KSA: Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal postpones completion of world tallest tower to 2019

World tallest skyscraper situated in Jeddah will be completed in 2019, project initiator Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal told media on Thursday.

The record-breaking project was announced in 2011 with completion projected for 2014.

Jeddah tower situated beside the Red Sea is to rise over one kilometre (almost 3,300 feet).

Visiting the site Thursday Prince Waleed rode the on-going project to 30 floors giving a bird’s eye view of Jeddah.

“The project was delayed… but it’ll open (in) 2019,” he told AFP.

This is the second time the billionaire Prince announces delay in the project. In 2014, initial date for completing the tower, Waleed announced that the world’s tallest building would be completed in 2018.

In 2015, Waleed’s Kingdom Holding Co and Jeddah Economic Company signed a financing deal with Saudi Arabia’s Alinma Investment to finish the Jeddah Tower after contractor Saudi Binladin Group was hit in 2014 by financial crisis due to oil price collapse.

Binladin Group was launched 80 years ago by father of al-Qaeda founder Osama Bin Ladin. The company has carried out several other prominent projects in Saudi Arabia.

Short URL: https://me-confidential.com/?p=15857

Posted by on May 12 2017. Filed under Gulf News, Headlines. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

Leave a Reply

Recently Commented

  • Badia Ouadi: What about the 20/20 vision for tourism which HRH has endorsed Himself? There are hundreds of western...
  • Achraf: Wise words from a wise king. And dont forget to work hand in hand. Stability Will be à important factor
  • Mehmet: Erdogan and the Turkish government become more pathetic and miserable and unrealistic day by day.
  • Telh: Israel should take a leaf out of their book.
  • Gemma: Well on this task Jordan gets a big fat F! We need to find a more competent custodian before Al Aqsa is lost...