KhaleejTimes | dubai
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Dubai’s skyline will soon have a new addition in the form of an iconic 50-storey tower, which will be the world’s tallest work of art in the form of a building.
As it will be called, the Clothespin Tower will be erected in an undisclosed location in Dubai, hopefully by 2026. It will be the first massive piece of art that will allow people to be a part of it by looking at it, entering and living there. .
The massive urban skyscraper – expected to be 170m tall – will be shaped like a clothespin. It will take on a unique dimension in the hands of the famous Israeli artist Zygo, known for his series of revolutionary sculptures, the clothespin project being the highlight of his career.
The idea of the clothespin is based on Zygo’s theory which shows that the clothespin is a whole object constructed with two identical halves that complement each other. Without each other they mean nothing, but together they represent something useful – a clothespin. This Zygo calls a symbol of unity, love, peace and togetherness.
The world’s first art tower will have a commercial section for a mall, contemporary art galleries and restaurants, while another part will house a luxury hotel and also a residential area with apartments.
Uniquely, the tower will be compatible with cryptocurrencies. Guess can use cryptocurrency for transactions in the mall, hotel, and tower stores.
To introduce UAE residents to the concept of clothespin and what it means, the Clothespin Tower team has already soft-launched Zygo Art Gallery at Wafi Mall, Dubai. It has offered exhibitions of Zygo artwork over the years, including new works that have never been exhibited before.
The artist and the Clothespin Tower team will officially launch the gallery and unveil the Clothespin Tower concept on October 5 at the gallery in the presence of the artist Zygo himself, who will come to the UAE for the first time for the official launch.
Speaking to Israel’s Khaleej Times, entrepreneur Jacob Carl, whose team, along with the artist, is behind the project, said: “The tower will be based on the clothespin theory of Zygo which depicts two similar halves separated and coming together, depicting a union of divided souls. Zygo’s main goal is to connect with human emotion and portray the laundry tower as a symbol of hope and hope. eternal love between two divided souls who come together to unite.
“The clothespin also represents the relationship between Israel and the United Arab Emirates which is based on love, peace and hope and will remind people of the strong bond between the two countries.”
He added that construction of the tower is expected to start in 2023 and be completed by 2026.
“It’s not just another beautiful and cool skyscraper in the emirates; it includes a deep philosophical concept with a highly emotional meaning. The idea is to make art accessible to everyone, offering a new emotional experience to its people. Residents and guests can visit, live and work in the greatest work of art ever created,” Carl told the Khaleej Times.