Saudi Arabia NEOM Skyscraper: In March this year, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman announced plans for his ambitious project, the NEOM city state on the Red Sea in northwest Saudi Arabia. Now new reports have revealed that a part of the project will be two 120 km tall skyscrapers that will be taller than the Empire State Building.
Saudi Arabia NEOM Skyscraper
According to the Daily Mail, Saudi Arabia has unveiled plans for $1 trillion-built buildings made of mirror glass that will span its desert.
What is NEOM skyscraper project?
According to The Wall Street Journal, the project, named ‘Mirrored Line’, will have two skyscrapers and will be at the epicenter of the new desert city called NEOM.
Around the size of Massachusetts, NEOM will be a zero-carbon city in a 170-kilometer line.
The Mirror Line will consist of two 1,600 feet tall buildings that run parallel to each other across 75 miles of desert, coastal and mountainous landscape.
Even though the Crown Prince wants the Mirror Line to be ready by 2030, engineers have said it could take about 50 years to complete.
Once completed, the building will run from the Gulf of Aqaba through a mountain range, and then extend along the coast into a desert ‘aerotropolis’.
The project aims to house five million residents and will allow them to travel from start to finish in under 20 minutes with the help of a high-speed train line that will run down its length.
It will also have a marina for boats under the arches of the buildings.
The Daily Mail reported that residents would have to pay a subscription for three meals a day. Residents will be fed through vertical farming which will be integrated into the walls of the glazed buildings.
According to The Wall Street Journal, the Mirror Line is designed by US-based Morphosis Architects, founded by Pritzker Architecture Prize winner Thom Mayne, and includes at least nine others, including Montreal-based WSP Global and New York’s Thornton Includes design and engineering consultants. tomasetti, among others.
What is the city of Neom?
The name of the new city-state is derived from a combination of the Greek word “new” and the Arabic word “future”.
The plan for the city is to cover 10,000 square miles of Saudi Arabia’s Tabuk province, which is near its borders with Jordan and Egypt.
A look at the website reveals that the futuristic megacity is said to be 33 times the size of New York City.
The BBC has reported that the city of NEOM is part of Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 plan to rid the country of oil – the industry that made it prosperous.
The city’s developers also said that it would exist entirely outside the boundaries of the existing Saudi judicial system, governed by an autonomous legal system that would be drawn up by investors.
Within NEOM, there will be Oxagon, a city floating on water stretching for 7 km (4.3 mi) – making it the largest floating structure in the world. Saudi Arabia NEOM Skyscraper