The Tallest Elevators On Earth Are Being Tested In an Old Mineshaft

Jeddah's Kingdom Tower will be taller than any other structure ever built. At more than one kilometer high, this supertall will require feats of engineering that, until now, have been the stuff of science fiction. Like the world's tallest, longest, and fastest elevators—which are being developed in a mine shaft in… » 6/09/14 3:02pm 6/09/14 3:02pm

They're Finally Building the World's New Tallest Tower

For three years, the fate of Saudi Arabia's Kingdom Tower has hung in the balance. Originally conceived in the heady days of the 2000s, the project has gone through multiple delays and redesigns since 2008. Now, its final iteration—at one kilometer tall—finally been given a start-date for construction. » 3/24/14 3:40pm 3/24/14 3:40pm

How the World's Next Tallest Building Will Be Built

A crucial step towards building the next tallest building on Earth is underway: Engineers on the Kingdom Tower, a proposed 3,280 foot tower in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, are beginning tests to figure out how to pump wet concrete more than half a mile into the sky. » 2/23/14 12:00pm 2/23/14 12:00pm

The Highest Skyscraper In the World Will Be This 3,444-Foot Turd

Forget about the 1-kilometer-high Kingdom Tower. There will be a building higher than that: the Azerbaijan Tower. It will be fifty meters higher than the Kingdom Tower, have 189 floors and look like a shiny glass, steel and concrete monolith of crap. » 2/09/12 6:40pm 2/09/12 6:40pm

The New Images of the World's Newest Tallest Building Are Simply Insane

We showed you the first look of the world's tallest building, the Kingdom Tower. Now, Chicago's AS+GG Architecture has released stunning new renders of the project. The glass and steel spire would look perfectly at home in Coruscant. » 8/08/11 3:23pm 8/08/11 3:23pm

The First Image of the World's New Tallest Building

This is the first image of what's going to become the tallest building in the world by the end of the decade: The 3,280-foot (one kilometer!) Kingdom Tower. It will dwarf the 2,717-foot (828-meter) Burj Khalifa. Take a look. » 8/02/11 9:59am 8/02/11 9:59am

Saudi Arabia To Be Permanent Member of Mile-High Club

Saudi Arabia has just given the OK to start construction on the Kingdom Tower, the world's first mile-high skyscraper. The tower will be built in the coastal city of Jeddah and is set to cost a whopping cost $30 billion. » 4/09/11 9:00pm 4/09/11 9:00pm