Apr 13 2011
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1-mile tall Kingdom Tower gets green light
Elevator to take 12 minutes to reach to the top
According to The Saudi Gazette, the go ahead has been given for the mile high tower to be built by the Kingdom Holding .
But a report quoting, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture that had earlier been involved in designing the project said it is "definitely not working on the design."
The paper also said that the new tower will be located in a new city that would be specifically built around the tower in Obhur, just outside of the port city of Jeddah.
Although the report indicated that the tower would be designed by Adrian Smith, who also designed the Burj Khalifa , a report in Wired.co.uk quoting the Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture said that the firm is "definitely not working on a mile-high tower design", and the reports are based on anonymous and unofficial sources.
King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud at a presentation of a project in Jeddah. (AFP)
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