DUBAI: The prominent oval-like museum along Dubai’s Sheikh Zayed Road has finally taken shape with the last outer piece installed during the weekend.
Dubbed the Museum of the Future, it covers 30,000 square meters and is 77 meters high. Its façade, which has a futuristic steel aesthetic with illuminated Arabic calligraphy, is made up of 1,024 robot-made pieces.
The Dubai royal family was present at the installation of the final piece, before the museum beings its last construction phase.
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The museum will have seven floors of exhibition space, and its interior will have no pillars, which makes it a milestone in urban engineering. It will be powered by 4,000 megawatts of solar electricity.
“The Museum of the Future is a global architectural icon that shows that human miracles are possible. It will play an instrumental role in our efforts to shape a better future,” Dubai Ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum said during the ceremony.
“We are always seeking to push the boundaries of excellence and leadership,” he added.