Burj 2020 : Launched by Dubai Multi Commodities Center (DMCC), this 700 meter tall tower is said to become world’s tallest commercial building by 2020.
DMCC – Dubai Multi Commodities Centre’s mega project Burj 2020 was the centre of attraction for all the visitors of Dubai Cityscape 2015. Including one Over 700 meter super tall fully commercial tower Burj 2020 is combination of 07 Towers, other towers including 01 five star hotel, 01 four star hotel and 04 residential towers. The super tall commercial tower slated to claim the title of the world’s tallest commercial tower.
Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Executive Chairman, DMCC, after launching the Burj 2020 District at Cityscape Global said “The demand that will be registering will dictate the exact height of the tower but at the highest it might go 700 plus. We are looking at a super tall tower and we are looking at having one of the world’s highest viewing decks which will offer 360 degree experience,”
“We have seen lot of success and lot of mistakes as well but we are not going to repeat it in this initiative,” Bin Sulayem said.
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The master planned Burj 2020 District will comprise seven towers and over one million square metres built up area (BUA), which is equivalent size of approximately one-third of the existing Jumeirah Lakes Towers (housing 66 towers) and nearly twice the size of New York’s Rockefeller Center. In addition, there will be retail offering totaling over 100,000 square metres.
The Mega project has been designed by Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill (AS+GG).
“Inspired by faceted gemstones, the Burj 2020’s design is rooted in the principles of perpetual value, enduring strength and everlasting beauty. Symbolising the next stage of growth for the city, the design of the tower is also inspired by the facets of a diamond – elegant, bold and timeless,” said Smith.
By the year 2020, first phase of constructing tallest commercial tower (over 700 Meters) and one residential tower will be completed and full project estimating completion by 2025.
Edit: Burj 2020 is bidding for tallest commercial tower not residential tower as mentioned in first update.
Ref: Emirates 24|7