Saudi Arabia’s Kingdom Tower To Be Tallest Building In The World

Saudi Arabia's Kingdom Tower

Construction for what would be the world’s tallest building has begun in Saudi Arabia.

Dubbed Kingdom Tower, the structure is part of a $20 billion project to build a city just minutes from downtown Jeddah.

According to CNBC, it will consist of 170 floors of residential office and 5-star hotel space, and is scheduled to be completed in 2018, with sales to start sometime this year.

The Kingtom Tower is expected to rise to a height of more than 1km, stretching 3,300 feet into the sky.

It will also have the two fastest elevators on the planet, moving at 41 feet per second.

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