The world's tallest twisted tower is revealed in the United Arab Emirates

By every month, you can find a new stunning landmark in Dubai. Starting from the opening of Dubai Miracle Garden that is well known as the world’s biggest natural flower garden, the opening of Dubai Design District and the launch of the projects to construct an underwater hotel in the region, Dubai has launched then Cayan Tower, the world’s tallest twisted tower.

It is located in Dubai Marina, and it is consisted of 75 floors soaring to reach the height of 1,010ft (307 meters) and containing 495 flats. The deviation of the construction is going to mean that the inhabitants of the lower side of the tower are going to find their scenery directed to the waterfront promenade of Dubai Marina; those on the higher storeys are rotated to be facing the Persian Gulf.

The uncommon shape of the tower showed different challenges for its designers – Skidmore Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) – and developers. The concrete construction rotates a hexagonal floor plate around a round center and the head of the tower is offset 90 degrees from the bottom. The columns of the interior and corners twist as they rise, but most of the perimeter columns were transferred by a little bit more than a single degree, from a storey to the other, resulting in a standardized building way typical to most large towers. The same as differentiating the construction, the twist also extremely lessens wind force on the tower.

Cayan Tower was actually called Infinity Tower at the beginning, but the name was refused when it emerged that other buildings have already the same name. Despite the fact that the tower is probably going to attract a lot of attention, it is not SOM’s most remarkable contribution to the Dubai skyline. The corporation is accountable to the design of the Burj Khalifa as well. The world’s tallest building, it was completed in 2010 and stands 2,722ft (828m) tall. The world's tallest hotel, the JW Mariott Marguis Dubai launched in Dubai in 2013 and its height is 1,165 ft (355m) tall.

 

 

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