Emirates Towers

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Emirates Towers
أبراج الإمارات
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The Emirates Towers are the tallest two buildings coming from the left.
General information
Location Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Coordinates 25°13′02″N 55°16′59″E / 25.21722°N 55.28306°E / 25.21722; 55.28306Coordinates: 25°13′02″N 55°16′59″E / 25.21722°N 55.28306°E / 25.21722; 55.28306
Construction started 1996
Completed 2000
Height
Roof 355 m (1,165 ft),[1] 309 m (1,014 ft)[2]
Technical details
Floor count 54,[1] 56[2]
Lifts/elevators 17,[1] 12[2]
Design and construction
Architect NORR Architects Engineers Planners
Main contractor Brookfield Multiplex, Besix[3]
References
[1][2]

The Emirates Towers (Arabic: أبراج الإمارات‎) complex contains the Emirates Office Tower and Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel. The two towers, which rise to 355 m (1,165 ft) and 309 m (1,014 ft), respectively, stand as the 23rd [4] and 47th tallest buildings in the world.[5] The two towers are connected by a 9,000 m² (96,875 ft²) two-storey retail complex known as "The Boulevard". The Emirates Towers complex is located on the Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and is a symbol of the city of Dubai. The Emirates Towers was constructed by the construction wing of Al_Ghurair_Investment group[6]

A curiosity of the design is that the towers have a similar number of floors; the taller office tower actually contains 54 floors, while the hotel tower contains 56 floors. This is because the individual floor heights of the office tower are greater than that of the hotel.

The Emirates Towers complex is set in over 570,000 m² (42 acres) of gardens, with lakes, waterfalls and public seating areas. There is parking space for up to 1,800 cars.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Emirates Tower One - The Skyscraper Center". Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Emirates Tower Two - The Skyscraper Center". Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. 
  3. ^ "Emirates Tower One". Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. Retrieved 24 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "100 Tallest Buildings in the World". Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. Retrieved 1 May 2012. 
  5. ^ "World's Tallest Skyscrapers". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2008-01-27. 
  6. ^ http://www.emirates247.com/eb247/companies-markets/construction/emirates-financial-towers-glass-works-on-schedule-2008-11-09-1.230694

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