Back in 2013, announcements were made for a new Dubai wonder called "The Dubai Frame". Standing high at 150 meters, this project was created and titled by award-winning architect Fernano Donis, who was in charge of designing Dubai's Porsche Design Towers and the Dubai Renaissance Tower.
The idea behind the project was to allow visitors to view the modern Dubai landmarks from one side and the older party of the emirate from the other side.
The Frame was initially supposed to be finished by the end of 2015 and in October 2016, announcements were made that the Frame was 80 percent completed. The newest update is that the opening date of The Frame is getting closer.
Gulf News published a report by Dawood Al-Hajri, the Engineering and Planning Sector assistant director-general, claiming that the golden infrastructure is on-track to open before the end of 2017, not mentioning a specific date.
The Frame consists of 2 towers, each being 150 meters high, connected by a 100 square-meter bridge.
This project won't be just a way to observe the city's landmarks; a statement issued by Dubai Municipality mentions that the Frame will contain interior spaces on the ground floor (the horizontal connective rib on the bottom of the frame) that will be used for exhibitions, showing the ways in which the city has evolved since the 1960's until today.
Work began on the structure's gold stainless-steel metalwork back in March of this year, which can be noticed on the Frame's glass bridge.
The gold rings on the side of the bridges were inspired by Expo 2020's logo, which represents the theme "connecting minds, creating the future."
The 160 million AED project is predicted to become a massive tourist attraction in the largest UAE emirate, alongside landmarks such as Burj Khalifa and Burj Al Arab.