The United Arab Emirates (U.A.E) is gradually taking over the world with its wonderful architecture, one can talk of all the Gulf countries like Kuwait, Oman, Qatar with great architectural work but looks like Dubai is giving the rest a run for their money.
Reports according to the Dubai Government Media, the country is set to embark on a project to build the world’s tallest tower which is said to be estimated at $1 billion up wards. This project is said to be taller than the Burj Khalifa which is currently the world’s tallest with a height of (828 m/ 2,716 ft).
The chairman of Emaar Properties, Mohamed Alabbar who’s company was behind the construction of the Burj Khalifa revealed last April that his company will once again be working on the new project. The developers are aiming to execute the contract before the Dubai World Expo in 2020.
The Mega project was designed by Spanish-Swiss architect Santiago Calatrava Valls, who is noted for his futuristic structures such as the City of Arts and Science complex in Valencia, Spain and New York City’s new World Trade Centre Transportation Hub.
The tower’s interior will include The Pinnacle Room, a slender, streamlined structure with needlepoint-like tip, as well as several “garden” observation desks, decorated with trees and other greenery, which will offer 360 degree views sof the city.
“The Tower will also feature glass balconies that rotate outside the wall of the tower, as well as a luxury hotel and 18 to 20 floors of shops, restaurants and other tourist facilities, the company said. It will also be built in the same area as the The Address Downtown, the company’s 63-storey luxury hotel that went up in flames on New Year’s Eve last year.”