Dubai boasts world’s tallest twisted tower

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Dubai boasts world’s tallest twisted tower

Date     June 14,  2013 – 10:31 AM   

Imposing structure: the Cayan Tower.Imposing structure: the Cayan Tower. Photo: AFP

Dubai has inaugurated the world’s tallest twisted tower built at a cost of  $US272 million ($288.3 million), setting yet another record for skyscrapers and  other engineering marvels.

The 310-metre, 75-storey residential Cayan Tower is twisted at 90 degrees  from top to bottom and was inaugurated earlier this week in Dubai Marina – a  man-made canal overlooking the Gulf.

Developer Cayan Real Estate Investment and Development Company said 80 per  cent of its residential units had already been sold.

Tower with a twist: construction began in 2006.Tower with a twist: construction began in 2006. Photo: AFP

Construction began in 2006, but was delayed due to major technical problems  and the 2009 economic downturn in Dubai triggered by the global financial  crisis.


The tower was designed by Chicago-based Skidmore Owings and Merrill, the  masterminds behind Burj Khalifa, which is the world’s tallest tower and also in  Dubai.

The 828-metre, 160-storey Burj Khalifa broke engineering and architectural  records when it opened in January 2010.

In May 2012, Dubai opened the 413.4-metre Princess Tower, the world’s tallest  residential building, according to the Guinness World Records website.

And later in 2012, the emirate inaugurated the world’s tallest hotel – the  355-metre twin tower JW Marriott Marquis Dubai.


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