Dubai, named the fastest growing city in the world, is home to extremely interesting projects of architecture and design. Construction is booming considering that twenty percent of the world's cranes are currently located in Dubai. Tourism rates are off the charts, making Dubai International Airport the busiest airport in the Middle East.

Developer Nakheel, which is known best for its Palm Islands, proposed Al Burj to be a 1.4 km supertall skyscraper located near the Dubai Marina. The tower is actually three separate towers connected by multiple sky bridges. It is planned to be of mixed use, consisting of restaurants, luxury apartments, an observation deck, and more. Surrounding the tower will be about twenty residential towers and a refurbished mall. If constructed, Al Burj will become the tallest building in the world and a shiny icon of the city of Dubai. It would surpass the current tallest building, Burj Dubai, which is still under construction in the same city.

On April 7, 2008, the Burj Dubai became the tallest man-made structure on the planet, and it's still under construction. The idea for the building was developed by Emaar, one of the largest real estate companies. It is expected to be finished and ready for use in September of 2009, towering over the rest of the city at over 800 meters. The companies in charge for building are Samsung Engineering and Construction, Besix, and Arabtec. The skyscraper will comprise of offices, residential suites, four pools, exclusive clubs, an observation platform, multiple restaurants, a library, and lots of open room.

Do you recall how you are advised to use the stairs in case of an emergency? The Burj Dubai will have certain elevators which will be specially programmed in case of evacuation.
Office space is priced at $4,000 per square foot and certain homes at $3,500 per square foot. The tower is truly a spectacular achievement of mankind.


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