Saudi Arabia’s Jeddah Tower will soon eclipse the Burj Khalifa as the world’s tallest tower
Throughout history, mankind has never ceased to exceed its limits and impress with an insatiable desire to break its own boundaries. If in 2560BC, the oldest of the three pyramids on the outskirts of Cairo, the Great Pyramid of Giza, held the record of the tallest structure with a height of 146.5 metres (138.8m due to time erosion), some 5,000 years later, the Burj Khalifa is standing on top of the world at 828m. And while the Great Pyramid of Giza is the only surviving wonder of the ancient world, Burj Khalifa will soon be out-topped by another structure, the Jeddah Tower in Saudi Arabia, which is due to complete in 2020 and will hold the world record for the tallest building in the world with a height of 1,008m.
Below, I have put together a list of the 10 tallest buildings in the near future. The listed data for the proposed buildings is based on the most reliable information currently available, and this data is subject to change until the building has completed and all the information can be confirmed.
Top 10 future tallest buildings in the world
1) Jeddah Tower: 1,008m (167 floors); estimated year of completion: 2020
Saudi Arabia’s Jeddah Tower will be the planet’s first building to top a kilometre in height. The $1.2 billion project, located in Jeddah, will house luxury condos, office space, an observatory, a Four Seasons hotel and feature the world’s highest sky terrace on the 157th floor. Designed by the architect Adrian Smith (the mastermind behind Burj Khalifa), Jeddah Tower is set to be the next iteration of the Burj. The building was initially planned to be one mile long, however the surrounding geology has impeded engineers to support such an effort.