Saudi Arabia ‘s ‘skyscraper’ city seeks to house 9 million people and will have its own internal train to travel from one end to the other.
The crown prince of Saudi Arabia , Mohammed bin Salman, has shown new information from The Mirror Line , the skyscraper city that he wants to implement in the country’s desert.
The structure, around 170 kilometers long, will be made up of two buildings with mirrors that seek to give that feeling of an oasis in the middle of its geography. It also seeks to be the most efficient city in the world.
#SaudiArabia 🇸🇦 plans to construct two parallel skyscrapers up to 1,600 feet tall and stretching for 75 miles across mountains and feature high speed rail, a sports stadium, a yacht marina, and huge facilities.
– ‘ The Mirror Line ’ will house around five million residents. @WSJ pic.twitter.com/jbkYFAUeyI
— Mohammed Alhamed (@M7Alhamed) July 24, 2022
The Mirror Line, an architectural miracle
Designed by Morphosis Architects, The Mirror Line will be 170 kilometers long, 500 meters high and both buildings will be separated by only 200 meters wide. Just to compare their height, the Eiffel Tower is 300 meters and the Empire State Building is 380 meters
Once completed, it is expected to use 100% renewable energy for the 9 million people it hopes to house internally. There is also a transportation system to go from one end of the building to the other in just 20 minutes. This will be possible thanks to a high-speed train ( probably of the Hyperloop type ) installed under the buildings .
A futuristic city
Its cost is being capped at $500bn and it is part of a larger initiative called NEOM , which hopes to have a state-of-the-art manufacturing city, a global mountain tourism destination and a billion-dollar water and hydrogen company. Dollars.
The development will include smart towns and cities, ports and business areas, research centers, sports and entertainment venues, and resorts.
The project designers estimate that it will take 50 years to complete the construction of this pharaonic project. But Prince Mohammed bin Salman has indicated that he wants the buildings to be ready by 2030.