Thursday, September 16, 2010

The Nakheel Tower Designed to be World's Tallest Skyscraper.

The Nakheel Tower, designed by Woods Bagot is planned to be the world's next tallest skyscraper located in.... wait for it.... wait for it.... you guessed it: Dubai [where all the cool skyscrapers are born]!
How tall exactly will it be? Well, does over a kilometer sound tall to you? That's over 4,500 feet... only 600 feet short of being a mile tall...
As part of a large proposed marina, the tower is adorned with Islamic design elements and will serve as Dubai's new capital building. It will be surrounded by offices, shopping centers, residencies and parks.
To achieve a height of over 1,400 meters, the tower features an Islamic building typology that divides the Tower into four cores, with slots in the middle up near the top. These slots allow wind to pass through the building, reducing the wind load and allowing for uniformly-sized floor plates to be used the whole way up. The vertical city will be a LEED certified eco-tower and include black water treatment, storm water harvesting, reuse of fire test water, solar panels, wind turbines, and high-voltage power distribution.

via inhabitat

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