Alwaleed Picks Burj Khalifa Architect Adrian Smith to Design Kingdom Tower
Oct 22, 2010 3:01 PM GMT+0800
* World's tallest tower part of $20 bln project in Jeddah
* Plans another project in Riyadh valued at $6.67 billion
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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Final Design will be reviled within the next 3 weeks
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