Discover The Line, the $500 billion vertical urban planning project in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia is rubbing its hands at the thought of The Line becoming a reality. A megacity which claims to be the most futuristic and modern city in the world and which is presented as the largest construction site in the world, of which new images have been revealed.

The images confirm that construction work on The Line is already underway. Drone photos show how builders are working on the early stages of the project, with trucks and other heavy equipment in the desert.

As can be seen, the excavators appear to be marking a large line in the ground that will serve as a framework for the construction of the futuristic city.

Why The Line will be the most futuristic city in the world

The Line will be a metropolis that will operate within a single 34 square kilometer structure. They are actually two skyscrapers, about 500 meters high and 170 km long, tracing an astonishing line in the middle of the desert in the Middle East, which lives up to its name. It is located in the province of Tabuk.

The buildings will be spaced two meters apart and their height of 500 meters will provide sufficient space for the 9 million inhabitants who will be able to access all their needs in less than five minutes on foot: public parks, pedestrian zones, schools, housing and workplaces.

The line project was launched in 2016 as part of Saudi Arabia’s $500 billion Vision 2030 plan. With excavation work only starting in October 2022, there is no specific date yet for when the gates will open. It would be in half a century.

The main idea of ​​Neom is a concept of “zero gravity urbanism”, which superimposes city functions vertically. Residents will be able to move in three directions: up, down and across.

The line can be driven by flying taxis and there will be no traditional cars: all air vehicles will be electric. In addition, residents of the megacity will be served by a high-speed train that will take them from one end of the city to the other in just 20 minutes, a service that every capital city in the world wishes they had.

The futuristic megalopolis of Saudi Arabia

The futuristic city will also feature robotic avatars and holograms with artificial intelligence. Smart 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 alleviate the desert climate of the region.