Jun 01

Forget Burj Khalifa! This $1bn tower is set to be the world’s TALLEST skyscraper

Dubai developers are planning to build a skyscraper to dwarf the Burj Khalifa, the tallest skyscraper in the world.

Dubai-based Emaar Properties is planning to build a $1bn tower with rotating balconies and hanging gardens.

The skyscraper, which hasn’t been named yet, is expected to be completed in time for Dubai’s 2020 Expo trade fair.

Emaar chairman Mohamed Alabbar hasn’t revealed the height of the skyscraper but said it will be an “elegant monument” for the city.

According to various media reports, the tower will be designed by Spanish-Swiss architect Santiago Calatrava Valls.

Take a look at the world’s tallest skyscrapers:

1. Burj Khalifa

Height: 2,717 feet

Floors: 163

Completed:  2010

2. Shanghai Tower

Height: 2,073 feet

Floors: 128

Completed:  2015

3. Makkah Royal Clock Tower, Mecca

Height: 1,972 feet

Floors: 120

Completed:  2012

4. One World Trade Center, New York City

Height: 1,776 feet

Floors: 94

Completed:  2014

5. TAIPEI 101, Taipei

Height: 1,667 feet

Floors: 101

Completed:  2004

6. Shanghai World Financial Center, Shanghai

Height: 1,614 feet

Floors: 101

Completed:  2008

7. International Commerce Centre, Hong Kong

Height: 1,588 feet

Floors: 108

Completed:  2010

8. Petronas Twin Tower 1, Kuala Lumpur

Height: 1,483 feet

Floors: 88

Completed:  1998

9. Petronas Twin Tower 2, Kuala Lumpur

Height: 1,483 feet

Floors: 88

Completed: 1998

10. Zifeng Tower, Nanjing

Height: 1,476 feet

Floors: 66

Completed:  2010