The city of Dubai often entices the international visitors with luxury service, high-end shopping and lush greenery uncommon in a dessert. But now the Emirate has another reason to celebrate and boast. Emaar Properties has announced that they will be building a new skyscraper taller than the Burj Khalifa.
Presently called as ‘The Tower’, will be taller the current World’s tallest building and, will be constructed by the same company behind the Burj Khalifa. Chairman of Emaar Properties, Mohamed Alabbar announced their plans of completing the construction by 2020. This architectural achievement is another brilliant tourist tactic by the Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, as it coincides with the Dubai World Expo 2020.
The Tower will be built in the centre of a 6 square kilometre Dubai Creek project. The redevelopment project is also a part of the plan as it will create a residential and retail district around the skyscraper which is promised to be another international icon that Dubai will have under its belt.
Designed by the Spanish-Swiss Architect Santiago Calatrava Valls, the design is said to have a slender and streamlined structure with elements inspired by the Hanging Gardens at Babylon. The Tower will also have shops, restaurants, and tourist facilities besides the 360-degree view glass balconies and several observation decks.
But don’t fret if you are booking your flight now and planning on visiting Dubai; you can always visit the Burj Khalifa, which is still the tallest building in the world.