Hammoud, Jeddah Economic Company
Mounib Hammoud of Jeddah Economic Company is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2015 CTBUH New York Conference at the Grand Hyatt New York. Mounib discusses developing the Jeddah Tower and the urban infrastructure around the building.
Elevator Designs for the Kingdom Tower
26 Oct 2015 – Presentation at CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; James Fortune, Fortune Shepler Consulting
When it is completed in 2019, the 167-story mixed-use Kingdom Tower will become the new World's Tallest Tower. It will contain multiple, stacked mixed-use population zones, including subterranean parking, building entry/amenity/retail floors, office…
From Supertall to Megatall: Analysis and Design of the Kingdom Tower Piled Raft
26 Oct 2015 – Presentation at CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; George Leventis & Alan Poeppel, Langan
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2015 New York Conference - Session 1b - Q&A
26 Oct 2015 – Presentation at CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
Adrian Smith, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture; Keith Brooks, ARCADIS Architects; George Leventis, Langan; and Alan Poeppel, Langan, answer questions at the end of 2015 New York Conference Session 1b: Kingdom Tower, Jeddah.
Adopting a Program Management Approach to Maximize the Benefit of ‘Vertical Cities’
26 Oct 2015 – Presentation at CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; Keith Brooks, ARCADIS
Tall buildings are bigger, better, faster and more prevalent than ever. The race among the world's cities to build the tallest, ultimate record-busting skyscraper on the planet is fast and furious. Well-executed skyscrapers can be a real economic-…
The Tall Building Impact: From Local to Global
26 Oct 2015 – Presentation at CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; Adrian Smith, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
Supertall towers, when done correctly, are the catalyst for the city or district around them. They give an area an identity. They increase the local economy and connect that local community to the global one. If done right, a supertall tower will put…
The Design of the Capital Market Authority Tower, Riyadh
20 Aug 2015 – Other Videos; Roger Soto, HOK
HOK's Roger Soto discusses the design of the Capital Market Authority Tower in Riyadh.
Energy-Efficient Elevator Solutions for High-Rise Buildings
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Patrick Bass, ThyssenKrupp
Maximizing capacity with smart and energy-efficient elevator solutions for the high-rise buildings of the world’s inaugural metropolitan century.
Interview: Kingdom Tower
12 Jun 2013 – 2013 London Conference Interviews; Talal Al Maiman, Kingdom Real Estate
Talal Al Maiman of Kingdom Real Estate is interviewed by Jeff Herzer during the 2013 CTBUH London Conference at The Brewery, London. Talal talks about Kingdom Tower, the world's next tallest building at over 1,000 meters, and the impact it will have…
Kingdom Tower: A New Icon for Saudi Arabia
21 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Talal Al-Maiman, Kingdom Real Estate
This presentation provides an introduction to, and overview of, Kingdom Tower – expected to be the world’s tallest building, at over 1,000 meters, when completed in 2017 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The presentation outlines the project’s history,…
Interview: Creating Spaces
19 Sep 2012 – 2012 Shanghai Congress Interviews; Gordon Gill, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
Gordon Gill of Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture is interviewed by Jeff Herzer during the 2012 CTBUH Shanghai Congress at the Jin Mao, Shanghai. Gordon shares the status of the Kingdom Tower, the next tallest building at over 1,000 meters, and…
Interview: Kingdom Tower
19 Sep 2012 – 2012 Shanghai Congress Interviews; Adrian Smith, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
Adrian Smith of Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture is interviewed by Jeff Herzer during the 2012 CTBUH Shanghai Congress at the Jin Mao, Shanghai. Adrian discusses the future tallest building, the 1km+ Kingdom Tower in Jeddah and his experiences…
From Jin Mao to Kingdom: Search for an Asian Supertall Vernacular
19 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Adrian Smith, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
This presentation presents the evolution of Mr. Smith’s career as a designer of supertall buildings, from Shanghai’s Jin Mao Tower, completed in 1999, to Kingdom Tower, to be the world’s tallest building when completed in 2017 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia…
Lynn S. Beedle Lifetime Achievement Award: 40 Years of Designing the Supertall
3 Nov 2011 – CTBUH "10th Annual Awards"; Adrian Smith, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
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The Global Tall Building Picture: Impact of 2017
Feb 2018 – CTBUH Journal, 2018 Issue I; CTBUH Staff, CTBUH
In 2017, 144 buildings of 200 meters’ height or greater were completed. This is the fourth record-breaking year in a row, and it brings the total number of 200-meter-plus buildings in the world to 1,319, marking an increase of 12.3% from 2016, and a…
Improving Energy Performance In Gulf-Region Residential High-Rises
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Energy consumption in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries has been rising over the last four decades. The residential building sector alone accounts for more than 50% of all delivered energy consumption, and half of this is attributed to the use…
Stack Effect in High-Rise Buildings: A Review
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This paper discusses the design parameters that are required for the design of high-rise building foundations, and suggests that the method of assessment for these parameters should be consistent with the level of complexity involved for various…
