Video shows progress of Dubai's new tower that will be 100m taller than the Burj Khalifa
The excavation phase of Dubai's soon-to-be tallest structure, The Tower, is now complete.
A clip released by Dubai Media Office shows the progress made on the new landmark. So far, 170,000 cubic metres has been excavated, and over one million hours have gone into the project, including constuction work as well as planning and testing.
Should the project continue at this rate, we have no doubt that it will be finished by its proposed 2020 deadline.
If you’re new to Dubai or unfamiliar with the development, here’s what you need to know…
The Tower is set to be 100 metres taller than the Burj Khalifa, which, at 828 metres, is currently the tallest building in the world. It will feature a viewing deck with rotating balconies to give guests a 360-degree view of the city.
There will also be VIP viewing areas, made to resemble the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
Speaking on the development, the chairman of Emaar, Mohamed Alabbar previously stated the ambitious project “will serve as a beacon of hope and positivity for the city and the region.” This theme will be carried out through the project’s design – a light will shine from the top of the tower at night.
The project was designed by the same mastermind responsible for the Chicago Spire and the Calgary Peace Bridge, Santiago Calatrava Valls.
Once complete, the striking landmark that was inspired by lily flower and traditional minarets will form part of Dubai Creek Harbour, a brand new multi-purpose location designed to act as a pioneer for integrated living.