Towering at 2,722 feet, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai currently stands as the world’s tallest building. However, that title will soon be contested by The Tower, a building slated to be completed by 2020 which will cost approximately $1 billion to construct.
The Prime Minister of Dubai Rashid Al Maktoum recently officiated the building’s groundbreaking ceremony. The Tower, spearheaded by Emaar Properties and Dubai Holding, soaring at 3,045 feet, will become the world’s tallest building once it is completed.
The Tower is being designed by renowned architect Santiago Calatrava, who also brought us the World Trade Centre Transportation Hub in NYC and the Allen Lambert Galleria in Toronto. Not unlike the Burj Kahlifa, this waterfront property will include luxury residences as well as commercial spaces.
Attractions will include the VIP Observation Garden around the building which will offer a 360-degree view of the skyline, a garden not unlike the once famous Hanging Gardens of Babylon and plenty of “green corridors”.