Idea for a mile-high tower to be built in London

Idea for a mile-high tower to be built in London

Plans for a mile-high tower to be built in London?

The Saudi owner of the Savoy is considering building a mile-high tower in London, which could include a luxury hotel.

London’s Shard was once Europe’s tallest building at 309m high, before it was over-taken by Moscow’s 339m Mercury City Tower.

Prince Alwaleed bin Talal says he is looking at the world’s largest cities, including Shanghai, Moscow, London and New York, as possible locations to build a mile-high skyscraper that would be the world’s tallest building by far. The prince is inviting Dubai’s biggest real estate developer Emaar Properties, chaired by Mohammed Alabbar, to team up with his investment firm Kingdom Holding on the project.

“Right now we are discussing and evaluating the possibility of building a one-mile tower,” said Alwaleed. At 1,600m, the tower would be twice the height of the world’s current tallest skyscraper in Dubai which stands at 828m.

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