Work on the world's next tallest building has resumed after hitting a snag that delayed vertical construction on the record-breaking tower. According to Times of Oman, the kilometre-high Jeddah Tower, designed by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, faced delays that hindered contractor Saudi Binladin Group's construction crews.

Jeddah Tower rendering, image via Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

Developed by Jeddah Economic Company, the Saudi Arabian tower will beat fellow megatall Burj Khalifa in Dubai to take the title of 'world's tallest building.' Construction began in 2013, and since then, glazing has begun installation near the base of the Y-shaped tower, as the structure reaches the 63rd floor.

Jeddah Tower construction, image via EarthCam

The project's concrete core and cladding are expected to be finished in 2019, with the development opening to the public in 2020. When completed, the massive skyscraper will contain serviced apartments, luxury condominiums, office spaces, retail, a Four Seasons hotel, and the world's highest observatory. 

Jeddah Tower glazing, image via EarthCam

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Related Companies:  Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, Dar al-Handasah Shair & Partners, Jeddah Economic Company, Kingdom Holding Company, Saudi Binladin Group