1 May 17  |  Architectural Record

Up-and-Coming Tall Buildings

Jeddah Tower, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Set to open in 2020 and planned to be the tallest building in the world, the Jeddah Tower is currently 51 stories off the ground—about 25 percent complete. The 3,280-foot-tall reinforced concrete building designed by Chicago-based Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture is expected to cost $1.2 billion to construct and will include a hotel, offices, residential units, and a sky terrace. The building will anchor the $20 billion mixeduse Kingdom City development.