Construction work on Dubai Creek Harbour has commenced with the laying of the foundation stone of the tower.
The tower, once completed in 2020, will be the tallest in the world.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice-President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, said: “Years ago, we launched Burj Khalifa, the tallest skyscraper in the world,”
“Today, we are celebrating the foundation of a new structure that represents another phase in our journey to be at the forefront of growth in various sectors.”
The final height of the tower has not been given, but it will exceed 1,008 meters. Work on the inner structure is expected to begin soon.
Once the structure is completed, work on the superstructure will commence.
This will include three main elements: the concrete base, the steel structure above it, and the cables coming down from the top of the tower to the bottom.
Contractors are on standby to submit bids for the contract to build the superstructure in late October.
The bidding process has been sped up in order to award contracts in December.
The project is being managed by the American firm, Parsons.
Dubai Creek Harbour is considered yet another milestone in Dubai’s growing architectural track record.