The Dubai wonder of the world.
The tallest towers in the world are located in Dubai (UAE) and are called “Burj Dubai”. From the roof of the buildings designed by the American architect Adrian Smith, the whole city looks like a toy – they are so high. The construction of the towers took six years, during which the workers built 160-storey “candles”, their height was 822 meters 55 centimeters.
The first eight floors of the Burj Dubai are occupied by the six-star premium hotel Armani, owned by the world-famous designer Giorgio Armani. The hotel has restaurants, spas and a nightclub. The remaining floors, up to the 108th, are occupied by luxury apartments, each of which costs from 600 thousand to 11 million euros.
The cost of constructing the world’s tallest towers has reached almost $ 1.5 billion.
Another 38 floors house a nightclub and gym, and the tower, located above the main building, has a huge amount of telecommunications. In addition, the Burj Dubai is home to the world’s tallest swimming pool, observation deck, and mosque (76, 124, and 158 floors, respectively).
It takes only two minutes to get to the top floors of the towers – the buildings are equipped with the most modern ultra-high-speed elevators, which can reach speeds of up to 18 m / s. Burj Dubai’s energy supply is provided by a 61-meter turbine powered by solar panels and wind power. It is located on 15 thousand square meters and is one of the largest power units in Dubai.
A competitor to the tallest towers.
The United Arab Emirates, with its Burj Dubai giants, plans to overtake Saudi Arabia. The authorities of the country presented to the world community the project “Kingdom”, which will be built in Jeddah by 2020. The height of the ambitious project, which will be supervised by the millionaire and Saudi Prince al-Walid, will be 1,600 meters.
The name of the author and designer of the “Kingdom” in Saudi Arabia has not yet been disclosed – but, according to rumors, it is the architectural firm Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture.
The construction of the tallest tower in the world will cost the country, according to preliminary estimates, 30 billion dollars. The unique building will house offices, shops and apartments, and a large observation deck will be built on the 157th floor, which will offer views of the Red Sea and the city. Thus, the “Kingdom” will be a megalopolis localized in one tower.