From Supertall to Megatall: Analysis and Design of the Kingdom Tower Piled Raft
26 Oct 2015 – The Middle East: A Selection of Written Works on Iconic Towers and Global Place-Making; George Leventis, Alan Poeppel & Konstantinos Syngros, Langan International LLC
As part of the booming development in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Langan international was hired to assist in all phases of soil investigation and foundation design for the Kingdom Tower. The challenging geography of the site chosen for the tower…
Kingdom Tower / Kingdom City: History in the Making
26 Oct 2015 – The Middle East: A Selection of Written Works on Iconic Towers and Global Place-Making; Mounib Hammoud, CEO, Jeddah Economic Company
Jeddah Economic Company has embarked on a mission to construct Kingdom Tower, which will be the tallest building in the world upon completion. The kilometer-plus skyscraper will anchor the Kingdom City development in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, creating a…
Iconic Office Tower Propels Saudi Arabia into the New Global Century: Challenges and Innovations
26 Oct 2015 – The Middle East: A Selection of Written Works on Iconic Towers and Global Place-Making; Roger Soto, HOK; Basem Al-Shihabi, Omrania & Associates
As the centerpiece of the King Abdullah Financial District, the Capital Market Authority (CMA) Tower is evidence of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s economic diversification strategy. The faceted crystalline iconic structure, which rises 385 meters and…
Elevator Designs for the Kingdom Tower
26 Oct 2015 – The Middle East: A Selection of Written Works on Iconic Towers and Global Place-Making; James Fortune, Fortune Shepler Saling Inc. Elevator Consulting
When it is completed in 2018, the mixed-use Kingdom Tower will become the new World’s Tallest Tower. It will contain multiple, stacked mixed-use population zones, including subterranean parking, building entry/amenity/ retail floors, office zone…
Case Study: Kingdom Tower, Jeddah
26 Oct 2015 – The Middle East: A Selection of Written Works on Iconic Towers and Global Place-Making; Peter Weismantle & Alejandro Stochetti, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
During the spring of 2009, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture (AS+GG) began working on a prototype of a mile-high tower. With an eye to the future, AS+GG’s interest was to understand the potential and challenges of creating a tower that was…
A Tale of Towers and Cities: A Contextual Approach to Vertical Urbanism
26 Oct 2015 – The Middle East: A Selection of Written Works on Iconic Towers and Global Place-Making; Louis Becker & Julian Chen, Henning Larsen Architects
While the ever increasing global interchange of capitals and ideas have created immense opportunities and growth in cities around the world, the physical manifestation of this energy in the urban habitat risks becoming generic in the face of growing…
Carbon-Fiber Hoisting Technology
26 Oct 2015 – The Middle East: A Selection of Written Works on Iconic Towers and Global Place-Making; Santeri Suoranta & Jeff Montgomery, KONE
The ability to build ever higher has always pushed available technologies to their limits, including elevator technology. Traditional elevators utilizing steel ropes are limited by how high they can travel, often requiring transfer floors for…
Adopting a Program Management Approach to Maximize the Benefit of “Vertical Cities”
26 Oct 2015 – The Middle East: A Selection of Written Works on Iconic Towers and Global Place-Making; Keith Brooks, Julio Maggi, Derek Roy & Bryony Day, ARCADIS
Tall building construction can benefit from a programmatic approach. By looking at the overall development as a whole program of works, identifying the deliverables required to achieve desired business outcomes, managing the interfaces with the…
The Tall Building Impact: From Local to Global
26 Oct 2015 – The Middle East: A Selection of Written Works on Iconic Towers and Global Place-Making; Adrian Smith & Peter Weismantle, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
AS+GG’s Director of Supertall Technology interviews AS+GG Partner Adrian Smith about the impact that supertall buildings have on a city’s identity, economy, ecological impact, and ultimately, its future.
World’s Highest Observation Decks
Aug 2015 – CTBUH Journal, 2015 Issue III; CTBUH Research
Perhaps no element of a tall building is more closely related to the pure pleasure of standing high in the sky and taking in the view of one’s surroundings than observation decks. Often adding an important source of revenue for the structures that…
Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2014
Dec 2014 – CTBUH Journal, 2015 Issue I; Daniel Safarik, Antony Wood, Marty Carver & Marshall Gerometta, CTBUH
An All-Time Record 97 Buildings of 200 Meters or Higher Completed in 2014 and 2014 showed further shifts towards Asia, and also surprising developments in building functions and structural materials.
The Competition for the Tallest Skyscraper - Implications for Global Ethics and Economics
Nov 2014 – CTBUH Journal, 2014 Issue IV; Christopher Michaelson, University of St. Thomas
An iconic skyscraper has aesthetic significance that may have meaning for other aspects of human experience – serving, for example, as an expression of cultural and ethical values and a symbol of economic power. This study examines the competition…
Human Scale in Vertical Urbanism
16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings; Sudhir Jambhekar & Edward Mayer, FXFOWLE Architects
As global cities continue their horizontal sprawl, climate change bears down on our finite natural resources, and energy costs and population growth soar, it is imperative that we look to verticality in urban design to create dense, sustainable, and…
