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Muito esbelta com 1,6 km.

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Jah planeiam cidades com muita agua e muita diversidade no meio do deserto. Eh nisto que os arabes gastam os seus milhoes de dolares... a construir novas cidades.

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Kingdom Company (KHC) Announced Bechtel as the Chosen Company to Supervise the Construction of the Massive Jeddah Project, Investment Value Estimated at SR50 billion
(17/09/2007)

Project Master plan received by Pickard Chilton

Click To Enlarge Kingdom Holding Company, Chaired by HRH Prince Alwaleed bin Talal bin Abdulaziz Alsaud, announced today Monday 17th September 2007, that Bechtel (BEKtl) company was chosen to supervise and develop the real estate project in Jeddah. Bechtel company was chosen out of seven other companies that were in a competitive bid to supervise and develop the Jeddah project.

Bechtel is a global engineering, construction and project management company with more than a century of experience on complex projects in challenging locations especially in Saudi. Privately owned with headquarters in San Francisco, they have 40 offices around the world and nearly 40,000 employees.

Kingdom Holding Company received the Jeddah Project Master plan from Pickard Chilton, reputable and renowned designers who have designed some of the world’s significant and recognizable buildings, including Kingdom Center recognized by its iconic tower.

The Jeddah project, one of the major real estate projects planned by Kingdom Holding Company, and other projects in Riyadh, has an area of 5.3 million square meters and is located in the city's northern area on the Red Sea coastline, which is a strategic area for the development of this project. The investment value of the project is estimated at SR50 billion upon completion, comprising of a colossal sky scraper with a surrounding area for other facilities (residential, commercial, construction of a five star hotel and offices). The residential area will be 1.5 million square meters, the size of the commercial area will be 470,000 square meters, education vicinity with an area of 150,000 square meters and the size of the offices area will be 800,000 square meters. The remaining lands will be utilized for leisure facilities, tourism and the construction of four star hotels.

Furthermore, there are plans for the development of a diplomatic quarter on the Jeddah land. The site plans for the land were developed by HOK, a Canadian company that has world wide recognition. The project will also connect the Red Sea coastline of the area to Sharm Obhur, an environment of natural beauty. KHC is also currently in cooperation with the Jeddah municipality and other administrations to ensure that all the appropriate requirements are met for the success of the project. KHC is known for the high quality of their real estate projects that have won international awards.

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Besix: we expect Binladin to win Kingdom Tower

The Belgian contractor in the running for the world’s tallest tower contract has said it expects its Saudi-based competitor to win the deal.


Dubai-based firm Besix in partnership with El Seif Engineering & Contracting, is up against the Saudi Binladin Group for the 1-km high ‘Kingdom Tower’ in Jeddah, and is hoping to hear back from the decision-makers soon.

The contractors, which are both renowned for their flagship projects, were actually meant to find out which firm had been awarded the contract in September, but as yet as still waiting.

Speaking about the firm’s geographical expansion plans, Philippe Dessoy, general manager of subsidiary firm Six Construct, told Construction Week: “For more than a year we have been looking at Saudi Arabia.

"We put a tender together for the Kingdom Tower, and we’re on the shortlist with Binladin, but I expect the job to go to Binladin.”

That said, the GM of the Burj Khalifa builder, and firm responsible for Abu Dhabi’s recently-completed Sheikh Zayed Bridge, did add that he hoped to win a contract in Saudi by the middle of next year.

“We hope to win a project in Saudi as soon as possible, but we don’t expect anything for another few months. We hope to have a project before summer next year.”

With more than 200 floors, Kingdom Tower will stand higher than the Burj Khalifa, which is currently the world's tallest man-made structure at 828m.

Last year, developer Emaar, also responsible for the Burj Khalifa, was selected by Kingdom Holdings Company (KHC) to supervise construction of the tower and surrounding city development, estimated to cost a massive US$40 billion to build.

In September 2010, the two contractors competing for the project had to revise their prices due to changes to the design.

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Bloomberg

Alwaleed Picks Burj Khalifa Architect Adrian Smith to Design Kingdom Tower

Oct 22, 2010 3:01 PM GMT+0800

Kingdom Holding Co. has awarded the design contract for its mile-high Kingdom Tower in Jeddah to Adrian Smith & Gordon Gill Architecture, Dubai-based Gulf News reported, citing an official it did not identify.

