A new project from Emaar Properties is about to happen. Last week, the leading global property developer unveiled its plans to build the world's Tallest Tower in the Middle Eastern emirate. The goal is to exceed slightly in height the Burj Khalifa that holds the title up until now.
In the Emaar Properties’ announcement is noted the Dubai's aspiration to create itself as a worldwide venture and tourism center. The country aspires to take over modern megaprojects, such as artificial islands off its coast or an indoor ski slope. The plans that the company has are to construct the tower before hosts the World Expo fair in 2020.
This new development will not be for residents. Moreover, it is going to be provided an observation deck and maybe a small hotel. More specifically, it will be placed in a yet-to-be built 6-square-kilometer residential and retail region close to the creek of Dubai and not far away from a wildlife sanctuary.
The new construction will have the name “The Tower” and it has been designed by Santiago Calatrava Valls a Spanish-Swiss architect, who also has previous experience working on the railway station at the rebuilt World Trade Center site in New York. The title of the tallest building of the world seems to create a kind of race with the time for the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia. Jeddah Economic Co. hopes to open the world's future tallest skyscraper, which will include condos, office space and hotel rooms, by 2019.
Everybody in Dubai, hopes the new project to be as successful as the Burj Khalifa which has turned into a tourist attraction and the city’s most attractive historic point.