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Dubai's Burj 2020 to incorporate observation deck

Viewing deck to be on top floor of world's tallest commercial building

‘At the Top’- is at 452m - in the 828m Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the world’s tallest tower.
‘At the Top’- is at 452m - in the 828m Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the world’s tallest tower.

The developer of the world’s tallest commercial building, the Burj 2020, has revealed plans to install a 360 degree observation deck on the top floor.

Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) Executive Chairman Ahmed bin Sulayem, told Emirates 24/7: “I plan to build the topmost floor of the tower as a viewing deck.

“I realise that many of these decks worldwide do not offer 360 degree view, but this one will be an all-around viewing deck.

“I plan to have an organic dome or semi-dome on the top so one can walk around and so wherever you stand there is nothing blocking your view.

“It will not only maximise the efficiency of the deck, but also accommodate more people.”

‘At the Top’- is at 452m - in the 828m Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the world’s tallest tower.

And although bin Sulayem refused to disclose the height of Burj 2020, which was first announced in July 2013 and named after Dubai’s successful Expo 2020 bid, he stressed: “It will be the tallest commercial tower in the world and it won’t be far off from the height of Burj Khalifa.”

Currently, Canton Tower, at 618m, is the world's third-tallest structure and home to the world's highest publicly accessible observation deck at 488m.

The Shanghai World Financial Centre ranks second with its Skywalk 100, a 55m-long glass bridge which is 474m up the tower.

 

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