Emaar has said ‘The Tower’ at Dubai Creek Harbour will be the world’s tallest skyscraper when it is completed in 2020.
The project’s architect also revealed to Arabian Business that The Tower’s design includes a ‘sway’, but that the motion would be unnoticable to visitors.
The Tower is to be built in the heart of the six-square-kilometre Dubai Creek Harbour development under construction by Emaar and would compete against Kingdom Tower, a 1km structure still under construction in Saudi Arabia.
The 828-metre Burj Khalifa, currently the tallest building in the world, was designed to resist winds of up to 150 kilometres per hour by swaying in movements similar to a tree, to help reduce stress on the structure.
The design of Burj Khalifa includes three wings around a central core in the shape of ‘Y’, which forms a circle, stopping at various heights to produce a series of ledges rising on the sides of the building.
“Every building has a slight sway and even Burj Khalifa has it, but that is not something that you will notice [in The Tower]… it is well within the comfort zones and this will be one of the safest supertall structures in the world,” Micael Calatrava told Arabian Business after the ground breaking of the project on Monday.
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