Construction work has begun on Dubai's Tower, which will act as the centrepiece of the Creek Harbour mega project.
Designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calarava, the tower will serve as a “magnet for tourists and visitors from around the world”.
The tower is scheduled for completed by 2020 and will be 928 metres tall when finished.
Mohamed Alabbar, Emaar Properties’ chairman, said: “We are pushing our boundaries in every aspect of Harbour Creek, one of the largest in the world, which underlines the spirit of positivity and hope that our nation celebrates.” The development will be double the size of Dubai’s present downtown area.
Prime Minister of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum added: "Years ago, we launched Burj Khalifa, the tallest skyscraper in the world. Today, we are celebrating the foundation of a new structure that represents another phase in our journey to be at the forefront of growth in various sectors," he said.
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