Dubai’s Mall of the World Undergoes Redesign
Dubai’s Mall of the World proposal has undergone a redesign. The new plan focuses on improved transportation and scales back the ambition just a little, reportedly with the aim of making it a more realistic investment opportunity.
The project is now slated for a staggered construction in two phases and will take up a huge total footprint of 1.7 million sq m (over 18 million sq ft) in the center of Dubai. It features a greater focus on transportation and connectivity to the surrounding city, with a network of 33 roads, 152,500 sq m (1,641,496 sq ft) of walkways and plazas, in addition to bicycle routes, bus and shuttle services, metro and tramlines, and gondola rides. Details