This will be the new tallest building in the world, designed by Santiago Calatrava in Dubai

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Dubai is, with the permission of China, is the country of the most impossible and bizarre architectural records . If a few weeks ago, the communist state surprised with the longest glass bridge in the world , the emirate now presents the advances of what will be the tallest building in the world, the Dubai Creek Tower, designed by a Spanish, Santiago Calatrava.

Still under construction, the initial idea was to have it standing before the Universal Exhibition , based in Dubai and scheduled for this year. However, the international coronavirus crisis has postponed the date until October 2021, also postponing the inauguration of the tower to next year.

Viewpoint of the future tower of the emirate.
Viewpoint of the future tower of the emirate.
The objective of the future Dubai Creek Tower, whose works continue unabated after a stoppage due to the pandemic, as confirmed by the emirate, is to become the new emblem of Dubai, since it is inspired by the lily flower, characteristic of the emirate, and in the minarets of mosques.

A BUDGET OF 900 MILLION EUROS
To raise the tower, which began to be built in 2016, there is a budget of more than 900 million euros, enough to unseat the Burj Khalifa, the current tallest tower on the planet, which was even illuminated with the flag of Spain during the most tragic moments of the pandemic last March.

The new building will measure more than 828 meters.
The new building will measure more than 828 meters.
This emblematic skyscraper, 828 meters high , holds the record (see here the ranking of the highest viewpoints in the world ) since its inauguration in 2010. Climb up to any of its two viewpoints, the one on the 124th floor called At the Top, and the from 148, which is called At the Top Sky, is quite an experience. The price to access the second (90 euros) is much higher than the first (30 euros), although the views over the emirate in both cases are spectacular.

ANOTHER COMPETITOR IN JAPAN
For its part, the new offspring of the Valencian Santiago Calatrava intends to exceed his figures, entering the list of record works of the emirate. From the tallest hotel in the world to the largest shopping center . It is not yet known how long the Dubai Creek Tower will be, but surely more than 828 meters from the Burj Khalifa. Its objective is also to leave behind another of the projected skyscrapers in Tokyo, the Sky Mile Tower, which will measure 1,700 meters, although its opening is not scheduled until 2045.

The illuminated Dubai Tower Creek.
The illuminated Dubai Tower Creek.
Behind the Dubai building is the developer Emaar Properties , one of the largest real estate companies in the world. The person in charge of choosing Calatrava’s studio was the Governor of Dubai and Vice President of the United Arab Emirates , Sheikh Mohamed bin Rashid al Maktoum, who had five proposals from internationally recognized architects on the table.

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