Dubai Mixed-Use Towers

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

These mixed-use towers are known as The Dancing Sisters.

Fentress found inspiration for the design of these towers in people and culture of Dubai.  Located adjacent to the Burj Khalifa, the towers rise more than 700 feet (210 meters).  They feature a graceful lilt that is suggestive of two dancers in rhythm with one another.  One tower is convex, while the other is concave.  They are artfully connected yet, also independent.  The towers express dynamic celebration and good luck to a booming city with a vertical skyline unlike any other in the world.

The towers were nicknamed the Spice Girls in reference to Dubai’s role in the spice trade and the musicality of the design in this state-of-the-art city of the first, the most, and the tallest.