Tuesday, April 12, 2011

LITTLE WONDER THE MIDDLE EAST IS COMING APART

“Saudi Arabia’s proposed Kingdom Tower will rise to 5,280 feet. That’s a full mile. If completed, this building in Jeddah will cost $30 billion to build and will contain apartments, hotel rooms, and offices in its 12 million cubic feet of space. The above graphic compares the structure to the Petronis Tower (center) in Malaysia and the Empire State Building (left) in the US. Currently, the tallest building in the world is the Burj Khalifa, which is 2,700 feet tall.”

4 comments:

maximum bob said...

I wouldn't want to be living in the penthouse when the elevators go down.

stu said...

what`s the point? (i know ,the top bit)why bother?there must be other ,more worthy,astounding architectural feats? & as bob says,how long does the lift take to get to the top when it`s not been vandalised?

Ian said...

Someone is definitely over-compensating...

Graeme K Talboys said...

Send them a copy of High Rise.