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Dubai’s Plan for the World’s Tallest Twin Towers Unveiled

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on November 5, 2014

By Rachel Hennessey

A new announcement came this week from co-developers Dubai Holding and Emaar Properties. Their next big project on the horizon is Dubai Creek Harbour–a 1,482 acre site including a pair of towers that they hope will be the world’s tallest twinned skyscrapers.

The area planned for Dubai Creek Harbour is three times the size of Emaar’s current Downtown Dubai development, home of the Burj Khalifa, which Emaar also developed. Its location would be next to the ‘Ras Al Khor’ wetlands on the city’s waterfront at The Lagoons. With six other structures planned in addition to the twin skyscrapers, the project will also include retail, luxury hotels, and an estimated 39,000 residential units.

A statement released by Emaar says: “Planned on an open site, Dubai Creek Harbour will combine the city with the natural contours of the creek. With no legacy ties to infrastructure, this new Dubai will leapfrog many of the world’s other global cities.” The developer released its design concepts and layout without disclosing who the architects will be, though units from the first planned residential tower will hit the pre-sale market in Dubai, Abu Dahbi, London and Moscow on November 1 regardless. This first residential tower will be 40-stories, with one, two and three-bedroom units ranging from 900 to 2, 150 square feet.

The residential structures planned for Dubai Creek Harbour. Photo: Emaar Properties

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Amazed New Year celebration 2014, left 364 days (Videos)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on January 1, 2014

The whole world was amazed with fireworks, dancing and late-night reverie welcoming New year 2014 and now we need to continue our mirth and merriment to the whole year with remarkable achievements.

Dubai attempted to smash the fireworks world record as it ushered in 2014 with a bang, as a wave of pyrotechnics swept around the globe to celebrate the New Year. The Middle East hub was hoping to break the Guinness World Record for the largest-ever display, pledging to set off more than 400,000 fireworks. People crowded in the streets below took pictures on their mobile phones as the salvo lit up the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest tower at 830 metres high. Guinness World Record officials were on hand to measure the scale of Dubai’s event, which needed to be longer than five minutes to qualify. Kuwait set the record in 2011 with an hour-long blast of 77,282 fireworks.

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Whatever is bright and beautiful, whatever means the most to you, whatever brings you happiness, and these are the things I wish for you and your family. HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014

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Kingdom Tower: Adrian Smith Talks Designing World’s Tallest Building

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on August 4, 2011


This is the epoch of Science and Technology miracles. How long we need to wait for another record breaker news?
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The World’s Tallest Man-Made Structure

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on August 3, 2011

Saudi Arabia has announced plans to construct the world’s tallest building that, when completed, will tower more than 3,280 feet tall and trounce the current record-holder, Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, which measures 2,717-feet.

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Known for being overstated and decadent in a number of ways, Dubai outdid itself in January 2010, when it officially opened the Burj Dubai, a 2,716.5-ft. (828 m) tower that is the tallest man-made structure in the world. But the glory of the title was mired in a tough reality: just a few weeks prior, Dubai’s biggest state-owned development company said it was unable to pay its debts. So it came as little surprise that the Burj Dubai was soon renamed the Burj Khalifa after Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahayan, President of United Arab Emirates, who presented Dubai with $10 billion to help pay off its debts. Despite the obvious irony of the Burj Khalifa representing wealth where there was a decided lack, people flocked to visit the tower. But even though Dubai is still dealing with its economic issues, the country can boast having the tallest occupied floor in the world, the world’s highest restaurant and fireworks display and an elevator with the longest travel distance in the world. Read the rest of this entry »

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