Palm Tower

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Height: Architectural 231.5 m / 760 ft
Height: Occupied 219.2 m / 719 ft
Height: To Tip 231.5 m / 760 ft
Height: Observatory 219.2 m / 719 ft
Floors Above Ground 53
Floors Below Ground 4
# of Elevators 16
Top Elevator Speed 6 m/s
Tower GFA 82,258 m² / 885,418 ft²
Development GFA 109,808 m² / 1,181,963 ft²
# of Apartments 432
# of Hotel Rooms 290
# of Parking Spaces 571


Official Name Palm Tower
Other Names St. Regis Dubai, The Palm Tower
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country United Arab Emirates
City Dubai
Street Address & Map Palm Jumeirah
Building Function residential / hotel
Structural Material concrete
Proposed 2015
Construction Start 2016
Completion 2020
Rankings Click arrows to view the next taller/shorter buildings
Regional Ranking #117 Tallest in Middle East
National Ranking #85 Tallest in United Arab Emirates
City Ranking #68 Tallest in Dubai

Companies Involved

Developer Nakheel
Design Gensler; RSP Architects Planners & Engineers (Pte) Ltd.
Architect of Record Al Wasl Al Jadeed Consultants
Structural Engineer
Design WME Consultants
MEP Engineer
Design WME Consultants
Main Contractor National Projects and Construction LLC; Trojan General Contracting
Other Consultant
• Acoustics Salt Technology Services Dubai
• Civil WME Consultants
• Cost Rider Levett Bucknall
Façade Inhabit Group
• Fire WME Consultants
• Food Service Tricon Foodservice Consultants
• Landscape Cracknell
• Life Safety Tebodin
• Lighting Delta Lighting Solutions
• Marketing St. Regis
• Sustainability Green Consulting; Global Tech; WME Consultants
• Traffic Halcrow Consulting Engineers; CH2M HILL
• Vertical Transportation Cooper & Wilcock FZ LLC
• Way Finding Limah Design Consultants
• Wind Windtech Consultants Pty Ltd
Material Supplier
• Formwork Doka GmbH
• Sealants Sika Services AG

About Palm Tower

The Palm Tower, designed to be the centerpiece of Palm Jumeriah development, is a mixed-use luxury hotel and residential building destined to become an iconic landmark in Dubai’s skyline. The architectural concept was inspired by observing how a group of people gather under the protection of the shade of a palm tree. A collection of palm trees in ancient times provided a meeting point for traders, families and the community as it created a natural micro climate.

The Palm Tower, standing as a beacon in the middle of the Palm Jumeriah's entryway, flourishes as a palm leaf where the facades blossom at the top of the building. The glass facades peel off and blooms at the top to unveil “the fruit” located in the sky. The petal, which houses the highest panoramic restaurant on the Palm, will provide visitors with an exclusive dining experience in the sky. Amenities of Palm Tower's residences are also located near the building's crown, including a unique 360-degree infinity swimming pool. The facade symbolically represents the thick canopy of gorgeous bluish-green pinnate leaves that the palm tree features. Erect and ascending, the leaves are stiff and have sharp spines at their base, rising upward from the entrance of the hotel.

Research Papers

Polycentric Cities: The Future of Vertical Urbanism
Oct 2018 – CTBUH Journal 2018 Issue IV

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