Dubai Creek Tower

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Dubai Creek Tower
برج خور دبي
The Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour1 (cropped).jpg
Dubai Creek Harbour with model of the Dubai Creek Tower
Alternative namesLagoon Tower
General information
StatusOn Hold (Suspended due to COVID-19 pandemic)[1][2]
TypeBroadcast, restaurant and observation tower
LocationDubai Creek, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Construction startedOctober 2016
Estimated completion- (-)
Opening-
CostUS$1 billion[3]
HeightAt least 828 m (2,717 ft).[4]
Design and construction
ArchitectSantiago Calatrava
DeveloperEmaar Properties
Structural engineerSantiago Calatrava

Dubai Creek Tower (Arabic: برج خور دبي‎) is a supported observation tower[5] under construction located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, at a preliminary cost of AED 3.67 billion (US$1 billion),[3] and it was expected to be completed in 2022 at the earliest but the completion date is unknown since as of now the tower is on hold because of the COVID-19 pandemic.[6][7] The tower was initially known as The Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour.

The final height has not been disclosed, but project developer Emaar officially talks about a minimum height of at least 828 metres (2,717 ft),[4] which is the height of Burj Khalifa, Dubai's tallest skyscraper. Upon completion, it will become the tallest supported tower in the world.[8]

Concept[edit]

Aurecon, the engineering firm working on the project stated that Dubai's new tallest tower will emit a 'beacon of light' from its peak at night. At the top will be an oval-shaped bud, housing ten observation decks, including The Pinnacle Room, which will offer 360-degree views of the city, according to a statement from engineering firm Aurecon, which is working with Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava on the project. "The Tower will test the craftsmanship of Aurecon as we play our part in making a mark on the built fabric of mankind," said Adrian Jones, Aurecon's project director for The Tower. "It is an absolute privilege to be entrusted by Santiago Calatrava and Emaar Properties to work on this project, and we have assembled a stellar team to bring this idea to life." The design includes a distinctive net of steel cable stays that attach to a central reinforced concrete core that will reach into the sky.[9]

Emaar Properties chairman Mohamed Alabbar described the new project as an "elegant monument" which is going to add value to property being developed by the company along the city's creek. "The tower will be slender, evoking the image of a minaret, and will be anchored to the ground with sturdy cables.

On 15 January 2017, a revised model of the original design was displayed at the Sales Center of the complex. The Observation deck height and the floor count was increased.

In February 2017, a rendering of the Tower appeared, which depicted it as a building supported by cables. Also, in one article, it was announced that the name of the tower will be Creek Tower.[10]

Construction[edit]

In October 2016, Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum attended the groundbreaking for the tower which began the tower's construction with the planned opening being in 2020.[6]

A video showing the construction so far was released in August 2017.[11] In May 2018, BESIX subsidiary Six Construct completed the foundations for the Tower.[12]

On April 4, 2020, Emaar Properties, developer of the Tower and surrounding area, halted construction temporarily due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[1] As of December 7, 2020, the suspension of construction was declared indefinitely until the government allows work to resume once the pandemic is under control.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Cornwell, Hadeel Al Sayegh, Alexander (2020-04-06). "Dubai's Emaar suspends construction projects due to virus - sources". Reuters. Retrieved 2020-12-26.
  2. ^ a b Fattah, Zainab; Odeh, Layan; Omar, Abeer Abu; Cranny, Manus (2020-12-07). "Dubai's Largest Developer Halts New Projects as Glut Hits Values". Bloomberg News. Retrieved 2020-12-26.
  3. ^ a b Huen, Eustacia. "The World's Tallest Tower Is Estimated to Cost $1 Billion". Forbes. Retrieved 2020-12-26.
  4. ^ a b "Dubai Creek Tower - The Skyscraper Center". www.skyscrapercenter.com. Retrieved 10 January 2020.
  5. ^ "Dubai Creek Tower - The Skyscraper Center". www.skyscrapercenter.com. Retrieved 2020-07-27.
  6. ^ a b Heffernan, Shayne (26 May 2017). "Dubai Real Estate: The Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour". Live Trading News. Retrieved 11 June 2017.
  7. ^ "Dubai Creek Tower - The Skyscraper Center". www.skyscrapercenter.com. Retrieved 12 December 2018.
  8. ^ "Dubai Creek Tower - The Skyscraper Center". www.skyscrapercenter.com. Retrieved 2021-03-17.
  9. ^ Goodwin, Jamie (16 June 2016). "'The Tower' at Dubai Creek Harbour to emit a 'beacon of light' - ArabianBusiness.com". www.arabianbusiness.com. Retrieved 10 September 2016.
  10. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 20 February 2017. Retrieved 17 February 2017.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  11. ^ "Watch: Foundations for Dubai Creek Tower completed". The National. Retrieved 28 May 2018.
  12. ^ "Milestone reached on record-breaking Dubai tower". www.theconstructionindex.co.uk. Retrieved 2021-01-14.

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