Dubai: The design and identity of the architectural firm for the world’s tallest all-commercial tower in the making — Burj 2020 — could be confirmed in a matter of weeks. “The competition (for submission of bids) is about to close and only then will details such as the final height would revealed,” said Krysta Fox, Director at DMCC Free Zone, which will be the master-developer of the tower as well as the Burj 2020 District of which it will be the focal point.

The District itself will take up a massive 107,000 square metres and open up a substantial new supply of office stock over the medium term. Among the existing tallest office towers, Tokyo Skytree, completed in 2010, takes pride of place at 634 metres high. It cost more than $800 million to build. It is followed by Taipei 101, at 509 metres high.

While building the world’s tallest commercial tower was in DMCC’s sights for some time, the announcement that Dubai would host the World Expo 2020 was the inspiration for its eventual choice of name. The topmost floor is to double up as an observation deck.
DMCC also built and owns Almas Tower in JLT, which currently ranks 14th in the list of the world’s tallest office structures. It is 363 metres high.

While building the world’s tallest commercial tower was in DMCC’s sights for some time, the announcement that Dubai would host the World Expo 2020 was the inspiration for its eventual choice of name. The topmost floor is to double up as an observation deck.
DMCC also built and owns Almas Tower in JLT, which currently ranks 14th in the list of the world’s tallest office structures. It is 363 metres high.

source:gulf news