Concerning the Dubai Creek Tower
The Dubai Creek Skyscraper is a supertall tower that is currently under construction in Dubai. When it is finished in 2022, the tower will become the tallest tower in the world as well as the tallest man-made structure. In the following, you will find some information on the tower, along with other facts.
It’s possible that the moniker is only a working title, much as the Burj Khalifa used to be known as Burj Dubai before it officially opened. When this tower was first reported by the medias in February 2016, it came with no name. The developer called it The Tower at Dubai Creek Harbor or Iconic Tower, and the name The Tower at Dubai Creek Harbor was also displayed on a foundation stone at the construction site. In addition, Iconic Tower was the name that was displayed on a foundation stone at the construction site.
Due to the fact that it is intended to serve as the focal point of Dubai Creek Harbor, they began adopting the new moniker Dubai Creek Tower around the middle of 2017. This new moniker is affixed to a massive replica of the skyscraper that is on show at Dubai Mall. A location in the neighborhood of Dubai Creek, which is a waterfront region situated close to Ras Al Khor National Wildlife Sanctuary, will be chosen for the construction of Dubai Creek Tower. Dubai Creek served as the historical and cultural epicenter of the city.
It is planned that Dubai Creek Harbor will become a new district in Dubai, similar to Dubai Marina, Business Bay, and Downtown Dubai; however, this district will be three times the size of Downtown Dubai, covering an area of 6 square kilometers (2.3 square miles), and Dubai Creek Tower will be the centerpiece of this project. Emaar, the company responsible for developing Dubai Creek Tower, has stated that the exact height of the structure will not be disclosed until the official opening of the building, which is expected to take place in 2022 or later. In doing so, the company hopes to effectively protect the height of the building from being surpassed by the height of any potential rival projects.
After Dubai Creek Tower was unveiled in February 2016, the son of the architect Santiago Calatrava told the media that the tower will be a notch taller than Burj Khalifa, and a few months later in June 2016, the Chairman of Emaar Properties used to tell the media that the tower will be 100 meters taller than Burj Khalifa, which means it will be 928 meters tall, and ever since then, many medias started to use the figure 928 to introduce the height of Dubai Creek Tower A video that was shown in Dubai Mall in August of 2017 provides a clue about the height of the tower. According to the video, it is possible to approximately speculate that eight Dubai Creek Towers stacked on top of each other will reach around 11 kilometers, which indicates that the tower will be at least 1,300 meters in height. The video also suggests that the height of five Dubai Creek Towers added together is similar to that of eight Burj Khalifa; taking this into account, the height of the tower is calculated to be 1,345 meters.
This height is not difficult to achieve for a tower that is supported by numerous cables and fastened on anchors that stretch on two sides. Over the course of the previous century, people in the United States constructed several supported towers that rise to an altitude of around 2,000 feet. If it is indeed going to be taller than 1300 meters, then it will surpass the Jeddah Tower in Saudi Arabia as the highest tower and man-made building in the world. This is due to the fact that it is almost certain that the Jeddah Tower will not reach that height.
The Dubai Creek Tower, the Jeddah Tower, and the Burj Khalifa are contrasted here.
However, it is highly unlikely that the Dubai Creek Tower will be acknowledged as the tallest building in the world. This is because, according to the criteria established by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH), a structure is considered a building only if at least fifty percent of its height is habitable. However, less than thirty percent of the Dubai Creek Tower’s height will be comprised of habitable floors. This criterion of the CTBUH is contentious and is not acknowledged by everyone; however, the developer of the Dubai Creek Tower and public medias will still likely refer to the tower as the tallest building in the world, as the tower has an unprecedented form that is very different from the normal sightseeing towers.