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Emaar Properties has revealed that the new tower to be built at Dubai Creek Harbour will be 100 metres taller than the Burj Khalifa
The new tower will be 928 metres tall and is expected to usurp the title of the tallest building in the world from Burj Khalifa, which is 828 metres tall.
Emaar Properties chairman Mohamed Alabbar said that work on the project will begin in July. The US$1bn tower will be designed by the Spanish-Swiss architect Santiago Calatrava.
The new cable-tied tower is planned as the centrepiece to a 6 sq km master development based on the banks of Dubai’s creek close to the wildlife sanctuary at Ras Al Khor.
Earlier this year, at the project launch event, Alabbar had announced that the new tower will be “a notch” taller than the Burj Khalifa, without revealing the exact height. It is due to open by the time Dubai hosts the World Expo in 2020.
Emaar Properties has revealed that the area of the building will be twice that of Downtown Dubai, with a footprint of 1,200 ha. It is to have 2 km of creek side waterfront and will house 679mn sqm of residential space, 851,000 sqm of commercial property, 22 hotels with 4,400 rooms and 11.16mn sqm of retail.
The tower will have a “Pinnacle Room,” which will offer 360-degree views of the city and observation garden decks inspired by the Hanging Gardens of Babylon.