First announced in February 2016, Dubai Creek Tower was to be constructed ahead of the city’s 2020 World Expo; becoming the centrepiece of a new development at the historic Dubai Creek.
Rumoured to stand more than 1,300 metres high, the tower would dwarf the nearby Burj Khalifa and become the tallest manmade structure ever built; a showcase of everything the Middle East could achieve, just like the Eiffel Tower at the 1889 World’s Fair.
But despite work starting on its foundations four years ago, construction quickly stalled and the project has faced rumours of postponement and even cancellation.
So what actually happened to Dubai Creek Tower and what are the chances of this incredibly ambitious structure ever becoming reality?
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Narrated by Fred Mills.
Additional footage and images courtesy of EMAAR Properties, SkyscraperPage, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, Visual House, CNN, Reem Baeschen, Dubai Media Office, and Ground Engineering.
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