Burj Mubarak al-Kabir

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Burj Mubarak al-Kabir
برج مبارك الكبير
General information
LocationKuwait City, Kuwait
Estimated completion2030 (est.)[citation needed]
Tip1,001 m (3,284 ft)
Technical details
Floor count234

The Burj Mubarak al-Kabir is a proposed megatall skyscraper in Kuwait City, Kuwait. It will be part of the future city called Madinat al-Hareer. Expected completion is likely to be around in 2030. If built, it would become the world's tallest building, surpassing the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. Its height is in order to reflect the folk tale collection One Thousand and One Arabian Nights [1] If built, the tower would be the tallest skyscraper in Kuwait, surpassing Al Hamra Tower.

Skyscrapers do not normally exceed 80 floors due to the amount of space that would be taken up by elevators. However, the Mubarak al-Kabir Tower would consist of a far greater number of floors. This would necessitate double or triple-decker elevators.[citation needed]

Another challenge would be posed by the immense height of the building, which makes it vulnerable to high winds. In order to cope with these winds, the tower is designed as three interlocking towers, each twisting 45 degrees to help stabilize it. In addition, vertical ailerons will run the full length of the building on each edge. Adjustments to the positions of these ailerons will redirect the winds in order to minimize structural vibrations.[citation needed]

The building will include seven vertically stacked 30-story 'neighborhoods", including apartments, offices, and hotels. Linking the neighborhoods will be several four-story "town squares."[citation needed]

The planned height of the building is taller than the current tallest building in the world, the 828 m Burj Khalifa, but shorter than the planned heights of the Tokyo Sky Mile Tower (in planning, 1,600 m[2]) and Jeddah Tower (under construction, 1,008 m). The tower is estimated to be completed before the Tokyo Sky Mile Tower.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ "Burj Mubarak al-Kabir in Kuwait will be the tallest building in the world -". Luxurylaunches. November 15, 2007.
  2. ^ "NEXT Tokyo by Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF)". www.kpf.com. Retrieved 2019-11-11.