Burj Mubarak al-Kabir: Kuwait's Bid for World's Tallest Tower Title

The world's tallest tower, Burj Mubarak al-Kabir, will be situated in Madinat al-Hareer as a symbol of embracing Kuwait's ambition and progress.
17 Apr 2023 ·By Ayurizka Purwadhania
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Burj Mubarak al-Kabir — Currently, the title of the world's tallest building belongs to the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, standing at a height of 828 meters. However, this is set to change in 2023, with the completion of the Burj Mubarak al-Kabir in Kuwait.

This new building is set to be an impressive 1,001 meters (3,284 ft) high, and is estimated to cost KWD 25 billion (approximately USD 82 billion). Situated in Madinat al-Hareer, also known as Silk City, the Burj Mubarak al-Kabir is intended to embody Kuwait's ambition and progress, and is expected to be completed by 2023.

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Jan Dommerholt / Unsplash

Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava will be designing a towering structure that will reach one kilometer in height and is expected to take approximately 25 years to complete. To ensure protection against wind vibrations of up to 241,402 km/h (150 miles), the tower will consist of three interlocking and rotating structures, as reported by Arabian Business.

The magnificent Burj Mubarak al-Kabir minaret will have an incredible design inspired by traditional Islamic minarets, with a sloping peak and an astonishing 234 floors that can accommodate up to 7,000 people.

Burj Mubarak al-Kabir will offer various amenities such as offices, apartments, and an observation deck, as well as a hotel, multiple retail outlets, and restaurants.

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