Saudi Arabian prince invites Emaar to build world’s tallest skyscraper

burj-planned city flickrSaudi Arabia’s Prince Al Waleed Bin Talal has invited Dubai’s real estate developer Emaar Properties to build the world's tallest skyscraper

Deemed to be the world’s highest building at 1.6km, the Prince said he is currently looking at locations in which to build the tower, Reuters reported.

Prince Talal said, “Right now we are discussing and evaluating the possibility of building a 1.6km tower.”

Industry experts have said building that high skyscraper would involve technical and design challenges such as water supply at that height, which may, however, not be impossible.

The Prince did not mention how the project would be financed or when it would be completed. He added that the cost had yet to be decided.

Prince Talal said, “I am inviting the major cities like Shanghai, Moscow, New York, London and regional cities in the Middle East to come and give their offers.”

Once built, the 1.6km would surpass the world’s current tallest skyscraper, the 828 metres Burj Khalifa in Dubai, as well as the one kilometre high Kingdom Tower, currently being built by Kingdom Holding in Jeddah.

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