Saudi sidescraper to stretch to 75 miles, will house 50 lakh people: Report | World News

Saudi Arabia plans to build a sideways skyscraper that would extend up to 120 kilometers and is expected to house five million people. Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s urban planners have come up with a blueprint for the world’s largest structure, including two buildings up to 1,600 feet high that run parallel for 75 miles in a line across the coastal, mountain and desert region, Wall Street reported. journal.

The project called Mirror Line takes shape from the vision of MBS, as the prince is popularly called, to build a desert city called Neom. According to a WSJ report, in a private meeting last year, the prince told the people working on this project that he wanted to build his own pyramid.

Let’s take a closer look at the finer details of this project in ten points.

1. The project was designed by American Morphosis Architects and involves at least nine top-notch design and engineering consultants. The builders have proposed to build the Mirror Line in phases by creating 2,600 foot tall structures that will be connected along a line.

2. When completed, the side-scratcher will run from the Gulf of Aqaba, cutting through a mountain range that stretches along the coast. The mirrored building continues east through a mountain resort and Saudi government housing complex, the WSJ report quoted the planning documents as saying.

When completed, the Mirror Line's side-scraper will run from the Gulf of Aqaba and cut through a mountain range that stretches along the coast.(AFP)
When completed, the Mirror Line’s side-scraper will run from the Gulf of Aqaba, cutting through a mountain range that stretches along the coast. (AFP)

3. To feed the people, vegetables are harvested and bundled autonomously, and then moved to communal canteens and co-living kitchens. The residents will have to pay a subscription to get food served.

4. The plan documents cited that a major challenge to the structure is the shade created, adding that lack of sunlight can be detrimental to health. The development also faces a challenge due to the curvature of the Earth, the WSJ report said.

5. According to the plan, a high-speed train will pass under the buildings. The Mirror Line project also plans a sports stadium up to 300 meters above the ground and a marina for the yachts located under an arch in the two parallel buildings.


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