Towers of Dubai
is recognition of every minaret in Abu Dhabi and Dubai...but
more especially it's a tribute to the two towering masterpieces,
the Burj Al Arab seven star hotel and the new Burj Khalifa, destined
to be the tallest building in the world for some time to come.
These two outstanding
examples of fine architecture are absolutely futuristic.
Burj Al Arab seven star hotel
the ambitious Burj Khalifa (Dubai Tower) which currently completed is the World's tallest building. 170+
storeys and is rising to many more levels. (170+ storeys) Excavation
work started in January, 2004 and the tower is the most visible
part of a much larger development worth billions. On 21st July,
2007, Emaar Properties announced that the structure had become the
tallest building in the world at 512.1 metres. The previous 'tallest
building' was Taipei 101 in Taiwan, at 508 metres. NYC's Empire
State Building, New York, stands at 381 metres, and that feels very tall.
engineering support for the Dubai Tower project is a collaboration
between the USA, UAE and Samsung of South Korea, and the general
contractor is Samsung Corporation. This tower of concrete and steel
is being built to very high structural standards and includes a
hydraulic lifting system to actually raise its total height. A unique
concrete pumping method was devised just for this project. Here
is a futuristic model of the Burj Dubai which is projected for completion
at the end of 2008, with a probable final height rumoured to be
more than 700 metres: probably 880 metres?
Our site editor is
a travel writer and Internet entrepreneur focusing on the United
Arab Emirates and the United States. He is totally impressed by the World's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa. Is it really 880 metres tall now? This information is primarily
of architectural interest. Great for tourists. See our new Save
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last updated on
February 4, 2015
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