Infinity Tower


Infinity Tower

Infobox Skyscraper
building_name = Infinity Tower


caption =
location = Dubai, United Arab Emirates
coordinates =
status =
groundbreaking = 2006
constructed =
est_completion = 2010
opening =
use = Residential
antenna_spire = convert|330|m|ft|0
floor_count = 80
architect = Skidmore, Owings and Merrill
engineer =
contractor =
developer = Cayan Property Developments
owner =

Infinity Tower is a skyscraper under construction by Palma Real Estate in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The project resumed construction in July 2008, after a delay caused by the collapse of a nearby wall and subsequent flooding of the construction site.

Construction of the convert|330|m|ft|0 building began in February 2006 and when completed in 2009, it will have 80 stories and be the world's tallest high rise building with a twist of 90˚. The current version of the tower under construction beat out a taller, dark, convert|372|m|ft|0, 93 floor Infinity Tower that was never built.

The tower will twist exactly like the Turning Torso in Malmö, Sweden however will be the tallest to do so. Each floor is rotated by 1.2˚ to achieve the full 90˚ spiral, creating the shape of a helix. The Tower will have residential apartments, conference rooms, tennis courts, pools, a state of the art gymnasium, a nursery and a spa.

The Project of the property development company CAYAN, its architects were Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) and will be located in the Dubai Marina.

ite flooding

The tower's construction was on hold for a year and a half after the foundation site of the tower was flooded when the wall that held back the Dubai Marina was breached on February 7 2007. [cite web|url=http://www.snopes.com/photos/architecture/infinity.asp|title=Snopes Article on collapse of wall] Witnesses described a loud cracking sound, followed by an inflow of sand and water.

The following photographs show the site's flooding:

ee also

*List of tallest buildings in Dubai

References and external links

* [http://www.infinitytower.com/ Official Website in Arabic and English]
* [http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=244169 Infinity Tower on Emporis]
* [http://skyscraperpage.com/cities/?buildingID=40770 Infinity Tower on Skyscraperpage(Drawings+Facts)]
* [http://www.ameinfo.com/71626.html Infinity Tower on AME Info(Picture+Information)]
* [http://realestate.theemiratesnetwork.com/developments/dubai/dubai_marina/infinity_tower.php Infinity Tower] - Development Profile
* [http://www.cayan.net/ Project developer of Infinity Tower]
* [http://www.palma-re.com/ Marketing Leader of Infinity Tower]
* [http://www.snopes.com/photos/architecture/infinity.asp Snopes Article on collapse of wall]
* [http://dubaionline.mconet.biz/index.php?action=pictures&cid=188&lsid=12266 Photographs of Site after wall collapse]


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