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Old Posted Apr 2, 2008, 4:07 PM
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Saudi prince reveals plans for Mile High Tower in Saudi desert town

BY BILL HUTCHINSON
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER

Tuesday, April 1st 2008, 4:00 AM

A mega-rich Saudi prince revealed plans Monday to erect the world's tallest skyscraper, a 5,250-foot behemoth more than triple the height of the Empire State Building.

Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, 51, said his Mile High Tower will rise in the Saudi Arabian desert town of Jidda.

The prince said the building will cost about $10 billion and bids to build it will be accepted in July.

Designed by British-based engineers, the building will dwarf the 1,776-foot Freedom Tower being built at Ground Zero, and be twice the size of the reigning world's tallest building, the Burj Dubai skyscraper in Dubai.

From the top of the Mile High Tower, visitors will be able to see North Africa and the Indian Ocean.
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