Kuwait has announced plans to build the “world’s tallest tower,” the ‘Burj Mubarak’ at the heart of Madinat Al Hareer (Silk City).
The tower, measuring one kilometre in height will stand as the centrepiece, and it is expected to be ready by end of 2023, along with the whole Madinat Al Hareer project.
The megaproject, is likely to take 25 years for completion, and will be made from three interlocking, twisting structures to protect it from 150 mph winds, and resulting vibrations.
The height of Burj Mubarak skyscraper is a homage to the timeless collection of folk tales, 1001 Arabian Nights. The 234 storeyed tower can house nearly 7000 individuals.
However, the project will only begin once the Jaber Causeway construction is completed.
On completion, it would be the tallest building in Kuwait, the height surpasses world’s present tallest building, Burj Khalifa in Dubai. But it is not world’s tallest under-construction building currently.
Further, the tower will include seven vertical villages, including hotels, offices, residences, and entertainment activities.
As per estimates, the investment in the city will amount to $81.5bn., and will bear a positive impact on the national economy by diversifying the income streams.
It is likely to create 430,000 jobs for locals and provides investment opportunities for both locals and foreign investors.
The project will also include strategic partnership between public and private sectors, and contribute towards architectural boom. The city will be designed to accommodate more than 700,000 people.
According to the leading real estate company, Tamdeen Group, Madinat Al Hareer will have four distinct quarters each with its own city centre - Leisure City, Finance City, Residential City, and Ecological City all of which are designed to provide the highest global standards with special focus on educational and cultural amenities culminating in a truly integrated solution for this modern community.