Future Mirror City Revealed in Saudi Arabia’s Desert: According to the most recent information on the project released by De facto ruler of the kingdom, a futuristic megacity of which include two skyscrapers reaching across an expanse of desert and mountain territory.
The Red Sea megacity NEOM, the centerpiece of crown prince Mohammed Bin Salman’s effort to invest the gulf state’s oil dependent economy, is composed of parallel structures of mirror skyscrapers that stretch over more than 100 miles.
Future Mirror City Revealed in Saudi Arabia’s Desert
Since it was first shown in 2017, NEOM has drawn criticism for an extravagant proposal, including flying taxis and robot’s maids, even as economists and architects have questioned its viability.
A Car-Free Utopia That Would Become the World’s Most Livable Metropolis
A car-free utopia that would become the world’s most livable metropolis by far was Prince Mohammed’s grandiose goal outlined in presentation on Monday night. Analyst highlighter the NEOM’s intensions.
A formal regional Silicon Valley was NEOM, biotech, a digital powerhouse covering 10,000 square miles. It’s now a tool for reinventing urban life in a space of only 34 square kilometers and tackling the “liveability and environmental crises” as Prince Mohammed pits in.
According to Robert Mogielnicki of the Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington, “The concept has morphed so much from its early conception that it’s sometimes hard to determine its direction: scaling down, scaling up, or making an aggressive turn sideways,”
Rise in Population
The population of NEOM was expected to exceed one million, according to the officials, but Prince Mohammed predicted that it would really each 1.2 million by 2030 before increasing to nine million by 2045.
By 2030, kingdom is expected to have 50 million, up for current 34 million, with half being Saudis and half being foreigners.
The line which is about 200 yards wide and layers residences, schools, parks on top of one another in a technique known as “Zero Gravity Urbanism”
According to Prince Mohammed, the “first phase” of the project, which will last until 2030, will cost 1.2 trillion Saudi riyals, or around $319 billion. In addition to government grants, the private sectors and NEOMS anticipated IPO in 2024 are two more potential funding sources.