Kone Areeco, a subsidiary of Finland's Kone, will deliver lifts and escalators to Kingdom Tower, a skyscraper under construction in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, that is set to become the tallest building in the world upon its scheduled completion in 2018. Expected to rise to the height of a minimum of one kilometre, the skyscraper will house offices, a Four Seasons hotel, apartments and the highest observation deck in the world.
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Kone to deliver lifts to world's tallest building
According to Kone, Kingdom Tower will be equipped with the world's fastest double-deck lifts with a travel speed of over 10 metres per second and an elevator rise of 660 metres. Altogether, Kone is to supply 65 lifts and escalators to the building.