If you're afraid of heights and buildings that cost an exorbitant amount of money, read no further. Saudi Arabia is planning on building the 3,280-foot (1 km) Kingdom Tower in Jeddah, which will eclipse the world's current tallest building, Dubai's 2,716-foot Burj Khalifa.
The Kingdom Tower, according to CNN, will cost close to $1.23 billion, and have 200 floors that overlook the Red Sea. Almost six million square feet of concrete and 80,000 tons of steel will be needed for the building to take shape.
It will be difficult to build a structure that tall on the coast, so the foundations will be 200 feet deep and need to withstand saltwater. Wind must also be taken into consideration, which is why the building's shape will change every few floors (the wind is more severe when a building is a solid block).
As extreme as building something like the Kingdom Tower sounds, it's not completely out of this world. "At this point in time we can build a tower that is one kilometer, maybe two kilometers," Sang Dae Kim, the director of the Council on Tall Buildings, told Construction Weekly. "Any higher than that and we will have to do a lot of homework." --Catherine Garcia
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Super Bowl 50 started off with a bang, as Lady Gaga sang a beautiful rendition of the National Anthem. In an earlier interview with the NFL Network, the pop star said performing at the Super Bowl was an "honor" and "a total dream come true." Catherine Garcia
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The United Nations Security Council condemned North Korea on Sunday for defying international warnings in launching a long-range rocket that many believe is a cover for a test of a ballistic missile that could reach the United States mainland.
All 15 Security Council members approved a statement at an emergency meeting emphasizing that using ballistic missile technology violates four resolutions, The Associated Press reports. The group also vowed to adopt a new resolution soon with "significant" sanctions for North Korea. Julie Kliegman
In a Monmouth University poll released Sunday, Donald Trump leads the Republican field with 30 percent of the support from likely New Hampshire primary voters. Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush are tied for 13 percent, with Ted Cruz notching 12 percent.
On the Democratic side, Bernie Sanders leads Hillary Clinton, 52 percent to 42 percent.
The poll's margin of error is 4.4 percentage points. On Tuesday, New Hampshire will be the second state to vote in the primaries. Julie Kliegman
Bernie Sanders distanced himself Sunday from "Berniebros," a wide-ranging term that some have used to describe sexist supporters of the Vermont senator.
"It's disgusting," he said on CNN's State of the Union. "We don't want that crap. Anybody who is supporting me and doing sexist things, we don't want them. I don't want them. That's not what this campaign is about."