Azerbaijan Tower

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Azerbaijan Tower
Azərbaycan Qala
Azerbaijan Tower.jpg
Rendering of the Azerbaijan Tower
Former namesTower of Khazar
General information
TypeMixed Use
Architectural styleNeo-Futurism
Megatall skyscraper
LocationKhazar Islands, Azerbaijan
Coordinates40°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
Cost$2–3 billion[1]
Architectural1,054 m (3,458 ft)
Technical details
Floor count189
Floor area7.56 million sqft.
Design and construction
DeveloperAvesta Concern

The Azerbaijan Tower is a visionary[2] megatall skyscraper that is intended to be constructed on the Khazar Islands, 25 km (16 mi) south of Baku, Azerbaijan.[3]


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.[4][5][6]

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.[4][7][8] 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.[4][7][9] All of these facilities are planned to be able to withstand up to magnitude 9.0 earthquakes.[3][9] The city will be equipped with 150 bridges and a large municipal airport to connect the islands to the mainland.[4][7][10]

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".[8][11][12]

Construction on the Azerbaijan Tower was planned to begin in 2015[when?] and be completed by around 2019.[4] Later, this construction project was cancelled.[citation needed] The Khazar Islands are scheduled to be finished between 2020 and 2025.[10][13][14] But taking into account the scope of the project, some specialists think it will be completed only after 2030.[15]

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  1. ^ "Carbon-Fiber Tape Takes Elevators To New Heights". Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. June 30, 2013.
  2. ^ "Azerbaijan Tower - The Skyscraper Center". Retrieved 2020-06-16.
  3. ^ a b "Azerbaijan to build world's tallest skyscraper". Azernews. January 30, 2012.
  4. ^ a b c d e Medina, Samuel (February 9, 2012). "Azerbaijan To Build One Kilometer-Tall Skyscraper". Architizer. Archived from the original on July 4, 2013. Retrieved May 22, 2012.
  5. ^ Quick, Darren (February 9, 2012). "World's tallest building proposed for Azerbaijan". Gizmag.
  6. ^ Taylor, Adam (February 9, 2012). "INTRODUCING THE AZERBAIJAN TOWER: Soon To Be The World's Tallest Building". Business Insider.
  7. ^ 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.
  8. ^ a b Alexander, Anila (April 13, 2012). "Azerbaijan Plans World's Tallest Tower At 'New Venice' (PHOTOS)". International Business Times.
  9. ^ a b Medina, Samuel (February 9, 2012). "Azerbaijan's Plans for a One Kilometer-Tall Skyscraper". The Altlantic Cities.
  10. ^ a b Cameron, Charley (February 10, 2012). "Azerbaijan's Avesta Group Unveils Plan to Build New World's Tallest Tower". Inhabitat.
  11. ^ Evgrashina, Lada; Antidze, Margarita (April 12, 2012). "Azerbaijan plans 'new Venice'". Toronto Sun.
  12. ^ Dewsbury, Rick (April 12, 2012). "Azerbaijan reveals plans for world's tallest building at 3,500ft high". Mail Online.
  13. ^ Khawaja, Moign (April 15, 2012). "Azerbaijan Tower to challenge Burj Khalifa's glory". Arabian Gazette.
  14. ^ Li, Roland (February 9, 2012). "Azerbaijan Tower: The Next Tallest Building in the World? (SLIDESHOW)". International Business Times.
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