The world’s tallest tower will soon leave Dubai. According to Arabian Business, Kuwait is constructing the world’s tallest tower, a one-kilometre skyscraper called Burj Mubarak.
The new one-kilometer tall tower will be the main attraction of Kuwait’s Madinat Al Hareer or Silk City which is reportedly expected to be completed by 2023.
Kuwait’s Burj Mubarak to surpass Burj Khalifa
The Burj Mubarak tower is expected to surpass the height of the current record holder, Burj Khalifa in Dubai, which stands at 828 meters.
This massive structure will consist of 234 floors, with a capacity to house 7,000 individuals. It is set to be a true architectural marvel, boasting three interlocking, twisting structures that will protect the tower from the high winds and resulting vibrations.
The tower will also consist of seven vertical villages which will include hotels, apartments, offices as well as entertainment amenities.
The construction of the Burj Mubarak is set to begin after the Jaber Causeway has been completed. However, this megaproject is expected to take approximately 25 years, and will be a strategic partnership between public and private sectors.
As reported by Arabian Business, Burj Mubarak is inspired by the One Thousand And One Arabian Nights, a collection of Middle Eastern Folk tales that take place during the Golden Ages.
The Burj Mubarak will sit central to Silk City. Silk City is expected to be completed by 2023, and it will be a vast and modern metropolis, that can accommodate over 700,000 people.
The city will feature four distinct quarters, each with its own city center, catering to various aspects of life. The Finance City will cater to the financial and business sector, the Leisure City will be an entertainment hub, the Ecological City will focus on environmental sustainability, while the Residential City will provide comfortable living spaces.
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Construction for the Burj Khalifa began in 2004, and was completed in 2009. The building was officially opened in 2010, and is home to a hotel, residences and restaurants.