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Towers of Dubai is recognition of every minaret in Abu Dhabi and Dubai...but more especially it's a tribute to the two towering masterpieces, the Burj Al Arab seven star hotel and the new Burj Khalifa, destined to be the tallest building in the world for some time to come.

These two outstanding examples of fine architecture are absolutely futuristic.

 

the Burj Al Arab seven star hotel shines like a night star...

the Burj Al Arab seven star hotel

 

 

Next, the ambitious Burj Khalifa (Dubai Tower) which currently completed is the World's tallest building. 170+ storeys and is rising to many more levels. (170+ storeys) Excavation work started in January, 2004 and the tower is the most visible part of a much larger development worth billions. On 21st July, 2007, Emaar Properties announced that the structure had become the tallest building in the world at 512.1 metres. The previous 'tallest building' was Taipei 101 in Taiwan, at 508 metres. NYC's Empire State Building, New York, stands at 381 metres, and that feels very tall.

The engineering support for the Dubai Tower project is a collaboration between the USA, UAE and Samsung of South Korea, and the general contractor is Samsung Corporation. This tower of concrete and steel is being built to very high structural standards and includes a hydraulic lifting system to actually raise its total height. A unique concrete pumping method was devised just for this project. Here is a futuristic model of the Burj Dubai which is projected for completion at the end of 2008, with a probable final height rumoured to be more than 700 metres: probably 880 metres?

 

 

the Burj Khalifa

the Burj Dubai

 

 

 

 

Our site editor is a travel writer and Internet entrepreneur focusing on the United Arab Emirates and the United States. He is totally impressed by the World's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa. Is it really 880 metres tall now? This information is primarily of architectural interest. Great for tourists. See our new Save on Business and Travel section for more details about travel bookings and business opportunities globally, such as Make money online Dubai, in The Emirates.

 
 

 

 

 

 

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