Saudi Arabia has recently come up with a new infrastructure project which is envisaged to be the world’s Largest building. It is to be developed in the most unpopulated part of the country. An early estimated cost of the project is $500 billion and the project is titled ‘NEOM.’ The germ of this concept came to the mind of the de facto ruler and the crown prince of Saudi Arabia- Mohammed bin Salman.
According to the reports, through this project, his objective is to construct twin skyscrapers that will be around 500 meters (1,640 feet) tall and will extend horizontally for dozens of miles. Taking from the Red Sea coast to the desert the huge building will have residential, retail, and office space making it a multimodal complex.
As per the information shared by the current and former employees working on the project, NEOM operated with a California-based architecture company called Morphosis. Earlier, the idea was to construct a series of developments connected by underground hyper-speed rail, which has now changed to make it into a long continuous structure.
NEOM chief executive office Nadhmi Al-Nasr said, “The Line is an out-of-the-box idea. What we will present when we are ready to will be very well received, and will be viewed as revolutionary.”
Saudi Crown Prince MBS aims to attract more foreign investment into the nation and restructure the country’s isolated area high-tech urban city. Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal had announced plans to build the world’s tallest building near Jeddah. The Middle East is already known for its tall buildings, especially Dubai’s Burj Khalifa.