Dubai Wants to Build the World's Tallest Tower. Yet Again.
Dubai has officially begun construction on what will be the world’s tallest tower, adding to the city's laundry list of record-smashing structures.
With the construction of architect Santiago Calatrava's "The Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour," which officially broke ground Oct. 10, U.A.E.'s most populous city will be home to the world’s largest indoor theme park, the world’s largest indoor mall, the world’s largest aquarium, the world’s tallest hotel, and the world's two tallest towers.
The structure, which is planned to be completed by 2020, will reportedly be taller than the Burj Khalifa, our planet's current tallest.
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Details are scarce. Nobody's announced the tower's exact height (it'll have to top out at more 2,080 feet to beat the Burj Khalifa) or cost, though Emirates News Agency (WAM) reports the structure will host 360-degree views over the city, with multiple garden observation decks.