There is a new ‘super tall’ tower due to be built in Dubai, joining others in the sky-scraping landscape.
Free zone authority DMCC have announced that a ‘super tall’ tower will rise in its Uptown Dubai district, a mixed-use community in the Jumeirah Lakes Towers (JLT) area.
The 78-storey building, named Uptown Tower will offer views of Dubai’s waterfront and iconic skyline and feature a faceted glass façade to mimic the brilliance of diamonds.
It will be one of the two ‘super tall’ towers that will anchor the Uptown Dubai area, a multi-purpose zone in the JLT community that offers commercial, residential and leisure spaces.
Structures around the world that have earned the description ‘super tall’ have a height of at least 300 metres.
Dubai already has many, of which the tallest is the Princess Tower, standing at 414 metres, followed by 23 Marina (395 metres), Elite Residence (380.5 metres), Almas Tower (363 metres) and the two JW Marriott Marquis towers (355 metres).
Others include The Address Downtown near Burj Khalifa, at 306 metres, Cayan Tower (306 metres) and Burj Al Arab (321 metres).
The finished height of the new tower has not been specified but will measure over 300 metres to qualify as a ‘super tall’ building. They also confirmed that the district’s main podium alone, estimated to be 28 metres above the ground, will feature a two-level central plaza that will be twice the size of the New York Times Square.
A DMCC spokesman said: ‘The building will be super tall, but we cannot be specific as to height, which will be communicated in due course.’
Overseas property investors that want to live the high life need to make tracks to Dubai to see if they can get prices down as the new ‘super tall’ building goes up, and up, and up!