Rich Dudes In Dubai Want To Build A $1 Billion Tower That’s Two Times The Size Of The Empire State Building
Dubai already has the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world. Now a group of developers want to be selfish and build another super tower that will be the new tallest building in the world. It’s planned to open in 2019. But IDK, it doesn’t really sound like there’s a point to the building besides saying it’s the tallest building in the world and slapping an observation deck on it. Boo.
Via the WSJ:
Emaar aims to deliver the tower, which won’t be for residential use but contain an observation deck and possibly a small hotel, before Dubai hosts the World Expo fair in 2020. It will be situated in a yet-to-be built 6-square-kilometer residential and retail district next to Dubai’s creek and adjacent to a wildlife sanctuary.
“It [the height] will probably be announced when we open the tower but it will be a notch taller than the Burj Khalifa,” said Mohamed Alabbar, chairman of Emaar, at a preview event. The Burj Khalifa, also built by Emaar, currently tops out at 828 meters.
The building named as “The Tower” has been designed by Santiago Calatrava Valls, a Spanish-Swiss architect who also worked on the railway station at the rebuilt World Trade Center site in New York. The tower’s design is inspired by a lily and a minaret, the spire-like structure next to a mosque usually used for the Muslim call for prayer, according to Emaar.
See? Yay. A tower just to build a tower. That’s a fuck you move, Dubai. Here in America we’re about to build a “YUUUUGE” wall and it’s going to make us fucking awesome again. Like more awesome than when FDR was bending over Lucy Mercer behind his wife’s back after WWI.
And TBH it looks like a space dildo.