The Cayan Tower in the Dubai Marina

Wednesday, 21 January 2015 - 01:00 pm (CET/MEZ) Berlin | Author/Destination:
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Cayan Tower © Imad marie/cc-by-sa-3.0-de

Cayan Tower © Imad marie/cc-by-sa-3.0-de

Cayan Tower, known as Infinity Tower prior to its inauguration, is a 306 metres (1,004 ft), 80 story skyscraper in the Dubai Marina by Cayan Real Estate Investment and Development. The tower is among the 20 tallest buildings in Dubai. The tower is designed by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill SOM architectural group, the same group who did the concept design for the Burj Khalifa also in Dubai and Trump Tower in Chicago. Upon its opening on 10 June 2013, the tower has become world’s tallest high rise building with a twist of 90 degrees.

The Cayan Tower was inaugurated with fireworks accompanied with laser light display on the tower on 10 June 2013 and become the world’s tallest twisted tower, surpassing Turning Torso in Malmö. The tower was renamed from Infinity Tower to Cayan Tower as the developer of the tower 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.

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