This building is going for the Guinness.
The in-the-works skyscraper to end all skyscrapers is topped by a glittering spire.
In Dubai, a new structure is set to steal the title of the world’s tallest residential building from the current trophy-holder, the Central Park Tower on 57th Street in Manhattan.
Slated to rise more than 100 stories high, the Burj Binghatti Jacob & Co. Residences building is being explicitly built for the purpose of scraping more clouds than a building has ever scraped before.
The giant’s goal is “to set a record as one of the tallest residential constructions in the world” watchmaker Jacob & Co. and Emirati development firm Binghatti, who are collaborating on the colossus, said in a statement, the Daily Mail reported.
“What Binghatti has done in real estate, by creating a brand through a distinct design philosophy and architectural identity is very similar to what Jacob & Co has done in the world of jewelry and horology,” added Binghatti CEO Muhammad Binghatti. “Both our brands are born from the sheer desire to achieve what breaks boundaries.”
The statement goes on to detail that “the proposed design comprises over 100 stories that are made of lavish two-bedroom and three-bedroom residences. This hypertower also houses a dedicated concierge team, offering a la carte services such as daycare, bodyguard, chauffeur and private chef.”
There will also be an “exclusive private club” equipped with an infinity pool and a large lounge area within the tower. An opening date for the building has not yet been announced.
The building will be located in the heart of Business Bay, Dubai’s financial district, and will be topped by five penthouses that promise to be the nation’s “most luxurious and exclusive.”
At the tippy top of the Residences will be a crown composed of diamond-shaped spires, glittering above every other residential tower currently on Earth until the next tallest structure comes along.
Ex-Brit turned Manhattan resident since 2008.