Sunday, 10 June 2018

Building the World's Tallest Tower - Dubai Creek Tower. My Sunday Photo - Week 180

Dubai Creek Towers height is being kept a closely guarded secret, estimated to be between 928m tall, 100ms taller than the Burj Khalifa built 8kms away. The reason for keeping the height secret is to prevent other countries building anything higher and it could be anything up to 1300m.

There are different categories for height when it comes to the tallest buildings in the world. As well as occupied buildings and towers there are structures, but it is hoped as this new project contains 20 floors and habitable space that it will be acknowledged as a building and not a structure.

Construction on Dubai Creek Tower began In October 2016 and by May 2017 the foundations were complete. Around 170,000 cubic meters of sand was excavated and 145 piles laid and inserted into the 75m deep foundations with 210 thousand tonnes of concrete poured.

This photo is of the construction site, views from Las Al Khor Nature Reserve and taken in March 2018 showing the location of where the Tower will start springing into life.

This is a model at Dubai Mall of the proposed tower. It's expected completion date is 2020 and is due to open in 2021, at a cost of US$1 billion.


I won't be back in Dubai now until the end of August and I'm looking forward to seeing how high the tower will be on my return.

I've been photographing and documenting the construction of numerous projects in Dubai since we moved there in 2014. For My Sunday Photo this year I've been featuring these projects as well as other unusual and tall buildings I've visited around the world.

Week 158 Dubai Bluewater Islands and Dubai Eye. Man made island a 210m high Big Wheel
Week 159 Dubai Dubai Marina - Reflections
Week 160 Dubai Dubai Frame. A window between the Old and New Dubai and a 150m high glass floor.
Week 161 Dubai Dubai Marina 3 years apart.
Week 163 Dubai New Metro Line for Expo 2020
Week 164 Arizona and Nevada Hoover Dam 2002 - 2010
Week 165 Dubai Dubai Opera House What a difference a year makes
Week 166 Dubai Unfinished buildings. The Pentominium
Week 167 Coventry Mixing the old and the new. Coventry Catherdral
Week 168 Dubai New Dubai Metro Station 
Week 169 Dubai The new extension of the Dubai Mall and Burj Khalifa 
Week 170 Dubai Hotel fire After the Address fire 
Week 171 Dubai Unusual designs The Opus Building
Week 172 Dubai District Cooling. Keeping the desert cool.
Week 173 Dubai Can I visit the Burj Al Arab
Week 174 Dubai The Almas Tower
Week 175 Dubai The Cayan Tower
Week 176 Toronto The CN Tower
Week 177 Nevada The Paris Hotel 
Week 178 Dubai Ibn Battuta Gate
Week 179 Our first sons wedding and a break from construction








19 comments:

  1. Wow! It looks like it's going to be an incredible building. Love that they keep the height a closely guarded secret to avoid anyone nicking the record from under their noses.

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    1. they started building it as there was a larger builder than the current one in Dubai going up in Saudi, but I think construction work has stopped on that now

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  2. What a fascinating project to document. If you are going to document construction projects, there is no better place to do it! Enjoy your trip in Blighty.

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    1. thanks, really enjoying the UK trip, got a few more posts of Dubai lined up while I'm away

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  3. So fascinating - what is it with having to be the tallest? Would love to know how much benefit that brings, other than a bit of ego massaging!

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  4. The towering buildings look even more impressive against the flat wetland.

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    1. those buildings aren't part of the tallest tower project, so imagine how it'll look when complete

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  5. Amazing to think they can keep building higher and higher...where will it stop.

    Have a good Sunday and thank you for linking up to #MySundayPhoto

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    1. I think it might be a space station we can holiday on next

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  6. oh will look out for your future updates I wonder how much taller it will get!

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    1. I'm really looking forward to watching this one grow

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  7. Hi Suzanne, that is going to be one tall building. I can't imagine even standing at the foot of a building maybe over a kilometer high. That is crazy.

    xx

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    1. i shall be going up there when it's complete, depending on the price of course

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  8. Wow! I can't wait to see your update. It is amazing how tall the buildings are. x

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    1. as soon as i get back i'll be taking more pics

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  9. I look forward to following its continued progress. I didn't know there were different categories. I don't know if a billion dollars is about right or crazy expensive.

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    1. i think the answer is just crazy expensive lol

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