Architectural Record Highlights PIF Tower in Riyadh
Photo © Peter Bogaczewicz / Omrania
The 80-story PIF Tower (formerly known as the CMA Tower) is one of the world’s most high-tech supertall buildings.
“Rising from a jumble of cranes crisscrossing the skyline of the Saudi capital, an 80-story tower by HOK and local firm Omrania is slated for completion by 2018. The 1,260-foot-tall building is the tallest of its peers in the new King Abdullah Financial District,” noted Architectural Record, in an article on up-and-coming tall buildings. “The tower is aiming for LEED Gold certification and will have an observation deck, doubleheight sky lobbies, a two-story auditorium and amenities like a fitness center, pool, and cafeteria within its folded geometric facade.”