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About Jeddah Economic Company

Jeddah Economic Company Ltd., was co-founded by Kingdom Holding Company, and is currently developing Jeddah Tower.

The project will feature the over 1,000-meter Kingdom Tower with approximately 5.3m square meters of new urban development to attract business and tourism. The tower aims to be an iconic marker of Jeddah’s historic importance as the gateway to the holy cities of Makkah & Madinah. Kingdom Tower Jeddah planning activities have attracted worldwide interest.

Credit for the Kingdom Tower Jeddah vision goes to HRH Prince Alwaleed, who was closely involved in all facets of the planning, design and the selection of Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architects as principal architects.

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Jeddah Economic Company Connected Global News

Dueling Construction Timelines Create Competition for World’s Tallest Structure

Dueling Construction Timelines Create Competition for World’s Tallest Structure

20 Dec 2016, Dubai – The race to the top has just gotten tighter, with two rising structures in the Middle East…

Future World’s Tallest is 20 Percent Complete

Future World’s Tallest is 20 Percent Complete

16 Mar 2016, Jeddah – Jeddah Tower in Saudi Arabia, which is set to be the world’s tallest building, is over 20…

Developer Secures New Funding to Complete Jeddah Tower

Developer Secures New Funding to Complete Jeddah Tower

30 Nov 2015, Jeddah – The developer behind Jeddah Tower, set to become the world’s tallest building, has…

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Dueling Construction Timelines Create Competition for World’s Tallest Structure
20 Dec 2016 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The race to the top has just gotten tighter, with two rising structures in the Middle East battling for the world's tallest title. In a recent interview, CTBUH…
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Future World’s Tallest is 20 Percent Complete
16 Mar 2016 – Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Jeddah Tower in Saudi Arabia, which is set to be the world’s tallest building, is over 20 percent complete, according to developers. The planned one-kilometer tower has…
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Developer Secures New Funding to Complete Jeddah Tower
30 Nov 2015 – Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
The developer behind Jeddah Tower, set to become the world’s tallest building, has secured new funding to complete its construction. A $2.23 billion fund has been…
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Elevator Installation Prep Begins at Jeddah’s Kingdom Tower
11 May 2015 – Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Elevator installation preparations have begun at the 1000-plus-meter Kingdom Tower. This work, as well as the eventual installation of the elevator cars, will then…
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Jeddah’s Kingdom Tower to Utilize World’s Tallest Construction Crane
19 Sep 2014 – Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Kingdom Tower, poised to be the world's tallest tower upon completion, has reached an important milestone in the project that will set another new world record — the…
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New Technologies Emerge for Elevators in Jeddah’s Kingdom Tower
2 Jul 2014 – Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
There's no doubt that Saudi Arabia’s 3,280-foot (1,000 meter)-tall Kingdom Tower will be a luxury experience. As it turns out, even the elevators will be VIP. The Kone-…
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Allianz Report Sets Out Risks of Supertall Towers
26 Jun 2014 – London, United Kingdom
With values often exceeding $1 billion, the latest “supertall” (300 meters plus) or “megatall” (600 meters plus) buildings pose new challenges for insurers as well as for…
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KONE Wins Kingdom Tower Lift Job
5 Jun 2014 – Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Jeddah Economic Co., the developer of the Kingdom Tower in Saudi Arabia, has selected KONE as the vertical transportation provider to deliver the world's fastest and…
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Above-Ground Work to Start on Kingdom Tower
21 Mar 2014 – Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Above-ground work on the 1-kilometer-tall Kingdom Tower in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, will begin next month, according to Building Design. Construction will start on April 27…
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Kingdom Tower Mobilizes Construction
24 Feb 2014 – Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
The kilometer-high Kingdom Tower in Jeddah, currently under construction, is showing new signs of life, as the developer of the project has commissioned engineering and…
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Kingdom Tower Piling Work Completes
5 Dec 2013 – Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Mounib Hammoud, Jeddah Economic Company’s (JEC) new CEO, has announced the completion of the piling work for the Kingdom Tower, set to be the future-tallest building in…
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AS+GG Partner Discusses Supertall Construction on Chinese Radio
12 Aug 2013 – Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture partner Robert Forest was interviewed by China Radio International English about the rising number of supertall skyscrapers,…
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Kingdom Tower Officially Underway and On Schedule
26 Jun 2013 – Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia's Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal says the project to build the world's future tallest skyscraper in Jeddah is progressing as planned. The prince made the…
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Saudi Prince Looks to Pursue Another Supertall
18 Jun 2013 – Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal announced that plans to build the Kingdom Tower in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia are on schedule, taking the opportunity to express…
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Kingdom Tower Secures Water Supply
29 Apr 2013 – Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
The Jeddah Economic Co. has signed a water supply deal for the Kingdom Tower with Saudi Arabia's national water company, Bloomberg reports. For SAR2.2 billion (US$587…
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The Man Behind the Burj Khalifa Seeks to Do It Again
1 Apr 2013 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The chairman and founder of real estate giant Emaar Properties, Mohammed Alabbar, is developing plans to build a 1 kilometer-plus tower in Asia. In an extensive interview…
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The Shard's Project Managers to Oversee Kingdom Tower
25 Feb 2013 – Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
The £780 million (US$1.2 billion) project to build the world's tallest building in Saudi Arabia will be managed by the firm behind the construction of the recently…
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Adrian Smith Talks Kingdom Tower
5 Dec 2012 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Construction Week has posted an interview with Adrian Smith about his work in the field of supertall buildings. He discusses the future world's tallest building, Kingdom…
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Kingdom Tower Signs Foundation Deal
9 Oct 2012 – Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Although there is still no official word on when construction will start on Kingdom Tower, there are signs of progress. Saudi BAUER Foundation Contractors Ltd. this week…

