Dubai’s Burj Khalifa may be the world’s tallest skyscraper right now, but it won’t be able to hold on to that title for long. The exceptional Jeddah Tower will be completed in 2020, and since it will flaunt no less than 200 stories, it will become the world’s tallest building of its kind and one of the most incredible residential towers in Saudi Arabia.
Designed by Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill Architecture, the tower will include lavish apartments, office spaces, a Four Seasons hotel and a shopping center, and it will boast exquisite views of the Red Sea from almost every room. Because we’re talking about an incredibly tall building, the architects had to come up with an ingenious design that changes shapes every few floors in order to allow the wind to go “through” the structure thus ensuring safety and stability. The required building materials amount to 6 million square feet of concrete and 80,000 tons of steel, while the costs are expected to add up to $1.23 billion.
The Jeddah Tower is already 26 stories tall, which means that it should be completed by 2020 if no important issues arise until then.