As long as the world continues to watch the race of skyscrapers in United Arab Emirates, the most ambitious project of the highest building in the world is brewing in the United States. The building, dubbed as the Ultima Tower, will exceed the height of the world’s current highest building - Burj Dubai – five times.
It is not a new project at all. It appeared in 1991. The two-mile high building was designed by US-based company Tsui Design & Research. Its Director, Eugene Tsui (an American of Chinese origin) says that the Ultima Tower will leave all other highest buildings in the world far behind. It is going to reach the height of 3,219 kilometers with its 500 floors. A journey to the 500th floor will take 9 minutes and 40 seconds.
Nevertheless, the project is said to be a matter of distant future. The maximum, which modern technologies can provide today is a 900-meter skyscraper. The current absolute record holder, Burj Dubai (the Tower of Dubai), is supposed to reach the height of 818 meters.
World’s second largest building, Russia Tower, is being built in Moscow. The skyscraper will be 612 meters high .
Both the Arabian and the Russian towers are very close to other high-rise buildings from the point of their architectural peculiarities. The Ultima Tower makes a big step forward at this point. Its inner structure was inspired by termite nests and trees. Outwardly, the tower bears a striking resemblance to the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
Spacious halls of the Ultima Tower will have parks, gardens, artificial rivers and hills. Apartment houses, schools, kindergartens and countless stores are said to be built inside the tower.
Translated by Dmitry Sudakov
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