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Article | SOM’s New Tower in Jeddah… | Architectural Record February 1979

“In a series of spectacular models, the architects (lead by Gordon Bunshaft) give us a view of what -by Western standards- is most certainly one of the most sophisticated and urbane buildings to be built in Saudi Arabia to date.” Pages 102-106

This is the first part of our archives series in which we post articles on  projects in Jeddah by international architects and firm as well as PhD Theses and research papers on the city of Jeddah, especially during its formative years between 1965 – 1985.

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Cover page of the February 1979 issue of Architectural Record.

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  • Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, National Commercial Bank-Jeddah, 1979. Reproduced from “SOM’s New Tower in Jeddah….” Architectural Record 147, no. 2 (February 1979): 102-106.

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