JEDDAH: The architecture of the futuristic city, The Line, has impressed Makkah Gov. Prince Khalid Al-Faisal, who says he will be the first to book an accommodation once it is complete.
Prince Khalid made the remarks in a tweet following his visit to the NEOM exhibition to see the designs on Wednesday at the Jeddah Superdome.
The governor toured the exhibition that showcases the architectural innovations of the city.
He was also briefed on how the city would help alleviate the critical environmental challenges facing humanity.
Last month, The Line’s designs were revealed by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
They showed the most important features of The Line, which is 200 meters wide, 170 kilometers long, and 500 meters high. It will eventually house 9 million people and have a 34 square kilometer footprint.
It will take up less land than other cities of comparable capacity and help to conserve 95 percent of NEOM’s land.
The Line imagines a future without streets, cars or emissions. It will be powered entirely by renewable energy and prioritize health and well-being over transportation and infrastructure.
The exhibition showcases all these aspects of the city. It opened on Aug. 1 and will be taken to other locations from Aug. 14, including Riyadh and the Eastern Province.
It offers 50 guided tours a day in Arabic and English.