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21st Century Tower

21st Century Tower
21st Century Tower on Sheikh Zayed Road (skyscraper furthest right)
General information
Status Complete
Type Residential
Location Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Construction started 2001
Completed 2003
Owner Al Rostamani Real Estate
Antenna spire 269 m (883 ft)
Roof 240 m (787 ft)
Top floor 185.7 m (609 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 55
Lifts/elevators 7
Design and construction
Architect WS Atkins and Partners

The 21st Century Tower is a 55-story skyscraper along the Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai. When it was completed in 2003 it took the title of the world's tallest residential building, ultimately being surpassed by the Eureka Tower in Melbourne, Australia and the Q1 tower in Australia's Gold Coast. Architectural and engineering design was carried out by Atkins. PERI Dubai provided the formwork solution.

The tower contains seven elevators. During requests for an elevator, an intelligent elevator system automatically directs the closest elevator to the requested floor.

It is occupied by Cabin Crew and Flight Crew of

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