Would you live in the world’s tallest residential building?
Architects are planning a skyscraper that will set the world record for a residential building in Dubai, a city in the United Arab Emirates.
If completed according to plan, the Burj Binghatti Jacob & Co. Residences will take the Guinness World Record from an American building, the Central Park Tower in Manhattan, according to the New York Post.
An iconic skyscraper set to break a world record of the tallest residential tower in the world.
This is Burj Binghatti Jacob & Co Residences.
Property developer Binghatti has teamed up with luxury jewellery company Jacob & Co to build this world’s tallest residential structure. pic.twitter.com/hRReUzHFXd
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The building, which is a joint venture between Emirati real estate company Binghatti and watchmaker Jacob & Co, will ultimately have 100 stories, according to the Daily Mail.
That’s two more than Central Park Tower.
While the tower would break the record for the tallest residential building, it wouldn’t take the top spot for a tall building overall.
The Burj Khalifa, another structure in Dubai, currently holds that record. That 162-story building is used for a variety of residential, commercial, and hospitality uses.
The Burj Binghatti is being marketed as an ultra-luxury housing project.
The eventual residents of the building will have access to amenities such as a “daycare, bodyguard, chauffeur, and private chef,” according to a statement marketing the building obtained by the Post.
More marketing material for the project promises an “impeccable, high-end bespoke living exclusively fashioned for the elite.”
Binghatti doesn’t disclose a planned date for the building’s completion.
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The plan for the building is ambitious — so much as to raise doubt about its eventual completion.
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