Cayan Tower Tourist Attraction

Cayan Tower

Residential skyscraper in Dubai Marina is also known as Cayan Tower or Infinity Tower. The building is notable primarily due to its unusual shape: its top floor is rotated 90 degrees relating to the base, it is the world's highest twisted skyscraper and the eighth-tallest residential building in the world. The height of the skyscraper ranges from 303,9 to 307,3 meters. The building has 73 ground and 7 underground floors, eight elevators and a five-level underground parking lot for over 600 vehicles. There are 495 luxury apartments in the building. About 80 % of the apartments were sold by the time of the official end of construction. The building was designed by the company Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, which also created the concept of such skyscrapers as the Burj Khalifa in Dubai and the Trump Tower in Chicago. The erection of the Tower began in 2006, and in 2007 it was frozen for a year and a half due to an incident: on February 7, 2007 water from a man-made bay, on the shore of which the erection took place, broke into the construction site, flooding the foundation of the future skyscraper. About one hundred workers were promptly evacuated from the pit, the entire depth of 20 meters of which was completely filled with water in four minutes. The construction of the building restarted in July 2008. The grand opening of the Tower took place on the 10th of June 2013 and was accompanied by fireworks and a laser show. From that moment, the Tower became the highest twisted building in the world, moving the twisted Swedish Turning Torso skyscraper to the second place. At the opening, the owner of the building announced the name change from Infinity Tower to Cayan Tower, saying that he wanted the skyscraper's original name to be found nowhere else in the world.

Contacts

Address:
Dubai Marina - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Phone: (+971) 4 369 9910
Website: http://www.cayan.net/portfolio-more.php?project_id=1
Coordinates:
25° 5′ 12.8″ N, 55° 8′ 42.89″ E

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