The development of the tower is being managed by Emaar Properties PJSC, the United Arab Emirates’ biggest real-estate company by market value, the newspaper said, citing the official. Emaar is the developer of Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, currently the world’s tallest tower and which the Kingdom Tower will overtake.

Adrian Smith designed Burj Khalifa when he was working for Skidmore Owings & Merrill, Gulf News said.

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Skyscrapernews.com

Emaar Sign Agreement For 1000m Tower
22-10-2010

Despite an economic slowdown in much of the world and falling oil prices design work has continued on the Smith and Gill penned Kingdom Tower in Jeddah.

The scheme will be the landmark building for a new urban quarter called Kingdom City that's being developed via a subsidiary of Kingdom Holding, Jeddah Al Eqtisadiah. The company has signed a development agreement with Emaar, the construction company that has built much of Dubai, to continue the development of the scheme and reunite the team that constructed the Burj Khalifa, formerly the Burj Dubai, in Dubai.

The intentions are to create what will be the tallest building in the world, although as of yet no one has much idea of just how tall it will be. Heights mentioned have gone all the way from 1,001 metres upwards.

One possible answer to these could be the same approach as taken to be Burj Khalifa that grew and grew in height as it was constructed with the public having an idea of how tall it would be precisely until the spire was finally erected.

This isn't the first time that the world's tallest building has been shrouded in mystery - the Chrysler Building was erected under similar circumstances with the developer mindful that if the height was publicized before completion someone else may have wanted to beat them to the title.

The vague plans that have so far surfaced, which are no doubt at an early stage, show a needle shaped building above it rising to a pinprick at 1001 metres.

Within the scheme could be something similar to the plan the architects previously did at Skidmore Owings and Merrill. That contained office space, a hotel, serviced apartments, and three groups of residential apartments plus penthouses up to 694.4 metres with a function room at the height of 781.5 metres.

Smith and Gill have long seen supertall buildings as more than just standard skyscrapers full of accommodation. Here the plans could include some clever power generation by harnessing the speeds at the top of the tower to provide it with power, something that would have dramatic results if you have 300 metres of space to install a vertical wind farm in.

At the same time, the height of the building guarantees that the air temperature at the top of it is significantly lower than at ground level, and this too can be exploited and recycled around the structure to reduce the need for air conditioning.

Of course, much of this is theoretical and subject to change as the project gets fleshed out but if Kingdom City does go ahead, the models have always shown the megatall building at its very heart that will finally push mankind above 1 kilometre.

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«Kingdom Holding Company» announces the official launch in building the tallest skyscraper in the world within 3 weeks

Prince Alwaleed bin Talal told «Middle East»: All engines of growth in the company's momentum going strong

Prince Alwaleed bin Talal

Riyadh: Assistant Zayani

Revealed billionaire Saudi businessman Prince Alwaleed bin Talal bin Abdul Aziz, President of the Board of Directors «Kingdom Holding Company», for the formal launch of the ad in real estate project in Jeddah (western Arabia), which includes the tallest skyscraper in the world, as announced earlier. Said Prince Alwaleed bin Talal told «Middle East» The announcement of the official launch in building real estate project that includes a skyscraper highest in the world will be in 3 weeks, did not give more details about the subject, which noted that this will be announced at a press conference soon.

The company «Kingdom Holding Company» announced the creation of two real estate projects in Saudi Arabia, the first in the province of Jeddah, which is a mixed-use project, in the middle skyscraper, and described by Prince Alwaleed as the longest in the world, and would amount to invest about 75 billion riyals ($ 20 billion) , is located in the north of Sharm el-sailed, on an area of 3.5 million square meters.

