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Old December 24th, 2006, 09:27 PM   #1
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RIYADH | Al Rajhi Tower | 400m+ | 1312ft+ | App

Al Rajhi Tower
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Technical Data
Structural height 350+ meters
Floors (Above ground) 50
Floors (Basement) 4
Elevator Count 50
Groundbreaking 2006
Topout/Opened 2009-2010
Tower Land Area 42,000 m2
Gross floor area 80,000 m2

Al Rajhi Tower in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia is a new $480 million USD tower announced May 13, 2006. Plans have been hatched for what is set to become the tallest building in Saudi Arabia. Designs for the sail-shaped tower have been drawn up by architects at Atkins.

Although its height is yet to be disclosed, Fahmy Roauf, engineering department manager at Al Rajhi Bank’s real estate investment unit confirmed that it would be “the tallest tower yet in Saudi Arabia” and will be built in Riyadh.

“The tower is being built on behalf of the Al Rajhi family and will be used for commercial purposes,” he said.

Plans have also been approved for the construction of a new tower to accommodate the Al Rajhi Bank’s headquarters in Riyadh, designs for which have been drawn by Skidmore Owings & Merrill, the architects behind the Burj Dubai.

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Old December 24th, 2006, 09:30 PM   #2
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Same architect as Burj al Arab?

The tower itself is really nice, but I thought this project was going to be built in Pakistan?
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Old December 24th, 2006, 09:38 PM   #3
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Same architect as Burj al Arab?

The tower itself is really nice, but I thought this project was going to be built in Pakistan?
Nope. Got this from the Saudi Board. In the third picture you should see by the two other towers that it's indeed Ryaad.
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Old December 24th, 2006, 11:29 PM   #4
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I see it's Ryad indeed, but I'm pretty sure I saw this project already somewhere else in the Middle Eastern region, I thought it was Pakistan
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Old December 24th, 2006, 11:35 PM   #5
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The second picture is erroneous - that is of the Centaurus complex being built in Islamabad (Pakistan). The other ones show the Riyadh building. Riyadh has some very nice highrises - if they built them as a cluster instead of isolated monoliths then they would look more impressive...I guess that will happen over time though as more are built.
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I see it's Ryad indeed, but I'm pretty sure I saw this project already somewhere else in the Middle Eastern region, I thought it was Pakistan
Too bad Pakistan is not even in the Middle East region...nice try though.
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Old December 24th, 2006, 11:50 PM   #7
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The second picture is erroneous - that is of the Centaurus complex being built in Islamabad (Pakistan).
That's what I meant.

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Too bad Pakistan is not even in the Middle East region...nice try though.
You sound cynical. Afghanistan and Iran are included in the middle Eastern region, according to what we learn here at school. I thought Pakistan was included too, if it's not, than it's really a shame I made that fault, don't you think so?

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Old December 25th, 2006, 09:55 AM   #8
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The second picture is erroneous - that is of the Centaurus complex being built in Islamabad (Pakistan). The other ones show the Riyadh building. Riyadh has some very nice highrises - if they built them as a cluster instead of isolated monoliths then they would look more impressive...I guess that will happen over time though as more are built.

Yes, tanzirian is right! Both have been designed by Atkins and hence the similarity. The one in Islamabad (Pakistan) is known as Centaurus while the one in Riyadh is Al-Rajhi Tower.
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Too bad Pakistan is not even in the Middle East region...nice try though.
True that Pakistan is not in Middle East but almost all the corporations treat Pakistan as part of the ME (or MENA) region. And that could be the reason for the mistake.

For me, it's a non-issue.
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phenomenal. more aesthetic than economics it seems.
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Old December 25th, 2006, 11:07 AM   #11
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awesome design!!
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Old April 22nd, 2007, 10:25 AM   #12
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Old April 22nd, 2007, 10:34 AM   #13
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Wooow, cool renders!
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Old April 22nd, 2007, 01:01 PM   #14
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It's fantastic!!!
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According to ATKINS (the architect) website, this building is "in excess of 400 meters"





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Old April 22nd, 2007, 03:30 PM   #16
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it seem will take more than 4 years as the design is not ordinary
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the suspended helipad looks EXACTLY as the one in the Burj Al Arab
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Old April 22nd, 2007, 09:04 PM   #19
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250 m
310 m
320 m
400 m


What's the real height?
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Old April 22nd, 2007, 09:09 PM   #20
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I dont like it! It looks scary, haha :P
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