Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Sixty one Storey tower to be built in memory of Sheikh Zayed

In memory of late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, architect of the UAE, a sixty one storey tower is likely to come up in Dubai, shortly.

The Al Hekma Tower (Wisdom Tower) is planned by Sheikh Issa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, as an appreciation of the unequaled contributions made by Sheikh Zayed during his term, towards promotion and development of UAE and the greater Arab world. The name of the building was chosen by Sheikh Issa himself in recognition of the good judgment and intelligence of the late President, Sheikh Zayed.

The project is located close to Defence Interchange on Sheikh Zayed Road and will exhibit an image of Sheikh Zayed, which is fifty meters in length, on top of the tower. As per report from Pearl Properties, owned by Sheikh Issa, the portrait, on completion, will be the largest among the single individual portraits in the Middle East.

The value of the project is yet to be disclosed. The Tower is scheduled for completion in 2008.

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