Emaar finally reveals height of The Tower which is scheduled to be built at the Dubai Creek Harbour.
Dubai will become the abode of the tallest tower to exist in the world which will be surpassing the tallest building in the world Burj Khalifa, Dubai.
The tower which was earlier mentioned to be taller by the Burj Khalifa by “a notch”, will actually be taller than the Dubai Burj Khalifa by 100 metres (approx 328 feet).
Mohammed Alabbar, Chairman of Emaar Properties PJSC, revealed this detail of the iconic tower to be in a recent interview held with CNN.
The $1 billion Tower will be built at Dubai Creek Harbour by the infrastructure developer, that already holds the title for the construction of the building which is the tallest building in the world, Dubai’s iconic Burj Khalifa.
Alabbar has also shed light on the details of the beginning of the construction of the tower.
He mentioned that work will start on the project to build the tower next month.
Earlier this year, at the project launch event of the tower, Alabbar had also announced that the new tower would be “a notch” taller than the Burj Khalifa, without revealing the exact height of the tower. It is expected to be fully constructed and open by the time the UAE hosts the World Expo 2020.
The Tower serves as the vibrant core of Dubai Creek Harbour, a 6 sq. km world-class master planned development that is two times the size of Downtown Dubai and located 10 minutes form the Dubai International airport.
The new tower is designed by Spanish-Swiss architect Santiago Calatrava Valls and it will not be a typical skyscraper which are generally seen but more of a cable-supported spire which will contain everything from observation decks to hanging garden to other tourist facilitated set ups..
With over 6.79 million sq m of residential space, 11.16 million sq m of retail precincts, 851,000 sq m of commercial property and 22 hotels with 4,400 rooms, Dubai Creek Harbour serves as a strong economic accelerator for the city of Dubai.
Talking about the huge mall in the new district, the chairman said that the mall would be substantially larger than Dubai Mall.
“Our [Dubai Mall] corridors, even though when we designed it are 30 per cent bigger than traditional shopping mall corridors, we still got it wrong. I think we need to do more. We need to get it a little bit bigger,” he said.
“But I think size is not the issue. I think architecture, technology and changing the shopping experience. With the digital world, e-commerce . you really don’t go shopping anymore. You’re going for the environment, to entertain, to eat, to communicate and to shop.”
Alabbar said the tower will comprise with a lot of recreational scope including a boutique hotel, vertical gardens, a 360-degree observation platform, restaurants and function hall spaces.
The new tower would be 928m in height, beating the Burj Khalifa, which is 828m tall from the ground.
The 1km high Kingdom Tower which will be built in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; is all set to claim the title of the world’s tallest building by 2019, which is the expected date set by the developers and should be kept in mind while listing the tallest structures in the world too.
The Tower which will be set up on the ground of Deira will be set to inaugurate in 2020 but at the same time, it will still fall short of the gigantic 1000m height of the Kingdom Tower which is a future project which will someday complete itself by 2019 too.
The UAE and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will surely have these unique pieces of architecture built in their regions which is expected to strike the tourists and visitors with a lot of admiration and appreciation.