Dubai: Property developers of Dubai’s latest landmark – The Tower – have released a video providing an insight as to how the world’s tallest tower will look like.
The massive development project, which will be a “notch taller” than the Burj Khalifa’s 828 metres, according to Emaar Properties, will be located at the Dubai Creek Harbour in Ras Al Khor.
The height of the mega-structure has yet to be announced.
Emaar released the virtual tour of The Tower on Saturday, which depicts how Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava Valls envisioned the project once it is finally completed.
According to previous Gulf News reports, His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, described the tower as a unique architectural masterpiece on a par with Burj Khalifa and Eiffel Tower.
The caption of the video states: “In the heart of Dubai, surrounded by the ecosystem that is Dubai Creek Harbour, a vision is born. Built to exceed all limits, the new icon of the 21st century will become a part of your lifestyle, a friendly face that guides you home.”
The one-minute video clip takes viewers across different floors of Dubai’s new structure, which also features multiple observation decks and leisure options overlooking a sprawling city landscape.
The Dh3.65 billion project will also provide room for a boutique hotel, and according to Gulf News reports, The Tower will be the centrepiece of a 6 square kilometre master-development that will be the Dubai Creek Harbour.
"With designs influenced by the natural contours of the lily and the region’s Islamic culture, The Tower will be crowned by The Pinnacle Room, which opens to grand views of the sky," said Emaar on its website.
It added that The Tower will offer 360 degree views of the city, and will also provide a VIP Observation Garden Decks to, “recreate the splendour of the ‘Hanging Gardens of Babylon – one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.”
Who is Calatrava Valls?
Santiago Calatrava Valls is the architect behind The Tower.
Born in Valencia, Spain, he is also creator of internationally renowned structures, including: The World Trade Centre’s Transportation Hub in New York, Rio de Janeiro's Museum of Tomorrow and the Turning Torso in Malmö, Sweden, among others.
Source: Santiago Calatrava - Architects and Engineers