Saudi Arabia is expected to break grounds next week on Kingdom Tower, a 200-floor behemoth in the coastal city of Jeddah. The tower will stand one kilometer (3,280 ft) high, making it 568 ft taller than Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, and the new titleholder for the tallest building in the world — for now.
The skyscraper will not only be staggeringly tall, but also expensive: it will need around 5.7 million square feet of concrete and 80,000 tons of steel. Overall, Kingdom Tower is expected to cost around $1.23 billion to complete over the next five years.
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