Saudi Arabia unveils futuristic ‘zero-gravity vertical city’

First announced in 2017, NEOM has consistently raised eyebrows for proposed flourishes like flying taxis and robot maids, even as

Published on Jul 27, 2022 04:38 PM IST 11 Photos

Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz recently unveiled the design of a zero-carbon city called NEOM which is touted to be the “world’s first zero-gravity vertical city” extending over 170 kilometres (more than 100 miles) and have “zero cars, zero pollution and zero carbon emissions”.(AFP)

The megacity will feature two skyscrapers extending across a swathe of desert and mountain terrain, according to the latest disclosures on the project by the kingdom's de facto ruler.(AFP)

The parallel structures of mirror-encased skyscrapers known collectively as The Line, form the heart of the Red Sea megacity NEOM, a plank of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's bid to diversify the Gulf state's oil-dependent economy.(AFP)

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Analysts noted, though, that plans for NEOM have changed course over the years, fuelling doubts about whether The Line will ever become reality.(VIA REUTERS)

In a presentation Monday night, Prince Mohammed sketched out an even more ambitious vision, describing a car-free utopia that would become the planet's most liveable city "by far".(AFP)

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