While the second project lies in the Saudi capital Riyadh and the volume of investment about 25 billion riyals ($ 6.6 billion), and will be a huge project consists of a park, hotel and all other entertainment facilities, in addition to more than 10 thousand housing units are designed according to the latest designs and requirements modern. The interview Prince Alwaleed bin Talal at the time of declaring the company «Kingdom Holding Company» a net consolidated income for the third quarter of this year, up through 160 million riyals ($ 42.6 million), up to 52.6 per cent, while total net income at home during the past nine months, to 370.7 million riyals ($ 98.8 million) increased by 50 per cent. And Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, the results by saying «Company (KHC) is characterized by its investments diversified locally and globally, and therefore out of the world economic crisis will contribute to the recording (Kingdom Holding) profit, in light of what Taechih real estate, hotels and banking sector, in addition to the tourism sector and the media , from the Renaissance and continues to grow ».

Invests «Kingdom Holding Company» and listed in Saudi stock market in various commercial sectors, and spread their investments in various countries around the world, while investing heavily in the local market in Saudi Arabia. And more sectors that will contribute to the recording company «Kingdom Holding Company» a profit, said its chairman, Prince Alwaleed «all sectors will contribute to enhancing profits Kingdom Holding Company, the banking sector and the tourism and hotel and real estate and media, in addition to the industrial sector and the aviation sector and sectors entertainment, retail and finally agriculture» . He said «One of the examples is the National Manufacturing Company, which posted a profit historical in 9 months of this year, at a time when the aviation industry developed well, which proved by the results of airline« people »a, which has a strong desire to achieve strong results and achieved profit for the first time, in addition to the petrochemical sector ».

And on the contribution of the results of the Bank «Citigroup» that have achieved historic results exceeded all expectations of analysts through reached $ 2.2 billion in the third quarter and more than 9 billion dollars during the past nine months, and their impact on the results of the company «Kingdom Holding Company», called by Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal, the Saudi investor to realize the importance of what we achieved Bank «Citigroup» outcome, which makes the company «Kingdom» in the development of an investment is very strong, and will impact on the share price. He stressed that the investment sector around the world face challenges on an ongoing basis, stressing the need to be invested in the development of Mstnfr for all energies.

He stressed that all the engines of growth in the company «Kingdom Holding Company» go push a strong streak, stressing that the achievement of 50 per cent profit is considered a great, but unfortunately did not understand the local investors that the results so far, and wishing at the same time to absorb, sooner or later, showing great optimism about the financial results for the remainder of this year, adding to the optimism of the financial results for the year 2011.

The magazine «Forbes» World has ranked Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, Chairman of the Board of Directors of «Kingdom Holding Company», in the order of 19 between the rich world in 2010, for the year atheist in a row and the first in the Arab world, a wealth valued at $ 19.4 billion, in the annual poll for the fourth century.

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REUTERS

Saudi Kingdom to build world's tallest tower- report

Thu Oct 21, 2010 2:25am EDT

* World's tallest tower part of $20 bln project in Jeddah

* Plans another project in Riyadh valued at $6.67 billion

DUBAI, Oct 21 (Reuters) - Saudi-based Kingdom Holding Co 4280.SE plans to build the world's tallest tower as part of a project worth 75 billion riyals in the city of Jeddah, a newspaper report said on Thursday.

Alsharq Al-Awsat newspaper, citing Kingdom's Chairman Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, said the company will officially announce the project at a press conference in three weeks.

The skyscraper will be at the centre of the mixed-use project, which will stretch over 3.5 million square metres of land, the newspaper added.

It also said Kingdom Holding plans another development in the capital city of Riyadh with an estimated investment value of 25 billion riyals. It will include a park, a hotel and other entertainment elements, as well as 10,000 residential units.

Kingdom Holding, the investment firm of the Saudi billionaire prince, posted a 52.6 percent rise in third-quarter earnings on Monday, driven by higher investment returns. [iD:nLDE69H1MA]

Kingdom, 95-percent owned by the nephew of Saudi ruler King Abdullah, has minority stakes in some of the world's top companies the most valuable of which is Citigroup (C.N).

The world's tallest building at present is Dubai's 828-metre Burj Khalifa, developed by Emaar Properties (EMAR.DU). (Reporting by Tamara Walid; Editing by Dinesh Nair)

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Emaar to build 1.1km tall tower

Angela Giuffrida

Last Updated: June 14. 2009 12:00AM UAE / June 13. 2009 8:00PM GMT Emaar Properties has won the contract to build a tower higher even than its own Burj Dubai, at present the world’s tallest building.

