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Tour of the world's tallest residential building

Last updated on: May 23, 2012 09:12 IST

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Dubai which is already home to the world's highest building -- Burj Khalifa -- has set a new record with Tameer's Princess Tower.

Towering over the Dubai Marina skyline at 414 metres from base to tip, Princess Tower has been recognised by the Guinness World Records as the world's tallest residential building.

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The tower occupies a land area of 37,410 square feet and houses 763 luxury apartments.

"Princess Tower in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, is 413.4 metres (1,356 feet) high and has 101 storeys above ground, dedicated to residential use," Guinness said.

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The tower is 107 floors high and contains a combination of luxury apartments, duplexes, and penthouses, shops, car parking spaces, sports and recreational facilities for the exclusive use of the residents.

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The residents of Princess Tower will enjoy either the sweeping views of the Arabian Sea, the Palm Island, Jumeirah or Dubai Marina.

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The building was originally proposed at only 90 floors. But, today it stand tall and weighs 110 tonnes, of steel and aluminium.

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Today it includes one, two, three and four bedroom apartments in addition to penthouse apartments overlooking Palm Jumeirah.

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According to its Facebook page, the Princess Tower will include the most expensive apartments in the world, the best of which may cost US$85,000,000.

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Federico Tauber, president of developer Tameer, was quoted in the National, "In a city of skyscrapers it is still an extremely satisfying feeling to have completed yet another record-breaking project. Princess Tower is now the tallest residential building in the entire world and its iconic status as a residential super-high rise makes it a very prestigious and sought-after address to live in."

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Princess Tower has taken the title of the world's tallest residential building from the Q1 in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.

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Dubai Dubai's 828-metre, 160-storey Burj Khalifa, the tallest building on earth, broke engineering and architectural records when it opened in January 2010.


Image: A group of Emiratis walk past the Burj Dubai Tower
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