The New Mile-High Skyscraper

July 15th, 2013 Posted in Skyscraper

The Billionaire Prince Says Mile-High Skyscraper Possible

The Billionaire Prince Says Mile-High Skyscraper Possible

Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal is looking into building the world’s tallest skyscraper and he wants major cities like Moscow, New York, London, Moscow, Shanghai, and regional cities in the Middle East to compete to host this tower by offering government support and tax breaks.

Currently, Burj Khalifa (2,717feet or 829 meters) in Dubai is the world’s tallest skyscraper and the Kingdom Tower (3,281 feet or 1000 meters) which is being built in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia will be the tallest once completed in 2017. If completed, the one-mile high (1.6 kilometer) skyscraper will reach unprecedented height and will become the world’s tallest skyscraper by far.

As economic miracles continue with the robust economies in many Asian countries, with growing confidence many Asian companies are looking to build impossibly high skyscrapers (as it was thought in the past) within and beyond their borders.

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