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The World’s Tallest Skyscraper - Iraq, Basra
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Style: tower, futuristic, cascade, garden
Building Uses: office, hotel, residential, parking garage
The Bride tower in Iraq
Skyscraper in Basra
The Bride - Basra's Vertical City
At 3,780 feet (1,152-metres) tall – The Bride – will tower over the current record holder, the 2,723 foot Burj Khalifa in Dubai.
According to Inhabitat, the tower is planned for the Bridge of the Gulf in Basra, the scene of some of the heaviest flighting during the 2003 invasion of Iraq, but now a fast developing business district.
tower will be covered by a glazed canopy, which provides shade to the lower levels and public areas below. The shade is much appreciated in Basra, where it is consistently one of the hottest cities on the planet, with summer temperatures exceeding 50 °C.
The other three towers would stand at 724 metres, 484 metres and 61 metres respectively.
offices, hotels, residential apartments, office space, parks and gardens.
AMBS architects describe the skyscraper as “the first vertical city in the world”.
As reported by Dezeen, the architects say the tower would fall into the height category of “mega tall”, as it breaks the 600-metre mark.
“Super-tall towers are perceived as an object in the distance,” AMBS said.
It has also been reported that the Bride is being designed as a “net-zero structure”, meaning that it would produce as much energy as it consumes. (via TheUrbanDeveloper)
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