Jeddah tower construction update 2017 – World’s Tallest Building- 1Km+

Jeddah tower construction update 2017 :- Jeddah tower previously known as Kingdom Tower, is currently under construction with a planned completion date of 2020. the tower is being build in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. It will be about 1,000 meters, or one kilometer (3,280 feet) tall, Jeddah tower when complete in 2020 will be second tallest building in the world after ‘The tower at dubai creek harbor’in dubai ,UAE . jeddah tower will cost US$1.23 billion .

Jeddah tower construction update 2017
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Jeddah tower construction update 2017

Jeddah tower construction update 2017 :-  Jeddah tower Construction started on April 1, 2013. Piling work was completed in December 2013. Above-ground construction commenced in September 2014. and  As of April 2017 , jeddah tower stand 220m tall and 50 floor high. The central core containing elevator shafts and stairwells has reached Level 50. The tower now stands around  220m tall.  Jeddah tower construction was momentarily halted during summer last year due to unknown reason  , but restarted in September again. While the official construction estimate is five years and three months (63 months), others calculate that it will take significantly longer Time to complete , over seven years, based on the duration of Burj Khalifa’s construction. so Tower is expected to Progress slow and steadily. Construction of the jeddah tower  will rely on cutting-edge technology, including the high-strength reinforced concrete and the pumps used to elevate it to record heights, similar to what was used during Burj Khalifa’s construction. Bob Sinn, principal of Thornton Tomasetti states, “Concrete quality is getting better and better, as is pumping technology. There have been very strong advances in reinforced concrete over the last 20 years.” He continued, ” ‘Jeddah Tower construction’  is certainly feasible. It’s not a structural challenge.”

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The Jeddah tower is the first phase of the whole kingdom city project , phase 2 of the kingdom city project will consist of building all other infrastructure such as several other skyscrapers , apartment buildings and other social centers. Phase 3 will be to promote jeddah city by encouraging tourism . The total cost of the project will be $20 billion. The whole Kingdom city project will be completed by 2025.

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