And finally… Dubai plans world’s tallest residential tower
The tallest residential skyscraper in the world could be built in Dubai, according to reports.
The Gulf emirate already has the world’s tallest building — the Burj Khalifa, which stands at 2,722ft (830m), or just over half a mile, and contains a hotel and offices as well as high-end apartments.
The tallest residential building is the Central Park Tower in New York, at 1,550ft with 98 floors. The height of the Dubai proposal has not been disclosed.
Binghatti, a property developer based in the United Arab Emirates, is building the tower in partnership with Jacobs & Co, the jewellery maker.
“The proposed design comprises over 100 storeys that are made of lavish two-bedroom and three-bedroom residences,” the company said in a statement. “This hypertower also houses a dedicated concierge team, offering a la carte services such as daycare, bodyguard, chauffeur and private chef.”
The tower will also have a private club with an infinity pool and a large lounge area. Binghatti claims that the five penthouses at the tower’s summit will be Dubai’s “most luxurious and exclusive”.
The building will be topped by diamond-shaped spires to give the appearance of a gem-spattered crown. An opening date for the building has not yet been announced.