Megastructures: Worlds Tallest Hotel

A look at the construction of the world’s tallest hotel, the Burj Al-Arab off the coast of Dubai. Rising 321 metres from an artificial island in the Arabian Gulf, this sail-like structure boasts numerous technical innovations, including the largest fabric wall and atrium in the world, and a ‘floating’ restaurant.

First envisioned by Dubai’s crown prince, the project was entrusted to an inexperienced firm of British architects.

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