Dubai now has the world’s tallest twisted tower

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Infinity TowerThe Dh1 billion Infinity Tower in Dubai Marina, the world’s tallest tower featuring a 90-degree twist, has been completed, according to its developer.

Cayan Investment and Development, a Saudi-based property development company, said it has received the Dubai Municipality’s certificate of completion and will be inaugurating the tower on Monday.

The 75-storey tower is approximately 310 metres high, which makes it the highest twisted tower in the entire world, company president Ahmed M Al Hatti said.

Dubai is already home to Burj Khalifa (828 metres), the world’s tallest tower, Princess Tower (414 metres), the world’s highest residential tower and JW Marriott Marquis (355 metres), the world’s highest hotel.

Infinity Tower has been designed by Skidmore Owings and Merrill, the firm behind Burj Khalifa.

Thanks to its 90 degree curve from top to bottom, residents will have panoramic views of the Palm Jumeirah or Dubai Marina.

Although the tower will twist similar to the Turning Torso in Malmö, Sweden, which is a series of cantilevered plates rotated about a straight structure, Infinity Tower’s has much larger floor plates that require the structure to be twisted as it raised from level to level. Each floor is rotated by 1.2 degrees to achieve the full 90-degree spiral, creating the shape of a helix.

The tower will have studios to penthouses, conference rooms, tennis courts, pools, gymnasium, a nursery and a spa.

A total of 68 units are listed for sale in, with prices ranging between Dh1,400 and Dh2,000 per square feet.

Cayan has already handed over are La Residencia Del Mar, Dorrabay and The Jewels in Dubai Marina and Cayan Business Centre in Tecom.

Emporis data reveals that Dubai has 1,881 tall buildings of which 856 exist, 627 are planned, 355 under construction, 42 un-built and one demolished. Overall, there are 909 high-rises and 448 skyscrapers.

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