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NEOM’s latest progress video of The Line is the clearest indicator yet of its scale

It's simply breathtaking.

  • The latest update on the futuristic city of The Line is very exciting
  • It was posted to LinkedIn by Giles Pendleton FRICS, the chief operating officer of the project
  • It offers a glimpse into the astounding momentum of this colossal urban project

Published on Mar 15, 2024 at 11:04PM (UTC+4)

Last updated on Mar 27, 2024 at 4:23PM (UTC+4)

Edited by Amelia Jean Hershman-Jones

If, like us, you’re waiting for NEOM and the futuristic city of The Line with baited breath, you’ll love the latest update.

The video was posted to LinkedIn by Giles Pendleton FRICS, the chief operating officer of the project.

And it offers a glimpse into the astounding momentum of this colossal urban project.

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For those unacquainted, The Line stands as a monumental urban endeavor nestled within the NEOM Area of Saudi Arabia.

Spanning 26,500 km2 in total, NEO’s expanse earmarks 170 kilometers for The Line’s development while safeguarding the surrounding natural habitat.

The broader initiative, known as NEOM, encompasses multiple cities slated for development.

The Line spearheads this vision, slated as the inaugural endeavor, boasting a staggering $500 billion investment.

The sheer magnitude of the NEOM project is mind-boggling.

While words can paint a vivid picture, nothing quite compares to the visual impact of witnessing the barren landscape stretch endlessly under the bustle of construction vehicles.

The unveiling of The Line’s video transformed mere rhetoric into tangible progress.

Presently, envisioning the final form of the city remains a challenge – but you can see where things are heading.

Yet, contemplate this: a 170-kilometer-long metropolis housing nine million inhabitants, comprising 140 distinct modules individually crafted by esteemed architects, punctuated by towering skyscrapers, all powered by renewable energy.

Suddenly, what once seemed merely conceptual emerges as contemporary architectural prowess.

While some may question the project’s fiscal prudence, the Saudi government anticipates a boon of 460,000 employment opportunities and a substantial GDP boost.

With the 2030 deadline looming, time is of the essence as The Line races toward completion, each day inching closer to reshaping the landscape of urban living.

As we await the finished product, one cannot help but marvel at the audacity of such an undertaking and the potential it holds for the future of city planning and sustainable development.

We’ve got a while to wait before we can see the finished city, but the latest news and updates about the NEOM project, along with the snaps and clips, are sure to keep us pumped and in the loop until then.

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