Facts

Population

Source: 0

29,195,895 (2012)

Area

2,206,714 km²

852,012 mi²

Density

13.2 people per km²

34.3 people per mi²

GDP

$718.47 billion (2013)

# of 150m+ buildings

40 Completed • 10 Under Construction

First 150m+ Building

Tallest Building

Tallest City

Average Building Age

8 Years

Most Common Function*

Office (38%)

Most Common Material*

Concrete (83%)

Rankings

by no. of 150m+ completed buildings

#

20

Tallest Country in

the World

#

3

Tallest Country in

Middle East

Buildings

Rank
Name
Status

Completed

Architecturally Topped Out

Structurally Topped Out

Under Construction

On Hold

Proposed

Vision

Never Completed

Demolished

Competition Entry

Canceled

Proposed Renovation

Under Renovation

Renovated

Under Demolition

Height

1

Jeddah Tower

1000 m / 3,281 ft

2

Makkah Royal Clock Tower

601 m / 1,972 ft

3

PIF Tower

385 m / 1,263 ft

4

Burj Rafal

307.9 m / 1,010 ft

5

KAFD World Trade Center

304 m / 997 ft

6

Kingdom Centre

302.3 m / 992 ft

7

Abraj Al Bait ZamZam Tower

279 m / 915 ft

8

Abraj Al Bait Hajar Tower

276 m / 906 ft

9

Al Faisaliah Center

266.9 m / 876 ft

10

GCC Bank Headquarters

264 m / 866 ft

CTBUH People & Events

2018 Tall Building Predictions

17 January 2018

Vertical Transportation: Ascent & Acceleration

12 September 2017

Videos

20 August 2015

The Design of the Capital Market Authority Tower, Riyadh

HOK's Roger Soto discusses the design of the Capital Market Authority Tower in Riyadh.

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Research

22 August 2022

Structural Design of Iconic Tower, Egypt: Culmination of a Concrete Optimization Process

This paper presents an overview of a process of optimizing concrete mixture for tall buildings, culminating in the design of the Iconic Tower, the key...

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Global News

08 March 2022

Bank Signs US$690 Million Financing Deal for Construction of Riyadh Mall

Saudi British Bank (SABB) has signed a SR2.6 billion (US$690 million) financing agreement with Nesma & Partners Contracting Company for the construction of The Avenues-Riyadh...

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