When you’re watching YOUTUBE or NETFLIX, you may have probably come across this ad for NEOM:
On July 25, His Royal Highness Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince and Chairman of the NEOM Board of Directors, announced the designs of THE LINE. The announced designs provide the most important characteristics of THE LINE, which is 200 meters wide, 170 kilometers long and 500 meters high. It will eventually accommodate 9 million residents and will be built on a footprint of 34 square kilometers. This small footprint will use less land when compared to other cities of similar capacity and will contribute to conserving 95% of NEOM’s land. THE LINE puts nature ahead of development, envisioning a future for urban communities without streets, cars and emissions. Unlike traditional cities, it will run on 100% renewable energy and prioritize health and well-being over transportation and infrastructure. – https://www.neom.com/
THE FUTURE OF URBAN LIVING
According to its developer, NEOM – “THE LINE is a civilizational revolution that puts humans first, providing an unprecedented urban living experience while preserving the surrounding nature. It redefines the concept of urban development and what cities of the future should look like.”
As if living in a real sci-fi movie, THE LINE would look like these (images from the website):
THE WORLD’S LONGEST SKYSCRAPER
According to an Al Jazeera report: “The structure, known as the Mirror Line, will be comprised of two glass reflective buildings measuring up to 488 metres (1,600 feet) high, running parallel for 120 kilometres (75 miles) across coastal, mountain and desert terrain. The two buildings will be connected via walkways, and a high-speed train will run underneath them. The structure is expected to cost a whopping $1 trillion upon completion, and is projected to house five million people who will be able to travel end-to-end within a 20-minute stretch.”
We also found some amazing photos from this website: https://www.dailysabah.com/gallery/what-is-the-line-a-sneak-peek-at-saudi-arabias-linear-megacity/images
FUTURE OR FANTASY?
We are not in a position to tell. But what we know right now is that this will offer massive employment opportunities for many people around the world.
To know about this project, please visit their website: https://www.neom.com/en-us/regions/theline