HOLR breaks down “The Line” being built in Saudi Arabia.

Described as a “revolution in urban living” this new project designed to deal with population growth in Saudi Arabia is taking the internet by storm. According to this TikTok video posted by user @factaday_, The Line is a linear smart city reportedly being built in Saudi Arabia.

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The Line Saudi Arabia

As noted in the video, it’s going to have no streets, and no cars, and will supposedly be CO2-emissions free. It’s planned to be 170 km long consisting of two parallel 500 m tall skyscrapers lining each side.

As the TikToker notes, it will allegedly house up to 9 million people and is expected to have the first residents moving in by the year 2030. The Line is one of 4 regions that has reportedly been announced- each serving a unique purpose.

However, there has seemingly been some backlash garnered from the design, as the TikToker claims. Allegations include a potential violation of human rights laws, feasibility, and ecological impact.

Commenters took to the above video to share their opinions on this project.

This is allegedly part of a $500 billion futuristic mega-city called NEOM. – located on Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea Coast. The mega-city reportedly has goals to be powered by 100% renewable energy such as solar and wind.

Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia

This project is reportedly part of the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia’s Mohammed bin Salman’s 2030 vision. This program aims to diversify Saudi Arabia’s economy acting as a pioneer in the standability space and decreasing their dependence on oil revenues.

What do you think about this alleged news?

Published by HOLR Magazine.