- by Gazet International
- Jun 06, 2023
July 27, 2022 10:22:00 am (Indian Express) - A futuristic style of life is in the process of development in Saudi Arabia, which is preparing to construct a carbon-free metropolis named NEOM, amid discussions about climate change. It will reportedly cover 170 kilometers and be the "first zero-gravity vertical metropolis" with "zero automobiles, zero pollution, and zero carbon emissions." Crown prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia said, "We cannot ignore the livability and environmental challenges facing our world's cities, and NEOM is at the forefront of bringing fresh and inventive solutions to these issues." The city will be piled vertically with the two buildings, 75 miles or 120 kilometers long and up to 1,600 feet tall, making them the biggest structures in the world.
The head of the NEOM board of directors, Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, revealed the plans for "The Line," which he described as a "civilizational revolution that puts humanity first and provides an unparalleled urban living experience." He said that it will provide a paradigm for ecological preservation and shed a light on alternative ways to live." He claimed it will "address the difficulties facing mankind in urban living today." He stated that the new metropolis, a cosmopolitan center, will be home to more than nine million people while speaking at an event in Jeddah displaying the designs of "The Line."
To make the concept of building higher a reality, NEOM is heading a team of the best brains in design, engineering, and construction, according to a report. The metropolis will allegedly be vertically layered. The two buildings will be 75 miles or 120 kilometers long and up to 1,600 feet tall, making them the biggest structures in the world. When completed, NEOM will "run in a straight line" from the mountains of NEOM to the Red Sea, earning it the moniker "architectural marvel." The idea includes vertical farming that incorporates to be into the structures. This project will traverse its length in under 20 minutes. The head believes that by 2030 the project shall be completed. Although, according to experts, it might take as long as 50 years to complete.