Megastructure

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Megastructure

A type of structure, popular during 1964 to 1976, in which individual buildings become merely components or lose their individuality altogether. Vast new structures were proposed to replace existing cities. Their overall purpose is to provide a total environment for work and leisure.
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From Burj Al Arab, Emirates Towers, Burj Khalifa and now The Tower, Dubai has been the centre of innovation for supertall structures and breakthrough developments in design, architecture and engineering.
Other projects in the Middle East include commercial buildings, a number of high rises and supertall structures especially in Dubai, including the Pentominium Tower which is scheduled to become the second tallest building in Dubai after the Burj Khalifa, and bridges, industrial structures, power plants, as well as elaborated roof structures including for the iconic Salalah Amphitheatre in Oman and the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
During his 30-plus year career, Poon has been responsible for the design and construction of supertall structures, mixed-used buildings, hotels, airports, arenas and residential buildings worldwide.
Comparing it to all supertall structures including buildings, by 2019 the Philippine Diamond Tower would likely be the sixth tallest behind the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the Ping An Finance Center in Shenzhen, the Wuhan Greenland Center in Wuhan, the Tokyo Skytree and the Shanghai Tower, or the seventh tallest in case the Kingdom Tower in Jeddah gets completed as planned in the same year.