World Tallest Twisted Tower

Construction on Cayan Tower, previously known as Infiniti Tower, started in 2006 but was delayed soon after by major flooding in the basement. The tower was set to finish in 2010 but then faced another hurdle -- the financial crisis in 2009.
Construction on Cayan Tower, previously known as Infiniti Tower, started in 2006 but was delayed soon after by major flooding in the basement. The tower was set to finish in 2010 but then faced another hurdle — the financial crisis in 2009.

The Cayan Tower in Dubai, United Arab Emirates is the tallest twisted building in the world, with a twist of 90 degrees.

The 306 metres (1,004 ft), 80 story skyscraper was known as Infinity Tower before its inauguration on June 10, 2013.

The Cayan is designed by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM) architectural group and  developed by Cayan Real Estate Investment and Development. 

Skidmore, Owings and Merrill is also the designer of the world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa, also in Dubai.

The construction of the skyscraper began in February 2006 but it was delayed after a major flood occurred at the foundation site when the wall that held back the Dubai Marina was breached on 7 February 2007, causing sand and water to flow to the site.

Infinity Tower's Flooding on 8 February 2007. (Imre Solt)
Infinity Tower’s Flooding on 8 February 2007. (Imre Solt)
Infinity Tower's Flooding on 9 March 2007. (Imre Solt)
Infinity Tower’s Flooding on 9 March 2007. (Imre Solt)

The project resumed construction in July 2008 and was completed in 2010.

Here are more photos of the Cayan Tower.

The tower, which spirals at 90 degrees from the bottom to the top, was inaugurated on Monday June 10 with a spectacular firework display.
The tower, which spirals at 90 degrees from the bottom to the top, was inaugurated on Monday June 10 with a spectacular firework display.
The 1 billion dirham ($272 million) residential tower has 75 floors and houses 495 apartments. It stands in the Dubai Marina, a man-made harbor.
The 1 billion dirham ($272 million) residential tower has 75 floors and houses 495 apartments. It stands in the Dubai Marina, a man-made harbor.
The structure stands at 307 meters high with each floor rotated by 1.2 degrees.The structure stands at 307 meters high with each floor rotated by 1.2 degrees.
The structure stands at 307 meters high with each floor rotated by 1.2 degrees.The structure stands at 307 meters high with each floor rotated by 1.2 degrees.

The Shard, London’s Tallest Building

A boat moved along the Thames in December. At 1,017 feet, the Shard is Europe’s tallest skyscraper. Simon Dawson/Bloomberg News.

The Shard is the tallest building in London and in the European Union.

The 95 stories skyscraper is 1,017 feet tall.

The official inauguration of The Shard is on Thursday, July 5th 2012.

The tower will be inaugurated by His Excellency Sheikh Hamad Bin Jassem Bin Jabor Al Thani, Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of Qatar and Prince Andrew Albert Edward, the Duke of York.

The State of Qatar is the majority investor of The Shard.

It was reported that during the event, lasers are to light up the night sky, beaming across town to touch several landmarks, the London Eye, the Gherkin, Tower Bridge.

It is going to be very beautiful!

This July 2, 2012 aerial photo made available by Newscast shows the Shard, Western Europe’s tallest building, towering over London. Associated Press Photo.
The shard is seen towering over the Tower Bridge on June 3, 2012. Speaking to reporters on Thursday, the architect, Renzo Piano, said he wanted to make sure this building wouldn’t be seen as a symbol of arrogance and a display of power. More of a ‘sparkling, gentle spire,’ he said. Jonathan Brady/European Pressphoto Agency.

Dubai Opens World’s Tallest Building

On Monday 4th January 2010 a very, very tall building was opened in Dubai.

It is the tallest building in the world!

The Burj Khalifa


It is taller than Taipei 101.

Very tall building is called skyscraper.

The skyscraper is 828 meters tall.

It is a 168 story building.

There was a beautiful firework display during the opening.

Fireworks at Burj Khalifa

Its name is Burj Khalifa.

It took six years to build Burj Khalifa.

Dubai is in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Dubai’s flag looks the same as Ajman’s flag.

Ajman is also in the United Arab Emirates.

I wish that I can go there one day.