Burj Al Meel, Jeddah Super tall Skyscraper

Actually I really impressed if one talk about “the world tallest building”. Former we discussed Jakarta Tower, Indonesian next prestige and now we are discussing Burj Al Meel which will be the tallest building ever happened in the world.

Might be this building is constructed to keep esteem against Arab countries.
I can say that because presently almost all Arab countries tried to build their own tallest building. There are two buildings existed today, they are Mubarak tower (1001 m) in Kuwait and Burj Dubai(818 m) in UAE.

Perhaps development of Burj Al meel was based on the “prestige” against Arab countries.

This building named Burj Al Meel which signifies -1 mil high- building (1600 m). So, like the name, this building is going to be built by 1 mil upwards.

This project was donated by Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud of Kingdom Holding Co, from Saudi Arabia. It cost US$10 Billion.

Some uniqueness of this building are about temperature and “quake” problems will be faced further. Feasibility, the top will be baking during the day, and freezing at night. Gust can make people inside building fell “seasick”.

Another problem arising is transportation. I think developer should consider the most suitable transportation to be used from basement to the top and reverse.
This is summary information about this super skyscraper:

Name : Burj Al Meel
Developer : Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud of Kingdom Holding Co
Place : Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Height : 1 mil (1600 meters)
Budget : US$ 10 Billion
Problems : Temperature, wind’s blowing/gust, transportation.


August 16, 2009 at 3:09 AM nafinurrauf said...

sometimes I'm wondering..when Indonesia will be having a highest towers or building in the world?

August 16, 2009 at 3:20 AM Freelance Finance said...


our country will have it some years later :-)

developer of Jakarta Tower said that jakrta tower can be realized two or three years later :-)

still proud to be indonesian..!!


August 16, 2009 at 4:02 AM Anonymous said...

I heard about Jakarta Tower, and to be honest, I feel disappointed with our government.
Is it relevant to build a super high Tower, which will cost us our life? While most of Indonesian are dying to find food?
I hope we can stop seeing everything in this world from material perspective. Because money, power, and popularity can give us life but not happiness.
In fact, Denmark is not the richest country in this world. It is not that popular, and it doesn't really have power above others. But Denmark, is the happiest nation exist in this entire earth :)

August 16, 2009 at 5:53 AM ciye said...

the highest tower in the world. i can't wait it be built. we can learn the construction technology from them. ^^
then one day I'll go there (add it in the 'place must be visit' list). amiin.

probably they wait me to be one of the civil engineer to build the Jakarta tower.. (hohoho.. i wish i could ^^)

IMHO, the tower can give foreign exchange to the government.it can attract tourist to come to Indonesia (as we know one of the reason people want to go to Paris because it's Eiffel tower).
besides, this project will absorb many employees. yea, of course everything has the positive side and also the negative side. now it's rely on government to consider it more..

August 16, 2009 at 5:58 AM Freelance Finance said...

@ putrijump:

I agree with you but not entirely..

May be based on our country’s reality and fact, our government shouldn’t build tower like what they’re doing now with Jakarta Tower.

They should prefer to wealth their nations than develop a building, money from Jakarta tower’s development can be allocated to prosper society.

Another example beside Denmark is Brunei. Small country slipped into Malaysia and Indonesia on Borneo Island was not a rich country, but we almost never heard people pain and do crime there.

However, I think sometimes we also need to think about country’s “esteem” against another, like what Maslow explains in his hierarchy.
So that country can be respected.

That’s only my opinion, :-)

Thx putrijump for comment, I’d really welcome that :-)

August 16, 2009 at 6:02 AM Freelance Finance said...


hehehe, i also want to go there after construction finished.

thx for comment :-)

August 16, 2009 at 7:59 AM Morika 金玲 said...

nice comment my friend thanks...

August 16, 2009 at 9:07 AM Freelance Finance said...


welcome Miss muriko...

thx 4 visiting my blog :-)

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