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The World's Next Tallest Building Is Under Construction and It's Not in Dubai

As home to the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, as well as the construction site of the Dubai Creek Tower, which is set to be even taller than the Burj Khalifa, it seems that Dubai is always trying to outdo itself and beat its own world records.

There's another building that's in the works though, and while it's not in superlative-heavy Dubai, it is still in the Gulf.

Jeddah Tower, which will be located in the port city of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, is set to stand at 828 meters once completed, with a total of 252 floors.

It's located slightly outside of the city, and is currently almost 20 percent complete. "It's like having Burj Khalifa and the Shard in London on top of it," said Hisham Jomah, chief development officer, Jeddah Economic Company.

The project is set to be complete by December 2019.

If the building is completed on time, it will be the tallest building in the world-- but only until Dubai can catch up.

Dubai Creek Tower isn't set to open until 2020, but when it does, it will be even taller than Jeddah Tower. In fact, at 928 meters, it will be nearly 100 meters taller than the building in Jeddah.

With expected completion dates so close to each other, the race is on for the tallest building in the world. For now, though, the top honor remains with the Burj Khalifa in Dubai.

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