Burj Al Alam - Dubai
The Burj Al Alam ('World Tower' in English) is a 108 story, 510 m hyperboloid skyscraper under construction in the Business Bay area of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It is designed to resemble a crystal flower. It is to become one of the world's tallest buildings. The tower is being built by the Fortune Group which also has a number of other projects in Dubai such as the Fortune Bay and Fortune Tower.
It will contain 74 floors of office space, a retail area at the base, and a high-end hotel and serviced apartments in the top 27 floors. The hotel section is to contain the highest hotel rooms in the world. The building will also feature a 6-storey crown that will contain a Turkish bath, sky garden, and other club facilities. Ground breaking occurred on 12 November 2006. The structure is expected to be completed in 2010.
Some Facts- The tower tapers as it rises before splaying out with six filaments which resemble the opening of a flower's petals; set within is a multi-faceted glazed area which resembles a hexagonal diamond.
- The tower includes a roof-top spa.
- Burj Al Alam will incorporate 74 floors of high specification office space. Office floor space will vary from 3,243 square metres to 1,537 square metres.
- The tower will include a luxury 5-star hotel with 200 hotel suites, 104 hotel apartments and gym & pool.
- The tower features a 6 storey crown that includes a sky garden, Turkish bath, club facilities and helipad.
- The total built-up area of the development covers 4 million square feet.