The world’s second-tallest building will soon be added to Dubai’s already impressive skyline. CEO of Azizi Developments Farhad Azizi made the announcement on Twitter. Azizi declared, “We have begun construction on what will be the world’s second-tallest structure. For Azizi Developments, this endeavour represents a major milestone.
He gave thanks to his father, Mirwais Azizi, who started the business in 1989 in Afghanistan with just $500. No details have been released about the new tower on Sheikh Zayed Road, although it is expected to be at least as tall as the Burj Khalifa, the highest building in the world at the present time.
The plan for this endeavour was shown to the public in November. There have been rumblings that it could top the 2,227.3-foot Merdeka 118 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and the 2,073.4-foot Shanghai Tower in China.
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The Burj Khalifa in Dubai is the world’s tallest structure at an astounding 828 metres (2,717 feet) in height. It was finished in 2010 and shows a synthesis of Islamic and contemporary architecture based on the Hymenocallis flower of the desert.
The skyscraper was built by the Chicago firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. The building’s stability in the face of heavy winds and seismic pressures was ensured by its mix of a reinforced concrete structure and a steel spire at the top.
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