Dubai builds another record breaker
Dubai, who currently boast the tallest building in the world have begun construction of yet another record-breaking building. The first brick was laid out by Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum at Dubai Creek Harbour earlier in the year. The plan is to have the project complete in time for the Dubai Expo in 2020.
Some of the main features of The Tower will be the Pinnacle Room, a slender, streamlined structure with a needlepoint-like tip, as well as several garden observation decks, decorated with trees and other greenery. The buildings design will offer visitors a full 360-degree view of the city
One of the key design principles was to include multiple glass balcony’s, all of which are interconnected. The building will also boast a luxury hotel and 18 to 20 floors of shops, restaurants and other tourist facilities.
Once complete the building will surpass its close neighbour, The Burj Khalifa, in becoming the world’s tallest building. Unfortunately, it won’t hold onto the title for long with Saudi Arabia looking to complete the Jeddah Tower, a 3,280 ft-high tower around the same time early in 2020.
The competition for the world’s tallest buildings has real global appeal. Earlier this year, plans to build the 5,577 feet-high Sky Mile Tower in Tokyo were proposed by a group of New York architects. The proposed tower would offer multi-level open-air sky decks at every 320 metres and other shared public facilities. If the plan can get off the ground, it would seem the record holding days for the Jeddah Tower are already numbered.