At the forefront of worldwide skyscraper activity, Jeddah Tower represents an unprecedented exercise that dares to go beyond the one kilometer threshold, a height that seemed only to exist in fantasy just years ago. Inspired by a bundle of leaves shooting up from the ground, it is meant to emanate the growth, prosperity, and regional emergence of its homeland on the global stage, a role that many of the world’s tallest buildings have played in their respective locales.
Jeddah Tower previously known as Kingdom Tower and Mile-High Tower, is skyscraper under construction in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Originally planned to be the world's first 1 kilometer 1,000 m (3,281 ft) high building.
The tower is intended to be the centerpiece and first phase of an SR75 billion (US$20 billion) development known as Jeddah Economic City, that will be located along the Red Sea on the north side of Jeddah. The development of Jeddah Tower seeks to encourage development and tourism.
Initially planned to be 1.6 km (1 mile) high, the geology of the area proved unsuitable for a tower of that height. The design, created by American architect Adrian Smith, who also designed Burj Khalifa, incorporates many unique structural and aesthetic features.