2024’s Top 10 Game-Changing Construction Projects!

The construction industry has undergone significant changes in recent years as the world recovers from global difficulties. We are now on the verge of a major transformation. This progress leads us into the era of large-scale projects, which serve as representations of human creativity, strength, and the drive for progress.

In 2023, the construction industry achieved remarkable milestones, including the creation of the world's second tallest skyscraper, the largest LED sphere, the largest cruise ship, and the most luxurious resort. The following year promises to be even more exciting, with the completion of extraordinary super tall skyscrapers, sustainable smart cities, entertainment hubs, and high-speed rail projects. Join us now as we anticipate the top 10 mega projects that will be finished in 2024.

#10 Six Flags Qiddiya, Saudi Arabia

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Qiddiya is set to become Saudi Arabia's version of Disneyland. It is located around 45 km away from Riyadh's city center and is projected to be the biggest entertainment city by 2030, covering a vast area of 334 square km. The first phase, scheduled for completion in 2024, is anticipated to require an investment of more than $8 billion.

Qiddiya's initial stage will witness the construction of the biggest theme park globally, known as Six Flags Theme Park. This remarkable park will be built with an investment of $1 billion and is scheduled to open in October 2024. It will offer an array of extraordinary rides and attractions, including the world's longest, tallest, and fastest roller coaster. Notably, this will be the first Six Flags theme park in Saudi Arabia and the first one outside of North America in over 20 years.

Upon its opening, the park will cover a vast area of 79 acres and will offer visitors 28 unique rides and attractions spread across six themed lands.

#9 Iconic Tower, Egypt

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As part of Egypt's plan to create a modern capital city, many impressive skyscrapers will be built, such as the Iconic Tower. This tower will stand at 394 meters tall and have 80 floors.

Offices will occupy floors one to 40, while the next 10 floors will feature branded apartments. Additionally, there will be 30 floors dedicated to a 5- hotel that is currently being finalized. Visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy an aerial view of the new Administrative Capital from the observation deck located on the 74th floor.

State Construction Engineering Corporation is constructing one of the 20 towers in Egypt's new capital's central business district.

The tower's construction started in May 2018 and finished all structural concrete work by June 2021. It is anticipated to be finished by 2024, becoming the tallest building in Egypt and Africa.

Additionally, it should be mentioned that this building is being constructed with a budget of $3 billion.

#8 The Sindalah Island, Saudi Arabia

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Development is progressing smoothly for Neom's inaugural luxury island, offering a picturesque entrance to the Red Sea and poised to be the top tourism spot in the area.

Sindalah island plans to be -free and road-free to ensure that all essential services and amenities are within a 5-minute walk. The island will prioritize amazing experiences supported by advanced technology.

The island will have a high-class marina with 86 berths, perfect for luxury yachts. It will offer various maritime activities like snorkeling, kayaking, kite surfing, and scuba diving.

Sindalah plans to provide 400 high-end hotel rooms and 300 serviced apartments. Guests can enjoy a luxurious beach club, a fancy yacht club, and 40 distinctive dining options for an unforgettable experience by the Red Sea.

Sindalah is predicted to become a favored spot for golf enthusiasts. The island will feature an exceptional golf course with panoramic views of the Red Sea.

Sindalah is anticipated to begin receiving visitors to experience its exceptional amenities and unique features starting in early 2024.

#7 Woven City, Japan

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Toyota Motor Corporation aims to be a global leader in smart city technology by creating Woven City, a connected city at the of Mount Fuji spanning 175 acres.

The city is setting up a test track for smart mobility, featuring three distinct roads: one exclusively for autonomous vehicles controlled by AI, a green path for cyclists and scooter riders, and another green path for pedestrians.

The city will operate using hydrogen fuel cell technology and solar power, with the aim of providing mobility for everyone. Groups of self-driving electric shuttles will transport goods, houses constructed from wood will help decrease carbon emissions, and individuals will track their health using AI sensors while robots aid them in their daily tasks.

In Woven City, people will consume advanced food created using molecular science to maintain good health.

Toyota intends to send approximately 360 individuals to reside in Woven City for the purpose of testing the new living concept. The aims to gradually increase the population to over 2,000, creating a laboratory for scientists, engineers, and researchers to experiment with cutting-edge technologies in authentic urban settings.

The opening of this massive project, which costs $1 billion, is anticipated to take place in 2024.

#6 New Capital Nusantara, Indonesia

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Indonesia is constructing a brand new capital city called Nusantara. The new city is projected to cost around $35 billion and is anticipated to have nearly 2 million inhabitants by 2045.

Nusantara is planned to become an eco-friendly city powered by renewable energy, free from traffic congestion, with green spaces for walking and biking. Additionally, it will be a modern city that aims to draw in digital nomads and millennials who can buy trendy apartments using cryptocurrency.