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Jeddah Economic Company at CTBUH

CTBUH Board of Trustees Set the Agenda for 2017

16 Oct 2016, Event Report – The Board of Trustees held their second meeting of the year in conjunction with the…

CTBUH 2016 Conference Diamond Sponsor

16-21 Oct 2016, Conference Sponsor – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism takes place…

Top Company Rankings: The World’s 100 Tallest Buildings

13 Oct 2016, CTBUH Research – The Council is pleased to announce the Top Company Rankings for numerous…

Jeddah Economic Company at CTBUH

CTBUH Board of Trustees Set the Agenda for 2017
16 Oct 2016, Shenzhen – Event Report
The Board of Trustees held their second meeting of the year in conjunction with the 2016 Conference to discuss the Council’s plans for 2017.
CTBUH 2016 Conference Diamond Sponsor
16-21 Oct 2016 – Conference Sponsor
Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism takes place progressively across three Chinese cities: Shenzhen, Guangzhou, and Hong Kong.
Top Company Rankings: The World’s 100 Tallest Buildings
13 Oct 2016, Chicago – CTBUH Research
The Council is pleased to announce the Top Company Rankings for numerous disciplines as derived from the list of projects appearing in 100 of the World’s Tallest Buildings.
CTBUH 2015 New York Conference Diamond Sponsor
26-30 Oct 2015, New York City – Conference Sponsor
After a post-recession hiatus in tall building construction in many countries lasting several years, numerous cities are again resurgent.
CTBUH Names New Trustees
Aug 2014, Chicago – CTBUH News
Mounib Hammoud, Jeddah Economic Company, and Vincent (Kam-Chuen) Tse, Parsons Brinckerhoff, have been named to the CTBUH Board of Trustees.

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CTBUH Board of Trustees, 2014 – Present
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

CTBUH Resources Involving Jeddah Economic Company

Building Tall Skyscraper Lecture Series: How High Can We Go?

16 Mar 2017 – Building Tall – Skyscraper Lecture Series
Antony Wood, CTBUH; Richard Tomasetti, Thornton Tomasetti; Ian Smith, thyssenkrupp, Gordan Gill, Adrain Smill + Gordon Gill Architecture

CTBUH 2016 China Conference - Panel,"Tall Buildings and Context: How High Can We Go and Why Should We?"

