Construction of the $1.2bn skyscraper is set to start on 27 April and will be overseen by joint UK project managers EC Harris and Mace.
Once complete the tower will be the world’s tallest, beating current record holder the 828m-tall Burj Khalifa in Dubai.
Grozny City centre, the highest building in the North Caucasus has caught fire. Flames haven enveloped all floors of the The Grozny-city complex.
Grozny city complex fire
(photo from twitter taken by user @zrmv)
Last month, after six years of planning and many false starts, JEC awarded the two builders, based in London, the contract to manage the building of the vast super tower, putting in place the final piece in the jigsaw of getting the project off the ground.
EC Harris, een dochter van het Nederlandse ingenieursbureau Arcadis, gaat de bouw van de Kingdom Tower begeleiden.
De kosten voor de bouw van de toren zijn geraamd op $20 miljard en moet volgens
planning 63 maanden duren.
The British company that built the Shard skyscraper in London will manage the construction of the Kingdom tower in Saudi Arabia, which will be the world’s tallest building when completed.