Sunday, May 4, 2008

5 supertowers to be built in Dubai

Five more skyscrapers with more than 100 floors each will be built in Dubai, according to a report.

The new supertowers will be part of a cluster of 11 projects worth Dh25 billion ($7 billion) to be built in a major master-planned development that will be announced in October, said the Gulf News report.

Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architects is designing the projects, it said.

All five supertowers will be about 600 metres tall and incoroporate the latest building technologies, Adrian Smith, who designed Burj Dubai, was quoted as saying by Gulf News.

Thirteen supertowers are currently under development worldwide, including seven in Dubai. The five new ones will make Dubai the city with the largest number of supertowers - buildings with more than 100 habitable floors.

The supertowers already announced in Dubai include Al Burj, Burj Al Alam, Princess Tower, Marina 101 and Pentominum.

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