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Construction Update: Kingdom Tower Site Preparations Done, Foundation Work Starting

Pictures of Kingdom Tower rendering and machines on the construction site
Construction update: Kingdom Tower site preparations done, foundation work starting
© Rody69/SSC

Getting construction pictures from the Kingdom Tower site in Jeddah, in the middle of desert, is really hard to get and every insight from the site feels like Christmas. Thanks to our friend Rody for this new update. Here are the news.


You heard in our last update that Bauer Group, German company which is in charge for the foundations started moving construction equipment to the site. Almost everything arrived, their temporary camp with 85 engineers and workers is built. According to Rody, they are still waiting for 8 machines to arrive, which should happen on February 2nd.

For those interested, here's the list:


- 3 Bauer BG40 Piling machines (with the power of 40nm of torque)
- 2 Bauer BG28 Piling machines (with the power of 28nm of torque)
- 2 Pumpers
- 1 crane

All of them will start doing their job till February 9th.

In the meantime, preparations on the site were done, footprint of the tower is marked along with more than 600 drilling points for the Kingdom Tower foundation piles which will reach even 100 m in depth below the hot desert sand.

Here are the pictures by Rody. Remember them, those are first pictures of real construction of the new tallest building in the world, after Burj Khalifa in Dubai.

Picture of worker walking by yellow construction trailers on the Kingdom Tower construction site
Kingdom Tower construction site, foundation work starting
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Picture of piling machine on the Kingdom Tower construction site
Kingdom Tower construction site, foundation work starting
© Rody69/SSC

Picture of crawler crane on the Kingdom Tower construction site
Kingdom Tower construction site, foundation work starting
© Rody69/SSC

Picture of two yellow piling machines on the Kingdom Tower construction site
Kingdom Tower construction site, foundation work starting
© Rody69/SSC

Picture of two pilling machines from front side on the Kingdom Tower construction site
Kingdom Tower construction site, foundation work starting
© Rody69/SSC

Picture of construction machines on the Kingdom Tower construction site
Kingdom Tower construction site, foundation work starting
© Rody69/SSC

Picture of yellow construction trailers on the Kingdom Tower construction site
Kingdom Tower construction site, foundation work starting
© Rody69/SSC

Picture of workers working on the concrete block on the Kingdom Tower construction site
Kingdom Tower construction site, foundation work starting
© Rody69/SSC

Picture of two workers working with concrete on the Kingdom Tower construction site
Kingdom Tower construction site, foundation work starting
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Picture of the concrete on Kingdom Tower construction site
Kingdom Tower construction site, foundation work starting
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Picture of Bauer's construction equipment on the Kingdom Tower construction site
Kingdom Tower construction site, foundation work starting
© Rody69/SSC

Picture of the crane on Kingdom Tower construction site
Kingdom Tower construction site, foundation work starting
© Rody69/SSC

Picture of white construction houses on the Kingdom Tower construction site
Kingdom Tower construction site, foundation work starting
© Rody69/SSC

Picture of construction machines on the Kingdom Tower construction site
Kingdom Tower construction site, foundation work starting
© Rody69/SSC

Picture of the Kingdom Tower construction site
Kingdom Tower construction site, foundation work starting
© Rody69/SSC

Picture of the houses on the Kingdom Tower construction site
Kingdom Tower construction site, foundation work starting
© Rody69/SSC

Picture of the Kingdom Tower construction site
Kingdom Tower construction site, foundation work starting
© Rody69/SSC

Model of the podium and foundation piles
Kingdom Tower podium and foundation model
© Dar Al-Handasah Shair and Partners/Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill Architecture

Kingdom Tower foundation blue print
Kingdom Tower foundation blue print
© Dar Al-Handasah Shair and Partners/Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill Architecture



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