18 Oct 2016 – CTBUH 2016 China Conference
Ron Klemencic, Magnusson Klemencic Associates; Karl Almstead, Turner Construction Company; Andrew Nicholson, CBRE; Jon Pickard, Pickard Chilton; Ian Smith, thyssenkrup

Saudi Arabia, Jeddah City and Jeddah Tower

18 Oct 2016 – CTBUH 2016 China Conference
Mounib Hammoud, Jeddah Economic Company

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Vertical Shortening Considerations in the 1 km Tall Jeddah Tower

Mar 2017 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 6 Number 1
John Peronto, Robert Sinn & Matthew Huizinga, Thornton Tomasetti

Saudi Arabia, Jeddah City and Jeddah Tower

17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism
Mounib Hammoud, Jeddah Economic Company

Mega Size Mixed-Use Projects: Redefining Vertical Urbanism

17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism
Dennis Poon & Larry B. Giannechini, Thornton Tomasetti

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Videos

Building Tall Skyscraper Lecture Series: How High Can We Go?
16 Mar 2017 – Building Tall – Skyscraper Lecture Series; Antony Wood, CTBUH; Richard Tomasetti, Thornton Tomasetti; Ian Smith, thyssenkrupp, Gordan Gill, Adrain Smill + Gordon Gill Architecture
Thursday, March 16, 2017. Chicago, United States of America. Hosted in collaboration with the Chicago Architecture Foundation, the first lecture of the series Building Tall features presentations by Antony Wood of CTBUH; Richard Tomasetti of…
CTBUH 2016 China Conference - Panel,"Tall Buildings and Context: How High Can We Go and Why Should We?"
18 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Ron Klemencic, Magnusson Klemencic Associates; Karl Almstead, Turner Construction Company; Andrew Nicholson, CBRE; Jon Pickard, Pickard Chilton; Ian Smith, thyssenkrup
Tuesday, October 18, 2016. Shenzhen, China. Ron Klemencic, Magnusson Klemencic Associates; Karl Almstead, Turner Construction Company; Andrew Nicholson, CBRE; Jon Pickard, Pickard Chilton; Ian Smith, thyssenkrup present in the 2016 China Conference…
Saudi Arabia, Jeddah City and Jeddah Tower
18 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Mounib Hammoud, Jeddah Economic Company
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has embarked on an ambitious project to construct the world’s tallest building, Jeddah Tower. Surrounding the kilometer-plus building will be a new city built out of the desert on the outskirts of Jeddah. Together, Jeddah…
Jeddah Mall: The Connection Between Jeddah Tower and the Urban Environment
18 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Denis Valode, Valode & Pistre Architects
The Jeddah Economic City Mall and Exhibition Center is a multi-functional installation that rises up to the challenge of making the city walkable around the Jeddah Tower. This presentation featured a discussion of what makes this project unique,…
Lighting the Next Tallest Building in the World, the Jeddah Tower
18 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Pierre Marcout, Prisme Entertainment
Following experience around the world with tall buildings and monuments, Pierre Marcout has sought to transmit his passion for highlighting monuments for new constructors and their iconic buildings. After testing monuments such as the Burj Khalifa…
CTBUH Video Interview – Mounib Hammoud
18 Oct 2016 – Video Interviews; Mounib Hammoud, Jeddah Economic Company
Mounib Hammoud of Jeddah Economic Company is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2016 CTBUH China Conference. Mounib discusses the Jeddah Economic City development centered around the Jeddah Tower.
CTBUH 2016 China Conference Jeddah City & Jeddah Tower Q&A
18 Oct 2016 – Conference Presentations; Julian Chen, Henning Larsen Architects; Mounib Hammoud, Jeddah Economic Company; Denis Valode, Valode & Pistre Architects; Piere Marcout, Prisme Entertainment
Tuesday October 18, 2016. Shenzhen, China. Julian Chen, Henning Larsen Architects; Mounib Hammoud, Jeddah Economic Company; Denis Valode, Valode & Pistre Architects; Piere Marcout, Prisme Entertainment answer questions at the end of 2016 China…
Mega Size Mixed-Use Projects: Redefining Vertical Urbanism
17 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Dennis Poon, Thornton Tomasetti
Monday October 17, 2016. Shenzhen, China. Dennis Poon of Thornton Tomasetti, presents at the 2016 China Conference Session 4c: Structural & Geotechnic Engineering. As the draw to urban centers increases drastically with financial growth and global…
Kingdom Tower/Kingdom City: History in the Making
27 Oct 2015 – Presentation at CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; H.E. Abdulrahman Al-Shaikh, Ministry of Municipalities & Rural Affairs; Mounib Hammoud, Jeddah Economic Company
Jeddah Economic Company's mission to envision, to design, to build, and to manage – in short, to master plan in the fullest sense – an unprecedentedly vibrant urban center is discussed. Kingdom Tower will establish the city of Jeddah as a functional…
Interview: Mounib Hammoud
27 Oct 2015 – 2015 New York Conference Interviews; Mounib Hammoud, Jeddah Economic Company
Mounib Hammoud of Jeddah Economic Company is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2015 CTBUH New York Conference at the Grand Hyatt New York. Mounib discusses developing the Jeddah Tower and the urban infrastructure around the building.
2015 New York Conference - Plenary 2 - Q&A
27 Oct 2015 – Presentation at CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
H.E. Abdulrahman Al-Shaikh, MOMRA; Mounib Hammoud, Jeddah Economic Company; Irvine Sellar, Sellar Property Group; and Sorapoj Techakraisri, PACE Development, answer questions at the end of 2015 New York Conference Plenary 2: Developing Tall in the…
Global Interchanges: Investments Within and Across Borders
26 Oct 2015 – Presentation at CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; Mounib Hammoud, Jeddah Economic Company
John Jacobsson, The Related Companies
Matthew Richards, JLL
Richard Wood, China Construction America/Plaza Construction

