Mile-high skyscraper may not be far off, experts say

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A mile-high skyscraper — almost double the height of today's record-holder — might be a reality by 2025 as developing countries lavish cash on an ego-fueled race to put up the world's tallest building. “If you have enough money, I'm sure the human mind can create a lot higher,” said Timothy Johnson, chairman of the Chicago-based Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, widely recognized as the world's arbiter of tallest structures.

Bauer completes foundation construction on Kingdom Tower

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Saudi Bauer Foundation Contractors has completed foundation construction for what will be the tallest building in the world, the Kingdom Tower in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Composites-intensive clock tower inaugurated in Saudi Arabia

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The 607m tall Makkah clock tower, the central tower of the Abraj-Al Arab development in Makkah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, features more than 40,000-sq-m of advanced composite panels, and material supplied by Gurit. At 607m/1,991 ft tall, the building is the second tallest in the world.

Mumbai’s tallest skyscraper designed to “confuse the wind”

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Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill Architecture has unveiled plans for Imperial Tower, which would become Mumbai's tallest building and surely one of the world's most slender skyscrapers, should it come to be built.

Shard loses record to Moscow tower

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The 75-storey copper-coloured tower under construction in Moscow’s business centre now has a final height of 338.82m following modifications earlier this year to add five floors and more than 50m. The Shard is 310m tall.

China’s effort to reach for the sky

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Less than a year after construction was halted on a world-beating 838m tower in Changsa in central China (just days after it began) architects have revealed plans to build something even taller.

UAE has world’s ‘vainest’ skyscrapers – study

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The UAE has the "vainest" skyscrapers in the world, a report measuring the extent of spires and other height-boosting additions to the top of buildings has said.

Dubai Marina’s Princess Tower is world’s tallest residential building

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Guinness World Records has officially recognized TAMEER's Princess Tower as the world's tallest residential building, towering over the Dubai Marina skyline at 414m from base to tip.

Bauer to support the world’s tallest building

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Bauer has been appointed to construct the foundations for Saudi Arabia’s Kingdom Tower, which at 1,001m will be the first building in the world to be taller than 1km. The Kingdom Tower, which is being constructed by Saudi Binladin Group, will take the title of the world’s tallest building from the Burj Khalifa in Dubai.

Kingdom Tower financing complete

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Financing for the kilometre-high Kingdom Tower is complete, Talal Al Maiman, chief executive officer and managing director of Kingdom Real Estate Development Co., said in an interview in Shanghai on Friday. The Kingdom Tower in Jeddah will eclipse today’s highest skyscraper — the 828-metre Burj Khalifa in Dubai — when completed in 2018. The tower is expected to cost $1.2 billion to build, with construction expected to be concluded in about five- and-a-half years, the company has said.