The Jeddah Tower ( Arabic برج جدة Burj-Jeddah ), formerly known as the Kingdom Tower ( Arabic برج الممممكة Burj al Mamlyaka ) and the Mile-High Tower ( Arabic. برج الميل ), is a project of one of the tallest buildings in the world . Under construction 32 km north of Jeddah , Saudi Arabia . This project was the very first in the world whose height exceeded 1 km.
|Location||Jeddah Saudi Arabia|
|Using||Hotel, offices, apartments, shopping centers |
|Antenna / Spire||1007 m |
|Number of floors||167 |
|Area inside the building||530,000 m²|
|Number of elevators||69 |
|Architect||Adrian Smith , Gordon Jill|
|Owner||Kingdom Holding Company , Abraarhman Holding Company , Abdulrahman Hassan Sharbatly , Saudi Binladin Group |
|Developer||Saudi Binladin Group , Jeddah Economic Company (JEC)  |
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A skyscraper with a preliminary cost of 4.6 billion riyals ($ 1.23 billion  ; for comparison: the cost of building the Burj Khalifa skyscraper is $ 1.5 billion) and with a height of 1007 m should become the center of the new Kingdom Center area [7 ] , in which 80 thousand people will live. The total cost of the project, located on the Red Sea , should be 75 billion riyals ($ 20 billion). Upon completion of construction, the building should become the tallest in the world and the first height of more than one kilometer. The first draft of the building provided for a height of about one mile , however, after analyzing the soil at the construction site, the height was reduced to one kilometer.
The architect of the building is the architectural bureau of Adrian Smith , the initiator of the entire project is Saudi Prince Al-Walid bin Talal , one of the richest people in the Middle East and the nephew of the King of Saudi Arabia.  Al-Walid is president of the Kingdom Holding Company (KHC), one of the largest corporations in the country.  The Jeddah Economic Company (JEC) was specifically created to finance construction in 2009.
The estimated completion date is unknown, since neither the original date (2018) nor the new one (2020) is obviously incorrect. There are no changes at the construction site.
The construction of the tower is planned in the Arabian desert . The total cost of the project, including the satellite city, is estimated at $ 20 billion, but the amount originally planned was no more than $ 10 billion.   From the top of the tower, a territory within a radius of about 140 km will be visible . The planned number of storeys of the skyscraper is 167 floors, the planned total area of 530 thousand m². It is assumed that the satellite city will consist mainly of luxury housing, hotels and business centers.  The initial project involved the construction of a 1.6 km high skyscraper (about one mile ), but after analyzing the soils at the construction site, the height was reduced to one kilometer (the exact height, as in the case of Burj Khalifa, is kept secret until ).  Even with a reduced height, the tower will be the tallest building or structure ever built by man,  surpassing the Burj Khalifa skyscraper in the UAE by 180 meters.
The building is being built about 20 kilometers north of the port of Jeddah , later this territory should become part of the city.  The second phase of the project after the construction of the building is the arrangement of infrastructure for the satellite city.
The project was developed by Hyder Consulting , a British company, Omrania & Associates from Saudi Arabia completed the architectural project , Arup , the British company , and Bechtel, the American project manager, in March 2010, chief architect of Kingdom Tower ” Adrian Smith was appointed, who oversaw the development of the currently highest construction of the Burj Khalifa .
In April 2011, several news agencies reported that the construction plan was adopted and the total cost of the facility would be about $ 30 billion. 
In August 2011, Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal signed an agreement with the development company Bin Laden Group  , and the architectural firm Adrian Smith “AS + GG Architecture” announced that work on the tower project was coming to an end, its height would be 1007 m. It was stated that the work on the zero-cycle project has been completed, a tender has been announced for carrying out bored works. The cost of the tower itself at the design stage was estimated at $ 1.2 billion, and the cost of the whole Kingdom City complex at $ 20 billion. 
In October 2012, the German company Bauer received a contract to build a foundation for a 110-meter-deep skyscraper.  By May 22, 2013, the active phase of construction began.  The drilling operations were completed in December 2013.  February 12, 2014 the construction of the foundation was completed  .
By July 2016, the skyscraper core construction reached 61 floors (246 m), the floor structure - 50 floors  . As of October 22, 2017, 56 floors were completed, and the central core, containing elevator shafts and stairwells, reached the 63rd floor. As of February 25, 2018, 65 floors have been completed.
In early 2018, the construction of the tower was suspended due to investigations and the imprisonment of its main financiers.  In March 2018, it was planned to resume construction of the tower  , but this did not happen, and by July 2019, the 65th floor remains the last one built.
Since February 2019, no news has been received from the frozen construction site. Will the construction be resumed, not reported.
|168 (682 m)||Inertia damper|
|157 (637 m)||Observation deck|
|140||Hotel rooms, fireproof zone|
|125-126||Sky Lobby (for hotel guests)|
|114||Technical floor, fireproof zone|
|103||Residential apartments, fireproof zone|
|93||Sky Lobby (for residents)|
|1M — 2||Shopping center|
|one||Hotel and office lobby|
|B1||Entrance to the observatory, shops and restaurants|
|B2||Parking, technical floor|
January 10, 2015, 12 floors
June 7, 2015, 23 floors
July 13, 2016, 44 floors
December 2, 2016, 47 floors
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