Mega tower in Riyadh unveiled

26 May 2006

Saleh bin Abdulaziz al-Rajhi Business Council has gone public on plans to build the kingdom's tallest tower in Riyadh. The pyramid-shaped structure will rise to 352 metres and form the focal point of a new mixed-use development (MEED 3:3:06).

Saleh bin Abdulaziz al-Rajhi Business Council has gone public on plans to build the kingdom's tallest tower in Riyadh. The pyramid-shaped structure will rise to 352 metres and form the focal point of a new mixed-use development (MEED 3:3:06).

The building, to be located on King Fahd street in Riyadh, will cover a plot of 62,000 square metres. The 50-storey Al-Rajhi tower will contain a six-floor commercial and office centre, retail outlets, a seven-star hotel, a mosque and a helipad.Tendering on the estimated SR 1,000 million ($266 million) tower is due to begin in August.

The UK's Atkins is the design consultant.

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