Mounib Hammoud, Jeddah Economic Company; John Jacobsson, The Related Companies; Matthew Richards, JLL; and Richard Wood, China Construction America/Plaza Construction, discuss international investments and answer audience questions at the 2015 New…
Adopting a Program Management Approach to Maximize the Benefit of ‘Vertical Cities’
26 Oct 2015 – Presentation at CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; Keith Brooks, ARCADIS
Tall buildings are bigger, better, faster and more prevalent than ever. The race among the world's cities to build the tallest, ultimate record-busting skyscraper on the planet is fast and furious. Well-executed skyscrapers can be a real economic-…
The Tall Building Impact: From Local to Global
26 Oct 2015 – Presentation at CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; Adrian Smith, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
Supertall towers, when done correctly, are the catalyst for the city or district around them. They give an area an identity. They increase the local economy and connect that local community to the global one. If done right, a supertall tower will put…
Elevator Designs for the Kingdom Tower
26 Oct 2015 – Presentation at CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; James Fortune, Fortune Shepler Consulting
When it is completed in 2019, the 167-story mixed-use Kingdom Tower will become the new World's Tallest Tower. It will contain multiple, stacked mixed-use population zones, including subterranean parking, building entry/amenity/retail floors, office…
From Supertall to Megatall: Analysis and Design of the Kingdom Tower Piled Raft
26 Oct 2015 – Presentation at CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; George Leventis & Alan Poeppel, Langan
As part of the booming development in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Langan international was hired to assist in all phases of soil investigation and foundation design for the Kingdom Tower. The objective of this presentation is to present the aspects…
2015 New York Conference - Session 1b - Q&A
26 Oct 2015 – Presentation at CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
Adrian Smith, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture; Keith Brooks, ARCADIS Architects; George Leventis, Langan; and Alan Poeppel, Langan, answer questions at the end of 2015 New York Conference Session 1b: Kingdom Tower, Jeddah.
2015 New York Conference - Session 2b - Q&A
26 Oct 2015 – Presentation at CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
Santeri Suoranta, KONE; James Fortune, Fortune Shepler Consulting; and David Pilzer, Israel Ministry of Finance, answer questions at the end of 2015 New York Conference Session 2b: Advances in Vertical Transport.
How can cities adapt the forms of tall building design to avoid homogeneous skylines?
Oct 2014 – Monthly Video Series; Mounib Hammoud, Jeddah Economic Company; Zhaohui Jia, Greenland Group; Peter Kok, Shum Yip Land; Stefan Krummeck, TFP Farrells; James Robinson, Hongkong Land; and Junjie Zhang, ECADI
Industry leaders answering this question include: Mounib Hammoud, Jeddah Economic Company; Zhaohui Jia, Greenland Group; Peter Kok, Shum Yip Land; Stefan Krummeck, TFP Farrells; James Robinson, Hongkong Land; and Junjie Zhang, ECADI.
Tall Buildings as International Investments
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Robert Pratt, Tishman Speyer Properties
Mounib Hammoud, Jeddah Economic Council
Timothy Johnson, CTBUH Chairman / NBBJ
James Robinson, Hongkong Land

