The Tall Emblem structure
is designed by the LA-based architecture
firm B+U, LLC
for Dubai, UAE. The steel and fabric skyscraper
will stand about half as tall as France's Eiffel Tower. It's graceful form is meant to become an iconic landmark for Za'abeel Park. In addition to it's unique form, the fabric covering it is woven with multi-colored LED lights to create spectacular night displays. The fabric is also photovoltaic
and is supposed to be able to produce enough energy for the electricity needs of the building. The Podium at the building's base is meant to serve as a gentle transition between the horizontal ground and the verticality
of the tower. A viewing platform is located about halfway up and another one at the very top of the tower, both of them fitted with viscous dampers to subdue the effects of the winds on the building.
Sadly, the Tall Emblem structure was scheduled for completion in January of 2009, but is yet unbuilt.