Dubai is every developing even though the world is facing a big economic downturn. Nakheel one of the major developers in Dubai has said it will not delay the construction of its mega project Nakheel Tower previously called Al-Burj. The tower will be the tallest building of the world at 1.4 kilometers height.
The tower was originally proposed in 2003 as the centrepiece of Palm Jumeirah, one of the world’s largest man-made islands. It was to be named “The Pinnacle” and rise from the centre of a canal on the trunk of the island. The height was to be 750 m (2,461 ft) tall and consist of 120 floors of luxury apartments but it was replaced by the Trump International Hotel and Tower and moved to the Dubai Waterfront. Although ground leveling and land reclamation has begun on the Dubai Waterfront, construction of the tower never started because of the proximity to the Al Maktoum International Airport, which is currently under construction.
The location was also changed again to a plot near Jumeirah Lake Towers and Dubai Marina, and soil testing has begun. The tower will be the focal point of Nakheel’s plans for the Ibn Battuta Mall development next to Jumeirah Islands and Jumeirah Lake Towers. It will be the center of the Nakheel Harbour and Tower complex, which will include about 20 smaller towers of up to 90 stories, a marina, and part of the Arabian Canal. The development will be next to the revamped shopping mal.