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Height: Occupied
241.4 m / 792 ft
 
Height: To Tip
354.6 m / 1,163 ft
Height: Architectural
354.6 m / 1,163 ft
 
Emirates Tower One Outline
Floors Above Ground
54
# of Elevators
17

Facts

Official Name Emirates Tower One
Name of Complex Jumeirah Emirates Towers
Other Names Emirates Office Tower
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country United Arab Emirates
City Dubai
Street Address & Map Jumeirah Emirates Towers Complex
Building Function office
Structural Material composite
Completion 2000
Rankings Click arrows to view the next taller/shorter buildings
Global Ranking #35 Tallest in the World
Regional Ranking #11 Tallest in Middle East
National Ranking #9 Tallest in United Arab Emirates
City Ranking #8 Tallest in Dubai

Companies Involved

Owner Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Architect
Design NORR Limited
Architect of Record Hyder Consulting
Structural Engineer
Design Hyder Consulting
Peer Review Leslie E. Robertson Associates
MEP Engineer
Design Donald Smith, Seymour & Rooley
Project Manager Turner International LLC
Main Contractor Brookfield Multiplex
Other Consultant
• Civil Hyder Consulting
• Geotechnical Coffey Geotechnics Pty Ltd; Hyder Consulting
• Wind Alan G. Davenport Wind Engineering Group
Material Supplier
• Construction Hoists Alimak Hek
• Elevator Mitsubishi Elevator and Escalator
• Fire Proofing Grace Construction Products
• Sealants Dow Corning Corporation
• Steel Arbed

About Emirates Tower One

The Emirates Towers are one of the most distinctive skyscraper duos in the world, and were some of the first skyscrapers to be located along Sheikh Zayed Road in the financial center of Dubai, signaling a trend that has since seen the thoroughfare boom with construction activity. On the periphery of the complex, a beautifully landscaped environment with lush vegetation and meandering pathways imparts the feeling of an oasis in an otherwise rigid urban hardscape.

The towers rise from a three-story terraced podium, which houses a boutique retail mall, restaurants, and cafés. At the base, intersecting planes of curvilinear and vertical elements frame grand staircases that lead to the podium levels. Clad in silver aluminum panels, and both silver and copper reflective glass, the slim towers capture shifting sunlight throughout the day, and enhance the bright city lights at nightfall. On either side of the towers are rounded low-rise parking structures, reminiscent of the shifting sand dunes that surround the city.

Both towers feature equilateral cross sections, with triangular footprint that affords the structure more stability from the lateral forces of wind and earthquakes. In Emirate Tower One, steel transfers at level nine distribute loads from concrete-filled steel tubular columns into three triangular legs at the perimeter. Three additional transfer floors and a tuned mass damper at the peak provide for maximum stability. A steel and concrete hybrid solution throughout the tower allows for an abundance of column-free office space.

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A Postcard from Dubai
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Research Papers

Geotechnical Parameter Assessment for Tall Building Foundation Design
Dec 2015 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 4 Number 4

A Postcard from Dubai - Design and Construction of Some of the Tallest Buildings in the World
Mar 2008 – CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai

Tower Buildings in Dubai – Are they Sustainable?
Oct 2004 – CTBUH 2004 Seoul Conference

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Papers Related to Emirates Tower One

Papers Related to Emirates Tower One

Geotechnical Parameter Assessment for Tall Building Foundation Design
Dec 2015 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 4 Number 4; Harry Poulos, Coffey Geotechnics; Frances Badelow, Mott MacDonald
This paper discusses the design parameters that are required for the design of high-rise building foundations, and suggests that the method of assessment for these…
A Postcard from Dubai - Design and Construction of Some of the Tallest Buildings in the World
Mar 2008 – CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Andy Davids, Jonathan Wongso, Darko Popovic & Angus McFarlane, Hyder Consulting Middle East
This paper presents an overview of the design and construction of some of the tallest buildings in the world, currently under construction in the Gulf region. The paper…
Tower Buildings in Dubai – Are they Sustainable?
Oct 2004 – CTBUH 2004 Seoul Conference; Khaled A. Al-Sallal, UAE University
The active construction of tall buildings in the UAE, as a result of the rapid growth of economy, goes in a fast pace and has not allowed enough time to study and realize…
The Emirates Towers
Feb 2001 – CTBUH 2001 6th World Congress, Melbourne; Hazel W. S. Wong, NORR Group
Proposed winning competition design by Hazel W. S. Wong (Fig. 1) realized the objective of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai…

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Other Building Facts

The Jumeirah Emirates Towers were designed by architect Hazel Wong, while at NORR Limited, and are often cited as the tallest skyscrapers to be designed by a woman at the time of completion.