Sky Bridges – Pedestrian Circulation Through the Urban Fabric
16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings; Bashar Kayali & Michelle Bacellar, Al Ghurair Construction
Interconnecting sky bridges provide the building occupants and pedestrians an alternative to using vehicles as a way of transport in the urban fabric. In extreme climate environments the added advantages of linked networks are immediately apparent as…
Examining King Abdullah Financial District (KAFD)
16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings; Julian Chen, Jacob Kurek & Claude Bøjer Godefroy, Henning Larsen Architects
The quality of space between buildings has become increasingly determinative in the success of any new urban district. This paper explores the viability in creating a sustainable high density urban quarter in a desert environment, and in particular,…
The Middle East: 20 Years of Building Skyscrapers
Nov 2013 – CTBUH Journal, 2013 Issue IV; CTBUH Research
Twenty years ago, the Middle East contained only one skyscraper over 150 meters in height. It is now estimated that by the end of 2015 the region will have 289 buildings in this category.
Fast-growing Saudi Arabia Embraces Tall Buildings
Apr 2013 – CTBUH Journal, 2011 Issue I; John Harris, Jones Lang LaSalle
Amid a rapidly changing cultural and economic landscape in Saudi Arabia, John Harris, co-head of Jones Lang LaSalle’s Saudi Arabia office, discusses the shifts in the market and the Kingdom’s growing interest in building tall.
Case Study: Kingdom Tower, Jeddah
Apr 2013 – CTBUH Journal, 2013 Issue I; Peter Weismantle & Alejandro Stochetti, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
Kingdom Tower in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, will be the tall building to go where no building has gone before – beyond 1,000 meters. For the first time, the team at Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill discuss at length the process that went into designing a one-…
Debating Tall: The Pros and Cons of Reaching for the Sky
1 Mar 2013 – CTBUH Journal, 2013 Issue I
This issue’s cover story on Kingdom Tower details the latest quest for the industry to reach new heights. However taller doesn’t always lead to better. This month’s debate topic, “Should buildings go taller?”
Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2012
Dec 2012 – CTBUH Journal, 2013 Issue I; Kevin Brass, Antony Wood & Marty Carver, CTBUH
For the first time in six years the number of tall buildings completed annually around the world declined as the effects of the global financial crisis became evident.
Kingdom Tower: A New Icon for Saudi Arabia
Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Talal Al Maiman, Kingdom Real Estate
Kingdom Tower - expected to be the world’s tallest building, at over 1,000 meters, when completed in 2017 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia is outlined in this paper including the project’s history, the competitive process that led to the selection of the…
Interactive Aerodynamic Design of Supertall Buildings
Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Stefano Cammelli, BMT Fluid Mechanics; Mark Lavery, Buro Happold
In order to maximize the benefit of early stage wind tunnel tests, BMT Fluid Mechanics and Buro Happold have respectively developed tools which enable dynamic wind tunnel testing workshops to be held that allow real-time optimisation of building…
Innovative Solutions to Complex Geometric Forms in Tall Buildings
Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Mark Lavery, Buro Happold & Spencer Robinson, Camden Mill
There is an trend in tall buildings towards ever more complex geometric forms, as clients and architects look to distinguish their buildings. That such buildings are becoming the norm, as opposed to merely achievable, is testament to the advances in…
From Jin Mao to Kingdom: Search for an Asian Supertall Vernacular
Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Adrian Smith, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
The paper traces the evolution of Mr. Smith’s career as a designer of supertall buildings, the Jin Mao Tower (1999) to Kingdom Tower, to be the world’s tallest building when completed in 2017. He discusses his contextual approach to design, which…
20 Years of High-Rise Fire Safety: From Jin Mao to Kingdom Tower
Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; James H. Antell, RJA; Peter A. Weismantle, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
This paper will discuss the evolution of fire safety concepts in the recent generation of high rise buildings starting with “early” 1990’s designs in China and trace the development of new active and passive features that have followed and are…
Debating Tall: A Supertall Future in the US?
27 Jan 2012 – CTBUH Journal, 2012 Issue I; Adrian Smith, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture; Paul Beitler, Beitler Real Estate Services LLC
In 1990, only 11 buildings in the world could be counted as a “supertall” (defined as a building over 300 meters tall), and all but one could be found in the United States. By the end of 2011, the number of supertall buildings in the world had risen…
The Tallest 20 in 2020: Entering the Era of the Megatall
18 Jan 2012 – CTBUH Journal, 2012 Issue I; Nathaniel Hollister & Antony Wood, CTBUH
Within this decade we will likely witness not only the world’s first kilometer-tall building, but also the completion of a significant number of buildings over 600 meters (around 2,000 feet) – that’s twice the height of the Eiffel Tower.
Tall and Urban: An Analysis of Global Population and Tall Buildings
Apr 2011 – CTBUH Journal, 2011 Issue II; CTBUH Research
Tall buildings are spreading across the globe at an ever-increasing rate. This study demonstrates the relationship between population and tall buildings across those countries and presents information on the average height and age of each country’s…

