Kingdom City (Jeddah)

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Kingdom City
Information
Location Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Status Approved
Companies
Architect HOK Architects
Owner Al-Waleed bin Talal
Kingdom Holding Company
Manager US$20 billion (SR75 billion)
Size 5,202,570 m2 (56,000,000 sq ft) (originally 23,000,000 m2 (247,569,940 sq ft))

Kingdom City is a 5,202,570 m2 (56,000,000 sq ft) (2 square mile) project approved for construction in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.[1] The project is designed by Kingdom Holding Company, the firm owned by Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal.[1] Kingdom City will host both commercial and residential development including homes, hotels, and offices.[1][2] The centerpiece of the development project will be Kingdom Tower, a tower planned to become the tallest in the world.[2] The entire project is estimated to cost US$20 billion (SR75 billion).[3] The Kingdom City project is a three-phase project. Kingdom Tower will be built in phase-one, infrastructure for the project will be created in phase-two, and phase-three has not been currently revealed.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Saudi Arabia to build world's tallest building". The Daily Mail. 13 October 2008. Retrieved 16 August 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Dolan, Kerry A. (13 October 2008). "Saudi Prince Aims For The Sky". Forbes. Archived from the original on 23 January 2013. Retrieved 16 August 2011. 
  3. ^ Matthews, Stuart. "City of the hyper tall". Construction Week Online. ITP Business Publishing. Retrieved 16 August 2011. 
  4. ^ Roberts, Ben (13 August 2011). "Crown of the Kingdom". ConstructionWeekOnline. Retrieved 13 August 2011.