Currently, the world's tallest structure is the soon to be finished the Burj Dubai, which is rumoured to stand at 818 meters. Today, Dubai revealed its successor, the Nakheel Tower, to be "over one kilometre" high and have more than 200 floors.
The new superstructure is part of a US$38.12 billion project that includes the world’s first inner city harbour.
The Nakheel Tower will have more than 150 lifts and house 19,000 apartments with 10,000 parking spaces. The complex will provide homes and offices for 100,000 people.
If all the reinforcing bars were laid end to end they would stretch from Dubai to New York -- one quarter of the way round the world. 30,000 workers will be involved in construction
The new tower will be so tall it will have five different micro-climates. The temperature in the atmosphere at the top of the building could be as much as 10 degrees cooler than at the bottom. (Full)
Pictures courtesy Nakheel.
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