Posted By:Infra Bazaar
UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, made the marking for an iconic tower that will be the world’s tallest tower when completed in 2020 at Dubai creek harbor called “The Tower”.
The majestic tower will delineate a new skyline which will feature grand observation decks with a 360 degree view of the city embracing the future with advanced digital lifestyle features. The Tower will further strengthen the UAE’s reputation of building innovative monuments and structures which will be considered as a marvel in architectural engineering and construction. The project will even eclipse Burj Khalifa which is the tallest building in the world so far.
The Tower will be built in a 6 sq km area at Dubai Creek Harbour. The mega-structure will be located just 10 minutes from the Dubai International Airport and will serve as a pivotal project for tourists and visitors from around the world. The Tower is designed by Spanish/Swiss architect and engineer Santiago Calatrava Valls. The waterfront development is a joint venture between Emaar Properties and Dubai Holding. It is located just off the Dubai Creek which is the birthplace of Dubai’s history and culture; it is also in close proximity to the Ras Al Khor National Wildlife Sanctuary, protected under the UNESCO Ramsar Convention.
HE Mohammad Al Gergawi said: “The Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour will be the tallest in the world which will present a new phase of development to the world complying with the vision of HH Sheikh Mohammed. The iconic tower will take humanity to a higher point in its development, adding to our national pride in our path-breaking achievements. The Tower is one of the outcomes of the strategic partnership between Dubai Holding and Emaar Properties. The Tower will further strengthen the tourism sector; diversify our economy reinforcing the sound economic stature of the UAE globally. The Tower is part of a smart city development, providing a new and distinguished lifestyle, and will be completed by 2020 along with a number of strategic and pioneering projects that are being undertaken here, setting global benchmarks.”
HE Al Gergawi added: “The groundbreaking of The Tower is another historic moment for the UAE, as we mark the construction of another icon that will add to the UAE’s civic pride. At the heart of Dubai Creek Harbour, the super-tall structure will create lasting value and serve as one of the must-visit tourist destinations in the city.
From Burj Al Arab, Emirates Towers, Burj Khalifa and now The Tower, Dubai has been the centre of innovation for super tall structures and has pioneered many such developments in design, architecture and engineering. The oil rich state is certainly pushing its boundaries in every aspect. The project is scheduled to finish under extremely aggressive time line and the proposal is to finish it before Expo 2020 Dubai.
The Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour supports the goals of Dubai Plan 2021 to establish the city as a global business and leisure hub which will add real economic value through driving the growth of core sectors of tourism, hospitality, aviation and retail among others.