[VIDEO] A View From the Current Top of the World’s Future Tallest Building, the Jeddah Tower

 via  Youtube

Since it opened its doors in 2010, the Burj Khalifa has been the world’s tallest building, one of the most coveted titles in all of the construction industry.  If all goes according to plan, the Burj’s reign at the top will come to an end when Saudi Arabia’s Jeddah Tower is completed in 2020.  At an anticipated height of 3,307 feet (1,008m), it will be over 580 feet taller than the Burj (2,722 feet). Total cost of the 167 floor building is anticipated to be $1.23 billion.

Recently, the Executive Director of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH), Dr. Anthony Wood, was invited to check out the progress of the currently under construction Jeddah Tower.  At the time, 56 floors had been constructed, reaching a height of 827 feet (252m).  The most spectacular part came at the end when Wood’s tour group was lowered to the ground from the very top of the building in a materials hoist by a crane.  It’s crazy to think that this building is only a quarter of the way complete, the views are already incredible.

He recorded the descent and uploaded to YouTube, which you can see below.