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0-14 Tower in Dubai

Reiser+Umemoto’s O-14, a twenty-two story tall commercial tower perched on a two-story podium in the heart of Dubai’s Business Bay, comprises 300,000 square feet and will be located along the extension of Dubai Creek.  The design of O-14 fundamentally shifts away from the architectural norm in current Dubai towers by eliminating the now obligatory curtain wall solutions and above ground parking, in favor of a shade-producing, concrete load-bearing shell and an open public space at the tower base achieved through below ground parking. As of September 2008, the first nine floors and exterior shell of O-14
have been cast, revealing the beginnings of the perforated concrete
shell exoskeleton – the building will be completed in the Spring of

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