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Azerbaijan to Build World’s Tallest Tower

Azerbaijan is planning to build a kilometer-high tower that is meant to be the world's tallest tower.

The Avesta Group of Companies, which will build the facility, promised that the Azerbaijan Tower would rise 1,050 meters above ground. With 189 floors, the tower will dwarf both the Burj Khalifa, Dubai, and the Kingdom Tower currently planned for Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Construction on the Azerbaijan Tower is set to break ground in 2015 and will continue onto completion in 2018-2019 at a cost of $2 billion. Much like all of the city's structures, the tower is designed to withstand up to a 9.0 magnitude quake.

The Azerbaijan Tower will be the crowning centerpiece of the Khazar Islands, which are scheduled to be ready by 2022. These will form a city of 41 artificial islands that will spread 2,000 hectares over the Caspian Sea.

The buoyant metropolis is being planned for 1 million residents, who will be housed in rows of high-rises ranging from 25 to 60 stories in height with access to over 150 schools, 50 hospitals and daycare centers, plus numerous parks, shopping malls, cultural centers, university campuses, and even a Formula 1 racetrack.

The city will be equipped with a robust network of bridges, and an infrastructure that will link outlying islands to the urban core. A large municipal airport is planned to provide access to and from the city.

Source: AzerTAc

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