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Saudi Royal Family plans mile-high building

| architecture | April 11, 2011

The Saudi Royal family today unveiled plans to construct the world’s tallest building – which will be an incredible one MILE high.

Kingdom Tower in Saudi Arabia will be 1.6km tall (one mile) when it is completed and consist of hotels, offices, luxury apartments and a shopping center.

The structure will be twice the height of the world’s current tallest skyscraper, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, and FIVE times as tall as Britain’s highest building, The Shard.

It will take a staggering 12 minutes to reach the top of the £12 billion building in the escalator.

The mega structure will boast a staggering 12 million cubic square feet of interior space – 12 times more than Number One Canada Water in London’s Canary Wharf.

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After working at various design practices on a full-time and freelance basis, and starting his own design firm, David McFadden saw that there was a gap to be filled in the industry. In 1984, he created an expansive hub for architects and hiring firms to sync up, complete projects, and mutually benefit. That hub was Consulting For Architects Inc., which enabled architects to find meaningful design work, while freeing hiring firms from tedious hiring-firing cycles. This departure from the traditional, more rigid style of employer-employee relations was just what the industry needed - flexibility and adaption to modern work circumstances. David has successfully advised his clients through the trials and tribulations of four recessions – the early 80’s, the early 90’s, the early 2000’s, and the Great Recession of 2007.

One Response to "Saudi Royal Family plans mile-high building"
  • Emad Ghali May 10, 2011

    I admire the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and it’s million miles long road of development and prosperity!

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