Dubai Creek Tower

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Dubai Creek Tower
برج خور دبي
The Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour1.jpg
The Model of The Tower
Dubai Creek Tower is located in Dubai
Dubai Creek Tower
Location within Dubai
Alternative names Lagoon Tower
General information
Status Under construction
Type Broadcast, restaurant and observation tower
Location Dubai Creek, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Coordinates 25°11′40″N 55°21′34″E / 25.1945°N 55.3594°E / 25.1945; 55.3594Coordinates: 25°11′40″N 55°21′34″E / 25.1945°N 55.3594°E / 25.1945; 55.3594
Construction started October 2016
Estimated completion 2020; 2 years' time (2020)
Opening 2021
Cost US$1 billion[1]
Height At least 1,000 m (3,300 ft).
Technical details
Floor count 210
Design and construction
Architect Santiago Calatrava
Developer Emaar Properties
Structural engineer Santiago Calatrava

Dubai Creek Tower (Arabic: برج خور دبي‎),[1] is an upcoming observation tower to be located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, at a preliminary cost of AED 3.67 billion (US$1 billion) and is expected to be completed in 2020.[2] The tower was initially known as The Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour.

Concept[edit]

The engineering company working on the project has revealed 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 will work 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 skies.[3]

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.[4]

In May 2017, the foundations for the Tower were completed. A video showing the construction so far was released in August 2017.[5]

Construction[edit]

In October 2016, Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum marked the groundbreaking of the tower, thus commencing construction.[6]

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