Kuwait To Soon Be Home To The Tallest Building In The World Leaving Burj Khalifa Behind?

by Anupriya Mishra
Kuwait To Soon Be Home To The Tallest Building In The World Leaving Burj Khalifa Behind?

When you think about the tallest building in the world, the first image that pops up in your mind is the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. However, soon this image is going to be replaced, as the crown for the tallest tower in the world will shift to an upcoming building in Kuwait. Yes, there are plans to build the world’s tallest tower, Burj Mubarak al-Kabir in Kuwait, which is going to be standing at a height of a whopping 1 kilometre.

Burj Mubarak Al-Kabir To Have A Height Of 1,001 Metres

Madinat Al Hareer
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Burj Mubarak al-Kabir is going to be located in Madinat al-Hareer, also known as The Silk City. For those who aren’t aware, this is an ambitious project in Kuwait wherein a tower measuring 1 kilometre is being built. According to a report by Construction Week, it’s expected that Madinat al-Hareer might be completed by 2023. However, it’s worth noting that the Burj Mubarak megaproject is estimated to take around 25 years to get completed. Talking about the skyscraper, it will be built with three interlocking and twisting structures to ensure that it’s protected against wind speed of 150 miles per hour, which can result in vibrations.

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This Tower Is Expected To Feature 234 Floors

Madinat Al Hareer Kuwait
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The tower will be standing at a height of 1001 metres, which as you might have guessed is a deliberate attempt to pay ode to the folktales of 1001 Arabian Nights. It’s worth mentioning that the tower will feature 234 floors and will be able to house 7,000 people! As it happens, once the construction of the building is complete, this tower will surpass Burj Khalifa, which stands tall at 828 metres. Talking about Burj Mubarak, the tower will comprise seven vertical villages, including hotels, residences, offices, and entertainment facilities. As a result, it might create about 4,30,000 jobs for the locals! Doesn’t it sound absolutely fascinating? Well, we can imagine how tall and grand this building is going to be once it is complete.

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So, stay tuned to the space for more details about this development.

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