The tallest residential skyscraper in the world is 432 Park Avenue in New York City at an amazing 426 metres, but right behind it is Dubai’s Princess Tower at 414 metres, followed by also in Dubai, 23 Marina at 392 metres and the Elite Residence at 381 metres and The Marina Torch at 348 metres, all in Dubai!
Wait for it though, as Dubai’s Meydan Corporation has just announced plans to build world’s tallest residential tower and if that was not enough, the Meydan One development will include a 1.2km indoor ski slope – three times the length of Ski Dubai, all in a 3,671,000 sqm leisure and hospitality destination, plus the world’s largest dancing water fountain.
432 Park Avenue at 426 meters and all the next highest in Dubai, will be dwarfed by Meydan One Tower, which will be 711 metres high, although nearby Burj Khalifa is 828 metres.
With more detail to be provided at this year’s Cityscape exhibition at Dubai World Trade Centre between September 5 and 7, Meydan One will also feature a massive new shopping mall, a 25,000 sqm indoor sports facility, a beach, a plaza capable of hosting up to 60,000 people, a 100 berth marina and a four km long canal!
The tower will include 885 residential apartments to be occupied by more than 78,300 residents, incorporating a five-star hotel with 350 rooms, aconference centre, an observation deck at 655m, a sky restaurant at 67m and the Meydan One Marina Yacht Club.
The Meydan One Mall will feature a 150 meter by 80 meter retractable roof, which will open in the winter months, along with more than 300 restaurants, cafes and kiosks, and luxury retailers as well as a range of retail outlets and nightlife venues and there will also be the Meydan Arena – an 8,000-capacity venue to host sporting events, concerts and shows.
The first phase of the development, located between Meydan and Al Khail Road, is scheduled for completion in the next five years, in time for the UAE’s hosting of World Expo 2020, by when Dubai’s population is forecasted to hit 3.4 million.
I think the only comment I can make is WOW!
Written by John Alwyn-Jones