His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, laid on Monday the foundation stone for the ‘The Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour’ project, the new iconic structure that will be the world’s tallest tower when completed by 2020.
The ceremony was attended by H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and H.H. Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai.
The event was also attended by Chairman of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman of Emirates Group, H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum; Chairman of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation, H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum; Chairman of Dubai Holding, Mohammad Abdullah Al Gergawi, and Chairman of Emaar Properties, Mohamed Alabbar; and a number of senior officials.
The Tower is an upcoming skyscraper to be located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, at a preliminary cost of AED3.67 billion (US$1 billion) and is expected to be completed in 2020.
The new tower is designed by Spanish-Swiss architect Santiago Calatrava Valls will not be a traditional skyscraper but more of a cable-supported spire containing observation decks, hanging garden and possibly other tourist facilities.
The Tower is part of the continuing Dubai Creek Harbour development that sits near Ras Al Khor. The huge under-construction suburb will feature eight million square feet of retail space, 29,000 apartments and homes, 22 hotels.
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