Taiwan firms vie for contract to supply glass to Burj Dubai
September 1, 2008
Taiwanese glass manufacturers are teaming up to bid for the contract to supply glass to the world's tallest building, Burj Dubai, it was reported Sunday.
An estimated 110 Taiwan glass manufacturers plan to form a consortium to bid for the contract for the Dubai Tower, which will stand at more than 800 meters when it is unveiled in 2009, and replace the 508-meter Taipei 101 as the world's tallest building.
Burj Dubai will require $386 million worth of glass, including $225 million for glass plates for its facade and $612 million worth of glass for the interiors, the Liberty Times reported, according to a monstersandcritics.com report Aug. 31.