Saudi Arabia’s newest megaproject, The Line, created interest around the world when it was unveiled last month. The proposal for a skyscraper 170 kilometres long, 200 metres wide and more than 300 metres tall, creating a new linear city expected to be home to nine million people has created significant buzz. The project’s designers are hoping that the small, linear footprint will minimise the effect on the surrounding environment and are aiming to build a sustainable, eco-city. The project will also include a high-speed rail network as well as other forms of transport. The Line will be built in Neom, on the Red Sea in the north-west of Saudi Arabia, as part of a megaproject offering people a novel way to live. The diverse terrain includes red desert expanses and snow-topped mountains with views of the Gulf of Aqaba. Let’s take a look at how that will happen in the desert city.
Despite the fact the city already has an extensive public transit system, and air pollution is a problem in the city, the demand for more housing and commercial space continues to grow. The city’s population has grown from less than 1 million in 1980 to almost 5 million in 2017. The city is experiencing rapid growth and development, which is putting pressure on the housing and transportation systems. The problem is that the city is running out of space to build vertically. Land is limited and expensive to build on, and existing infrastructure is being pushed to its limits.
Riyadh’s population growth has put enormous pressure on the city’s water, sewage, and transportation systems. The city’s leaders expect these systems to fail completely if nothing is done to address the problem. The city’s existing infrastructure was designed to serve a population of less than a million people. The city’s population has more than quadrupled since the infrastructure was designed and built in the 1970s and ’80s. This is putting enormous pressure on the city’s water and sewage systems. The city’s leaders expect these systems to fail completely if nothing is done to address the problem. The city’s existing infrastructure was designed to serve a population of less than a million people. It was built in the 1970s and ’80s to support the city’s earlier rapid growth, but it was built to last only about 25 years.
The Ryiah-Shaheeji Framework Plan will create a new central city district in Riyadh. The Ryiah District is designed to accommodate the city’s future expansion. It will be the location of the city’s main commercial areas and the city’s middle-class residential areas. The Ryiah District will be served by the city’s new high-speed railway the Haramain High-Speed Railway and by the city’s existing rail transit system the Riyadh Metro. The King Abd Al Aziz Commercial Area will be the first of these new commercial areas. The Ryiah-Shaheeji Framework Plan is expected to be completed in 2028. When it is completed, the city will be better able to meet the needs of its rapidly growing population.