Monday, June 23, 2008

Construction work commences on Dubai Towers

Dubai Towers
Sama Dubai, a member company and subsidiary of Dubai Holding (a holding company established by Dubai government), yesterday announced about the commencement of construction work on its Dubai Towers.

Placed amidst beautifully landscaped islands in the heart of Dubai, the cluster of towers will represent most sophisticated architecture. The center-piece of Dubai Towers - The Lagoons Central Business District will comprise four residential, commercial, retail and hospitality towers.
Developed at a cost of Dh.20billion, the development is easily accessible from the metro station, and is connected to The Lagoons.

The Executive Chairman of Sama Dubai, Farhan Faraidooni, said "At Sama Dubai we have gained necessary resources to undertake architectural and engineering models that transform skyscrapers to a reality. We will include all measures so as to make it the new icon of real estate development and innovation on a global level."

The ground breaking for the towers was done on 21st June, and the enabling works will continue till 2009. Comprising 60 to 91 storeys, the towers are likely to be delivered by 2014.

Spreading across a built-up area of more than 12.5million square feet, the towers will include health spas, restaurants, entertainment facilities, high-end retail, gymnasiums, hotels and apartments.

The Dubai Towers are so designed that they symbolize a candlelight movement, and each aspect of the design contributes to the creation of this visual fa├žade. The towers will comprise spiraling structures that rotate elliptically around vertical axis and produce an visually distinctive outline for each of the four towers.

With the increase in height of the building, the floor size progressively diminishes, with the floor plate design of each towers being unique.

A scale model of the Dubai Towers and The Lagoons are being displayed at the Central Boulevard of Emirates Towers.

Located adjacent to Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary, The Lagoons, an award-winning development, offers harmonious existence with surrounding eco-systems. The Lagoons, which features museums, theatres, arts center, Dubai Opera House and music conservatory, will be highly appealing to residents and tourists alike.

Dubai Towers too will have the same level of environmental consciousness and will be LEED certified.

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