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Neom photos of the Line foundations
Video reveals construction progressing on The Line in Neom

Dezeen Agenda features news that Saudi Arabia is scaling back The Line's timescales

The latest edition of our weekly Dezeen Agenda newsletter features news that Saudi Arabia has lowered the predicted number of residents planned for The Line by 2030. Subscribe to Dezeen Agenda now.

News agency Bloomberg reported that officials expect The Line – the 170-kilometre-long linear city being designed as part of Neom – to house fewer than 300,000 people by 2030.

A source also said that just 2.4 kilometres of The Line's total 170 kilometres will be completed by 2030, and a document seen by Bloomberg revealed that at least one of The Line's contractors has begun dismissing some of the workers it employs on the site.

The Line under construction
The Line, under construction, is now due to house fewer than 300,000 people by 2030

This week's newsletter also featured Dolce & Gabbana's plans for a supertall skyscraper in Miami and the death of Italian designer and architect Gaetano Pesce.

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