• DMCC appoints architects for Burj 2020
  • Burj 2020 set to be the world’s tallest commercial tower

The Dubai Multi-Commodities Centre (DMCC) has appointed US firm Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture to design the Burj 2020 tower being developed in Dubai.

The Burj 2020 tower is planned to be taller than the 541-metre One World Trade Centre tower in New York, which is the world’s tallest commercial tower.

The Burj 2020 has been designed as a steel frame structure, meaning it can be built more quickly than a traditional concrete structure.

The tower will also offer large open floors that property consultants say will attract multinational tenants.

According to sources close to the project, the tower will be surrounded by five or six other towers that will make up the Burj 2020 district in the Jumeirah Lake Towers (JLT) area. It is understood these towers could be up to 350 metres tall.

US-based Turner Construction International was appointed as the project manager for the development in 2014. DMCC named the tower Burj 2020 in December 2013, following Dubai’s Expo 2020 win in late 2013.

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