Plans were announced by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman that a massive new proposed structure in the country’s capital Riyadh, called New Murabba, will be kicking off.
According to Riyadh-based newspaper Arab News, the Mukaab, will be serving as the focal point of the city’s New Murabba downtown.
The infrastructure will be a third the size off Manhattan and can fit about 20 Empire State buildings. The enormous structure is expected to transform the downtown as promotional videos show the span of this new project.
It will resemble a hollow cube, with its design said to be inspired by traditional Najdi architecture.
The 19 square kilometre complex will be erected to the Northwest of central Riyadh and will be one of the largest built structures in the entire world.
The building will be 400 metres high and 400 metres long on each side, making it a supertall skyscraper. Everything from hospitality, retail and leisure will form part of this new project.
It will add 104,000 residential units, 9,000 hotel rooms, 980,000 square metres off retail space, 1.4 million square metres of office space, an 80 venue entertainment and cultural program and much more.
A museum, a multipurpose theatre and various other amenities will be available in the complex with a transportation system and be situated around 20 minutes from the airport by car.