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Shard builders chosen for world's tallest tower in Saudi Arabia

Shard builders to construct world's tallest skyscraper

News: Mace, the British firm behind London's Shard skyscraper, has been selected to oversee the construction of the world’s tallest building in Saudi Arabia.

Construction company Mace will work alongide another British firm, EC Harris, to build the Kingdom Tower in Jeddah, which will stand more than 1 kilometre high on completion, as we reported previously.

Designed by Chicago firm Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, the tower is expected to take over from the 828-metre Burj Khalifa in Dubai as the world's tallest building.

It will stand more than three times the height of the Shard, which opened to the public earlier this year – see all news about the Shard or find out more about the Kingdom Tower.

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