architecture, design — April 12, 2011 12:05 pm

THE MILE HIGH SKYSCRAPER!

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A skyscraper that will reach a mile in length, yes a MILE, has been giving approval to be built in Saudi Arabia. Kingdom Holding Company is planning on building the “Kingdom Tower” in Jeddah which will be 5280 feet high when completed.

Designed by Adrian Smith, The tower will stretch one mile up into heavens and include 12 million cubic feet of space, several stories of office space, several stories for a hotel and four tiers of residential space, with the upper most tier reserved for “alternative energy generation” solutions (perhaps including a pendulum to keep the entire tower from collapsing).

I feel as though architects are really bored.

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