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For example, the project will feature a high-performance exterior wall system that will minimize energy consumption by reducing thermal loads. In addition, each of Kingdom Tower’s three sides features a series of notches that create pockets of shadow that shield areas of the building from the sun and provide outdoor terraces with stunning views of Jeddah and the Red Sea.

World's tallest tower to be completed by 2017‎

Sketches show dramatic views from a planned record-breaking 3,281-foot-tall tower.