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Kingdom Tower (Explored)

** Due to excessive copyrights theft of this image, I had to add a couple of watermarks which ruins it in a way. :( If you are interested in licensing this photo, please feel free to contact me - I dont bite!! :D

**بسبب تكرار سرقة حقوق هذه الصوره فقد أضفت عدة تواقيع مما قد يشتت المشاهد. إذا كنت ترغب بإستخدام و ترخيص هذه الصورة لأي سبب، فأرجو مخاطبتي و سأكون على أتم الإستعداد للتعاون و التجاوب مع طلبك


wiki: Kingdom Centre (Arabic: برج المملكة‎) in Riyadh is the tallest skyscraper in Saudi Arabia and the 40th tallest building in world with a height of 302 m (991 ft). It is also host to the highest mosque in the world. The Kingdom Centre is owned by Alwaleed bin Talal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, a prince of the Saudi royal family. It is also the headquarters of his holding company: Kingdom Holding Company. The total cost of the project was 2 billion Saudi Arabian Riyals and the contract was taken by Saudi Arabian El Saif and the Italian Impregilo S.P.A. Kingdom Centre is situated in Al-Urubah Road between King Fahd Road and Olaya Street in the growing business district of Olaya in Riyadh. Kingdom Centre was the winner of the 2002 Emporis Skyscraper Award, selected as the "best skyscraper of the world for design". A three-level shopping center, which also won a major design award, fills the east wing. The large opening is illuminated at night in continuously changing colors. Besides the shopping mall, the Centre includes a Four Seasons Hotel and state-of-the-art apartments. The 56 meter long skybridge atop the skyscraper contains a public observation deck and a view of the entire city of Riyadh. The ellipse motif taken from the tower's footprint appears also in the light fixtures, ceiling panels, entrance canopy, wastebins, and furniture.


This photo made it to explored on August 29, 2008. Thanks everyone :)


This photo was also published as the cover of SilverKris magazine in Dec. 08 issue. Click here for more details.


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Taken on October 24, 2006