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Al Faisaliyah Center

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Identification

Al Faisaliyah Center
Star Dome, Al Faisaliah Centre, Al Faisaliah Center, Al Faisaliyah Centre
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Structure in General

skyscraper
existing [completed]
steel
concrete
curtain wall
white
structural expressionism
open framework

Usages

commercial office
restaurant

Facts

  • Al Faisaliyah Center was the tallest building in Saudi Arabia until Kingdom Centre was topped out in 2001.
  • The tower is aligned in a direct axis with the Kingdom Centre, halfway between Olaya Street and King Fahd Road.
  • The eastern half of the base is enclosed as part of the lobby, and the western half is open.
  • The 4 corner beams are connected at 4 levels by exposed A-bracing. On the upper levels there are galleries around the bracing structure.
  • On top of the building (below the spire) there is an outdoor observation platform and a golden glass sphere containing a 3-level restaurant.
  • The height figures are measured from ground level, and include an 8.3 meter platform below the main entrance.
  • Completed on May 14th 2000.
  • The central elevator and stairway core of the building is octagonal.
  • The tower is connected to a major shopping mall and a luxury hotel.
  • Profits from the tower's functions, including the hotel, go to the charitable Al Faisaliyah Foundation.

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Location

King Fahd Road
Al-Olaya
Riyadh
ar-Riyâd [الرياض]
Saudi Arabia

Technical Data

875.54 ft
875.54 ft
667.17 ft
639.91 ft
30
1997
May 2000

Involved Companies

Foster + Partners

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Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings
  • Observation deck on roof
  • Observation floor is available
  • Revolving floor is present
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