Meraas Tower

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Meraas Tower
General information
Status Cancelled [1]
Location Jumeirah Garden City, Dubai.
Construction started 2009
Estimated completion 2013
Opening Unknown
Height
Antenna spire 550 m (1,804 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 112
Design and construction
Architect Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture.
Developer Maraas

Meraas Tower was a supertall skyscraper 600 m (1,968 ft) tall, which was proposed to be constructed in Jumeirah Garden City, Dubai. When completed it would have been one of the tallest skyscrapers in Dubai. The tower design had a series of faceted surfaces that would help light and air travel throughout the building. The faceted shapes were projected to maximize energy generation, balance natural light, and offer 360-degree views of the city below. They also would create natural atrium spaces as the building ascended, allowing the creation of naturally lit sky gardens. Exposing the intermediate floors would have made it seem as if the structure was composed of four smaller towers stacked one on top of another. Meraas Tower was to include 300,000 square meters of hotel, convention, commercial and retail spaces. However, in 2009, the tower was cancelled.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "Meraas Tower". skyscraperpage.com. Retrieved 30 March 2013. 

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