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Old June 2nd, 2013, 10:03 PM   #2701
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Hm. 'Infinity' fit the tower so much better...
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I'm not saying that this is a bad name for it but imagine a building shooting up to space. Infinity Tower would best suit that
Sure, but the developer found a way to rip extra benefits and get international exposure to their company name, which will help them with future projects, or even more if they decide at some point, to enlist in the stock market and go public.
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Old June 4th, 2013, 02:38 PM   #2702
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Cayan to Inaugurate World's Tallest Twisted Tower in Dubai

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Award-Winning Infinity Tower Receives Dubai Municipality Completion Certificate
Cayan Investment and Development is inaugurating its award-winning AED1 billion Infinity Tower in Dubai on Monday June 10th, 2013. The event will bring together a number of the UAE's most prominent figures. The launch of the tower comes after the company has received the Dubai Municipality 's certificate of completion.

President and Chairman of the Board of Cayan Group Ahmed M. Al Hatti described the project's quality standards saying: "Infinity Tower has been built according to the highest international standards for towers and that won it several international awards. The Tower has received 'Best Architecture' award in London's International Property Awards as well as four Arab Real Estate Awards in Dubai."

"The Tower was designed by Skidmore Owings and Merrill, otherwise known for projects such as Burj Khalifa in Dubai, Trump Tower in Chicago and Jin Mao in Shanghai. It is a 75-storey tower, rising at approximately 310 meters which makes it the highest twisted tower in the entire world," he added.

The project is characterized by its magnificent architecture, giving residents stunning panoramic views of the Palm Dubai sea or Marina thanks to its 90 degree curve from top to bottom, in addition to construction and architectural plans which have been put in place specifically for the development as well as an internal design which complements the exterior.

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Old June 5th, 2013, 05:40 PM   #2703
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Old June 5th, 2013, 05:42 PM   #2704
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Highest twisted tower in the world? Let‘s see more.
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Old June 9th, 2013, 10:24 PM   #2705
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Old June 9th, 2013, 11:33 PM   #2706
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Old June 10th, 2013, 11:17 PM   #2707
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Dubai Marina gets new twist as residential tower opens

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Another landmark: Infinity Tower on Dubai Marina, which turns 90 degrees, is, at 306 metres, the tallest "twisted" tower in the world. The building will officially be inaugurated tonight. Ali Haider / EPA

DUBAI // After seven years work, the “twisting” tower in Dubai Marina is finally finished. The tower will be officially opened tonight after what its owners have planned as a massive ceremony.

Infinity Tower, which turns 90 degrees, is, at 306 metres, the tallest “twisted” tower in the world.
http://www.thenational.ae/news/uae-n...al-tower-opens
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Old June 11th, 2013, 10:57 AM   #2708
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Beyond Infinity: World's tallest twisted tower in Dubai gets new name

Published Tuesday, June 11, 2013

The Dh1 billion Infinity Tower, the world's tallest tower featuring a 90-degree twist, has a new name – Cayan Tower, with the developer not planning to replicate the project anywhere in the world.

“No, we are not planning to build any more tower twisted towers. But, we will be unveiling a new project in Saudi Arabia, which will be a unique one,” company Chairman Ahmed M Al Hatti said.

The 310-metre-high, 75-storey tower in Dubai Marina was inaugurated on Monday night.

So why change the name?

Al Hatti said: “There are more than one tower with the name Infinity and we wanted something different.

“We are very attached with this unique project and it was a very conscious decision we took. We know there won’t be any Cayan Tower in the world and this will be the only one.”

The tower will twist similar to the Turning Torso in Malmö, Sweden, which is a series of cantilevered plates rotated about a straight structure, Infinity Tower's has much larger floor plates that require the structure to be twisted as it raised from level to level.

Each floor is rotated by 1.2 degrees to achieve the full 90-degree spiral, creating the shape of a helix.

Cayan Tower has 495 apartments and is 80 per cent sold. It has seven high-speed lifts (eight metres per second) and has six underground basements.

The total steel reinforcement grade used in the tower is 25,000 tonnes with the depth of excavation being 27 metres.

Why did it take almost six years to complete the tower?

When asked, Al Hatti says: “It was not our fault at all. The two-year delay was because the diaphragm collapsed and we needed time to get it right.

“There was a lot of paperwork and it also took time to get all service and utilities connection.”

Refusing to give any price at which the unsold 20 per cent inventory will be released, he said: “We are not in a hurry to sell. We will begin sales at an appropriate time.”

A total of 68 units are listed for sale in propertyfinder.ae, with prices ranging between Dh1,400 and Dh2,000 per square feet.

Dubai is already home to Burj Khalifa (828 metres), the world's tallest tower, Princess Tower (414 metres), the world's highest residential tower and JW Marriott Marquis (355 metres), the world's highest hotel.

Emporis data reveals that Dubai has 1,881 tall buildings of which 856 exist, 627 are planned, 355 under construction, 42 un-built and one demolished. Overall, there are 909 high-rises and 448 skyscrapers.

Infinity Tower has been designed by Skidmore Owings and Merrill, the firm behind Burj Khalifa.

Cayan is planning to launch two new projects in Dubai and they will be announced soon, Al Hatti said.

It has already handed over are La Residencia Del Mar, Dorrabay and The Jewels in Dubai Marina and Cayan Business Centre in Tecom.

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Old June 11th, 2013, 08:13 PM   #2709
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Glad to see this tower finally completed. However I just determined it's roof height and I came up with 979 feet.

Here is how I came to that number: 306 meters = 1,003 feet to start off with, so the title is wrong from the get go. Next, the top of the building is empty for three levels (just steel with no floors). Given a height of 8 feet for each of these "levels" that equals 24 feet.

So 1,003 feet minus 24 feet gives a roof height of 979 feet.

This number could possibly even be lower because with 76 floors and a structural height of 1,003 feet. That would mean each floor is over 13 feet high. The lobby could very well through this off so going by that average would also through the roof height number off as well.

Glad to see this finished though.
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Old June 11th, 2013, 08:25 PM   #2710
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World's tallest ‘twisted tower’ in Dubai is just as quirky on the inside

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The interior corridor of the Cayan Tower in the Dubai Marina. Razan Alzayani / The National

DUBAI // The latest addition to Dubai's skyline is as twisted and quirky on the inside as it is on the outside.

It may have officially opened two days ago, but the "twisting" Cayan Tower in Dubai Marina remained a beehive of activity yesterday with workers hurrying to apply the finishing touches before the first owners can move in.
http://www.thenational.ae/news/uae-n...-on-the-inside
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Old June 11th, 2013, 08:27 PM   #2711
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In pictures: Cayan Tower

Jun 11, 2013: Internal and external views of the world's tallest twisted tower





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Old June 11th, 2013, 09:30 PM   #2712
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Old June 13th, 2013, 02:06 AM   #2715
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A short piece on the BBC website on the Cayan (still like Infinity!) Tower

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