Chelsea Tower

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Chelsea Tower
Dubai night skyline.jpg
Chelsea Tower on Sheikh Zayed Road (building on the left)
General information
Status Complete
Type Mixed use
Location Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Coordinates 25°12′41.56″N 55°16′27.56″E / 25.2115444°N 55.2743222°E / 25.2115444; 55.2743222Coordinates: 25°12′41.56″N 55°16′27.56″E / 25.2115444°N 55.2743222°E / 25.2115444; 55.2743222
Construction started 2002
Completed 2005
Opening 2005
Owner Husein Haji
Height
Antenna spire 250 m (820 ft)
Roof 230 m (755 ft)
Top floor 182 m (597 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 49
Floor area 65,920 m2 (709,557 sq ft)
Design and construction
Architect Atkins

Chelsea Tower is a 250 m (820 ft) skyscraper located on Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The 49 storey building is occupied by a hotel and residential apartments. Chelsea Tower is the 17th-tallest building in Dubai, and one of the tallest residential buildings in the world. The tower stands out in the Dubai skyline due to its distinctive shape, cladding and lighting. When completed in 2005, Chelsea Tower was the fifth tallest building in the city.

Chelsea Tower during its construction took over name of 'Al Salam Tower II' after its older next door building Union Tower, which underwent construction as 'Al Salam Tower' Project but it changed its name after purchase.

Its design features astonishing white diagonal spine that stretches from the ground to its apex at a height of 250m, and two wings of the top ornament join to form a perfectly square aperture, at the centre of which a 40-meter needle is suspended.

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