A Point In Design

Architecture News – New World’s Tallest Skyscraper in the works
August 3, 2011, 3:41 am
Filed under: Architecture News

A new record breaking skyscraper is planned for Jeddah, Saudi Arabia that will be 3280ft tall at its highest spire. The cost of said project is around 1.2 billion dollars. The ride to the observation tower will take 1 min 40 seconds traveling at speeds of 23mph. The commission went to Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture to design the skyscraper. At least someone is getting some work out of this monumental waste of resources. Below are renderings of the proposed tower complex.

The design is very similar to Frank Lloyd Wright’s Mile High Illinois project for a mile (5280 ft) high skyscraper in Chicago in 1956. Notice the similar projection for the observation deck between the two buildings.

Drawing of Mile High Skyscraper

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