Saudi Arabia The LINE Megacity Construction
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Many thought Saudi Arabia’s The LINE skyscraper city in the desert would remain a concept for years to come, but it is already under construction, according to the latest satellite imagery. No structures appear to have gone vertical yet, although zooming in on the aerial photo reveals a fleet of bulldozers, trucks, and diggers excavating the site.

THE LINE is set to run entirely on renewable energy, prioritizing health and well-being over transportation as well as infrastructure. Spanning an area of 34 square kilometers, the designs shows The LINE to be 200 meters wide, 170 kilometers long and rises 500 meters above sea level. Eventually, the goal is for this megacity to be home to nine million residents.

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Saudi Arabia The LINE Megacity Construction

THE LINE design is based on a new concept of ‘Zero Gravity Urbanism’ which is the idea of layering city functions vertically while enabling inhabitants to move seamlessly in the city in three directions – up, down and across. This concept facilitates mobility throughout the city, offering quick access to offices, schools, parks and residential facilities,” said parent company NEOM.

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