Burj al Alam
The Burj Al Alam ( English: "World Tower") is a 108-story, 510 m hyperboloid skyscraper under construction in the Business Bay area of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It is designed to resemble a crystal flower. It is to become one of the world's tallest buildings. The tower is being built by the Fortune Group which also has a number of other projects in Dubai such as the Fortune Bay (Dubai) and Fortune Tower. It will contain 74 floors of office space, a retail area at the base, and a high-end hotel and serviced apartments in the top 27 floors. A luxury 5-star hotel section is to contain the highest hotel rooms in the world. The building will also feature a 6-storey crown that will contain a Turkish bath, sky garden, and other club facilities. Ground breaking occurred on 12 November 2006. The structure is expected to be completed in 2012, after much delay in payments from investors. The tower was under going piling works as the tower's foundations are being constructed. However it went on hold again shortly after. A total of 30 elevators will be installed, out of which 19 will be double decker.

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