Reaching New Heights

Saudi Crown Prince’s Ambitious Plan to Redefine the Skyline and Put Saudi Arabia on the Map

MBS, the dynamic Saudi Crown Prince, is reaching new heights, quite literally. His latest plan involves constructing the world’s tallest skyscraper in Riyadh, soaring an astonishing 2 kilometers into the sky. This ambitious project, if completed, would surpass even the height of two Burj Khalifa towers stacked on top of each other.

MBS’s Vision for the World’s Tallest Skyscraper in Riyadh

The Crown Prince’s vision continues to evolve, consistently pushing the boundaries of what is possible. Following the groundbreaking 170-kilometer-long “The Line” project in Neom City, a horizontal marvel of urban planning, attention has turned to the vertical realm. Foster + Partners, a renowned UK design studio, has been enlisted to create this architectural marvel in Riyadh. The proposed skyscraper would stand at an awe-inspiring two kilometers, making it the tallest building in the world. This multi-billion-dollar project, backed by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF), would dwarf the 828-meter-tall Burj Khalifa in Dubai. It’s clear that MBS is determined to elevate Saudi Arabia’s global standing in a truly monumental way.

Prince Mohammad Bin Salman Al Saud

If this ambitious project comes to fruition, the structure would likely cost over $4 billion, making it a symbol of national pride and a testament to Saudi Arabia’s ambition. Foster + Partners, known for their innovative designs, has previously worked on prestigious projects in the kingdom, including the new international luxury airport and hotels for the Red Sea Project. Their involvement in this project adds further credibility to its potential success.

A rendering of the Jeddah tower that was never built

Saudi Arabia’s aspiration to construct the world’s tallest tower is not new. The Jeddah Tower, a 1,000-meter-tall structure, was planned back in 2015 but has faced delays. Now, Prince Mohammed bin Salman is not only aiming to surpass Dubai’s iconic Burj Khalifa but has also initiated the construction of the Jeddah Tower project in 2023.

The 169-storey, 828-meter tall Burj Khalifa in Dubai is currently the world’s tallest skyscraper

With construction underway near King Khalid International Airport, the 2-kilometer-tall skyscraper is poised to redefine Riyadh’s skyline. Whether it will be this project or the Jeddah Tower that reaches completion first, Saudi Arabia is set to claim the title of hosting the world’s tallest building, a crown long held by Dubai’s Burj Khalifa