Abu Dhabi’s tallest tower named one of world’s best new skyscrapers
The Abu Dhabi skyline like a giant stick of Blackpool rock, Burj Mohammed Bin Rashid in the capital’s World Trade Centre complex has quickly become a local landmark.
The 88-storey, 381-metre tower, the tallest in Abu Dhabi, has been named one of the world’s best new skyscrapers.
Located on the old Central Market site off Airport Road, the building took sixth place in the annual Emporis Skyscraper Awards for buildings more than 100 metres high that were completed in the past calendar year.
The tower, designed by the Foster and Partners architecture firm in the United Kingdom, was built as part of the new World Trade Centre Abu Dhabi complex, which was completed last year by Arabian Construction Company for the developer Aldar Properties.
Burj Mohammed bin Rashid is one of two towers that have been built as part of the 400,000 square metre World Trade Centre complex. It has 474 apartments and was named after Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. Details