There will be a 1km tall tower built in the Middle East



Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal : businessman, Saudi Prince
Kingdom Tower (Arabic: برج المملكة‎ Burj al Mamlakah‎), previously known as Mile-High Tower (Arabic: برج الميل‎‎), is a supertall skyscraper proposed for construction in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia at a preliminary cost of SR4.6 billion (US$1.23 billion).


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kingdom_Tower