The move to the new capital will be done in five stages, ending in 2045. The first stage is the Government Central Area, which consists of government offices, schools, and hospitals. It is expected to be finished by February 2024.

President Jokowi plans to celebrate Indonesia's Independence Day on August 17th, 2024 at his new palace in Nusantara, aiming to officially open Nusantara by August 2024.

Bulldozers are currently clearing large areas of plantation forest land, however, no finished structure has been built yet. We must wait to see if this plan will be successful.

#5 Ciel Tower, Dubai

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Dubai's skyline now includes the Ciel Tower, standing at 1,198 ft tall. Once finished, it will surpass the current tallest hotel, the Gevora hotel, by 36 ft.

The construction of Ciel Tower in Dubai Marina District, near the sea, has been in progress since 2016. The project is expected to cost approximately $500 million.

By March 2022, the skyscraper had reached the 26th floor out of 52. It has a modern and stylish design that will stand out in Dubai's skyline when finished.

Ciel Tower is set to have many high-end features like 1,000 rooms, a rooftop terrace with an infinity pool and bar, and top-rated restaurants. The massive development is expected to be finished by mid-2024.

#4 Navi International Airport, Mumbai

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Scheduled to open in 2024, Navi Mumbai International Airport is on track to be the second airport in the Mumbai metropolitan region in .

With the population and economic influence in Mumbai region increasing, the new airport is designed to ease the burden on the current airport, which currently handles around 45 million passengers annually.

The Navi Mumbai International Airport will not only improve regional connectivity but also have various transportation links. One of these links is the Mumbai Trans Harbor Link, a 22 km long sea bridge that is currently being built to connect the airport to Mumbai's mainland.

The new airport is being built in stages. The initial stage is set to finish by December 2024, with the runway opening to accommodate 20 million passengers each year.

The airport's plan involves three connected terminals. The fourth terminal is specifically for budget airlines and can handle a minimum of 2 million passengers each year during the initial phase of construction.

The project is expected to have two runways and enough parking for 42 aircraft. It is estimated to cost around $2 billion.

#3 Azabudai Hills Tower, Tokyo

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Japan is constructing a new elite district in the capital, which will soon be home to the country's tallest skyscraper.

The goal of the large-scale project is to establish a contemporary urban community that fulfills the needs of a major city while also incorporating the cozy atmosphere of a village in the city center.

Tokyo's Toranomon-Azabudai Hills, scheduled to open in 2024, will require a construction budget of $4.2 billion. With a focus on Japan's seismic activity, the aim is to build a self-contained urban area where people can seek refuge instead of running away.

The upcoming neighborhood will feature a 64-story main tower along with two additional residential towers. By 2022, the main tower reached a height of 1,082 ft, making it Japan's tallest building and Tokyo's first supertall skyscraper.

The new building is constructed to be incredibly sturdy, serving as a secure refuge for people to seek safety and continue their work, even in the event of a powerful magnitude 9 earthquake striking Tokyo.

#2 Tren Maya, Mexico

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Mexico is embarking on a colossal railway project worth $10 billion. This project aims to link the main cities and tourist destinations of Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula.

The country's transportation and economic growth will be greatly improved by the Tren Maya project. Divided into seven sections, this 1,500 km long railway line will pass through 29 stations in the five main southeastern states.

The Mexican government initiated a large-scale project as part of the national development plan for 2019 to 2024. Bombardier will be in charge of producing 42 trains for this project.

By 2024, there will be six trains ready for the project's launch. These trains will be able to reach a top speed of 176 kilometers per hour.

The can carry more than 40,000 people and goods daily, but Tren Maya has faced criticism for being rushed and ignoring environmental issues.

Construction has resulted in the clearance of 120 square km of jungle and the felling of almost 9 million trees.

#1 Gordie Howe International Bridge, Canada/USA

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The Gordie Howe International Bridge is a cable-stayed bridge that connects the city of Detroit in the United States with Windsor, Ontario in Canada, crossing the Detroit River.

The bridge is estimated to have a price tag of $4.4 billion and is expected to be finished by the end of 2024. Once it's done, the crossing will span 2.5 km, making it the longest cable-stayed bridge in North America.

The Gordie Howe project will feature two A-shaped towers, six lanes for cars, and a 12 ft wide path for bicycles and pedestrians. It is named after Gordie Howe, a renowned Canadian hockey player who played for the Detroit Red Wings for 25 years.

The Gordie Howe International Bridge will ensure a smooth movement of people and goods between the USA and Canada as traffic at the border continues to increase.

The project will also involve constructing new entry points that will link the American and Canadian bridge ends. The new Canadian Port of Entry will be established on a 130-acre plot and will become the biggest Canadian port on the US-Canadian border.

The US Port of Entry is set to be built on a 167-acre plot and will become one of the biggest border facilities in North America.

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