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World's Tallest Building To Be Built In Saudi Arabia

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World's Tallest Building To Be Built In Saudi Arabia

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World's Tallest Building To Be Built In Saudi Arabia

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Kingdom Holding Company plans to finish the world's tallest building in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia. It would dwarf the Empire State Building and the current record holder which is in Dubai. The new building would climb 3,200 feet into the air but the developer did not say exactly when construction starts.

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Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep.

The world economy may be turbulent, but a company still claims it's time to build toward the sky. Kingdom Holding Company plans to finish the world's tallest building in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. It would dwarf the Empire State Building at 1,500 feet and the current record holder, 2,700 feet over Dubai. This building would climb 3,200 feet, although the developer did not say exactly when construction is supposed to start.

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