21st Century Tower
The 21st Century Tower is a 55-story skyscraper along the Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai . At a height of 269 m (883 ft) it is the world's third-tallest residential building. When it was completed in 2003 it took the title of the world's tallest residential building, but later the Eureka Tower in Melbourne, Australia and the Q1 tower in Australia's Gold Coast bumped it to its current position. It is occupied by Employees of Emirates Airline, and boasts a gym on the top floor and a pool on the roof. The skyscraper contains seven elevators. During requests for an elevator, an intelligent elevator system automatically directs the closest elevator to the requested floor. No balconies exist on any of the floors, including the lower levels. Each bedroom is equipped with large windows either overlooking Sheikh Zayed Road or the Persian Gulf on the upper levels.

Architectural and engineering design was carried out by Atkins. PERI Dubai provided the formwork solution.

Building Activity

  • updated a digital reference
    about 5 years ago via Annotator
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    about 5 years ago via OpenBuildings.com