The investment landscape for tall buildings varies considerably around the world, as was indicated by the diversity of perspectives in the panel “Tall Buildings as International Investments.” Mounib Hammoud, new CTBUH Trustee and CEO of Jeddah…
Interview: Jon Galsworthy
16 Sep 2014 – 2014 Shanghai Conference Interviews; Jon Galsworthy, RWDI
Jon Galsworthy of RWDI is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2014 CTBUH Shanghai Conference at the Jin Mao Tower. Jon discusses the sustainability of tall buildings.
Interview: Mounib Hammoud
16 Sep 2014 – 2014 Shanghai Conference Interviews; Mounib Hammoud, Jeddah Economic Company
Mounib Hammoud of Jeddah Economic Company is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2014 CTBUH Shanghai Conference at the Jin Mao Tower.
Interview: Kingdom Tower
12 Jun 2013 – 2013 London Conference Interviews; Talal Al Maiman, Kingdom Real Estate
Talal Al Maiman of Kingdom Real Estate is interviewed by Jeff Herzer during the 2013 CTBUH London Conference at The Brewery, London. Talal talks about Kingdom Tower, the world's next tallest building at over 1,000 meters, and the impact it will have…
Interview: Elevator Innovation
21 Sep 2012 – 2012 Shanghai Congress Interviews; James Fortune, Fortune Shepler Consulting
James Fortune of Fortune Shepler Consulting is interviewed by Jeff Herzer during the 2012 CTBUH Shanghai Congress at the Jin Mao, Shanghai. James discusses the role of elevators in tall buildings and some of the new innovations that are planned…
Kingdom Tower: A New Icon for Saudi Arabia
21 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Talal Al-Maiman, Kingdom Real Estate
This presentation provides an introduction to, and overview of, Kingdom Tower – expected to be the world’s tallest building, at over 1,000 meters, when completed in 2017 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The presentation outlines the project’s history,…
Interview: Creating Spaces
19 Sep 2012 – 2012 Shanghai Congress Interviews; Gordon Gill, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
Gordon Gill of Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture is interviewed by Jeff Herzer during the 2012 CTBUH Shanghai Congress at the Jin Mao, Shanghai. Gordon shares the status of the Kingdom Tower, the next tallest building at over 1,000 meters, and…
Interview: Kingdom Tower
19 Sep 2012 – 2012 Shanghai Congress Interviews; Adrian Smith, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
Adrian Smith of Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture is interviewed by Jeff Herzer during the 2012 CTBUH Shanghai Congress at the Jin Mao, Shanghai. Adrian discusses the future tallest building, the 1km+ Kingdom Tower in Jeddah and his experiences…
From Jin Mao to Kingdom: Search for an Asian Supertall Vernacular
19 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Adrian Smith, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
This presentation presents the evolution of Mr. Smith’s career as a designer of supertall buildings, from Shanghai’s Jin Mao Tower, completed in 1999, to Kingdom Tower, to be the world’s tallest building when completed in 2017 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia…
Lynn S. Beedle Lifetime Achievement Award: 40 Years of Designing the Supertall
3 Nov 2011 – CTBUH "10th Annual Awards"; Adrian Smith, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
As one of the world’s foremost experts on supertall buildings, Adrian has contributed greatly to the development of this highly specialized building type. Adrian will discuss his life’s work in tall buildings, including landmark towers such as the…
The Evolution of an Idea
Oct 2011 – Presentation at CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Adrian Smith, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
In this talk, Adrian Smith traces the origin of the skyscraper from the early 20th-century tripedal designs to beyond the world's next tallest building.

