The tallest building in the world is under construction in Dubai

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Forget about Texas—it looks like everything might just be bigger in Dubai.

The engineering and architecture company Aurecon is teaming up with Santiago Calatrava in the construction of what will be the tallest tower in the world.

Set to be the focal point of the new development (owned by Emaar Properties) called Dubai Creek Harbor, the tower will soar to 928 meters (around 3,045 feet).

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It will be structured as a central column made of concrete, supported by steel cables that will protect it against high winds and inclement weather.

Take a look at pictures of the construction of Dubai Creek Harbor:

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A banner advertising Emaar Properties PJSC flies near luxury motor vessels and yachts in the harbor at Dubai Marina in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on Sunday, May 8, 2016. Dubai's housing market, the biggest and most volatile in the Middle East, is in the doldrums as falling oil prices, a weaker euro and ruble and an abundance of properties damp demand. 

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Skyscrapers including the Burj Khalifa tower, developed by Emaar Properties PJSC, stand on the city skyline in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on Sunday, May 8, 2016. Dubai's housing market, the biggest and most volatile in the Middle East, is in the doldrums as falling oil prices, a weaker euro and ruble and an abundance of properties damp demand. 

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Construction cranes stand at the Dubai Creek harbor project, developed by Emaar Properties PJSC, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on Sunday, May 8, 2016. Dubai's housing market, the biggest and most volatile in the Middle East, is in the doldrums as falling oil prices, a weaker euro and ruble and an abundance of properties damp demand. 

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Construction cranes stand beside the Dubai Creek at the Dubai Creek harbor project, developed by Emaar Properties PJSC, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on Sunday, May 8, 2016. Dubai's housing market, the biggest and most volatile in the Middle East, is in the doldrums as falling oil prices, a weaker euro and ruble and an abundance of properties damp demand. 

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A general view taken on April 10, 2016 shows the Burj Khalifa (C), the world's tallest tower in Dubai's skyline. Mohamed Alabbar chairman of Dubai Emaar Properties the real estate developer of the Burj Khalifa plans to build an even taller tower which will be part of a project called the Dubai Creek Harbour. 

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An aerial view taken on April 10, 2016 shows the site where Dubai Emaar Properties plans to build an even taller tower than the Burj Khalifa, currently the world's tallest tower, which the real estate company officially opened in 2010. The new tower will be part of a project called the Dubai Creek Harbour. 

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High rise properties, developed by Emaar Properties PJSC, stand in The Greens residential district of Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on Sunday, May 8, 2016. Dubai's housing market, the biggest and most volatile in the Middle East, is in the doldrums as falling oil prices, a weaker euro and ruble and an abundance of properties damp demand. 

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Visitors look at a to-scale model of a new tower the real estate giant Dubai Emaar Properties plans to build that will break the record and be taller than the Burj Khalifa, currently the world's tallest tower, during an exposition in Dubai on April 10, 2016. The tower will be part of a new project called the Dubai Creek Harbour. 

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Mohamed Alabbar (C), Chairman of Dubai Emaar Properties, developers of the world's tallest Burj Khalifa tower, looks with other visitors at a to-scale model of a new tower the real estate giant plans to build that will be break the records for it's height, during an exposition in Dubai on April 10, 2016. The tower will be part of a new project called the Dubai Creek Harbour. 

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A general view taken on April 10, 2016 shows the Burj Khalifa (C), the world's tallest tower in Dubai's skyline. Mohamed Alabbar chairman of Dubai Emaar Properties the real estate developer of the Burj Khalifa plans to build an even taller tower which will be part of a project called the Dubai Creek Harbour. 

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Chairman of Dubai Emaar Properties Mohamed Alabbar gestures as he speaks to press in Dubai on April 10, 2016 during a exposition to reveal the plans of real estate giant to build a new tower, designed by Swiss-Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava Valls, that will be even taller than the Burj Khalifa, currently the world's tallest tower. The tower will be part of a new project called the Dubai Creek Harbour. 

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Visitors look at a to-scale model of a new tower the real estate giant Dubai Emaar Properties plans to build that will break the record and be taller than the Burj Khalifa, currently the world's tallest tower, during an exposition in Dubai on April 10, 2016. The tower will be part of a new project called the Dubai Creek Harbour. 

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At the top will sit an oval-shaped structure offering world-class 360 degree views of Dubai, that can be seen from any of the 10 observation decks or the unique "viewing platform" called the Pinnacle Room. It will also include gardens, meeting rooms and a boutique hotel.

Not too shabby.

The project's director, Adrian Jones, told The National:

"The tower will test the craftsmanship of Aurecon as we play our part in making a mark on the built fabric of mankind."


Dubai Creek Harbor, where the tower will be located, is set to include a mix of residential, office and retail buildings in an open site that will sit next to the Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary and Dubai Creek, offering a sense of peace and openness in a city that can sometimes feel all-consuming.

The new tower will beat out beat out Burj Khalifa, also located in Dubai (which was completed in 2010) as the tallest freestanding tower in the world by about 100 meters (around 328 feet).

The project is estimated to cost around $1B and is expected to be completed by 2020.

Now, take a look at these stunning pictures of Dubai's Marina District:

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