Burj Mubarak al-Kabir

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Burj Mubarak al-Kabir
برج مبارك الكبير
General information
Status Proposed
Type Mixed-use
Location Kuwait city, Kuwait
Estimated completion 2030[citation needed]
Tip 1001 meters
Technical details
Floor count 234

The Burj Mubarak al-Kabir is a proposed megatall skyscraper in Kuwait City, Kuwait. It will be part of the future city called Madinat al-Hareer. Expected completion is unknown. If built, it would become the world's tallest building, surpassing the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. Its height is in order to reflect the folk tale collection One Thousand and One Arabian Nights [1] If built, The tower would be the tallest skyscraper in Kuwait, surpassing Al Hamra Tower.

Skyscrapers do not normally exceed 80 floors due to the amount of space that would be taken up by elevators. However, the Mubarak al-Kabir Tower would consist of a far greater number of floors. This would necessitate double or triple-decker elevators.

Another challenge would be posed by the immense height of the building, which makes it vulnerable to high winds. In order to cope with these winds, the tower is designed as three interlocking towers, each twisting 45 degrees to help stabilize it. In addition, vertical ailerons will run the full length of the building on each edge. Adjustments to the positions of these ailerons will redirect the winds in order to minimize structural vibrations.

The building will include seven vertically stacked 30-story 'neighborhoods", including apartments, offices, and hotels. Linking the neighborhoods will be several four-story "town squares."

The planned height of the building is taller than the current tallest building in the world, the 828 m Burj Khalifa, but shorter than the planned heights of the Tokyo Sky Mile Tower (in planning, 1,700 m) and Jeddah Tower (under construction, 1,008 m). The tower is estimated to be completed before the Tokyo Sky Mile Tower.

The construction will start when the Jaber Causeway (the bridge that connects Kuwait City to Silk City currently under construction) is complete.