1 Dubai

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1 Dubai
General information
Status Never built
Location Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Coordinates 24°58′56″N 55°24′10″E / 24.9822°N 55.4029°E / 24.9822; 55.4029Coordinates: 24°58′56″N 55°24′10″E / 24.9822°N 55.4029°E / 24.9822; 55.4029
Height
Antenna spire over 600 m (2,000 ft)
Design and construction
Architect Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
Developer Meraas

1 Dubai was a complex of three skyscrapers proposed for Jumeirah Garden City in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Tower 1 would have been the tallest and Towers 2 and 3 much shorter. Although the planned height was never officially released, various heights over 600 m (2,000 ft) were suggested,[1][2] with the intention to be taller than Burj Khalifa which was under construction at the time. The complex was designed by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, and the developer was Meraas.[1][3]

The structure of the building would have been connected by a series of glass skybridges and at the base of the skyscraper there would have been grand arched entrances, that would have allowed boats to travel underneath the building and into a central atrium space.[3] The mixed-use development would have included a hotel, residential, commercial, retail and entertainment space totaling over 800,000 m2 (8,600,000 sq ft).[3] In March 2009, the project was cancelled.[1][why?]

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  1. ^ a b c "Meraas stops work on Dubai towers". Construction News. 5 March 2009. Retrieved 15 June 2010. 
  2. ^ "Emporis: 1 Dubai, Tower 1". Emporis.com. Retrieved 15 June 2010. 
  3. ^ a b c "Emporis News: AS+GG charges up for AC Towers". Emporis.com. 27 May 2008. Retrieved 15 June 2010. 

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