Dubai Creek Tower
|Dubai Creek Tower|
برج خور دبي
|Alternative names||Lagoon Tower|
|Status||On Hold (Suspended due to COVID-19 pandemic)|
|Type||Broadcast, restaurant and observation tower|
|Location||Dubai Creek, Dubai, United Arab Emirates|
|Construction started||October 2016|
|Height||At least 828 m (2,717 ft).|
|Design and construction|
|Structural engineer||Santiago Calatrava|
Dubai Creek Tower (Arabic: برج خور دبي) is a supported observation tower under construction located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, at a preliminary cost of AED 3.67 billion (US$1 billion), 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. 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), which is the height of Burj Khalifa, Dubai's tallest skyscraper. Upon completion, it will become the tallest supported tower in the world.
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.
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.
On April 4, 2020, Emaar Properties, developer of the Tower and surrounding area, halted construction temporarily due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 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.
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