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Creek Burj Dubai or Lagoon Tower:
Crick Burj which is also known as Creek Burj, Crick Tower, Creek Tower or Lagoon Tower, is the tallest building in the Dubai and second tallest in the world. So far the tallest building in the world is Khalifa Burj. After the completion of the Jeddah Tower, Khalifa Burj will be the second tallest building in the world. The height of the Creek Burj is estimated to be equal to that of Khalifa Tower. It is a supported observation tower that is still under construction, located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The preliminary cost of the tower in AED is 3.67 billion and in US$ it is 1 billion. The construction work of the tower was started in October 2016, and completion is estimated in 2021. After its completion, the Creek Tower will be the world’s tallest building or tower. It is called Creek Tower, because of its location near the Creek Harbor Dubai.
The final height of the tower has not been disclosed yet, however, the project developer, “Emaar” officially mentioned the minimum height of the tower 828 meters. This height is equal to the height of the Khalifa Tower. But still, the increase in height may be expected. It may exceed the height of the Khalifa Burj. Upon its completion, it will become the tallest tower in the world, surpassing the Tokyo Skytree. The height of the Tokyo Skytree is 634 meters.
Features of Burj/ Tower:
- The alternative name of the Creek Burj is Lagoon Tower.
- The construction of the tower has been started in October 2016.
- This construction of the tower has not been completed so far.
- The estimated date for its completion is 2021.
- It is going to be constructed for broadcasting, observation, and restaurant purposes.
- The Creek Burj is located near Creek Harbor, Dubai, UAE.
- The tower will begin functioning in 2021.
- The cost of the construction is 1 billion $/ 3.67 billion AED.
- The minimum expected height of the tower is 828 (equal to that of khalifa Burj).
- The height of the tower may exceed the height of the Khalifa Burj.
- The architectural design of the Crick Burj was made by Santiago Calatrava.
- The tower is developed and owned by Emaar Properties.
- The work of structural engineering is being carried out by a Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava.
- Creek Tower will consist of 210 floors.
- Companies involved with Dubai Creek Tower include Aurecon and Holding.
- There is roughly 16 minutes drive from Dubai Creek Burj to Dubai Mall, 27 minutes drive from Creek Burj to Palm Jumeirah, 31 minutes drive from Dubai Creek Burj to Walk JBR, and 26 minutes drive from Dubai Creek Tower to Burj Al-Arab.
- Dubai International Airport is at a distance of 19 minutes drive.
- The Tower was nominated as the architectural masterpiece of the Dubai 2020 Expo just as the Eiffel Tower was to be the 1889 Paris World Fair. But it missed the occasion because of not being completed within the due date.
- The tower will be linked to a property giant Mega Retail District, which is also due for completion at the same time.
- Santiago’s design was the winner of an international design competition between the world’s top five practices.
- The length of the steel cables used in this tower will be the longest cables ever used in any building.
- The observation deck of Creek Tower will offer unobstructed panoramic views of Dubai and it will provide a rotating platform.
- The adjacent Mega Retail District is, so far, under the designing phase. The Mega Retail District will act as an adjoining site with shops, educational facilities, museum,s and auditorium.
- The Mega Retail District will also be completed at the same time in 2021.
- The six square kilometers master-planned community was revealed in April 2016, promising 2km of creekside waterfront, 679 million sq m of residential space, 851,000 sq m of commercial property, 22 hotels with 4,400 rooms, and 11.1 million sq m of retail. (The Dubai Mall has an overall footprint of 1.1 million sq m.)
- The Tower will have a self-cleaning facade that uses water collected from a sustainable cooling system.
- Work on the project got underway in June 2016, with Aurecon appointed as the engineer and architect of record and the Calatrava team-leading design and engineering works.
- Advanced wind tunnel tests on The Tower, crucial in defining the final height and aspects of the design, were completed in July 2016.
- The architect added that they "were an important component in the structural design stage, and we have deployed innovative engineering techniques to confirm the strength of the new icon".
- The tests involved 12 different analysis and testing methods to ensure that all possible cases were considered, and were carried out for the entirety of the project using a scale model.
- As part of climate tests in the local area, measurements were taken at different heights, including data provided by the weather stations.
- Seismic studies on the local ground conditions were also carried out to guarantee the maximum safety and stability of the building. The design of The Tower includes multiple damper systems and shock absorption systems, located at different points and heights.
- At the groundbreaking ceremony on 10 October 2016, the architect said that every building has a slight sway “but that is not something that you will notice [in The Tower]… it is well within the comfort zones and this will be one of the safest supertall structures in the world. You will feel most comfortable in it and we are taking care in order to make sure that the occupants of the building feel as safe as they would on the ground.”
- In a statement of the management in June, 2015, that the tower would be taller than Khalifa Burj, but the height of this tower was understated, because the actual height of the tower was earlier decided to be more than 1000 meter. If the tower achieves a height of more than 1000 meters, it will surpass the Jeddah Tower.
- The building will be primarily architectural although there will be 20 usable floors at the top contained in an oval-shaped bud which will house 10 observation decks, a hotel, restaurants, a function room, and an indoor garden. At night the bud will act as a light beacon and the lighting system will depict the features of a flower.
Origin of the concept of tower/burj of Creek:
Aurecon, the engineering firm working on the project stated that Dubai's new tallest tower will emit a 'beacon of light' from its peak at night. At the top will be an oval-shaped bud, housing ten observation decks, including The Pinnacle Room, which will offer 360-degree views of the city, according to a statement from engineering firm Aurecon, which is working with Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava on the project. "The Tower will test the craftsmanship of Aurecon as we play our part in making a mark on the built fabric of mankind," said Adrian Jones, Aurecon's project director for The Tower. "It is an absolute privilege to be entrusted by Santiago Calatrava and Emaar Properties to work on this project, and we have assembled a stellar team to bring this idea to life." The design includes a distinctive net of steel cable stays that attach to a central reinforced concrete core that will reach into the sky.
Emaar Properties chairman Mohamed Alabbar described the new project as an "elegant monument" which is going to add value to property being developed by the company along the city's creek. "The tower will be slender, evoking the image of a minaret, and will be anchored to the ground with sturdy cables.
On 15 January 2017, a revised model of the original design was displayed at the Sales Center of the complex. The Observation deck height and the floor count was increased.
In February 2017, a rendering of the Tower appeared, which depicted it as a building supported by cables. Also, in one article, it was announced that the name of the tower will be Creek Tower.
In October 2016, Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum attended the groundbreaking for the tower which began the tower's construction with the planned opening being in 2021.
A video showing the construction so far was released in August 2017. In May 2018, the foundations for the Tower were completed.
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