When I first moved to Saudi Arabia, I was amazed at the incredible amount of new construction going on everywhere. Now more than five years later, the pace of new construction has only seemed to increase.
This new building has beautiful detailing and design elements. While many of Jeddah's office buildings and other business buildings are architecturally innovative and interesting, many apartment buildings here in Jeddah (and there are many) lack imagination. These apartment buildings are constructed following the same basic boring formula, which seems to be that of maybe 6 railroad cars lined up side by side and then that pattern is repeated and they are stacked on top for several stories. Nearly all apartment buildings are designed in this manner, one after the other.
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