The next world's tallest building has been approved for construction in Saudi Arabia. The proposed Kingdom Tower will be over a mile high, surpassing even the next tallest building that is under construction in Dubai. It will take visitors a 12 minute elevator ride to arrive at the top.
After having visited the current world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, it makes me wonder how this race for the tallest building is going to end. Soon visitors will be required to wear oxygen masks as the buildings stick out into space!
Although American architects are playing roles in all of these monsters, I'm glad we're not trying to compete on our home turf (at least to my knowledge). Who needs it? Saudi Arabia apparently.
Here's the article if you'd like to read more.