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Dubai Creek Tower will be the observation tower of the City

By the year 2020, the Burj Khalifa will no longer hold the status of being world's tallest tower because it'll be surpassed by Dubai Creek Tower.

Dubai Creek Tower is considerably an upcoming observation tower of Dubai city to explore and the project is expected to be completed in 2020, at the time of World Expo. That is, after 10 years of the opening of the Burj Khalifa, the tallest skyscraper in the same city where the Burj Khalifa exists.

The Burj Khalifa currently holds the status of being the tallest tower in the world, it’s considered the highest engineering achievement in the history of architecture.  Before its inauguration,  the project was known as Burj Dubai, literal meaning is; Dubai Tower. The total height of the Burj Khalifa is 829.8 meters (2,722 ft) including the antenna.  Now, Dubai once again building the world’s tallest tower – Dubai Creek Tower, taller than Burj Khalifa.

Dubai Creek Tower. IMAGE CREDIT: Wikimedia

According to CNN, the Dubai Creek Tower is defined as a tower, not built to be habitable or for office work. It will surpass the Tokyo Skytree, the current record holder, by 964ft. The Jeddah Tower, on the other hand, will have 167 habitable floors (and 85 non-inhabitable floors) and will surpass the Burj Khalifa, currently the world’s tallest building, by 563ft.

The Jeddah Tower is considered as the first structure on the planet earth to reach the one-kilometre-height. It was expected to be completed by 2018, but now it’s scheduled to be completed by 2020. The height of Dubai Creek Tower will be the 928m according to The Skyscraper Center, that is, it’ll be the tallest tower in Dubai which will surpass the Burj Khalifa.

Emaar Properties will attempt to deliver the new Dubai Creek tower and a linked “mega-retail district” in time for Expo 2020 since Dubai won the right to hold the World Expo in 2020. The project of Dubai Creek Tower is expected to be completed in time for the World Expo in 2020 as it is now under-construction.

In short, by the year 2020, the Burj Khalifa will no longer hold the status of being world’s tallest skyscraper because it’ll be surpassed by Dubai Creek Tower. Then, the Burj Khalifa will be a tower followed by Dubai Creek Tower in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

According to What’s On, The tower is inspired by a blooming lily and will be an architectural and engineering marvel due to its eye-catchingly slender design, the delicate mesh-like structure around it and, of course, its mammoth size. It will cost around Dhs3.67 billion to construct.

The Dubai Creek Tower will be an observation centre of Dubai city. According to the Arabian Business, At the top will be an oval-shaped bud, housing ten observation decks, including The Pinnacle Room, which will offer 360-degree views of the city, according to a statement from engineering firm Aurecon, which will work with architect Santiago Calatrava on the project.

The architect behind the new US$1 billion tower says it will represent a nation like The Eiffel Tower, while Emaar chairman Mohamed Alabbar said it would probably “be a notch taller” than Burj Khalifa – currently the world’s tallest tower but due to be surpassed by the proposed 1km-high Kingdom Tower in Jeddah in 2018, reports The National.

According to Stepfeed.com, “news of the planned structure was announced earlier this year. Designed by Spanish-Swiss architect Santiago Calatrava Valls, the tower will be the centre fragment of the Dubai Creek Harbour progress managed by Emaar Properties. The earsplitting structure is expected to magnify Dubai to the world during Expo 2020, as the Eiffel Tower defined Paris during the 1889 World’s Fair.”

The Gulf News said that the developer said The Tower supports the goals of Dubai Plan 2021 to space the city as a global thing and leisure hub and will add real economic value by driving the calculation of the core sectors of tourism, hospitality, aviation and retail in the midst of others.

In conclusion, Dubai has accustomed to hits the world’s headlines through its achievements. It has reputation for building ultra-modern architecture and luxurious hub, which has transformed its skyline.

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Arif Mohammad

The Middle East’s Blogger, blogging on travel, lifestyles, employment, history, and technology. I am an Indian by nationality, working in the Middle East.

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