Oil rich Dubai is set to beat its own record by constructing the world’s tallest tower with the developer Emaar revealing
that the tower will be “a notch” taller than the Burj Khalifa (the world’s tallest skyscraper).
Chairman of Emaar Mohamed Alabbar told reporters as he revealed details of the project that the viewing tower will cost around $1bn and will be taller than Burj Khalifa.
Alabbar said his company would like to present the tower as a “gift to the city before 2020,” the year Dubai hosts the world Expo trading fair.
He also informed that the final height will be announced upon completion of the towering skyscrapper.
Continuing, Alabbar revealed that the building will be designed by Spanish-Swiss architect Santiago Calatrava Valls.
“The tower will have observation decks, in addition to 18 to 20 mixed-use floors that will host restaurants and a boutique hotel,” Alabbar said.
He described the new structure as an “elegant monument” which would add value to property being developed by the company along the city’s creek.
“Many would like to have a view” when considering buying a property. The tower will be slender, evoking the image of a minaret, and will be anchored to the ground with sturdy cables, Alabbar added.
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