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China to build tower similar to Dubai’s Burj Khalifa

PTI Dubai | Updated on January 21, 2011 Published on January 08, 2011

At 512.1 metres (1,680 feet) and 141 storeys, Burj Dubai is the tallest building in the world   -  THE HINDU

China plans to build a $1.3 billion luxury hotel modelled on the world’s tallest tower, Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, a newspaper report has said.

Graphics and planning of the ‘seven-star’ hotel has already been completed and it will be situated at the end of Chang An avenue, which runs across the Chinese capital’s Tiananmen Square, according to the report.

Mr Wang Hongzhong, chief official of the Mentougou district, where the project is based, said that it had been designed as a “streamlined building like the Khalifa Tower in Dubai” and Saudi Arabia will help China build the tower.

The People’s Daily Online, however, did not provide further details about Saudi Arabia’s role in the project, or a potential completion date, were provided.

At 828 metres, Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world and was opened in Dubai in January last year.

It anchors the 500-acre Downtown Dubai master-planned community developed by Dubai’s master-developer Emaar Properties. Burj Khalifa was built at a cost of around $1.5 billion.

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Published on January 08, 2011
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