The Kingdom Centre in Riyadh

Wednesday, 20 January 2016 - 11:00 am (CET/MEZ) Berlin | Author/Destination:
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Riyadh Skyline © Muhaidib

Riyadh Skyline © Muhaidib

Kingdom Centre is a 65-storey, 302.3 m (992 ft) skyscraper in Riyadh. It is the third tallest skyscraper in the country after the Abraj Al Bait Towers and the Burj Rafal, and is the world’s third tallest building with a hole after the Shanghai World Financial Center and Tuntex Sky Tower.

Besides the shopping mall, Kingdom Tower contains the Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh and apartments. There is a 56 m (184 ft) skybridge atop the skyscraper.

Kingdom Tower at night © BroadArrow/cc-by-sa-3.0 Riyadh Skyline © Muhaidib
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Kingdom Tower at night © BroadArrow/cc-by-sa-3.0
The building is situated on 100,000 square metres site with carparking for 3,000 vehicles. The architectural model maker of the Center was Richard Tenguerian.

The upper third of the tower features an inverted parabolic arch. The building utilises butt jointed glazing combined with the lack of both distinguished floor lines and other tall buildings around it. The lower two thirds were constructed with a reinforced concrete frame while the top third has a tubular steel frame.

Read more on Wikipedia Kingdom Centre (Smart Traveler App by U.S. Department of State - Weather report by weather.com - Global Passport Power Rank - Travel Risk Map - Democracy Index - GDP according to IMF, UN, and World Bank - Global Competitiveness Report - Corruption Perceptions Index - Press Freedom Index - World Justice Project - Rule of Law Index - UN Human Development Index - Global Peace Index - Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Index). Photos by Wikimedia Commons. If you have a suggestion, critique, review or comment to this blog entry, we are looking forward to receive your e-mail at comment@wingsch.net. Please name the headline of the blog post to which your e-mail refers to in the subject line.




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