Reiser + Umemoto designed the O-14 Tower in Dubai. This 22-story commercial building on a two-story podium. Its construction was started in February 2007. O-14 offers more than 300,000 square feet for business offices.
Dubai - the second largest emirate of the same name with its capital - stretched along the coast of the Persian Gulf for 72 km on either side of a narrow, sunken sea estuary Creek (Creek). Its area is 3885 square kilometers -
About 5% of the total area of the UAE, excluding the islands. But at small sizes Dubai - the main business center of the Middle East, one of the largest centers of international trade and tourism on the coast, the heart of the commercial life of the state. The population of the emirate to date has exceeded one million. Archaeological excavations indicate that fishing settlements existed in this place more than 4,000 years ago. Dubai sometimes called the "Paris of the Persian Gulf." Dubai in the past - a small coastal village.
Now it is a modern city with a unique shape, situated on the shores of the bay, which divides it into two parts - the East, Deira and Bur Dubai, located on the western shore of the bay. Most of the cultural and historical attractions such as the House of Sheikh Zayed Road (Sheikh Zaeed House), Dubai Museum (Dubai Museum), Cultural - Heritage Village (Heritage Village), located in Bur Dubai (Bur Dubai).
This part of the city near the mouth of the estuary Deira connects underwater road tunnel. Deira (Deira) is considered to be the area of wholesale and retail trade, once away from the underwater tunnel markets are: fish (Fish Market), fruit (Fruit Souk), Spice Market (Spice Souk) and the world-famous Gold Souk (Gold Souk). Just east of Dubai attracts an abundance of shopping centers and the large number of diverse stores, where you can buy every single dress from electronics to high fashion. Over the past 30 years transformed the emirate of Dubai, architectural innovations have changed his view from the ancient eastern city to a modern metropolis.