It seems that not long after we’re informing you of “the world’s tallest building” that this feat will soon be eclipsed.


The fact that the latest race into the sky report comes from Dubai is probably of little surprise, with the ambition, finances and shear foresight from such Middle Eastern shores becoming quite a trend.


This new tower, however, will have stature thus far unheralded: it will be the first building in the world over one kilometer.


Developed by Nakheel – the same magician that is presenting the made-made Palm Tree island to the world – the project is anticipated to take 10 years to complete.



Simon Turner