Aerial photos reveal work progressing on The Line megacity

A set of aerial images has revealed work progressing on the Line megacity, Oxagon port, and Sindalah resort. These are being built as part of Neom in Saudi Arabia.

The images, shared by The Line’s chief operating officer Giles Pendleton on LinkedIn, show construction underway on the controversial project.

The aerial images show The Line under construction

Pendleton’s images include aerial photos of the excavations for The Line. Planned to stretch 170 kilometers across the country, the project is captured in aerial photos seemingly taken from a helicopter.

He also shared aerial shots of hotels under construction at the Sindalah island resort and preparation works at Oxagon development.

The photos capture the Sindalah resort nearing completion

According to Pendleton, the images, published in a post titled “Neom is real,” prove that the project was moving forward.

“How to answer the naysayers about the incredible work being done in Neom?” he wrote.

They also show work progressing at the Oxagon site

“Show a cross-section of the world’s largest building site from the mountains to the sea,” he continued.

“Massive excavations on The Line, the future of island resorts on Sindalah. Moreover, the next generation of ports and logistics at Oxagon.”

Sindalah is set to open this year.

While the images of The Line show excavations and groundworks. The construction of the Sindalah resort appears much more advanced, with the structure of most hotel buildings complete.

Designed by Italian studio Luca Dini Design and Architecture. The luxury island resort in the Red Sea is planned to be the first of Neom’s regions to be completed.

According to Neom, it will begin welcoming guests in early 2024.

The images of The Line site show the groundwork stretching across the desert. Also, some of the structures built to house people working on the project.

His picture of Oxagon, designed by Danish studio BIG. It captures work progressing to develop the existing port on the Red Sea.

Several developments have been built to house Neom workers

Neom is one of the world’s largest and most controversial developments. Alongside The Line, Sindalah, and Oxagon, it will contain 10 regions. They include a ski resort named Trojena and a series of tourist resorts on the Gulf of Aqaba.The project faces human rights criticism, including allegations of forced evictions and death sentences.

Last year, experts from the UN Human Rights Council expressed “alarm” over the imminent executions. Saudi Arabia responded to the UN by denying abuses had taken place.

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