Dubai inaugurates world's tallest 'twisted' tower

This is Cayan Tower, the world's tallest twisted building - and has finally opened with much fanfare in Dubai.

Built at a cost of  $272 million, the 80-storey residential Cayan Tower is twisted at 90 degrees from top to bottom and boasts 570 plush apartments.

The 310-metre, 75-storey residential Cayan Tower is the creation of Skidmore Owings and Merrill, the same team behind the world's tallest tower Burj Khalifa, which is the world's tallest tower and also in Dubai.

The 828-metre (2,717-foot), 160-storey Burj Khalifa (READ: Burj Khalifa-Tallest Building in the World) broke engineering and architectural records when it opened in January 2010.

The Cayan Tower offers a pool, whirlpool, spa, massage rooms, nursery and gym.

On a secondary market property website, a one-bedroom apartment carries a price tag of $435,000.

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In May 2012, Dubai opened the 413.4-metre (1,356-foot) Princess Tower, the world's tallest residential building, according to the Guinness World Records website.

And later in 2012, the emirate inaugurated the world's tallest hotel -- the 355-metre (1,165-foot) twin tower JW Marriott Marquis Dubai.

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