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           

http://www.smh.com.au/travel/travel-news/dubai-boasts-worlds-tallest-twisted-tower-20130614-2o83d.html

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.

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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.

AFP

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