Al Faisaliyah Center

Saudi Arabia Kingdom Centre Burj Rafal
Al Faisaliah Complex
Al-Faisaliah.jpg
Al Faisaliyah Center is located in Saudi Arabia
Al Faisaliyah Center
Location within Saudi Arabia
General information
TypeMulti purpose, Residential, Office, Retail.
LocationRiyadh, Saudi Arabia
Coordinates24°41′25″N 46°41′07″E / 24.69028°N 46.68528°E / 24.69028; 46.68528Coordinates: 24°41′25″N 46°41′07″E / 24.69028°N 46.68528°E / 24.69028; 46.68528
Construction started1997
Completed14 May 2000
Cost800 million$
Height
Roof267 m (876 ft)[1]
Top floor195.0 m (640 ft)
Technical details
Floor count44 (30 above ground)
Lifts/elevators44
Design and construction
ArchitectFoster & Partners
Main contractorSaudi Binladin Group
References
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The Al Faisaliyah Centre (or Al Faisaliah Centre, Arabic: برج الفيصلية‎) is a commercial skyscraper located in the business district of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Designed by Foster + Partners, it is the first skyscraper built in Saudi Arabia, and is presently the fourth tallest building in Saudi Arabia after the Kingdom Centre, Burj Rafal and Abraj Al Bait.[3] It is also called Star Dome.[4] The center ranked as the 325 tallest in the world, and the 6th tallest in Saudi Arabia.[5] The round portion at the top of Faisaliah Center is a restaurant called “The Globe”. The Globe is one of the premier restaurants in Saudi Arabia and has 360 degree views that make it unique.

History and structure

The construction of Al Faisaliyah Centre was completed on May 2000.[4] The 267 meters high skyscraper was opened to the public in the same month and it consists of 30 floors.[6]

See also

References

  1. ^ SkyscraperPage - Al Faisaliah Center, source: Foster & Partners
  2. ^ "Al Faisaliyah Center". SkyscraperPage.
  3. ^ "Al Faisaliyah Center in Saudi Arabia". My Guide Saudi Arabia. Retrieved 2020-07-14.
  4. ^ a b "Al Faisaliyah Center". Emporis. Retrieved 2 October 2014.
  5. ^ "Al Faisaliah Center - The Skyscraper Center". www.skyscrapercenter.com. Retrieved 2020-07-14.
  6. ^ "الأمير سلطان يفتتح برج الفيصلية ويسلم جائزة الملك فيصل الرياض ترسخ مكانتها عاصمة للثقافة العربية". Alhayat (in Arabic). Archived from the original on 2017-11-07. Retrieved 2017-11-05.