Jeddah Tower, Saudi Arabia:
Located in the Arabian Gulf, the 1000 m Jeddah Tower is the tallest building in the region. Its construction will begin soon. The tower will house offices, residential apartments and a hotel. Design by Adrian Smith.
Originally, the construction of the 1000 m Jeddah Tower was to have begun in December 2011. The plan was to have a triangular building with a height of 1000 meters. However, technical issues and labor problems delayed the project.
The tower built with the intention of enhancing Jeddah’s reputation. The general design of the structure aims to convey the significance of the city as the entrance to Mecca. The exterior of the tower is intend to resemble a desert plant that is growing upward.
It will feature the Four Seasons hotel, serviced apartments, and offices. It will also have the world’s highest observation deck. The tower is planned to be the most expensive real estate object in the Kingdom.
Design by Chicago-based Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill Architecture. Smith’s design is still under wraps, but it combines several distinctive structural aspects. The tower plan is to feature four residential tiers, including apartments and Class A office space.
Helipad vs outdoor terrace: The 1000 M Jeddah Tower in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Historically, wealthy developers have constructed skyscrapers as monuments of power. In Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, they will do it in the form of the Jeddah Tower, which will be at least one kilometer high.
The tower will have an observation deck at least 30 meters in diameter. The observation deck will be the highest in the world. The tower will also have a luxury hotel and serviced apartments.
The tower will also have 59 elevators and 12 escalators. The elevators will be high speed, at least 10 meters per second.
In addition to the observation deck, the tower will also have an outdoor terrace. The helipad originally plan for the tower is change to the terrace, which consider more practical.
Originally, the Jeddah Tower was designed as a helipad, but the location was considered too dangerous. The pilots found the structure was unsuitable for landing. In addition, the wind at high altitude was too strong for a helicopter to land. The design was then changed to the terrace, which will be the world’s highest terrace when it is completed.
Design by Adrian Smith
Architect Adrian Smith is the man behind the new Jeddah Tower. The tower is slated to be the tallest structure in the world when it is complete, and will exceed the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. The project is part of a massive development that will boost the economy of the city of Jeddah.
It will have an interior space of 5.7 million square feet. It will include apartments, office space, and a four-seasons hotel. The tower will also have an observatory that will be open to the public. High-strength concrete that will be several metres deep in the core will be used to build the structure. This concrete is design to prevent collapse in the event of a terrorist attack.
The Jeddah Economic Company is the main entity behind the development. It plans to build a total of 500,000 residences across the kingdom.
Slated for completion in 2019: Jeddah Tower
Several new construction and renovation projects are schedule for completion. These projects will add new life to local communities and improve the quality of life for residents. Furthermore, it anticipates these initiatives will encourage local real estate growth.
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