Kingdom plans to spend up to a trillion dollars to build world’s largest structure, according to report.
Saudi Arabia is planning to build two parallel, mirrored buildings that are nearly 500 metres tall and 120km long as part of its Neom desert megacity, according to a report published on Saturday.
The Wall Street Journal report reviewed confidential planning documents that laid out details for the “Mirror Line,” touted to be the world’s largest structure.
The two buildings will form the majority of “The Line,” an ambitious plan to construct a zero-carbon city in a 170km line announced by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in January 2021.
The Mirror Line will use vertical farming to feed its residents, with vegetables “autonomously harvested and bundled”. Residents will pay a subscription for three meals a day.
The two buildings will be connected via walkways, and a high-speed train will run underneath them.
Residents will be entertained by a sports stadium 300m above the ground and have use of a marina to moor their yachts under an arch between the two skyscrapers.
The buildings will run from the Gulf of Aqaba through to a mountain resort and a complex that will house the Saudi government, according to the confidential plans.
The project is expected to cost up to a trillion dollars and will house five million people upon completion, sources told the Wall Street Journal.
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