Thats one huge tower. How long before we see something this large in Melbourne? If he can get PANS-OPS regulations changed, maybe Matthew Guy already has the approval stamp ready? :)
All eyes turn to world's tallest building April 28, 2014 - 11:45AM Toby Johnstone
Construction on Saudi Arabia's Kingdom Tower is set to move above ground this week.
It will be three times the size of the Q1 tower in Queensland, nearly twice the height of America's tallest building and soon it will look down on Dubai's desert monsters.
Construction on the Kingdom Tower in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, is set to move above ground this week with the difficult foundation stage now complete.
Located near the Red Sea, the megastructure will be 1000 metres tall and cost $US1.23 billion ($1.32 billion) to build.
Architect Adrian Smith, who designed the building with Gordon Gill from Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, told Fairfax Media he was "thrilled" that the Kingdom Tower was under way.
"We are excited for the tower to be completed in around five years,” said the Chicago-based architect, who has made a name for himself as a designer of super-tall towers in the US, China, the United Arab Emirates and South Korea.
Mr Smith designed the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, which is the tallest man-made structure in the world. He was working for Skidmore, Owings & Merrill at the time.
The kilometre-high Kingdom Tower will be at least 173 metres higher than Dubai's monolith.
It will feature a Four Seasons hotel as well as luxury apartments, A-grade office space and the world's highest observatory.