Azerbaijan Tower

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Azerbaijan Tower
Azerbaijan Tower.jpg
Rendering of the Azerbaijan Tower
General information
Status Planned[1]
Type Mixed Use
Architectural style Neo-Futurism
Megatall skyscraper
Location Khazar Islands, Azerbaijan
Coordinates 40°14′29″N 49°38′03″E / 40.24134°N 49.634242°E / 40.24134; 49.634242Coordinates: 40°14′29″N 49°38′03″E / 40.24134°N 49.634242°E / 40.24134; 49.634242
Construction started TBD (planned)
Estimated completion 2019
Cost $2–3 billion[2]
Owner Azerbaijan
Architectural 1,054 m (3,458 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 189
Floor area 7.56 million sqft.
Lifts/elevators 69
Design and construction
Developer Avesta Concern

Azerbaijan Tower is a planned[3] megatall skyscraper to be constructed on the Khazar Islands, 25 km (16 mi) south of Baku, Azerbaijan.[4]


The president of the Avesta Group of Companies, Ibrahim Ibrahimov, stated that the Azerbaijan Tower would rise to about 1,051 m (3,448 ft) with 189 floors.[5][6][7]

The $2 billion tower is to be the centerpiece of the Khazar Islands, a $100 billion city of 41 artificial islands that will spread 3,000 hectares over the Caspian Sea.[5][8][9] The city is being planned to house 1 million residents, contain 150 schools, 50 hospitals and daycare centers, numerous parks, shopping malls, cultural centers, university campuses, and a Formula 1 quality racetrack.[5][8][10] All of these facilities are planned to be able to withstand up to magnitude 9.0 earthquakes.[4][10] The city will be equipped with 150 bridges and a large municipal airport to connect the islands to the mainland.[5][8][11]

Ibrahim told reporters that American, Turkish, Arab and Chinese investors have already shown their interest in the project that will be, in his words, like a "new Venice".[9][12][13]

Construction on the Azerbaijan Tower is set to begin soon[when?] and will be completed around 2019.[5] The Khazar Islands are scheduled to be finished between 2020 and 2025.[11][14][15]

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  2. ^ "Carbon-Fiber Tape Takes Elevators To New Heights". Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. June 30, 2013. 
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  4. ^ a b "Azerbaijan to build world’s tallest skyscraper". Azernews. January 30, 2012. 
  5. ^ a b c d e Medina, Samuel (February 9, 2012). "Azerbaijan To Build One Kilometer-Tall Skyscraper". Architizer. 
  6. ^ Quick, Darren (February 9, 2012). "World's tallest building proposed for Azerbaijan". Gizmag. 
  7. ^ Taylor, Adam (February 9, 2012). "INTRODUCING THE AZERBAIJAN TOWER: Soon To Be The World's Tallest Building". Business Insider. 
  8. ^ a b c Iliaifar, Amir (February 10, 2012). "$2 billion Azerbaijan Tower to usurp Saudi Arabia’s Kingdom Tower as world’s tallest". Digital Trends. 
  9. ^ a b Alexander, Anila (April 13, 2012). "Azerbaijan Plans World’s Tallest Tower At ‘New Venice’ (PHOTOS)". International Business Times. 
  10. ^ a b Medina, Samuel (February 9, 2012). "Azerbaijan's Plans for a One Kilometer-Tall Skyscraper". The Altlantic Cities. 
  11. ^ a b Cameron, Charley (February 10, 2012). "Azerbaijan’s Avesta Group Unveils Plan to Build New World’s Tallest Tower". Inhabitat. 
  12. ^ Evgrashina, Lada; Antidze, Margarita (April 12, 2012). "Azerbaijan plans 'new Venice'". Toronto Sun. 
  13. ^ Dewsbury, Rick (April 12, 2012). "Azerbaijan reveals plans for world's tallest building at 3,500ft high". Mail Online. 
  14. ^ Khawaja, Moign (April 15, 2012). "Azerbaijan Tower to challenge Burj Khalifa’s glory". Arabian Gazette. 
  15. ^ Li, Roland (February 9, 2012). "Azerbaijan Tower: The Next Tallest Building in the World? (SLIDESHOW)". International Business Times. 

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