Alabbar eyes over 1km-tall tower
Dubai, March 31, 2013
Dubai developer Emaar's chairman Mohamed Alabbar is keen to build a tower that is more than one kilometre tall in Asia, according to a report.
He was quoted by Arabianbusiness.com as saying a location has already been identified and preliminary drawings are also ready.
Emaar is the builder of the current tallest tower in the world - the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. Kingdom Holding Company of Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal is currently developing the 1km-tall Kingdom Tower in Jeddah.
Asked in the interview whether the new tower was likely to materialise, Alabbar said: “I would like that, it would be very special.”