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Princess Tower enters Guinness World Records

414m high residential tower scheduled to be handed over in Q2 of this year

Dubai’s Princess Tower has been confirmed as the tallest residential tower in the world after it was entered into the Guinness World Records on Monday.

Developed by Tameer, the building stands at a height of 414m from base to tip, dominating the Dubai Marina skyline and occupying a land area of 3,467m2.

“This is one instance when saying we feel on top of the world is completely justified,” said Federico Tauber, president of Tameer. “This is a very proud moment for us and the city of Dubai, which now holds the twin distinction of being home to the world’s tallest building and the world’s tallest residential building.”

The development consists of a 107 storeys, and encompasses six basement floors, one ground floor and 100 above ground levels, along with eight retail stores. The tower is home to 763 luxury one, two and three bedroom apartments, in addition to penthouse apartments that overlook the Palm Jumeirah.

Located on Al Sufouh Road on the north-east end of the Dubai Marina, Princess Towers reached its final height in February 2012, when the dome and mast at the top of the building was completed.

The project is in the final stages of its development and is expected to be handed over in the second quarter of this year.

The decorative steel and aluminium mast tops off the dome and the building, weighing in at 110 tons and cementing its status as the world’s tallest residential tower.

Dubai’s Burj Khalifa is the tallest building on Earth, standing at 828m in height. It consists of 160 storeys and broke many engineering and architectural records when it opened in January 2010.

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