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Dubai Creek Tower
برج خور دبي
Dubai Creek Tower is located in Dubai
Dubai Creek Tower
Location within Dubai
Alternative namesLagoon Tower
General information
StatusUnder construction
TypeBroadcast, restaurant and observation tower
LocationDubai Creek, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Coordinates25°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 startedOctober 2016
Estimated completion2020 (2020)
Opening2021
CostUS$1 billion[1]
HeightAt least 828 m (2,717 ft). [2]
Design and construction
ArchitectSantiago Calatrava
DeveloperEmaar Properties
Structural engineerSantiago Calatrava

Dubai Creek Tower (Arabic: برج خور دبي‎)[1] is an observation tower under construction 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 2021 at the earliest.[3][4] The tower was initially known as The Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour.

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

Concept[edit]

The engineering company 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 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.[5]

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.[6]

Construction[edit]

In October 2016, Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum attended the groundbreaking of the tower which began the tower's construction with the planned opening being in 2021.[3]

In May 2017, the foundations for the Tower were completed. A video showing the construction so far was released in August 2017.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Dubai to build tower taller than Burj Khalifa". Dubai: MSN. 11 April 2016.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Dubai Creek Tower - The Skyscraper Center". www.skyscrapercenter.com. Retrieved 2020-01-10.
  3. ^ a b Heffernan, Shayne (May 26, 2017). "Dubai Real Estate: The Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour". Live Trading News. Retrieved June 11, 2017.
  4. ^ "Dubai Creek Tower - The Skyscraper Center". www.skyscrapercenter.com. Retrieved 2018-12-12.
  5. ^ Goodwin, Jamie (2016-06-16). "'The Tower' at Dubai Creek Harbour to emit a 'beacon of light' - ArabianBusiness.com". www.arabianbusiness.com. Retrieved 2016-09-10.
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2017-02-20. Retrieved 2017-02-17.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ "Watch: Foundations for Dubai Creek Tower completed". The National. Retrieved 2018-05-28.

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