on Monday, Dubai started construction work on a tower that will stand higher than its Burj Khalifa, which is right now the world’s tallest high building.
The Gulf emirate’s ruler, Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, marked the groundbreaking of The Tower at Dubai Creek Harbor as construction laborers established frameworks for the high rise at an immense fix of sand.
The structure “will be the world’s tallest tower when finished in 2020,” said an announcement issued at the function.
Dubai’s giant Emaar Properties declared arrangements to build the tower in April, saying it will be “a step” higher than Burj Khalifa, which stands 828 meters (2,700 feet) high.
Emaar has not uncovered the final height of the tower.
It said in April that the structure will cost around $1 billion (900 million euros).
Designed by Spanish-Swiss modeler Santiago Calatrava Valls, the tower will have observation decks giving 360-degree perspectives of the coastal city.
Emaar Chairman Mohamed Alabbar said the tower will finished before the Expo 2020 trade fair which Dubai is planning to host.