Gulf News -- Dubai’s upcoming super-tall masterpiece, The Tower, which is set to surpass the height of Burj Khalifa, is now taking shape.
New photos have emerged of the ongoing construction of the future iconic observation tower, providing the public a glimpse into what goes on at the site.
The aerial images, courtesy of Dubai Media Office, showed the ongoing work at the base of the tower, which broke ground only a little over a year ago.
The tower is scheduled for completion in 2020. It is the centrepiece of Emaar's Dubai Creek Harbour, a waterfront development located on the banks of Dubai Creek featuring mixed-use towers.
The tower is envisioned to become the next global icon. The design of the structure was done by Spanish/Swiss architect and engineer Santiago Calatrava Valls.
It will feature a number of observation decks that will offer stunning 360-degree views of Dubai. Among the highlights are The Pinnacle Room and VIP Observation Garden Decks that recreate the splendour of the “Hanging Gardens of Babylon,” one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.