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Saudi Arabia’s Mirror Line will be the world’s longest skyscraper

Neom will be home to the 121 km-long mirrored structure.

Saudi Arabia’s Neom sounds like one of the world’s most futuristic cities, as it plans to have flying taxis, a fake moon and glow-in-the-dark beaches. Now, it will also be home to the world’s longest skyscraper: Mirror Line. The structure will be a record-breaking 121 km-long, and comprise of two buildings up to 490 metres tall.

Neom is one of the kingdom’s most ambitious giga-projects, and forms part of His Royal Highness Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s Saudi Vision 2030. Neom will be the size of Belgium and sit north of the Red Sea coastline. Following the recent announcement, the city is certainly living up to its name, which is a combination of the Greek word new and the Arabic word for future.

Mirror Line
Renderings depicted in planning documents for The Line show a structure that runs from the Gulf of Aqaba and bisects a mountain range that moves alongside the coast.

Mirror Line is expected to run through the Gulf of Aqaba, a mountain range and the coastline. Plus, it will be the fairest skyscraper of them all, as it will be made out of mirrored glass. 

It is reported that the American company, Morphosis Architects, and nine other design agencies are working on the project. Upon completion, it will be connected by walkways and a high-speed train will run underneath the structure.

Mirror Line

If you want to marvel at Mirror Line, you’ll have to wait, as it will be completed by 2030. Plus, Neom aims to start welcoming visitors from 2024, and is hoping to attract tourists, businesses as well as residents. 

Other projects at Neom include Oxagan and The Line. Oxagon aims to be the world’s largest floating industrial complex, while The Line aims to be a 170km-long residential complex with zero cars, zero streets and zero carbon emissions. Plus, it will be 10 degrees Celsius cooler than the rest of the GCC. We can’t wait to check it out. 

GO: Visit www.neom.com for more information. 

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