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Emaar announces the world’s tallest tower

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Dubai is known to remain in the limelight by pursuing the tallest, largest, longest policy. Keeping in line with Dubai’s goal, Emmar Properties has unveiled a tower which will surpass Burj Khalifa, currently the tallest tower in the world, by a 100 meters.

The new tower is located in the developer’s new Dubai Creek Harbour and will be taller than the Burj Khalifa, confirmed Emaar Properties chief Mohamed Alabbar.

The construction work on The Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour is set to start by next month.

The Tower will have a boutique hotel, few floors of gardens, restaurants, observation decks and function halls.

The Tower is expectd to cost a whopping $1 billion and design has been inspired by the Islamic “minaret” structure as well as a lily bud.

The Tower designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, the man behind Rio de Janeiro’s Museum of Tomorrow, Athen’s Olympic Sports Complex, and Malmö’s Turning Torso Tower, will comprise of residential and leisure features including a 360 viewing deck ‘The Pinnacle Room’, and a VIP observation deck with landscaping meant to recreate the “splendour of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon.” said Mr. Alabbar.

It will also feature fully glazed rotating balconies that extend outward, rotating outside the skin of the tower, as well as a boutique hotel for visitors.

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.

The Tower will be part of the Dubai Creek Harbour, a 6 sq km development twice the size of Emaar’s Downtown Dubai.

The Tower at Dubai Creek is expected to be completed for the Dubai Expo trade fair in 2020, the same year that the Kingdom Tower in Jeddah, another contender for the title of the world’s tallest building, is due to be finished.