DMCC to build world’s tallest commercial building

taipei  dayminThe DMCC tower is expected to be taller than the 508 metres tall Taipei 101 tower in Taiwan. (Image source: daymin/Flickr)The Dubai Multi Commodities Center (DMCC) has announced plans to build the tallest commercial tower in the world

The exact height of the tower has not yet been confirmed, but according to DMCC sources, the tower will surpass the height of the Burj Al Alam in Dubai's Business Bay and Taipei 101 (pictured) in Taiwan, which stands at 508 metres.

DMCC executive chairman Ahmad Bin Sulayem declined to give a specific details about the height of the tower, but said, “We are going to look at who else is building the tallest tower in the world and we’re going to make sure we are taller than that.”

Sulayem explained that, unlike the Burj Khalifa, the tower would be classified as commercial. The DMCC executive chairman also hinted that the proposed height for the steel structure tower could change, considering that when it previously built the Almas Tower in Dubai's Jumeirah Lake Towers, DMCC went from the original 40 to about 70 floors.

The proposed tower, along with the planned DMCC Business Park, will form part of DMCC’s expansion strategy to cater to large corporations and multinational companies. The business park will comprise 107,000 sq meters of premium commercial and retail space.

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