The Lighthouse Tower is a supertall, commercial skyscraper to be built in Dubai, United Arab Emirates designed by multi-national architectural firm Atkins. It will be constructed in the DIFC, is set rise to 402 m (1,319 feet) and have 66 floors. The tower is a Green Building with a huge emphasis put on reducing its carbon footprint and conserving energy.
The tower rises as two separate towers, bridged from level 10, all the way up to approximately 300 meters above ground. The structure is to hold a number of skygardens. Construction was suspended in 2009.
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... While lighthouse buildings differ depending on the location and purpose, they tend to have common components ... A light station comprises the lighthouse tower and all outbuildings, such as the keeper's living quarters, fuel house, boathouse, and fog-signaling building ... The Lighthouse itself consists of a tower structure supporting the lantern room where the light operates ...
... The tower will also reduce its overall energy consumption by 65%, and its water consumption by 40% in comparison to an equivalent building ...
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Famous quotes containing the words tower and/or lighthouse:
“Shall I still be loves house on the widdershin earth,
Woe to the windy masons at my shelter?
Loves house, they answer, and the tower death
Lie all unknowing of the grave sin-eater.”
—Dylan Thomas (19141953)
“It is the cry of a thousand sentinels, the echo from a thousand labyrinths; it is the lighthouse which cannot be hidden.”
—E.M. (Edward Morgan)