(CNN) — The Dubai skyline contains its fair share of architectural novelties and distinctive silhouettes.
Another striking design is set to join the collection. The $1 billion One Za’abeel project, from Japanese architects Nikken Sekkei, will resemble a giant capital “H” rising above Dubai’s business district.
The design features two podium-mounted skyscrapers of 300 and 235 meters respectively, joined by a 228-meter steel bridge that will constitute a tower in itself — exceeding the height of Seattle’s Space Needle.
Seattle’s iconic Space Needle is just 184 meters – more than 40 meters short of “The Link.”
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High wire act
The 9,000-ton structure is being assembled in seven sections along a bespoke horizontal slide at podium level 25 meters above ground, before being jacked into position at a height of around 100 meters and secured to the towers.
Four of the seven sections are in position, according to a spokesman for…