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.
Construction date set for the world’s tallest tower
The US$1.2 billion (RM4 billion) project has been plagued by setbacks since it was first proposed in 2011, but above-ground work on the Jeddah super skyscraper will commence next month, Building reports.
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.
Obama tours new World Trade Center site
President Barack Obama ventured onto the hallowed ground of the World Trade Center site Thursday, getting a firsthand look at the skyscraper being built to replace the twin towers destroyed in the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.
Mumbai’s tallest skyscraper designed to “confuse the wind”
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.
Bauer to support the world’s tallest building
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 project in Jeddah gets final go-ahead
A Jeddah-based project to build the tallest tower in the world has been given the go-ahead after it received its final license, Chairman of Kingdom Holding Company (KHC) Prince Alwaleed bin Talal confirmed.
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.
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.
Composites-intensive clock tower inaugurated in Saudi Arabia
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.
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