New Dubai tower taller than Burj Khalifa

Artist’s perception of the new US$1 billion tower, which will surpass the world’s tallest building.

The property developer responsible for the world’s tallest building, the 2,716foot tall Burj Khalifa in Dubai, plans to assemble another skyscraper in the emirate that will surpass the current titleholder, reported The Telegraph recently.

It’ll even be the principal highlight of its Dubai Creek redevelopment project.

The unnamed skyscraper, that will have a slim construction as well as a needlepoint -like point, was designed by architect Santiago Calatrava Valls, who is well-known for his futuristic works like the City of Sciences and Arts complex in Valencia, Spain.

It will likewise feature a luxury resort, 18 to 20 floors of stores, glass balconies that rotate on the outside, and other tourist facilities, said the developer. (Parc Riviera aka Parc Riviera Condo)

Construction work is set to commence in June this year and the tower is anticipated to be ready before the Dubai World Expo in 2020.

Meanwhile, two New York-based architectural firms recently proposed to build the 5,577ft high Sky Mile Tower in Tokyo, Japan.

Encompassed by means of an archipelago of islands made to safeguard the city from flooding, the skyscraper will feature shared public facilities and multi-level open-air sky decks at every 320 metres.

If strategies for the eco friendly complex are approved, it’ll be taller compared to the Jeddah Tower and could be ready by 2045.

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