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Rendering of the Azerbaijan Tower
|Former names||Tower of Khazar|
|Location||Khazar Islands, Azerbaijan|
|Estimated completion||2024 (planned)|
|Architectural||1,054 m (3,458 ft)|
|Floor area||7.56 million sqft.|
|Design and construction|
The $2 billion tower was 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. 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. All of these facilities are planned to be able to withstand up to magnitude 9.0 earthquakes. The city will be equipped with 150 bridges and a large municipal airport to connect the islands to the mainland.
Construction on the Azerbaijan Tower was planned to begin in 2015[when?] and be completed by around 2019. Later, this construction project was cancelled. The Khazar Islands are scheduled to be finished between 2020 and 2025. But taking into account the scope of the project, some specialists think it will be completed only after 2030.
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