Mile-high tower: Prince Alwaleed invites Burj Khalifa’s Emaar to set new record

The Saudi prince currently developing the world's tallest tower has invited the Dubai developer Emaar to help develop an even higher building - a mile high - in one of the world's largest cities.

China’s effort to reach for the sky

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.

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

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.

Kingdom Tower in Saudi Arabia is set to usurp the Burj Khalifa as the...

Previously known as 'Mile-High Tower', the $1.23bn (SR4.6bn) will be the centrepiece and is the first phase of a $20bn (SR75bn) development known as Kingdom City, located along the Red Sea on the north side of Jeddah.

Shard loses record to Moscow tower

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.

Kingdom Tower project in Jeddah progressing as planned

Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, chairman of Kingdom Holding Company ( KHC ), headed the fifth board of directors meeting of Jeddah Economic Company (JEC) in Riyadh with the board members.

Kingdom Tower financing complete

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.

UAE has world’s ‘vainest’ skyscrapers – study

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.

Bauer completes foundation construction on Kingdom Tower

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.

Tokyo Skytree is world’s second tallest building

The world’s tallest tower and Japan’s biggest new landmark, the Tokyo Skytree, opened to the public last Tuesday. It is only second to the world’s tallest structure, Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, which stands 828 metres. The Tokyo Skytree stands at 634m. These tall structures are classified under different categories – buildings or skyscrapers and towers, each required to meet a host of specifications to qualify.

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