Economic downturn be damned, this pair of spliff-shaped buildings are determined to rise high on the Dubai horizon. While they won't give the Burj Khalifa a run for its money, these twin towers are already being touted as the world's tallest duo. I hope they will be nicknamed the Dubai Brothers. Get it, because Dubai sounds like doobie? Sigh.
According to UAE publication The National, the Dubai Creek Harbour megadevelopment by Emaar Properties and Dubai Holdings will bring a total of six new residential towers and 39,000 residential units to Dubai's waterfront, including this record-breaking pair.
No architect has been named, and no groundbreaking date has been set, but the master plan has been completed for the site, which is three times larger than Downtown Dubai, where the Burj Khalifa is located.
Before you start booking your travel to stay in the world's highest joints, keep in mind that this is the latest in many unbuilt proposals for the area. Two major projects, The Lagoons and Seven Pearls, both hoped to create residential wonderlands on the islands that dot the harbour, and a Zaha Hadid-designed opera house has yet to materialise. Let's hope these developers are not just blowing smoke, but one might say that these buildings are probably nothing more than a pipe dream. [The National via Dezeen]