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Skyscrapers of the Desert

Sep 12, 2008
The tallest building ranked by height in Dubai, United Arab Emirates is the seventy-four story Almas Tower, which is almost twelve hundred feet tall. Construction on the Almas Tower, also known as Diamond Tower began three years ago, and is scheduled to be completed by the end of this year. The tower, situated on a faux island in the Jumeirah Lake Towers project, was designed by the same company responsible for most of the JLT development, Atkin Middle East. Award-winning Taisei Corporation out of Japan will be responsible for construction of the tower. When complete, the highly secure Almas Tower will be home to diamond cutting and exchanging.

The tallest building that is already standing in Dubai is the Emirates Office Tower, also referred to as Emirates Tower One, which is fifty-four stories and almost twelve hundred feet tall and connects to the Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel to form the Emirates Towers complex, is located along the Sheikh Zayed Road. The Emirates Office tower is at present time is the world's fifteenth tallest building.

The Rose Tower, seventy-two stories and just under eleven hundred feet, can be found on Sheikh Zayed Road. Construction on the Rose Tower began four years ago and was anticipated to be opened in April of this year, however, at present time it remains unopened. Once the tower is open for business, it will be the tallest hotel in the world, Rose Rotana Suites.

Another Dubai skyscraper that deserves recognition is the luxury hotel, Burj Al Arab, which is the city's fourth tallest skyscraper. The Burj Al Arab will hold the title of world's tallest hotel until the opening of the Rose Tower. The Burj Al Arab is located on a manmade island just over nine hundred feet of the coast of Jumeirah beach and connects to the mainland via private bridge. The design of the Burj Al Arab is intended to simulate a boat's sail.

The biggest and most renowned development project currently under construction in Dubai is the Burj Dubai, which broke ground four years ago. The structure, designed to be at least one hundred sixty-two stories and almost twenty-seven hundred feet tall, came to be the world's tallest freestanding land structure in the fall of last year. It surpasses CN Tower in Toronto, Canada. The structure also surpasses Taipei 101, which is presently the world's tallest building. However, only completed buildings count, so the Burj Dubai will not be officially given the title of the world's tallest building until it is completed next year. In April of this year, the Burj Dubai became the highest standing manmade structure in the world, towering over the KVLY mast, located in Blanchard, North Dakota in the United States. The Burj Dubai will be the tallest manmade structure ever constructed when it passes the height what used to be the Warsaw radio mast located in Konstantynow, Gabin in Poland, which is just over twenty-one hundred feet tall.

The Al Burj is just one more tremendously tall building proposed for construction in Dubai. Designed to be close to four thousand feet tall it would surpass the Burj as the tallest structure in the world when it is constructed.
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