It was called Sahara Towers when it was built, I was one of the very first residents, when there was only 2 towers.
It was in the middle of nowhere, with only one poor road, about 3 miles from the edge of town.
I lived there as it was being built, worked in King Faisal Specialist Hospital. 1977-82
At the time - there were no roads, no buildings - we were in the wasteland outside of Riyadh, about 3 miles from town.
The Germans built it - so it was one of the rare working buildings, unlike some of the damgerous ones I lived in downtown.