The architect behind a new US$1 billion Dubai tower that will stand higher than Burj Khalifa says it will represent a nation like The Eiffel Tower. The Paris landmark was built for the 1889 Paris Expo.
Now Dubai’s Emaar Properties is aiming to emulate that architectural impact as preparations get under way for Dubai’s own Expo 2020.
Emaar Properties will attempt to deliver the new Dubai Creek tower and a linked “mega-retail district” at the same time so that they are both open by the time Dubai’s Expo 2020 event begins .
Although the overall height of the tower, which will cost about $1bn to construct, was not revealed, Mr 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.