Papers/Research

Vertical Shortening Considerations in the 1 km Tall Jeddah Tower
Mar 2017 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 6 Number 1; John Peronto, Robert Sinn & Matthew Huizinga, Thornton Tomasetti
Jeddah Tower will be the first man-made structure to reach a kilometer in height upon its completion in 2019. From conception, it was clear that an all-concrete superstructure would present many advantages for a building of such unprecedented height…
Saudi Arabia, Jeddah City and Jeddah Tower
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Mounib Hammoud, Jeddah Economic Company
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has embarked on an ambitious project to construct the world’s tallest building, Jeddah Tower. Surrounding the kilometer-plus building will be a new city built out of the desert on the outskirts of Jeddah, stretching to an…
Mega Size Mixed-Use Projects: Redefining Vertical Urbanism
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Dennis Poon & Larry B. Giannechini, Thornton Tomasetti
As the draw to urban centers increases drastically with financial growth and global influence, emerging markets seek to develop salient markers of success and hope. This paper explores the trend of defining an icon with a mixed-use development, and…
Cities to Megacities: Perspectives
Oct 2016 – CTBUH Journal, 2016 Issue IV; CTBUH 2016 Conference Speakers
The CTBUH 2016 International Conference is being held in the three cities of the Pearl River Delta, the world’s largest “megacity,” projected to have 120 million inhabitants by 2050. The conference brings together some of the leading thinkers on…
Kingdom Tower / Kingdom City: History in the Making
26 Oct 2015 – The Middle East: A Selection of Written Works on Iconic Towers and Global Place-Making; Mounib Hammoud, CEO, Jeddah Economic Company
Jeddah Economic Company has embarked on a mission to construct Kingdom Tower, which will be the tallest building in the world upon completion. The kilometer-plus skyscraper will anchor the Kingdom City development in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, creating a…
Case Study: Kingdom Tower, Jeddah
26 Oct 2015 – The Middle East: A Selection of Written Works on Iconic Towers and Global Place-Making; Peter Weismantle & Alejandro Stochetti, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
During the spring of 2009, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture (AS+GG) began working on a prototype of a mile-high tower. With an eye to the future, AS+GG’s interest was to understand the potential and challenges of creating a tower that was…
The Tall Building Impact: From Local to Global
26 Oct 2015 – The Middle East: A Selection of Written Works on Iconic Towers and Global Place-Making; Adrian Smith & Peter Weismantle, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
AS+GG’s Director of Supertall Technology interviews AS+GG Partner Adrian Smith about the impact that supertall buildings have on a city’s identity, economy, ecological impact, and ultimately, its future.
Adopting a Program Management Approach to Maximize the Benefit of “Vertical Cities”
26 Oct 2015 – The Middle East: A Selection of Written Works on Iconic Towers and Global Place-Making; Keith Brooks, Julio Maggi, Derek Roy & Bryony Day, ARCADIS
Tall building construction can benefit from a programmatic approach. By looking at the overall development as a whole program of works, identifying the deliverables required to achieve desired business outcomes, managing the interfaces with the…
From Supertall to Megatall: Analysis and Design of the Kingdom Tower Piled Raft
26 Oct 2015 – The Middle East: A Selection of Written Works on Iconic Towers and Global Place-Making; George Leventis, Alan Poeppel & Konstantinos Syngros, Langan International LLC
As part of the booming development in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Langan international was hired to assist in all phases of soil investigation and foundation design for the Kingdom Tower. The challenging geography of the site chosen for the tower…
Elevator Designs for the Kingdom Tower
26 Oct 2015 – The Middle East: A Selection of Written Works on Iconic Towers and Global Place-Making; James Fortune, Fortune Shepler Saling Inc. Elevator Consulting
