We should remember the tallest building in Europe, namely the Shard. The tallest building in the United Kingdom has a height 310 meters. Not satisfied with just being the tallest skyscraper in Europe, the architects of The Shard plans to build the tallest building in the world.

To build The Shard, Qatar National Bank was as a donor. When first opened, the building was held laser show in London, England. Once built, the Shard to be a place of offices, houses, luxury apartments, shops, restaurants, hotels and a building complex. Built with tapered design at the top, this building represents the burst of the iceberg of the River Thames.

The Shard has 95 floors offering views as far as 40 miles to the rest of London. Interestingly, this includes building skyscrapers is environmentally friendly. It is seen from the use of 20 percent of the cost for the construction process, is derived from recycled materials.

In addition, 95 percent of the waste generated during construction is also recyclable. Not only that, The Shard has sky gardens on every floor that offers natural ventilation.

Seeing the success of The Shard in the United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia did not want to lose. Through a budget of about $ 1.2 billion, they work with architects to build the Shard the tallest building in the world. The building is expected to be named the Kingdom Tower and built in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Kingdom Tower
As an illustration, the tallest building in the world today is the Burj Khalifa in Dubai which has a height 828 meters. Well, Kingdom Tower is eventually going to break the record, because it has a height of 1000 meters.

Skyscraper construction will begin in 2013 and expected to be completed within 63 months. Kingdom Tower will consist of five star hotels, apartments, office space, and the observatory to observe celestial objects. Pants buildings will be 500,000 square meters overlooking the Red Sea.

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