25 Feb '13, 2am

#Tallest building set for #SaudiArabia...

British firms have won the contract for the US$1.2 billion construction of the world’s tallest building. London-based Mace will work with fellow British company EC Harris on the Kingdom Tower project (pictured ) in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. When completed, the tower will be 3,280 ft tall, taking the crown from the current tallest building – Dubai’s Burj Khallifa which stands at 2,717 ft. The tower will be more than three times higher than Singapore’s tallest building – Republic Plaza which stands at 918 ft. Kingdom Tower is expected to be a mixed-use development featuring a hotel, apartments, office space and an observation deck. It will have more than 5.3 million sq ft of floor space. Mark Reynolds, Chief Executive of Mace, said: "Kingdom Tower is a project of international importance and immense ambition and we are delighted to be part of the joint venture team tasked with i...

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