When it is completed in 2018, the mixed-use Kingdom Tower will become the new World’s Tallest Tower. It will contain multiple, stacked mixed-use population zones, including subterranean parking, building entry/amenity/ retail floors, office zone…
Carbon-Fiber Hoisting Technology
26 Oct 2015 – The Middle East: A Selection of Written Works on Iconic Towers and Global Place-Making; Santeri Suoranta & Jeff Montgomery, KONE
The ability to build ever higher has always pushed available technologies to their limits, including elevator technology. Traditional elevators utilizing steel ropes are limited by how high they can travel, often requiring transfer floors for…
Tall Buildings in Numbers: World’s Highest Observation Decks
Aug 2015 – CTBUH Journal, 2015 Issue III; CTBUH Research
Perhaps no element of a tall building is more closely related to the pure pleasure of standing high in the sky and taking in the view of one’s surroundings than observation decks. Often adding an important source of revenue for the structures that…
Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2014
Dec 2014 – CTBUH Journal, 2015 Issue I; Daniel Safarik, Antony Wood, Marty Carver & Marshall Gerometta, CTBUH
An All-Time Record 97 Buildings of 200 Meters or Higher Completed in 2014 and 2014 showed further shifts towards Asia, and also surprising developments in building functions and structural materials.
The Competition for the Tallest Skyscraper - Implications for Global Ethics and Economics
Nov 2014 – CTBUH Journal, 2014 Issue IV; Christopher Michaelson, University of St. Thomas
An iconic skyscraper has aesthetic significance that may have meaning for other aspects of human experience – serving, for example, as an expression of cultural and ethical values and a symbol of economic power. This study examines the competition…
Case Study: Kingdom Tower, Jeddah
Apr 2013 – CTBUH Journal, 2013 Issue I; Peter Weismantle & Alejandro Stochetti, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
Kingdom Tower in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, will be the tall building to go where no building has gone before – beyond 1,000 meters. For the first time, the team at Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill discuss at length the process that went into designing a one-…
Kingdom Tower: A New Icon for Saudi Arabia
Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Talal Al Maiman, Kingdom Real Estate
Kingdom Tower - expected to be the world’s tallest building, at over 1,000 meters, when completed in 2017 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia is outlined in this paper including the project’s history, the competitive process that led to the selection of the…
20 Years of High-Rise Fire Safety: From Jin Mao to Kingdom Tower
Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; James H. Antell, RJA; Peter A. Weismantle, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
This paper will discuss the evolution of fire safety concepts in the recent generation of high rise buildings starting with “early” 1990’s designs in China and trace the development of new active and passive features that have followed and are…
From Jin Mao to Kingdom: Search for an Asian Supertall Vernacular
Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Adrian Smith, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
The paper traces the evolution of Mr. Smith’s career as a designer of supertall buildings, the Jin Mao Tower (1999) to Kingdom Tower, to be the world’s tallest building when completed in 2017. He discusses his contextual approach to design, which…
The Tallest 20 in 2020: Entering the Era of the Megatall
Jan 2012 – CTBUH Journal, 2012 Issue I; CTBUH Research
Within this decade we will likely witness not only the world’s first kilometer-tall building, but also the completion of a significant number of buildings over 600 meters (around 2,000 feet) – that’s twice the height of the Eiffel Tower.

Tall Buildings Involving Jeddah Economic Company

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1   Jeddah Tower 2020 1000 m Jeddah
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