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Jeddah Tower: On Track to Become the Tallest in the World

27 May, 2024
By Samar Yahia
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Jeddah Tower: On Track to Become the Tallest in the World

Burj Jeddah, previously known as Kingdom Tower, is poised to reclaim its title as the world's tallest building upon completion. The project received a welcome boost in September 2023 with the resumption of construction, marking a significant step towards this ambitious goal.

Jeddah Tower construction as it stands - Courtesy of Getty Images
Jeddah Tower construction as it stands - Courtesy of Getty Images

A Beacon of Innovation and Progress

This futuristic tower, designed with cutting-edge technology, will attract international attention, positioning Jeddah as a leader in innovation. The design, the brainchild of Adrian Smith, architect of the Burj Khalifa, incorporates many unique structural and aesthetic features, further solidifying Burj Jeddah's status as a groundbreaking architectural achievement.

A rendering of Burj Jeddah within the Jeddah Economic City development - Courtesy of AD Middle East
A rendering of Burj Jeddah within the Jeddah Economic City development - Courtesy of AD Middle East

Building a Monument: Rigorous Selection for Success

To ensure the timely and successful completion of this monumental undertaking, a rigorous selection process identified three frontrunners from the 14 companies invited to bid. Here's why these contenders stand out:

-A Global Collaboration: A joint venture between El Seif Engineering & Contracting, a regional leader, and China State Construction Engineering Corporation, a global high-rise specialist, combines extensive experience and cutting-edge expertise.
-Proven Track Record: Lebanon's Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC) brings a wealth of knowledge and a proven track record of success in complex projects.
-International Partnership: Kuwait's Mohammed Abdulmohsin Al Kharafi & Sons, leveraging support from international partners, offers a collaborative approach and diverse skillset.

This rigorous selection process gives confidence that the chosen contractor will possess the necessary expertise to deliver this ambitious project.

A Symbol of Saudi Ambition for a City on the Rise

The Jeddah Tower stands as a testament to Saudi Arabia's ambition and its commitment to shaping the future.

The project's resumption signifies a renewed confidence and a dedication to pushing the boundaries of design and construction. It also serves as a centerpiece for the Jeddah Economic City development, a massive project designed to revitalize the city. The tower's construction will undoubtedly generate excitement and create a vibrant hub for residents, businesses, and tourists alike.

With construction plans said to be back on track and a team of experts assembled, the future of the Jeddah Tower appears bright. This architectural marvel is poised to become a symbol of progress, innovation, and Saudi Arabia's ascent on the world stage.

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