In Saudi Arabia they rub their hands waiting for The Line to come true. A megalopolis that aims to be the most futuristic city in the world, the most modern and that is considered the largest construction in the world, of which new images have been revealed.
According to a report published on the website of The nationthe previously unpublished photos were taken by photographer Giles Pendleton, who did his work from above.
The images confirm that construction work on The Line is already underway. The drone photos show how the builders are working on the early phases of the project, with trucks and other heavy equipment in the desert.
As you can see, the excavators seem to be marking a large line on the ground that will be the framework on which the futuristic city will be built.
Why The Line will be the most futuristic city in the world
The Line will be a metropolis that will function in the same 34 square kilometer structure. Basically, they are two skyscrapers that are about 500 meters high and 170 km long, which draw a surprising line in the middle of the desert in the Middle East that lives up to its name. It is located in the province of Tabuk.
The buildings will have two meters of separation between them and their 500 meters high will allow enough space for the 9 million residents who will have access to any of their needs by walking for just five minutes: public parks, pedestrian areas, schools, homes and places of work.
The Line project was launched in 2016 as part of Saudi Arabia’s $500 billion Vision 2030 plan. The excavation work only began in October 2022, so there is still no clear date for the opening of the doors. It would be in half a century.
The main idea of Neom is a concept of “zero gravity urbanism”, superimposing the functions of the city in a vertical way. The inhabitants will be able to move in three directions: up, down and crosswise.
The Line can be traveled by flying taxis and there will be no traditional cars: all the vehicles that will be in the air will be electric. In addition, the residents of the megalopolis will have a high-speed train that will go from end to end in just 20 minutes, a service that any capital in the world would want.
The futuristic city will also feature robotic avatars and holograms powered by artificial intelligence. Intelligent robots will help with household chores and care for residents in different areas of The Line, which promises zero-carbon emissions, renewable energy and will be lined on all sides with giant 500-meter-high mirrors to lighten the desert climate of the area.