The designers dreamt the future with this building, envisioning a structure like one never built before. Seven years and three months later, architectural firm Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill’s (SOM) dream has become a reality.
For developers and owners Cayan Real Estate Investment and Development, the completed tower is a testimony of their firm conviction and dedication to the building.
Despite the numerous challenges, such as the 2007 collapse of the Dubai Marina wall which led to the entire Infinity Tower site being submerged under water, and the 2008 global financial meltdown which inadvertently led to escalating costs, Cayan remained committed to the development of this project.
Construction of the building was left primarily to the team from Khatib & Alami, which had a design contract with SOM and a supervision contract with Cayan.
“It is an ideal relationship because as the designers and engineers for the project it is easy for us to communicate with our headquarters whenever we have issues,” explains Dr Montasser El Raie, senior resident engineer, Khatib & Alami.