In a deal worth 100 billion Saudi riyals (US$26.6bn, Dh98bn), Kingdom Holding chose Emaar from a list of five bidders to build the 1,100m tower and surrounding Kingdom City in Jeddah, according to a statement on the Kingdom website yesterday.

“The alliance between Kingdom Holding Company and Emaar is strategic,” said Prince Alwaleed bin Talal bin Abdulaziz Alsaud, the chairman of Kingdom Holding.

“Emaar was selected ... for its previous proven experience in the development of mega- projects, its knowledge of the area and social set-up.”

The Kingdom City development will be one of the largest and most ambitious projects to be built in Saudi Arabia.

With Kingdom Tower as its centrepiece, the development will be spread over 23 million square metres and will be modelled on a design similar to Emaar’s Downtown Burj Dubai community, including a mixture of residential, commercial and entertainment facilities.

Kingdom City is expected eventually to house 80,000 people.

In a report released yesterday Jones Lang Lasalle, the property consultant, said Saudi Arabia’s property market would be the strongest in the region over the next one to two years.

Emaar, which is the largest developer in the UAE, is nearing completion on the 818m Burj Dubai, with an expected opening in September. The company is also developing the King Abdullah Economic City in Saudi Arabia.

From: http://www.thenational.ae/article/20...706139834/1010




Mammoth KHC projects unveiled

King Abdullah, custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, inaugurated two colossal projects of Kingdom Holding Company (KHC) being built at a total investment of over SR100 billion ($26.6 billion) in Jeddah.

The designs and plans of these projects - Kingdom City and 1000-metre high Kingdom Tower, which is to become the tallest tower in the world - were unveiled for the first time at the opening of a major international architectural exhibition “Towards the First World” in Jeddah on Saturday.

The launch was held in the presence of crown prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz, prince Khaled Alfaisal governor of Makkah Province, prince Alwaleed bin Talal, chairman of Kingdom Holding Company (KHC) and Adel Muhammad Faqih, mayor of Jeddah and other members of the royal family.

KHC was the main sponsor of this historical event. The two iconic projects from KHC were the highlight of the exhibition.

During the event, King Abdullah and Prince Alwaleed toured KHC’s exhibition of the master plan and designs of the project.

Alwaleed said the KHC has many grand investments in real estate in Saudi Arabia and this was one of them.

'We are extremely delighted at the unveiling of the designs and plans of KHC’s iconic Kingdom City and Kingdom Tower projects in the city of Jeddah by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz which will signify KHC’s contribution in placing Saudi Arabia at the forefront of the first world and reaffirming KHC as one of the world leading real estate developers.”

'King Abdullah has previously inaugurated the Kingdom Tower in Riyadh during which Prince Alwaleed presented the King with the awards that Kingdom Centre had received: the Best New Skyscraper of the Year 2003 for Kingdom Tower and The Innovative Design & Construction of a New Project 2003 for Al Mamalaka Mall,' he added.

Talal Al Maiman, executive director for development and domestic investments and a member of KHC’s investment committee said KHC make use of its resources to the utmost potential to lead to outstanding achievements and make future visions a reality through leading and challenging projects.

Organized by the City of Jeddah, the exhibition features sixteen projects currently planned for the Makkah and Jeddah regions.

Kingdom Tower is part of the Kingdom City development which will be one of the largest and most comprehensive real estate projects to be built in Saudi Arabia located at Obhur, North of the creek of Jeddah and the mountains to the east.

Prominently located on a prime site, the master plan, encompassing 7.1 sq km, Kingdom City is 20 km from the old city of Jeddah near King Abdulaziz International Airport.

The area that comprises of buildings is 23 million square meters includes commercial, residential, institutional, educational, entertainment, retail and hotel facilities.

The centerpiece of the development will be the landmark Kingdom Tower. Kingdom City is expected to house 80,000 residents and accommodate 250,000 visitors who will enjoy its facilities; lakes, canals, water sports and other leisure activities.

Kingdom Tower will include five-star hotel accommodations, office space and luxury residences that encompass dramatic, sweeping views of the Red Sea, Obhur Creek and the mountains to the east.-TradeArabia News Service

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