Dubai is already home to the world’s tallest building, the 830-metre Burj Khalifa, as well as the biggest mall, longest painting, and largest bus mosaic.
That isn’t enough, of course, so the UAE city will also unveil the world’s tallest tower in 2020 (shown above).
At least temporarily – more on that below.
The difference between being classified a tower rather than a building is that over 50% of a structure needs to be usable floor space in order to be considered as the latter.
The exact height of The Tower – current name, by the way – hasn’t been disclosed, but it will eclipse both the world’s current tallest tower, the Tokyo SkyTree, as well as the Burj Khalifa.
Not to be outdone, Saudi Arabia will also unveil a towering structure in 2020, which, when completed, will eclipse Dubai’s current tallest tower by over one kilometre (!) in height. The CN Tower, by comparison, stands at less than half that height.
Check it out:
Looks like we’ve got ourselves a good old-fashioned race to the top.