Tower of Jiddah

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Jeddah Tower or Jiddah Tower, previously known as Kingdom Tower and Mile-High Tower, is a skyscraper under construction in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, at a preliminary cost of 4.6 billion Saudi riyal (US$1.23 billion). It will be the centrepiece and first phase of a 75 billion Saudi riyal (US$20 billion) proposed development known as Jeddah Economic City that will be located along the Red Sea on the north side of Jeddah. If completed as planned, the Jeddah Tower will reach unprecedented heights, becoming the tallest building in the world, as well as the first structure to reach the one-kilometre-high mark.

Jiddah Tower

Jiddah Tower

Ibn Baṭūṭah, or simply Muhammad Ibn Battuta (1304-1368), the Berber traveller, visited Jeddah during his world trip. He wrote the name of the city into his diary as ‘Jiddah’.

Jeddah (often confused with joddah which means ‘seaside’; and jaddah, which means ‘maternal grandmother’) is an alternative name for Jiddah, which is another name for jinn.

Etymology of jinn:

From Arabic جِنّ (collective form of جُنُون ‎(jinniyy)).

Noun

jinn ‎(plural jinns or jinn)

1. (Muslim demonology) A spirit, lower than the angels, who could appear in animal or human form and influence men.

Alternative forms

• djinni
• djinny
• genie
• jinnee
• jinni
• djinn

The development will essentially become a new district of Jeddah. The second phase of the project will be the infrastructure development needed to support the city, and the third phase has not yet been revealed.

The tower will house a Four Seasons hotel, Four Seasons serviced apartments, Class A office space, and luxury condominiums. It will also have the world’s highest observatory.

The triangular footprint and sloped exterior of Jeddah Tower is designed to function as an antenna, as the tower is a communication tower, like the Tower of Babel; a stargate — portal/interdimensional doorway, a special platform where access is opened into the spiritual dimension; an independent operational interface between realms. This tower will be a base from which to communicate with demons and fallen angels (see Spiritual Significance of Crystal).

“Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city, with a tower that reaches to the heavens, so that we may make a name for ourselves; otherwise we will be scattered over the face of the whole earth.” Genesis 11:4

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