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  1. Forget Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, this new building is set to become the world’s tallest structure

Forget Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, this new building is set to become the world’s tallest structure

Dubai's next project is to create an even bigger skyscraper. The deep foundation testing for Dubai Creek Tower, which is set to eclipse the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest structure, was successfully completed last month as experts cleared the skyscraper’s complex design.

By: | New Delhi | Published: January 9, 2018 12:32 PM
Set ti become world’ tallest structure (Source: His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum/ Twitter)

If you’ve ever been to Dubai, you know that there are architectural marvels around every corner. That includes the world’s tallest building, known as the Burj Khalifa, which is 2,722 feet high above the desert floor. Apparently, though, it’s not tall enough, because Dubai’s next project is to create an even bigger skyscraper. The deep foundation testing for Dubai Creek Tower, which is set to eclipse the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest structure, was successfully completed last month as experts cleared the skyscraper’s complex design. Fugro, a Dutch multinational company that provides geotechnical and survey services, completed the testing for the 928-metre (3,045-foot) structure being built by Emaar Properties in the Dubai Creek Harbour complex. Media reports suggest that the structure will be completed in time for the Dubai Expo 2020.

Emaar Properties have described the Dubai Creek Tower as a monument to the world whose design was inspired by the lily flower and traditional minarets. The tower was designed by neo-futuristic Spanish-Swiss architect Santiago Calatrava. Every day following sunset, the tower will emit a “beacon of light” from its peak.

The tower will be located minutes away from Dubai international airport. The tower will have several observation decks with 360-degree views of Dubai Creek Harbour and the city. The tower also overlooks the Ras Al Khor wildlife sanctuary and will be close to the world’s largest shopping mall, which too will be built by Emaar Properties.

Opening in 2020, it is also expected to house a boutique hotel, restaurants, and glass balconies that rotate outside the wall of the tower. The tower has been likened to a modern-day Eiffel Tower that can act as a magnet for the tourists.

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