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The Tower gets wind tests

September 2016

Emaar Properties has completed advanced wind tunnel tests to confirm the strength of its iconic new tower in Dubai Creek Harbour. To be built at a cost of $1 billion, The Tower will be taller than the Burj Khalifa, currently the world’s tallest at 828 m. 

Designed by Spanish-Swiss architect Santiago Calatrava, the building will be located in the heart of the 6-sq-km community set by the Dubai Creek and feature observation decks, luxury accommodation and retail attractions.

With wind being a major challenge in the development of high-rises, especially at very high altitudes, these tests are crucial in defining the final height and design aspects, the company said.

For the wind tunnel tests, up to 12 different analysis and testing methods were used to ensure that all possible cases are considered, guaranteeing the maximum quality and safety of the structure.

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