Construction of World’s Tallest Skyscraper Jeddah Tower Resumes

Work has resumed on the Jeddah Tower in Saudi Arabia, a skyscraper designed by Chicago-based studio Adrian Smith + Gill Gordon Architecture, which is expected to become the world's tallest building.

The new tower is slated to reach a height of 1,000 meters, surpassing the current world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, which stands at 828 meters. Conceptual renderings of Jeddah Tower, formerly known as Kingdom Tower, reveal a striking glass-clad structure featuring a triangular footprint, adorned with distinctive fin-like indents that ascend to a pinnacle above the clouds.

While the first glimpses of the project emerged in 2011 and ground was broken in 2013, the journey has been marked by intermittent starts and stops. However, Middle East Economic Digest (MEED) reports that after nearly a decade of construction, the project is once again forging ahead.

As of 2018, the tower had reached the 63rd floor before construction was halted.

Upon completion, the Jeddah Tower will hold a Four Seasons hotel, residences, offices as well as the world's highest observation deck on a constructed building.