Featured Tall Buildings in Saudi Arabia

Jeddah Tower

Jeddah Tower, Jeddah

Jeddah Tower reaches new heights as the first building to surpass the 1,000 meter mark while standing as an icon for the country of Saudi Arabia.

Al Faisaliah Center

Al Faisaliah Center, Riyadh

The Al Faisaliah Center is square in plan with the four corners joining at the top above a golden glass sphere housing a high-end restaurant and observation deck.

Kingdom Centre

Kingdom Centre, Riyadh

Below the observation deck is an inverted parabolic arch that occupies the top third of the skyscraper creating its iconic status in the city.

Saudi Arabia Facts

Population 29,195,895 (2012)
Area 2,149,690 km² • 829,995 mi²
GDP $718.47 billion (2013)
150m+ Buildings 29 Completed18 Under Constr.
300m+ Buildings 3 Completed4 Under Constr.
Tallest City Riyadh
Global Ranking #21 in the world by no. of 150m+ completed buildings
Regional Ranking #3 in Middle East by no. of 150m+ completed buildings
First 150m+ Building Al Faisaliah Center (267 m, 2000)
Average Building Age 5 Years
Most Common Function Office (36%)
Most Common Material Concrete (79%)

All building-related facts are for 150m+ buildings currently in the database.

Tall Buildings in Saudi Arabia

1   Jeddah Tower 2021 1000 m Jeddah
2   Makkah Royal Clock Tower 2012 601 m Mecca
3   Diamond Tower 2020 432 m Jeddah
4   Capital Market Authority Tower 2019 385 m Riyadh
5   Burj Rafal 2014 308 m Riyadh
6   KAFD World Trade Center 2018 304 m Riyadh
7   Kingdom Centre 2002 302 m Riyadh
8   Abraj Al Bait ZamZam Tower 2012 279 m Mecca
9   Abraj Al Bait Hajar Tower 2012 276 m Mecca
10   Al Faisaliah Center 2000 267 m Riyadh
  Completed   Arch. Topped Out   Struct. Topped Out   Under Constr.
1   Jeddah Tower 2021 1000 m Jeddah
2   Makkah Royal Clock Tower 2012 601 m Mecca
3   Diamond Tower 2020 432 m Jeddah
4   Riyadh Tower - 389 m Riyadh
5   Capital Market Authority Tower 2019 385 m Riyadh
6   Fawaz Alhokair Tower - 354 m Riyadh
7   Riyadh Tower - 338 m Riyadh
8   Burj Rafal 2014 308 m Riyadh
9   KAFD World Trade Center 2018 304 m Riyadh
10   Kingdom Centre 2002 302 m Riyadh
  Completed   Arch. Topped Out   Under Constr.   Proposed