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Dubai Breaks Ground on What Will Be Tallest Tower in 2020

Destination & Tourism | Gabe Zaldivar | October 12, 2016

Dubai Breaks Ground on What Will Be Tallest Tower in 2020

IMAGE: Behold the magesty of the Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour. (Image courtesy YouTube/Emaar Properties)

The Dubai skyline is about to get a little ridiculous as the tallest tower in the world is set to adorn the town with its magnificence by 2020. And this week marked the moment officials broke ground on what should be a groundbreaking structure. reports on the beginning of what will be a mesmerizing few years of construction that will ultimately lead to a building that looks more like a fanciful fortress you might imagine in some fantasy novel.

If you don’t believe us, take a look at the astounding design produced by architect Santiago Calatrava Valls.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid expounded on the ground breaking for the Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour, which will be completed in time for the Expo 2020.

Magnificent doesn’t begin to describe the mere design of the tower let alone what it might look like when fully realized.

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Sheikh Mohammed offered up thoughts on a structure of this size and scope: “The new tower sets another challenge in the history of human architecture – a race the UAE deserves to lead. We strive for new achievements. A new heart for our city and global landmark. Humankind has no ceiling or border but our imagination.”

This new heart will sit more as a shining beacon that locals and visitors will gape at in wonder from all corners of the area.

As noted, the tower will be more than the “heart” of the city but the centerpiece of Emaar Properties’ lavish installation the report describes as dedicated to commercial and cultural endeavors.

The report also offers what you can expect other than one remarkable building to gawk at during your stay: “The design includes a Pinnacle Room with views of the city, and VIP Observation Garden Decks recreating the splendor of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.”

Taking in the magnitude of the design we are absolutely in awe. We are also thankful we don’t have to wash those windows.

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