Forget about the 1-kilometre-high Kingdom Tower. There will be a building higher than that. This is it, the Azerbaijan Tower. It will be fifty metres higher, have 189 floors and looks like a beautifully shiny glass, steel and concrete monolith of crap.
The Azerbaijan Tower will be built on the Khazar Islands, an artificial archipelago that is being built off the coast of the Caspian Sea off Garadag, southwest of Bakou, the capital of the country.
The Khazar Islands will be a £60-billion city composed by 41 artificial islands. They will cover a 2,000-hectare surface. According to the plan, one million people will live in this new so called "city".
The developer — some Haji Ibrahim Nehramli, president of the Avesta Group of Companies — is already negotiating with the companies behind the Burj Khalifa. Apparently, construction of the tower will start in 2015. It will be finished around 2019, with a total price tag of over £1 billion.